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Gambler tied to Lefty sentenced 5 years

NEW YORK (AP) A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman collected tens of millions of dollars illegally in the stock market to seem like "a winner" to himself and others.

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel rejected the recommendation of probation officials and a lawyer for William "Billy" Walters that he serve only a year in prison, but still imposed a sentence less than the minimum of eight years called for by federal sentencing guidelines. He also fined him $10 million. Read More...

Suri, McEvoy share lead at European Open

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Julian Suri birdied five of the last eight holes to join Richard McEvoy of England for a share of the lead at 6-under 66 in the opening round of the European Open on Thursday.

The 26-year-old American started with a birdie but dropped a shot at the second. There were no more bogeys afterward as Suri racked up another six birdies. Suri and McEvoy - who also shot six birdies and was bogey-free - have a one-stroke lead. Read More...

Webb leads LPGA event in chilly Scotland

IRVINE, Scotland (AP) Hall of Famer Karrie Webb shot a 7-under 65 in cold and windy conditions Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Cristie Kerr in the Ladies Scottish Open.

Webb played the final 10 holes in 7 under at Dundonald Links. The 42-year-old Australian star birdied the par-4 ninth, made five straight birdies on Nos. 11-15 and added another birdie on the par-5 18th. Read More...

Langer takes 1-shot lead at Senior Open

BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) Bernhard Langer shot a 2-under 69 in wind and rain Thursday at Royal Porthcawl to take the first-round lead in the Senior British Open.

The 59-year-old German star had five birdies and three bogeys for a one-stroke lead over 64-year-old Carl Mason of England and Mauricio Molina of Argentina. Read More...

Lyle in hospital after cancer relapse

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Jarrod Lyle is in a hospital getting treatment following a recurrence of the cancer he has twice overcome.

Golf Australia issued a statement Wednesday on behalf of the Lyle family, saying the 35-year-old golfer was in Royal Melbourne Hospital for what doctors suspect will be a third fight against leukemia. He beat the acute myeloid leukemia in 1998 and in 2012. Read More...

Dru Love to join father at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) There's going to be a whole lot of Love at the Wyndham Championship.

Tournament director Mark Brazil said Tuesday that Dru Love received a sponsor's exemption to next month's event and will join his father - three-time winner Davis Love III - in the field. Read More...

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