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Whicker: Life on golf’s fringes – ‘Every day is a grind.’

SAN DIEGO — On Saturday, Willie Mack and Kamaiu Johnson and the rest of the Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour will play on Torrey Pines’ North Course. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy & Co. will play on Torrey Pines South. Some holes will separate them by just a few yards. That’s tantalizing and maybe a little cruel, considering their worlds are, well, worlds apart. “The last sponsor I had was five years ago,” Mack said. “I’ve been doing OK lately. But if I break even for the year, that’s good.” Mack...
Tags: New York, Sports, Nike, Sport, Soccer, Tiger Woods, Pga Tour, San Diego, Marriott, Long Beach, Michigan, Johnson, Orlando, Nestle, Flint, Mack

Tiger Woods stumbles early, is 6 strokes back after 36 holes at Farmers Insurance Open

SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods added some points to his frequent-putter program on the first hole at Torrey Pines South. He four-putted the first green for a double-bogey 6, then played the next 17 holes at 3-under-par on Friday. It left the seven-time Farmers Insurance Open champ at 4-under after 36 holes, and six strokes behind leader Ryan Palmer. Woods also made a six on that hole three times in the 2008 U.S. Open, which didn’t keep him from winning in a playoff. A comeback victory Sunday would give...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tiger Woods, Palmer, San Diego, Mlb, South, Woods, Jason Day, Dodgers, Brandt Snedeker, Astros, Whicker, UC Riverside, Torrey Pines

Harvard-Westlake freshman Alyssa Thompson is soccer’s next big thing, scores hat trick in debut

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Alyssa Thompson is the next big thing. The Harvard-Westlake girls soccer freshman phenom backed up the hype in her debut match Friday afternoon with a hat-trick in the Wolverines’ 5-0 win over Marymount. The speedster also assisted on a goal, too. “She’s the most exciting prospect in my 15 years (as the head coach) at Harvard-Westlake,” Richard Simms said. Thompson hasn’t played in any matches this season ...
Tags: Usa, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New Zealand, High School Sports, Thompson, McDonald, Wolverines, San Fernando Valley, Los Alamitos, Simms, Chaminade, Marymount, Windward, Harvard Westlake

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shakes off bumpy start, finds perfect fit with Lakers

PHILADELPHIA — It was meant to be a putback. An easy shot. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope threw the ball back up toward the rim almost as quickly as he collected the rebound. Then, his heart sank as the ball stuck between the rim and the backboard – an unlikely result that added to his run of misfortune whenever he tried to do something that’s come naturally for so much of his life: score. This was not the plan. Feeling a special season ahead, Caldwell-Pope devoted more time than ever this offseason t...
Tags: Instagram, Sports, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Johnson, Detroit, Staples Center, Detroit Pistons

Bellator 238: Aaron Pico ready to show he’s still the next big thing

LOS ANGELES — Three is a magic number. So goes the Schoolhouse Rock ditty that highlights some noteworthy trios. Like faith, hope and charity. The heart and the brain and the body. Then there’s the three on the right side – or, figuratively, the wrong side – of Aaron Pico’s record. You see, the kid once touted as having “all the makings of the next great MMA superstar,” per Bellator CEO Scott Coker upon signing the 17-year-old wrestling wunderkind to a long-term contract in 2014, isn’t supposed ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arkansas, Ufc, New Mexico, MMA, Conor Mcgregor, Albuquerque, Madison Square Garden, Inglewood, Kylie, Gibson, Pico, Carey

Kenneth Vermeer could be difference-maker in goal for LAFC

Kenneth Vermeer has only been in training camp for a week, but it’s already clear that the veteran Dutch goalkeeper has a real chance to make Los Angeles Football Club a stronger club in 2020. Vermeer, who has participated in just three practices since arriving in Los Angeles on Monday, addressed the media for the first time on Friday ahead of LAFC’s first preseason match against Uruguayan club Peñarol. Off the pitch, the 34-year-old says that his transition to the City of Angels will be a smoot...
Tags: California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Netherlands, Mls, John, Feyenoord, City Of Angels, Kenneth, Lafc, Bradley, KNVB, Bob Bradley

