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1,200 Games Later, America Has New Marbles Champs

Emily Cavacini wins for the girls, Cooper Fisher for the boys

(Newser) - Yesterday saw the completion of the 90th National Marbles Tournament, and America has crowned two new winners. Emily Cavacini, 11, who hails from outside Pittsburgh, took home the title of girls' champion, while Cooper Fisher, 12, from Middletown Valley, Maryland, beat out the other boys, reports the AP . It was... More »

Tiger Woods Will Return for the Masters

After 'inpatient therapy,' Augusta event is earliest he can make

(Newser) - Tiger Woods will emerge from exile swinging at the Masters tourney in April, USA Today reports. “After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta,” the troubled golf star says in a statement. He says he... More »

Watson, 59, Leads Young Rivals Before Final Day

Hip replacement can't stop five-time American champ

(Newser) - A teary Tom Watson moved one hole closer to history today at the British Open, using two late birdies to take a one-stroke lead over younger upstarts Matthew Goggin of Australia and Ross Fisher of England, Golf.com reports. “It’s a surprise,” Watson said. The 59-year-old American,... More »

Federer Edges Out Woods as Greatest Player

(Newser) - It may be apples and oranges, but if judged by the cold reality of “winning big tournaments,” Roger Federer is “the most dominant athlete of any major sport,” Shaun Powell writes for NBC Sports. His 15 Grand Slam titles edge out friend Tiger Woods' 14, and... More »

Tiger, Obama to Hit the Links Together—Someday

(Newser) - Tiger Woods won the DC-area AT&T National yesterday, but don't expect him to be done with Washington just yet, the Post reports: He and President Obama plan to play 18 holes together. “We'll get it done sometime down the road,” Woods said yesterday about his discussions with... More »

Glover Takes US Open Title

(Newser) - Lucas Glover hung on today as golf's elite struggled to catch him, winning this year’s US Open at Bethpage Black, NBC Sports reports. A birdie on the 16th hole put Glover two shots ahead of a pack that included David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and Ricky Barnes. Glover did not... More »

Injured Nadal Won't Defend Wimbledon Title

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal announced today that he will not defend his Wimbledon title, the BBC reports. A nagging knee injury and losses in exhibitions today and yesterday appear to have convinced the world’s No. 1 tennis player to bow out of the tournament, to begin Monday. “He is having... More »

Norman Beats Odds, Returns to Augusta

(Newser) - Greg Norman is surprised to be returning to the Masters at 54, and even though the Shark says he's “going in there with low expectations,” he’ll still play to win, Golf Digest reports. Chief among his worries is pacing himself on the new, lengthier course—“a... More »

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