Tiger Woods Gets New Endorsement Deal with Japanese Heat Rub Company

NAGOYA, Japan – Looks like Tiger Woods is still in demand as a pitchman. Woods was recently hired Kowa Company Ltd to endorse a Japanese heat rub used to relieve muscle and joint pain.

“Kowa Company Ltd. is pleased to announce the use of Tiger Woods as the image character of Antiphlogistic Analgetic Vantelin Kowa series,” the Nagoya-based company said in a press release. The TV commercial will debut nationally in Japan from mid-July. ... Read More

L.A. Dodgers File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in Delaware Monday, blaming Major League Baseball for refusing to approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal that owner Frank McCourt was counting on to keep the troubled team afloat.

McCourt believes the bankruptcy will allow him the time to secure funding for his team while protecting his ownership against Major League Baseball’s advances. ... Read More

Rory McIlroy Speaker Booking Agent and Appearance Information

Move over Tiger Woods — there’s a new kid in town and his name is Roy McIlroy from County Down, Northern Ireland. On June 19, 2011, McIlroy became a force to be reckoned with after winning the U.S. Open Championship, his first major, finishing with a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-shot victory, as the youngest winner since Bobby Jones in 1923. He has been cited as the most exciting young prospect in golf with the potential of becoming one of the highest earners in sports in terms of endorsements since Tiger Woods.

Roy Mcilroy has the potential to become one of the highest earners in sports in terms of endorsements since Tiger Woods, says booking agent PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent.

If you are looking for a professional golf speaker for your next event, look no further than 2011 US Open Champion Rory McIlroy. To hire Roy McIlroy for a personal appearance, speaking engagement or endorsement, call PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency for Rory McIlroy speaker and Rory McIlroy booking agent information at 1.800.966.1380. ... Read More

Hines Ward Hopes to Improve Literacy Among Youth with “Helping Hands Foundation”

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receive Hines Ward hopes to make a difference among today’s inner city youth by establishing the  “Helping Hands Foundation” in order to improve literacy. Hines Ward Helping Hands Foundation and charity work for biracial Korean children.

The recent “Dancing with the Stars” winner is championing a cause very near to his heart. He has established the Hines Ward “Helping Hands Foundation” with the specific intention of improving literacy amongst inner-city youth and has also expanded to South Korea where it helps biracial children confront discrimination. ... Read More

Shaq Announces Retirement on Twitter (Video)

After 19 seasons in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal announced via Twitter that he is retiring.

“We did it. 19 years baby. I want to thank you very much,” O’Neal said in a video posted on his Twitter account. “That’s why I’m telling you first. I’m about to retire. Love you. Talk to you soon.”

O’Neal won three NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Miami Heat. He also played for the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.


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Tiger Woods Withdraws From The Players Championship Due to Weak Legs

PONTE VEDRA BEACH FL – Tiger Woods has withdrawn from The Players Championship after nine holes and 42 strokes. Apparently his legs seem to be more of the problem than the scandals that have plagued him from the past.

Woods called Thursday withdrawal as “just a whole chain reaction”. Woods said, “The more rest I get, the better it would be, obviously. It’s a big event. I wanted to come back for it and play, and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish.” ... Read More

NFL Draft 2011 Round 1 Picks Are In. Carolina Chooses Cam Newton with No. 1 Pick

Round 1 of the 2011 NFL Draft picks are in. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was selected as the first pick overall by the Carolina Panthers in the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in New York. Cam Newton, Heisman Trophy Winner, is selected by Carolina Panthers in 2011 NFL Draft.

Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller went No. 2 overall to the Denver Broncos.

Von Miller from Texas A & M selected by Denver Broncos in 2011 NFL Draft.

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Carl Lewis To Run For New Jersey Senate

A NJ state Democratic Party official says that Olympic gold medalist, Carl Lewis, is planning to run for the New Jersey Senate and will announce his candidacy for the 8th Legislative District Monday.

CNN reports that the 49-year old Lewis has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference in Mount Holly New Jersey to announce his political plans. ... Read More

St. John’s Basketball Coach Steve Lavin Has Cancer

St. John’s basketball coach, Steve Lavin, said in a statement today that he has prostate cancer. Lavin is 46 years old.

The former UCLA Bruins coach announced Friday that he was diagnosed in September with prostate cancer but was told he could delay treatment until after the season. He plans to undergo treatment soon and says it will not affect his coaching. ... Read More

Phil Mickelson Battles for No. 1 at The Masters 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Six of the top world players have a chance to reach No. 1 and golfing great Phil Mickelson is at the top of the list.

Last year Mickelson had a dozen chances to reach No. 1 in the world until he began to slide down the ranking, but for the first time he has a chance to be No. 1 in the world fresh off his win in Houston. ... Read More