The Italian Football Federation announced early Friday morning that Di Vaio had been acquitted on all charges against him

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. Nike Air Max 97 Schuhe Damen . — With one bold swing, Camilo Villegas turned a solid round at the Honda Classic into his lowest start in more than a year. Villegas drilled a three-wood from 263 yards over the water to about eight feet for an eagle on the par-5 18th hole at PGA National for a 6-under 64 that gave him a one-shot lead and another jolt of confidence as he tries to regain his status on the PGA Tour. Branden Grace was bullish when it came to the “Bears Trap” by making birdie on all three holes of the notorious stretch late on the back nine. He made it four in a row with a birdie on the 18th hole and was at 65 with Rickie Fowler, Robert Streb and Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask. Defending champion Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods each opened with 70 and walked away feeling much differently about their day. Woods played in the cool, cloudy morning and was in danger of a big number late in his round when he decided to take off his socks and shoes, don rain pants and step into a creek to play a shot half-submerged in the water. Instead of taking a drop that could have led to double bogey, he escaped with par and rallied for a 70. “I wasnt trying to advance it very far, just make sure I got it back in the fairway and give myself some kind of wedge shot in there, which I did,” Woods said. McIlroy was 1 under for his day when his wedge from 105 yards sailed over the green, he chipped to just inside eight feet and took bogey when he missed the putt. It felt even worse coming on the easiest hole at PGA National, which played about a half-shot below par. “I only had 105 yards in for my third shot and ended up taking a 6,” McIlroy said. “Wasnt the nicest way to finish. I saw enough pretty good golf out there to be positive going into the next few days.” Ottawas Brad Fritsch fired a 68 and is tied for 30th, David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., is a shot back in a tie for 40th, Mike Weir (71) of Brights Grove, Ont., is tied for 81st and Calgarys Stephen Ames (73) is well back in a tie for 117th. Villegas will take just about anything positive at this stage in his career. Just four years after his back-to-back wins in FedEx Cup playoff events and climbing to as high as No. 7 in the world, the 31-year-old Colombian went into a slump so bad that over the last 18 months he lost his card last year and didnt earn it back in Q-school. A popular draw, he has received ample sponsor exemptions to get through the year and can build a full schedule. But he was middle-of-the-pack in the Humana Challenge, and then missed the cut at Torrey Pines and Pebble Beach. “This game is great when youre playing good,” Villegas said. “When youre out here missing cuts and missing cuts, I dont care what people say. Yes, were blessed to have this job, but its not that much fun. … The game was kicking my butt a little bit. Thats a good way to put it. But I know who I am. I know I belong out here. I know how good I can be, and therefore, thats why youre just going to keep your head up and keep working.” It was his lowest round since a 63 to start the Humana Challenge a year ago. Villegas won the Honda Classic in 2010 at PGA National, so he at least has that to build on. Despite the good start, he wasnt afraid to risk ruining the day on the last hole. “My caddie said, Where are you going to go with the one,” Villegas said. “And I said, Im looking straight at that flag. And I hit a great shot.” Grace, part of the core of young South Africans on the rise, played the Honda Classic for the first time, though he had heard plenty about the water and trouble on Nos. 15, 16 and 17 that was dubbed “Bears Trap” in honour of course designer Jack Nicklaus. He saw it on TV and talked to Charl Schwartzel about it last week. And he brought a little trepidation with him to PGA National. “I sat down with Charl last week at the Match Play and he said, Listen, the four finishing holes are quite a beast out there. So I was a little nervous coming here,” Grace said. “I just thought, Whats going to happen around that corner?” The first one was easy after a tee shot into two feet on the par-3 15th. He holed birdie putts of about 18 feet on the next two holes, and then his three-iron barely cleared the water in front of the green on the par-5 18th, leading to a simple up-and-down to finish in style. Dustin Johnson, coming off two missed cuts and a first-round loss in the Match Play, sorted out his issues with the driver and opened at 66 to join a group that included Lee Westwood, Sean OHair, Boo Weekley and Ben Kohles, who won back-to-back Tour events last year in his two starts after turning pro to earn a tour card. Woods didnt hit it all that poorly, except for his tee shot on the par-4 sixth, with the tees moved forward 40 yards. He drove it left and down the bank into the water. Because of where it first crossed the hazard, he would have had no chance to get near the green after a penalty drop. Woods saw enough the ball to give it a shot. He removed his shoes and socks as the gallery came to life. The ball shot out with a big splash, leaving Woods about 80 yards to a front pin. He hit wedge to 8 feet and saved par. “I was 1 over at the time, and if that ball is not playable from where its at, where I crossed was pretty far back,” Woods said. “Looking at 6 — 3 over — and all of a sudden I flip it, make par there and birdie the next.” DIVOTS: Branden Grace, who came through the Ernie Els golf foundation, said he played his first practice round this week with the Big Easy. He doesnt count the one-hole playoff in the Volvo Golf Champions over and Els and Retief Goosen. … Charles Howell III opened with a 67. He has until the end of the month to go from No. 64 to the top 50 in the world ranking to qualify for the Masters in his hometown of Augusta. Or he could win. Nike Air Max 2013 Schuhe Herren Weiß . The more recent spat is buried. With the regular season winding down, the Dallas Mavericks are tuning up nicely for the playoffs. Air Max Schuhe . The Binghamton head coach wasnt thrilled with the Senators performance in Game 2, but he was happy with the result. Jim OBrien scored 7:54 into overtime Saturday as Binghamton beat the Houston Aeros 2-1 to even the Calder Cup at a game apiece. . Now the Boston Red Sox are getting what they paid for. Lackey allowed two hits in seven innings, gave up no earned runs for his second straight start and led the Red Sox to an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on a rainy Friday night. Nike Air Max Damen Billig . Finally, hes getting back on the field. The extra-large rookie defensive tackle from Baylor has signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Tuesday night to end a four-day holdout that was beginning to become worrisome. Nike Air Max 2012 Schuhe Damen Schwarz Rosa . The Italian Football Federation announced early Friday morning that Di Vaio had been acquitted on all charges against him in a match-fixing case in his native Italy.TORONTO — Canadian welterweight Sean Pierson will take on South Korean Dong Hyun (Stun Gun) Kim on Dec. 30 at UFC 141 in Las Vegas. The UFC confirmed the matchup on its website. Pierson (11-5) is coming off a first-round KO at the hands of Jake Ellenberger at UFC 129 in April. The 35-year-old from Pickering, Ont., won his UFC debut, taking a decision from Matt Riddle at UFC 124. Kim (14-1-1 with one no contest) llost a decision to Carlos Condit last time out at UFC 132. Nike Air Max 90 Herren Schwarz Blau. Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will meet former UFC title-holder Brock Lesnar at the MGM Grand Garden Arena card. Other previously announced UFC 141 fights include light-heavyweights Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson and Vladimir (The Janitor) Matyushenko and welterweights Jon Fitch and Johny Hendricks. ‘ ‘ ‘

VN:F [1.9.15_1155]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.15_1155]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)


Leave a Reply

Get Adobe Flash playerPlugin by wordpress themes