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- Former world number two Steve Stricker has back surgery
(Reuters) - Steve Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour, has undergone back surgery the American golfer said in a statement on Wednesday. Stricker had the procedure at a Wisconsin hospital on Tuesday after being hampered by a compressed nerve in his lower back that has caused problems in his hips and legs. "I'm very excited to get back to practising and competing in 2015 and expect to be 100 percent physically which really excites me.” said Stricker said in a statement. The 47-year-old does not have a specific target date for a return to competition. ...
- Cricket-Pakistan World Cup hopeful Shah inspired by Warne
KARACHI, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah is determined to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand having been inspired by the great Shane Warne. "I started playing cricket because I idolised Shane Warne. He has been my role model and I'm keeping my fingers crossed I can make the World Cup squad," Shah told Reuters. Warne, who finished with 708 test and 293 ODI wickets, is rated as the greatest leg spinner in cricket history. "Warne transformed cricket with his approach and aggression as a spinner. ...