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Norman recovering from Florida chainsaw accident
Miami (AFP) - Golf great Greg Norman was recovering at home on Sunday after almost cutting off his hand with a chainsaw.
Norman a 'lucky man' after chainsaw hand injury
(Reuters) - Golfing great Greg Norman said he was "one lucky man" after injuring his left hand while working with a chainsaw at his south Florida home. "Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected. A week ago, Norman posted a picture of himself on Instagram working with a chainsaw to cut a small tree.
England's Casey wins KLM Open in Netherlands
England's Paul Casey won the KLM Open title at Zandvoort on Sunday, carding a final round of 66 to haul in Frenchman Romain Wattel. It was a 13th European Tour title for the Ryder Cup player. Casey, whose fiance Pollyanna Woodward gave birth to a baby boy on September 1, finished at 14 under par, one ahead of three-time champion Simon Dyson, who had a 67, while Wattel fell away with a closing 74...
Rutgers apologizes for taunting T-shirts at Penn State game
By Daniel Kelley (Reuters) - Rutgers football fans who wore T-shirts that read "Ped State" to a weekend game with Pennsylvania State University were "classless," the New Jersey school said on Monday, apologizing for the taunting reference to a former Penn State coach's child sex abuse convictions. “I would like to apologize ... to the Penn State University fans, as well as Rutgers fans that were subjected to this classless display that does not represent the ethos of our university, athletic department or fan base,” Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann said in a statement...
Tiger expects 'very full' schedule next season
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has yet to swing a golf club since missing the cut at last month's PGA Championship but said on Monday his recovery from a back injury was progressing well and that he anticipated a full playing schedule next year. Woods, speaking during a news conference for the Dec. 4-7 Hero World Challenge in Orlando, an event he hosts and where the former world number one is scheduled to make his return, said his focus until now had been solely on regaining his strength...
Domestic violence experts hired as NFL advisors
New York (AFP) - Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday that the league was hiring three domestic violence experts as senior advisors and creating a new vice president of social responsibility post.
NFL's Vikings reinstate Peterson after child abuse charge
Adrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back facing charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son, was reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. Peterson was held out of the Vikings' game on Sunday, a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots, following his indictment last week in Texas for negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, the latest domestic violence case to rock the NFL...
Tests on Redskins QB Griffin III show no ankle fracture
(Reuters) - Tests on the injured ankle of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III showed no fracture but there is no timetable for his return to action, coach Jay Gruden said Monday. Griffin, who missed time due to various injuries during his record-setting rookie season of 2012, dislocated his left ankle during the first quarter of Washington's 41-10 home win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday...
Reinstated Peterson says 'I'm not a child abuser'
Minneapolis (AFP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated Monday by the NFL team, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a switch.
Woods takes McIlroy age comments in stride
Washington (AFP) - Tiger Woods, his 39th birthday looming in December, laughed off 20-something Rory McIlroy's recent estimation that the 14-time major winner and compatriot Phil Mickelson are in the back nine of their careers.
NFL: League adds four women to shape domestic violence policies
The National Football League, reeling from a series of domestic violence cases involving some of its players, said on Monday it hired four women to help shape domestic violence policies. In a memo to the league's 32 teams, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it retained Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith as senior advisors to "shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault...
Depth and unselfish nature carry Team USA
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. Instead, a group of sharp-shooting NBA regulars were unbeaten in Spain and produced a 129-92 victory over Serbia in the final to underline the depth the U...
Asian Tour heads to pastures new with Dubai yearender
The Asian Tour launched its first foray into the Middle East on Monday when it announced its new season-ending tournament would take place in the United Arab Emirates and be called the Dubai Open. Under the terms of a three-year deal, the new tournament will take place in December at an as yet to be determined course and will be promoted and organised by Golf in Dubai, which has run the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic since 1989...
Golf-Asian Tour heads to pastures new with Dubai yearender
The Asian Tour launched its first foray into the Middle East on Monday when it announced its new season-ending tournament would take place in the United Arab Emirates and be called the Dubai Open. Under the terms of a three-year deal, the new tournament will take place in December at an as yet to be determined course and will be promoted and organised by Golf in Dubai, which has run the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic since 1989...
Chicago comeback crashes San Francisco's housewarming party
(Reuters) - The Chicago Bears scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to stun San Francisco 28-20 on Sunday, which spoiled the 49ers first game in their new billion-dollar stadium. Jay Cutler tossed four touchdown passes, including three in the fourth, to help the Bears get their first win of the season. "Jay kept telling us we were still in it," Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, who caught one of Cutler's touchdown passes, told reporters...
Injured stars bring embattled NFL more bad news
An embattled NFL reeling from off-field brutality issues by stars received more bad news with numerous injuries to key players in the second week of an already tumultuous campaign. Carolina coach Ron Rivera reversed himself and benched star defender Greg Hardy, who is appealing an assault conviction to a jury trial, only hours before a 24-7 victory over Detroit. "This was in the best interest of the Carolina Panthers...
Rice will appeal indefinite suspension: reports
Ray Rice, the National Football League star banned indefinitely after video of him knocking out his then-fiancee surfaced, will appeal the suspension, according to multiple reports. NBC, the Baltimore Sun and ESPN on Sunday reported that Rice, a star running back who helped the Baltimore Ravens win last year's Super Bowl, would challenge the indefinite ban handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shortly after the Ravens fired Rice last Monday...
Best three weeks come at perfect time for Horschel
By Mark Lamport-Stokes ATLANTA (Reuters) - Billy Horschel felt "surreal" after producing the best three weeks of his golfing career just when he need to, capping an astonishing playoff run with a three-shot victory at the Tour Championship on Sunday. With his PGA Tour season hanging in the balance after a missed cut at last month's Barclays tournament, he gave himself a timely wake-up call and proceeded to finish second, first and first to secure FedExCup honours and the $10 million jackpot...
Criticism clouds Sunday football amid anger at NFL's Goodell
The stadiums were packed and the fans cheered, but overhanging the Sunday series of National Football League match-ups were continued calls for the ouster of league Commissioner Roger Goodell and outrage over the league's handling of players accused of domestic violence. Fierce criticism of the NFL has come from the White House, women's rights groups, fans of the games and others, with many calling for the Goodell to step down...
Ray Rice expected to appeal NFL suspension: reports
(Reuters) - Ray Rice is expected to appeal his indefinite suspension from the National Football League that followed last week's release of a video showing him punching his then-fiancee during an argument earlier this year, ESPN reported on Sunday, citing sources. The sports network said Rice must file his appeal by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, but that the NFL Players Association still had not finalized plans on what basis to use for the appeal...
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