• U.S. women's soccer is one year from the World Cup. It seems closer for coach Jill Ellis

    4 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Jill Ellis' World Cup is another summer away, her calendar packed with training camps, tournaments and roster decisions. The thought of being in France for the women's version of soccer's global championship - one that her top-ranked U.S. national team will seek to defend - has seemed a thousand years away. But upon visiting the Russian capital this week as part of a brief promotional visit arranged by Fox Sports, the Americans' head coach took in the World Cup spirit that will resurface on a smaller scale in 2019. "It's been so far on the horizon, now it starts to come into focus," she...
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  • Bulls reportedly pull David Nwaba's qualifying offer, indicating bigger move

    4 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    David Nwaba‘s excellent athleticism, impressive motor and passable 3-point shooting have turned the 25-year-old shooting guard into a rotation-level player. The Bulls might like to keep him long-term, but he at least would've provided value on his qualifying offer next season. Sources: The Chicago Bulls have rescinded the qualifying offer on guard David Nwaba, making him an unrestricted free agent.
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  • Jack Nicklaus' son beats 14-year-old in playoff to earn U.S. Amateur spot

    4 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    It doesn't matter who dad is: To reach the U.S. Amateur, you have to earn it. And Gary Nicklaus certainly did that. The 49-year-old son of Jack Nicklaus got through qualifying Thursday at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club in Naples, Fla., to earn a spot in next month's U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach. He did it the hard way, too. Nicklaus fired a two-day score of 139, which only proved good enough to put him a playoff for the second and last spot out of the qualifier. His opponent in the playoff? A 14-year-old named Luke Clanton. Per Naples Daily News, the age discrepancy actually had Nicklaus...
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