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Time to shake up golf, head of European Tour says

BMW PGA ChampionshipBy Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Professional golf has long consisted of 72-hole tournaments played over four days - something that will have to change if the game wants to reach a new generation of fans, the head of the European Tour said. The tour's chief executive, Keith Pelley, has pledged to shake up the European circuit since taking over from George O'Grady in 2015, and a couple of innovative tournaments this year are part of that effort.


Fans call shots in futuristic football league
The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles take flight on Thursday as the normally low profile Indoor Football League offers a glimpse into the future of interactive sports. The expansion team's site, coach, logo, mascot, cheerleaders and players have already been chosen by fans, who will use an app to pick the Screaming Eagles' plays in real time when they meet the visiting Nebraska Danger at 8,000-seat Maverik Center. "That's the future of sports," club owner and co-founder of Project FANchise Sohrab Farudi told Reuters.

Rumford, Foster lead by a stroke in Super 6 event in Perth
Australian Brett Rumford and England's Mark Foster each carded a six-under-par 66 to take a share of the lead in the opening round at the inaugural World Super 6 tournament in Perth on Thursday. Twenty-one players were within two shots of the leaders at Perth's Lake Karrinyup Country Club in the unique event, tri-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia, Asian Tour and European Tour. Perth-native Rumford lost his European Tour playing card last year but began the 2017 campaign by finishing fifth at the Australian PGA Championship and was looking to continue his good form at home.

Kushners to back away from Marlins bid

Donald Trump Is Sworn In As 45th President Of The United States(Reuters) - The Kushner family, relatives of U.S. President Donald Trump through son-in-law Jared Kushner, said on Wednesday they will not pursue the purchase of the Miami Marlins if current owner Jeffrey Loria is nominated as U.S. ambassador to France. There were reports last week that the Kushner family were in talks to purchase the Marlins for $1.6 billion. “Although the Kushners have made substantial progress in discussions for us to purchase the Marlins, recent reports suggest that Mr. Loria will soon be nominated by the President to be Ambassador to France,” the statement said.


Warrior Green slams Knicks owner over Oakley treatment

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Detroit Pistons(Reuters) - Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green blasted New York Knicks owner James Dolan over his treatment of Charles Oakley, which resulted in the former player's temporary ban from Madison Square Garden. Green made the comments on his "Dray Day Podcast", which emerged prior to Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings and referenced Dolan having Oakley forcibly removed from the Garden last week following a heated dispute between the pair. "The man (Oakley) is a legend.


Knicks' Anthony replaces injured Love for All-Star Game

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at New York Knicks(Reuters) - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was named on Wednesday to replace injured reserve Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game. Anthony, a 10-time All Star, was originally left off the roster for the first time since 2009 but will now participate in Sunday’s game in New Orleans. Love had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined about six weeks. ...


LeBron leads Cavaliers into break with win over Pacers

LeBron James scored 31 points to help spark defending NBA champion Cleveland over the visiting Indiana Pacers 113-104LeBron James scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and Kyle Korver had 22 to spark defending NBA champion Cleveland over the visiting Indiana Pacers 113-104. In their final game before Sunday's 66th NBA All-Star Game, the Cavaliers won their third game in a row and seventh in eight starts to stand 39-16 and atop the Eastern Conference. "We've played some good ball," James said.


Carmelo replaces injured Love in All-Star Game

Carmelo Anthony will play in his 10th career NBA All-Star contest, the eight consecutive appearanceNew York (AFP) - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will make an eighth consecutive appearance in the NBA All-Star Game after being named as a replacement for injured Cleveland star Kevin Love.


Bouchard pays off blind date bet at NBA game
Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard paid off her lost Super Bowl bet by joining blind date John Goehrke at a Brooklyn Nets NBA home game against Milwaukee. Goehrke, a 20-year-old University of Missouri student and New England Patriots supporter, won his dream date with Bouchard, who turns 23 on February 25, thanks to the Patriots' record-setting rally to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 earlier this month.

