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Golf-McIlroy faces battle to avoid missing cut at wet Honda
World number one Rory McIlroy faced a battle to make the cut at the Honda Classic at PGA National on Friday, reaching the turn at five over-par for the tournament. Heavy rain leading to standing water on the greens caused delays of over two hours on Friday morning but when play did resume, McIlroy found it hard going. McIlroy has not missed a cut since the Irish Open in 2014.
Women athletes have more concussions than men, new study shows
"They carried me off the rink and then I threw up," the 29-year-old Hughes, the 2002 Olympic champion said, her deep blues eyes widening. I was just 11." While men's contact sports like football and ice hockey are most associated with concussions, women actually have them much more often than men, said Dr. Robert Stevens, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who specializes in brain injury...
Rose undergoes knee surgery, out four to six weeks
Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose underwent successful right knee surgery Friday and should return to the Chicago Bulls in four to six weeks, general manager Gar Forman said. The operation to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee found only a small tear, a break considering the 26-year-old playmaker's history of major knee injuries. It's the second season in a row Rose has suffered a torn right meniscus...
Bulls' Rose has surgery, expected back in 4-6 weeks
(Reuters) - Chicago Bulls All-Star guard Derrick Rose is expected to be back in action in four to six weeks after having knee surgery on Friday, the National Basketball Association team said. Rose, 26, had a meniscectomy to repair torn medial meniscus in his right knee, his third knee surgery since 2012. "We're anticipating his return to play is four-six weeks," Bulls general manager Gar Forman told reporters, adding that Rose was able to walk out of the hospital after undergoing an outpatient procedure...
Sky News shows student picture of 'Jihadi John' in baseball cap
Sky News broadcast a photograph of the 26-year-old wearing a black cap with a logo that resembled the P from the Pittsburgh Pirates U.S. Major League Baseball team, which it said was stored by the University of Westminster where he studied. Two U.S. government sources have told Reuters that Emwazi is Jihadi John, the black-clad militant seen brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent in videos released by Islamic State (IS)...
British TV shows student picture of 'Jihadi John' in baseball cap
Sky News broadcast a photograph of the 26-year-old wearing a black cap with a logo that resembled the P from the Pittsburgh Pirates U.S. Major League Baseball team, which it said was stored by the University of Westminster where he studied. Two U.S. government sources have told Reuters that Emwazi is Jihadi John, the black-clad militant seen brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent in videos released by Islamic State (IS)...
Golf-European Tour Joburg Open scores
Feb 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Joburg Open on Friday in Johannesburg. The cut was set at 139. ...
Clarke misses cut as Coetsee grabs Jo'burg Open lead
Just a week after the euphoria of being named Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke missed the cut at the European Tour's Jo'burg Open following a sloppy round of 72 on Friday. The Northern Irishman played on the supposedly easier West Course at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Club, but three bogeys on his back nine meant the former British Open champion missed out on the weekend action by four strokes...
Golf-Clarke misses cut as Coetsee grabs Jo'burg Open lead
Just a week after the euphoria of being named Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke missed the cut at the European Tour's Jo'burg Open following a sloppy round of 72 on Friday. The Northern Irishman played on the supposedly easier West Course at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Club, but three bogeys on his back nine meant the former British Open champion missed out on the weekend action by four strokes...
Going to the game? Pack earplugs and lose the vuvuzela, WHO says
Sports fans risk having their hearing ruined by vuvuzela trumpets and deliberate attempts to increase stadium noise and they need to start seeing earplugs as something cool, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Shelly Chadha, a WHO expert on preventing deafness, said some U.S. sporting crowds consider breaking noise levels as an achievement, and cited a 136.6 decibel world record claimed by Seattle Seahawks fans in 2013...
Fore! In Iran, golf remains a game of the elite
The bumpy fairways and patchy putting surfaces -- more burnt-out browns than grassy greens -- are not much to look at. In Iran however, this is golf at its finest. In the same way that the streets of Tehran got new names when the Islamic republic dramatically came into being in 1979, so did the Engelhab ("Revolution" in Farsi) Club. Iran's only recognised golf course has had a fairly rough time since...
