Burnley pushes Cardiff closer to relegation from EPL
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley pushed Cardiff closer to relegation from the Premier League with a 2-0 home win over the Welsh club on Saturday, a victory that all but ensures another season in...
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Burnley took a big step toward preserving its Premier League status with a 3-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.
With five remaining games, Burnley moved up to the...
Burnley beats Tottenham 2-1 despite Kane’s scoring return
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Tottenham's slim title chances faded further after a 2-1 loss at Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday despite Harry Kane making a scoring return from injury — with...
Wood helps Burnley beats Brighton 3-1 in EPL
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Chris Wood scored twice to help Burnley climb out of the English Premier League relegation zone with a 3-1 win over Brighton on Saturday.
Burnley had already hit the woodwork twice by the time Wood gave his team the lead in the 26th minute, after being set up by Ashley Barnes. He made it 2-0 in the 61st before Barnes added the third goal for the visitors from the penalty spot in the 74th.
Man United come back late to draw 2-2 against Burnley
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's winning start at Manchester United came to end on Tuesday as his team needed a late comeback just to salvage a 2-2 draw against Burnley in the Premier League.
Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood had put Burnley on course for a first win at Old Trafford since 1962 but Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof rescued a point for the hosts, who had been frustrated for most of the game by an organized side backed up by in-form goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
Burnley, Watford draw 0-0 in Premier League
WATFORD, England (AP) — Burnley kept up its push for Premier League survival on Saturday, drawing 0-0 at Watford to go four straight matches unbeaten.
Visiting attacker Chris Wood had the ball in the net in stoppage time but it was ruled out for offside.
Burnley has escaped the relegation zone in recent weeks and is now three points clear of danger with 15 matches remaining.
Burnley out of EPL bottom 3 after 2-1 win at Huddersfield
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Burnley climbed out of the Premier League's relegation zone by coming from behind to beat last-place Huddersfield 2-1 on Wednesday.
Ashley Barnes scored the 74th-minute winner, after Chris Wood canceled out Steve Mounie's first-half opener for Huddersfield.
Burnley beats West Ham 2-0 to end losing run in EPL
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday to boost its hopes of climbing out of the relegation zone.
Anderson scores 2 as West Ham beats Burnley 4-2
LONDON (AP) — Felipe Anderson began to justify his club record price tag by firing West Ham to a 4-2 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Brazilian playmaker was in danger of being branded a flop after a summer transfer from Lazio costing the Hammers up to 42 million pounds (around $55 million).
Ashun Wu wins KLM Open for 3rd career title on European Tour
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ashun Wu of China birdied the 18th on Sunday to secure a one-stroke victory over Englishman Chris Wood at the KLM Open.
Wu watched his eagle putt on the final hole at The Dutch in Spijk slide just past the hole before tapping in for birdie and a four-round total of 16-under par.
Overnight leader Wood needed a birdie on the last to force a playoff, but could only manage a par five to finish second.
Chris Wood shoots 65 to take 1-shot lead at KLM Open
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Chris Wood birdied the 18th hole to card his second 65 of the KLM Open on Saturday and take a one-shot lead into the closing round.
The English golfer got off to a sluggish start with a bogey on the par-4 2nd at The Dutch in Spijk, and reached the turn 1 under for the day before reeling off five birdies on the back nine to reach 13 under for the tournament.
Ashun Wu leads KLM Open on 7-under 64
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ashun Wu of China shot a bogey-free 64 Thursday to take the lead on 7-under after the opening round of the KLM Open.
Wu birdied four of the five par-three holes at The Dutch course in Spijk as he edged longtime clubhouse leader Chris Wood into second place. The English golfer started early in benign conditions and carded a 65.
A group of 13 players was tied for third place on 5-under.
PARIS (AP) — Alex Noren won the French Open by one shot on Sunday after a final round 4-under 67.
The Swede started the day seven shots behind compatriot Marcus Kinhult but he birdied two of his last three holes to finish at 7-under 277, just ahead of Scotland's Russell Knox, England's Chris Wood and Julian Suri of the United States.
The American finished with a double bogey on the last hole for a 69, while Wood bogeyed two of the last four holes for a 73.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Bournemouth spoiled Burnley's European qualification party with a 2-1 victory at Turf Moor on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Burnley looked set to celebrate a final win of the Premier League campaign when Chris Wood gave the seventh-place hosts the lead in the 39th minute.
But Josh King leveled for Bournemouth in the 74th and the visitors snatched all three points in stoppage time when Kevin Long's mistake was punished by substitute Callum Wilson.
Burnley edges closer to Europa League qualification
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley started the English Premier League as one of the favorites for relegation and will likely finish it with a place in the Europa League.
The unlikely prospect of European soccer at Turf Moor drew ever closer after Burnley defeated Leicester 2-1 on Saturday to cement seventh position in the league, nine points ahead of its beaten opponent in the standings.
