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Federal judge denies LIV golfers bid for PGA Tour postseason

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Tuesday that three golfers who joined Saudi-backed LIV Golf will not be able to compete in the PGA Tour’s postseason. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman made her decision in San Jose after attorneys for the sides each spoke for about an hour. Freeman said she didn’t consider the golfers faced irreparable harm because of the big money they were guaranteed by joining LIV, a key issue in the case. “There simply is no irreparable harm in this case,” PGA Tour attorney Elliot Peters said. The three suspended golfers were seeking a temporary restraining order, which Freeman denied. Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford claimed they should be able to play where they want to, each saying in letters last month to the PGA Tour, “I am a free agent and independent contractor.” They are among 10 players who filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour last week — including Phil Mickelson.
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Judge rules LIV golfers suing PGA cannot participate in FedEx Cup Playoffs

A federal judge in California ruled that three LIV golfers cannot participate in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs that begin this week. Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford filed a temporary restraining order against the PGA Tour last week, arguing that they qualified for the playoffs before defecting to LIV Golf and should be able to participate. PGA responded with a motion to block it, thus Tuesday's court hearing.

Lakeside goalies compete, learn in Delaware

The Lakeside Lacrosse Club just finished a fantastic summer season and four goalies in the program recently returned home after playing in the American Select Lacrosse National Tournament in Delaware. Arabella “Bella” Crivello, class of 2023, Kaley Gunning and Krystalin Respicio, class of 2025 and Jayel Miller, class of 2026,...

The Ultimate Sport Part Two: The evolution continues and touches Kern County

Last time, we brought you the history and early days of Ultimate Frisbee, from its days on a New Jersey high school parking lot. Today, we will look into the growth of the sport in California, and specifically in Kern Valley. From its humble beginnings eastward, Ultimate has become a...