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Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:21 AM

 

Tiger Woods returning to Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP):

Tiger Woods is returning to Riviera Country Club for the first time since 2006 to play the Genesis Open in February.

He announced yesterday that he will play in the event from Feb. 13-19 that benefits his foundation.

Riviera was the site of Woods' PGA Tour debut in 1992 at age 16.

The Tiger Woods Foundation, the PGA Tour and Genesis announced a partnership under which Woods' TGR Live will manage the tournament at Riviera.

Woods returned to competitive golf earlier this month for the first time since August 2015 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Man City, Chelsea fined for melee

LONDON (AP):

Manchester City and Chelsea have been fined a combined US $170,000 by the English Football Association after their players were involved in a melee in the closing stages of a Premier League match.

The FA said yesterday that both clubs accepted they failed to "ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour."

City were fined US $44,000 and Chelsea US $126,000.

The melee happened deep in injury time of Chelsea's 3-1 win at Etihad Stadium on December 3. It was sparked by a studs-first lunge by City striker Sergio Aguero on David Luiz, which earned Aguero a red card. Both sets of players clashed and City midfielder Fernandinho was also sent off for grabbing Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas by the neck and pushing him over an advertising hoarding.

It was the fifth time in 19 months that Chelsea were charged by the FA for failing to control their players.