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Tiger’s rep denies Boyd affair rumors: Tiger Woods Amanda Boyd

Tiger’s rep denies Boyd affair rumors: Tiger Woods Amanda Boyd, Serial cheater Tiger Woods is dating the ex-wife of a friend and fellow professional golfer, a report claims.

The 39-year old is said to be having a ‘steamy affair’ with Amanda Boyd, 27 – who divorced former PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner in April.

According to The National Enquirer, Woods and Boyd started their relationship while he was still with Lindsey Vonn.

However Woods’s agent Mark Steinberg has branded the rumored romance a ‘complete lie’. In an e-mail to FOX411 he said the claims were fabricated and false.

The Enquirer said the couple became an item after ‘flirting on the tour circuit’. They have allegedly been together for several months – and a source told the magazine the relationship is now ‘serious’.

Daily Mail Online revealed in May that Woods was dumped by Vonn because she caught him cheating in February during the Farmers Insurance Open – a week before Boyd and Dufner separated.

Her official explanation on Facebook was that they both led led ‘incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart’.

But friends said the real reason was that Woods had had a ‘relapse in the sex department’ and Vonn found out he had been with other women.

His rumored current girlfriend Boyd married Dufner, 38, in May 2012. He won the major in 2013 but has since struggled with back problems.

According to divorce papers filed on March 16, Amanda and Jason suffered an ‘irretrievable breakdown of the marriage’.

They separated on February 17 due to a ‘complete incompatibility of temperament’.

A source told the Enquirer that Boyd is considered a ‘flirt’ among Dufner’s colleagues on the PGA tour and, even though her ex-husband didn’t seen Woods as a close pal, he considered him a ‘trusted colleague’.

They have both played on the same U.S. Ryder Cup team.

The relationship is being kept a secret by the pair, but Woods is believed to have flown Boyd from her home in Alabama to Seattle as he prepared for last month’s U.S. Open – where he missed the cut.

His performance was distracted when a plan carrying a banner reading ‘cheater’ flew over the course at University Place in Washington.

Michelle Braun, a former Hollywood madame revealed that between 2006 and 2007 the former World Number One paid upwards of $40,000 for six ‘pay-for-sex dates.’

And in May this year, when Vonn broke off the relationship, it was because he’d been spotted with a woman.

A friend told Daily Mail Online: ‘When Tiger realized he was seen, he became concerned and eventually he decided to confess to Lindsey. Something he didn’t do with Elin.

‘He came clean and I give him credit for that.

‘Yes, Tiger cheated again. But it wasn’t with anyone special. He really wanted Lindsey to be the one. But he blew it again.

‘He can’t help himself. He’s got an addiction. He relapsed.

‘Knowing Tiger, he doesn’t even see it as cheating because there’s no romance or feeling there. It’s just a stress reliever, like a high-ball or two after a bad day.’

The friend said that despite pleas from peers and relatives to keep attending his self-mandated therapy sessions, Tiger stopped going completely – leading to the alleged ‘one-time slip’.

Tiger Woods Amanda Boyd

Tiger Woods Amanda Boyd

Tiger Woods Amanda Boyd

Former NFL lineman dies at 36: Damion Cook Dies

Former NFL lineman dies at 36: Damion Cook Dies, A Nashville native, Cook played at Bethune Cookman in Daytona Beach, Fla., and led the Wildcats to an appearance in the 1998 Heritage Bowl. He was signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2001. Cook had a memorable appearance in the HBO documentary series, Hard Knocks, when he impersonated Ray Lewis during the Ravens rookie skit.

He made his NFL debut with the Ravens in 2002, playing in 13 games with Baltimore over the next three seasons before catching on with the Cleveland Browns. He started six games at guard for Cleveland in 2004, then after a four-year hiatus, started four games for the Detroit Lions in 2008.

Cook also logged time in the Canadian Football League, the Arena Football League and the United Football League before becoming a strength and conditioning coach in Michigan from 2011 to 2013.

In the summer of 2013, Cook became a mental health counselor at the Homewood School in Ellicott City, which led to the Atholton football head coaching position. After winning only one game in 2013, Cook led the Raiders to a 3-7 record in 2014 and was beloved by his players and fellow coaches.

