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                                      SUN CITY, South Africa -- Taking advantage of Rory McIlroys absence, Henrik Stenson forged a late charge Thursday to put himself a shot off the lead after the opening round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Bo Scarbrough Jersey .Stenson can clinch the Race to Dubai title with a victory in South Africa, and three birdies in his last four holes on Day 1 put him in contention for that, and a second Nedbank title.Stenson opened with a 3-under 69, just one behind a three-way tie for the lead made up of Felipe Aguilar, Jeunghun Wang and Ross Fisher.Its the first year the Nedbank Challenge forms part of the European Tours three-tournament final series. The Nedbank follows last weekends Turkish Airlines Open, and the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai is to come next weekend.McIlroy, the Race to Dubai winner the past two seasons, skipped the Turkish Airlines Open and the Nedbank. McIlroy is third in the standings behind Stenson and Danny Willett.In South Africa, Stenson started with five straight pars and bogeyed No. 6. He picked up shots at Nos. 8 and 9, but really found his groove at Gary Player Country Club late in his opening round.While the British Open champion climbed up the leaderboard, Willett was in trouble after opening with a 3-over 75. The Masters champion had a triple-bogey eight on the second hole, made four other bogeys, and faces a long haul to get back in contention.At the top, Aguilar set the clubhouse lead with his 68, dropping just one shot and collecting five birdies. Wang and Fisher matched that later in the afternoon, while Stenson was one of seven players a shot behind the leaders.One of them is Alex Noren, who is the European Tours in-form golfer and is seeking a fourth title this season. Connor Williams Jersey . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. Cowboys Jersesys Outlet . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. http:///...chael-gallup-jersey/ .S District Court against Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner and his own union, the MLBPA. Its been nearly two months since Clayton Kershaw last took the mound for Los Angeles, and whats happened in his absence has been pretty encouraging for the Dodgers.Kershaws last appearance came in a loss to Pittsburgh on June 26, and Los Angeles trailed San Francisco by eight games in the NL West following that game. Since then, the Dodgers are 27-19 without their ace -- and they now lead the division by a half-game. Kershaws herniated disk was the type of injury that could have derailed his teams entire season, but the Dodgers have been able to withstand it so far.Were right where we need to be in the race coming into September, manager Dave Roberts said. I feel fortunate. Am I surprised? No. With the players we have in that clubhouse, Im not. Our guys are focused on winning baseball games. Thats what we need to do moving forward.Kershaw is 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA. He has 145 strikeouts and nine walks. Baseball-Reference.com ranks him No. 1 in the National League in wins above replacement (WAR) this year, even though hes thrown only 121 innings. Its hard to overstate what the Dodgers are losing by not having him available.And yet Los Angeles never faded from postseason contention. In fact, its the Giants who have been thoroughly mediocre for the last couple months, squandering their division lead.For the Dodgers, rookie shortstop Corey Seager leads an infield that also includes offensive threats like Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez. The rotation clearly misses Kershaw -- not to mention Zack Greinke, who left as a free agent -- but Kenta Maeda has been solid, and rookie Juilo Urias has made a contribution.If Kershaw does comme back soon, it will be to a team thats in much better shape than the one he left. Cedrick Wilson Jr. Jersey. Here are a few other developments from around baseball:SNAPPEDWashingtons Jayson Werth had his streak of 46 games reaching base end Friday night. The last time Werth had failed to reach base was June 19, but during his streak, his batting average went up only six points from .250 to .256.His on-base percentage, on the other hand, increased from .318 to .346.DEFENDING THE CROWNCount out the Royals at your peril. Kansas City has won eight games in the row and is now only 3 + games behind a wild card. Danny Duffy won his 10th straight decision Sunday.Five of Kansas Citys eight wins in its streak have come against last-place Minnesota, but the Royals also took three straight from a Detroit team that had been playing well.FANTASY FOCUSYulieski Gurriel was called up from the minors by the Houston Astros on Sunday and singled in his first big league at-bat. He finished 1 for 2 with a walk and a groundout, although he left the game with hamstring tightness.The Astros have high hopes for Gurriel, and fantasy owners will be pleased with the idea that he could play multiple positions.LINE OF THE WEEKKris Bryant went 5 for 5 with two homers and five RBI on Thursday to lead the Chicago Cubs over Milwaukee 9-6. 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