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Golf: New rules meant to be make golf faster, fairer and simpler

(Reuters) - The New Year will usher in dozens of new rules in the biggest revamp of golf regulations in decades, even if at the recreational level it is more a case of catching up to what many casual players have been doing for years anyway. Read More


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NBA roundup: Harden produces 50-point triple-double

James Harden recorded a 50-point triple-double and came through during a decisive stretch in the fourth quarter to lift the host Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. More »


NHL roundup: Lightning's Vasilevskiy shines in return

Anthony Cirelli and Nikita Kucherov each had a goal and an assist, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made a career-best 48 saves in his first game since Nov. 10, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 Thursday night. More »


NFL notebook: Wentz reportedly fractured vertebra

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra in his back that might keep him out of Sunday's game, according to multiple reports. More »


MLB notebook: Encarnacion, Santana highlight 3-team deal

The Cleveland Indians traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion to the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Santana on Thursday as part of a three-team deal that also included the Tampa Bay Rays. More »


NBA notebook: Nowitzki slated to return against Suns

Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki is expected to make his season debut Thursday night against the Phoenix Suns, ESPN reported. More »


NBA: Complacency the biggest challenge for Warriors - coach

(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors need to stay hungry for success or see their hopes of a third successive title evaporate, head coach Steve Kerr told reporters on Thursday. More »


Reports: Riot Games suspends COO

Riot Games recently handed chief operating officer Scott Gelb a two-month, unpaid suspension in response to his workplace harassment of employees, Kotaku reported Thursday. More »


Encarnacion traded to Mariners for Santana in three-team deal

The Cleveland Indians on Thursday traded slugger Edwin Encarnacion to the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Santana as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Tampa Bay Rays, the Indians confirmed. More »


College football notebook: Murray takes first step toward NFL

Quarterback Kyler Murray was one of the underclassmen whose names Oklahoma submitted to the NFL College Advisory Committee, Sports Illustrated reported Thursday. That could imply a change of plans for Murray, an outfielder selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft. More »


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