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2009-09-29 09:26:00

Hundreds Taking Steps to Fight Kidney Disease and Raise Awareness WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of people whose lives have been affected by kidney disease will gather at the Shops at Georgetown Park and the C&O Canal for the Ronald D. Paul Companies Kidney Walk hosted by the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area on Saturday, October 3. Registration begins at 8 am and the Walk starts at 9 am. The Kidney Walk is a 5K pledge-based event...

2009-08-20 14:29:46

Paul McGinley and Garry Orr shot 6-under-par 64 Thursday and share the lead after the first round at the KLM Open golf tournament at Zandvoort, Netherlands. McGinley began with an eagle at the par-5 second hole followed by a birdie at the third. Later, he bogeyed the eighth but had a string of birdies from 12-15. Orr made an eagle at the par-5 12th and four birdies. My season's been flat, McGinley said. I've not played well enough and I need to do better. I've been playing pretty well lately,...

2006-09-03 08:54:14

By Norman Dabell MUNICH (Reuters) - Irishman Paul McGinley and Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal booked their places in the European Ryder Cup team on Sunday after their rivals failed to finish high enough in the final qualifying event. The pair were assured of places in the top 10 of qualifiers after their three rivals, Paul Broadhurst, Johan Edfors and Thomas Bjorn, were unable to threaten the lead in the BMW International Open in Munich on Sunday and overtake them. The final two...

2006-08-30 10:07:18

By Norman Dabell MUNICH (Reuters) - Irishman Paul McGinley believes a Tiger Woods-inspired United States will not start next month's Ryder Cup at the K Club in Ireland as underdogs. After beating the Americans three times in the last four encounters, Europe are expected by many media observers to go into the match in Ireland from September 22-24 as favorites. However, the Irishman who holed the winning putt against the United States in the 2002 Ryder Cup and was part of Europe's...

2006-08-14 20:50:51

MEDINAH, Illinois (Reuters) - American Chris Starkjohann pulled out of the U.S. PGA Championship for personal reasons on Monday, the tournament's second withdrawal in two days. Texan Starkjohann, who has opted to play instead at the senior Champions Tour's Greater Seattle Classic in Snoqualmie, Washington, has been replaced by fifth alternate Harrison Frazar. American Frazar will make his sixth PGA Championship appearance, having missed the cut in his previous five. Ireland's Paul...

2006-08-13 09:42:42

LONDON (Reuters) - The wife of Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer, the Ryder Cup player's management company said. Heather Clarke, 39, passed away at 2.15am at London's Royal Marsden Hospital. "Heather's courage and bravery throughout the last two years when she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer has been an inspiration," Clarke, who is 38 on Monday, said in a statement released by International Sports Management. "Heather never...

2006-08-13 09:39:54

By Norman Dabell ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Irishman Paul McGinley has withdrawn from next week's U.S. PGA championship, at Medinah, Illinois, to attend the funeral of his friend Darren Clarke's wife Heather who lost her battle with cancer on Sunday. McGinley's decision to miss the final major of the year could harm his chances of making Europe's Ryder Cup team for the match against the U.S. next month at the K Club in Ireland. He holds 10th and last qualifying place on...

2005-11-16 13:05:42

By Norman Dabell VILAMOURA, Portugal (Reuters) - In-form David Howell, winner of the high-profile Champions tournament in China on Sunday, and Luke Donald are firm favorites to retain their title at this week's 24-team WGC-World Cup. Howell, who climbed to a career-high 13th in the world rankings after holding off Tiger Woods in Shanghai, and 15th-ranked Donald hold a numerical edge over Spain's Sergio Garcia and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Garcia, at number six, is the highest ranked...

2005-10-30 12:18:36

By Norman Dabell SOTOGRANDE, Spain (Reuters) - Ireland's Paul McGinley pulled off the biggest win of his 14-year European Tour career when he came from four strokes off the lead overnight to win the Volvo Masters on Sunday. McGinley's flawless closing four-under-par 67 for a 10-under-par 274 four-round total was two strokes better than Spain's Sergio Garcia. Colin Montgomerie, after leading for three rounds, finished a further stroke back with fellow-Briton Luke Donald and Jose...

2005-09-19 09:12:29

LONDON (Reuters) - American Jason Gore rocketed 230 places to a career-high 88th in the world rankings following his one-shot victory at the 84 Lumber Classic in Farmington, Pennsylvania. The 31-year-old captured his maiden PGA Tour title in his rookie season with a two-under-par 70 at the Mystic Rock Golf Course on Sunday. Paraguay's Carlos Franco, who secured second place after closing with a 69, returned to the world's top 100 in 68th position. World number one Tiger Woods, who...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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