Former Masters champion Sergio Garcia has apologized for his disqualification from the Saudi International earlier this month and said he let his emotions get the better of him. Garcia was disqualified when he intentionally damaged the greens at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in the third round. "I'm sorry to my fans and fellow competitors.
Frank Robinson, who in 1975 became Major League Baseball's first African-American manager and is considered one of the game's greatest players, died on Thursday at the age of 83. Robinson, known also for his leadership and competitive fire during a Hall of Fame playing career that spanned 21 seasons, will be remembered as a pioneer by the baseball world after paving the way for every minority manager who has followed. "Frank Robinson's resume in our game is without parallel, a trailblazer in every sense, whose impact spanned generations," MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred said in a statement
Facts and figures about the Super Bowl, which will be played on Sunday to determine the NFL champion: Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. CT Site: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga. Teams: New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams At stake: The winning team receives the NFL's Vince Lombardi Trophy, named in honour of the winning coach of the first two Super Bowls.
ATLANTA - The NFL will consider rule changes aimed at avoiding the type of officiating gaffe that likely cost the New Orleans Saints a spot in the Super Bowl but Commissioner Roger Goodell warned on Wednesday there are no easy fixes. Speaking at his annual state of the league address ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, Goodell acknowledged publicly for the first time that a mistake had been made and that he understands the frustration felt by the Saints.
ATLANTA - Excitement was building days before the National Football League's Super Bowl LIII around two men who were set to take the field and make history in Atlanta on Sunday. The two trailblazers, however, are not the head coaches or quarterbacks of the Los Angeles Rams or New England Patriots. Napoleon Jinnies and Quinton Peron are set to become the first male cheerleaders to perform at a Super Bowl. "We are so happy to be here, the smile hasn't left my face since we arrived," Peron said in an interview with Reuters during Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday.
Bragging rights will be worth more than the $9 million prize money to Phil Mickelson when he takes on Tiger Woods in an 18-hole winner-takes-all pay-per-view showdown in Las Vegas. For two of the world's richest athletes the prospect of pocketing millions for playing an afternoon round at Shadow Creek Golf Club on Friday, Nov. 23, may not set the heart racing. But for Mickelson the thought of forever being able to wave that cheque in Woods' face was something priceless that left him giddy with excitement ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday clash.
LOS ANGELES — The Boston Red Sox overcame a late four-run deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6 in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday, Oct. 27, and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Red Sox scored five runs in the top of the ninth behind RBI hits by Rafael Devers, Steve Pearce and Xander Bogaerts to complete the comeback and put themselves one win away from their fourth World Series title since 2004.
PARIS—Italian Francesco Molinari fittingly took the glory as Europe regained the Ryder Cup from the United States in dominant style on Sunday, Sept. 30, but it was a complete team effort that delivered what turned out to be a crushing 17.5-10.5 victory. With Molinari safely on the 16th green, Phil Mickelson conceded their singles match after firing his tee shot into the water, taking Europe to the magical 14.5 mark they needed to win the Cup for the fourth time in the last five.
PARIS - Captain Jim Furyk front-loaded his United States team with his most in-form players as the visitors set their sights on a Sunday singles comeback against Europe on the final day of the Ryder Cup. With Europe leading 10-6, Furyk could at least draw strength from the knowledge that the same deficit has twice been overturned on Sundays in recent times -- by the U.S. in 1999 and Europe in 2012.
PARIS - Tiger Woods's Ryder Cup record went from bad to worse when he lost two more matches on Saturday, extinguishing a theory that a warmer, cuddlier, middle-aged cat would finally shine in the team format.