Don Henderson, the NHL linesman knocked to the ice by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman, has undergone neck surgery to repair damage from the hit and there are fears his career may now be over, according to a report in the Boston Globe. According to one of his friends in the officiating business, Henderson’s recent surgery was aimed at repairing two ruptured disks in his neck, the result of the hit. Felled in the second period, he dusted himself off and finished the game the night he was injured. “I know a lot of people are saying stuff like, ‘Hey, Wideman’s not that type of guy . . . that’s not in his nature . . . he’s a good kid,’ ’’ said one of Henderson’s longtime pals in stripes.
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – It wasn’t even noon by the time former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose got to the 18th tee on Saturday at the PGA Championship. He had one of the rounds of the day going, and after another birdie putt fell on 17 to get him to four under, he had one of the largest crowds on the course, too. That’s when things started getting rowdy. Screams rang out from the crowd even after Rose had pulled his club. His caddie stepped in to help the marshals quiet them down. “No cameras, please!” he shouted. “Quiet, please!” he asked a few more times. The did, kind of, but they were still so loud that Rose needed to back off his shot. “You could feel the crowd starting to get more energized,”