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March 21, 2014 | By Brian Schmitz
ORLANDO, Fla. - On a day when news broke that Tiger Woods was diagnosed with a bulging disk, Adam Scott was diagnosed with a bulging lead. Scott will be under observation for the next two days as he tries to carry the Arnold Palmer Invitational on his back with the ease of a world-class weightlifter. The Aussie leads the tournament by seven shots and is 14 under at the midway point, following up his course-record-tying 62 with a solid 68 on Friday at Bay Hill. Scott set more tournament records, besting the previous largest lead here after 36 holes: Paul Azinger (1988)
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SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
While Adam Scott continued to hold the lead midway through the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, much of the talk centered on the absent Tiger Woods. According to a Golfweek report , Woods has been diagnosed with a bulging disk that will not require surgery. Earlier this week, he called to inform Palmer that he was withdrawing from the tournament at Bay Hill, where he has won eight times in his career. "I think he's listening to the doctors," Palmer said on Wednesday. "And he mentioned that they're saying that he needs to give it a bit of a rest and see if he can work it out. " Woods has battled back problems since last summer.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Detroit Tigers needed help at shortstop, and the Angels took advantage of that need to fortify their pitching depth. The Angels acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Tigers on Friday for shortstop Andrew Romine. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Alvarez would join the team Sunday and could emerge as a minor league starter or major league swingman. Dipoto said the trade addressed the "much-discussed" issue of whether the Angels had sufficient depth among starting pitchers.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Detroit Tigers needed help at shortstop, and the Angels took advantage of that need to fortify their pitching depth. The Angels acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Tigers on Friday for shortstop Andrew Romine. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Alvarez would join the team Sunday and could emerge as a minor league starter or major league swingman. Romine, 28, was out of options and unlikely to make the Angels. Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters that the switch-hitting Romine could be the left-handed batter in a platoon to replace the injured Jose Iglesias.
SPORTS
March 19, 2014 | By David Wharton
Arnold Palmer will miss having Tiger Woods at his Bay Hill tournament this week, but says he sympathizes with the ailing golfer. "He called me to tell me that his back was still giving him a lot of trouble and he didn't feel he should play," Palmer said in a statement. "I told him I understood and wished him well. " Back spasms have pestered Woods since the Barclays last summer. Pain recently forced him to withdraw from the Honda Classic, and he was visibly hurting during the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Rooney Mara looks to be headed to Neverland. The "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lead is in negotiations to star as the tribal princess Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan origin story "Pan," according to a Variety report. Directed by Joe Wright ("Pride & "Prejudice," "Anna Karenina") from a script by Jason Fuchs, the film is also set to star Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund, with an open casting being held to find a 10-to-12-year-old actor to play Pan, the report says . "Pan," which is scheduled for release July 17, 2015, is said to be a new take on J.M. Barrie's classic tale, set during World War II and following an orphan boy who is kidnapped by pirates and brought to the magical realm of Neverland.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
"Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Rising" puts such a radical spin on superhero comics that it almost reads as satire. The film boasts a Justice League of its own, but one reminiscent of a professional sports league complete with stars, duds, corporate sponsors, a farm system and even an ancillary television network that literally keeps score on these avengers. To recap for the "Tiger & Bunny" uninitiated, the film follows a short-lived anime television series and a 2012 movie ("The Beginning")
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By David Wharton
It seems that Tiger Woods' recurring back spasms are not quite painful enough to keep him off one of his favorite courses. Woods is reportedly working himself into shape - again - and plans to defend his championship at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational next week. "Tiger is continuing to get treatment and and get himself in a good place for next week," his agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN.com. "He intends to be at Bay Hill. " The announcement should not come as a surprise.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By Steve Waters
DORAL, Fla. --After playing 16 holes Thursday, Jason Dufner said the redesigned Blue Monster at Trump National Doral had a major championship feel. On Friday, with a howling wind turning even good shots into penalty strokes, the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship seemed more like the final day of a British Open. Patrick Reed completed his first round, which was delayed by rain, then suspended because of darkness, at four-under-par 68 Friday morning. That gave him a one-shot lead over six players.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
In "Pacific Rim," a score-settling Idris Elba demonstrated he has the eye of the tiger. Now he'll show that he has the voice of one as well. The 41-year-old London-born actor is in final negotiations to provide the voice of the fearsome feline Shere Khan in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling tale "The Jungle Book," according to Deadline Hollywood . Elba, who has earned strong reviews as the leading man in the...
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