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Woods tightens race for No. 1 in golf

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 11 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods pulls closer to Rory McIlroy this week in the battle for the No. 1 spot in the world golf rankings.

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Miami win streak reaches 16 games ... Villanova knocks Hoyas out of Big East lead ... McIlroy: Quitting Honda was 'mistake' ... Yankees' Teixeira out 8-to-10 weeks ... Sports news from United Press International.
McIlroy: Quitting Honda was 'mistake'

McIlroy: Quitting Honda was 'mistake'

DORAL, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy said Wednesday "it was a mistake" for him to withdraw from the PGA Tour Honda Classic "no matter how bad I was playing."

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Flacco signs NFL's richest contract ... Gonzaga takes No. 1 in coaches' poll ... Hingis Voted into Tennis Hall of Fame ... First-time winners jump in golf rankings... Sports news from United Press International.

First-time winners jump in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 4 (UPI) -- Michael Thompson and Dawie van der Walt notched their first major-tour golf tour titles and made large gains in the men's world rankings.

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Indiana remains No. 1 in coaches' poll ... Pistorius reports to corrections for bail ... Bynum suspended for punching Hansbrough .. Kuchar joins golf Top 10 ... Sports news from United Press International.
Kuchar joins golf Top 10

Kuchar joins golf Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Matt Kuchar's win at the Accenture Match Play Championship moves him into the Top 10 of the men's world golf rankings.

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Watson leads list of match play winners ... Pacers roll to another one-sided victory ... St. Louis captures battle for A-10 lead ... Penguins first in the East to a dozen wins ... Sports news from United Press International.

Watson leads list of match play winners

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Masters winner Bubba Watson survived a missed 2-foot putt on the 18th hole Friday to reach the third round of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship.

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McIlroy, Woods ousted in match play event ... Devils rally to defeat Washington ... Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona qualifiers ...Orlando deals Redick to Bucks ... Sports news from United Press International.

McIlroy, Woods ousted in match play event

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Charles Howell III and Shane Lowry defeated golf's top two players in huge first-round upsets Thursday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Syracuse records 38th straight home win ... Pacers rout New York with big first half ... Snow halts play at WGC match play ... Police: Josh Brent speeding before crash ... Sports news from United Press International.

Snow halts play at WGC match play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- More than an inch of snow fell on the Golf Club at Dove Mountain Wednesday, halting the opening round of the Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Ruff out as Sabres' coach ... Snow halts play at WGC match play ... Dennard guilty of assaulting policeman ... Serena Williams out with back injury ... Sports news from United Press International.
Oosthuizen, Mickelson rise in rankings

Oosthuizen, Mickelson rise in rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Louis Oosthuizen and Phil Mickelson each inch up one spot this week in the men's world golf rankings.

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NBA players oust union chief Hunter ... Defending champ Haas leads Northern Trust ... Two-time champ Raonic to face Haas at SAP ... Reds, Bailey avoid arbitration with deal ... Sports news from United Press International.

Defending champ Haas leads Northern Trust

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Bill Haas carded a 7-under 64 in the third round Saturday, positioning himself for a second straight championship at the Northern Trust Open.

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Ted Ligety of U.S. wins super-combined ... Duke back at No. 1 for third time ... Vick in new deal with Eagles ... Snedeker up to fourth in golf rankings ... Sports news from United Press International.
Snedeker up to fourth in golf rankings

Snedeker up to fourth in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Brandt Snedeker continues his climb up the men's world golf rankings, using his latest PGA Tour win to reach No. 4.

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Soccer probe alleges flagrant match-fixing ... Indiana returns to top of basketball poll ... Report: Jets to try to trade Tebow ... Mickelson back in golf Top 10 ... Sports news from United Press International.
Mickelson returns to golf rankings Top 10

Mickelson returns to golf rankings Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson's victory at the PGA Tour's stop in Phoenix, his first win in about a year, also returns him to the men's golf Top 10.

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Harvard gets $100M to study NFL injuries ... Woods cuts into McIlroy's hold on No. 1 ... X Games snowmobiler in critical condition ... Kwame Harris charged with assault ... Sports news from United Press International.
Woods cuts into McIlroy's hold on No. 1

Woods cuts into McIlroy's hold on No. 1

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods collected his 75th PGA Tour victory and cut into world No. 1 Rory McIlroy's lead in the men's world golf rankings.
Rose back to 3rd in golf rankings

Rose back to 3rd in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Justin Rose again switched places with Louis Oosthuizen, taking over the No. 4 spot in the men's world golf rankings, which were updated Monday.

Oosthuizen reaches No. 4 in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Louis Oosthuizen's come-from-behind victory at the Volvo Golf Champions event in South Africa lifted him to No. 4 Monday in the men's world rankings.
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