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Woods makes the cut...Wade to miss at least a game...Players union concerned about Marlins, Bucs

January 27, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the first time in 29 months, Tiger Woods is playing the weekend on the PGA Tour. Woods rallied with four birdies on his back nine of the North Course at Torrey Pines, none bigger than the last one. He was one shot out of the cut line when he reached the far right side of the green on the par-5 ninth hole, some 75 feet away. Needing two putts for a birdie, he lagged it beautifully to a few feet short and tapped in for a 1-under 71. That was projected as the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade will miss one game and possibly more time to attend to a personal matter. Wade, who has played well coming off the bench in his first season with Cleveland, was excused from the team today before the struggling Cavs hosted Indiana. Coach Tyronn Lue did not provide any details for Wade’s absence or a timeline for his return.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy has been hired as offensive coordinator at Arizona and Al Holcomb is following new Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks from Carolina to be defensive coordinator. The Cardinals also hired Jeff Rodgers as special teams coordinator. The three hires were announced today.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is considering whether to launch an inquiry into Michigan State University in the wake of the sentencing of one of the school’s sports doctors who sexually assaulted women and girls. A spokeswoman says the governor is studying whether the potential move could interfere with other investigations. The state attorney general on Saturday plans to elaborate on his own review, after victims of Larry Nassar complained they told Michigan State employees years of his abuse years ago.

NEW YORK (AP) — Concerned after the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates cut major league payroll, the baseball players’ association has taken the first step toward trying to force changes in the clubs’ behavior. The union said it expressed concern to Major League Baseball that the teams are not spending revenue-sharing proceeds to improve play. The commissioner’s office responded by saying it is not worried about any violations.