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  • July 23, 2019
    WATFORD, England -- Alex Noren of Sweden held his nerve at the British Masters on Sunday to claim a third European Tour title in his last eight tournaments.Noren carded a final round of 69 at The Grove to finish on 18-under 266, two shots ahead of Bernd Wiesberger (67), with Lee Westwood (67) a shot further back in third.Ranked 110th after missing the cut in the Irish Open in May, Noren will be 18th in Mondays updated standings after adding Sundays triumph -- and the first prize of 500,000 pounds ($608,000) -- to victories in the Scottish Open and European Masters.I just worked quite hard and sometimes you get lucky like this, Noren said. You have to hit the right shots at the right times and Im very happy. I believe in myself, but the big thing is you dont have to play a perfect game.Just a few parts of your game need to be strong to get a win and I try to stay humble. I know golf is a tough game.Noren, whose win made certain of a Masters debut at Augusta in April, took a three-shot lead into the final round and birdied the first two holes, only for playing partner Richard Bland to do likewise.Blands bogey on the seventh left Noren four clear, but the Swede then bogeyed the eighth as Bland, who tied for fourth, holed from 50 feet across the green for an unlikely birdie.Norens lead was down to a single shot when he bogeyed the 11th and he did superbly to save par on the next -- thanks to a brilliant recovery shot from the trees.Wiesberger of Austria briefly joined Noren at the top of the leaderboard with a birdie on the par-five 15th, only for Noren to do likewise from a near-identical position in the group behind.With Wiesberger unable to birdie the 18th, Noren knew all he needed was a par to win, but a superb pitch to two feet set up a birdie to cap off a brilliant run of form.Unfortunately this was not quite my week on the greens, but to finish well in a strong field like this helps going into the final couple of events this year, Wiesberger said.I would have loved to squeeze another birdie in there, give him something to think about coming up the last. But Im still very happy with my performance. Dick Butkus Jersey .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Tom Waddle Youth Jersey .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. William Perry Bears Jersey . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Mike Ditka Jersey .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. Cincinnati Bengals?linebacker Vontaze Burfict?has been fined $75,000 by the NFL, but he wont be suspended? for his actions in Sundays game against the Patriots,?a source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday.Burfict has already appealed the fine, the source first reported the amount of Burficts fine.The league reviewed the play in which he was alleged to have stomped on Patriots?running back LeGarrette Blount?and another in which Burfict hit tight end?Martellus Bennett?in the knee area on a play in which he was not Tomm Bradys intended receiver.dddddddddddd The Bengals said Burfict was reacting to Bradys pump fake.Burfict began the season serving a three-game suspension and has been fined eight times for on-field incidents totaling more than $279,329.Bengals coach Marvin Lewis attended a disciplinary hearing with Burfict in February at the league office in which Burficts behavior was discussed.ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder contributed to this report. ' ' '