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Day in no hurry to join golfer's 59 club

Jason Day of Australia says carding a 59 is not a high career priority as he heads into the Farmers Insurance OpenWorld number one Jason Day says he is in no hurry to join the elite band of golfers to break 60 -- and insists winning titles will remain his priority. An electrifying start to the year on the PGA Tour has seen two players duck under 60 already, with Justin Thomas posting only the seventh 59 in tour history at the Sony Open before Adam Hadwin emulated the feat last week at La Quinta in California. Day however said carding a 59 was not a high career priority as he heads into this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course outside San Diego.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:49:51 -0500
PepsiCo using Super Bowl to launch new premium water brand

Workers unload a truck of Pepsi products in New YorkFox, which will broadcast the game in the United States, has been commanding $5 million from advertisers for a 30-second commercial, according to Fox Sports President Eric Shanks. The Super Bowl, to be played on Feb. 5, is expected to draw more than 100 million viewers. PepsiCo did not reveal how much it was spending on the 30-second spot, which will be the new brands first television commercial.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:35:54 -0500
Brady says Patriots 'brainwashed' to shut out distractions

NFL: AFC Championship-Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots(Reuters) - Few teams have faced controversy over recent years to the extent of the New England Patriots, and none have enjoyed their measure of success, which quarterback Tom Brady credits to "brainwashing" by coach Bill Belichick. Brady, who has won four Super Bowl rings with Belichick and will be playing in his seventh NFL title game on Feb. 5 against the Atlanta Falcons, said the culture cultivated by the coach required players to block out distractions and focus on the job. Just believing in yourself and not making excuses," Brady said on his weekly WEEI radio appearance on the Kirk and Callahan Show.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:20:15 -0500
Frustrated LeBron bemoans Cavs organization

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during the final seconds of overtime against the San Antonio Spurs at Quicken Loans Arena on January 21, 2017 in Cleveland, OhioLeBron James has vented his frustration with the Cleveland Cavaliers' threadbare playing resources following the team's latest defeat. The defeat was the Cavs' sixth in their past 10 games, and followed a 126-91 rout by the Golden State Warriors last week and a 118-115 overtime loss to San Antonio at the weekend. James, who has never been unafraid to publicly speak out about his dissatisfaction with team issues, said recent results were unacceptable.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:35:44 -0500
Roethlisberger unsure of future, considering retirement

NFL: AFC Championship-Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots(The Sports Xchange) - Ben Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he is not ready to commit to playing next season after the Pittsburgh Steelers' 36-17 loss to the New England Patriots last Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. The two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowler implied in the radio interview that he is considering retirement. "I'm going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options," Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:47:25 -0500
Roethlisberger mulls future, hints at retirement

Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers old 93.7 The Fan radio that family and health concerns would influence his decision about his futurePittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he was undecided about his future, hinting he may retire from the NFL at the age of 34. The two-time Super Bowl champion, who suffered an emphatic 36-17 defeat to the New England Patriots on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, told 93.7 The Fan radio that family and health concerns would influence his decision. "I'm going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options," Roethlisberger said.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:43:27 -0500
Livid LeBron sounds off after Cavs' latest loss

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans(Reuters) - LeBron James is growing increasingly frustrated with his team's performance the last three weeks and is calling on the Cleveland Cavaliers' front office to step in and bolster parts of the reigning NBA champions' roster. After Cleveland suffered their fifth loss in seven games on Monday the four-times NBA Most Valuable Player launched into an expletive-filled rant suggesting the Cavaliers organization was not doing their part. "We're not better than last year, from a personnel standpoint ... we're a top-heavy team," James said, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:42:21 -0500
Injured McIlroy says he will be out until March

PGA: Ryder CupInjured Rory McIlroy has ruled himself out of action for a further month, targeting a return in Mexico on March 2, he told Fox Sports on Tuesday. Now the Northern Irishman aims to come back at the WGC Mexico Championship on March 2, more than six weeks after he fractured his rib on Jan. 13. "I'm trying to get back for Mexico," said McIlroy.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:57:37 -0500
Golf-Injured McIlroy says he will be out until March

Injured Rory McIlroy has ruled himself out of action for a further month, targeting a return in Mexico on March 2, he told Fox Sports on Tuesday. Now the Northern Irishman aims to come back at the WGC Mexico Championship on March 2, more than six weeks after he fractured his rib on Jan. 13. "I'm trying to get back for Mexico," said McIlroy.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:53:00 -0500
Reality TV star O'Leary leads Canada Conservative race: poll

FILE PHOTO - Television personality Kevin O'Leary arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards in Los AngelesCanadian businessman and reality TV star Kevin O'Leary holds the lead in a crowded field of contenders running for the leadership of the opposition Conservative party, according to a new poll. In a poll of 1,332 Canadians by Forum Research published on its website on Tuesday, O'Leary was the preferred candidate with 27 percent support. Former Conservative Cabinet members Maxime Bernier and Lisa Raitt came in next with 11 percent and 7 percent support, respectively.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:44:08 -0500
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