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Dec 4, 2014

Golf-Woods struggles in return, Spieth leads at Isleworth

WINDERMERE, Florida, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods fizzled out in his return to competitive golf as a slew of miscues left him in last place after the opening round of the Hero World Challenge on Thursday, well back of leader Jordan Spieth.

Woods, who had not played competitive golf since the PGA Championship in August due to back troubles, struggled with all facets of his game en route to a five-over-par 77 that left him 11 shots back of rising American talent Spieth.

Dec 4, 2014

Woods shows his rust in return to competition

WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has pronounced himself fit, but he did not appear ready quite yet as his rust showed on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge after a nearly four-month absence from competition.

Woods, who shut down his 2014 season in August after having back surgery and then further discomfort, was five-over and in last place after the first nine holes at his former home course of Isleworth in an 18-man event benefiting his foundation.

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.