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Tiger Woods undergoes surgery for leg injuries suffered in California car crash

Tiger Woods was seriously injured Tuesday when his SUV rolled over and ended up on its side in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said. The golf superstar had to be extricated, and his agent said he was undergoing leg surgery.

Woods was alone in the SUV when it crashed shortly before 7:15 a.m. PT, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. No other cars were involved.

The cause of the wreck wasn’t clear. The two-lane road curves through upscale suburbs, and the northbound side that Woods was driving on descends steeply enough that signs warn trucks to use lower gears. The speed limit is 45 mph, a little over 70 km/h.

At a news conference Tuesday, the police chief and fire chief of Los Angeles County said there’s no immediate evidence that Woods was impaired in the crash, but didn’t answer follow-up questions about how they know or about how fast he was driving. Weather was not a factor in the crash, they said.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Fire Chief Daryl Osby also say Woods was conscious and able to communicate when authorities arrived to pry him from the car.

WATCH | Woods suffers leg injuries in car crash:

Golfer sustained multiple leg injuries after rollover accident in Los Angeles area and is undergoing surgery, his agent said. 1:11

Images showed the SUV on its side, with its front end heavily damaged, just off the side of a road near a hillside. An ambulance took the 45-year-old Woods to a hospital, authorities said.

“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries,” said his manager, Mark Steinberg. “He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”

Barbara Ferraro, a councilwoman in the community of Rancho Palos Verdes, said the road where Woods crashed is not winding like other stretches but it’s steep and not far from a gravel runaway truck lane that was ahead before the next traffic light.

“It’s easy to pick up speed,” Ferraro said. “Even if you’re not speeding, unless you’re actually putting on the brakes, you’ll pick up speed.”

The crash happened on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, two upscale communities about 32 kilometres south of downtown Los Angeles.

There was a second crash when a vehicle that had apparently stopped to help Woods got hit, said Christopher Thomas, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. That wreck was very minor, and no one was hurt.

WATCH | ‘Probably the best player ever’:

Lorne Rubenstein, who co-authored “The 1997 Masters: My Story” with Tiger Woods, reflects on the golfer and the man. 12:32

Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, where he presented the trophy on Sunday. He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement. A tweet Monday showed Woods in a cart smiling with comedian David Spade.

According to Golf Digest, also owned by Discovery, the TV shoot was on-course lessons for celebrities, such as Spade and Dwyane Wade, at Rolling Hills Country Club.

5th back surgery in December

Woods, a 15-time major champion who shares with Sam Snead the PGA Tour record of 82 career victories, has been recovering from Dec. 23 surgery on his lower back. It was his fifth back surgery and first since his lower spine was fused in April 2017, allowing him to stage a remarkable comeback that culminated with his fifth Masters title in 2019.

He has carried the sport since his record-setting Masters victory in 1997 when he was 21, winning at the most prolific rate in modern PGA Tour history. He is singularly responsible for TV ratings spiking, which has led to enormous increases in prize money during his career. Even at 45, he remains the biggest draw in the sport.

The SUV he was driving Tuesday had tournament logos on the side door, indicating it was a courtesy car for players at the Genesis Invitational. Tournament director Mike Antolini did not immediately respond to a text message, though it is not unusual for players to keep courtesy cars a few days after the event.

Woods feared he would never play again until the 2017 fusion surgery. He returned to win the Tour Championship to close out the 2018 season and won the Masters in April 2019 for the fifth time.

He last played Dec. 20 in the PNC Championship in Orlando, Fla., an unofficial event where players are paired with parents or children. He played with his son, Charlie, who is now 12. Woods also has a 13-year-old daughter.

During the Sunday telecast on CBS from the golf tournament, Woods was asked about playing the Masters on April 8-11 and said, “God, I hope so.” He said he feeling a little stiff and had one more test to see if he was ready for more activities.

He was not sure when he would play again.

Athletes including Mike Tyson and Magic Johnson offered hopes Woods would make a quick recovery.

“I’m sick to my stomach,” Justin Thomas, the No. 3 golf player in the world, said from the Workday Championship in Bradenton, Fla. “It hurts to see one of my closest friends get in an accident. Man, I just hope he’s all right.”

Woods has been recovering from Dec. 23 surgery on his lower back; his fifth back surgery and first since his lower spine was fused in April 2017. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

This is the third time Woods has been involved in a car investigation. The most notorious was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fire hydrant and hit a tree. That was the start of shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife with multiple women. Woods lost major corporate sponsorships, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and did not return to golf for five months.

In May 2017, Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a car parked awkwardly on the side of the road. He was arrested on a DUI charge and said later he had an unexpected reaction to prescription medicine for his back pain. Woods later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and checked into a clinic to get help with prescription medication and a sleep disorder.

Woods has not won since the Zozo Championship in Japan in fall 2019, and he has reduced his playing schedule in recent years because of injuries. The surgery Tuesday would be his 10th. He has had four previous surgeries on his left knee, including a major reconstruction after he won the 2008 U.S. Open, and the five surgeries on his back.

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Alphonso Davies out 6-8 weeks with right ankle injury suffered in Bayern Munich win

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick to help Bayern Munich continue where it left off in the Bundesliga with a 5-0 rout of Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in Berlin.

However, the winning side suffered an early blow with midfielder Alphonso Davies of Edmonton going off with a right ankle injury in the third minute. Lucas Hernandez came on for the 19-year-old Canadian.

Bayern later confirmed the former Vancouver Whitecaps star would be sidelined up to two months with ligament damage.