“Damion was someone who genuinely cared about student athletes. He wanted to use football as a tool to help at-risk youth,” said Cummings, who met Cook two years ago when both were assistant coaches at Centennial, and hopes to continue leading the Atholton program in Cook’s memory. “We’re going to take that message and let his spirit guide us.”

Casey Kelly, who earned first team all county honors as a senior last fall after recording only 13 tackles as a junior, said that playing for Cook pushed him to the next level.

“He had the best attitude. He was always really lively, always loud, always making jokes,” Kelly said. “He was one of those guys that you enjoy being around no matter what you’re doing. Workouts, practice, games; you just wanted to be around the guy because he was such a great person. He was one of the greatest people I’ve ever met. He really changed me into who I am today.”

In the wake of the news, the Atholton athletics community shared its grief on Twitter.

“I’ve never met a more kind hearted and funny person in my life,” tweeted girls basketball player Chelsea Mitchell. “Gave me so much knowledge You will truly be missed Love you #RipCoachCook.”

Having played the game at its highest level allowed Cook to keep things in perspective when coaching high school, he said.

“One thing I know is that I can’t let this game take control of me. You’ve got to have fun with it and take the good with the bad,” he said after a 13-12 win at Mt. Hebron on Oct. 25. “You’re out here doing a thing that you enjoy doing, you’re passionate about it. We’re just out here trying to make these boys men. We just have fun out here. If something bad happens, you move on to the next play.”

Cook leaves behind a wife, JaNiece, and three children.

NFL star compares marriage incest: Josh Robinson Gay Marriage

NFL star compares marriage incest: Josh Robinson Gay Marriage, The landmark decision handed down Friday by the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm by many.

Those with dissenting views on gay marriage are not nearly as ebullient. Although a few unpopular opinions have surfaced in the sports world, one that did moved beyond disappointment into the realm of the bizarre.

Josh Robinson, a cornerback for the Vikings, rambled something about a connection between sexual predators and gay men that was utterly confusing.

Love is love? So what will we say when the 30yr old loves YOUR 10 year old. When the dad loves HIS 6 year old? It’s different?? Yea okay!

– Josh Robinson (@JROB_2one) June 26, 2015
There are countless faith-based oppositions to gay marriage. Conservatives lost what they deem an important bedrock of family values. This is America, where individuals often stand on different sides of major issues. But from that tweet, it’s hard to tell where Robinson is coming from.

On the heels of that, his attempts to clarify were immediately feeble.

#LoveWins drowned him out.

When did we start defining a word by using that word? Smh. If you really want to know. Love is… 1Cor 13:1-13

– Josh Robinson (@JROB_2one) June 26, 2015
In the end EVERYONE has a right to believe what they want to believe. You shared yours, I shared mine. #BelieveiT

– Josh Robinson (@JROB_2one) June 26, 2015
“As a Christian I love EVERYONE and I will always share my beliefs we may not agree and that’s ok. God is love, 1John 4:8″

– Josh Robinson (@JROB_2one) June 26, 2015
We’re all for loving everyone. With love comes respect, which means not hurling gigantic, untruthful and ridiculous insults at swaths of people who disagree with you.

Michael Sam leaves training camp: Michael Sam Suspended

Michael Sam leaves training camp: Michael Sam Suspended, We still don’t know why Michael Sam left Montreal Alouettes camp. But it seems he might not be back for a bit.

The Alouettes have announced that Sam has been placed on the team’s suspended list.

While it’s likely just a procedural move while teams there are paring down rosters, its wording is curious given the unexplained nature of Sam’s departure.

The Alouettes said only that his leaving was personal in nature, and would remain confidential.

Hopefully all is well for Sam on the home front, as he seemed energized about the possibility of playing in the CFL when he was working out at the NFL’s veteran combine in Arizona in March.

Collins rips Dungy: Jason Collins Tony Dungy

Collins rips Dungy: Jason Collins Tony Dungy, Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, knows what it’s like to be considered a “distraction” in the minds of executives, coaches and teammates.

So when Tony Dungy said last summer that he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, who was the first openly gay football player in the NFL, because he would not have wanted to “deal with all of it,” Collins didn’t exactly buy into the former NFL coach’s reasoning.

During an interview with USA Today, Collins compared Dungy to former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who lost control of the team after he was allegedly caught making racist remarks.

