Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods

On Monday, President Trump presented professional golfer Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in honor of his Masters victory last month, a stunning personal comeback that put him back on top of the sports world at age 43, after a decade-long championship drought. It marks the latest example of Trump seizing Woods’ moment, as he has done numerous times throughout Woods’ career.

Country House wins contested Kentucky Derby

Country House, a 65-to-1 long shot, was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby after the post-time favorite, Maximum Security, was disqualified in the 145th running of the race. It is the first time a horse has won the Derby via disqualification. The stewards ruled that Maximum Security caused interference and as a result was disqualified from first place, awarding the race to Country House.

‘Golf’s prodigal son’ returns

Years of injuries and fighting inner demons left many to wonder if one of the most dominant athletes in a single sport could make a comeback. Against all odds, Tiger Woods came back and won the Master’s, a fitting return for golf’s “prodigal son”.

Baseball is back

America’s pastime begins another season today. The 162-game season begins with the Boston Red Sox seeking to defend their World Series title.

Kraft breaks his silence

A month after being charged with solicitation of prostitution, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has made his first public comments on the matter. In a statement released to ESPN, Kraft did not claim his innocence. He offered an apology to his family, friends, and Patriots fans: “I am truly sorry. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans, and many other who rightfully hold me to a higher standard.”

Trump wants his buddy at the WH despite prostitution scandal

President Trump told aides that he wants Patriots owner Robert Kraft to come with the team on the celebratory White House visit, despite the bad optics of a president cozying up to a man allegedly caught in a high-profile prostitution sting. At this point they are probably banking on the public’s short attention span and the hope that Kraft will ultimately not be convicted, both of which are likely.

Kraft may take deal to drop charges

Prosecutors in the Florida sex trafficking case have offered a deal to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The deal would drop the charges against Kraft in exchange for community service, to agree that the state would have found him guilty if the case went to trial, and to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases among other things.

US women’s soccer team sues US soccer federation

On International Women’s day, the US women’s soccer team filed a lawsuit against the US soccer federation over disparities in pay, medical treatment, and travel arrangements among other things. The lawsuit comes only a few months before the US women’s team sets out to defend their world cup title.

Turkey abuses INTERPOL, wants to extradite NBA star

In the latest example of foreign governments abusing the INTERPOL “red notice” system of arresting criminals, Erdogan’s government is claiming N.Y. Knicks star Enes Kanter is a terrorist. The absurd claim is based on Kanter’s connection to an exiled dissident cleric under asylum in the U.S. — the same cleric indicted Trump adviser Michael Flynn took money from Turkey to extradite.