USC basketball must address turnovers after Oregon loss

USC found itself in a double-overtime battle at No. 12 Oregon on Thursday night, the chance to grab a signature win within grasp. But the Trojan offense went silent after regulation, managing only eight points in the overtime periods and losing 79-70. “We were right there and we lost,” USC head coach Andy Enfield said to reporters following the loss. “It hurts when you lose a game and have a chance.” It might be particularly painful given the miscues that contributed to the USC loss. The Trojans...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Ducks, Usc, Beavers, Trojans, Enfield, Corvallis, Mathews, Tres Tinkle, Andy Enfield, Ethan Anderson

Bubble Banter: It’s that time of year again!

Because — with the notable exception of Ohio State — it is difficult to see how any of those teams can end up out of the NCAA tournament before our next bracket projection gets published on Monday. So, you know, they're not currently on the bubble. Anyway, come back throughout the weekend to see who the winners and the losers are and what it means for their standing in regards to the cut line.
Tags: News, Sports, Ncaa, Ohio State

Photos: Official Bellator 238 Weigh-Ins

Fighters take to the scale during during the official Bellator 238 Weigh-Ins at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles, Friday, January 24, 2020. (Photos by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Featherweight champion Julia Budd weighs in at 144.5 pounds for Bellator 238 in Los Angeles, Friday, January 24, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Featherweight title challenger Cris Cyborg weighs in at 143.8 pounds for Bellator 238 in Los ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, MMA, Bellator, Los Angeles Daily News, Sergio Pettis, Mario Navarro, Joshua Jones, David Pacheco, Hans Gutknecht, MMA/Boxing, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG, Cris Cyborg, Curtis Millender

Must-Have Clothes That Improve Your Performance in Sports

Sports and technology have always gone hand in hand. Despite the customary cries of injustice that always seem to accompany every advance in the technology that goes into sports equipment, sooner or later every long-distance runner is wearing the latest high-performance running shoes, and every swimmer is wearing bodysuits that simulate the way in which a shark’s skin interacts with the water. Read on for a list of must-have clothes that can potentially help you to maximize your own sp...
Tags: Fashion, Sports, Nike, Sports Bra, Activewear, Under Armour, Eliud Kipchoge, Armour, Speedo, Sports Bras, Compression Garments, Compression Leggings, Summer Sports, Speedo LXR, Jumpsoles

UCLA’s budget whammy: The Bruins are bleeding cash and require a bailout from campus

After decades of balancing the books, UCLA’s athletic department finds itself in a hole. And not just any hole — a hole so deep, it resembles the worst of times at the Bruins’ sister school 400 miles to the North. UCLA athletics reported a whopping $18.9 million deficit for the 2019 fiscal year, according to a statement of revenues and expenses submitted to the NCAA and obtained by the Hotline. The Bruins generated $108.4 million in revenue against $127.3 million in expenses for the 12-month per...
Tags: News, Oregon, Sports, California News, Fresno, Sport, Fox, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Oklahoma, Usa Today, Usc, Rose Bowl, Ucla

George Paton out of running for Browns G.M.

Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton looked like the frontrunner to be named the Browns General Manager early this week, but it appears Cleveland will be going in a different direction. Mary Kay Cabot of reports that Paton has pulled out of consideration for the job. The news comes two days after Paton was in Cleveland for a second interview with the Browns.
Tags: News, Sports, Cleveland, Vikings, Browns, Paton, Mary Kay Cabot, George Paton

USC hires Todd Orlando as its new defensive coordinator

After a search that extended for nearly a month, USC has found its new defensive coordinator. USC announced Friday that it has hired former Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando to fill the same position for the Trojans. “We are excited to have Todd join our Trojan football program,” USC head coach Clay Helton said in a statement.  “He is an experienced and successful defensive coordinator who has made an impact everywhere he has coached.  He brings a passion, energy, toughness and discipline...
Tags: Florida, Texas, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Wisconsin, College sports, Houston, UConn, Usc, Orlando, Utah State, Todd