“If you were to ask Tony Dungy if he feels like homophobia is in his level of thinking or if he’s homophobic, he’d say no,” Collins said. “Well, if you were to ask Donald Sterling if he sees how his comments are racist, he said no, too. Some people don’t recognize their own racism, homophobia. His awareness, and people like him, are the problem.”

According to USA Today, Dungy — the former head coach of the Buccaneers and Colts — declined to respond to Collins’ comments.

Collins also told USA Today that when he joined the Nets after coming out as the first openly gay NBA player, “there was this myth that I’d be a distraction.” But, as he put it, “there’s only so many times you can write the story about the gay teammate,” and eventually “it was back to business as usual.”

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Why Eagles signed Tim Tebow?: Tim Tebow Eagles

Why Eagles signed Tim Tebow?: Tim Tebow Eagles, Bryant, who has yet to sign his $12.823 million franchise tag as the two sides work on a long-term deal, showed up for OTAs on Thursday and participated in individual drills, according to Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram. Bryant can’t do much right now without his name on a contract, so he didn’t go through team drills. When training camp rolls around, he can sign a waiver to participate, but both he and the Cowboys are surely looking to get a deal done before then.

Here’s some of the other news from OTAs around the league Thursday:

Tebow is still a quarterback
Tim Tebow remains a popular topic as he tries to launch a comeback as quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Although Chip Kelly intends for Sam Bradford to be the full-time starter once healthy, he’s been limited in practices, which is giving Mark Sanchez and Tebow plenty of looks. Sanchez took all of the first-team snaps on offense on Thursday, but Tebow, making his first public appearance as an Eagles quarterback, got in some work with the third team.

How did Tebow look? Not great, according to Jeff McLane of Philly.com. While some have suggested that Tebow’s throwing motion is much improved, McLane claimed that “there didn’t appear to be much difference than how he looked two years ago.” Regardless, Kelly noted that the Eagles aren’t considering moving him to another position, saying that Tebow has improved as a passer and has “spent a lot of time in the last few years in terms of working on his game,” as posted by NFL.com.

Rookies miss practice due to orientation
Multiple rookies around the league missed practice on Thursday to attend the NFL Players Association’s Rookie Premiere, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round pick Jameis Winston. The team is clearly resting most of its hopes of competing on Winston, so it’s probably good news that the Buccaneers have nothing but good things to say about him at this stage. Head coach Lovie Smith said the Buccaneers “like where he is right now,” according to ESPN.

The Rookie Premiere is an annual orientation hosted by the NFLPA featuring seminars on financial planning and brand building for rookies coming into the league. Many of the league’s business partners — potential sponsors for individual players — also attend the premiere. Other big-name players like Ameer Abdullah, Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon were among those in attendance. A full list of players who attended can be found here.

Jairus Byrd is “full go”
Despite the restrictions of OTAs, there are still injuries to note, from Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert. One player trying to work his way back from injury is New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd. A massive free agency pickup a season ago, Byrd tore his MCL during practice last October and sat out most of the season. This was after signing a six-year deal worth $54 million.

But Byrd was a full participant in practice on Thursday, as reported by Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com. Byrd is one of the most talented safeties in the league and his loss was a big reason the Saints regressed a season ago. If he can go full speed now, he’ll be even better in training camp and should be all systems go when the regular season rolls around. A healthy Byrd alongside Kenny Vaccaro makes one of the top safety tandems in the NFL, alongside the pairing of Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas in Seattle and Eric Reid and Antoine Bethea in San Francisco.

Dhoni ODI Retirement

Dhoni ODI Retirement, Important to do something special all the time: India might have crashed out of the World Cup but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a stellar knock. The Indian skipper held fort and kept the hopes alive for the Indian fans till he was run-out by an excellent piece of fielding by Glenn Maxwell.

When asked about his future plans, Dhoni chose to stay clear of a concrete answer and poked fun at the media by asking them to keep up their “research” and speculations.

“What’s important for me is to do something special all the time to contribute to a win”, said Dhoni, “The day I pack my bags, I will pack it and I will be happy.” Dhoni surprised many when he quit Test cricket during the recent series in Australia. Â

However, he was much serious when answering about the chase.

“Our batting can chase 300 plus scores, we have done it a number of times. Today it didn’t go according to plan.”

Dhoni, however, in his own way reminded that his team doesn’t really possess a strong lower-order.

