Tag: Australia

Day wins a major: 5 things we learned at the PGA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Jason Day posted a picture of the Wanamaker Trophy on his Twitter account along with a message that said everything: "Ding dong the witch is dead." Yes, Day finally broke through and won his first major. No more what-ifs for the kid from Beaudesert, Australia. In breaking through, he went where no other golfer had gone before. His 20-under score to win the PGA Championship set a new major record in relation to par. And nobody will ever say he took the easy route. He played in the final group with Jordan Spieth and never...

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The ‘world’s first unstealable bike’ goes into production #Yerkas

(CNN) — Three young entrepreneurs claim to have solved a problem that makes every cyclist’s blood boil — they have invented the world’s first “unstealable” bike. The theft of two bikes from one of the inventors pushed the former engineering students from Chile to tackle the exasperating crime. Their solution? To create a frame that is dismantled and reconnected to make a lock — all in just 10 seconds, according to its creators. Fitted on a stylish steel frame, the bike’s aluminum downtube splits in two to allow the seat tube to form a steadfast lock around any tree,...

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Smallest group of US men competing in Wimbledon since 1947

LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. Three are scheduled to be in first-round action Tuesday: 31st-seeded Jack Sock, 37th-ranked Sam Querrey, and 77th-ranked Tim Smyczek. The 22-year-old Sock – who was born in Nebraska, later lived in Kansas City, and now is based in Florida – is seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in singles. A year ago at the All England Club, he lost in the second round of singles, but...

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US defeats China 1-0, plays Germany in World Cup semifinals

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity on field. Aided by tweaks in the lineup, the 32-year-old midfielder was able to roam more Friday night, scoring for the United States in a 1-0 victory over China that sent the Americans to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup against Germany. “These are the moments I live for,” she said of her goal on a 51st-minute header. “Having the freedom to attack and do what I do best enabled me to create some chances. Just overall so happy we got the win – and...

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Five things to know from NBA Finals practices

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — They talked about ending championship droughts, starting new traditions and building legacies. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors met with the media Wednesday in their final practices before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Here are five things that came up along the way: — STARVING FOR TITLES: There are even more discussed droughts in rain-deprived Northern California this week. Cleveland hasn’t won a sports championship in 51 years, the longest of any city with at least three major professional teams. The Warriors are in the finals for the first time...

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