Henrik Stenson, Jon Rahm tied for lead in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — In his first trip to the Hero World Challenge, it didn’t take Jon Rahm long to figure out how to score. Being aggressive starts with keeping the ball in play. And with five par 5s and a pair of reachable par 4s at Albany Golf Club, plenty of birdies should be available. That was the case Friday, when Rahm made birdies on half of his holes for a 9-under 63 to share the lead with Henrik Stenson, who had a 66. “I hit it so solid…

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A lighter, more aerodynamic Focus Izalco Max for 2019

This article first appeared on BikeRadar. Related Articles The Focus Izalco Max has been a big favourite of ours in the past, with its traditional round tubes and straight top tube design making it the main rival to Cannondale’s SuperSix Evo. And, with the Max’s frame tipping the scales at a scant 750g (for a 56cm), it was also one of the lightest bikes of its generation. Andrew James, head of product at Focus Bikes, says of the newly revamped Izalco Max: “We’re proud of the original Max for so…

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Cubs Offer the Suspended Shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 Contract

CHICAGO — The Cubs offered shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining on Friday that his future with the team was not certain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension from Major League Baseball after his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, accused him in a blog post of years of physical and emotional abuse. Theo Epstein, the Cubs’ president for baseball operations, called the decision a “procedural step” and said it did “not represent the finish line nor rubber stamp his future” with the club. “It does, however, reflect our…

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Doctors Said Hockey Enforcer Todd Ewen Did Not Have C.T.E. But He Did.

“If a fighter got a concussion, it was just part of the game,” Kelli Ewen said of hockey enforcers in the 1980s and 1990s, when her husband played. “But I can tell you there were many nights he came home and couldn’t see, or was blurry out of one eye for days, or had headaches, or was confused for 24 hours after a serious fight.” Ewen’s statistics reflected his role as a pugilist. He had only 36 goals but 1,911 penalty minutes in 518 regular-season games. After he retired, Ewen…

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Kareem Hunt of Kansas City Chiefs placed on commissioner’s exempt list

The Chiefs have released star running back Kareem Hunt, a decision that came after video surfaced earlier Friday that showed him shoving a woman in February. The team announced the move Friday night. Minutes earlier, the NFL had announced that Hunt had been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list. “Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt,” the Chiefs said in the statement. “At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal…

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Washington Redskins expect Chris Thompson back

ASHBURN, Virginia — The Washington Redskins finally received some good injury news Friday. Coach Jay Gruden said he is “very optimistic” that running back Chris Thompson will return Monday night vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. Thompson was a full participant in practice Friday, the first time that has happened since he broke a rib on his right side during a Week 8 win at the New York Giants. “I anticipate the guys that are full to be ready to play,” Gruden said. Sources told ESPN that Redskins VP Doug Williams, who…

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One unidentified MLB player tests positive for banned stimulant

NEW YORK — One unidentified major league player tested positive for a banned stimulant in the year ending with the World Series. Under the joint drug agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, an initial positive test for a banned stimulant results in six additional urine tests over the next year rather than a suspension, and the identity is not announced. The positive test for an amphetamine was listed in the annual report issued Friday by the drug program’s independent public administrator. In the year ending with the…

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Los Angeles Rams activate Aqib Talib for Sunday against Detroit Lions

5:40 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams have activated cornerback Aqib Talib from injured reserve and he is expected to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions. “He’s really gotten himself ready to go faster than we anticipated when you just look at the history of this injury,” coach Sean McVay said after practice Friday. Talib was placed on injured reserve after…

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Woods avoids penalty despite double-hitting shot

Nassau (Bahamas) (AFP) – Tiger Woods avoided penalty for “double-hitting” the ball in the second round of the Hero World Challenge thanks to the rule limiting the use of enhanced video to review possible infractions. Woods’ tee shot at the 18th hole came to rest under a bush right of the fairway. The 14-time major champion crouched down to play an eight-iron back to the fairway. Woods eventually walked off with a double-bogey six that, after a flawless prior 17 holes, left him with a three-under par 69 for a…

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Vila on Peter Sagan: What you see is what you get

Peter Sagan might have lost out on retaining his world title for a fourth year in this season’s hilly event in Innsbruck, Austria, but his coach Patxi Vila is looking to the 2019 Road World Championships in Yorkshire to put his Slovakian client back in rainbows. “As long as Peter races, everyone will think of him for the world title,” Vila tells Tuttobiciweb. “The victories of the past few years have made him the champion he is today. The World Championships in England is another great opportunity for him, and…

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