Dolphins HC Philbin promises change

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is promising to change the culture inside Miami’s locker room and make it a better workplace than the one that forced Jonathan Martin to leave the team last season.

Philbin said he wants players to treat one another with civility and he won’t tolerate anything less.

In taking questions for the first time since Ted Wells released his report into the bullying scandal that rocked the league, Philbin made it clear things would be cleaned up.

Philbin’s comments at the NFL scouting combine came a day after Miami fired offensive line coach Jim Turner and longtime head athletic trainer Kevin O’Neill for their roles in the scandal.

Spieth, McDowell advance at Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered.

Jordan Spieth made it look like child’s play. Graeme McDowell aged another 10 years with another stunning escape. And it proved too difficult for Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy, who lost in extra holes on another wild day at Dove Mountain.

One day after he rallied from 3 down with three holes to play to win in overtime, McDowell was two holes behind on the 15th tee when he made an 8-foot birdie, halved the next hole with a 10-foot par, won the 17th with a birdie and then holed a 6-foot par putt on the 18th for a 1-up win over Hideki Matsuyama.

Jason Day already has played 40 holes in two rounds. He won a tough match against Thorbjorn Olesen in the opening round, then rallied from 3 down early in his match against Billy Horschel and beat him 22 holes.

Stenson, the No. 1 seed, fell behind early against Louis Oosthuizen and never caught up in a 4-and-3 loss. It was the sixth straight year, dating to Tiger Woods winning the Accenture Match Play Championship in 2008, the top seed failed to make it out of the second round. Rose (No. 2) and McIlroy (No. 4) followed him.

Nordqvist leads Wie in Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — Anna Nordqvist holed out from 60 yards for eagle on the par-4 15th hole and made a short birdie putt on No. 17 to take a one-stroke lead over Michelle Wie after the first round of the LPGA Thailand.



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