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Apr 8, 2014

Matsuyama to make first Masters appearance as a pro

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Patience is starting to pay off for Hideki Matsuyama, the lone Japanese entrant in this week’s Masters.

While Matsuyama has largely been overshadowed by compatriot Ryo Ishikawa, he is now emerging as Asia’s best shot at winning an elusive green jacket.

Apr 1, 2014

Woods to miss Masters after back surgery

By Julian Linden

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday he would miss next week’s Masters after undergoing back surgery for a pinched nerve that has troubled him for months.

The world number one pulled out of his traditional Masters warm-up event in Florida last month and released a statement on his website on Tuesday saying he was withdrawing from the first major of 2014, starting at Augusta National on April 10.

Feb 24, 2014

Short track: Ahn’s switch creates new world order

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – It took just one disgruntled man to change the world order of Olympic short track speed skating at the Sochi Winter Games.

Viktor Ahn won three gold medals in Sochi to take his lifetime tally to six and confirm his place as the sport’s greatest Olympian.

Feb 24, 2014

New sports prove a hit in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – There was a revolution at the Sochi Olympics that took place right under the noses of the Russian security forces as the whole world watched.

But this was an uprising that had everyone’s stamp of approval and changed the Winter Games forever.

Feb 24, 2014

Olympics-Short track-Ahn’s switch creates new world order

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 24 (Reuters) – It took just one disgruntled man to change the world order of Olympic short track speed skating at the Sochi Winter Games.

Viktor Ahn won three gold medals in Sochi to take his lifetime tally to six and confirm his place as the sport’s greatest Olympian.

Feb 24, 2014

Olympics-New sports prove a hit in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 24 (Reuters) – There was a revolution at the Sochi Olympics that took place right under the noses of the Russian security forces as the whole world watched.

But this was an uprising that had everyone’s stamp of approval and changed the Winter Games forever.

Feb 23, 2014

Canada’s Toews emerges from Crosby’s shadow

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – While he may not get the same accolades or the fanatical following that Sidney Crosby enjoys, Jonathan Toews is also proving himself to be Canada’s man for every moment.

On Sunday, Toews scored the winning goal in Canada’s 3-0 win over Sweden in the gold medal game of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Feb 23, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Canada’s Toews emerges from Crosby’s shadow

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 23 (Reuters) – While he may not get the same accolades or the fanatical following that Sidney Crosby enjoys, Jonathan Toews is also proving himself to be Canada’s man for every moment.

On Sunday, Toews scored the winning goal in Canada’s 3-0 win over Sweden in the gold medal game of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Feb 23, 2014

Swedish ice hockey player Backstrom fails dope test: source

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom missed Sunday’s Olympic ice hockey final at the Sochi Winter Games after testing positive for a banned substance.

Without assistant captain Backstrom, one of their star forwards, Sweden lost the gold medal game 3-0 to Canada.

Feb 23, 2014

Olympics-Swedish ice hockey player Backstrom fails dope test – source

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom missed Sunday’s Olympic ice hockey final at the Sochi Winter Games after testing positive for a banned substance.

Without assistant captain Backstrom, one of their star forwards, Sweden lost the gold medal game 3-0 to Canada.

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