|_______________||1 || Tunsil turmoil reverberates beyond NFL draft day |
The turmoil around Laremy Tunsil's arrival in the NFL continued to reverberate Friday as his former college Ole Miss vowed to "aggressively investigate" his admission he took money from a coach there. A video of Tunsil smoking from a marijuana pipe made in part from a gas mask, which mysteriously appeared on the player's own Twitter account as the draft began, was just the beginning. The video was enough to see the 21-year-old offensive tackle drop from a likely top-five pick to 13th overall, where he was taken by the Miami Dolphins.
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|_______________||2 || Attitude versus analysis in Ryder Cup camps |
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Ryder Cup often produces magical golf, team captains Davis Love III and Darren Clarke concur, but for 20 years it has mainly been European players wielding the magic wand. "It's just special, isn't it," Europe captain Clarke told Reuters in promoting on behalf of sponsors Standard Life Investments this year's competition to be played at Minnesota's Hazeltine course from Sept 30-Oct 2. "We saw a different Payne Stewart, a different David Duval when the Ryder Cup matches came around," added Love, summoning heroes of the past.
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|_______________||3 || Vegas in tie for lead at weather-hit New Orleans |
(Reuters) - Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela surged into a share of the lead at the weather-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans when the thunderstorm-delayed first round was finally completed on Friday. In pursuit of his second victory on the PGA Tour, the 31-year-old from Maturin birdied four of his last nine holes to shoot an eight-under-par 64 on a rain-softened layout at the TPC Louisiana. Veteran South African Retief Goosen opened with a 65, Swede Henrik Norlander returned a 66 and Australian Geoff Ogilvy was among a group of 12 players bunched at 67.
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|_______________||4 || National League batting champ Gordon banned 80 games |
The Miami Marlins' National League batting champion Dee Gordon said Friday he won't appeal an 80-game ban handed down by Major League Baseball for a positive test for steroids. Major League Baseball announced the ban shortly after Gordon and the Marlins defeated the Dodgers 5-3 in Los Angeles late Thursday night -- shortly after 0100 local time in New York.
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|_______________||5 || Furyk to make PGA Tour return next week in Charlotte |
(Reuters) - Jim Furyk will end an injury absence of nearly eight months when he returns to competition at next week's Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, the PGA Tour announced on Friday. The 45-year-old American, a 17-times winner on the U.S. circuit, will also tee it up the following week at the PGA Tour's flagship Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Furyk has been sidelined since he was forced to withdraw after just six holes at the BMW Championship last September due to a bone contusion in his left wrist.
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|_______________||6 || Pak pulls out of LPGA Texas Shootout with tea burn |
South Korean superstar Pak Se-Ri pulled out of the LPGA Texas Shootout in the second round on Friday with a burn on her leg caused by hot tea. Pak, the Hall of Fame-bound legend who has announced this will be her final season on the LPGA tour, opened the tournament with a one-over 72 on Thursday and was one-over for the tournament when she withdrew. The LPGA confirmed on Twitter that she had pulled out "citing an accidental hot tea burn to her lower leg".
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