Trump won't make US college picks as Obama did

Former US president Barack Obama, known as a basketball fan, used to fill out brackets for the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's and women's tournamentUS President Donald Trump has rejected ESPN's invitation to fill out a bracket for the national college basketball tournament, something his predecessor Barack Obama had done for the past eight years. Obama, known as a basketball fan, had his bracket unveiled on the US-based sports network with picks filmed in the Oval Office, but ESPN announced Wednesday that the tradition would end this year. "We expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket.


Scott, Watson eye more glory at Riviera, Masters

Bubba Watson plays a shot from the fairway after taking a drop on the 15th hole during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 3, 2017 in Scottsdale, ArizonaPast Masters winners Adam Scott and Bubba Watson see this week's US PGA Genesis Open at Riviera as a key tuneup for the year's first major championship at Augusta National. Watson, who took the green jacket in 2012 and 2014, is defending champion at Riviera and also won in 2014 while Scott, who became the first Australian to win the Masters in 2013, was Riviera runner-up to Watson last year by a stroke.


Trump declines ESPN invite to fill out NCAA bracket

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with retailers at the White House in Washington(The Sports Xchange) - Bracketology in the Oval Office is ending under President Donald Trump. The eight-year run of the president filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket on live television will come to a halt after Trump declined an invitation from ESPN to continue the tradition. "We expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket.


Green slams Knicks owner over Oakley spat

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green said New York Knicks owner James Dolan, seen in 2015, has a "slave master mentality"Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green on Wednesday accused New York Knicks owner James Dolan of a "slave master mentality" over his handling of the Charles Oakley saga. Dolan banned Knicks legend Oakley from attending NBA games at Madison Square Garden following an altercation with security before eventually relenting this week.


Woods cancels news conference due to bad back

PGA: Farmers Insurance Open - First Round(Reuters) - Tiger Woods was supposed to hold a news conference on Wednesday at the Genesis Open but canceled the event after doctors said the former world number one should limit all activities while he battles back spasms. Woods pulled out of Feb. 16-19 Genesis Open last week but the 14-times major champion was still planning to be at Riviera this week as the tournament's host. "After receiving daily treatment the last several days on his on-going back spasms, Tiger Woods has again been advised by doctors to limit all activities and will not hold a press conference Wednesday.


Knicks most valuable NBA franchise - Forbes

Kyle O'Quinn of the New York Knicks rebounds against Trevor Booker and Justin Hamilton of the Brooklyn Nets during their game February 1, 2017They may have been buffeted by crises on and off the court, but the New York Knicks remain the most valuable franchise in the NBA, Forbes reported on Wednesday. The Knicks are languishing in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference after a 23-33 start to the season which last week saw former star Charles Oakley banned from attending home games by team owners. The magazine said in its annual survey of NBA team valuations that the Knicks were now worth an estimated $3.3 billion (3.1 billion euros), a 10 percent bump on 2016.


No end in sight for Brady after Super Bowl glory

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas February 5, 2017New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he has no plans to retire and wants to keep playing for several more years following his fifth Super Bowl victory. Brady, 39, told Sports Illustrated's TheMMQB.com blog that he sees himself playing until his mid-40s provided his fitness holds up. "I'd like to play until my mid-40s," Brady told the MMQB's Peter King.


Only five players make trip to Israel

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams(The Sports Exchange) - Only five NFL players arrived on a sponsored trip to Israel after six players decided to skip the goodwill tour due to human rights concerns. The five players arriving Tuesday were Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell, Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Dan Williams, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker and Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, according to The Times of Israel.


Woods nursing back spasms, advised to limit activities

Golf - Woods nursing back spasms, advised to limit activitiesTiger Woods has been advised to limit his activities as he battles back spasms that have hindered his return to competition. Although he had already withdrawn from this week's Genesis Open, as tournament host he was supposed to give a press conference on Wednesday, but cancelled it. "After receiving daily treatment the last several days on his on-going back spasms, Tiger Woods has again been advised by doctors to limit all activities and will not hold a press conference Wednesday," the tournament said in a statement.


Knicks retain top spot as Forbes' most valuable NBA team

Jackson and New York Knicks owner Dolan pose during a news conference announcing Jackson as the team president of the New York Knicks basketball team at Madison Square Garden in New YorkThe New York Knicks are the NBA's most valuable team for the second consecutive year despite having been shut out of the playoffs since 2013, according to a Forbes poll released on Wednesday that showed the average team value rose 9 percent. The Knicks' value rose to $3.3 billion, up 10 percent from last year, as they continue reaping the rewards of a $1 billion renovation to Madison Square Garden, which produced new revenue opportunities from sponsorships and seating. According to Forbes, the Knicks also posted an NBA-record operating profit of $141 million last season, despite a 32-50 season record.


Quiet revolution brews at Super 6 event in Perth
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Golf has clung slavishly to its centuries-old traditions and long ignored growing calls for reform but the ancient sport will be nudged gently towards modernity at the inaugural World Super 6 tournament in Australia this week. The European Tour co-sanctioned event at Perth's Lake Karrinyup Country Club will ditch convention by deciding Sunday's winner in a final day matchplay shootout after three rounds of regular strokeplay. It also counted as a necessary experiment for a game that was struggling to lure a new generation of participants and fans in golf's mature markets, according to the Australian PGA Tour.

Confusion over 2020 golf venue dates back to bid: report

A woman is silhouetted against a monitor showing Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics emblems during the Olympic and Paralympic flag-raising ceremony at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in TokyoBy Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Problems surrounding the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics golf events, which does not allow full membership for women, stem from documents prepared for the original bid, a Japanese media report said on Wednesday. Calls have arisen to move the tournament away from the private Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama prefecture because of a policy that forbids women from playing on Sundays and excludes them from becoming a full members. After the venue was selected to host the tournament in 2012, it received approval from the International Golf Federation (IGF) but the club's policy was not included in explanatory material at that time, NHK public television said.


Olympics-Confusion over 2020 golf venue dates back to bid - report
(Fixes grammar in headline) TOKYO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Problems surrounding the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics golf events, which does not allow full membership for women, stem from documents prepared for the original bid, a Japanese media report said on Wednesday. Calls have arisen to move the tournament away from the private Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama prefecture because of a policy that forbids women from playing on Sundays and excludes them from becoming a full members. After the venue was selected to host the tournament in 2012, it received approval from the International Golf Federation (IGF) but the club's policy was not included in explanatory material at that time, NHK public television said.

Golf-Excited Ko hopes wholesale changes lead to stellar year
(fixes spelling of caddie in first par) MELBOURNE, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Women's world number one Lydia Ko has never been more excited to kick off her LPGA season after changing her caddie, coach and clubs as she seeks her way back to the winner's circle. New caddie Gary Matthews, former bag-man to Sergio Garcia, will carry her new set of PXG clubs after she signed a multi-million dollar deal with the equipment maker to part ways with Callaway. "Even though there has been a lot of changes, I don't think I have ever been this excited to come off a break in December and get back into training and into preparing for the season," Ko told reporters at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club on Wednesday.

James helps carry Cavs, Butler shines in return

Karl-Anthony Towns's 26 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves weren't enough to stave off a 116-108 defeat by the Cleveland CavaliersLeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a huge night from Andrew Wiggins to record a 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Canada's Wiggins finished with a game-high 41 points for the Timberwolves, equalling his second-highest point total this NBA season. James also had 14 assists for Cleveland, who sealed their 38th win of the season with 1:39 remaining when ex-Timberwolves player Derrick Williams finished off a fast break layup.


Excited Ko hopes wholesale changes lead to stellar year

LPGA: Canadian Pacific Women's Open - Third RoundWomen's world number one Lydia Ko has never been more excited to kick off her LPGA season after changing her caddy, coach and clubs as she seeks her way back to the winner's circle. New caddie Gary Matthews, former bag-man to Sergio Garcia, will carry her new set of PXG clubs after she signed a multi-million dollar deal with the equipment maker to part ways with Callaway. "Even though there has been a lot of changes, I don't think I have ever been this excited to come off a break in December and get back into training and into preparing for the season," Ko told reporters at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club on Wednesday.


Revolution as Super 6 sexes up the game of golf

Golf - Revolution as Super 6 sexes up the gameA revolutionary event in Australia this week will see 24 players go head-to-head in a six-hole final-day matchplay showdown as the sport tries to attract a new generation of followers. The World Super 6 Perth is promising a final day of rapid-fire thrills and spills, with tied matches going to a specially constructed 90-metre "shootout hole". Major winner Louis Oosthuizen is among those dipping their toes into the new event in Perth, which begins Thursday with the first of three rounds of strokeplay.


Matsuyama still hoping to play Olympic golf at Kasumigaseki

Japan's world number five Hideki Matsuyama says playing at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, which is under fire for not allowing women members, made his success possibleJapan's world number five Hideki Matsuyama is hoping a sexism row won't spell the end of Kasumigaseki Country Club as a venue for the 2020 Olympic golf competition. Matsuyama didn't wade into the thorny debate sparked when Tokyo's female governor, Yuriko Koike, said she felt "uncomfortable" with the idea that women couldn't become full members of the club -- a fact that has also sparked concerns from the International Olympic Committee. Amid calls to move the Olympic tournament, Matsuyama merely said he hoped that wouldn't prove necessary.


Ibaka heading to Raptors after Magic deal

Basketball - Ibaka heading to Raptors after Magic dealOrlando Magic star Serge Ibaka is to join the Toronto Raptors in a trade deal which will see Terrence Ross head in the opposite direction, it was confirmed Tuesday. The Magic will also acquire a 2017 first-round draft pick as part of the deal which delighted Raptors star Kyle Lowry. "I think he's a great addition to any team, especially ours where we add some shot-blocking, some outside shooting, some inside toughness, some athleticism running up and down the floor," Lowry said of Ibaka.


Top-ranked golfer Day out to reverse Riviera fortunes

Jason Day of Australia reacts to his tee shot on the 18th hole during the Final Round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2017 in Pebble Beach, CaliforniaJason Day says he can't afford to fret about threats to his world number one ranking but must focus on reversing his fortunes at Riviera Country Club to keep his pursuers at bay. Day missed the cut in his first two starts at Riviera, the classic course tucked into the canyons of Pacific Palisades west of Los Angeles, and he finished tied for 62nd in his most recent start in 2012. Day, whose most recent victory was back at the Players Championship last May, says the key to returning to the winner's circle is to focus on the process -- both in tuning up his game and in keeping up with the exercises that keep his balky back in good shape.


Cavs' LeBron not fretting about loss of Love

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City ThunderLeBron James may take on a heavier workload down the stretch to make up for the absence of All-Star Kevin Love and the added wear and tear could prove costly in the Cleveland Cavaliers' quest to repeat as NBA champions. Love will miss six weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday and while his injury will not sink the Cavaliers it could cost them the Eastern Conference's top seed and make their road to the NBA Finals a little tougher. It's the latest injury for a Cavaliers team already playing without injured starting shooting guard JR Smith, but not a situation the team are unfamiliar with.


Johnson wants Bryant to help rebuild Lakers

Magic Johnson's first move as an advisor to Los Angeles lakers co-owner and president Jeanie Buss will be to try and recruit the recently retired Bryant into the set-upLos Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson on Tuesday said he is keen to find a role for Kobe Bryant as he attempts to help revive the flagging NBA franchise's fortunes. The Lakers confirmed earlier this month that Johnson had been hired as an adviser to co-owner and president Jeanie Buss with a wide-ranging brief touching on "all business and basketball matters". Johnson, 57, said that his first move -- if he was given power to do so -- would be to try and recruit the recently retired Bryant into the set-up.