LeBron and Kobe had different paths to getting buckets

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, Nov. 24 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. NEW YORK – There’s a short video the NBA released years ago from a USA Basketball gathering as LeBron James tucked in his shirt into his warm-up pants and did his best imitation of the Black Mamba.  With his thumbs, index fingers and pinkies of each hand sticking out, James waved his hands back and forth, as the rest of the roster — including Bryant ...
Tags: New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Miami, Philadelphia, Jordan, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Toronto Raptors, James, Lakers, Knicks

Sashi Brown decries “rash of change” in Cleveland

Sashi Brown didn't get much time to turn the Browns around. Brown, who was put in charge of the Browns' personnel department in 2016 and fired in 2017, told the Akron Beacon Journal that he wants the Browns to pick a leader in their front office and stick with him. “I hope they get the time to do it and that there's true alignment throughout the building and some conviction and what I would say the organizational faith that maybe hasn't been there across some of the rash of c...
Tags: News, Sports, Cleveland, Browns, Brown, Sashi Brown, Akron Beacon Journal

Santa Anita consensus picks for Friday Jan. 24

The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Friday, Jan. 24 for racing at Santa Anita. Trouble viewing on mobile device? Enjoy the consensus horse racing picks online? Subscribe
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Horse racing, Santa Anita, Eddie Wilson, Bob Mieszerski Art Wilson Terry Turrell, Santa Anita Trouble

German football league Bundesliga teams with AWS to improve fan experience

Germany’s top soccer (football) league, Bundesliga, announced today it is partnering with AWS to use artificial intelligence to enhance the fan experience during games. Andreas Heyden, executive vice president for digital sports at the Deutsche Fußball Liga, the entity that runs Bundesliga, says that this could take many forms, depending on whether the fan is watching a broadcast of the game or interacting online. “We try to use technology in a way to excite a fan more, to engage a fan more, ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Germany, Sports, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Bundesliga, Aws, Cto, Werner Vogels, DFL, Vogels, Sports Technology, Andreas Heyden, Deutsche Fußball Liga

Eli Manning: It was important for me to go out as a Giant

“It was important for me to go out as a Giant,” Manning said at his retirement press conference on Friday. Manning previously made it clear that he has no interest in serving as a backup. Money surely isn't an issue for Eli; he has earned more than $250 million during his NFL career.
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Eli Manning, Manning, Eli

Fortnite Video Game Now An Official High School and College Sport

The incredibly popular multiplayer game Fortnite is now a regulated high school and college sport, courtesy of a partnership between Epic Games (the studio behind the game) and PlayVS, the governing body that handles registering individual schools and teams. Since the game’s release in July of 2017, it has logged 78.3 million users, raked in just under $2 billion in annual profits, and successfully attracted …
Tags: Gaming, Design, Video Games, Sports, Culture, High School, College sports, Esports, Epic Games, Linkaboutit, College Athletics, Fortnite, PlayVs, Varsity Sports

At 6-8, 300 pounds, German's potential looms large for Purdue

For Gus German, this is just a beginning. The product of Lafayette Central Catholic has played just one season of football. The mammoth German graduated early and is enrolled at Purdue, ready to go through spring drills.
Tags: News, Sports, Purdue, Lafayette Central Catholic

Pump Yourself Up for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games With 5 of the Best Olympics Parent Reactions of All Time

With the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo less than a year away, excitement over seeing the best athletes in the world compete for gold is starting to ramp up. But other than the athletes themselves, there’s likely no one who’s anticipating the games more than the competitors’ parents — who always seem to end up in a category of their own during the games. It seems safe to say that the parents of Olympic athletes have probably been showing out for their kids since the first modern games were h...
Tags: London, News, Nbc, Uncategorized, Sports, Canada, United States, Athens, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Kim, Michael Phelps, Michael, Robert, 2020 Olympics, Simone Biles

Iyer blasts India to victory over Black Caps after Bumrah scare

Shreyas Iyer's second Twenty20 International half-century fired India to a six-wicket victory over New Zealand after Jasprit Bumrah gave the tourists a brief injury scare at Eden Park. The five-match series got under way in impressive fashion for India, despite the Black Caps - led by half-centuries from Colin Munro (59), Kane Williamson (51) and Ross Taylor (54 not out) - posting 204-4 in Auckland on Friday. KL Rahul (56) and Virat Kohli (45) combined for a second-wicket stand of 99 - aide...
Tags: News, India, Sports, New Zealand, Kane Williamson, Auckland, Virat Kohli, Ross Taylor, Iyer, Colin Munro, Black Caps, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Bumrah

