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Scott is among players who have not taken action on the PGA Tour's putter decision
GOLFWEEK.com’s Jeff Rude reported a day after the PGA Tour “decided to abide by the upcoming U.S. Golf Association ban on anchored putting strokes, the Boston lawyer representing nine players who anchor said none of his clients has expressed an intent to sue the Tour.” Attorney Harry Manion III on Tuesday said, “That could change. I don’t know what they are going to ask me to do.” The nine players, including Adam Scott, Carl Pettersson and Tim Clark, "have retained Manion since January.” Manion said the players are now “deciding what action, if any, to take next” (GOLFWEEK.com, 7/2).

ADDED BAGGAGE: In DC, Tracee Hamilton wrote the NFL “may take an image hit with its purse ban, and the league doesn’t need that.” It is “not producing a lot of good news these days.” Many women and men “already have decided to forgo the stadium experience.” With the addition of the bag rule, some women “who normally attend games may find those extra hours hard to resist” (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 7/1).

ON A SILVER PLATTER? Clippers Owner Donald Sterling is under fire after reports surfaced he used racial epithets while interviewing a prospective coach in the '80s. ESPN's Israel Gutierrez noted if Adam Silver, who takes over as NBA Commissioner in February, "wants to have an impact and say, 'We're not putting up with this anymore. My predecessor might, but I'm not going to,' then maybe he should do anything about it." Gutierrez acknowledges the use of the epithet happened nearly 30 years ago, but he said, "These days you start bringing up stories like that and people are going to want some action taken" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 7/2).
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