Fowler rides Ryder Cup confidence to strong start in HSBC

SHANGHAI (AP) — Rickie Fowler dropped by PGA of America headquarters in Florida with the Ryder Cup trophy last week as a way to let the employees share in the U.S. celebration. The trophy stayed behind. Fowler brought memories of Hazeltine all the way to China.

  • Written by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

Phelps secretly took plunge in June, marrying girlfriend

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps took the plunge in June, secretly marrying his longtime girlfriend two months before the Olympic great completed his last gold-medal haul.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS