New BBC boss threatens sack for staff who break social media rules

first_imgHe is also reportedly planning to axe some “left-leaning” comedy shows that are said to be biased on issues such as Brexit.Opposition parties have accused the ruling Conservatives under Prime Minister Boris Johnson of seeking to neuter the BBC.Davie was an executive at PepsiCo prior to joining the BBC as director of marketing in 2005. In the 1990s, he ran for election as a Conservative party councilor in London.At the hearing, he reaffirmed his predecessor’s drive to diversify the BBC’s recruitment from among ethnic minorities.But more broadly, Davie said his “key concerns were not historical issues in terms of left or right politics” but were focused on “audiences and audience values”. Topics : BBC journalists and presenters who violate impartiality rules on social media face potential dismissal under forthcoming new guidelines, the broadcaster’s new director-general said on Tuesday.The guidelines will be published “in the next few weeks”, covering both the BBC’s news department “and beyond”, Tim Davie told a committee hearing of MPs.”We will be able to take disciplinary action. We will be able to take people off Twitter. I am prepared to take the appropriate disciplinary action, all the way to termination,” he said. One of the stars who may be in Davie’s sights is former England footballer Gary Lineker, the corporation’s best paid presenter, who is an outspoken voice on Twitter.”I think only Twitter can take people off Twitter,” Lineker tweeted in response to a news story about Davie’s remarks.The new BBC boss, who took over on September 1, said that Lineker and others were aware that change was coming, and said “party political statements are not the right thing for people to be making”.In one of his first decisions this month, Davie won plaudits on the right for reversing changes to the last night of the classical music festival the Proms, which had seen the BBC accused of being too “politically correct”.last_img read more

Edwin Ramos of FIBA Americas to conduct coaching clinics with DABA

first_img Share The coaching clinic will be conducted from 4.30 – 7.30 pm nightly and will encompass both conference room classes as well as on court demonstrations. The clinic will be held at the Prevost Cinemall Conference Room. Note this training is also open to other persons who have an interest in participating, and should contact Dave Baron at 285-8899 or Mickey Joseph at 235-6901 to register. Share In photo, National team during a training session with Garth Joseph. Photo credit: Mr. Mickey JosephThe Dominica Amateur Basketball Association in conjunction with the Dominica Olympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity will be conducting a coaching clinic from July 25th – 30th which will be conducted by coach Edwin Ramos of FIBA Americas.As part of basketball development in Dominica this program aim is to develop our coaches, and to improve the basketball skills and standard. All registered coaches of teams should take advantage of this opportunity as the Dominica Amateur Basketball Association will be implementing a policy that to coach in the national league all coaches should be educated or have gone through a coaching program. Sharing is caring! 67 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share NewsSports Edwin Ramos of FIBA Americas to conduct coaching clinics with DABA by: – July 20, 2011 In addition, the Dominica National Team training squad has started its preparation for the Windward Island Basketball Tournament schedule for September 7th, 2011 under the coaching staff of Mickey Joseph, Garth Joseph and Ryan Anslem.By: Mickey Joesph Tweetlast_img read more

