Posts Tagged Oceania

Scott shoots 66 to move up at Australian Open

Australia's Greg Chalmers tees off on the 14th hole during the second round of the Australian Open Golf championship in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66, while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren’t far behind on a tough day for scoring.

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Australian cricketer Hughes dies of head injuries

In this Sept. 19, 2011 file photo Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth days' play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena, File)

Phillip Hughes won admirers across the cricket spectrum, from the most elite players to the everyday fan for an unorthodox batting style honed on the family banana plantation and a never-give-in attitude despite being dropped a handful of times from Australia’s test team.

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Australian batsman Hughes dies after head knock

In this Sept. 19, 2011 file photo Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth days' play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena, File)

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a “catastrophic” injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.

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Rory, Adam have contrasting Australian Open starts

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy watches his chip shot during the first round of the Australian Open golf championship in Sydney, Australia Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. McIlroy shot a 2-under 69. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren’t paired together for the first two rounds of the Australian Open because organizers wanted to split their marquee players among morning and afternoon groups for the spectators and television.

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Defending champ McIlroy shoots opening 2-under 69

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his tee shot during the first round of the Australian Open golf championship in Sydney, Australia Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. McIlroy shot a 2-under 69. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY (AP) — Rory McIlroy’s defense of his Australian Open title began with a 2-under 69 on a cool, overcast and often drizzly morning at The Australian Golf Club.

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