Tiger Woods Is 'Awake and Responsive' After Crash . Woods' vehicle crashed and rolled over in Los Angeles on the morning of Feb. 23. Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said Woods was conscious and stable when he was removed from the car. Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. said Woods "suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity" and needed emergency surgery. A rod was inserted into his leg, and his foot and ankle were stabilized with screws and pins. Woods' team said he is currently "awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.". The cause of the crash is under investigation, but Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods didn't exhibit any signs of impairment at the time
The San Jose Sharks have returned to practice and are set to play the St. Louis Blues as scheduled on Saturday night after having one game postponed because a player tested positive for the coronavirus
Tiger Woods in Surgery After Suffering Multiple Leg Injuries in Car Accident. Tiger Woods was injured in a single-car crash on Tuesday morning near Los Angeles. . The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department released a statement detailing the accident on Twitter. They said emergency personnel responded to the roll-over traffic collision at approximately 7:12 AM. . Woods’s SUV suffered “major damage” and he had to be extricated from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics with the “jaws of life.” . He was then transported to a local hospital via ambulance for his injuries. According to his agent Mark Steinberg, Woods suffered “multiple leg injuries” and is currently in surgery. . Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support, Mark Steinberg, to ‘Golf Digest’. Cops are unsure what caused the accident and an investigation is underway. . Woods was reportedly in the area for the Genesis Invitational, which was held at Riviera Country Club. . He did not play in the tournament due to his recent back surgery, but he was present to congratulate the tournament’s winner, Max Homa.
Aaron Rodgers to Guest Host 10 'Jeopardy!' Episodes. Since Alex Trebek's passing last November, . a slew of guest 'Jeopardy!' hosts are slated to fill in until a permanent replacement is named. Rodgers will take a turn as guest host starting April 5. His 10-episode stint will follow Dr. Oz's time at the helm. Rodgers appeared on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!' in 2015 and won $50,000 for the MACC Fund. One of my idols growing up was Alex Trebek, Aarond Rodgers, via 'USA Today'. In other Rodgers-related news, actress Shailene Woodley recently confirmed her engagement to the Green Bay Packers quarterback. Yes, we are engaged. But for us, it's not new news, you know? ... We've been engaged for a while, Shailene Woodley, on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'. I don't know him as a football guy. I know him as, like, the nerd who wants to host 'Jeopardy!' That's the dude I know, Shailene Woodley, on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
Naomi Osaka Defeats Jennifer Brady to Win 2021 Australian Open. On Saturday, Naomi Osaka beat Jennifer Brady in straight sets to win the 2021 Australian Open Women’s Final. . The match took less than two hours and the final score was 6-4, 6-3. . Brady praised the 23-year-old in a statement to ESPN, saying she “played really well” and “hit good shots.” . Osaka also spoke well of Brady during an on-court interview, saying that her “growth” has been “really cool” to see. . This is Osaka’s second Australian Open win and her fourth overall title win in her past eight Slam appearances. She is the first woman to win her first four major finals in the past 30 years since Monica Seles. Osaka is currently on a 21-match win streak and only trails Serena Willams and Venus Williams for active players with the most Slam titles. . Serena has 23 titles and Venus has seven.
