On Monday Air Max 2018 UK , Jordan Spieth became the sixth male golfer ranked in the world's top 10 to withdraw from the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, citing "health reasons" (translation: the recent spread of the Zika virus in Brazil).

Spieth's withdrawal, coming three days after US Open champion Dustin Johnson's, seems like bad news for Olympic men's golf.

With only four of the world's top-10 players - and only 8 of the top 20 - -currently committed to participating, many fans are worried that men's golf will be dropped as an Olympic event after 2020.

This concern is misplaced because, simply put Nike Air Max TN Men's Shoes Triple Black UK Sale , the Olympics needs men's golf more than men's golf needs the Olympics.

Why? Because in addition to filling the coffers of IOC -members with extravagant gifts, the modern-day -Olympics exists to allow sports that don't have mainstream professional leagues (like track and field, -figure skating and gymnastics) to showcase -intense -competition and -compelling human interest stories to casual sports fans - most of whom will stop paying attention once the games have concluded.

Male golfers, on the other hand, compete on a successful professional tour that enjoys substantial coverage on both cable and network TV.

Its biggest stars are household names, and its biggest event (the Masters) is every bit as popular as any American professional sports -championship besides the Super Bowl.

Cynics might attempt to paint non-participating golfers as greedy for passing up the opportunity to represent their home countries without financial compensation.

This would be a great argument if it weren't for the existence of the Ryder Cup Men's Nike Air Max BW Premium Shoes Black White UK Sale , which every two years induces the top golfers in the world into participating - without pay - in a flag-waving, high-fiving, crowd-roaring event.

The Ryder Cup's -atmosphere represents a stark contrast to the vanilla, investment firm-sponsored tournaments golf fans are accustomed to seeing, and it invariably creates an abundance of heart-pounding drama.

This summer's Olympics might very well create the same type of drama - just not among the world's top male golfers.


CAIRO, Nov 14 (Xinhua) -- Equatorial Guinea will replace Morocco to host the finals of Africa Cup of Nations Men's Nike Air Max Classic BW Black Red Shoes UK Sale , the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced in a statement on Friday.

According to the statement, the Executive Committe of CAF confirmed that the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 will be held in Equatorial Guinea on dates agreed, and the national team of the host country is qualified for the final tournament.

The CAF announced last Sunday after a meeting of its executive committee in the Egyptian capital Cairo that Morocco will not host the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations due to its request for postponement.

The top African football competition is scheduled to be held from Jan. 17 to Feb. 8, 2015 and Morocco as host requested its delay over fears of Ebola outbreak that has reportedly killed more than 4,500 people in some West African countries.

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CAF Men's Nike Air Max 95 Shoes Black UK Sale , with a membership of 54, is the governing body of African Football and was founded in 1957. Egypt, along with Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa, is the founding member and the base of CAF secretariat.


WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- The motive of the suspect in the shooting of two Virginia journalists during a live television interview Wednesday once again highlighted the ongoing racial tension in the United States.

The suspected shooter Men's Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 2018 Shoes Black UK Sale , Vester Flanagan, aged 41, shot himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway hours after the shooting. He died later in the hospital.

Flanagan, an African-American, was a former employee of Virginia-based WDBJ7 television station, which had identified its two slain journalists as 27-year-old photographer Adam Ward and 24-year-old TV reporter Alison Parker. Police said that both journalists were whites.

According to WDBJ7 Men's Shoes Nike Air Max 97 KPU Light Grey UK Sale , the shooting happened during a live broadcast around 6:45 a.m. local time (1045 GMT) at a shopping mall in Moneta, Virginia, when its two journalists were covering a story at a recreation site called Bridgewater Plaza.

Authorities said they did not know whether the shooting was racially motivated, but Flanagan once claimed explicit racial discrimination in two U.S. TV stations, including WDBJ7.

According to legal documents, Flanagan said in a federal lawsuit against Florida-based WTWC-TV in 2000 that he was called a "monkey" by a producer in 1999.

He also said that an unnamed white supervisor at the station called black people "lazy."

Flanagan later worked for WDBJ7 in Virginia for a while under the name Bryce Williams Men's Shoes Nike Air Max 97 KPU Black UK Sale , said Jeffrey Marks, general manager of the TV station.

Marks said that Flanagan once alleged that other employees made racially-tinged comments to him and filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The claim was found groundless and dismissed later.

Describing Flanagan as "an unhappy man" who was difficult to work with, Marks said his TV station dismissed him about two years ago, adding that at that time police had to escort Flanagan from the building.

Social media showed that the suspect had grievances against WDBJ7. Meanwhile, Flanagan reportedly sent ABC News a 23-page fax some two hours after the shooting, saying his attack was triggered by the June 17 mass shooting at a black church in Charleston Men's Nike Air Max 2017 KPU Shoes Shoes Black Gray UK Sale , South Carolina, in which nine people were killed, and a white man has been charged.

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