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Tiger 7 over in Ireland Pro-Am

Tiger Woods looked just as out of form in a celebrity Pro-Am Monday as he did on the PGA Tour. Woods arrived in Ireland just hours after his 46th-place finish at the AT&T National in Pennsylvania and shot 7-over-par 79 in the first round of the J.P. McManus Invitational Pro-Am.

The unranked event in County Limerick featuring Hollywood celebrities and Irish billionaires was his first overseas event since revelations of his extramarital affairs surfaced last year.

Woods' opening round at the 7,453-yard, par-72 Adare Manor Golf Resort included six bogeys and a double bogey. At the sixth tee, he stopped at a concession stand and munched on two bunless burgers. "Don't you want any ketchup?" a fan asked. "I'm good," Woods replied.

NFL

Ex-Raiders QB Russell arrested

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell has been charged with possession of a controlled substance - codeine syrup - after being arrested at his home in Alabama, authorities said.

The former No. 1 draft choice in 2007 was arrested as part of an undercover narcotics investigation, said Mobile County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Myles. She would not say what led to his arrest. She said he did not have a prescription for the codeine.

Russell, 24, who graduated from high school in Mobile, was booked into the city jail and released soon afterward on $2,500 bond, online records show.

The Raiders released Russell, considered one of the NFL's biggest draft busts, in May after he won only seven of his 25 starts and was benched.

League switches credit cards

British banker Barclays has scored the credit card business for the NFL, pushing out Bank of America with its first sports credit card deal. Now, customers of the Charlotte, N.C., bank have to spend reward points before they expire next month.

They have until the end of August, just before Barclays' new program begins in September.

- AP

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