Sep 24, 2011, 9:35 p.m.

Enormous pressure on Tiger at Presidents Cup - Thomson

CRAIL, Scotland (Reuters) - Wildcard selection Tiger Woods will come in for a heap of criticism if he fails to perform at the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in November, according to Australian great Peter Thomson. A woefully out of form Woods has plummeted from first to 49th in the world rankings in the past 10 months but he has already been told by United States captain Fred Couples he will be a wildcard choice against the International team.

Wild card races heat up as Cardinals, Rays win

(Reuters) - The St. Louis Cardinals kept the heat on Atlanta in the race for the National League's wild card berth on Saturday with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs that came courtesy of a walk and a wild pitch in the ninth inning. The Cardinals narrowed the gap on Atlanta to two games after the Braves lost 4-1 to Washington, while in the American League wild card race, Tampa Bay closed to 1 games on Boston and the Los Angeles Angels maintained their slim hopes with a 4-2 win over Oakland. The Angles trail Boston by 2 games.

NBA postpones training camps, cancels 43 preseason games

(Reuters) - The National Basketball Association (NBA) said on Friday it had postponed training camps and canceled the first week of preseason games as it struggles to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with players. The NBA, in the midst of its first work stoppage in 13 years, said training camps scheduled to open October 3 have been postponed indefinitely and 43 preseason games from October 9-15 have been canceled.

Devils co-owner to pay $25 million to exit: report

(Reuters) - Ray Chambers will pay $25 million to help the New Jersey Devils pay down debt and hand his 47 percent stake in the hockey team to his partner Jeffrey Vanderbeek, the New York Post reported on Saturday. The National Hockey League team has debt of about $180 million and has "mostly" been losing money, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources.

MLB files motion to force sale of LA Dodgers

(Reuters) - Major League Baseball asked a bankruptcy court on Friday to approve the swift sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers instead of allowing owner Frank McCourt to pursue a refinancing plan that would enable him to maintain control of the bankrupt team. The Dodgers filed for Chapter 11 protection in June after the league rejected a proposed $3 billion deal for future television rights, in part because some of that money was earmarked for McCourt's personal use.

Davies sets Solheim record as teams locked

DUNSANY, Ireland (Reuters) - Laura Davies set a Solheim Cup points record with a fourball victory alongside Melissa Reid as Europe and United States were locked together at 8-8 on Saturday. One point behind overnight and trailing 7-5 after the morning foursomes, the American holders battled back by winning three of the four afternoon fourballs.

Yankees opener against rival Red Sox rained out

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