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Burnley kept alive its hopes of European football next season and edged West Bromwich Albion closer to relegation from the English Premier League in a 2-1 win on Saturday.
Substitute Wood helps Burnley beat Everton
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Chris Wood came off the bench to cap a second-half fightback as Burnley beat Everton 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday to end a run of 12 games without a win in all competitions.
Cenk Tosun, signed in January from Besiktas for a reported 27 million pounds ($37.2 million), headed his first goal for Everton after 20 minutes.
Dutchman Luiten wins inaugural Oman Open
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Joost Luiten of the Netherlands won the inaugural Oman Open on Sunday to break a title drought of nearly 17 months.
The 32-year-old Dutchman shot a 4-under 68 to finish on 16-under 272, two shots ahead of his friend, England's Chris Wood (69).
It was Luiten's sixth European Tour title and the first since the 2016 KLM Open.
Luiten shares lead in Muscat after 3rd-round 66
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Joost Luiten showed a return to form after a mediocre 2017 as he moved into a three-way tie for the lead in the Oman Open on Saturday.
The Dutchman shot a second straight 6-under 66 — the joint best score of the day — to move to 12-under 204. He was joined at the top by Matthew Southgate (69) and Frenchman Julien Guerrier (66) after the third round at the Greg Norman-designed Al Mouj Golf Club.
Pavon takes 2-shot lead in Muscat
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Less than three weeks after disqualifying himself for signing his scorecard wrongly in Dubai, Matthieu Pavon was in the headlines again but this time for leading the Oman Open at the halfway stage on Friday.
New Zealand, Peru draw 0-0 in World Cup playoff
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Oceania champion New Zealand held Peru to a 0-0 draw Saturday in the first leg of their intercontinental World Cup playoff that will decide the final qualifier for Russia next year.
The teams will head to Lima next week for the second leg with the South Americans hoping to return to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years and New Zealand looking to make just its third appearance at the finals.
Carroll gets red card as 10-man West Ham draws with Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — West Ham opened the scoring in the 19th minute before being forced to hold on for a 1-1 draw at Burnley in the English Premier League on Saturday after Andy Carroll's reckless first-half dismissal.
The striker picked up two quick yellow cards for elbowing James Tarkowski in the air, then barreling into Ben Mee moments later.
Love, Palmer, Wood added to US Open field
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Davis Love IV and Ryan Palmer are among six players added to the U.S. Open to fill the 156-man field.
The USGA set aside six spots for those who moved into the top 60 in the world ranking on Monday. Chris Wood of England stayed at No. 60 and was the only player who was not previously exempt. That meant five additional spots went to alternates from the 12 sectional qualifying sites.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alternates from U.S. Open sectional qualifiers were never more important as they were this year.
The USGA held back six spots from the 10 sectional qualifiers to make sure it could accommodate anyone who got into the top 60 in the world ranking after this week. It was a safe move because the U.S. Open field is capped at 156 players.
MALMO, Sweden (AP) — English golfer Chris Wood moved into a one-stroke lead despite a bogey in his last hole in the third round of the Nordea Masters on Saturday.
Wood, who has three European Tour victories, fired a second straight 5-under-par 68. His best result this year was at the end of April at the China Open, a tie for fourth.
One shot behind Wood were Benjamin Hebert of France (70) and Renato Paratore of Italy (71) at the Barseback Gold and Country Club. Neither has won on the tour.
Frittelli leads China Open by 3 going into last day
BEIJING (AP) — Dylan Frittelli of South Africa moved three strokes clear of the China Open field after carding an 8-under-par 64 in the third round on Saturday.
Frittelli birdied eight holes in a bogey-free round at the Topwin Golf and Country Club to get to 19 under.
Pablo Larrazabal of Spain was his nearest challenger at 16 under after a 70.
The Latest: Euros mix and match pairs as Americans stand pat
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):
The late comeback that pulled Europe within 5-3 after Round 1 bought captain Darren Clarke enough breathing room to get the last two of his six rookies on the course at the start of Round 2.
Reid returns to lead New Zealand for US, Mexico games
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — West Ham defender Winston Reid will return to lead New Zealand in away football friendlies against Mexico and the United States next month.
Reid missed New Zealand's matches in the Oceania Nations Cup in June but was selected as captain of a 23-man squad announced by coach Anthony Hudson on Thursday. Leeds striker Chris Wood and Netherlands-based midfielder Ryan Thomas also rejoin the squad.
RYDER CUP ’16: Rosters for European and American teams
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Rosters for the 41st Ryder Cup matches, which start Friday at Hazeltine National:
Fitzpatrick claims final spot for Europe’s Ryder Cup team
Matthew Fitzpatrick of England has nailed down the ninth and final automatic spot for Europe in the Ryder Cup.
Fitzpatrick finished fifth in the Czech Masters on Sunday, giving him enough world points that no one can catch him when European qualifying ends next week in Denmark.