Bayern Munich sign Coutinho on loan from Barcelona

first_img(REUTERS) – Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have signed Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan for the season, the two clubs confirmed on Monday, with the player hoping for better times than at his previous team.Bayern will pay a loan fee of 8.5 million euros (7.8 million pounds) and pay his wages. They have the option of making the deal permanent for a fee of 120 million euros.Coutinho, who joined Barcelona in January last year for approximately 142 million pounds ($172.25 million), was the third most expensive transfer in history but he failed to hit the same heights at the Camp Nou as he did with Liverpool.“FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Philippe Coutinho to the German club for the 2019/20 season,” Barcelona said in a statement. “Barcelona would like to thank to publicly thank Philippe Coutinho for his commitment and dedication wishes him all the best in this new stage of his career.”Coutinho will wear the number 10 shirt previously worn by Dutchman Arjen Robben, who retired at the end of last season.The Brazilian told reporters he hoped for better times than in Spain. “In Barcelona a lot of things did not turn out as we had imagined,” he said at his official presentation in Munich. “But this is now history. I hope to stay here a long time and win many titles.”Coutinho, 27, had joined Barca from Liverpool in January 2018 for a club record fee of 120 million euros plus 45 million euros in variables.He played 76 games for the Catalans in all competitions, scoring 21 goals, but struggled to dovetail with his fellow attackers despite winning two consecutive La Liga titles. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said the price paid for the one-year loan was very reasonable.“We’ve been working on bringing in Philippe Coutinho for quite some time and we’re very happy that we’ve been able to complete this transfer,” Rummenigge said.“The 8.5 million is somehow a friendship price,” he added.“(Club president) Uli Hoeness and myself know the Barcelona leadership a very long time now and there are few clubs with whom we have such a good relationship.” Bayern, who drew their first league game 2-2 with Hertha Berlin last weekend, play away at Schalke on Saturday.last_img read more