Brady fine with team-mates skipping White House visit

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas February 5, 2017New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Tuesday he had no problem with team-mates choosing to skip a likely White House visit following their Super Bowl victory. Some of the players have said they will snub the visit as a protest to President Donald Trump, who has regularly described Brady as a friend.


Magic trade Ibaka to Raptors for Ross, first-round pick

NBA: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat(The Sports Exchange) - Serge Ibaka is headed north of the border after the Orlando Magic agreed to trade the three-time All-Defensive First Teamer to the Toronto Raptors for Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick, The Vertical reported Tuesday. Ibaka was traded to the Magic last offseason after spending his first seven seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with the Thunder, Ibaka led the league in blocked shots twice (2012, 2013) and averaged 11.6 points, 7.4 boards and 2.5 swats in 524 games while helping lead Oklahoma City to an appearance in the NBA Finals.


Knicks lift ban on Oakley after arrest

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks(The Sports Xchange) - Charles Oakley's ban from Madison Square Garden lasted less than a week. The New York Knicks legend was banned from the team's home games last Friday following his highly-publicized altercation with security, who forcibly removed him from the arena during last Wednesday's game. Oakley was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault and one misdemeanor count of trespassing.


Cavaliers' Love out six weeks after knee surgery - team

Kevin Love, pictured in December 2016, is likely to be replaced by Channing Frye in the starting lineup for the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love is to face six weeks on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his troublesome left knee, the team said Tuesday. On Tuesday the Cavs confirmed he had gone under the knife to remove a "loose body" from his knee. The procedure was performed in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Cavs said.


Double-murder trial for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez set to begin

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez and defense attorney Charles Rankin wait in the courtroom during the jury deliberation in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverFormer National Football League star and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is due back in a Boston courtroom on Tuesday for his second murder trial, this time on charges that he shot two men dead outside a nightclub after a dispute over a spilled drink. Prosecution and defense lawyers are set to begin the lengthy process of selecting a jury from a pool of 600 candidates, a week after his former teammates paraded through the city to celebrate their fifth Super Bowl win. Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke has set aside more than two weeks for jury selection, with prosecutors' opening statements not expected until March.


Wizards solve Westbrook, Spurs post 20th straight winning season

Markieff Morris contributed 23 points as the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98Markieff Morris scored 23 points as the Washington Wizards took advantage of an off night by Russell Westbrook to crush the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98. John Wall had 15 points and 14 assists and Bradley Beal scored 22 points as all five starters scored in double figures for the Wizards, who led by as many as 34 points. Washington has won three straight, 10 of 11 overall and are an Eastern Conference-best 17-5 since New Years Day.


Wizards rout Thunder for third straight victory

Markieff Morris scored 23 points as the Washington Wizards crushed the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98, at Verizon Center in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2017Markieff Morris scored 23 points as the Washington Wizards took advantage of an off night by Russell Westbrook to crush the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98 on Monday. John Wall had 15 points and 14 assists and Bradley Beal scored 22 points as all five starters scored in double figures for the Wizards, who led by as many as 34 points.


San Antonio ease past Pacers

Kawhi Leonard tallied a game-high 32 points as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Indiana Pacers 110-106, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 13, 2017Indianapolis (AFP) - Kawhi Leonard tallied a game-high 32 points as the San Antonio Spurs once again avoided back-to-back losses with a 110-106 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday.


Commissioner, Jordan mediate in Oakley row

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Denver Nuggets(Reuters) - NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Michael Jordan tried to ease the tension between New York Knicks owner James Dolan and former player Charles Oakley during a conference call on Monday, the league said in a statement. Dolan and Oakley have been estranged for some time but their relationship hit a nadir when Oakley was forcibly removed from a Knicks game after an altercation with security guards and subsequently arrested on Wednesday. As a result, Dolan announced that Oakley, who played the bulk of his 19-year career in New York but had been publicly critical of the Knicks owner, was barred from Madison Square Garden (MSG).


 
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