Walker Cup rivals Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy go head-to-head at East Lake
Walker Cup rivals Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy go head-to-head at East Lake

Seven years after being fierce rivals at the Walker Cup, Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy will play together in Saturday`s third round of the Tour Championship where playoff honours and a staggering $10 million bonus are on the line.

An in-form Billy Horschel two ahead at Tour Championship
An in-form Billy Horschel two ahead at Tour Championship

Billy Horschel, seeking a second consecutive PGA Tour victory, birdied three of the last eight holes to move two strokes clear of the chasing pack in the Tour Championship second round on Friday. 

Chris Kirk stays in control of FedExCup with opening 66
Chris Kirk stays in control of FedExCup with opening 66

FedExCup points leader Chris Kirk maintained control of the season-long race for playoff honours as he surged into a share of the lead in Thursday`s opening round of the elite Tour Championship.

Tour Championship spots at stake in PGA playoffs
Tour Championship spots at stake in PGA playoffs

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy is among the leaders while Japan`s Hideki Matsuyama is on the bubble as the US PGA Tour season-ending playoffs reach a decisive moment at the BMW Championship.

Olympique Lyon humbled at home by Astra in first leg

Once-mighty Olympique Lyonnais suffered huge embarrassment with a 2-1 home defeat by unheralded Romanians Astra Giurgiu in their Europa League playoff first leg on Thursday.

Park In-Bee retains LPGA Championship crown with playoff win

Park In-Bee downed Brittany Lincicome with a par at the first playoff hole on Sunday to win a second-straight LPGA Championship title.

Nick Watney soars high with 18 points in Reno

American Nick Watney has never missed out on the FedExCup playoffs and he put himself in good position to maintain that record after charging into the first-round lead at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada on Thursday.

Graham DeLaet well placed to end Canadian title drought

Canada`s Graham DeLaet has his sights set on ending one of golf`s oldest title droughts, and was in "a great position" just two shots behind leaders Jim Furyk and Tim Petrovic after the Canadian Open second round in Montreal.

Van Gaal wants to sign off with Dutch World Cup record

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has changed his tune on the importance of the third-place playoff and wants to sign off with a win to become the first Dutch coach to go unbeaten in normal and extra time at a World Cup.

Pacers` Stephenson, Hibbert fined for flopping

Indiana guard Lance Stephenson was fined $10,000 and center Roy Hibbert docked $5,000 by the NBA on Thursday for flopping in the Pacers` 93-90 playoff win over Miami the night before.

Heat turn tables on Nets, take series opener

LeBron James led the way with 22 points on Tuesday as two-time defending NBA champions Miami opened their second-round playoff series against Brooklyn with an emphatic 107-86 triumph.

Parker leads Spurs in rout of Trail Blazers

Tony Parker poured in 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs romped to a 116-92 victory over Portland on Tuesday in game one of their NBA second-round playoff series.

Heat take 2-0 series lead over Bobcats

LeBron James scored 32 points and Chris Bosh tallied 20 points as the host Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series on Wednesday.

Players Championship adopts three-hole playoff

The Players Championship is abandoning its sudden-death playoff and switching to a three-hole aggregate playoff in a move that further separates the elite event from other US PGA Tour stops.

Somdev Devvarman wins, India enter Davis Cup world group playoffs

The Indian Davis Cup team entered the World Group playoffs after notching up a historic away triumph over Korea following Somdev Devvarman`s win over Yong-Kyu Lim in the reverse singles of the Group I Asia/Oceania second round tie here Sunday.

Masters on minds of many at Arnie`s Bay Hill bash

Sweden`s Henrik Stenson, the reigning US PGA playoff and European Tour Race to Dubai champion, enters this week`s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill with the Masters in his thoughts.

Aiken sinks monster playoff putt to win Africa Open

Thomas Aiken secured a third European Tour victory and his first on home soil when he sank a 30-foot put on the first playoff hole to beat Oliver Fisher and claim the Africa Open title on Sunday.

Webb edges Choi to win Aussie Open

Karrie Webb edged South Korea`s Chella Choi in a "nerve-racking" battle to win her fifth Women`s Australian Open and 40th tour title Sunday with a 12-under-par.

Hot start lifts McGirt to Riviera lead

William McGirt`s red-hot start at Riviera on Saturday saw the American seize the lead in the Northern Trust Open, where he`ll vie for his first US PGA Tour title on Sunday.

Vikram Rana clinches the Tata Steel Amateur in a playoff

Vikram Rana used all his experience to emerge victorious on the first playoff hole to clinch the Tata Steel Gujarat Amateur 2014 from the clutches of Tapendra Ghai of Gurgaon, who produced the best card of the day, at the Par-72 Kalhaar Blues & Greens Golf Club here with a gross score of thirteen over par 301 for the week.