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Apr 7, 2015

Family man Woods still in the business of winning

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Now ranked 111th, Tiger Woods appeared far more concerned about becoming the world’s number one dad on Tuesday than golf’s top player.

Surrounded by his two children and ski champion girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, an at ease Woods seemed oblivious to the thousands of spectators gathered around the Augusta National practice green and looked more prepared to head out on a family picnic than make a headline-grabbing comeback at this week’s Masters.

Apr 6, 2015

Day eager for chance to avenge Masters letdowns

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – For Jason Day, the Masters and the pursuit of a coveted green jacket has been an obsession since he first picked up a golf club.

And if Day wins the year’s first major on Sunday, everything else the 27-year-old Australian does on a golf course will be icing on the cake.

Apr 6, 2015

Compton’s heart beats with Masters excitement

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – The Masters occupies a special place in every golfer’s heart.

For twice transplant recipient Erik Compton it is a place shared with Isaac Klosterman, the young man whose heart is beating inside the body of Compton as he prepares to realize a lifelong dream and tee up at Augusta National.

Apr 5, 2015

Boarding card in hand, McIlroy ready to take flight

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Scribbled on the back of an airline boarding card is the 2015 game plan for the world’s best golfer, a top secret to-do list that Rory McIlroy has folded and securely tucked away in his wallet.

There are seven “little” goals to be ticked off, and if completed, that boarding pass would represent the ticket to one of the greatest golf seasons of all-time.

Mar 5, 2015

Qatar says ready for summer or winter World Cup

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Qatar will be ready to deliver a World Cup no matter when it is played, the Gulf state’s 2022 organizing committee chief Hassan Al Thawadi assured on Thursday.

With FIFA set to vote March 19 on a recommendation for a World Cup staged over the cooler months of November and December to avoid the searing June-July heat, Al Thawadi removed the Gulf state from the debate.

Mar 5, 2015

Sport-Qatar says ready for summer or winter World Cup

NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) – Qatar will be ready to deliver a World Cup no matter when it is played, the Gulf state’s 2022 organising committee chief Hassan Al Thawadi assured on Thursday.

With FIFA set to vote March 19 on a recommendation for a World Cup staged over the cooler months of November and December to avoid the searing June-July heat, Al Thawadi removed the Gulf state from the debate.

Mar 5, 2015

NASCAR calls shrinking grandstands ‘right-sizing’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – NASCAR calls it “right-sizing” but others see it as sign that something is terribly wrong with America’s most popular motor sport as thousands of seats are being removed from tracks across the United States.

The sprawling Charlotte Motor Speedway, which once drew a crowd of 167,000, is removing 41,000 seats while tracks in Dover and Atlanta will chop capacity by at least 17,000.

Mar 5, 2015

Sport-NASCAR calls shrinking grandstands ‘right-sizing’

NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – NASCAR calls it “right-sizing” but others see it as sign that something is terribly wrong with America’s most popular motor sport as thousands of seats are being removed from tracks across the United States.

The sprawling Charlotte Motor Speedway, which once drew a crowd of 167,000, is removing 41,000 seats while tracks in Dover and Atlanta will chop capacity by at least 17,000.

Mar 4, 2015

Growth of soccer in U.S. no threat to NFL ratings: Fox

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Soccer may be a hot commodity in the U.S. sport market but poses no threat to the NFL, which will remain King of the Hill for the foreseeable future, Fox Sports president Eric Shanks said on Wednesday.

Fox, which broadcasts NFL games, also owns U.S. television rights to the 2018, 2022 and 2026 World Cups, the 2015 Women’s World Cup and a portfolio of domestic leagues but it is American football that dominates its ratings.

Mar 4, 2015

Sport-Growth of soccer in U.S. no threat to NFL ratings-Fox

NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – Soccer may be a hot commodity in the U.S. sport market but poses no threat to the NFL, which will remain King of the Hill for the foreseeable future, Fox Sports president Eric Shanks said on Wednesday.

Fox, which broadcasts NFL games, also owns U.S. television rights to the 2018, 2022 and 2026 World Cups, the 2015 Women’s World Cup and a portfolio of domestic leagues but it is American football that dominates its ratings.