2021 NBA All-Star Game Captains and Starters Revealed . The captains and starters were announced on Feb. 18 based on votes by fans, media and players. LeBron James and Kevin Durant will serve as captains this year. The starters are Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Joel Embiid, Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic. Kawhi Leonard and Nikola Jokic. Reserve players will be announced on Feb. 23 on TNT and the draft will be broadcast on Mar. 4. . The 2021 NBA All-Star Game will take place in Atlanta on Mar. 7. James previously said he had "zero excitement" about the game and considered it to be a "slap in the face" since players were led to believe an All-Star Game wouldn't be taking place this season
Eagles Reportedly Trade QB Carson Wentz to Colts . According to ESPN, Wentz has been traded for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick. Wentz, 28, will replace retired Philip Rivers as starting quarterback for the Colts. He will also be reunited with Frank Reich, who was the Eagles' offensive coordinator prior to taking a job with the Colts. Last season was Wentz's worst statistically in all of his NFL career. He completed 251 of 437 passes for 2,620 yards with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 12 starts. In addition to this trade, the Eagles appear to be making some big changes, as head coach Doug Pederson was recently fired
Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson has been found dead at a Florida hotel room, days after authorities spoke with him as part of a welfare check
Seiko Hashimoto Replaces Yoshiro Mori as Olympic Committee President. Hashimoto was named the new president on Thursday following the forced resignation of Yoshiro Mori after he made sexist comments about women. Hashimoto makes history as the first woman to hold the position in Japan. Now I'm here to return what I owe as an athlete and to return back what I received, Seiko Hashimoto, via board meeting. The former athlete competed in three Summer Olympics in cycling and four Winter Olympics in speedskating. . The Tokyo Olympics are set to commence on July 23 and run through Aug. 8
Australian Open Bans Spectators, Due to Coronavirus Lockdown. 30,000 fans had been attending Grand Slam tennis matches. However, the state of Victoria just issued a five-day stay-at-home order, which means the matches will continue without fans. Australian Open event coordinators say that it will continue on schedule. 19 cases of the highly-contagious U.K. coronavirus variant have been detected in Melbourne. The lockdown means that Victoria residents may leave their homes only for essential purposes, . such as purchasing food or essential family care products. This is our opportunity — our brief window — to starve the virus of what it wants most. Movement, Dan Andrews, Victoria Premier, via NPR News. The most recent lockdown in Victoria is the nation's third major stay-at-home order to be issued
JJ Watt to Be Released by Houston Texans. Watt took to Twitter to reveal the news. I have sat down with the McNair family and I have asked them for my release and we have mutually agreed to part ways at this time, J.J. Watt, via Twitter. I'm excited and looking forward to a new opportunity, and I've been working extremely hard. But at the same time, it is always tough to move on, J.J. Watt, via Twitter. And I just want you guys to know that I love you. I appreciate you. I appreciate the McNair family for drafting me and giving me my first opportunity in the NFL, J.J. Watt, via Twitter. After being drafted by the Texans in 2011, Watt went on to win three NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards. He ranked 15th out of 119 qualified pass-rushers in pass-rush win rate in 2020. The defensive end had 101 career sacks with the Texans. While Watt is now free to sign with another team, he's previously said he's not interested in playing for a franchise that is going through a "rebuild."
Mark Cuban Stops Playing National Anthem Before Mavericks Home Games. The Dallas Mavericks owner revealed he made the decision before the season. The team played its first 10 regular-season home games without fans. Monday's game against Minnesota was the first time fans have been allowed into American Airlines Center since implementing COVID-19 safety measures. In July, Cuban said he would kneel with players as the anthem played in solidarity with their fight against racial injustice in America. . He also issued a tweet about his feelings regarding the national anthem. The National Anthem Police in this country are out of control. If you want to complain, complain to your boss and ask why they don’t play the National Anthem every day before you start work, Mark Cuban, via Twitter. According to NBA spokesman Tim Frank, "under the unique circumstances of this season, teams are permitted to run their pregame operations as they see fit.". Cuban reportedly has no intention to reinstate the playing of the national anthem
Aaron Rodgers Reveals Engagement in NFL MVP Acceptance Speech. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers delivered an acceptance speech on Saturday after being named 2020 MVP of the NFL. . It is the third time he’s been honored as the most valuable NFL player. During his virtual speech, Rodgers said it was an “honor” to win and that 2020 was filled with “some amazing memorable moments.”. 2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change and growth, some amazing memorable moments. 180 straight days of having my nose hair scraped, playing for very little fans or no stands the entire season, Aaron Rodgers, via 'PEOPLE'. Rodgers surprised everyone when he went on to reveal that he “got engaged,” thanking his “fiancée” for her support. . ‘PEOPLE’ confirmed just days before the NFL Honors event that Rodgers has been dating actress Shailene Woodley. . According to an unnamed source, Rodgers seems “very happy” with Woodley. . Not much is known about their relationship, but in a September 2020 interview on the ‘Pat McAfee Show,’ Rodgers spoke about his “new and increased love of life.”. There's just a lot of things that have come together in my life over the last few months that have really been enjoyable … That's why I'm having so much fun and it starts with love. And then surrounding yourself with people that you really enjoy, Aaron Rodgers, via 'PEOPLE'. Rodgers previously dated Danica Patrick, a former race car driver. . The pair was together for two years before splitting in July 2020.