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Mar 5, 2014

Golf-Woods, Scott eager to tame new-look Blue Monster

DORAL, Florida, March 5 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and a nasty Blue Monster will share the spotlight at this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral, where a new world number one may be crowned.

The world’s top 50 ranked players have arrived in Miami to take on a famed Blue Monster Course that has been made even more frightening after a $250 million renovation.

Mar 5, 2014

Woods declares himself fit for Doral title defense

DORAL, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods will defend his WGC-Cadillac Championship title and world number one ranking after confirming on Wednesday he had recovered from back spasms that forced him to withdraw from last week’s Honda Classic.

Woods smiled and joked with the media as he entered the Doral resort showing no sign of the discomfort that forced him to delay his pre-tournament press conference a day earlier while he received treatment on his back.

Mar 5, 2014

Scott gets shot at Woods and number one at WGC-Cadillac

DORAL, Florida (Reuters) – Adam Scott has described his chance to claim golf’s number one world ranking this weekend as the opportunity to realize a dream.

The Australian, currently ranked number two, achieved another lifelong goal last year when he captured his first major victory at the Masters, and now he has the chance to lead the rankings if he can win the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Mar 5, 2014

Injured Woods may not be ready for Doral title defense

DORAL, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods’s status for this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship remained uncertain on Tuesday as the reigning champion continued to receive treatment for a sore back.

He cancelled his pre-tournament news conference and practice round on Tuesday but is due to meet with the media on Wednesday.

Mar 5, 2014

Golf-Injured Woods may not be ready for Doral title defense

DORAL, Florida, March 4 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods’s status for this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship remained uncertain on Tuesday as the reigning champion continued to receive treatment for a sore back.

He cancelled his pre-tournament news conference and practise round on Tuesday but is due to meet with the media on Wednesday.

Feb 24, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Golden moments may not be enough for NHL

SOCHI, Russia Feb 24 (Reuters) – If the Sochi Games are to be the last for the National Hockey League (NHL), then the world’s best players brought their Olympic curtain down in thrilling but controversial style.

Canada brought the competitive curtain down on the Games in impressive fashion, capping an unbeaten run through the tournament by sweeping past Sweden 3-0 as they retained their title.

Feb 23, 2014

Ice Hockey: Canada finish on a high with hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to retain their Olympic men’s ice hockey title, confirming their status as the sport’s undisputed superpower.

Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Chris Kunitz each scored as Canada capped an unbeaten run through the tournament to claim their third gold medal in four Winter Games and their first outside North America in 62 years.

Feb 23, 2014

Olympics-Ice Hockey-Canada finish on a high with hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Canada beat Sweden 3-0 to retain their Olympic men’s ice hockey title, confirming their status as the sport’s undisputed superpower.

Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Chris Kunitz each scored as Canada capped an unbeaten run through the tournament to claim their third gold medal in four Winter Games and their first outside North America in 62 years.

Feb 22, 2014

For U.S. all that glitters is Olympic gold

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – For the United States men’s ice hockey team the Sochi Winter Games mission was a simple one – win gold.

But their ‘go big, or go home’ philosophy will once again see the Americans return to the United States empty-handed after a lackluster 5-0 effort against Finland in Saturday’s bronze medal game.

Feb 22, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-For U.S. all that glitters is Olympic gold

SOCHI, Russia Feb 22 (Reuters) – For the United States men’s ice hockey team the Sochi Winter Games mission was a simple one – win gold.

But their ‘go big, or go home’ philosophy will once again see the Americans return to the United States empty-handed after a lacklustre 5-0 effort against Finland in Saturday’s bronze medal game.