'King' James and Cavs rule Warriors
LeBron James posted a season-high 42 points with 11 rebounds and five assists to lead Cleveland to a 110-99 NBA victory over league-leading Golden State. In Thursday's game, touted as a possible NBA finals preview, James insisted the Cavaliers weren't out to make a statement against the Warriors, but they did so nevertheless. Cleveland avenged a 112-94 loss to the Warriors in January as they notched their fourth straight victory and an 18th win in their last 20 games...
Earl Lloyd, first African-American in NBA, dead at 86
(Reuters) - Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday at the age of 86, the league said on its website. The cause of death was not disclosed. Lloyd paved the way for black players when he made his NBA debut with the Washington Capitols in 1950. He missed the 1951-52 season due to military service but later won a championship with the Syracuse Nationals and also played for the Detroit Pistons before retiring in 1960...
NBA's Derrick Rose set for knee operation
Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose will have surgery on Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Chicago Bulls said. Rose will undergo a meniscectomy, which is removal of part or all of the meniscus, and Bulls general manager Gar Forman will discuss the 26-year-old's prognosis after the procedure. If the tear is small, it's possible Rose could return within six weeks...
McIlroy struggles in wind, unheralded Herman leads Honda Classic
World number one Rory McIlroy battled to a three-over-par 73 at a windswept Honda Classic in his first US PGA Tour start of 2015. Given Thursday's daunting conditions, which saw only 19 players break par, the Northern Irishman wasn't too disappointed with an effort that left him eight shots off the pace set by Web.com Tour graduate Jim Herman.
Herman says Trump gave him timely push to make the tour
By Simon Evans PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) - Honda Classic first round leader Jim Herman's dream of making the PGA Tour looked to be fading when he was working as an assistant professional at the Trump National course in New Jersey. Trying and failing to qualify for the highly competitive U.S. circuit at the second stage of qualifying school in Tampa proved to be demoralizing for the Cincinnati-born Herman, who eventually threw in the towel...
McIlroy struggles in wind at Honda but lives to fight on
By Simon Evans PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has had his share of ups and downs at the Honda Classic and Thursday's opening round, where he shot a three-over-par 73, was no different. The Northern Irishman won at PGA National in 2012 with a victory that sent him to the world number one spot for the first time in his career and signaled his arrival as one of the sport's true stars...
American Herman moves one ahead at Honda Classic
By Simon Evans PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) - American journeyman Jim Herman was the unlikely first round leader at the Honda Classic after shooting a five-under-par 65 as world number one Rory McIlroy struggled at blustery PGA National on Thursday. Northern Irishman McIlroy, looking to make a winning start to his build-up to the April 9-12 Masters, recovered from an erratic first 14 holes as he finished birdie-birdie for a three-over 73...
Golf-American Herman moves one ahead at Honda Classic
* Flawless 65 earns Herman outright lead * McIlroy opens with a 73 on blustery day (Updates at close of play) By Simon Evans PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida, Feb 26 (Reuters) - American journeyman Jim Herman was the unlikely first round leader at the Honda Classic after shooting a five-under-par 65 as world number one Rory McIlroy struggled at blustery PGA National on Thursday. Herman, 37, has never won on the PGA Tour and was not even sure of entry into the tournament on Monday but he handled the tough conditions superbly as he stayed bogey-free while recording five birdies on the Champion Course...
U.S. judge rules for Vikings' Peterson in NFL discipline case
By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday overturned the NFL's suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who had pleaded no contest to charges of hitting his son with a switch, and sent the case back to the league's arbitration process for resolution. Despite the ruling, Peterson's future remains unclear and until the matter is settled, the NFL placed the league's 2012 Most Valuable Player on the commissioner's exempt list, taking him off the field with pay...