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An eyes Olympic, Presidents Cup spots after Wentworth win

Byeong-Hun An of South Korea watches his tee shot during the final round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in HoylakeBy Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) - An Byeong-hun's victory at last month's BMW PGA Championship could help open the door to Olympic and Presidents Cup berths, but the South Korean golfer knows he has a long way to go to match the exploits of his sporting parents. An achieved the biggest win of his career in the lucrative European Tour event at Wentworth and his subsequent vault up the world rankings could help earn him a spot on the International Team at the Presidents Cup later this year. South Korea will host the Presidents Cup at Incheon's Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea from Oct. 8-11 An's rise to 52nd in the world makes him South Korea's leading golfer, which could also see him follow in the footsteps of his parents, who both won Olympic medals in table tennis.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:27:41 -0400
Golf-An eyes Olympic, Presidents Cup spots after Wentworth win

By Peter Rutherford SEOUL, June 3 (Reuters) - An Byeong-hun's victory at last month's BMW PGA Championship could help open the door to Olympic and Presidents Cup berths, but the South Korean golfer knows he has a long way to go to match the exploits of his sporting parents. An achieved the biggest win of his career in the lucrative European Tour event at Wentworth and his subsequent vault up the world rankings could help earn him a spot on the International Team at the Presidents Cup later this year. South Korea will host the Presidents Cup at Incheon's Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea from Oct. 8-11 An's rise to 52nd in the world makes him South Korea's leading golfer, which could also see him follow in the footsteps of his parents, who both won Olympic medals in table tennis.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:52:10 -0400
Panthers' Newton signs five-year contract extension

NFL: Divisional Round-Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks(Reuters) - Dynamic Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has signed a lucrative five-year contract extension that will keep him with the National Football League team through the 2020 season as he targets the franchise's first Super Bowl. "My main focus is trying to bring the Lombardi Trophy to the Carolinas by any means necessary," said the twice Pro Bowler who became the first player in the NFL to accumulate 10,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards through his first four seasons. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded each year to the winning team of the NFL's championship game, the Super Bowl.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:48:37 -0400
'King James' has Cavaliers near promised glory

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers brings the ball up court in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland, OhioWhen LeBron James left behind the Miami Heat last July after four consecutive NBA Finals trips to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, he never dreamed to be so close to a title so soon. At the beginning of the season I couldn't," James said.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:43:08 -0400
Hot Curry spices Warriors bid to end title drought

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates late in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, CaliforniaWith Stephen Curry taking NBA Most Valuable Player honors and rookie coach Steve Kerr setting the tone, the Golden State Warriors are on the verge of their first title since 1975. The Warriors led the league with a 67-15 record, setting a team record for wins, and used deadly 3-point shooting, skilled passing and persistent defense to ignite a moribund team. Golden State had not won more than one round in the playoffs since taking the title in 1975, and their 40-year gap between trips to the NBA Finals is a league record.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:32:45 -0400
Newton inks five-year extension

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a ball during warm-ups prior to the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on January 10, 2015 in Seattle, WashingtonAll-star quarterback Cam Newton has signed a multi-million dollar, five-year contract extension with the Carolina Panthers, the National Football League club announced on Tuesday. "I've said all along, Cam is our franchise quarterback. Newton led the Panthers to a second consecutive NFC South title despite a 7-8-1 record and guided the team to their first playoff win in almost a decade last season.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:07:12 -0400
Peterson reports for Vikings' offseason workouts

Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs up field against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, MissouriAdrian Peterson reported back to the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday for the first time in almost nine months after missing much of last season with a suspension. Peterson missed nearly all of last season following his indictment in a US court on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, after having admitting he hit his four-year-old son with a tree branch last May. Peterson, who was reinstated from his suspension in April, said he made a "mistake" and that he is now undergoing counseling.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:53:31 -0400
Bulls introduce Hoiberg as head coach

New Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg speaks at a press conference at the Advocate Center on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, IllinoisChicago (AFP) - The Chicago Bulls introduced Fred Hoiberg as their new head coach Tuesday, just days after they fired Tom Thibodeau, who had guided them to the playoffs in each of his five seasons.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:13:44 -0400
Goodell ready to hear Brady's appeal

Tom Brady (L) of the New England Patriots stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Super Bowl XLIX MVP trophy during a press conference on February 2, 2015 in Phoenix, ArizonaRoger Goodell announced Tuesday that he would hear New England quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension, denying the players union's attempt to have the commissioner removed from the appeal process. Brady had requested the NFL commissioner not be allowed to hear the appeal because Goodell can't be neutral and could be called as a witness. Brady was slapped with a four-game ban for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the American Football Conference championship game between the Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts in January.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:10:10 -0400
Bulls introduce Iowa State's Hoiberg as head coach

Iowa State Cyclones head coach Hoiberg reacts to a call during their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Ohio State Buckeyes in Dayton(Reuters) - The Chicago Bulls introduced Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg as their head coach on Tuesday, and the new helmsman said he had his heart set on a return to the National Basketball Association. Hoiberg played 10 seasons in the NBA, including four with the Bulls, before a heart ailment ended to his playing career. After serving in the front office of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves he became head coach at Iowa State and compiled a 115-56 record with the Cyclones that included four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:03:41 -0400
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