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Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM

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McIlroy shoots 67 to maintain 1-shot lead at PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As Rory McIlroy watched the ball drop into the cup on his final stroke of the day, he pumped his right fist and managed a slight grin.

He had fended off every challenger Saturday.

He was right where he wanted to be going to today.

Leading the PGA Championship.

Friday's High School Golf Roundup
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM

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Jays best Redskins in MAC golf opener

DELPHOS — St. John’s hosted St. Henry in the Midwest Athletic Conference golf opener Friday morning at the Delphos Country Club and bested the Redskins 185-203.

The match was moved forward from Tuesday.

Leading the Blue Jays was Austin Lucas with a 41, followed by Steven Leathers with a 45, Derek Klausing 49, Brandon Slate 50 and Elliott Courtney and Ryan Dickman 58.

Kyle Knaumann led the Redskins with a 47, backed by Alan Albers with 50, Seth King and Kade Rammel 53, Clayton Heitkamp 55 and Mitch Doner 57.

The Jays also won the junior varsity match 226-241.

Robbie Buescher was low man for the Blue and Gold with a 51, followed by the 58s of Courtney and Dickman and 59 by Matt Dickrede.

Ambrose eyes Watkins Glen for that elusive victory
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Friday, August 08, 2014 5:30 PM )


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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Eleven drivers have at least one Sprint Cup victory and are locked into the Chase for the Championship. Marcos Ambrose wants to make it an even dozen.

Next stop, the Cheez-It 355 on Sunday on the road course at Watkins Glen. A win would earn the Australian his first berth in the Chase and give Richard Petty Motorsports a second car in NASCAR's version of a postseason. Aric Almirola drove Petty's famed No. 43 to victory in the rain-shortened July race at Daytona.

"This is our best chance. I've got to get in," Ambrose said Friday. "It would make our year. We're excited."


Rory McIlroy in a familiar spot in final major
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rory McIlroy is making this PGA Championship feel like 2000 all over again at Valhalla.

Back then, it was Tiger Woods who was making the game look easy as he started to pile up majors. Now it's McIlroy, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland who produced superior shots with his long game and made all the right putts Friday for a 4-under 67 that gave him a 1-shot lead over Jason Day and Jim Furyk.

"When I'm playing like this, it's obviously very enjoyable," McIlroy said. "I can't wait to get back out on the course again tomorrow and do the same thing all over again."

Manziel ready for preseason debut
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM


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DETROIT — This is no ordinary exhibition game.

Johnny Manziel will have his first real chance to show how he measures up against live NFL competition when the Cleveland Browns play at Detroit tonight.

Although Manziel won't be the starter for this game, what happens against the Lions could be an early indicator of how soon Cleveland will be able to rely on its rookie quarterback.