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Tiger Woods undergoes surgery for leg injuries after serious car crash

Tiger Woods was seriously injured Tuesday when his SUV rolled over and ended up on its side in suburban Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the news in a statement. According to the LASD, the 45-year-old  athlete had to be pulled from his vehicle with the “jaws of life” by firefighters and paramedics and was transported by ambulance to a hospital for serious injuries. Woods was the sole driver and occupant in the crash, which took place on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. The vehicle sustained major damage. The sheriff’s department said it is conducting an investigation into the crash.

Woods underwent leg surgery, according to his manager, Mark Steinberg, who said in a statment: “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”

Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV; the TV shoot was on-course lessons for celebrities such as David Spade and Dwyane Wade at Rolling Hills Country Club.

Woods has been recovering from Dec. 23 surgery on his lower back. It was his fifth back surgery and first since his lower spine was fused in April 2017, allowing him to stage a remarkable comeback that culminated with his fifth Masters title in 2019.

Tiger Woods seriously injured in California car crash

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The wife of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán arrested on drug trafficking charges

Federal authorities said that the wife of the notorious Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was arrested Monday on drug trafficking charges. 

The Justice Department said in a news release that Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was taken into custody at Dulles International Airport near Washington, facing charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the U.S. She is alleged to have helped Guzmán escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. 

Guzmán was convicted in 2019 on 10 charges of engaging in a continual criminal enterprise and multiple counts of distributing tons of cocaine into the U.S.. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.

DOJ announces arrest of ‘El Chapo’s’ wife on international drug trafficking charges

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President Biden, Vice President Harris pay tribute to 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19

President Joe Biden called on all Americans to remember the 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 and to remain vigilant against the virus during remarks and a national moment of silence on Monday. Biden said, “The people we lost were extraordinary. They span generations — born in America, immigrated to America…But just like that, so many of them took their final breath alone in America. I ask all Americans to remember — remember those who were lost and those who were left behind,” the president said. “But as we remember, as we all remember, I also asked us to act, to remain vigilant.”

Biden ordered flags on federal property lowered to half staff for five days as he prepared to lead a moment of communal mourning for those lost to the virus, telling the nation he knows it’s hard but that “to heal, we must remember.”

The COVID-19 death total in the United States had just crossed 400,000 when Biden took the oath of office. An additional 100,000 have died in the past month. The milestone comes just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality from the coronavirus. The pandemic has since swept across the world and the U.S., stressing the nation’s health care system and the economy.

Biden commemorates 500,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID-19

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Warriors forward Draymond Green Apologizes for his ejection vs. Hornets

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green apologized on Monday for picking up two technical fouls with nine seconds left in Saturday’s game against the Hornets, which resulted in his ejection. Green was tossed from the game with the Warriors up two points, but after the Hornets converted both technical free throws, Charlotte took the 102–100 win. 

Green told reporters on Monday, “As I sat and I thought about the situation and reassessed as I had time to let the whole thing marinate and digest—I was dead-ass wrong. And not that I was wrong, like I said, for the first tech per se, but once I had the first tech I can’t get the second tech. So I was a bit disappointed. I’m still a bit disappointed in myself because I think that whole situation bothered me. I know for sure it did.”  Head coach Steve Kerry had previously said that Green “crossed the line” and added, “We love his passion and his energy and we would not be the team we are without him. But that doesn’t give him license to cross the line—and he knows that.”

The Warriors are currently 16-15 on the season; they will play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. 

Draymond Green: Technical foul vs. Hornets bothers me more than 2016 NBA Finals suspension

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DeMar DeRozan to miss Spurs vs. Thunder game on Wednesday due to ‘personal reasons’

The San Antonio Spurs will play without DeMar DeRozan for Wednesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

DeRozan will not play because of personal reasons. He is just one of the many members of the Spurs who will be sidelined for Wednesday’s contest; Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Quinndary Weatherspoon and Derrick White will be sidelined because of the health and safety protocols.  As of press time, it was unclear whether the 31-year-old DeRozan would take the court in Saturday’s game against the Pelicans. 

Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan: Out for personal reasons Wednesday

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United Airlines grounding Boeing 777 planes after engine explosion over Denver

Federal aviation regulators have ordered United Airlines to step up inspections of all Boeing 777s equipped with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver on Saturday. The announcement comes a day after United Airlines Flight 328 had to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport after its right engine blew apart just after takeoff. The plane with 231 passengers and 10 crew on board landed safely, and nobody aboard or on the ground was reported hurt, United said it is temporarily removing those aircrafts from service.

The Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson said in a statement Sunday that based on an initial review of safety data, inspectors “concluded that the inspection interval should be stepped up for the hollow fan blades that are unique to this model of engine, used solely on Boeing 777 airplanes. In a separate statement, The National Transportation Safety Board said that two of the engine’s fan blades were fractured and the remainder of the fan blades “exhibited damage.” The NTSB did caution that it was too early to draw conclusions about how the incident happened.

United said it currently has 24 of the 777s in service, and also said it will work closely with the FAA and the NTSB “to determine any additional steps that are needed to ensure these aircraft meet our rigorous safety standards and can return to service.”

FAA orders ‘stepped-up’ inspections of Boeing 777 aircraft after engine failure on United flight

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United Airlines grounding Boeing 777 planes after engine explosion over Denver

Federal aviation regulators have ordered United Airlines to step up inspections of all Boeing 777s equipped with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver on Saturday. The announcement comes a day after United Airlines Flight 328 had to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport after its right engine blew apart just after takeoff. The plane with 231 passengers and 10 crew on board landed safely, and nobody aboard or on the ground was reported hurt, United said it is temporarily removing those aircrafts from service.

The Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson said in a statement Sunday that based on an initial review of safety data, inspectors “concluded that the inspection interval should be stepped up for the hollow fan blades that are unique to this model of engine, used solely on Boeing 777 airplanes. In a separate statement, The National Transportation Safety Board said that two of the engine’s fan blades were fractured and the remainder of the fan blades “exhibited damage.” The NTSB did caution that it was too early to draw conclusions about how the incident happened.

United said it currently has 24 of the 777s in service, and also said it will work closely with the FAA and the NTSB “to determine any additional steps that are needed to ensure these aircraft meet our rigorous safety standards and can return to service.”

FAA orders ‘stepped-up’ inspections of Boeing 777 aircraft after engine failure on United flight

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White House to ship 6 million vaccines that were delayed by winter storm

The White House said on Sunday that it expects to deliver 6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, that had been delayed by the winter storm that swept across the nation. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told ABC News’ This Week that President Biden’s administration plans to “rapidly catch up this week” and that 2 million doses have already been delivered.

The United States has administered 63,090,634 vaccine doses including 43,628,092 people who have received one or more doses and 18,865,319 who have received two doses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The United States has recorded 498,514 deaths and 28,119,533 cases, leading the world in both totals, after reporting 70,646 new cases and 1,793 fatalities through Saturday, according to data gathered by Johns Hopkins University.

White House expects to finish shipping millions of Covid vaccines this week delayed by winter storm

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New Orleans Pelicans defeat Boston Celtics 120-115 in overtime

After rallying from 24 points down in the third quarter, Brandon Ingram scored the go-ahead 3-pointer with 33.3 seconds left in overtime bringing the New Orleans Pelicans to a 120-115 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Zion Williamson scored 24 of his 28 points after halftime and had 10 rebounds, while Josh Hart had 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and a steal.

Next up, the Celtics will face Dallas on Tuesday night in the second game of a three-game trip that ends in Atlanta. The Pelicans will host Detroit on Wednesday night before starting a two-game road trip.

New Orleans Pelicans stage biggest comeback in franchise history in OT win vs. Boston Celtics

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Colorado Rockies OF Ian Desmond opts out for a 2nd straight season

Colorado Rockies veteran outfielder Ian Desmond is opting out for a second straight season, announcing on Sunday on his Instagram account that his “desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstances. I’m going to train and watch how things unfold.” 

The 35-year-old Desmond is in the final year of a five-year, $70 million deal he signed in December 2016. He is scheduled to make $8 million this season. Colorado has a $15 million option for 2022 with a $2 million buyout. Last season, Desmond cited a desire to spend more time with his family and to help grow youth baseball in his Florida hometown. He also added the COVID-19 pandemic made the baseball season one that “is a risk I am not comfortable taking.”

On Sunday, Desmond said: “This impacts a lot of people, some positively and some negatively, and I own that. At the end of the day, this weighs on me more than anyone but I’m following my heart and I feel good about my decision.” Desmond added that he’s informed teammates, the coaching staff and front office and they’ve all been “extremely understanding and supportive.”

Rockies’ Desmond opts out for 2nd straight year

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