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2012 Ryder Cup Day 3: Europe completes epic comeback to retain Cup

The United States led 10-6 entering Sunday, but Europe mounted a historical comeback to retain the Ryder Cup.

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Love's plan worked brilliantly ... until it didn't

Davis Love is digging in, defending his decisions as a Ryder Cup captain. Love has been under scrutiny after the American's Sunday collapse cost them the cup.

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McIlroy atop Woods in World Golf Rankings

Rory McIlroy has breathing room atop the current World Golf Rankings.

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The MVP of Europe's epic upset

An American implosion certainly helped Europe complete an improbable, epic comeback at the Ryder Cup. But it was Ian Poulter and his inspired play on Saturday afternoon that helped turn the tide.

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No Love after historic U.S. collapse

Following his team's historic collapse at the 2012 Ryder Cup, United States captain Davis Love III will unfortunately face harsh critique of his coaching strategy. Here's why that shouldn't happen.

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Woods, Molinari halve Sunday's final match

Tiger Woods and Francesco Molinari halved the final match of the day, but it didn't matter, as Europe clinched the Ryder Cup moments earlier when Martin Kaymer defeated Steve Stricker.

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Kaymer defeats Stricker, Europe wins Ryder Cup

Martin Kaymer defeated Steve Stricker and clinched a European victory at the 2012 Ryder Cup.

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Dufner holds off Hanson, USA and Europe tied

Jason Dufner did his best to keep the Americans from an epic choke with a 2-up win that got the USA even with Europe at 13-13.

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Westwood defeats Kuchar; Europe, U.S. tied

Europe's Lee Westwood took a point with a 3 and 2 win over American Matt Kuchar, giving the Europeans a 13-12 lead at the 2012 Ryder Cup.

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Poulter prevails over Simpson, pulls Europe even

Ian Poulter remained undefeated in Chicago after he defeated Webb Simpson to pull the Euros even with the US at 10 points apiece.

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Donald clinches 1st Euro point, Poulter goes for 2

The European team needs to capture eight of the remaining 12 points in Sunday singles at the Ryder Cup, and veteran Luke Donald started things off on the right foot. Donald was chosen by Jose Maria Olazabal to lead off and capture the first point, and he delivered. Donald is 10-4-1 in the Ryder Cup, and he instantly pounced on Bubba Watson and never surrendered the lead. Donald pushed it to 4-up on the back side, slowly choking off Bubba, one of the Americans' emotional leaders. Watson made things interesting by winning back-to-back holes down the stretch, but Donald clinched it on the 17th green, 2&1. With USA needing 14.5 points to clinch, the lead is now at 10-7.

The next three matches after Donald-Watson are all-square, and the Euros will likely need to take two of three if they want to get the momentum going and entertain a shot at a Sunday comeback. Webb Simpson led Ian Poulter for much of the match, but the Englishman rolled one in for birdie on No. 12 to pull it even. Poulter is the heart and soul of the European team, and if Simpson were to knock him off (or halve it), it would be a huge blow. In addition to that second match, the Rory McIlroy-Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose-Phil Mickelson matches are all-square on the back side at Medinah.

Paul Lawrie is currently the only other European leading a match, rolling over 2012 FedExCup winner Brandt Snedeker through the first 12 holes. Lawrie is 4-up on Snedeker and will likely clinch the second point of the day for the Euros with that upset.

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Poulter relishes 1st-tee roar; Bradley not so much

Bubba Watson has pumped up the crowd during his opening tee shots, but don't expect Keegan Bradley to do the same.

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Ryder Cup 2012 day 3 preview

The United States enters Sunday's play needing just 4.5 points to assure they'll win the Ryder Cup.

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Ian Poulter is on fire, but can the Europeans win?

The United States is on the verge of winning the Ryder Cup on Sunday, but can Ian Poulter lead the Europeans to a Sunday upset?

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Sunday Singles pairings for 2012 Ryder Cup

Team USA is looking going going into Sunday Singles, but need to finish off a tough Team Europe.

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