Kandagawa Jet Girls Bonus Episode Overflowing With Sex Appeal

Buyers of the Kandagawa Jet Girls game’s limited edition were thanked for their support of the series by way of a special bonus episode, containing lots of sensuous moments as the girls watched videos together and performed lewd activities such as washing their vehicles. Some may be disappointed at the episode’s distinct lack of nudity, […]
Tags: Comedy, Sports, Anime, TNK, Bathing, Yuri, Image Gallery, Kandagawa Jet Girls

Kandagawa Jet Girls BD Bonus Overflowing With Sex Appeal

Buyers of the first volume of the Kandagawa Jet Girls anime BD were thanked for their support of the series by way of a special bonus episode, containing lots of sensuous moments as the girls watched videos together and performed lewd activities such as washing their vehicles. Some may be disappointed at the episode’s distinct […]
Tags: Comedy, Sports, Anime, TNK, Bathing, Yuri, Image Gallery, DVD Extras, Kandagawa Jet Girls

USC’s comeback falls short against Oregon in double OT

EUGENE, OREGON – JANUARY 23: Chandler Lawson #13 of the Oregon Ducks drives to the basket on Isaiah Mobley #15 of the USC Trojans during the first half at Matthew Knight Arena on January 23, 2020 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) Southern California’s Nick Rakocevic, left, shots over Oregon’s Shakur Juiston during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Washington State, Oregon State, Oregon Ducks, Ducks, Usc, Ucla

Fleetwood, Westwood part of 10-shot-swing club Friday at Dubai

Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Westwood were well on their way to an early exit at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, before abruptly switching direction on Friday. The pair of proven European Tour winners were part of a group of players with a 10-shot differential between their first- and second-round scores at Emirates Golf Club. Westwood went 78-68.
Tags: News, Sports, Lee Westwood, Dubai, Tommy Fleetwood, Omega Dubai, Fleetwood Westwood, Emirates Golf Club Westwood

UCLA stays steady at the foul line to hold off Oregon State

UCLA’s Jaime Jaquez Jr. (4) darts around Oregon State’s Kylor Kelley (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman) Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle (3) looks for a way around UCLA’s Jules Bernard (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds UCLA’s Jules Bernard (3) makes it pas...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Smith, Oregon State, Mel, Ali, Usc, Ucla, Thompson, Chris Smith, Bruins, Campbell

Esposito Leads Sac State Past Portland State 66-55

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Ethan Esposito scored a career-high 22 points and Sacramento State turned back Portland State 66-55 on Thursday night. Esposito sank 6 of 16 shots from the floor and made 9 of 12 free throws for the Hornets (11-6, 4-4 Big Sky Conference). Chibueze Jacobs pitched in with 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Joshua Patton tallied 12 points before fouling out and reserve Bryce Fowler hit both of his 3-point tries and scored 11. Sal Nuhu topped Portland State (10-11,...
Tags: Sports, Ap, Sacramento State, College Basketball, Portland State University, Hornets, Portland State, Sacramento Calif, Sac State, Esposito, Joshua Patton, Ethan Esposito, Sal Nuhu, Bryce Fowler, Sacramento State Basketball, Esposito Leads Sac State Past Portland State

Sierra Canyon’s Harold Yu anchors win over Windward; BJ Boston, Ziaire Williams humbled by McDonald’s All-American selection

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. NORTHRIDGE >> Just hours after the announcement of Sierra Canyon’s BJ Boston and Ziaire Williams being selected to the McDonald’s All-American game, the Trailblazers’ star Thursday night was 7-foot-3 center Harold Yu. Boston and Williams performed as such, scoring 20 and 19, respectively, but Yu’s play was instrumental in helping Sierra Canyon pull out a narrow Gold Coast League victory over Windward 71-68...
Tags: China, Boston, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Ohio, High School Sports, Yu, Northridge, McDonald, Wildcats, UNLV, San Fernando Valley, Springfield Mass, Tillis