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Tiger Woods opts to skip Honda Classic for second straight year

Tiger Woods will bypass an opportunity to play near his South Florida home next week as he is skipping the Honda Classic.Woods did not enter the tournament by Friday's deadline, deciding to skip the event in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, for the second straight year.The decision was not a surprise based on what Woods said Sunday after finishing last among players who made the cut at the Genesis Invitational."I was
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Who’s the top coach of the year candidate in every conference?

A few weeks ago, we unveiled our player of the year front-runners for every league in America. It only caused a bit of controversy. This time, we're moving on to coaches.In keeping with the way voters generally make coach of the year selections, we've identified these coaches based on how they've performed as compared to expectations. A multitude of coaches have made strides or won big this season, so don't
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UFC star named ‘Sportsman of the Year’

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya made history when he became the first combat sports athlete to be named “New Zealand Sportsman of the Year” at the 57th annual Halberg Awards. Adesanya took home the prestigious award after a remarkable 2019 in which his meteoric rise to the top of the UFC culminated with an undisputed title victory over Robert Whittaker last October. It’s been a whirlwind ever since Adesanya (18-0
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The time is now — Will Ryan Garcia follow the trajectory of other prospects of the year?

Ryan Garcia, the 2017 prospect of the year, appears to be on the verge of big things in boxing.Since being recognized as boxing's top prospect, Garcia has moved up in weight from junior lightweight to lightweight and won six more fights in a row -- four by knockout -- while increasing the level of his opposition with strong wins against former world title challenger Jayson Velez, Carlos Morales and Romero
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Nike Air Zoom Alphafly shoe will be commercially available this year

The Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%, a version of the prototype Eliud Kipchoge wore when he ran a marathon in 1:59:40 in Vienna last October, will be released in summer 2020, according to Nike.With a thick foam sole and added cushioning under the forefoot, the shoe looks like it has been pulled out of a sci-fi film. Running purists say the technology could harm the integrity of athletics, while Nike calls
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Who’s the top Player of the Year candidate in every conference?

If you think the race for the 2020 Wooden Award is a tossup, wait until you see the competition for conference Player of the Year honors in each league.2 RelatedIt's early February, so all of this could change, but we made an attempt to handicap the Player of the Year races in all 32 Division I conferences.Here's the criteria we tried to emphasize:With at least a month of data to
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Jorge Masvidal has bigger priorities than fighter of the year in 2020

Jorge Masvidal has made it very clear that 2019 is in his rear-view mirror."That f---ing year's over -- 2020 is gonna be better," the UFC welterweight star said after receiving the Helwani Nose Award for Fighter of the Year.It is hard not to look back and reflect on what Masvidal did last year, though. He simply had one of the most incredible career turnarounds in mixed martial arts history. He
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Chiefs owner Clark Hunt says Patrick Mahomes’ extension may be a year away

AVENTURA, Fla. -- Patrick Mahomes may have to wait another year for his massive contract extension.Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said the Chiefs could well wait until next year to sign with Mahomes on a new contract."There will be a right time sometime in the next 12 to 15 months to extend Patrick, and when I say right time, I mean right time for both the player and the
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A year later, Amy Bockerstette has still got this

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jenny Bockerstette was sitting in a movie theater in Arizona alongside her husband, Joe, and daughter, Amy, on the Sunday of last year's Waste Management Phoenix Open watching "A Dog's Way Home" when her phone began buzzing.She tried to ignore it. All she wanted to do was to continue letting herself get absorbed in the distraction of the movie for a couple of hours. The family had
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AJ Agazarm assesses progress after one year in MMA

LOS ANGELES – Almost one year ago to the day, AJ Agazarm made his MMA debut. On Saturday night at Bellator 238, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Agazarm (2-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) steps into the cage for his fourth bout. The Diaz brothers protege believes he’s come a long way in the past year. On Wednesday at Bellator 238 media day, Agazarm told MMA Junkie he’s learned a lot about