The Insider: Braun nets Valley’s first ace of 2015
Roger Braun of Willmar recorded Valley Golf's first hole-in-one of the year on Friday. Braun aced the 143-yard No. 5 hole hitting a 5-iron. Report: Curry to be named NBA MVP Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be named the 2014-2015 NB...
Roger Braun of Willmar recorded Valley Golf’s first hole-in-one of the year on Friday.
Braun aced the 143-yard No. 5 hole hitting a 5-iron.
Report: Curry to be named NBA MVP
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be named the 2014-2015 NBA Most Valuable Player, CSNBayArea.com reported Sunday.
The official announcement is expected this week and could come as soon as today.
Curry, who is in his sixth NBA season, reportedly beat out Houston Rockets guard James Harden for the award.
Curry averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 2.04 steals per game for the Warriors, who had the best regular-season record in the NBA.
Curry shot 44.3 percent from 3-point range, and set a record for 3-pointers made in a season with 286.
Curry will become the first Warriors player in the team’s 53-year California history to win MVP.
Tiger Woods and skier Lindsey Vonn announced Sunday that their relationship of nearly three years has ended.
Vonn attended the recent Masters event, and she accompanied Woods’ two children during the Par 3 Contest that week.
But Vonn and Woods issued separate statements regarding the breakup, which both said was mutual.
“I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together,” said Vonn on Facebook on Sunday. “Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart.”
Woods posted a statement on his website.
“I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey and I’ll always cherish our time together,” Woods said.
In January, Woods went to Europe to watch Vonn break the World Cup victory record, then also attended a February skiing event in Colorado in which she competed.
Woods is divorced and announced on Facebook and Twitter in March 2013 that he and Vonn had been dating for several months.
McIroy wins Match Play
Rory McIlroy delivered a not-to-subtle reminder about his No. 1 world ranking Sunday, capturing his second WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship with a 4-and-2 victory over Gary Woodland in San Francisco.
“I’m really proud of myself for showing a lot of character by coming back from deficits several times this week,” said McIlroy, who joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players since World War II to win 10 times on the PGA Tour by the age of 25. “I played really solid golf.”
The championship match had little of the drama of McIlroy’s 1-up semifinal victory over Jim Furyk earlier in the day at TPC Harding Park, in which he had to rally from 1-up deficit on the 16th hole to advance. McIlroy also had to rally late in matches on each of the two previous days to stay alive.
In the championship, though, McIlroy won four straight holes on the front nine and held on for the title -- marking the first time since Tiger Woods in 2008 that the tournament’s top seed has won one of golf’s most wide-open events.
After moving 4-up after matching birdies with the 50th-seeded Woodland on the 10th hole, McIlroy’s lead was cut to 1-up through 13. McIlroy, though, made par on No. 14, and then won when Woodland overshot the green on 16.
- Reuters/Staff reports