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Adam Scott thinks 2020 Olympics aren’t a ‘responsible decision’

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Adam Scott was one of the first golfers eligible to play in the Olympics to opt out of the Tokyo Games. And as the Games are set to begin at the end of next week, he has no regrets. Scott, in fact, believes the Olympics shouldn’t take place at all this year.

“Definitely no second thoughts about it,’’ Scott said in advance of the British Open, which begins with Thursday’s opening round at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England. “It’s questionable really whether [the Olympics] should go ahead, an event of that scale. The fan situation is not good at the moment. I don’t think certain parts of the world understand the fear that the Japanese are experiencing at the moment. They’re not as advanced vaccination wise as some other areas. You have to question whether it’s really a responsible decision to go ahead.

“But that’s not really why I’m not going anyway. I’ve been home seven weeks so far this year, and it’s hard to justify another week away.’’

Scott also skipped the 2016 Games when golf returned to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Adam Scott of Australia plays his shot from the first tee during a practice round ahead of The 149th Open at Royal St George’s Golf Club
Adam Scott was one of the first golfers to opt out of the Olympics.
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This week is Scott’s first major championship as a 40-year-old. He said watching Phil Mickelson win the PGA Championship at age 50 in May gave him “motivation.’’

“From a distance, I’ve been able to see the effort he’s put into his body physically the last few years to keep him out contending, so it certainly can be done,’’ Scott said. “There are always exceptions to the rules like Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker, who really, you could argue, played their best golf in their 40s. I certainly feel like with where everything sits, the big picture for me at the moment, I think that the best stuff can still come.’’


Scott, who calls himself a big tennis fan, loved that fellow Aussie Ash Barty won the Wimbledon women’s singles title last weekend.

“Like everybody in Australia, I’m a huge fan of Ash,’’ Scott said. “She’s brilliant. She’s having a great year, too. To win Wimbledon, it’s like winning The Open or the Masters, isn’t it, for a golfer? It feels like that. So, it is incredibly significant. She played great, and it would be fun to keep that Aussie theme going and kind of take Wimbledon away from the U.K., and The Open trophy.’’


Jon Rahm gained the No. 1 world ranking when he won the U.S. Open last month, unseating Dustin Johnson. Last week, thanks to the complicated Official World Golf Ranking system, Johnson regained the No. 1 spot, though he didn’t even play, while Rahm finished seventh at the Scottish Open.

Johnson has played once since the U.S. Open, finishing in a tie for 25th at the Travelers Championship.

“We didn’t talk about it,’’ Johnson said of he and Rahm about the rankings flip. “I mean, the rankings, they’re tough to figure out. Obviously, if you play well, you get to No. 1. I need to continue to play well if I want to stay there. Obviously, Jon has been playing really well lately. I need to step up my game a little bit.’’

For Rahm, he said his overwhelming emotion of winning the U.S. Open, his first career major victory, was relief.

“I did have a sense of relief after winning the first major,’’ he said. “I felt like for the better part of five years, all I heard is ‘major, major, major’ just because I was playing good golf, as if it was easy to win a major championship.

“But the fact that you are expected to win one means nothing, but you’re playing good golf, so a bit of relief in that sense, but it doesn’t really change. There’s still the next one to win, so I still come with the same level of excitement obviously and willingness to win.’’


Brooks Koepka was at Royal St. George’s as a spectator for the 2003 Open Championship, with his mother and brother, Chase.

“I came over here when I was a little kid, watched Ben [Curtis] win,’’ Koepka said. “Me and my brother and my mom came. I must have been like 10 years old or something [actually 13]. We got the opportunity to come over here and play St. Andrews, Carnoustie, come watch I think the final round of the Open.

“It’s kind of funny, I think with about three holes left, I remember Thomas took a few out of the bunker, and I think Ben was maybe a group or two behind him, but I ended up falling asleep right in the little pavilion to the right of 18 and didn’t even see the finish. I remember getting yelled at by my mom — ‘I didn’t bring you over here to fall asleep’ kind of deal.’’

US golfer Brooks Koepka (L) and his caddie Ricky Elliott (R) walk down the 2nd fairway during a practice round for The 149th British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's,
Brooks Koepka (l) has fond memories as a fan at Royal St. George’s.
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Koepka, who has the best combined score to par at major championships since 2016 by a lot (he’s 84-under par in that span, followed by Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele at 21-under par), conceded his performances at the British Open haven’t been great — and he offered a reason for that.

“I probably haven’t played my best over here,’’ he said. “I think over the last couple years, I don’t want to say it’s been a distraction, but I’ve won the PGA or the U.S. Open before, and I’ve enjoyed those weeks after a little too much.’’

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
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There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
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He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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