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Woods gets apology on cheating talk

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee apologized Tuesday to Tiger Woods after insinuating the world's No. 1 player cheated during his five-win season.

In a report card posted last week on, Chamblee told of getting caught cheating on a test in fourth grade, and how the teacher crossed a line through his "100" and gave him an "F."

Chamblee followed that anecdote by writing, "He won five times and contended in majors and won the Vardon Trophy and … how shall we say this … was a little cavalier with the rules." He then gave Woods a "100" with a line through it, followed by the "F."

Chamblee, 51, a former PGA Tour pro, apologized in a series of Twitter posts.

Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management, the agent for Woods, had said he would "have to give some thought to legal action."

Steinberg did not reply to an email from AP.

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Teen Ko turning pro

Top-ranked amateur Lydia Ko announced on Twitter her decision to turn professional at age 16. Ko, a New Zealander ranked No. 5 in the world has foregone more than $1 million in potential prize money. Ko became the youngest LPGA Tour winner at 15 at the 2012 Canadian Open, a title she defended this year.


Serena takes opener

Top-ranked American Serena Williams breezed past Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1 in Istanbul to open her bid for a fourth WTA Championships title. Also in the round-robin tournament, Petra Kvitova defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-4 and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka won 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 over Sara Errani, who hurt her right calf in the third game of the second set and seemed bothered by the injury the rest of the way.


Petty fires crew chief

Richard Petty Motorsports fired Todd Parrott for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy. Parrott was crew chief for the No. 43 car driven by Tampa's Aric Almirola. Last week, NASCAR suspended Parrott indefinitely for failing a random test.

Wilson out of hospital: IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was released from the hospital three days after a wreck at the season finale in Fontana, Calif., left him with non-operable pelvic fractures and a bruised lung.


Orlando approves deal

County commissioners approved $20 million in tourism taxes to be used to find an $84 million downtown Orlando Major League Soccer stadium, clearing the last hurdle for the city to be the home of the league's next expansion franchise.

Europe: Lionel Messi, back from a thigh injury, scored the tying goal in the first half to help Barcelona earn a 1-1 tie at AC Milan in the Champions League.

Et cetera

NBA: Former longtime Celtics stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will skip the Nets' preseason game tonight in Boston, as expected. Pierce had said since the pair was acquired this summer that he didn't want his first game back to be an exhibition. … The Mavericks requested waivers on center Fab Melo, a first-round pick last year by Boston.

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