September 8, 2013 |
Seven months after losing its Olympic place, wrestling was reinstated for the 2020 Games on Sunday in Buenos Aires when the IOC overturned a decision many members thought was a mistake. The sport, which has ancient roots in the Olympics, easily defeated bids from baseball-softball and squash. It will now join the program of the 2020 Games, which were awarded to Tokyo on Saturday. Wrestling, which was surprisingly dropped from the list of core sports in February, received 49 votes to win in the first round of secret balloting by the International Olympic Committee.
July 21, 2013 |
GULLANE, Scotland - You could argue that Fred Couples found what Ponce de Leon couldn't. He is 53, still hitting it a mile and still in the occasional mix at major golf tournaments. Mr. Fountain of Youth shot two-over 73 in the British Open on Saturday, after making the cut well in front of 43 mostly younger guys. That went with his opening 75 and Friday's 74. "Looking for a 72 Sunday," Couples joked. There are dozens of reasons, at his age, for Couples to merely show up, enjoy being there and not be competitive.
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June 12, 2013
Miller Barber Champion golfer with unusual swing Miller Barber, 82, a golfer with a unique swing who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, died Tuesday. The PGA Tour announced his death but did not provide details. He played in 1,297 tournaments on the PGA Tour and the 50-and-over circuit, winning 11 times in 694 PGA Tour starts and adding 24 victories in 603 events on the Champions Tour. Barber was born in March 31, 1931, in Shreveport, La., and grew up in Texarkana, Texas.
June 2, 2013 |
Michael Adams , an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers was stabbed twice during an attempted carjacking on the city's South Side district, police said. Police said Adams, 23, told officers he was standing near his truck shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday when he was confronted by three men, one armed with a knife and one with a handgun. Adams told officers the trio tried to carjack him, but he didn't have his car keys. He said "the situation escalated" and one man pointed the gun at his face while the other stabbed him twice before all three fled, according to police.
May 2, 2013 |
The person who called PGA Tour officials and reported an infraction that Tiger Woods committed during the Masters this year has been identified by Sports Illustrated: David Eger, who has won four times on the over-50 Champions Tour. On the second day of the Masters, Eger watched Woods play the 15th hole. His third shot hit the flagstick and caromed into the water. Eger then watched Woods take his drop. For that situation, the rules are that the player is to drop "as nearly as possible" to the ball's previous position.
May 2, 2013 |
Undefeated pro boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. puts his spotless record and his World Boxing Council welterweight title on the line Saturday night against Robert Guerrero Mayweather (43-0, 26 knockouts) is a 7-1 favorite over Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs). A few think Mayweather might get a better fight from Guerrero's father, Ruben, who made a spectacle of himself at the pre-fight news conference on Wednesday. "We're going to beat up the woman beater," Ruben Guerrero said. "He must've learned that from his old man. He beat up his wife right in front of his kids.