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More than two years after a huge sex scandal derailed his aura of invincibility and roiled his personal life, Tiger Woods is back to doing what he does best.

Winning.

Woods looked dominant as ever in his Sunday red shirt at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, notching his first PGA Tour victory since 2009.

The 36-year-old closed with a 2-under 70 and won by five shots over Graeme McDowell. The tour win was Tiger's first in 923 days, if you can believe it.

"I think he really just kind of nailed home his comeback," McDowell said. "Great to have a front-row seat watching maybe the greatest of all time."

Woods showed flashes of his old self in recent months, even winning the Chevron World Challenge (an unofficial event). But it all came together this week.

Walking off the green, Tiger waved his cap to the crowd. "It's not like winning a major championship or anything," he said. "But it certainly feels really good."

His next appearance will be in a major championship, the Masters, where he played well the past two years even while demonstratively off his game.

The rest of the field is officially on notice April 5.

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With Tim Tebow traded to the Jets, the New York team now has two bona fide hunks at the quarterback position in the former Broncos star and Mark Sanchez.

Their skills at said position? Inconsistent, even marginal at times. They may be the two most overrated players in the league in terms of publicity-to-skill ratio.

That's neither here nor there, though!

Tebow, 24, and Sanchez, 25, give the Jets the most star wattage in the league, even if they vie for the right to finish second to the Patriots in the AFC East.

Who will start come training camp? A question for another time. Who's the bigger hunk at QB for Gang Green? That question we leave for you to decide NOW!

And the Winner is?

Which young quarterback for the New York Jets is hotter, Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow? Cast your vote in this bona fide hunk-off now! View Poll »

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The NFL has suspended New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton for one year without pay.

The harsh penalty comes down a few weeks after it was revealed that Payton's team conducted its own "bounty" program on defense in 2009, as players pooled their own money and awarded one another for leveling such fierce, often illegal hits that opponents would be carted off the field.

The Saints also lost two second round draft picks and Gregg Williams, the defensive coordinator at the time, has been suspended indefinitely from his new job with the Rams.

Sean Payton

Said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement:

"We are all accountable and responsible for player health and safety and the integrity of the game. We will not tolerate conduct or a culture that undermines those priorities. No one is above the game or the rules that govern it. Respect for the game and the people who participate in it will not be compromised."

What do you think of Payton's punishment?

 

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Tebowmania is headed to the Big Apple.

Not even 48 hours after signing Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos traded fan favorite Tim Tebow to the New York Jets for a fourth-round draft pick.

The deal sends one of the league's most popular players to its biggest market and spells the end to one of the wildest chapters in NFL offseason history.

Drafted by the Broncos in 2010, Heisman winner Tebow was promoted into the starting lineup ahead of struggling Kyle Orton six games into last season.

Play Tim Tebow!!!

Despite unorthodox mechanics, Tebow's penchant for late-game heroics helped propel Denver to an AFC West title and a playoff win against Pittsburgh.

Tebow also helped energize a Broncos fan base that was becoming increasingly frustrated at the franchise’s ineptitude over the previous 10 seasons.

The devout Christian's religious views and on-field prayers sparked controversy and even some ridicule, but also endeared him to millions of fans.

Still, be didn’t show enough promise as an NFL quarterback to convince Broncos management that he had the potential to become a franchise player.

Denver was willing to go into 2012 with Tebow starting, but when Manning was released by Indianapolis earlier this month, the Broncos moved quickly.

On the Jets, Tebow will theoretically compete for the starting job with Mark Sanchez. Tebow has three years left on a five-year, $9.8 million contract.

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Tim Tebow is out as the starting quarterback in Denver, as the Broncos are on the verge of inking Peyton Manning to a contract.

The former Heisman Trophy winner may soon be sent to Jacksonville, but Jockey wants Tebow to know he'll always have a job as a model, even if he fails as a successful signal caller.

Tim Tebow Jockey Ad

Despite the uncertain status of its most famous client, the clothing company has issued the following statement:

"Jockey brought Tim Tebow on as a spokesperson before he took his first professional snap and even before he finalized his contract with an NFL team. Jockey supports him 100% and we look forward to continuing our great relationship with Tim."

What do you think the Broncos should do?

 

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Green Bat Packers star Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd weren't among the Dancing with the Stars leaders in Week 1, but they were among the most entertaining.

The show hit the casting jackpot with Driver. He may not be the best known or famous NFL player, but he's a genuine fan of the series. He's seen every episode!