“Our lower order have not been able to contribute”, Dhoni said, “if it was not for Rahane and me, we could have folded for much less.”

He also didn’t forget to remind everyone that India were not a fancied side while coming into the World Cup. Dhoni said that it was the fun dressing room atmosphere that kept the spirits up.

“The tour was a tough one for us. Tests didn’t go our way, ODIs didn’t go our way. It was important to have a good dressing room atmosphere. If you have that it is slightly easy to come back into form.”

The Indian skipper, as usual, was supportive of his mates and said that it was important that he pushed himself back.

“I had to push myself back so that Virat, Rohit and Ajinkya could bat at the top. Health of the batting order is good if Jinx is batting at four and me at five”, concluded the Indian captain.

Twitter ShameonTimesNow

Twitter ShameonTimesNow, Team India lost to Australia by 95 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, on Thursday.

The defeat did not trigger much anger among cricket lovers, but the channel started posting humiliating messages about the team’s performance on Twitter. Goswami also discussed India’s loss in the series on the channel’s debate programme late in the evening.

Debating tonight on @thenewshour: Surrender without a fight! A total washout in #Sydney: Can we be in denial?

– TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) March 26, 2015

Some of tweets posted by Times Now include comments from a senior sports journalist Kishore Bhimani, former Indian test cricketer Atul Wasan and others who found India’s performance on Thursday inefficient.

We feel humiliated that we went down without a fight: Kishore Bhimani, Senior Sports Journalist

We are angry that there was no leadership in today’s game against Australia: Kishore Bhimani, Senior Sports Journalist

There was no planning & body language was terrible in today’s match. Kohli came to bowl instead of Ashwin:Kishore Bhimani, Sports Journalist

We lost because we were not good enough like Australia: Atul Wasan, Former Indian Test Cricketer

We had no logic & no dedication in this game. They played the game as if they were not answerable to anyone: Saad Bin Jung, Fmr Ranji Player

Despite immense effort, the channel failed to sell out their strategy of shaming team India, and instead brought shame upon themselves.

Instead of falling for the channel’s theories, cricket fans expressed their support to team India and its captain MS Dhoni.

Champion u were..champion u r…champion u WL alwyz b…thanks 4 giving so many proud moments !!!#DareToBeDhoni: Rekha Jain ?

They lashed out at the channel for the debate hosted by Goswami, calling it unprofessional journalism.

keep an entrance level test for TV Journalist as there are fools like #Arnab with loud vocal who call them self Journalist #ShameonTimesNow – Nishant.Patel (@Nishant_M_Patel) March 27, 2015

#ShameOnTimesNow expect an apology from arnab. Cheap journalism

– Gaurav Kumar Patil (@drgauravpatil) March 27, 2015

#ShameOnTimesNow the debate was uncalled for…you guys will get the result for this nonsense. – Ramprasad Panigrahy (@rinku84) March 27, 2015

#ShameOnTimesNow Mr Goswami,now this twitter handle is called being LOUD & clear.Get it? Shouting & screaming in your own studio isn’t so.

– Richa Sinha (@RichaSinha) March 27, 2015

Love that #ShameOnTimesNow , its about time that we actually stood up for our team! And honestly, Sad to see that journalism has sunk so low

– Tarini (@tarinivifisingh) March 27, 2015

who is in for a legal action against @TimesNow ??? let’s make a petition against them.. let’s show them their aukat. #ShameOnTimesNow

– Tinu Nebhani (@dhoni_srk28) March 27, 2015

The least our media can do is respect Dhonii for winning a T-20 World Cup, 50 Overs World Cup, a ChampionsTrophy etc #DareToBeDhoni

– Vikram#HDL (@VikramSanghi11) March 27, 2015

On the other hand, national broadcasting channel Doordarshan took the opportunity to shine out as several appreciated it for supporting team India and talking positively about it.

DD tweeted saying, “Team India – we’re always with you – through good times and bad Tough luck after an impeccable CWC so far…”

To which Twitterati called DD “the best news channel”.

@DDNational this is the right way!: Ushy Mohan Das

@DDNational u r the best news channel: कविराज Vishnu

@DDNational this is quality journalism @TimesNow should learn from u guys to respect nations sentiment over trp #ShameOnTimesNow: Jemimal