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Accenture Match Play Championship

Snow delays PGA tournament in Marana

A rare southern Arizona blizzard warning became reality at the Accenture Match Play Championship on Wednesday, when flurries became a heavy snowfall at mid-morning in Marana. Twenty-one matches were halted mid-round, and 11 had yet to start, including notables Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald.... Read more»0

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Accenture Match Play Championship

Weather could put chilly bite in Match Play tourney

Fans poured into the Ritz-Carlton’s Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Tuesday, hoping to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s best golf talent in town for the Accenture Match Play Championship. When matches tee off on Wednesday, those fans might have a less sunny sight, as wind, rain and even possible snow are forecast.... Read more»0

Accenture Match Play Championships

World's top golfers flock to Dove Mountain

The golf world will have its eyes on Southern Arizona through Sunday. Top golfers started trickling onto the course for practice at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Monday, getting ready for a brutal week of head-to-head competition in the World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship.... Read more»0

200 guns turned in at Jan. 8 buyback

More than 200 unwanted guns were turned in to be destroyed in exchange for $50 grocery store gift cards Tuesday. The buyback was aimed at honoring the victims of the Jan. 8, 2010, Safeway shootings.... Read more»1

Beyond Tucson

Morning hikers honor Jan. 8 shooting victims

Hikers gathered in small groups across Southern Arizona on Saturday to hit the trails in tribute to 24 people shot at a Tucson grocery store two years ago.... Read more»0

Accenture Match Play Championship

Youth conquers age as McIlroy beats Jiminez

Youth prevailed Friday in a duel that went longer than any other at the Accenture Match Play Championship. British sensation Rory McIlroy, who at 22 is the youngest player left in the field, beat Miguel Jiminez of Spain, the oldest player at age 48.... Read more»0

Accenture Match Play Championship

Top seeds advance in Match Play

Tiger Woods can’t conquer an errant putter, the Scots (Lawrie and Laird) get to Round 3 and the youngest player left (Rory McIlroy) plays the oldest (Miguel Jimenez) Friday.... Read more»0

Accenture Match Play Championship

Latecomer Ernie Els sends Luke Donald packing

Upsets ruled the day, with numerous Nos. 1, 2 and 3 seeds dispatched by lower ones, while Tiger Woods advances, as does former Accenture winner Steve Stricker.... Read more»0

Accenture Match Play Championship

Tiger Woods hopes for rebound relationship at Accenture

The Best. Golfer. Ever. has yet to regain his former glory since his world collapsed amid revelations about extramarital affairs. He hasn’t won a golf tournament in almost three years. His ranking dropped from No. 1 to No. 19, and he had just one top 10 finish last year. Can he come back?... Read more»0

Accenture Match Play Championship

Ernie Els grateful for chance at Accenture

Ranked No. 65 in the world, the former No. 1 got in when Phil Mickelson decided not to play. The Accenture Match Play Championship practice rounds continue Tuesday, and the tournament starts Wednesday.... Read more»0

Accenture Match Play Championship

PGA tournament starts Monday at Ritz-Carlton

The top golfers in the world got the invitation Feb. 13 for the Accenture Match Play Championship, which opens Monday with practice rounds. The head-to-head tournament is one of four World Golf Championship events.... Read more»0

Golf

Levin collapse allows Stanley victory at Phoenix Open

The leader board shifted on the final day of the Greatest Show on Grass, leaving an opening for Kyle Stanley to get his first PGA Tour victory as Spencer Levin let a six-shot lead evaporate at the Phoenix Open.... Read more»0

Phoenix Open golf

Crowds loud as Levin leads Phoenix field

Phoenix Open leader Spencer Levin got a wave from the crowd when he came to the loudest hole in golf Saturday, and he finished the day with a six-stroke lead going into the final round Sunday.... Read more»0

Phoenix Open golf

Darkness halts PGA play in Scottdale

A frost delay Thursday morning caused Phoenix Open play to last past sunset on day one, leaving some players to finish Round 1 on Friday and sparking another darkness suspension Friday evening. Play resumes at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.... Read more»0

Phoenix Open golf

PGA's Greatest Show on Grass open for business

The TPC Scottsdale hosts the 75th Phoenix Open sponsored by global garbage giant Waste Management.... Read more»0

Immigration

American kids often left behind when parents deported

In the first half of 2011 alone, more than 46,000 illegal immigrants with children were deported, leaving more than 5,000 children in foster care. It’s a growing problem, says a recent report. (with video)... Read more»2

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