|_______________||1 || Golf-Open venue Troon votes to accept women members |
|Members of Scotland's Royal Troon golf club, the venue of next month's British Open, voted "overwhelmingly" on Friday to admit women, thereby protecting the course's place on the Open rota. "We welcome this decision by the membership at Royal Troon and recognise its significance for the club," an R&A spokesman said.|
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|_______________||2 || Woods withdraws from British Open, as expected |
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this month's British Open, organizers the Royal & Ancient Golf Club said on Friday. The news was merely a formality as there was never any indication that Woods would be healthy enough to play in the July 14-17 event at Royal Troon in Scotland. Woods tied for ninth the last time the Open was held at Troon in 2004.
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|_______________||3 || Golf-Woods withdraws from British Open, as expected |
|(Corrects years of Woods Open wins at St Andrews in fourth para) July 1 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this month's British Open, organisers the Royal & Ancient Golf Club said on Friday. The news was merely a formality as there was never any indication that Woods would be healthy enough to play in the July 14-17 event at Royal Troon in Scotland. Woods tied for ninth the last time the Open was held at Troon in 2004.|
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|_______________||4 || NFL commissioner Goodell made $32 mn to boss richest sports league |
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid nearly $32 million in fiscal year 2015, according to the latest tax returns filed by the league and made public on Friday. The 32-team American football league is the richest in sport from top to bottom, in part because of the guidance of Goodell, who has overseen record-shattering television rights deals. Goodell's 2015 salary of $31.74 million was a dip from $31.4 million the previous year and the $44 million he was paid in 2013, a figure that included extra bonus money plus pension and other deferred payments.
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|_______________||5 || NBA guard Mayo gets two-year drug ban |
Free agent guard O.J. Mayo was banned from the NBA for at least two years on Friday for violating the league's anti-drug program. Mayo, who has spent eight seasons in the league since being taken with the third overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, had been previously suspended for 10 games in 2011 after testing positive for steroids he said were taken unknowingly in a supplement. After being dismissed and disqualified from the league for his latest violation, Mayo cannot apply for reinstatement for two years, so his actual punishment could last longer if such a bid is rejected.
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|_______________||6 || McIlroy hits form to surge into share of French Open lead |
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) - Rory McIlroy fired a brilliant five-under-par 66 to surge into a five-way share of the lead after the second round of the 100th French Open at Golf National on Friday. The Northern Irishman is tied with Mikko Ilonen, Brandon Stone, Thongchai Jaidee and Jeunghun Wang on five under par at the halfway stage. Masters champion Danny Willett missed the cut for the second week in a row on five over.
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