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From the Fringe: Doctor Cleared in LPGA Golfer Wrongful Death Case

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 23:04 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 22:50

Erica Blasberg

Canadian Press

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — A jury in Nevada cleared a Las Vegas physician in a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit stemming from the May 2010 suicide of LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg.

Jurors who heard five days of civil trial testimony deliberated less than an hour before finding Dr. Thomas Hess had no liability in the death of a woman who according to testimony harbored deep feelings of unhappiness even as she became a college golf star and a photogenic rising talent on the women's pro tour.

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From the Fringe: PGA of Canada Announces National Program with DOVE Men+Care®

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:40 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:35

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The PGA of Canada is excited to announce a new national program with Dove Men+Care becoming the official men’s care product of the PGA of Canada.

Under this program the PGA of Canada and Dove Men+Care will team up to activate at 200 PGA of Canada member golf facilities across the country. Golfers at these facilities will enjoy the opportunity to take home a variety of Dove Men+Care products.

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From the Fringe: Adam Scott Marries Long-Time Girlfriend

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 22:28 Friday, 09 May 2014 22:23

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Canadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) — The Players Championship was unlike any other tournament for Adam Scott. It was his first as a married man.

Scott told the Australian Associated Press that he married longtime girlfriend Marie Kojzar on April 17, four days after the Masters. Scott says there was no official engagement. Only a few friends and family attended a private ceremony at Scott's home in the Bahamas.

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From the Fringe: Dad Testifies in Vegas Golfer Wrongful Death Case

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 22:30 Friday, 09 May 2014 22:14

Erica Blasberg

Canadian Press

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — The father of the late LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg testified that he knows a Las Vegas doctor he's suing in a civil wrongful death case didn't kill his daughter.

But Mel Blasberg made it clear that he blames Dr. Thomas Hess for pursuing a romantic relationship with his troubled 25-year-old daughter before she committed suicide in May 2010.

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From the Fringe: Golf Coach Accused of Trying to Have Teens Killed

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 21:00 Monday, 05 May 2014 20:59

Andrew Nisbet

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DUBLIN, California (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area golf coach who was set to receive an award from the PGA before he was arrested and accused of molesting three boys tried to hire a hit man to have them killed, prosecutors said.

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has charged 32-year-old Andrew Michael Nisbet with three felony counts for solicitation of murder, authorities said. Nisbet already was facing more than six-dozen molestation charges.

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