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10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


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Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 14, 2014 in San Diego, CaliforniaLos Angeles (AFP) - Revenge is a strong motivational tool, and less than seven months after being clobbered in Super Bowl 48, the Denver Broncos will get another crack at the league champion Seattle Seahawks.


Sept 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Wales Open at the par-71 course on Friday in Newport. The cut was set at 143. ...

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Seattle SeahawksBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, after more than a week out of public view, will hold a news conference on Friday on the league's handling of domestic violence as he looks to quell one of the biggest crises in NFL history. The 55-year-old Goodell has been under fire over the NFL's slow and fumbled response to the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and questions about his leadership mushroomed as other cases came to light. ...


File photograph shows Golfer Watson and PGA of America president Bishop speaking to the press after being introduced as Ryder Cup captain in New YorkBy Martyn Herman ST ALBANS England (Reuters) - An imposing oil portrait of one Samuel Ryder adorns a wall in Verulam Golf Club's oak-panelled bar, just in front of a panoramic window overlooking the 18th hole named after him. The 109-year-old James Braid-designed course, just north of London in Hertfordshire, is dotted with members and societies enjoying a leisurely round in balmy September sunshine. ...


Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday: - - - - SOCCER Euro 2020 London's Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020 GENEVA - UEFA president Michel Platini's vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition on Friday as London's Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 with 12 other cities joining the party. (UEFA-EURO/, moved, by Martyn Herman, 700 words) - - LONDON - We continue the build-up to the weekend's Premier League matches when champions Manchester City play league leaders Chelsea. ...

French player Karine Icher makes her final approach to the 18th green during the Women's British Open Golf championships at St Andrews in Scotland, on August 7, 2007London (AFP) - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews on Thursday voted to allow women members for the first time in its 260-year history.


NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons(Reuters) - The Atlanta Falcons punished Tampa Bay on the ground and through the air as they blasted the Buccaneers 56-14 on Thursday with Devin Hester setting a record for touchdown returns. The Falcons scored 21 points in the first quarter and grabbed a 35-0 lead by halftime at the Georgia Dome. Hester scored two first-half touchdowns, the second of which was from a 62-yard punt return to set a NFL record with the 20th TD of his career from a kick return. Hester danced his way into the end zone with his best impersonation of Deion Sanders, the Hall of Famer he passed to set the mark. ...


Wide receiver Jerome Simpson of the Minnesota Vikings tries to get past Avery Williamson of the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on August 28, 2014 in Nashville, TennesseeMinneapolis (AFP) - The Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Jerome Simpson following his latest run-in with the law, as the NFL grapples with a string of high-profile off-the-field incidents.


Stacy Lewis plays a shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill Senator Course on September 18, 2014 in Prattville, AlabamaPrattville (United States) (AFP) - Stacy Lewis and South Korea's Hur Mi-Jung share the lead after shooting bogey-free eight-under 64s on Thursday during the opening round of the LPGA Tour's Yokohama Tire Classic.


Rory McIlroy, seen here at the East Lake Golf Club on September 14, 2014 in Atlanta, USA, has taken a break from golf in the week leading up the the Ryder CupEdinburgh (AFP) - Paul McGinley's Europe will start as hot favourites to retain the Ryder Cup against Tom Watson's United States at Gleneagles, Scotland next week.


Barry Bonds attends a press conference on March 10, 2014 in Scottsdale, ArizonaLos Angeles (AFP) - A panel of US judges called into question Thursday home-run king Barry Bonds' conviction for giving evasive testimony about doping, as they heard an appeal against the ruling.


Former manager of the Texas Rangers Ron Washington, pictured here on September 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri, says he resigned over marital infidelityDallas (AFP) - Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that his resignation earlier this month was the result of him "not being true to his wife."


MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at San Francisco GiantsBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several U.S. appeals court judges appeared skeptical on Thursday about the Department of Justice's attempt to preserve a criminal conviction against baseball home run king Barry Bonds that resulted from a steroids probe. The case involves testimony Bonds gave to a grand jury in 2003 about whether he used steroids to help him bash more long balls. Last year, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed a conviction against him for obstruction of justice. However, the full 9th Circuit voted to rehear the case. ...


St. Andrews souvenirBy Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and paved the way for them to play a role in the governance of the game. More than 75 percent of the club's 2,400 worldwide members, voting in person and via proxy and postal votes, took part and 85 percent were in favour of the change. ...


