Good Morning: Tiger Nearly Threw Out His Back Trying To Win The Barclays

Tiger Woods fought through extreme back pain in the final round of The Barclays and nearly earned his way into a four-way playoff with a 26-foot putt on the 18th hole, but his 2-under 69 wasn't enough to catch champion Adam Scott's 66.


The Boston Red Sox became the first team to take a series from the LA Dodgers in two and a half months behind Jake Peavy's complete-game three-hitter.


Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers destroyed the Minnesota Vikings. The 49ers also selected Colt McCoy as their backup QB.


Former Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says his current QB at LSU, Zach Mettenberger, reminds him of Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.


Bills backup QB Kevin Kolb suffered another concussion, and team doctors fear this one may end his career.


Rafael Nadal's knee is in question once again as he prepares to face one of the best fields in US Open history, in which Roger Federer is the seventh-ranked player in the world. Here is the schedule of play for the first day at the US Open.


Over 67,000 people showed up to watch Clint Dempsey make his home debut for the Seattle Sounders as they defeated rival Portland, 1-0.


Jason Kidd wants Deron Williams to average a double-double this year.





Chance The Rapper covered Kanye's "All Falls Down" in Paris.


Eminem announced his next album, MMLP2, via Beats by Dre commercial.


Kanye West performed "Blood On The Leaves" at the VMAs, tying a record with his seventh performance at the award show.


Daft Punk wasn't allowed to appear on The Colbert Report because of their scheduled act at the VMAs, but didn't end up performing.


Drake performed "Hold On We're Going Home" and "Started From The Bottom" at the VMAs.




The CIA was complicit of one of the worst gas-attacks during the Saddam Hussein regime when President Reagan was in office. Gas attacks were one of the reasons the US was able to convince the general public that war in Iraq was necessary, in what turns out to be another WMD-sized lie that cost thousands of lives.

U.S. officials have long denied acquiescing to Iraqi chemical attacks, insisting that Hussein's government never announced he was going to use the weapons. But retired Air Force Col. Rick Francona, who was a military attaché in Baghdad during the 1988 strikes, paints a different picture.

"The Iraqis never told us that they intended to use nerve gas. They didn't have to. We already knew," he told Foreign Policy.

According to recently declassified CIA documents and interviews with former intelligence officials like Francona, the U.S. had firm evidence of Iraqi chemical attacks beginning in 1983. At the time, Iran was publicly alleging that illegal chemical attacks were carried out on its forces, and was building a case to present to the United Nations. But it lacked the evidence implicating Iraq, much of which was contained in top secret reports and memoranda sent to the most senior intelligence officials in the U.S. government. The CIA declined to comment for this story.


A German magazine accuses the United States of spying on the United Nations using the NSA.





The Arthur Ashe Learning Center opened this weekend in conjunction with the start of the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. It was founded and conceptualized by Ashe's wife, Jeanna Moutoussamy-Ashe.

Moutoussamy-Ashe paced the exhibit Friday, the day before it opened. She showed off the acrylic globe at the center of the tour, the one that played a video of Ashe’s life while a constellation of his quotations showed overhead in a mostly dark room.

She stood in the back, hands on hips, admiring her handiwork. The video highlighted Ashe’s background — birth in Richmond, Va., college at U.C.L.A., the stint in the Army, the tournaments won, the books he wrote, the social activism — while Moutoussamy-Ashe swayed slightly and smiled. The quotations flashed above her head.

“I was floored,” she said of the first time she saw the finished tour. “It’s something I really had in my head for the longest time. I’m an artist, but this feels more like you’re an architect. Every time I see it, I get goose bumps.”

The exhibit’s walls are adorned with pictures of Ashe, those big glasses, tennis racket in hand. Moutoussamy-Ashe guessed she took 80 percent of them. There are pictures of the two of them on their wedding day, Arthur clad in a fur coat; pictures of Arthur with a fan in Asia; Arthur at Wimbledon; Arthur speaking out about heart disease and AIDS.




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