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Norway's Kristoff wins 12th Tour de France stage as Italy's Nibali retains yellow jersey

...Talansky pulled out before the stage because of severe back pain from previous crashes. The Garmin-Sharp leader who...Dauphine in June rode for several hours with excruciating back pain on Wednesday, when he finished last on the 11th stage.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-17/norways-kristoff-win
Tiger Woods hopes extra work leads to long stay at British Open

...hopes of avoiding an early departure.Woods has played only two competitive rounds in the past four months because of back pain that led to surgery. That's why he chose to get to England a day earlier than usual ? Saturday ? to get acclimated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-15/tiger-woods-hopes-extra-work
Tiger Woods makes early return to Royal Liverpool

...ended last year without a major for the fifth consecutive year, and got off to a slow start this year with recurring back pain that eventually led to surgery.He has had a chance to win on Sun day in the past two British Opens. He tied for third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-12/tiger-woods-make-early-retur
Augusta veterans turn to Rep. John Barrow to get Veterans Affairs disability benefits

...scrotum, but Grant, 69, now says the swelling has returned, along with post-traumatic stress disorder and severe back pains.In the past 20 years, Grant has petitioned four times for more disability compensation and has been examined on three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-03/augusta-veterans-turn-rep-jo
Energy is up with Tiger Woods' return

...is."That's a question that won't be answered untiltoday, when Woods returns after a three-month hiatus from back pain and caused him to have surgery March 31. His opening round at Congressional will be his first competition in 109 days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-06-25/energy-tiger-woods-return
Tiger says recovery is ahead of schedule

...Woods made his first public appearance in golf shoes since he walked gingerly off the golf course at Doral on March 9 with back pain that first presented itself in August 2012. He had back surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve March 31.Asked for an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-06-24/tiger-says-recovery-ahead-sc
Tiger Woods won't play in U.S. Open

...78 while suffering what he called back spasms. He withdrew in the middle of the final round at the Honda Classic with back pain a week earlier.Woods is a three-time U.S. Open champion, one short of the record shared by Jack Nicklaus, Ben...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-05-28/tiger-woods-wont-play-us-ope
Jeff Gordon says he will retire if back pain persists

...Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon said Friday he will have to retire if he continues to suffer the same, excruciating back pain that he did before last weekend's Coca-Cola 600.The 42-year-old Gordon is in no hurry to slow down. But he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-30/jeff-gordon-says-he-will-r
Fred Couples | The Masters

...eighth and responded by closing strongly to finish with even-par 72 and remain at 5-under as he continued to battle back pain. Couples stays on top from get-go Posted: 04/12/10 Fred Couples, the sockless and ageless one, will look back...

http://www.augusta.com/masters/players/bios/Fred_Couples.shtml
Tiger Woods won't play in U.S. Open

...78 while suffering what he called back spasms. He withdrew in the middle of the final round at the Honda Classic with back pain a week earlier.Woods is a three-time U.S. Open champion, one short of the record shared by Jack Nicklaus, Ben...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/latest-news/tiger-woods-wont-play-us-open