Clippers fall to Jayson Tatum, Celtics in double-OT

first_imgMarcus Smart added 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kemba Walker had 19 points and nine rebounds. Tatum and Smart combined for 16 of Boston’s 27 points in the overtime periods.The Celtics have won seven straight at home and eight of their last nine overall.The Clippers (37-18) played most of the game without Paul George, who left in the second quarter with a left hamstring strain. Lou Williams led the Clippers with 35 points and eight assists. Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and Harrell finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds.George played 15 minutes, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting before heading to the locker room. It’s the same injury that caused him to miss nine consecutive games in January. He also missed an additional game with tightness in that left hamstring.The first meeting between the teams on Nov. 20 was also decided in overtime. The Clippers held on for a 107-104 win. Leonard missed a short jumper and Tatum scored again off a feed from Walker with 24.8 seconds remaining.Shamet tied it again with a 3-pointer, giving the Celtics the ball back with 21 seconds left. Tatum got off a 27-footer but came up empty.CELTICS TO RETIRE GARNETT’S JERSEYDuring the game’s first timeout, the Celtics surprised fans with a video presentation to announce Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 will be retired during the 2020-21 season. It will hang in the open space next to the No. 34 of teammate Paul Pierce, who alongside Garnett led Boston to its most recent title in 2008.Pierce’s jersey was retired by the Celtics in 2018. Garnett, in his first year of eligibility for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, is expected to be on the list of finalists when it is unveiled during NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago.TIP-INSWilliams and Harrell helped the Clippers to a 65-19 advantage in bench scoring. … Tatum and Smart had all 13 of Boston’s points in the first overtime.UP NEXTThe Clippers are off for the All-Star break and next host Sacramento on Feb. 22. The Celtics took a 134-130 lead in the second overtime period on a driving layup by Smart and another by Tatum.“He’s more assertive,” Leonard said of the 21-year-old Tatum. “They are trusting him and he is trusting himself.”Harrell got a dunk on the Clippers’ next trip up the floor. But Hayward responded with a 3-pointer to increase Boston’s lead to 137-132.Tatum was called for an offensive foul, but Hayward blocked a runner by Williams off his body to force the turnover with 55 seconds left.Hayward hit four free throws in the final minute to help close it out.Tatum said he left the court feeling relief.“I’m just happy we won,” he said. “That would have been tough playing that hard as a team and not coming out with a victory.”The All-Star break comes at a perfect time for both teams as they try to get healthy.Clippers guard Patrick Beverley missed his fourth straight game with a sore right groin. The Celtics played without Jaylen Brown, who has a left calf contusion.Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he likes his team’s position heading into the break.“We’re good,” Rivers said. “We’ve had a first half of the season where basically we’ve had more starting lineups than anybody in the league. Our record’s pretty solid. We gotta get healthy. That’s the key for us. We gotta get healthy.”Smart started in place of Brown and scored the Celtics’ first 10 points, digging them out of an early 7-0 deficit. Smart and Tatum combined for 24 of Boston’s 30 first-quarter points. It helped offset a 15-point opening period by Leonard.Boston limited Leonard to two points in the second quarter but had no answers on the inside for Harrell, who had 16 points in the first half on 5-of-5 shooting from the field.BACK AND FORTHA 3-pointer by Marcus Morris gave the Clippers a 122-118 lead in the first extra period. But the Celtics responded and took a 125-124 lead when Tatum split a pair of defenders for a layup with 53.8 seconds left.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Sweet handles from Lou.📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/Q3xOpQEKcB— NBA (@NBA) February 14, 2020center_img PreviousBOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers looks on from the bench during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Clippers forward/center Montrezl Harrell takes a shot as the Celtics’ Grant Williams defends during Thursday’s game in Boston. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) makes a move against Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBoston Celtics center Enes Kanter (11) goes to the hoop past Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (31) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics defends Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers takes a shot against Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) goes up to shoot against Los Angeles Clippers’, from left to right, Lou Williams, Rodney McGruder and Kawhi Leonard in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Marcus Morris Sr. #31 of the LA Clippers takes a shot over Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Daniel Theis #27 of the Boston Celtics grabs the ball in front of Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Head Coach of the LA Clippers Doc Rivers looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Rodney McGruder #19 of the LA Clippers makes a pass over Semi Ojeleye #37 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) looks for room to shoot against Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr., right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Head Coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers directs his team during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics dives for the ball ahead of Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers grabs a rebound over Brad Wanamaker #9 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr., center, as Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) moves downcourt in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) shoots against the defense of Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics defends Landry Shamet #20 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, left, greets Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during a break in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers disputes a foul called against him during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers celebrates with Marcus Morris Sr. #31 after scoring against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics dribbles past Marcus Morris Sr. #31 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)The Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, left, celebrates as the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard shows his frustration after an official’s double-dribble call against him during Thursday’s game in Boston. Tatum had a game-high 39 points in the Celtics’ 141-133 double-overtime win. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers reacts during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics celebrates during the game against the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics falls after taking a shot against Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers disputes a foul call during the game aghh at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Daniel Theis #27 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers grabs a rebound over Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Landry Shamet #20 of the LA Clippers defends Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after scoring against the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers looks on from the bench during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Clippers forward/center Montrezl Harrell takes a shot as the Celtics’ Grant Williams defends during Thursday’s game in Boston. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 34Clippers forward/center Montrezl Harrell takes a shot as the Celtics’ Grant Williams defends during Thursday’s game in Boston. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)ExpandBOSTON — Jayson Tatum didn’t want to smile. But sometimes the moment calls for it.The Celtics were trailing 124-123 in the final minute of overtime in their back-and-forth slugfest with the Clippers and Tatum found himself defended by Landry Shamet and Montrezl Harrell. Tatum hesitated, sidestepped Shamet, then spun around Harrell for a layup. As the crowd cheered around him, Tatum led out a loud yell, flexing his arms.The play didn’t win the game and gave Tatum just two of the 39 points he scored in Boston’s thrilling 141-133 double-overtime win on Thursday night. But it’s the latest sign that the first-time All-Star is getting more comfortable as a go-to player.“I did get a little excited,” said Tatum, who finished 14 for 23 from the field, including 5 for 10 from 3-point range, and received a standing ovation from the TD Garden crowd when he checked out with 12.3 seconds left. “I try to be as calm as I can and try to keep a poker face and move on to the next play. But basketball is a game of emotions and the crowd was into it.” Monsta Jam. Monsta Trezz.📺 @FoxSportsWest | @MONSTATREZZ pic.twitter.com/EVrTKCqLV7— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 14, 2020 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Tiger begins road to Augusta with a limp

