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PGA Tour of Australia

The John Deere Classic's tradition of inviting promising young players will continue this year. The tournament has awarded a sponsor exemption to Curtis Luck of Australia who recently turned professional after being rated the world's number one amateur golfer.

TPC Deere Run

The line-up for the John Deere Classic golf tournament is starting to take shape, with veterans and rookies reserving spots to play in the $5.6 million dollar event. 

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The Seattle Mariners have fired Pat Shine, General Manager of the Clinton Lumberkings. The news comes in the middle of the season, and right before Tuesday night's All Star game.

Lumberkings spokesman, Erik Oas, says 1969 was the last time a manager was fired before the end of a season. The Mariners did not give a reason for Shine's dismissal. And it surprised both players and staff. Oas says Shine plans to meet with them one last time to say thanks and goodbye.

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Golfers from 11- to 18-years-old will compete in the John Deere Classic Junior Open over the next four days. The Iowa PGA and title sponsor, the John Deere Classic, will hold the tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis.

2016 John Deere Classic Champion Ryan Moore.
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Several top-tier golfers have committed to this year's John Deere Classic, including some previous champions.  

Las Vegas Golden Knights

The Quad City Mallards have joined forces with the newest team in the National Hockey League. Thursday the Mallards announced they've signed a multi-year affiliation agreement with the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Quad Cities Criterium

Bike racing returns to the Quad Cities this weekend for the 52nd year. On Monday the Village of East Davenport will host the Quad Cities Kwik Star Criterium.

Hundreds of professional and amateur bike racers are preparing for the Iowa Memorial Weekend Cycling Classic. Beginning Friday, there'll be four days of bike racing in eastern Iowa. 

2016 John Deere Classic winner Ryan Moore and Deere CEO Sam Allen
WVIK News

It's a milestone year for the John Deere Classic. Deere signed its first sponsorship agreement with the PGA 20 years ago, and now has the third longest sponsor relationship on the the tour.

Sean Flynn Photography/QC Mallards

On Midwest Week, on and off the ice, it was a mostly successful season for the Quad City Mallards.

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