The billion dollars didn’t help one cent.
Tiger Woods couldn’t even get on his yacht “Privacy” and sail away somewhere to keep everyone from looking.
Larger than life one day, just another sinner the next.
No reason to talk about his quest to become the greatest golfer ever when the tabloids were offering up much juicier stuff for debate.
Does anyone care about the odds of Woods winning the Grand Slam when one offshore sports book is posting odds on whether he will admit to having an affair by the end of the year? (Not admitting was a 2-1 favorite.)
Longtime sponsors are sticking with Tiger Woods — for now.
But the world’s most famous athlete, who offered a “profound apology” Wednesday following allegations of infidelity, might find new deals hard to come by, marketing experts say, and the loyalty of existing sponsors could be tested by any additional tawdry stories or his reluctance to address the issue publicly.
“Unfortunately for Tiger, the situation is not over,” said Bob Williams, CEO of Burns Entertainment and Sports Marketing, which represents companies looking to hire celebrities to sell their brands.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Michael Porter came off the bench to lead five Missouri State players in double figures as the Bears defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 75-62 Wednesday night.
Reserve Caleb Patterson scored 14 points for the Bears (6-0). Adam Leanard added 12 points, and Kyle Weems and Keith Pickens had 10 points each.
Solomon Bozeman and Mike Smith netted 12 points each to lead the Trojans (3-5). Bozeman also had five assists and Bozeman grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Alex Garcia-Mendoza scored 10 points for Arkansas-Little Rock.
JONESBORO (AP) — As time ticked down in Mississippi’s victory over Arkansas State on Wednesday night, Terrance Henry slammed home a rim-rocking dunk that summed up the night for both teams.
Ole Miss cruised to a 79-57 victory over Arkansas State in the 300th men’s basketball game at the Convocation Center.
The contest was never in question, as the Rebels (6-1) built a lead they would never surrender thanks to two double-digit first-half runs.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods said he let his family down with transgressions he regrets “with all of my heart,” and that he will deal with his personal life behind closed doors.
His statement today follows a cover story in Us Weekly magazine that reports a Los Angeles cocktail waitress claims she had a 31-month affair with the world’s No. 1 golfer.
In an announcement from the NAIA office, eight Lyon College athletes were named to the 2009 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete team for their efforts in the classroom and on the field of play.
The Lyon athletes honored with a Scholar Athlete selection are: soccer players Daniel Young, Gabriel LeBlanc and Gueorgui Tchamkoriyski (men) and Sara Merker and Erica Cox (women); and cross country runners Monica Fuller and Anelisa Wood (women) and Michael McQueen (men).
A field goal by Will Cobb and a pair of free throws by Taylor Evans in the final 33 seconds led the No. 19 Columbia College Cougars to a 69-65 win over the Lyon College Scots on Tuesday at Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon (2-6) has lost four straight and six of its last seven games. Columbia, the defending NAIA national runner-up, improves to 4-7 and snaps a 3-game losing streak.
CAVE CITY — Cave City swept its visitors decisively here Tuesday night in a trio of 3A 1-East District basketball games.
The Junior Cavemen started the action with a 33-22 win over the Marshall Junior Bobcats. The Cavewomen followed with a 61-21 shellacking of the Lady Bobcats, and the Cavemen wrapped up the sweep with a 57-39 victory over the Bobcats.
Seth Foreman scored 22 points and dealt out five assists to help the Cavemen even their overall mark at 4-4. They are 2-0 in the district. Teammate Zac Smith added 11 points and eight rebounds.
Ashley Martindale, a star softball player at Benton, recently signed a letter of intent to play softball for the University of Arkansas.
Martindale, a senior, is the granddaughter of Norma and Lynn Melton of Batesville.
During her junior season, she helped the Lady Panthers to a runner-up finish to Lake Hamilton in the Class 6A State Tournament. She was named to all-state and all-district teams while leading the team in batting (.452) and stolen bases. Martindale was also named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s All-Arkansas team.
The Batesville Bassmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank to start planning for the 2010 tournament season, secretary Colin Patterson said.
Jim Starzy has agreed to accept the office of president and Patterson will stay on as secretary. Other positions, including that of tournament director, remain open.
“We’ll have to have a tournament director,” Patterson said, adding that during the meeting “we’ll start setting up a tournament schedule.”
Columbia Cougars (3-7) at Lyon Scots (2-5), Becknell Gymnasium, 7
The Scots lost at home for the first time this season when the Central Baptist Mustangs collected a 99-76 decision Nov. 24. They’ll try to get back on the winning track tonight against a struggling Cougar squad. Columbia (Mo.) advanced to the national championship game last season and is ranked No. 19, but that ranking came before the 3-7 start. The first regular-season poll is due Saturday.
Chad Thompson (jersey number 23) leads Columbia with an average of 14 points per game.
Batesville and Blytheville split 5A-East District junior high basketball openers Monday night in Pioneer Gymnasium.
The Junior Lady Pioneers won 31-11. They led 8-0, 15-6 and 26-8 at the quarter breaks.
“We held them scoreless in the first quarter,” Batesville Coach Chip McDonald said. “We started eighth-grader Hambrick, who played really well. Our defense got us off to a good start and we were able to keep control from there.”
Tess Hurley and Hambrick scored six points each.