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With major monkey off back, Henrik Stenson eyes Masters improvement

AUGUSTA, Georgia: Henrik Stenson has rarely featured on the leaderboard in 11 trips to the U.S. Masters, a tournament he loves to play in but which is by far his least successful major. The Swedish world number five, however, will begin his Augusta challenge on Thursday as the British Open champion after claiming his first… Read More »

German major sees lengthy battle for Islamic State Iraq stronghold

ERBIL, Iraq: Islamic State militants are expected to fight bitterly to hold onto their de-facto Iraqi capital, and the battle to retake Mosul will likely be a bloody one, a German major helping train local forces said on Thursday. Major Rene Braun leads a group of 40 German soldiers who are training Kurdish peshmerga forces… Read More »