Where: PPG PAINTS Arena, Pittsburgh
JUPITER – (Wire Service Report) – PGA golfer Tiger Woods was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Monday morning in Jupiter, Fla. Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. ET, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The golfer was booked at 7:18 a.m. and released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m.
The Palm Beach County jail released a booking photo of Woods in a white T-shirt.
It is unclear whether Woods tested positive for alcohol or drugs. The arrest report showed Woods was charged with DUI-unlawful blood alcohol/DUI, which could be for alcohol or drugs.
The 41-year-old Woods, whose marriage was wrecked by a sex scandal in late 2009, lives about nine miles from where he was arrested. Woods and wife Elin Nordegren divorced in 2010, and he later had a relationship with Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn that lasted two years.
Woods, second only to Jack Nicklaus with 14 major titles, had fusion surgery on his back on April 19 — the fourth surgery on his back in the past three years.
Woods, who has 79 career victories on the PGA Tour, has not played in a competitive tournament since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February after a first-round 77 and recurrent issues with his back.
The week before the Dubai tournament, Woods missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open after sitting out all of 2016 until the Hero World Challenge in December.
Woods said last week in his first comments since the April surgery that he has no plans to retire from golf.
“As for returning to competitive golf, the long-term prognosis is positive,” Woods wrote on his website. “My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse. I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry.
“But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.”
PGA Tour spokesman Ty Votaw told media outlets that the tour would have no comment on Woods’ arrest.
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago
CHICAGO — On a day when the Boston Red Sox welcomed back one of their top starting pitchers from injury, they might have lost their star second baseman for an extended period of time.
Dustin Pedroia will return to Boston for further examination after he injured his left wrist Monday afternoon in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox. The team announced Pedroia’s injury as a left wrist sprain, but an MRI exam could show more.
“Any time you’re dealing with a position player’s wrist, a hitter’s wrist, that’s always cause for concern,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “We’ve got to get a full battery of tests tomorrow.”
Pedroia has a history with wrist injuries, as he underwent season-ending surgery on his left wrist during the 2014 season.
His injury was not the only reason for disappointment in the Red Sox locker room, however. Boston (27-23) squandered a pair of leads and dropped its second consecutive game after winning the previous six.
In his season debut, Red Sox left-hander David Price surrendered three runs in five innings. He returned from the disabled list to allow two hits, two walks and two hit batsmen. He struck out four.
“It’s definitely a step in the right direction,” said Price, who threw 88 pitches. “I felt good. I just need to command the baseball a little bit better with my fastball, and I think things will take off for me.”
Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a home run, a go-ahead single and four RBIs to lead the White Sox at the plate. Chicago (24-26) notched its fourth win in the past five games.
White Sox right-hander David Robertson finished the game with a perfect ninth inning. He pumped his fist and screamed after striking out pinch-hitter Sandy Leon to rack up his eighth save.
“It’s a lot of fun when you get a big crowd in here,” Robertson said. “It was a big game, playing a big rival. When the crowd is behind you, I feel like special things happen for us.”
Mookie Betts finished 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in a losing effort for the Red Sox. Josh Rutledge and Christian Vazquez tallied Boston’s only other hits.
Pedroia’s injury overshadowed a sleepy day of offense for the Red Sox. He was injured in the first inning when he collided with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu while trying to beat out an infield hit.
Abreu fielded Pedroia’s ground ball and looked to flip the ball to left-hander David Holmberg. But Holmberg seemed a step slow off the mound, so Abreu kept the ball and raced for the bag. He slid feet-first ahead of Pedroia, who had nowhere to go and tumbled over the top of the burly first baseman.
Pedroia hurt his wrist as he tried to break his fall.
“A real freakish play there at first base,” Farrell said. “There is some swelling in there. He’s tender.”
White Sox right-hander Juan Minaya (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning of relief with three strikeouts to earn the victory.
Right-hander Matt Barnes (3-2) drew the loss for the Red Sox after allowing Cabrera’s go-ahead single in the seventh.
In the first inning, Betts doubled and scored to give Boston a 1-0 advantage. Abreu sprinted back to catch Xander Bogaerts’ pop fly just across the foul line in shallow right field, but Betts tagged from third base and scored ahead of Abreu’s throw home.
Chicago grabbed a 3-1 lead on a three-run shot by Cabrera in the third. Price left a pitch over the plate, and Cabrera belted it into the left-field bleachers for his sixth home run.
