Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro. It was the first time in his career that he missed the cut in consecutive PGA Tour events, the most recent one in August at the PGA Championship.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says that even if no competitive advantage was gained, the New England Patriots could face increased penalties if the NFL investigation finds they violated rules by deflating footballs in the AFC championship game.
Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray. The top-ranked Djokovic was so absorbed in the moment, he lost track of the score during Friday's semifinal. His mental lapse after the third set probably cost him the fourth, but the four-time Australian Open champion recovered with three service breaks in the fifth set to beat defending champion Wawrinka 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. ''Sometimes these things happen, you get carried away by a moment,'' Djokovic said, trying to explain his perplexed expression after he'd taken a lead of two sets to one.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The NFL won't decide on any discipline for Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch until after the Super Bowl, commissioner Roger Goodell said at his Super Bowl news conference Friday.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected. Carroll said during a joint news conference with New England coach Bill Belichick that family comes first and ''if (Sherman) is faced with that decision, we'll support him.'' ''He has an opportunity to face a big decision and whenever our players have a personal, family issue that comes up it's always about family first and they can decide what is best for them and I support that,'' Carroll said.
Peyton Manning is still mulling his future in the NFL. At a breakfast Friday to receive the Bart Starr Award, the five-time MVP said he still hasn't made a decision about whether he'll return to the Denver Broncos next season. After the season-ending 24-13 loss to Indianapolis in the divisional playoffs, Manning made no guarantees about coming back for another season - a change of heart from a month previous, when he said he had every intention of returning. Broncos executive vice president John Elway told Manning to take his time before deciding.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The NFL will create the new position of chief medical officer to oversee all the league's health policies.
DeMarcus Cousins is going to the All-Star game, after all. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver selected the Sacramento Kings center to replace injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference All-Star team Friday. Lillard could still be picked if another player drops out before the Feb. 15 game at New York's Madison Square Garden. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who is leading the West, will decide who replaces Bryant in the starting lineup.
The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned. Hernandez caught quarterback Tom Brady's last Super Bowl touchdown pass in the Patriots' 2012 loss to the New York Giants. Now he is on trial for murder, charged with the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister. The trial is playing out just as Hernandez's old team is preparing to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL championship game.
The family of Stan Mikita said Friday that the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder and is ''facing some serious health issues." He ''is currently under the care of compassionate and understanding care givers,'' his family said in a statement. They offered no other information on Mikita's condition other than noting that he may suffer from Lewy body dementia. Mikita, 74, played his entire 22-season career for the Chicago Blackhawks from 1958 to 1980 and was on the Blackhawks team with Bobby Hull that won the Stanley Cup in 1961. Mikita was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983 and has been a Blackhawks team ambassador since 2007.