SPIETH HAS PERSONAL REASON TO IMPRESS AT RIVIERA
GOLFER Jordan Spieth has already won seven times on the PGA Tour, including two major titles, but he says a victory at Riviera Country Club this week would have special significance.
Not only is the iconic par-71 layout, host venue for the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open, one of his favourite courses but its allure very nearly also tempted him to study at nearby University of Southern California instead of in his native Texas.
DEL POTRO BACK WITH A WIN AFTER WRIST INJURY LAYOFF
JUAN Martin del Potro made a winning return to tennis on Tuesday after a 11-month injury layoff, romping past American Denis Kudla in straight sets in the first round of the Delray Beach Open.
The injury-plagued 27-year-old Argentine faced an uncertain future after missing most of last year with a wrist problem which required two separate bouts of surgery.
Del Potro, who climbed to No. 4 in the world rankings in 2010 and won the Delray Beach crown in 2011, is currently ranked 1,042nd in the world.
LOS ANGELES PINS GAMES' HOPES ON A SUNNY THEME
LOS Angeles unveiled the official logo and slogan for its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics on Tuesday, inviting the world to "Follow The Sun" to Southern California for the sports extravaganza in eight years' time.
More than 100 Olympians and Paralympians gathered with civic leaders and officials for the launch of the slogan and logo, which features a "soaring figure"representing the athletes "reaching for their dreams", LA 2024 said in a media release.