|_______________||1 || Former LA Dodgers owner McCourt to buy Marseille |
Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, said on Monday he had entered exclusive negotiations to buy Olympique de Marseille and vowed to restore the club to their former glories. Billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, the Russian-born chairwoman of Louis Dreyfus Commodities trading house, said in April she was looking for a buyer for the Ligue 1 side. "Margarita and I just executed a contract for us to buy OM, the greatest football club in the French league and one of the best in the world," McCourt told a news conference alongside Louis-Dreyfus and Marseille mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin.
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|_______________||2 || Former L.A. Dodgers owner McCourt to buy Olympique de Marseille |
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Frank McCourt, the former owner of U.S. baseball team the L.A. Dodgers, said on Monday he had entered exclusive negotiations to buy French Ligue 1 soccer club Olympique de Marseille (OM), vowing to restore the team to its former glory. Billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, the Russian-born chairwoman of Louis Dreyfus Commodities trading house, said in April that she was looking for a buyer for Marseille. "Margarita and I just executed a contract for us to buy l'OM, the greatest football cub in the French league and one of the best in the world," McCourt told a news conference alongside Louis-Dreyfus and Marseille mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin.
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|_______________||3 || Uehara ties LPGA record after second ace in Canada Open |
(Reuters) - Ayako Uehara became the fourth golfer in LPGA history to record two hole-in-ones in the same tournament when the Japanese player aced the par-three eighth in her final round at the Canadian Women's Open on Sunday. Another highlight of Uehara's final round five-under 67 was a hole-out for an eagle from 150 yards on the par-four fourth. "It turned out to be a really memorable tournament," said Uehara, who finished a season-high tied for 10th at 12-under 276, 11 adrift of runaway winner Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand.
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|_______________||4 || NFL star Kaepernick to continue US anthem boycott |
Colin Kaepernick says he will continue to boycott the US national anthem during National Football League games as a protest over the treatment of blacks in America. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is refusing to stand while the Star-Spangled Banner is played prior to the opening kickoff of pre-season games. "Yes, I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick told the US media on Sunday.
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|_______________||5 || Golf-Reed wins Barclays to secure Ryder Cup spot |
|* Reed beats Grillo, O'Hair by one * Secures fifth PGA Tour victory * Goes to top of playoff standings (Adds more details, quotes) NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Patrick Reed ended a frustrating run when he survived two late bogeys to clinch a one-stroke victory at The Barclays on Sunday. Reed carded a closing 70 to finish on nine-under 275 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale on New York's Long Island. Fellow American Sean O'Hair (66) and Argentine Emiliano Grillo (69) were joint second on eight-under.|
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|_______________||6 || Golf-Race to Dubai rankings |
|Aug 29 (Gracenote) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Danny Willett (Britain) 3168940 2. (2) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 3130447 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 2487204 4. (4) Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 1804178 5. (5) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 1693329 6. (6) Branden Grace (South Africa) 1684680 7. (7) Chris Wood (Britain) 1600862 8. (8) Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 1374435 9. (9) Lee Westwood (Britain) 1244310 10. (12) Martin Kaymer (Germany) 1153017 11. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1122072 12. (11) Alexander Noren (Sweden) 1096738 13. (24) Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 1060909 14. ...|
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