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Added September 13th, 2016 by Ian

Tiger Woods returning to competitive golf

Tiger Woods announced on September 7th that he plans on returning to competitive golf in October at the Safeway Open in Napa. The event, which runs from Oct. 13th to the 16th, is the season opener to the 2016/17 PGA Tour. If he’s able to play, it will be the first competitive round of golf for Woods in the past 14 months. The world’s former number one golfer has been out of action for more than a year due to back surgery, but claims he’s almost finished with rehab and is almost ready to play. However, he still admits there’s a chance his plans may fall through.

 
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Added September 12th, 2016 by Ian

Formula 1 sold for $4.4 billion

The Formula 1 racing business has been sold to an American company called Liberty Media with reports stating that the sale price is $4.4 billion. If the number is accurate, the amount will eclipse the recent sale of the UFC which went for a world record $4 billion for a sports franchise. The chief executive of Formula 1, Bernie Ecclestone, will keep his position, but Chase Carey will be the company’s new chairman. Carey is also the vice-chairman of the 21st Century Fox firm. This isn’t the first venture into professional sports for Liberty media as the company also has a stake in the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball.

 
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Added August 29th, 2016 by Ian
NHL

Russian hockey player Damir Ryspayev handed lifetime ban

Goonery still appears to be alive and well in professional Russian hockey as defenceman Damir Ryspayev of Barys Atana, a team in the Kontinental Hockey League, has been hit with a lifetime ban after going berserk in a recent preseason game. Ryspayev was originally handed a lesser punishment, but Kunlan Red Star of Beijing appealed it and the league then decided to throw the book at him after reviewing the video evidence of the violent incident. Ryspayev lost his marbles in an August game against Kunlan in a preseason tournament.

 
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Added August 29th, 2016 by Ian

Russia booted out of 2016 Paralympics

The Paralympics get underway on September 7th and run until the 18th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but Russia won’t be competing in them. The nation has been banned from the event due to widespread state-sponsored doping allegations. The IPC (International Paralympic Committee) banned the country last month, but Russia then appealed to the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) in Switzerland. They didn’t have any luck though as the ban was upheld and it covers all Russian Paralympians. The IPC originally banned the country after a report outlined the doping scandal.

 
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Added July 19th, 2016 by Ian
NBA

2016 ESPY Award Winners announced