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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Golf
Varner wins Australian PGA Championship; Scott finishes 3rd (The Associated Press)
Harold Varner III held on to win the Australian PGA Championship by two shots on Sunday, claiming his first title outside the United States after a roller-coaster last round 65 that included seven birdies and two bogeys in a nine-hole run at Royal Pines. Varner was two clear of Andrew Dodt and four clear of former No.1-ranked Adam Scott. Dodt held a two-shot lead before the final round but couldn't match it with Varner's nine birdies over the last 18 holes and closed with a 69.
NASCAR
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on long concussion recovery (The Associated Press)
The longer Dale Earnhardt Jr. couldn't drive because of the debilitating effects of a concussion, the more uptight he became. ''When I did that I became a better version of myself,'' Earnhardt said. Earnhardt spoke to reporters Friday night after accepting the award as NASCAR's most popular driver for a record 14th straight year.
NBA
Lillard has 19 and Blazers defeat Heat 99-92 (Yahoo Sports)
While Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum didn't have their usual offensive outburst against Miami, they both got baskets when it mattered. Lillard scored 19 points and McCollum had 17, including a pair of late baskets, to rally the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-92 victory over the Heat on Saturday night. ''We just find a way,'' Lillard said.
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NHL
Draisaitl scores in OT, Oilers snap Ducks' 3-game win streak (Yahoo Sports)
Leon Draisaitl scored his 10th goal of the season 3:16 into overtime and Edmonton came away with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. ''There is a lot of talk about what Connor does, and that is pretty evident, but I think we are seeing another young guy really emerge as a go-to guy in Leon,'' Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. Drake Caggiula and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who have won two in a row.
Local Sports Headlines
Talkin' Tigers continue strong season (11/23/16)
Mountain Home High School's Talkin' Tigers speech and debate team continued its strong season after posting wins during a tournament at Highland High School on Nov. 11 and 12. The Talkin' Tigers won two of the seven speech events the team entered. A total of 18 high schools attended the event in Pocatello with Mountain Home's 15-person squad finishing fourth overall...
Lady Tigers roar during season debut (11/19/16)
When Mountain Home High School girls varsity basketball team entered the gym at Columbia High School, fans knew something had changed. With a new offense and defense, combined and a winning attitude, the Lady Tigers started the season on Saturday ready to play...
Lady Tigers soccer players receive conference honors (11/05/16)
Following a winning season on the soccer field, Mountain Home High School's Lady Tigers soccer team earned a number of honors during the Southern Idaho All Conference Awards event. An award voted on by coaches only, they create an all-star team consisting of 11 first team and 11 second team players in addition to presenting honorable mentions to other players...
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