Brian T. Smith
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Kerr makes a late run before bad luck at 18 seals win for Miyazato
Ai Miyazato reclaimed the top spot in the world rankings, winning the LPGA Safeway Classic on Sunday for her fifth victory of the year.
World's No. 2-ranked golf up by three going into final round
Ai Miyazato stretched her lead to three strokes Saturday during the second round of the LPGA Safeway Classic.
LPGA golfer used weighted donut to warm up on course
Juli Inkster learned Saturday evening after walking off the Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course that she had been disqualified from the Safeway Classic.
World's second-ranked golfer ahead by one shot
Ai Miyazato shot 6-under-par 66 during the first round Friday at Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course, and leads the Safeway Classic by one stroke.
Former winners return to LPGA Safeway Classic
M.J. Hur is eager to hold up and raise the Safeway Classic trophy again. Hur, who won the 2009 LPGA tournament at Pumpkin Ridge, referred to her first professional title as a once-in-a-lifetime event. The South Korean gained prestige and added newfound confidence.
Penalized for detrimental statements
Portland Trail Blazers guard Rudy Fernandez has been fined $25,000 for public statements detrimental to the NBA, the league announced Thursday.
Agent says guard will not return to Portland
Rudy Fernandez is "done" with the Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA, his agent, Andy Miller, said Wednesday.
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Branch will scout NBA; Rosenberry focuses on college
The Portland Trail Blazers officially hired Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry on Thursday as assistant general managers, Blazers general manager Rich Cho announced. The Columbian first reported the pending hires Tuesday.
Cho's first hires as GM
The Portland Trail Blazers officially hired Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry on Thursday as assistant general managers, Blazers general manager Rich Cho announced.