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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The head of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says the worlds top four male golfers have withdrawn from the games because there is no money to be won -- not because of the Zika virus.They tried to blame Zika, but the media have shown that they are not coming because theres no prize money, Rio organizing committee President Carlos Nuzman said Saturday, speaking with the games set to open in just under three weeks.Jordan Spieth withdrew this week from the Olympics, citing Zika. He joined Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, and Rory McIlroy in also saying Zika was the main reason for skipping the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years.Their absence could be a setback for golfs future in the Olympics. IOC President Thomas Bach has said that golfs future may rest on its ability to get top players to show up.Golf is guaranteed a spot in the Tokyo Olympics in four years, but could be vulnerable after that.Zika is much worse in Florida than in Brazil, and golfers are playing in Florida, Nuzman said.Male golfers have also cited security worries, and some have complained that Olympic golf has been wedged into an already crowded tour schedule.Rio has myriad Olympic problems: Zika, security concerns, severe water pollution and sluggish ticket sales.Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes warned in the wake of the attack Thursday in Nice, France, that fans in Rio could face more checks, more roadblocks and more delays.Probably the security forces are going to demand more blockades, more inconvenient things, Paes said.Nuzman, speaking at a debate sponsored by a local magazine, seemed to be bracing for small crowds at some Olympic venues. Organizers says about 70 percent of tickets have been sold.I dont think we need too much public, he said, adding that smaller venues could save money.Television does an extraordinary job, with cameras everywhere, he added. Nobody can walk a step without a camera filming it.Nuzman also said he expected Rios suspended drug-testing lab to be ready when the games open Aug. 5. He expected the World Anti-Doping Agency to give its approval in a few days.The suspension has been an embarrassment for local organizers and a headache for the International Olympic Committee, which could be forced to send blood and urine samples abroad for testing if the lab remains closed.---SNTV producer Filipe de Almeida contributed to this report.---Stephen Wade on Twitter: http://twitter.com/StephenWadeAP .His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/stephen-wade Swell Bottle Sale . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. Swell Bottle Australia . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. http://www.swellbottlesaleaustralia.com/swell-water-bottle-sale.html . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. Swell Traveller Bottle Australia . -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. Swell Wenge Wood . Here are his mid-season NBA awards. MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. Considering that his team has been without star guard Russell Westbrook and with the free agent departure of sharpshooter Kevin Martin, hes had to carry the majority of the load to not only keep his team afloat but more importantly, at an elite level. FCS Playoffs Second RoundThe Matchup -- New Hampshire (8-4) at No. 4 seed James Madison (10-1)Kickoff -- 2 p.m. ET at Bridgeforth Stadium (24,877) in Harrisonburg, VirginiaCoverage -- ESPN3Series -- Tied 8-8Players to Watch -- RB/KR Dalton Crossan (1,189 rushing yards, 145.8 all-purpose ypg, 12 TDs), CB/PR Casey DeAndrade (66 TT, 3 INTs, 10 PBU), DE Cam Shorey (40 TT, 10 TFL, 3 sacks); James Madison: QB Bryan Schor (156 of 213, 2,026 yards, 18 TDs, 3 INTs; 91 carries, 545 yards, 9 TDs), RB Khalid Abdullah (205 carries, 1,300 yards, 17 TDs), CB Taylor Reynolds (39 TT, 2 INTs, 8 PBU)The Skinny -- James Madison, the CAA Football champ, won the regular season meeting 42-39 on Oct. 15, and it had to hold on as New Hampshire scored the final 27 points of the fourth quarter. Wildcats quarterback Adam Riese led the rally off the bench and last week the lefty passed for a career-high 273 yards with four total touchdowns in a 64-21 playoff rout of Lehigh. All-purpose threat Crossan added 184 rushing yards with three TDs as the offense racked up a season-high 637 yards of total offense. Still, the offensive line allows too many sacks (33). On defense, UNH has scored seven TDs to lead all FCS teams. The Wildcats, who tied for second place in the CAA, are appearing in the playoffs for the 13th strraight season under two-time Eddie Robinson Award winner Sean McDonnell.dddddddddddd There is a lot of pressure on James Madison, which has lost its opening playoff game at home each of the past two seasons, although first-year coach Mike Houston was not a part of it. Schor, the CAA offensive player of the year, missed the final game and a half in the regular season with a non-throwing shoulder injury, but Houston seemingly signaled his return by tweeting a photo of Schor on the practice field last week. With the run setting up the pass, the Dukes rank second in the FCS in scoring offense (47.7 ppg) and third in total offense (522 ypg). Abdullah has gone over 100 rushing yards in nine of the last 10 games, but the exception was against New Hampshire (12 carries, 57 yards). The Dukes have great athleticism in the secondary with Reynolds and safety Raven Greene.Up Next -- The winner will play either Chattanooga (9-3) or No. 5 seed Sam Houston State (11-0) in the quarterfinals Dec. 9 or 10.Prediction -- The Dukes believe the fourth quarter up at Durham wasnt reflective of their tremendous season. Theyve been the best CAA team all season. James Madison, 35-28. ' ' '

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