Rory McIlroy grew up idolizing Tiger Woods, but in terms of their relationship with the media, the two stars couldn't be more different. McIlroy has talked to reporters frequently of late while nursing a rib injury that has sidelined him since the SA Open in mid-January, and he's been his usual insightful self, rarely shying away from speaking his mind, good or bad. In a wide-ranging interview with the Guardian published Friday, the Northern Irishman spoke at length about Woods, offering hearty doses of sympathy and empathy for his diminished boyhood hero. "I never thought I would say this but I felt sorry for him.
Draymond Green was harsh in trash-talking Paul Pierce last night. Pierce and the Clippers couldn’t shut up Green on the court, as the Warriors won. But on Twitter? Pierce responded there: Pierce has repeatedly taken shots at the Warriors, particularly Kevin Durant. I’m not going to complain about trash-talking, but I can also see why Green would tire of this — and even try crushing Pierce last night. But there’s apparently no way to silence Pierce.
A doctor who specialized in treating female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through the elite USA Gymnastics organization was charged Wednesday with sexual assault. Larry Nassar was charged in two Michigan counties. A message seeking comment was left for Nassar's lawyer.