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Dec 3, 2014

On the comeback, Woods has same expectations – win

WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has not played competitively in nearly four months, but the injury plagued former world number one has not altered his mindset for this week’s Hero World Challenge event — win.

Winning is something Woods has not yet done this year, in a truncated season marked by back surgery in March and struggles after his attempted return that forced him to set aside his clubs after missing the cut at PGA Championship in August.

Dec 3, 2014

Golf – On the comeback Woods has same expectations — win

WINDERMERE, Florida, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has not played competitively in nearly four months, but the injury plagued former world number one has not altered his mindset for this week’s Hero World Challenge event — win.

Winning is something Woods has not yet done this year, in a truncated season marked by back surgery in March and struggles after his attempted return that forced him to set aside his clubs after missing the cut at PGA Championship in August.

Dec 2, 2014

Four-time winner Conner not surprised at San Diego snub

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Four-time winner Dennis Conner, whose last triumph came on behalf of San Diego Yacht Club, was not surprised by the choice of Bermuda over the southern California city as venue for the next America’s Cup in 2017.

The shift to faster, foiling, wing-sailed catamarans sailing closer to shore for the benefit of spectators made putting the event in Bermuda a logical choice, the San Diego native said.

Dec 2, 2014

Tiger Woods looks to his youth for swing answers

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods pronounced himself fit for a return to competitive golf while acknowledging the ravages of age on Tuesday as he prepared to tee it up for the first time in nearly four months at the Hero World Challenge tournament.

Woods’ quest to surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of 18 majors has been stalled at 14 since 2008 after a string of injuries and personal problems sent him off track.

Dec 2, 2014

Golf – Tiger Woods looks to his youth for swing answers

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods pronounced himself fit for a return to competitive golf while acknowledging the ravages of age on Tuesday as he prepared to tee it up for the first time in nearly four months at the Hero World Challenge tournament.

Woods’ quest to surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of 18 majors has been stalled at 14 since 2008 after a string of injuries and personal problems sent him off track.

Dec 2, 2014

Ainslie delighted with Bermuda choice for America’s Cup

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ben Ainslie could hardly contain his excitement about his British team’s improved chances of claiming the next America’s Cup after Bermuda was named on Tuesday as the venue for the prestigious race in 2017.

“It’s my favorite racing venue anywhere in the world,” Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, told Reuters after the host was announced at a news conference in New York.

Dec 2, 2014

Bermuda named as host venue for 2017 America’s Cup

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The next America’s Cup will be contested in Bermuda in 2017 after defending champion Oracle Team USA chose the tiny mid-Atlantic island as host of the world’s premier sailing competition on Tuesday.

The move to select the island British territory by Oracle, who as defending champion earned the right to select the race’s next venue, marks the first time a U.S. team has chosen to defend the title outside the country.

Nov 22, 2014

James and Cavaliers struggle to find winning formula

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – The return of the prodigal son to Cleveland is undergoing growing pains as LeBron James and the Cavaliers struggle to fulfill lofty National Basketball Association expectations.

Despite being crowned favorites to win the NBA title by Las Vegas oddsmakers after James announced his return to Cleveland in July, the Cavs slipped to 5-6 after their third loss in a row in falling to the Washington Wizards on Friday.

Nov 21, 2014

Bills-Jets game will not be held in snowy Buffalo

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Sunday’s scheduled National Football League game between the New York Jets and the homestanding Bills will not be played in Buffalo due to the heavy snow that has paralyzed western New York, the league announced on Thursday.

The contest will be rescheduled and relocated as part of the current week of games, the NFL said. Numerous reports said it may be played in either Detroit or Washington.

Nov 19, 2014

Peterson lawyer, NFL official duel over Goodell decision

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – The National Football League believes the Adrian Peterson child punishment case has an important ripple-effect, but his lawyer insists Commissioner Roger Goodell is making the Minnesota Vikings running back a scapegoat.

NFL executive vice president and general counsel Jeff Pash on Wednesday defended Goodell’s decision to suspend Peterson for at least the rest of the season for an “incident of abusive discipline” on his 4-year-old son.