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    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The moment felt as historic as it gets in womens golf. Ryan Murray Jersey .Stacy Lewis won the Womens British Open at St. Andrews with a birdie-birdie finish, the last one set up by a classic links shot when she used a putter from 40 yards short of the green to get through the famous Valley of Sin.She was beaming as she posed with the trophy on the 18th green at the Home of Golf.And that was the last she saw of it.They take your picture, and then they take it from you, and you get a three-quarter sized replica in the mail, Lewis said Tuesday morning.She laughed at the memory from 2013, and there was a point behind it as Lewis prepared for what she considers the biggest opportunity of her career.Olympic medals are forever.After you win a medal, what do you do? You take it home with you, Lewis said. You dont ever have to give it back.One week of golfs most excellent Olympic adventure hasnt solved the question that has lingered over the sport even before it was allowed back into the Olympic family, at least through the Tokyo Games in 2020.Is it the pinnacle of sport? Is Olympic gold more valuable than Augusta green?That no longer seems relevant.Justin Rose was in the best position to provide an answer because he now has one of each -- the silver U.S. Open trophy from Merion in 2013, an Olympic gold medal from his victory Sunday at Olympic Golf Course that came down to the very last shot.There is no comparison, and there doesnt need to be.I think they should live in separate columns and different worlds, Rose said. Obviously, major championships right now have all the history. But I feel like this was an opportunity not to be missed. I feel like it resonated far wider than maybe my U.S. Open victory.Golf careers are not defined by the Olympics. Not yet. Probably not ever.It was not part of the Olympic program when Bobby Jones was feted with a ticker-tape parade in New York for his impregnable quadrilateral of winning the British Open, British Amateur, U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in 1930. There was no talk of Olympic gold when Arnold Palmer cooked up the notion of the modern Grand Slam in 1960, or when Jack Nicklaus set the gold standard in golf with his 18 professional majors.Thats too much history to catch.Golf has been its own tiny village, and it was invited into a much larger world of sport in Rio, where all athletes are respected equally.If anything, golfers had to earn their place.Padraig Harrington couldnt wait to see table tennis when he arrived at the Olympics, and he was asked if he considered table tennis players to be athletes.Ive never questioned whether a table tennis player is an athlete. I believe they are. Fantastic athletes, he said. I would even put them before golf. You dont see too many overweight, smoking table tennis players.Rose didnt show up at Olympic Golf Course, work on his putting and chipping, post the lowest score over 72 holes and go home with the golden prize. He took in the full Olympic experience. He felt part of the British nation of athletes and wanted to do his part. He was among five British athletes to win gold on Sunday. His appeal went beyond golf, beyond sport, to an Olympic audience that reaches all corners of the globe.So many other Olympians dont have the Masters or the PGA Championship to look forward to next year. One mistake, one false start, one slip and the next chance at glory is four years.Thats made golfers appreciate what they have.We should never complain again, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson said. Were always going to complain about three-putts, but we should never complain about what we have and what we dont have and all these things. Were so blessed. When you look at these other countries, and these athletes that train for years -- not just hours, years -- and they got 30 seconds or they got a minute or they got under ten seconds. And I get to show up at Augusta every year from now on because I won there.So its humbling, for sure, he said. This is the greatest thing Ive ever done.And he didnt even leave with a medal.Rose did, and his biggest dilemma is what to do with his Olympic gold.Maybe Ill get a little mannequin with a podium jacket for it, he said.He only knew he didnt have to give it back. Artemi Panarin Jersey Sergei Bobrovsky Jersey . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". ;. LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns and Yedidiah Louis hauled in 11 of those passes for 125 yards as Sam Houston State drubbed Northwestern State 48-16 in Southland Conference action Saturday night.The Bearkats (10-0, 8-0) will host Central Arkansas (9-1, 8-0) in a conference showdown for the league title on Nov. 19. The Bears beat Nicholls 31-24 earlier Saturday.Briscoe, who sat after three quarters, had already thrown for 300 yards and four scores in the first half. Lewis had ninne catches for 118 yards and Nathan Stewart grabbed six for 98 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half. Seth Jones Jersey. 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