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Tiger Woods Shows Flashes of Old Self, but Finishes Over Par

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:00:44 GMT

Tiger Woods watched his tee shot on the third hole on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.In his first competitive round in over a year, Woods birdied four of his first eight holes, then had two double-bogeys and a bogey after the turn to finish one over par.


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On Baseball: Baseball Labor Deal Turns All-Star Game Back Into an Exhibition

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:22:08 GMT

The American League team after beating the National League in this year’s All-Star Game, which gave the A.L. home-field advantage in the World Series.The game had been linked to the World Series for the past 14 years, as the winning All-Star team secured home-field advantage for its league, but that fact never gave the game the desired ratings lift.


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Tackle Football Makes a Comeback in the Heart of Texas

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:00:39 GMT

Marshall Longhorns players after a practice in October. The Longhorns and a rival organization, the Conquering Lions, were started in the past year.Two youth programs have sprung up in Marshall, where Pop Warner, Boys & Girls Club and seventh-grade tackle teams were discontinued over safety concerns.


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On Pro Basketball: Whose Knicks Team Is This? You Might Be Surprised

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:00:27 GMT

Jeff Hornacek directing the Knicks in a game last month. Asked after Monday’s loss whether the team’s ball movement was consistent enough, he said, “That’s one thing we need to get better at.”Carmelo Anthony’s? Kristaps Porzingis’s? Derrick Rose’s? This week, there was more than the hint of the answer: Jeff Hornacek.


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L.P.G.A. Is Finally in View for Player From Swaziland

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:39:07 GMT

Nobuhle Dlamini during the first round of the L.P.G.A. qualifying tournament on Wednesday. She is attempting to be among the 20 players who will earn full 2017 L.P.G.A. status, or among the 25-plus players gaining partial membership.Nobuhle Dlamini will be competing in a qualifying tournament that could bring her full or partial membership on the premier women’s circuit.


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Mind Over Body: Playing in the N.F.L. at 38

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:05:23 GMT

The Vikings’ Terence Newman, the oldest cornerback in the N.F.L. by nearly five years, watched a Monday night game at his apartment in Minneapolis.Vikings cornerback Terence Newman is a step slower, so he tries to outsmart opponents to stay on top of his game.


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Joe McKnight, Former Jets Player, Killed in Possible Road Rage Episode

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:23:11 GMT

Joe McKnight of the New York Jets in 2010.McKnight, 28, who was a standout at the University of Southern California, was shot multiple times, officials said.


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Claims of Child Sexual Abuse in English Soccer Grow

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:42:03 GMT

The Crewe Alexandra Football Club ground in Crewe, Britain. Andy Woodward, 43, a former player at Crewe, has said he was sexually abused by a Crewe coach during the 1980s.The British police said on Thursday that at least 350 people have come forward to report abuse at the hands of soccer coaches.


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Fantasy Football: Players to Start in Week 13

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:03:01 GMT

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has had two down weeks in fantasy leagues, but should bounce back against the Chiefs, making wide receiver Julio Jones a good play as well.Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Bears running back Jordan Howard have favorable matchups this week.


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On Soccer: At Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane’s Gift Is Wrapped in Charisma

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:26 GMT

Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane, who led the team to the Champions League title this year after taking over in January.Though he is not widely viewed as one of soccer’s top managers, Zidane might have the exact attitude his team needs to keep the players happy and Real’s president at bay.


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Season Is in Doubt for Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:10:58 GMT

Rob Gronkowski (87) walking off the field after getting hurt on Sunday against the Jets.The tight end will have an operation for a herniated disk in his lower back.


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Sports Briefing: Three Quick Goals Propel Islanders to Victory

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:02:21 GMT

Iranian rugby players training in Berlin as part of a youth exchange program with Germany.Three goals in just over four minutes in the third period gave the Islanders a three-game win streak.


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Cowboys Win 11th Straight After Vikings’ Costly Fumble

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:50:15 GMT

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) fended off Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter.Adam Thielen turned the ball over on a fourth-quarter punt return, opening the door for Dallas to take the lead for good.


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CBS Adds N.F.L. Games to Streaming App

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:17:32 GMT

John Elway, the executive vice president of football operation for the Denver Broncos holds the Lamar Hunt Trophy at the January 2016 A.F.C. Championship game.The move is seen as a boon to the $6-a-month app, as N.F.L. games are among the most popular programming on the network.


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Arrests Made in Spain After Tennis Match-Fixing Inquiry

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:30:11 GMT

The Spanish police said they had arrested 34 people suspected of being involved in fixing matches of low-level men’s players in Spain and Portugal.



All-Star Game Will No Longer Decide World Series Home-Field Advantage

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:55:31 GMT

Mookie Betts, left, and Salvador Perez celebrated at this year’s All-Star Game. The American League won and earned home-field advantage in the World Series.Home-field advantage instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.


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Conor McGregor Gets a Boxing License. Let the Speculation Begin.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:42:30 GMT

Conor McGregor pummeled Eddie Alvarez during their title fight at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12.Is the U.F.C. champion planning to leave mixed martial arts for a boxing career? Is he setting up a superfight with the undefeated — and nominally retired — Floyd Mayweather?


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