From Comcast SportsNet Wednesday, August 10, 2011
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer has ended its 10-year commercial relationship with Tiger Woods, and expressed hopes the former top-ranked golfer can "overcome his difficulties."
Tag Heuer had stopped promoting Woods's image in the United States in December 2009, weeks after revelations about his marital problems began to emerge. "We are confident that Tiger will eventually regain full trust with the public, and that his huge talent and mental strength will help him overcome his difficulties," Tag Heuer chief executive Jean-Christophe Babin said in a statement. "We wish Tiger all the best for the future endeavors in golf, with new business partners, and in his private life." Tag Heuer said it had enjoyed an "exemplary" partnership with Woods which had been "very beneficial to both parties." However, the watch brand joined other companies in backing away from Woods after his personal life began to unravel following a 2009 Thanksgiving holiday car accident at his Florida home. Babin said then that Tag Heuer had to "take account of the sensitivity of some consumers." Woods, a 14-time major winner, has not won a tournament since his personal problems were publicly aired. Tag Heuer said it will continue to support Woods's charitable foundation through sales of a watch he designed.
For tonight, the Boston Red Sox can say "thank you" to the New York Yankees.
Despite the Toronto Blue Jays loading the bases with no out in the ninth, the Yankees hold on to beat the Blue Jays, 7-5. The result moves the Red Sox' magic number in the AL East to just one game.
David Price will take the mound for the Red Sox on Tuesday night against those very Yankees with a chance to clinch the division.
They can also clinch the AL East with a Toronto loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
BOSTON – The Bruins ice a young lineup for their preseason opener against the Blue Jackets, and they got some solid results from the next generation of skaters ready to wear the Black and Gold. It wasn’t enough for the win, however, as Sam Gagner won the game in the shootout for the Blue Jackets by a 3-2 score after both Riley Nash and Jake DeBrusk dinged the left post with their first two shootout attempts.
DeBrusk, Danton Heinen, Brandon Carlo, Jakub Zboril and Austin Czarnik all had very strong games as young players vying for NHL roster spots with a couple of jobs potentially open at the NHL level.
DeBrusk set up Jimmy Hayes for Boston’s first goal, and Heinen redirected a Carlo point shot past Curtis McElhinney in the third period to tie things up.
Sonny Milano opened up the game’s scoring by beating Anton Khudobin to the short side on a play where the B’s backup goaltender was a little bit sloppy with his technique. Hayes scored to tie things up for the Black and Gold on a nifty transition play up the ice that embodied the “play fast” philosophy that Claude Julien is espousing.
Daniel Zaar added a goal for the Blue Jackets midway through the second period that again gave Columbus the slim one goal lead, but that evaporated in the final 20 minutes when Heinen redirected a Carlo point shot from the slot area past the Blue Jackets netminder.
The Bruins will get back at it with another home preseason game at TD Garden against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.