"I've been watching these guys, Maks and Derek, since the beginning, so now's the time to copycat," he said. In his cha cha with Peta, he definitely tried his best.

Their technical aspects needed some work (they scored a 21, five back of Jaleel White), but they can both really work it for the camera. And they're hot. Enjoy:

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NFL free agent quarterback Peyton Manning will play for the Denver Broncos next season, he announced today, instructing his agent to finalize a deal with the team.

That news left the Titans, 49ers and Tim Tebow as disappointed bystanders.

Manning’s move from Indianapolis to Denver could make the Broncos the team to beat in the AFC West, assuming Manning returns to full health in 2012.

Denver is willing to take the risk, despite Manning missing the entire 2011 season, in which Tebow emerged as a breakout star of sorts for the Broncos.

Manning and Tebow

Manning’s deal is huge for a 36-year-old - it's expected to be worth $90 million over five seasons, according to a report by Mike Klis of The Denver Post.

His signing likely means the end of the road in Denver for Tebow, who led the team to the playoffs and was assumed to be the Broncos’ No. 1 QB in '12.

Manning’s arrival obviously changes all that. Denver now appears set to try to trade Tebow (if anyone has interest in the bad, yet exciting quarterback).

Team President and Broncos great John Elway backed Tebow late last year and into the start of this offseason, but still sought a veteran QB to push him.

Instead, the veteran QB they signed is possibly the best to ever play the position, so it will likely push the popular Tebow right out of the Mile High City.

It's a tough situation, but as problems go, having to deal Tebow is a good one to have. Today, “Manning Watch” is over. “Tebow Watch” has just begun.

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With Princes Harry (Brazil) and Prince William (the Falklands) otherwise occupied, it fell to Kate Middleton to help ramp up the excitement as the ambassador of the 2012 London Olympics during a private visit to the city's Olympic Park.

Did she ever. She worked out with Team Great Britain's field hockey squad!

  • Sporty Kate Middleton
  • Dressy Kate Middleton

Having played the sport herself (and even serving as her school's captain), the ever-game Duchess wasted no time joining in with the ladies. So how'd she do?

As with everything else, Kate Middleton proved herself to be a total natural.

"I was really looking forward to coming here, but now I am here and have discovered I have to play," she told the men's and women's teams beforehand.

"I am not feeling confident. The last time I played was 2005, maybe. It feels like I haven't held a stick for 10 years. This is going to be so embarrassing."

"My brain thinks I can do these things, but my body doesn't play ball. Oh, please don't tell me I have to do it in front of all these people!" she joked.

Kate missed the first three of her goal attempts, but ultimately scored a goal - to rapturous applause from all players and observers, of course.

Middleton swapped her blazer and heels for a gray Team GB sweatshirt, coral jeans and Adidas sneakers. She looks great in both ensembles, no?

[Photos: WENN.com]

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Welcome to the latest edition of Barack-etology!

For the fourth consecutive year, President Barack Obama has taken a few minutes to fill out an NCAA Tournament bracket alongside ESPN's Andy Katz, hoping to choose his second National Champion in that time.

In 2009, Obama correctly predicted that North Carolina would be cutting down the nets and this year he's going back to the Tar Heel well. Who will UNC defeat in the title game? Which 12 seed does the President think will knock off a five seed? Find out now:

As for THG's staff picks? We're so glad you asked!

Hilton Hater: Baylor, Michigan State, Florida State, UNC
Free Britney: Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio State

Best of luck in your pool, readers!

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NFL star Brandon Marshall has been accused of - and denied - punching a woman in the face at a New York nightclub despite detailed reports to the contrary.

According to reports, the wide receiver was outside a club in Chelsea around 4 a.m. last Sunday morning when he got into an argument with a group of people.

He allegedly threw a punch that connected with 24-year-old Christin Myles.

Marshall, B

It's unclear at this time if Brandon Marshall intended to strike the woman ... or if she was collateral damage as Brandon was trying to KO someone else.

Either way, Myles says she suffered a black eye and filed a police report.

According to the New York Post, Myles was nervous about filing because of Brandon's high profile status, but ultimately she decided to go through with it.

But Marshall's lawyer says the 6'4", 230-pounder did NOT strike Myles, however, claiming she was hurt in a DIFFERENT brawl that went down at the club.

Remind us never to go out to said unnamed club.

BTW: Marshall was just unloaded by the Miami Dolphins in a trade to the Chicago Bears for a couple of draft picks. Nicely played by the 'Phins.

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