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Former PGA pro retracts Woods ban claims PONTE VEDRA BEACH: Former US PGA Tour player Dan Olsen on Monday retracted a claim that Tiger Woods has been suspended for a month after Woods' agent and tour officials strongly denied the statement."I retract the entire interview. My comments were ill-advised. I want to apologize to Nike, the PGA Tour, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and (tour commissioner) Tim Finchem," Olsen said in a statement released by WFVN radio station based in Lansing, Michigan website.Olsen, whose only full PGA season was in 2004, had earlier told WVFN that "I heard (Woods) is on a month's suspension," calling his source a "strong witness" and "credible." Olsen, a teaching pro who last played a US PGA event at the 2011 PGA Championship, compared Woods to noted US disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour de France titles and admitted he took banned performance-enhancing substances.Olsen also accused Woods, a 14-time ...

France hit by injury crisis following Welsh defeat CLERMONT-FERRAND: France have been hit by an injury crisis with scrum-half Morgan Parra and backs Wesley Fofana and Remi Lamerat ruled out Monday for the rest of the Six Nations campaign. Parra will be out for around 10 weeks with a ruptured cruciate ligament in his right knee, his Top 14 club Clermont announced.He will miss the rest of France's campaign and Clermont's European Champions Cup quarter-final against Northampton on April 4.Clermont teammate Wesley Fofana ...
Olympiakos boss fines players PIRAEUS: Olympiakos president Evangelos Marinakis on Monday fined the team 500,000 for disappointing performances and called on them to make a "sacrifice" to win trophies or leave."Olympiakos is the largest Greek club and for each of you it is an honour to play for this team. You will have to respect and honour Olympiakos," Marinakis told the players."Anyone who has a problem or does not like it here, must have the guts to get up ...
English FA plans to send men's and women's teams to Rio LONDON: The English Football Association plans to send men's and women's Great Britain teams to the Olympics Games in Rio next year.The FA initially ruled out entering teams but has now written to the Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh Football Associations informing them of their intention and asking if they would like to take part."We have received confirmation from the FA of their intention to enter into the qualification process for Rio 2016 for both ...
Villa must handle relegation dogfight pressure: Sherwood LONDON: Aston Villa players must accept and cope with the pressure they are under as they battle to retain their Premier League status, manager Tim Sherwood said on Monday.Sherwood has overseen two defeats since taking the job and Villa lie second from bottom with 11 matches left, putting their 27-year stay in the top flight in peril heading into Tuesday's home game against West Bromwich Albion."The pressure should be on them already. If they are ...
Everton and Chelsea fined over player misconduct LONDON: Chelsea and Everton have both been fined 30,000 pounds ($46,100)for players' misconduct during their Premier League match last month at Stamford Bridge, the Football Association said on Monday.Tempers boiled over near the end of a feisty game with players from both sides involved in a melee."Following an incident in the 86th minute of their fixture on 11 February 2015, both clubs were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly ...
Van Praag wants full disclosure of World Cup report AMSTERDAM: FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag said he would ensure full disclosure of Michael Garcia's report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if he is elected in May.Soccer's governing body has been under pressure to publish former FIFA ethics investigator Garcia's report to help shed light on what happened during the turbulent process for the tournaments awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively.Van Praag, the president of the Dutch football ...

 



 
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