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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson showed the simple side to the Dell Technologies Match Play. For three straight days in warmth, wind or rain, they built early leads and never let anyone get close to them in advancing out of their groups to the knockout stage.

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Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen were moving into the dorms at the University of North Carolina.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Phil Mickelson hit a simple chip toward the hole that never stopped until it was off the other side of the green and into the water.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — While his name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint that will be hanging over him this week or in the run up to The Masters next month — both with his play and his comments.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play after six holes Wednesday so he could be with his mother when she has surgery for lung cancer.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The former chairman of Dean Foods told jurors at a criminal trial Tuesday that he fed secrets about the company to a professional gambler for over seven years, sometimes speaking in coded language over a prepaid cellular phone called the "bat phone."

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marc Leishman kept shifting his eyes toward the glare coming from the silver Arnold Palmer Invitational trophy at his side. Beyond the shiny prize, between two images of Palmer, was a black banner with six words that defined how Palmer approached the game.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Charley Hoffman would have been happy to get off the 18th hole at Bay Hill with a par and go into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational within one shot of the lead. With one big putt, Saturday turned out better than he could have imagined.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Stacy Lewis was 9-under par after 11 holes Thursday in the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, putting herself in position to make a run at the second sub-60 round in LPGA Tour history. Then her ball stopped behaving in the thin, hot desert air.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sam Saunders stepped onto the first tee at Bay Hill and flashed a quick thumbs-up to the crowd, the trademark gesture of his grandfather. For the next four hours, memories of Arnold Palmer were all around him Thursday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor and a defense attorney at an insider trading trial agreed that golfer Phil Mickelson was pivotal to their case Wednesday, telling jurors that what they'll learn about him will help them decide whether a professional Las Vegas gambler earned over $40 million illeg…

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — University of North Dakota officials still smarting from a nickname controversy and reeling from budget cuts that put some athletic programs on the chopping block have found a team to sell its new brand on the national stage.

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Adam Hadwin knows all about going low on the PGA Tour. Still to be determined is whether that translates into a victory.

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Jim Herman was persuaded to play the Valspar Championship by an influential acquaintance, and he made it pay off Thursday with a 9-under 62 for a two-shot lead.

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