McIlroy claimed he was “in a bad place mentally” after pulling out of the defence of his title midway through his second round, but later released a statement to say a sore wisdom tooth was the reason for his early exit. The world number one had played the opening eight holes of his round in seven over par, before finding a water hazard on the 18th and immediately quitting the tournament. Rory McIlroy will face the media on Wednesday for the first time since his shock withdrawal from the Honda Classic last week. It was McIlroy’s first ever withdrawal from a tournament as a professional, but follows on from losing in the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship to Shane Lowry and missing the cut in the Abu Dhabi Championship in his first event since signing a multi-million pound deal with Nike. McIlroy has 14 days from the date of the withdrawal to submit written evidence to the PGA Tour to support his claim of medical grounds, with a fine or suspension possible if the body is not satisfied with his explanation. But a more public explanation is also on the cards with the 23-year-old scheduled to give a pre-tournament press conference at 9am EST (1400GMT) ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Wednesday. Assuming he is fit to play, the Northern Irishman is at least guaranteed four rounds at Doral, as the USD 8.5million event – won last year by Ryder Cup team-mate Justin Rose – has no cut. Press Association
After last’s night victory against Belgium team (71:50) in the first round of European Championship B-division for players up to 20 years old, which is being held in Sarajevo, representation of B&H plays tonight against Cyprus.Basketball players of the coach Alen Abaz won yesterday against Belgium with a big difference. Stefan Glogavac led the B&H team with “double-double” performance of 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Nedim Buza scored 14 points and Adin Vrabac 10 points.B&H representatives will try to achieve another victory at the European Championship against Cyprus. Cyprus in the first round is defeated by Portugal with 89:48.Results of the first round of European Championship:A-group:Romania- Estonia 70:58Cyprus – Portugal 48:89Belgium – B&H 50:71B-group:Georgia – Finland 56:75Netherlands – Ukraine 57:54Switzerland- Austria 41:65In the second round will play:A-group:Portugal – Romania (17.00, Skenderija)Luxembourg- Belgium (17.30, KSC Ilidža)B&H – Cyprus (20.00, KSC Ilidža)B-group:Ukraine – Switzerland (14.30, Skenderija)Belarus- Netherlands (15.00, KSC Ilidža)Austria – Georgia (19.30, Skenderija)(Source: Fena)
Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the Wildcats as Team of the Week. The Kootenay Wildcats are well represented at the 2015 Female U18 BC Cup in Richmond. The U18 BC Cup is a jamboree format featuring four teams. The weekend will consist of fitness testing, practices, seminars, and games where players will be evaluated on their performance. The three Kootenay Wildcats are Kendra Waterstreet of Fruitvale, Tiana Ewasiuk of Cranbrook and Nelson’s Merissa Dawson. The trio, that played in the BC Hockey Female AAA League last season, went through fitness testing and are now going through practice in preparation for games Friday, Saturday and Sunday.