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NBA: Warriors coach Kerr says marijuana could ease pain   LOS ANGELES: Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says marijuana didn't help his chronic back pain, but he still thinks pro sports leagues must eventually reconsider their opposition to the drug.Kerr told CSN Bay Area that he experimented with marijuana a "few times" to help him cope with pain.Medicinal marijuana use has been legalized by the state of California, although it's still illegal under US federal law and against the rules for players in the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball.Kerr told The Warriors Insider Podcast that even though pot didn't help him, it was worth trying because other pain medications "have been worse".The 51-year-old, who underwent two surgeries on his back during the summer of 2015, said it could be a boon to pro athletes."I'm not the expert on this stuff. But I do know this: If you're an NFL player, in particular, and you've got a lot of pain, I don't think there is any question that pot is better for ...

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RugbyU: Pau stun Clermont, Montpellier give ill White boost   PARIS: Clermont had their lead in the French Top 14 slashed Saturday despite a hat-trick of tries from England wing David Strettle after a shock 40-35 loss to struggling Pau.Pau, promoted last year after nine years in division two, went into the showdown just five points clear of the drop zone having lost eight of their 12 league matches -- including home reverses to Toulon, Bordeaux and Toulouse.But against the leaders they were out of the blocks in spectacular fashion ...

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Golf: Tiger sizzles then fizzles to shoot 70 at Challenge      NASSAU: Tiger Woods sizzled early but fizzled late in firing a two-under-par 70 in Saturday's third round of the Hero World Challenge, his first event after a 16-month injury layoff.It was no day at the beach for the former world number one, but Woods did spend some considerable time in the Bahamas sand after missing the last five fairways at Albany Golf Club, a 7,302-yard Ernie Els-designed layout.Woods, who turns 41 later this month, stood on eight-under 208 and well off ...

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American Varner GOLD COAST: American Harold Varner III claimed his first professional victory at the Australian PGA Championship Sunday on the Gold Coast by two strokes.Varner, 26, who lost in a three-way play-off in last year's event, fired rounds of 65, 72, 67 and 65 for 19-under 269.He prevailed in the final round with nine birdies in a seven-under 65 to beat Australian overnight leader Andrew Dodt to win the European Tour co-sanctioned tournament at the Royal Pines Resort.Dodt, who led for three rounds, ...

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SYDNEY: Australia coach Michael Cheika will be looking for improvement from the Wallabies next year after losing nine of 15 tests in 2016 but they will have to find it without David Pocock as the standout loose forward embarks on a sabbatical.The year off was agreed by an Australian Rugby Union desperate to keep the world's best poacher out of the clutches of wealthy European clubs, and the three-year deal that included it means he will be back in Wallaby gold ...

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Warriors bounce back to rout Suns 138-109   LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry finished with 31 points as the Golden State Warriors extended their league record streak of games without consecutive defeats with a dominating 138-109 win over the Phoenix Suns.The Warriors have now gone 106 games without back-to-back losses as they rebounded Saturday from a 132-127 double overtime defeat two night earlier to the Houston Rockets.The Warriors shot a season-high 62.8 percent from the field against the Suns, just shy of their franchise record of 63.6 percent. "It's an incredible ...

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American Varner wins Australian PGA         GOLD COAST: American Harold Varner III took his first professional victory at the Australian PGA Championship Sunday on the Gold Coast by two strokes.Varner, 26, who lost in a three-way play-off in last year's event, fired rounds of 65, 72, 67 and 65 for 19-under 269.He prevailed in the final round to beat Australian overnight leader Andrew Dodt to win the European Tour co-sanctioned tournament at the Royal Pines Resort.Dodt, who led for three rounds, finished with a three-under par 69 to ...