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December 9, 2009 | Bill Plaschke
It dominated this year's sports scene like a black-tasseled whip. Athletes were embarrassed by it, executives were crushed under it, and at least one former Notre Dame football coach tripped over it and fell on his big fat face. FOR THE RECORD: Athletes' transgressions: A column by Bill Plaschke in the Dec. 9 Sports section about media coverage of the many transgressions of sports figures this year said we were treated to reports about allegations made in court that basketball star Dwyane Wade had given his wife a sexually transmitted disease.
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December 8, 2009 | Bill Dwyre
Think of the current state of men's professional golf as a series of angry weather fronts, all moving fast on a collision course. When this happens off Cape Cod, fishermen die. Golf's imperfect storm is with us. A little of the bloom is off the rose. The salad days are going on without the dressing. Monday was media day for the Bob Hope Classic golf tournament at La Quinta. Media days, by nature, are benign. Nice things are said, the future is painted as rosy and everybody has lunch and plays golf.
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December 8, 2009 | By Willoughby Mariano and Henry Pierson Curtis
Investigators suspected that golfer Tiger Woods was under the influence when he crashed his sport-utility vehicle outside his Isleworth, Fla., home, but an attempt to collect medical evidence was denied by the Orange-Osceola state attorney's office, according to a law enforcement document. A witness who pulled Woods out of the Cadillac Escalade said the golfer "consumed alcohol earlier in the day" before the Nov. 27 accident, the record released by the state attorney's office said.
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December 3, 2009 | By David Wharton
Like a tricky downhill putt, the Tiger Woods story keeps rolling along, gaining momentum with each new turn. The latest developments emerged Wednesday with an US Weekly report that linked him to yet another alleged mistress and the release of a voice mail that Woods allegedly left on her phone. The megastar golfer -- known for zealously guarding his privacy -- posted a lengthy statement on his website, apologizing to fans for his "transgressions" and asking that he be allowed to deal with the situation "behind closed doors."
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December 2, 2009 | By Jim Peltz
Players and tournament officials said Tuesday they were disappointed that Tiger Woods would miss his charity's golf tournament in Thousand Oaks but that they respected his decision. "Yeah, I'm disappointed not to be able to play against him," said Stewart Cink, winner of the British Open this year and one of 18 players in the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club. And for the fans, Cink said, "with him not being here that's unfortunate for them." But the event's ticket holders were not demanding a substantial number of refunds after Woods opted not to play this week in the wake of his car accident that sparked a global media sensation, the tournament's director said.
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December 2, 2009 | By Willoughby Mariano and Bianca Prieto
After five days of speculation about Tiger Woods' crash outside his mansion, the Florida Highway Patrol announced Tuesday it gave the world's No. 1 golfer a traffic ticket. Woods already has paid the $164 fine, court records show. Woods, 33, drove carelessly when he steered his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and then into a neighbor's tree about 2:25 a.m. Friday, troopers said. In addition to the fine, he received four points on his driving record, FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes said.
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December 1, 2009 | By David Wharton and Jim Peltz
The statement, issued by Tiger Woods through his website Monday, came as no surprise. Dogged by questions about an early-morning, single-car accident outside his home, Woods announced he will skip an annual golf tournament he plays host to in Thousand Oaks this week. "I'm certain it will be an outstanding event," he said Monday, "and I'm very sorry that I can't be there." The decision to remain shuttered from public view continues a pattern by golf's often-private megastar and will probably turn up the volume on a growing controversy.
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November 30, 2009 | By Scott Kraft
Of all of the world's sports superstars, Tiger Woods has been blessed with one of the more idyllic lives -- a gorgeous wife, two adorable children, multiple millions in the bank, and an image of purity and excellence that transcends the sport he dominates. But the image, and with it one of the sporting world's premium brands, was under threat Sunday as the mystery surrounding his one-car accident, just a few steps from his Florida mansion on Friday, deepened and as he continued to refuse to talk to authorities.
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November 28, 2009 | By Jim Peltz
The initial media reports that instantly spread around the globe sounded dire: Tiger Woods had been "seriously" hurt in a car accident early Friday and was hospitalized. It turned out the superstar golfer's injuries, first reported by the Orlando Sentinel, weren't as dreadful as the word "serious" implied in the police report. But as additional details emerged, it appeared Woods certainly suffered more than a fender bender. Woods, 33, was backing out of his driveway in the Isleworth community near Orlando, Fla., at 2:25 a.m. when he struck a fire hydrant and then hit a neighbor's tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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