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    Paige Spiranac slams Man Utd icons Cristiano Ronaldo & David Beckham as golf stunner defends ‘over-sexualising’ herself

    PAIGE SPIRANAC has slammed footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham as she defends “over-sexualising” herself.The professional golfer used their images as an example to show male sports stars also profit from being over-sexualised.
    Paige Spiranac has hit back at critics telling her to stop over-sexualising herself.
    She has said that people claiming she is “taking women back” is a “pile of s***”Credit: Twitter
    She claims male sports stars such as David Beckham have done the same.Credit: PA
    The golfer shared her views in a video titled “I said what I said” that she shared on Twitter.
    In the video, she defends female athletes such as Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka for posing for publications such as Sports Illustrated and outlines how men do the same.
    The defence comes after she has encountered people saying to her that she is “taking women back”.
    She said: “There has been a ton of discussion around female athletes and showing off their bodies.
    “People are saying ‘stop over sexualising yourself you’re taking women back, no one is going to take you seriously’.
    “I think that is a big stinking pile of s***.
    “According to Forbes, the top four highest-paid female athletes are Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Simone Biles.
    “These women have a lot in common, first of all, they are all athletic badasses, two of them being considered the greatest of all time.
    “They have business ventures outside of sports and lastly they all posed for Sports Illustrated swimsuit.
    “Women they can actually do it all.
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    “I know what you are thinking, ‘Paige, a man would never show off his body for attention or over sexualise themselves, or do it for monetary gain.’
    “Are you sure about that?”
    She then showed images of Ronaldo, Beckham and a number of other famous sportsmen posing topless.
    The 29-year-old recently showed off the USA football kit ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
    The USA have their first tournament game against Wales on November 21.
    Spiranac showed of the USA football shirt.Credit: Not known, clear with picture desk
    The golfer has a massive following on social media and shared the video with her 709.1K followers on Twitter.Credit: Instagram/@_paige.renee More

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    Paige Spiranac strips down to bra to show off USA’s kit ahead of World Cup clash with England before scathing review

    PAIGE SPIRANAC showed off the USA’s kit ahead of their World Cup showdown with England in Qatar – by stripping down to her bra.The golf beauty, 29, has traded clubs and putting greens for football.
    Spiranac has slammed the USA World Cup shirtCredit: Twitter
    Instead of wearing the jersey, Spiranac wore a tight sports braCredit: Twitter
    Spiranac will be supporting the USA regardless of her thoughts on the jerseyCredit: Instagram / @_paige.renee
    USA kick off their World Cup campaign against Wales on November 21Credit: Instagram / @_paige.renee
    And despite Spiranac undoubtedly supporting the USA on their World Cup journey, she’s not a big fan of the kit.
    Sports bra-wearing Spiranac slammed the mostly white jersey as “quite boring”.
    In a Twitter video, the social media sensation said: “Hi everyone it’s Paige and I have here the World Cup USA kit.
    “A lot of people are very disappointed because they think it’s quite boring.
    “Honestly, I have to agree.
    “They were just like ‘you know what, we are just going to mail it in’.
    “‘We’re just going to make it all white and put USA on the front’. Like, what is this?”
    USA will kick off their World Cup Group B campaign against Wales on November 21.
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    A date with England, who they faced at the South Africa World Cup in 2010, will take place four days later.
    They will then close the group against Iran on November 29, hoping to secure a knockout place.
    A date with England follows Wales, which Spiranac will be keeping an eye onCredit: Instagram / @_paige.renee
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    Gareth Bale BANNED from playing his beloved hobby golf at the Qatar World Cup

    GARETH BALE’S golf days are out of bounds at the World Cup.Wales boss Robert Page swung by Doha Golf Club during a Qatar recce in June to tee up a round for his squad.
    Gareth Bale has been banned from playing golf in QatarCredit: Alamy Live News
    Bale celebrated winning the MLS Cup with LAFC last weekendCredit: Reuters
    The Welshman is a well-documented lover of golfCredit: Getty – Contributor
    But Page says 18 holes in their downtime is off limits due to the demands the finals will bring for golf nut Bale and his team-mates.
    Page said: “We had a round of golf planned. I went to the Doha club, it’s run by a British lad. He said, ‘I’ll book you a time’.
    “But it gets dark at four o’clock. We looked at it but there are other functions we might have to do, so we will probably not get the chance to do it.”
    When asked if Page had told captain Bale, he laughed: “Yeah. There’s no golf. We’re out there to do a job.
    “In the past I may get Gareth, Kieffer Moore or Aaron Ramsey come up to me and say, ‘What’s the plan for tomorrow afternoon? Are there meetings?’
    “I’d say, ‘No, there’s no meetings, so if you want nine holes then go and play’.
    “But that is when you have a week building up to a double-header. Out there, we won’t have enough time. Every four days there is a game. It’s relentless.”
    Wales kick off their World Cup campaign — their first since 1958 — against the USA on November 21, followed by group matches with Iran and England.

