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August 24, 2009 | Associated Press
The United States didn't want to be called the favorite at the Solheim Cup. Winner has a much better ring to it. Morgan Pressel delivered the clinching point with her 3-and-2 victory over Anna Nordqvist on Sunday, and the Americans won their third straight Solheim Cup with a 16-12 decision over Europe at Sugar Grove, Ill. After Nordqvist missed an eight-footer to keep the match going, Pressel's teammates, who had been watching at the...
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September 23, 2013 | Wire reports
The San Jose Sharks will be without forward Raffi Torres for the start of the season because of an injured right knee. Torres was injured in a collision with Ducks forward Emerson Etem on Friday night. Torres and the Sharks will decide in the next few days whether he needs surgery. If he rehabilitates the injury, he might miss only the first month. If he needs surgery, he would probably be sidelined three to four months. The Sharks signed Torres to a three-year, $6-million contract in June.
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August 14, 2013 | By David Wharton
The U.S. women will be seeking revenge when the Solheim Cup tees off at the Colorado Golf Club later this week. Two years ago, the Americans headed into the final day of the Cup tied 8-8 with Europe but watched their three toughest players -- Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr -- struggle in the wind and rain en route to a 15-13 loss. “I remember the feeling waking up Monday morning in Ireland and thinking, 'Man, I'm going to have to listen to the Europeans for two years,"' said Angela Stanford, another team member.
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September 23, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When the Solheim Cup, a team competition that pits women golfers from the United States against Europe, returns to the United States in 2017, it will be at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, which hosted the 1999 U.S. Senior Open Championship. The U.S. lost the Cup to Europe last month in Colorado. The top-ranked U.S. golfer, Stacy Lewis, said, "Playing in the Solheim Cup is one of the greatest experiences that you can have as a golfer. The atmosphere and excitement that's created by the fans is unlike any other event in golf and I can't wait to see the amazing display put on by the great fans in Des Moines.” The 2015 Solheim Cup will take place at Golf Course St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
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August 23, 2009 | Associated Press
The Solheim Cup is coming down to the singles. Michelle Wie and Cristie Kerr overcame a dismal final two holes to win their match at Sugar Grove, Ill., giving the United States a split in the afternoon foursomes Saturday and sending the Americans into today's 12 single matches tied. Both teams have eight points; the United States needs 14 points to win the Cup for a third straight time, while Europe needs 14 1/2 points to claim its first victory on U.S. soil. The afternoon matches weren't the Americans' finest -- there were two big losses, and Wie and Kerr struggled down the stretch.
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September 23, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When the Solheim Cup, a team competition that pits women golfers from the United States against Europe, returns to the United States in 2017, it will be at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, which hosted the 1999 U.S. Senior Open Championship. The U.S. lost the Cup to Europe last month in Colorado. The top-ranked U.S. golfer, Stacy Lewis, said, "Playing in the Solheim Cup is one of the greatest experiences that you can have as a golfer. The atmosphere and excitement that's created by the fans is unlike any other event in golf and I can't wait to see the amazing display put on by the great fans in Des Moines.” The 2015 Solheim Cup will take place at Golf Course St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
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September 25, 2011 | Wire reports
Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 on Sunday, finishing powerfully to beat the United States, 15-13, at Killeen Castle in Dunsany, Ireland. Norway's Suzann Pettersen turned the momentum Europe's way when she recovered from 1 down with birdies on the last three holes to beat Michelle Wie by one hole. Her win left Europe needing only one point from the last two singles to win the trophy, but the side captained by Alison Nicholas did even better.
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August 16, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The top-ranked U.S. player, Stacy Lewis, went 0-2 Friday for the United States in the first day of Solheim Cup golf play between the U.S. and Europe on Friday, and Europe held a 5-3 lead. One of the happiest Americans had been one of the most controversial choices. Michelle Wie made the winning putt in the afternoon to give her and her partner Cristie Kerr a 2 and 1 win over Catriona Matthew and Charley Hull. Wie couldn't stop smiling after her win. "I love match play, I love the Solheim Cup and I love Cristie Kerr," Wie said.
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September 22, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Ryann O'Toole was as surprised as anybody when she was chosen for the U.S. Solheim Cup team, the women's golf equivalent to the Ryder Cup. When captain Rosie Jones called O'Toole's name last month, O'Toole said she thought, "Wow, Rosie's going with her gut rather than going with the stats. She went out on a limb and now, yeah, now it's up to me. " The U.S. begins Solheim Cup competition Friday at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Killeen Castle course in Dunsany, Ireland. O'Toole's 11 teammates include Michelle Wie, playing assistant captain Juli Inkster and 2011 LPGA tournament winners Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lincicome.
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September 11, 1998 | THOMAS BONK
It's not the Ryder Cup, but the Solheim Cup has made some progress in its five years as the women's version of the biennial match-play rivalry between the United States and Europe. Next week's Solheim Cup can't equal the Ryder Cup in history, but it's trying to capture that same, uh, feeling. Like the time Dottie Pepper said 'Yes!' when her European opponent missed a short putt.
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August 16, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The top-ranked U.S. player, Stacy Lewis, went 0-2 Friday for the United States in the first day of Solheim Cup golf play between the U.S. and Europe on Friday, and Europe held a 5-3 lead. One of the happiest Americans had been one of the most controversial choices. Michelle Wie made the winning putt in the afternoon to give her and her partner Cristie Kerr a 2 and 1 win over Catriona Matthew and Charley Hull. Wie couldn't stop smiling after her win. "I love match play, I love the Solheim Cup and I love Cristie Kerr," Wie said.
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August 15, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
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August 14, 2013 | By David Wharton
Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison hasn't spent much time around the media during the run-up to the 2013 America's Cup final -- his boat is the defending champ -- but the tech billionaire spoke up this week, discussing changes to the traditional race and the accident that killed British sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson. The Cup holder gets to dictate the parameters of the next race. As owner of Oracle Team USA, Ellison decided to hold it in San Francisco Bay instead of open sea. He also selected the AC72 catamaran, a boat that some believe is too expensive and dangerous.
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August 14, 2013 | By David Wharton
The U.S. women will be seeking revenge when the Solheim Cup tees off at the Colorado Golf Club later this week. Two years ago, the Americans headed into the final day of the Cup tied 8-8 with Europe but watched their three toughest players -- Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr -- struggle in the wind and rain en route to a 15-13 loss. “I remember the feeling waking up Monday morning in Ireland and thinking, 'Man, I'm going to have to listen to the Europeans for two years,"' said Angela Stanford, another team member.
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April 6, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
RANCHO MIRAGE -- Suzann Pettersen, who runs turns 32 on Sunday, is tied for third midway through the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA's first major of the season. Pettersen has been runner-up in this event three times but has never won it. She's a six-time member of the European Solheim Cup team and has a one major title, the LPGA Championship. Pettersen, of Norway, finished her round of five-under 67 with birdies on the last four holes. "I played really solid today," Pettersen said.
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September 25, 2011 | Wire reports
Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 on Sunday, finishing powerfully to beat the United States, 15-13, at Killeen Castle in Dunsany, Ireland. Norway's Suzann Pettersen turned the momentum Europe's way when she recovered from 1 down with birdies on the last three holes to beat Michelle Wie by one hole. Her win left Europe needing only one point from the last two singles to win the trophy, but the side captained by Alison Nicholas did even better.
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September 15, 2003 | From Wire Reports
U.S. captain Patty Sheehan knew the Solheim Cup was over. She just didn't think the Europeans would take it so literally. In a bizarre conclusion Sunday, the five matches still in progress were conceded when Europe clinched the cup by reaching 14 1/2 points, and players walked off the course at Loddekopinge, Sweden. "It went into instant chaos," Sheehan said. "I didn't know what was happening."
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September 19, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dottie Pepper hit Team USA's first shot and was the emotional leader the rest of the day, scoring two points as the Americans took a 5 1/2-2 1/2 lead over Team Europe after Friday's opening rounds of the Solheim Cup--the women's equivalent of the men's Ryder Cup--at Dublin, Ohio.
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September 23, 2011 | Wire reports
The NHL said Friday that the throwing of a banana from the stands during an exhibition hockey game involving a black player was "stupid and ignorant. " The banana was thrown from the crowd in London, Ontario, on Thursday as Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds , who is black, was skating toward the Detroit goal during a shootout. "We have millions of great fans who show tremendous respect for our players and for the game," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.
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September 22, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Ryann O'Toole was as surprised as anybody when she was chosen for the U.S. Solheim Cup team, the women's golf equivalent to the Ryder Cup. When captain Rosie Jones called O'Toole's name last month, O'Toole said she thought, "Wow, Rosie's going with her gut rather than going with the stats. She went out on a limb and now, yeah, now it's up to me. " The U.S. begins Solheim Cup competition Friday at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Killeen Castle course in Dunsany, Ireland. O'Toole's 11 teammates include Michelle Wie, playing assistant captain Juli Inkster and 2011 LPGA tournament winners Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lincicome.
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