WOBURN, England (AP) — England's Matthew Fitzpatrick birdied his final two holes to card a seven-under par round of 64 and lead by one stroke on the first day of the British Masters at Woburn on Thursday.
The 21-year-old Fitzpatrick made six birdies and an eagle in his opening round to edge ahead of Marc Warren, Lee Slattery, Soren Kjeldsen and Robert Karlsson, who all shot a 65.
Bridgestone Invitational winner Shane Lowry is two shots behind...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are going with a speedy roster for their AL Division Series against Houston, including pinch runner Terrance Gore at the expense of outfielder Jonny Gomes.
The Royals acquired Gomes from the Atlanta Braves late in the season. But while Gomes excels against left-handed pitchers, and the Astros are starting lefty Scott Kazmir on Friday, Kansas City manager Ned Yost elected to go with a more versatile lineup....
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will miss Thursday night's game against the Winnipeg Jets because he's not ready to return after an upper body injury.
The 2009 Norris Trophy winner has been out since he sustained the injury in a Sept. 24 exhibition against the New York Rangers. Coach Claude Julien says after the morning skate that Chara won't be active for the season opener.
LONDON (AP) — Declaring that "enough is enough," IOC President Thomas Bach called Thursday for an "external presidential candidate" to take over FIFA and restore credibility to world soccer's scandal-scarred governing body.
In a strongly worded statement, the International Olympic Committee president said FIFA must speed up its reform process and consider appointing a respected outside figure who can bring legitimacy and public confidence to the body.