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Tee to Green: Park pushing women’s game forward

(The Province) – The PGA Tour is in Akron, Ohio, this week for one of the biggest non-majors of the season, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Forty-nine of the top-50 players in the world are in the field, including reigning British Open champion Phil Mickelson and perennial headliner Tiger Woods, but many of those golf heavyweights will keep a wandering eye on …

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Tour de France Turns to Women as Rescue From Doping Scandals

Alex Duff looks at how women cycling could restore faith in Tour de France By Alex Duff (Bloomberg News) – The Tour de France, marred by the doping scandal of seven-time champion Lance Armstrong, stands to get a boost from people it once rejected. Opening the three-week race to women, who haven’t ridden in the Tour for 24 years, would …

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Rogers Cup: Men to play in Toronto to give fans at women’s tennis tourney more bang for their buck

It’s a startling admission that the women are now less marketable, a combination of the loss of many stars to retirement and the absence of a new generation of talented players, Damien Cox writes. From Damien Cox’s ‘Spin on Sports’ blog: MONTREAL—To Tennis Canada, it’s just pragmatism and sensible business. The proud women’s tennis tour, particularly in a year in …

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