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WOODS LOSES COOL AT SCANDAL INQUIRY

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After a warm welcome from the Irish public, Tiger Woods turned curt at a news conference when asked about his state of mind since his sex scandal. After the charity J.P. McManus Invitational Pro-Am, his first foreign appearance since the turmoil, Woods was asked whether his liaisons had been "worth it" since it cost him his marriage and endorsements. He replied, "I think you're looking too deep into this." He torpedoed the follow-up with an icily firm "Thank you." Woods is returning to his Florida home rather than heading to Scotland to prepare for next week's British Open at St. Andrews. How would he prepare? "Practicing." Where? "Home." Why not try to play some links golf in Scotland? "I need to get home." Silence. Why? "See my kids." Silence.

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Track star cleared after gender tests

Caster Semenya was cleared to return to track by the sport's governing body, ending an 11-month layoff while she had gender tests after becoming the 800-meter world champion. The South African, 19, is allowed to keep running as a woman, although it is unclear if she has had any medical procedure or treatment during her time away. The International Association of Athletics Federations said details will remain confidential.

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Seminoles to open Heisman campaign

Florida State plans to launch its Internet Heisman Trophy campaign for QB Christian Ponder today. For updates, visit blogs.tampabay.com/seminoles.

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CORRECTION

The Rays won five of their first nine meetings with the Red Sox this season. An incorrect number was listed in Monday's paper.

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