Willow ptarmigan

...over the chest and back, leaving the belly (and most of the wings) white. That is why these birds are called red grouse in Scotland, and this was the plumage sported by the elegant fellow we saw.All the birds will be white when winter comes. Winter plumage...
Sports on TV for Oct. 4

AUTO RACING 10:30 a.m., NBCSN - NASCAR Spring Cup Series, The AAA 400, at Dover, Del. 4 p.m., ESPN2 - NHRA Drag Racing, Keystone Nationals, at Reading, Pa. GOLF 3:30 a.m., GOLF - Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Final-round, at Scotland 11 a.m.
Sports on TV for Oct. 01

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 3:30 p.m., ESPN - Miami (Fla.) at Cincinnati 3:30 p.m., ESPNU - Alabama State at Texas Southern GOLF 4 a.m., GOLF - Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, First-round, at Scotland 11 a.m., GOLF - Web.
Europe leads US 8-5 at Solheim Cup

...Piller were 1 up over Germany's Caroline Masson and Sweden's Caroline Hedwall after 16 holes played.Catriona Matthew of Scotland gave the Europeans reason to cheer when she birdied the 15th hole to leave her and Karine Icher of France 1 up against Brittany...
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US stages comeback to win Solheim Cup after disputed call

...knit group we've ever been a part of. We never stopped believing," Stanford said.Pressel defeated Catriona Matthew of Scotland by 2 holes, Lee defeated Gwladys Nocera of France 3 and 1, Wie had eight birdies in a huge 6 and 4 win over Caroline Hedwall...
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Spieth pursues Grand Slam quest

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - There was no escaping Jordan Spieth...the John Deere Classic, arriving in Scotland about 10:30 a.m. and checking into...John Deere Classic so he could get to Scotland earlier. He never gave it a second...
Spieth no Tiger, but that's not a bad thing

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jordan Spieth was practicing a shot he hopes he won't need this...when others suggested he might be better served by leaving early for Scotland to discover the many vagaries of the oldest course in golf.But Spieth...
Park wins Women's Brit Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland - As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women's British Open, it quickly became clear which South...
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Little guarantee Spieth will ever get another chance

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The odds of a Grand Slam already were long simply because no one had ever swept the four professional majors in one year. If...
Spieth, amateur Dunne eyeing history at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday.Jordan Spieth punched...


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