Workers construct the golf field for the 2016 Olympic Games on May 21, 2014 atop Reserva de Marapendi, a protected forest area in Barra of TijucaRio de Janeiro (AFP) - The return of golf to the Olympics after what will be 112 years by the time Rio hosts South America's first Games in 2016 comes amid accusations environmental laws were got round to build the facility in a nature reserve, horrifying ecologists.


Running back Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals scores a touchdown on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New JerseyPhoenix (AFP) - NFL running back Jonathan Dwyer was placed on the Arizona Cardinals' reserve non-injury list Thursday, one day after being arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse.


Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (R) runs against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium in East RutherfordBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Football League is showing signs of getting off the sidelines in the brouhaha over domestic violence and taking up a new playbook. The Arizona Cardinals suspended Jonathan Dwyer after his arrest on charges of head-butting and breaking the nose of a woman. The Baltimore Ravens invited fans to trade in jerseys of former star player Ray Rice, who has been indefinitely suspended for punching out his wife. ...


By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - The Royal & Ancient golf club's decision to allow women members after 260 years on Thursday has been widely welcomed within and beyond the game. Here are a selection of reactions to the vote, which was passed with an 85 percent majority: Peter Dawson, chief executive of the R&A: "This is a very important and positive day in the history of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. "The R&A has served the sport of golf well for 260 years and I am confident that the club will continue to do so in future with the support of all its members, both women and men. ...

Netherland's Joost Luiten watches his shot on day two of the 2014 British Open Golf Championship in Hoylake, England on July 18, 2014Newport (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Joost Luiten led the Wales Open by one shot after the first round on Thursday as the buildup to next week's Ryder Cup gave some players a chance to hone their game.


Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (R) runs against the New York GiantsBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer posted bond and was released from a county jail on Thursday, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault in the latest domestic violence case involving a National Football League player. Dwyer was taken into custody on Wednesday hours after two other NFL teams placed players embroiled in domestic violence cases on leaves of absence amid intensifying criticism from corporate sponsors and politicians of America's top sports league. ...


Anirban Lahiri of India watches his tee shot during the first round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in HoylakeKUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired 10 birdies to race to the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Asian Tour's Selangor Masters in the Malaysian capital on Thursday. The 27-year-old signed off on a seven-under-par 64 to sit two shots clear of compatriot S.S.P. Chowrasia and Taiwan's Chan Yih-shin at the 1.3 million Malaysian Ringgit ($400,000) event. "I’m really happy with how I played. I got off to a good start and made a couple of good putts. It could have been even better. ...


Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday: - - - - SOCCER Europa League group stage Sevilla begin Europa League title defence against Feyenoord LONDON - Europa League champions Sevilla get their title defence underway against Feyenoord, with five former European champions among the 48 teams contesting this season's group stage. ...

Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals takes the field before the pre-season NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Glendale, Arizona on August 24, 2014Los Angeles (AFP) - Another NFL team benched a player Wednesday over suspicion of domestic violence, deepening the woes of America's richest and most popular sports league.


Ray Rice before the start of a game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas on August 16, 2014Los Angeles (AFP) - The NFL, which has built a multi-billion dollar empire out of its violent and quintessentially American game, is under attack as never before over its handling of off-field violence involving players.


CJ Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, in California, on September 17, 2014Anaheim (United States) (AFP) - Angels pitcher CJ Wilson shut down Seattle for seven innings and CJ Cron smacked a three-run home run as Anaheim beat the Mariners 5-0 and clinched the American League West division title on Wednesday.


Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday: - - - - SOCCER Champions League We will have follow-ups of the various Champions League matches (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/, expect by 1100 GMT/7 AM ET) - - Europa League group stage Sevilla begin Europa League title defence against Feyenoord LONDON - Europa League champions Sevilla get their title defence underway against Feyenoord, with five former European champions among the 48 teams contesting this season's group stage. ...
By Peter Rutherford INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - The president of the Olympic Council of Asia has thrown his support behind baseball's bid to return to the program at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who also heads the powerful Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), told Reuters in an interview that Tokyo had all the infrastructure and facilities in place to fit baseball into the program. Baseball and softball were on the Olympic program from 1992 to 2008 but voted out in a secret ballot in 2005, becoming the first sports to be removed since polo in 1936. ...

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson leaves the field after a season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers in Green BayBy Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken (Reuters) - Another National Football League player was arrested on domestic violence allegations hours after two teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended players enmeshed in similar cases on Wednesday. The charges against Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer of aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence in late July come amid intensifying criticism from corporate sponsors and politicians toward America's top sports league. ...


LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Jacklin, Europe's most successful Ryder Cup captain having won two and tied one of his four matches in charge between 1983-89, gives Reuters his view of the 12 players who will represent the United States at Gleneagles from Sept. 26-28. - - Bubba Watson Age: 35 Previous Ryder Cup appearances: 2010, 2012 He is a great player, no doubt. The only reservation about Bubba is that we don't know much about his match play pedigree. He is something of an unknown quantity in the Ryder Cup. ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Jacklin, Europe's most successful Ryder Cup captain having won two and tied one of his four matches in charge between 1983-89, gives Reuters his view of the 12 players who will represent the holders against the U.S. at Gleneagles from Sept. 26-28. - - Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) Age: 25 Previous Ryder Cup appearances: 2010, 2012 Rory's had a fantastic year, winning two majors, and his achievements will filter down and give the rest of the European team enormous confidence. ...
By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Match-play golf is nigh on impossible to predict and it is flashes of inspiration and key momentum shifts that often decide the destiny of the Ryder Cup, according to former captain Tony Jacklin. The 70-year-old Englishman, Europe's most successful skipper having registered two wins and one tie in his four matches in charge between 1983-89, says it is the unsung heroes who regularly come to the fore in the biennial clash between Europe and the United States. ...

Tony Jacklin of England tees off on the first hole during the first round of the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament in HaikouBy Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Jacklin, the most decorated European Ryder Cup captain of all time, has urged Paul McGinley to go with his gut instincts when the Irishman leads the holders into battle against the U.S. at Gleneagles later this month. Jacklin was an inspirational general between 1983-89, winning two and tying one of his four matches in charge as Europe ended a 28-year American stranglehold on the biennial team event. ...


PGA: The Tour Championship by Coca-Cola-First RoundBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The ploy by the United States to draw extra motivation from a stinging loss to Europe at Medinah two years ago could prove to be "a double-edged sword" for them at next week's Ryder Cup in Scotland, Justin Rose told Reuters. U.S. captain Tom Watson has already pinpointed that 2012 defeat outside Chicago as a focal point for his team, saying the Americans will be driven to make amends for one of their most harrowing experiences in the biennial competition. ...


U.S. golfer and former Masters champion Johnson throws the ball to his caddy on the ninth hole while practicing before the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf ClubBy Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - American Zach Johnson says he does not need any extra motivation at this month's Ryder Cup in Scotland where the United States will bid to improve on a dismal record of seven losses to Europe in the last nine editions. The last time the teams met, in what became known as the 'Meltdown at Medinah' in 2012, the Americans threw away a commanding four-point lead going into the last-day singles to lose by 14-1/2 points to 13-1/2. This year's U.S. ...


NFL: Preseason-Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota VikingsBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Detectives in Phoenix arrested Jonathan Dwyer, a running back with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, on charges of aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence in late July, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The Phoenix Police Department gave few details but said the incidents involved a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child. In an email, Sergeant Trent Crump said Dwyer "admitted to the incidents, however, denied any physical assaults. ...


Sept 18 (Reuters) - List of Ryder Cup results ahead of the40th edition of the biennial team event at Gleneagles, Scotlandfrom Sept. 26-28:2012 Medinah, IllinoisU.S. 13-1/2 Europe 14-1/22010 Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales U.S. 13-1/2 Europe 14-1/22008 Valhalla, Louisville, KentuckyU.S. 16-1/2 Europe 11-1/2 2006 K Club, Straffan, IrelandU.S. 9-1/2 Europe 18-1/2 2004 Oakland Hills, Detroit, MichiganU.S. 9-1/2 Europe 18-1/2 2002 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, EnglandU.S. 12-1/2 Europe 15-1/2 1999 Country Club, Brookline, MarylandU.S. 14-1/2 Europe 13-1/2 1997 Valderrama, Sotogrande, SpainU.S. ...
LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Tony Jacklin, Europe's most successful Ryder Cup captain having won two and tied one of his four matches in charge between 1983-89, gives Reuters his view of the 12 players who will represent the holders against the U.S. at Gleneagles from Sept. 26-28. - - Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) Age: 25 Previous Ryder Cup appearances: 2010, 2012 Rory's had a fantastic year, winning two majors, and his achievements will filter down and give the rest of the European team enormous confidence. ...
By Tony Jimenez LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Tony Jacklin, the most decorated European Ryder Cup captain of all time, has urged Paul McGinley to go with his gut instincts when the Irishman leads the holders into battle against the U.S. at Gleneagles later this month. Jacklin was an inspirational general between 1983-89, winning two and tying one of his four matches in charge as Europe ended a 28-year American stranglehold on the biennial team event. ...

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