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Angel Cabrera extradited to Argentina; expected to face trial next month

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Multiple major champion Angel Cabrera has been extradited to his homeland of Argentina, six months after he was arrested in Brazil, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The Argentine had been on Interpol’s red code list and was arrested in an upper-class area of Rio de Janeiro back in January, having spent months on the run following a claim of assault from ex-girlfriend Cecilia Torres Mana.

That girlfriend’s claim had been unified by ex-wife Silva Rivadero and former partner Micaela Escudero who all accuse Cabrera of assault, intimidation and causing injuries.

On the claims of assault, Cabrera’s lawyer, Carlos Hairabedian, has told Argentine News that “The accusations come from long ago.”

Since January, the 2009 Master Champion has been sitting in a prison cell in Brazil until this week where he was moved back to Argentina with a trial date set for July.

In a recent interview, Torres Mana, said: “We have to stop him so he leaves us at peace. He thinks you are his for the rest of your life and that you have to take the attacks and constant humiliation.”

Cabrera had traveled to the U.S. in July 2020, which was not prohibited without permission, as requested due to the investigation. Prosecutors in Cordoba then issued an international arrest warrant, and Cabrera was later found and arrested in Brazil.

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11 Comments

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  1. Mr. GeoJones

    Jun 11, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Should have called Lyin Biden and ask for amnesty.

  2. Geohagen

    Jun 11, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Maybe he should have crossed and claimed asylum so he could be caught and released?

  3. juggingJ

    Jun 11, 2021 at 8:16 am

    He should have crossed the Rio Grande and sought asylum. Then he would have been caught and released to live a great life in the ole USofA.

    • Joe

      Jun 11, 2021 at 9:41 am

      Sounds about right. Biden would have given him a medal, I’m sure.

  4. Gunter Eisenberg

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    No wonder why he wasn’t there at the Champions Dinner at Augusta…

  5. geohogan

    Jun 10, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Thats how it rolls in Latin America.
    Good thing it doesnt happen in NA, eh.

  6. Jbone

    Jun 10, 2021 at 7:02 am

    With him going through all this I hope he really is guilty. Accusations can be just that.

  7. Benny

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Well said. I never liked this guy. Doesn’t suprise me he beats woman and believes he owns them.

  8. Mower

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    What a bully!

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Golf fans react to rough at Torrey Pines ahead of 2021 U.S. Open

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The rough at the U.S. Open is usually one of the biggest talking points ahead of a U.S. Open, and this year is no different.

Fans got their first look at the rough this week, with Callaway Golf posting a video of their staffer Xander Schauffele in the thick stuff at the back of the 18th green.

The video has whet the appetite for those that love to watch the best in the world suffer, but not everyone is convinced that the rough will be as penal as it appears in the video.

Check out the video below.

 

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Some users commented saying “thick”, “juicy” and “cabbage”. However, other users are a little more suspicious, with one suggesting Xander quit on the shot and another saying that the USGA will always back down and cut the rough the day before the event.

What are your thoughts on the early rough at Torrey Pines, WRXers?

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Brooks Koepka reveals what Bryson said to cause his eye-roll reaction

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Ahead of this week’s Palmetto Championship, Brooks Koepka has been sharing his perspective of his ongoing feud with Bryson DeChambeau, which he describes as “good for the game”.

The feud erupted a couple of weeks ago when a leaked video showing Koepka’s complete disdain for his rival went viral.

Many golf fans have been wanting to know if Bryson had said anything to Brooks to provoke the strong reaction, and Koepka has this week explained what went down to incite his now-famous eye-roll reaction.

“As far as that goes, he didn’t say anything to me. He wasn’t speaking to me. He was, I guess, either signing his scorecard or wherever he was, and I was just to the right of the media tent, or I guess right in front of the microphones where you guys all were.

I don’t want to say he was like screaming – he was saying something about how he hit a perfect shot and it shouldn’t have been there, and it was just very, very loud. I don’t think the mics picked up on that, but it felt like just so that the fans could hear.

With the media right there, you kind of know, hey, look, we’re all kind of in this area, just tone it down, and it was just so loud. Then I think he realised that he had gotten right behind me, and he toned it down a little bit. I just lost train of thought, which I think was pretty obvious.”

The 31-year-old also took the time to explain why he feels the ongoing feud is good for the game, even though he can understand why some traditionalists may find the affair not to their taste.

“The fact that golf’s on pretty much every news outlet for about two weeks pretty consistently, I think that’s a good thing. It’s growing the game. I get the traditionalists who don’t agree with it. I understand that, but I think to grow the game you’ve got to reach out to the younger generation.

I don’t want to say that’s what this is, but it’s reaching out to a whole bunch of people. It’s getting golf in front of people. I think it’s good for the game.”

As for how the rivalry will impact the chances of the U.S. side at the Ryder Cup, Koepka sees no issues occurring at Whistling Straits later this year, as he doesn’t expect the two to be teamed up.

“There’s only eight guys that are playing, four guys are sitting, whatever. I mean, I play with one other guy. If let’s say I don’t play with Bryson or Bryson doesn’t play with me, he takes care of his match, and I would take care of my match, and I don’t know how that has any effect.

What you do off the golf course doesn’t have any effect on the golf course.”

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‘Clowns’ – Tour pro hits out at fans saying Jon Rahm won the Memorial

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Jon Rahm’s withdrawal at the Memorial due to a positive Covid-19 test provoked a strong reaction from golf fans at the weekend, with many upset with how the situation was handled.

Some fans on social media even wanted the winner’s trophy handed to Rahm, who held a 6-shot lead at the time of his WD, and that take elicited a very strong response from Dylan Frittelli.

Following Patrick Cantlay’s win on Sunday evening, Frittelli took to social media where he branded those fans as “clowns” and before this week’s Palmetto Championship explained why.

“I described some people as clowns, talking about how Jon Rahm actually won this tournament, and it’s simply not true. Patrick Cantlay is the winner of the tournament. End of story.”

The South African added how each player on Tour has signed up to play by the rules and that it’s foolish to believe that any player would be exempt from those rules.

“I think it’s quite silly for people to go out there and think you can do something, whether it’s play professional golf, play another sport or work in business and not follow the rules. We’ve signed up to play by the rules.

If Jon Rahm picked his ball up, walked over the hole and dropped it next to it and tapped it in, I think a lot of people would be unhappy that he broke a rule.”

 

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