Boston scored two in the fourth to even the score. Christian Vazquez and Jackie Bradley Jr. each drove in a run.
Betts struck again to start the fifth. He tucked his home run over the left-field wall to give the Red Sox a 4-3 lead.
The White Sox rallied in the seventh to regain a 5-4 edge. Yolmer Sanchez tripled down the right-field line and scored on Kevan Smith’s double. Smith scored the go-ahead run on Cabrera’s bloop hit past the infield.
“Things are going well for us right now,” Cabrera said.
NOTES: Boston 2B Dustin Pedroia was not available for comment after spraining his left wrist in the first inning Monday. He remained in the game for one inning of defense before he was replaced by 2B Josh Rutledge. … The White Sox honored Boston LHP Chris Sale with a video tribute before the bottom of the first. The video showed highlights from Sale’s seven-year tenure with Chicago and ended with the message, “Thank you, Chris.” Sale tipped his cap to fans. … Boston optioned RHP Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket to clear a roster spot for starting pitcher LHP David Price. … White Sox 1B Jose Abreu’s 10-game hitting streak ended as he went 0-for-4.
Nashville at Pittsburgh
Where: PPG PAINTS Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH – No team has won back-to-back Stanley Cup titles since 1998, a drought the Pittsburgh Penguins can end when they open the best-of-seven series against the visiting Nashville Predators on Monday night. The Penguins are the prohibitive favorites to hoist Lord Stanley’s trophy at the expense of the upstart Predators, who are appearing in their first Stanley Cup Final.
Pittsburgh features the top three scorers in the postseason in Evgeni Malkin, captain Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel, and is the first team to reach the Cup Final in back-to-back seasons since the Penguins in 2008 and 2009, but the players are trying to push aside that historical narrative. “We don’t want to worry too much about whether it’s repeating or going back-to-back,” forward Conor Sheary said. “I think we just want to come into this series and win another round. I think it’s important to just worry about the next game, have a short memory and the first to four wins.” Nashville was the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference and posted the fewest points of any of the 16th playoff participants, but swept Chicago in the opening round before dispatching St. Louis and Anaheim in a pair of six-game series. “When the puck drops, we’ll be ready to play. The guys are excited to reach this point,” said the Predators’ Peter Laviolette, who along with Penguins counterpart Mike Sullivan are the first American coaches to square off for hockey’s top prize.
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ABOUT THE PREDATORS: The daunting challenge of trying to match up against Crosby and Malkin is exacerbated by the absence of top-line center Ryan Johansen (thigh), lost for the rest of the playoffs after Game 4 against Anaheim. Colton Sissons stepped in for Johansen and supplied a hat trick in the series clincher against the Ducks, but the Predators will continue to rely heavily on Filip Forsberg, a 31-goal scorer during the regular season who scored five times against Anaheim and is riding a seven-game point streak. While No. 2 center Mike Fisher appears poised to return from injury, Nashville’s strength is at the other end of the ice, with its top four defensemen — Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, P.K. Subban and Mattias Ekholm — combining for a staggering 39 points in 16 playoff games. Still, the Predators’ hopes likely hinge on 34-year-old Pekka Rinne, who is 12-4 with a 1.70 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage in the postseason.
ABOUT THE PENGUINS: Malkin (24 points) and Crosby (20) are running 1-2 in the playoff scoring race and seemingly shine when the lights are brightest — each has won a Conn Smythe Trophy — but Malkin observed that Nashville’s defense will provide the “toughest challenge of my life.” Kessel notched six points in the seven-game series against Ottawa, but fellow 23-goal scorer Sheary has yet to tally in the playoffs while Jake Guentzel is mired in an eight-game goal drought after scoring nine times in the first 11 games of the postseason. Matt Murray, who backstopped Pittsburgh to a championship a year ago following a late-season injury to Marc-Andre Fleury, reclaimed the starting job from Fleury in the Ottawa series and went 3-1 with six goals allowed in his four starts. Forward Patric Hornqvist, acquired from Nashville in exchange for forward James Neal in June 2014, is a game-time decision after sitting out the final six contests against the Senators.
1. Pittsburgh is 6-for-12 on the power play in the last five games while Nashville converted 2-of-22 against Anaheim.
2. Nashville is 7-1 at home in the playoffs, the lone loss coming in overtime of Game 4 versus the Ducks.
3. Laviolette (2006 with Carolina) and Sullivan (2016) each are vying to become the first American coach to guide a team to two Stanley Cup titles.