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  1. U.S. repeats as Solheim Cup champion


    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there and restored their dominance in the Solheim Cup

    Lexi Thompson, left, comes back from four holes down to halve the day’s first singles match with Europe’s Anna Nordqvist to set the tone for the United States.
  2. Tom Jones' Two Cents: Bucs, Jaguars both get blame for terrible preseason ratings

    TV and Radio

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst of a weekend in televised sports.

    Worst matchup

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) tries to get past Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Brian Dixon (41) and safety Barry Church (42) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) JVS119
  3. U.S. widens Solheim Cup lead


    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The United States took a 101/2- 51/2 lead over Europe on Saturday in the Solheim Cup, matching its biggest advantage entering the final day.

    Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome, left, celebrates with Brittany Lang during their winning fourball match for the Americans.
  4. U.S. sweeps fourball, takes Solheim Cup lead


    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup.

  5. Tiger Woods reportedly had THC, four other drugs in system at time of arrest


    Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when police pulled him over in the middle of the night and arrested him on suspicion of DUI in Jupiter on Memorial Day weekend, according to a toxicology report released Monday by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office.

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  6. Justin Thomas wins first major at PGA Championship (w/ video)


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas remembers hearing the roar before he saw the shot.

    Justin Thomas applauds the crowd after finishing his final round and then waits for
the rest of the field to wrap up to make his victory official. “I really, truly felt like I was going to win,” he says of his tournament mind-set.
  7. Tom Jones' Two Cents: It's preseason for Bucs TV announcers, too

    TV and Radio

    tom jones' two cents

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Most mediocre

    CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 11: Vernon Hargreaves III #28 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers intercepts a pass at the goal line intended for Brandon LaFell #11 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter of a preseason game at Paul Brown Stadium on August 11, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) 700069824
  8. Kevin Kisner leads PGA Championship (w/video)


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Kisner survived a calamitous finish at the PGA Championship on Saturday thanks to a good bounce off a bridge that allowed him to escape with a bogey and take a one-shot lead into the final round at Quail Hollow.

    Kevin Kisner finishes double bogey-par-bogey for 1-over 72 and a one-stroke lead after Round 3 of the PGA Championship.
  9. Hideki Matsuyama ties Kevin Kisner for PGA Championship Round 2 lead


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hideki Matsuyama never looks satisfied with his shots or his score, no matter how good they look. Perhaps it will take winning a major to change that.

    CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 11:  Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his third shot on the 16th hole  during the second round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 11, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images) 692256473
  10. Lecanto golfer nets three holes-in-one over 11 days


    Dave Devendorf, 66, is a talented golfer with a 4 handicap. But even scratch golfers don't have the kind of stretch he had recently.

    Dave Devendorf recently had three holes-in-one in a span of 11 days at the Black Diamond Ranch Golf Club in Lecanto.



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