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Tiger Woods aims for record PGA Tour win after longest break since 2017

Tiger Woods aims for record PGA Tour win after longest break since 2017

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July 15 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, who will compete in the Memorial Tournament starting Thursday after his longest break from the PGA Tour since the 2017 season, could set the all-time record for tour wins if he captures the event in Dublin, Ohio. Woods and the late Sam Snead are tied with a record 83 tour wins. Woods matched Snead's mark at Zozo Championship on Oct. 27 in Chiba, Japan. Advertisement Woods sits just outside of the top-five betting favorites to win the Memorial, despite a history of subpar returns from long breaks. He missed the cut in his first official tournament when he came back from the 2017 hiatus, which was caused by multiple back surgeries. Woods will participate Thursday in his first official PGA Tour event since February's Genesis Invitational. The 15-time major cham...
Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

World
Iran has sentenced to death a journalist whose online work helped inspire the 2017 economic protests and who returned from exile to TehranBy NASSER KARIMI Associated PressJune 30, 2020, 9:47 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings of the protests and embarrassing information about officials that directly challenged Iran's Shiite theocracy. Those demonstrations represented the biggest challenge to Iran since the 2009 Green Movement protests and set the stage fo...
Chiefs, agent knew Patrick Mahomes was a star in 2017

Chiefs, agent knew Patrick Mahomes was a star in 2017

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ATLANTA, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- You didn't see him on billboards or in commercials after he was picked in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He didn't even start his first full season. But that was the strategy for Patrick Mahomes. And now it's literally paying off. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is expected to take home the NFL MVP award Saturday in Atlanta. After backing up Alex Smith in his first season, Mahomes scorched the record books. He threw 50 touchdowns against just 12 interceptions while completing 66 percent of his throws. He passed for more than 5,000 yards in his first full season as a starter. But the Chiefs and Mahomes' agent Leigh Steinberg saw it all coming; even when he was sitting on the bench on Sundays and Smith was leading the offense. "Ever since he got in that ...
Obamacare signups down 13 percent from 2017

Obamacare signups down 13 percent from 2017

Health
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The number of people signing up for Healthcare plans in the Affordable Care Act exchanges following the fourth week of open enrollment is down 13 percent from 2017. From Sunday, Nov. 18 to Saturday, Nov. 24, 500,437 consumers purchased plans on Healthcare.gov, a nearly 4,000 plan decline from the 504,181 people who selected plans last year, according to report on Wednesday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The reported numbers took a sharp decline from last week when nearly 750,000 people signed up for plans. Healthcare.gov sells plans in 39 states that don't have individual marketplaces. So far, 2,424,913 people have signed up for plans, which lags behind last year's number of 2,781,260 -- a nearly 13 percent drop in enrollments. That decline may be d...
NFL reports preseason concussions rose 73 percent in 2017

NFL reports preseason concussions rose 73 percent in 2017

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The National Football League reported that there was a 73 percent increase in preseason concussions last year, with most of them coming during 11-on-11 drills in practices ahead of games. Jeff Miller, NFL executive vice president of health and safety initiatives, said the league is sharing information about each team's concussions last year in an effort to reduce the number of concussions. "It's not a matter of having five or six recidivistic clubs that we have to discipline into line," said Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer said, via ESPN.com. "This is a league-wide issue where everyone has to understand it's on all of us to work on. It might sound trite to say, but any concussion we save is important to us. We want to put the awareness out there ... and make sure we'r...