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    Bale completed his domestic season with Los Angeles FC by winning the MLS Cup last Saturday, so he will be the first on camp when Wales meet up this weekend.
    The Dragons are expected to be kept in a strict Covid bubble in Qatar — like the one imposed at last summer’s Euros.
    Page said: “We will have a bubble. In Holland in June, we had Wayne Hennessey feeling terrible and Rubin Colwill flew home the night before the game.
    “Both tested negative but if it was Covid, then it could have an impact on performance.” More

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    Dow Finsterwald, Golfer Known for Some Close Calls, Dies at 93

    Finsterwald was one of the sport’s most consistent money winners. But he may be best known for twice narrowly missing out on winning the Masters.Dow Finsterwald, who captured the 1958 P.G.A. Championship and twice narrowly missed out on winning the Masters while becoming one of golf’s most consistent money winners, died Nov. 4 at his home in Colorado Springs. He was 93. His death was confirmed by his son Dow Jr., The Associated Press reported. No cause was given.Finsterwald won 11 PGA Tour events and finished in the money in 72 consecutive tournaments in the 1950s. That streak was the second longest at the time, after Byron Nelson’s 113 consecutive tournament cuts in the 1940s.“My conservative play brings the highest rewards,” Finsterwald told The New York Times after winning the P.G.A. Championship by two shots over Billy Casper. “I just keep trying to move the ball toward the hole.”Finsterwald won the 1957 Vardon Trophy for best scoring average of the year and was named the 1958 pro golfer of the year by the P.G.A.He played on four Ryder Cup-winning teams and was the nonplaying captain of the victorious 1977 American squad, which faced a British-Irish team for the last time before the event became a competition between Europe and the United States. But for all his achievements, Finsterwald endured frustration at the Masters.He finished two strokes behind the victorious Arnold Palmer, a close friend, in 1960 after incurring a two-stroke penalty for taking a prohibited practice putt. He finished tied for the lead with Palmer and Gary Player after four rounds at the 1962 Masters, but he fell to third place in the 18-hole playoff, which Palmer captured with a late charge.Finsterwald may have lacked the flair that would appeal to the galleries, but he did have a fine short game.“Jerry Barber and I were playing a practice round, $5 or $10 Nassaus,” he told The Columbus Dispatch in 2007, referring to a type of bet. “He chipped in two or three times and I called him a ‘lucky something.’ He said, ‘The more I practice, the luckier I get.’“That was the first time I’d heard that. If I was able to get a decent short game, it was because I think I worked at it a little harder than others.”Dow Henry Finsterwald was born on Sept. 6, 1929, in Athens, Ohio.When he was 14, his father, Russell, a former head football and basketball coach at Ohio University in Athens, got him a summer job at the Athens Country Club. He bought a set of clubs, went on to play for the Ohio University golf team, played on the PGA Tour as an amateur, and turned pro in November 1951.Finsterwald was the runner-up in the 1957 P.G.A. Championship, when he was upset in the final by Lionel Hebert. It was the 39th and last time the event used the match play format.He had won only four tour events going into the 1958 P.G.A. Championship, which was held at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown, Pa.Entering the fourth round, Finsterwald was two strokes behind the leader, Sam Snead, and one behind Billy Casper. He shot a 31 on the first nine on Sunday, finished with a 67 and won by two shots over Casper.Two years later, Finsterwald endured a shattering experience at the Masters.When he set the ball down for a practice putt after holing out on a second-round green, Casper, his playing partner, warned him that this was prohibited by the course rules, which were printed on the back of the scorecards.Finsterwald, unaware of the prohibition, told Casper that he had in fact taken a practice putt on a green after holing out in the first round.He then reported his transgression to the officials, who retroactively assessed a two-shot penalty for his first-round practice putt. But they did not invoke the usual automatic disqualification of a golfer who turns in an incorrect scorecard, which Finsterwald had done for the first round, in view of the delay in imposing the penalty.Palmer birdied the last two holes of the fourth round and beat Ken Venturi by one stroke — and Finsterwald by the two shots he had lost to his penalty.Finsterwald, who was considered an expert on the rules of golf, was an official at the 2013 Masters, at which Tiger Woods made an improper drop after hitting into the water in the second round. Finsterwald mentioned his 1960 Masters misadventure to the head of the competition committee, believing that it might serve as a guide on how to penalize Woods.Woods was assessed a two-shot penalty for the infraction. But, like Finsterwald, he was not disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard, since the penalty was imposed after the second round had ended. He finished in a tie for fourth place, four shots back. (Adam Scott defeated Angel Cabrera in a playoff.)After retiring from regular tour play in 1963, Finsterwald served as the director of golf at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs.Finsterwald’s wife, Linda Pedigo Finsterwald, died in 2015. They had a daughter, Jane, and four sons, Dow Jr., John, Russell and Michael, who died shortly after birth. A complete list of survivors was not immediately available.Although Finsterwald twice fell short at the Masters, the attention he received led to a job as the host of a series more than 150 syndicated television vignettes about the early 1960s, “Golf Tip of the Day,” in which he gave pointers to athletes and show-business figures.The rewards for Finsterwald were mostly limited to his becoming a modest presence as a TV personality. As he told the news website TCPalm in 2011, the shows paid him what “today would be called small peanuts.” More