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Tiger Woods Commits to Play CA Championship at Doral

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tiger Woods has entered the CA Championship at Doral next week, resuming his return from knee surgery on a course where he has won three times.

Woods played his first tournament in eight months last week at the Match Play Championship, where he was eliminated in the second round by South Africa's Tim Clark.

Woods has not finished out of the top 10 in his six appearances at Doral. . . .

Erik Compton closed a comeback of a first round at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., finishing off a 1-under-par 69 and tied for 12th, three shots behind leader Robert Allenby. . . .

Americans Paula Creamer and Jane Park shot 1-under 71s to share the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour's HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore. . . .

Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif.

Langer, a two-time Masters winner, was one stroke ahead of Jim Colbert, Bob Gilder and Eduardo Romero.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Florida St. Punished

Florida State received four years' probation from the NCAA and will lose scholarships in football and may forfeit games because of a widespread academic cheating scandal involving 10 sports.

The NCAA infractions committee says the case was "extremely serious" because of the large number of student-athletes involved in various sports. Academic fraud is considered among the most egregious of NCAA rules violations.

Some five dozen Florida State athletes cheated on an online test from the fall of 2006 through summer 2007 or received improper help from staffers who provided them with answers to the exam and typed papers for them.


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