first_imgTiger Woods, in passenger seat, leaves after withdrawing having played 13 holes in the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The last time Tiger Woods quit in the middle of a round because of an injury, he won his next tournament. And then he followed that with his highest score ever in the Masters, the ultimate measure of Woods these days.Now what?Making predictions about the world’s No. 1 player is like gauging the wind at Amen Corner. You’re bound to get it wrong for three reasons:—Only an athlete knows how badly he is hurt.—Golf is too unpredictable under the best of times.—He’s Tiger Woods.NBC Sports analyst Johnny Miller got it right at the start of the year when he was talking about which players might have big years. He stopped short of naming a list of players because of reason No. 2. And then he added this nugget:“It was pretty easy to predict Tiger there for a while,” Miller said.These days, about all anyone can safely predict about Woods is that he’ll wear a red shirt on Sunday.Assuming he makes it to Sunday.In two starts on the PGA Tour this year, Woods is measured by letters instead of numbers. He had an “MDF” at Torrey Pines, which is the tour’s acronym for players who miss the 54-hole cut. And he had a “WD” at the Honda Classic when he withdrew after 13 holes on the final round on Sunday.The question now is how long he will be MIA.The leaders were finishing up the front nine when attention shifted from the golf course to the PGA National parking lot that suddenly was swarming with police. Some two dozen reporters and photographers were waiting for Woods. He finally showed up in a white passenger van, changed out of his shoes and then was driven off in a black Mercedes-Benz to his home just north on Jupiter Island.Just like last time — just like always — only Woods knows the amount of the pain and the degree of the injury.He said through spokesman Glenn Greenspan that he felt “lower back problems with spasms” as he was warming up Sunday morning. On the third hole, he hit a tee shot so far to the right that it wound up in a water hazard to the left of the sixth green. And when he played the sixth hole, he pulled his tee shot into the water. Six holes into the final round, Woods already was 5 over for the day and 12 shots out of the lead.He said he would get treatment every day to “calm it down.” As for playing next week at Doral, he said he would wait until Thursday to see how it feels.The Blue Monster is more blue than ever after a redesign ordered by new owner Donald Trump. Woods is the defending champion at the Cadillac Championship, though the course where he has won four times is not what it used to be.But this isn’t about whether he can play Doral or Bay Hill two weeks later, or how he will fare at Augusta National next month. The injuries are starting to pile up since he returned from the chaos in his personal life.Woods had two WDs on his professional record through 2009. One was at Pebble Beach in 1998 when he chose not to return after a seven-month rain delay to finish. The other was in 2006 at Riviera when he made the cut and then withdrew the next morning with the flu.Now he has four in the last five years.He left after six holes of the final round at The Players Championship in 2010 because of a bulging disk in his neck. He went into the final round 10 shots out of the lead. A year later, he quit after nine holes and 42 strokes at The Players because of a leg injury. He didn’t return for three months.Woods’ didn’t finish the final round at Doral in 2012 because of his Achilles tendon (and then he won at Bay Hill two weeks later). And now he starts out 2014 by having to pull out of another tournament.That’s five straight years when a season has been interrupted by injury. He didn’t withdraw last year, though he missed his own AT&T National and a scheduled start at The Greenbrier Classic because of a left elbow strain.Sunday at the Honda Classic was not his first issue with lower back pain. He said the feelings were the same as they were at The Barclays last summer, when he dropped to his knees after one shot in the final round. He finished out that round in a tie for second, one shot behind Adam Scott.He didn’t finish among the top 10 the rest of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Then again, he went 4-1 and earned the most points at the Presidents Cup. He tied for third in Turkey. He lost in a playoff to Zach Johnson at his 18-man World Challenge. How much did the back pain linger? Only Woods knows.Woods turned 38 last December, and he looks a tired 38.He spoke earlier in the year at Dubai about spending much of the offseason “to get my body organized,” conceding he didn’t practice as much as he would have liked. The Masters is just over a month away, no time for him to panic. If anything, this might help take some pressure off his bid to end five years without a major.Woods said at the start of last week that once the PGA Tour gets to Florida, everyone is thinking about their way to Augusta.He wasn’t planning on another detour.last_img read more