Lewandowski didn’t score in Bayern’s 4-0 defeat of Atletico Madrid in their Champions League opening game on Wednesday and evidently felt the need to atone as the Polish star took his tally to 10 goals in five Bundesliga games.

WATCH | Canada’s Alphonso Davies suffers ligament damage in right ankle:

19-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Alphonso Davies of Edmonton injured his right ankle at the start of their match against Eintracht Frankfurt and is expected to be out of action for 6-8 weeks. 1:59

The forward was left in too much space and broke the deadlock in the 10th, then grabbed his second with a header inside the left post from a corner in the 25th, and he completed his hat trick in the 61st.

His job done, Lewandowski was taken off in the 68th as Bayern coach Hansi Flick made three changes at once.

Leroy Sane came on for his injury comeback and marked the occasion with a fine goal inside the far post five minutes later, and the 17-year-old Jamal Musiala wrapped up the scoring in the last minute.

WATCH | Alphonso Davies’ meteoric rise through soccer ranks:

Canada’s breakout soccer star, 19-year-old Alphonso Davies, is now the first member of Canada’s national team to play for — and win — the coveted Champions League as a member of the victorious German team Bayern Munich. Davies, born in a refugee camp in Ghana, has become an inspiration to a new generation of Canadian soccer fans. 2:02

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Nursing home rationed diapers while residents suffered rashes, infections

A scathing complaint filed against top-level staff at an Alberta nursing home alleges administrators locked up diapers to limit their use while incontinent residents sat in urine-soaked pads, suffering from severe bladder and yeast infections, painful skin rashes and open wounds.

The allegation is just one of many in a complaint filed in December 2018 with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), claiming that senior staff at Athabasca Extendicare — a facility 145 kilometres north of Edmonton — did not deliver proper care and hygiene to 50 residents and that the home was constantly understaffed.

“It’s just despicable,” said Don Bryan, whose mother Sheila endured repeated bladder infections, yeast infections and skin rashes while at the home between December 2014 and November 2018, when she died at age 83.

“You don’t treat elderly people that way,” he said. “That’s just so wrong.”

Bryan, along with a resident, two former health-care aides and a nurse who resigned filed three complaints with CARNA, in December 2018. 

Their complaints — obtained by Go Public — take issue with the inner workings of the for-profit nursing home, which former staff say came at the expense of quality care.

Extendicare disagrees with a number of the allegations and said in a statement that “each resident’s room is equipped with the required [incontinent] products and staff regularly restock them as needed and without limitation.”

The Markham, Ont.-based company also said its Athabasca home is regularly audited and was “fully compliant” with provincial standards in the last audit of March 2019.

Diapers rationed, locked away

The longest, most disturbing complaint was filed by a nurse who worked at Athabasca Extendicare from April 2016 to March 2018 and then quit, Natalie Shipanoff.

She alleges the home rationed diapers — limiting most residents to three during the day and one at night. 

“Pads were a constant source of contention,” Shipanoff wrote, saying the director of care often wanted to know why so many were being used.

The director of care told staff, in a September 2017 email seen by Go Public, she was changing the access code to the room storing incontinent pads.

“The new code is not to be shared with HCA’s [health-care aides],” the director of care wrote, because “product removal was being abused.” 

From then on, HCAs would have to track down a nurse — who may not be available for hours, wrote Shipanoff — to unlock the stash of diapers. 

“What is the HCA supposed to do when the resident is full of feces and they do not have a clean pad to put the resident in?” wrote Shipanoff. 

Statistics from the Canadian Institute for Health Information indicate that from 2017 to 2018 the home had a reported urinary tract infection rate of 7.5 per cent, much higher than the national average of 4.3 per cent.

Melanie Benard, the director of policy and advocacy at the Canadian Health Coalition, says it’s “hard to imagine” there would be abuse of diapers at the home.

“Using these kinds of products that are really just used for basic hygiene and keeping patients safe clean and comfortable.”

What’s needed, she says, are national standards to ensure a level of care is met at all long-term care homes.

“There are minimal standards across the country,” she says. “And sadly even those minimal requirements are often not being met.”  

Former staff at Extendicare Athabasca say it was frustrating to see residents suffering from painful skin and bladder infections. (Craig Ryan/CBC)

In support of Shipanoff’s complaint, a former HCA writes that the facility ran out of incontinent products “multiple times” and that a diaper change “didn’t happen until the pad was 80% or more wet or soiled with feces.”

CBC News is not identifying her because she fears employment repercussions in the health-care field.

“It’s really frustrating when you’re going to go change a client and you realize you have no pads,” she told Go Public.

“It makes you feel horrible,” she said. “Like you’re just neglecting that person.”

She says trying to get Extendicare Athabasca to give certain residents more diapers “was like jumping through hoops” — requiring months of documentation about how someone is soaking through their pads, requiring bed changes or wetting their wheelchairs.

Extendicare head office declined an interview request from Go Public. Instead, the company — which operates 96 homes in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta — said in a statement it follows “well-established procedures to ensure that incontinence products are always available to our residents.”

A spokesperson also wrote that the director of care was “impelled to adjust the distribution process to address a personnel issue” for a brief time and later reinstated the “existing distribution process.”

The spokesperson did not explain the current procedures for obtaining diapers.

The statement also said the Athabasca home “is highly rated by residents, their families and government regulatory agencies.”

Bryan, seen here with his mother Sheila Bryan, says it was ‘very tough’ to watch her suffer. (Submitted by Yvonne Cumbleton)

Shipanoff also alleges HCAs were told to only use one diaper wipe when changing a resident, to save money, and that many suffered from painful health problems she attributed to poor hygiene. 

She says staff were shown how to fold a 8×10-inch wipe to get 16 different surfaces to clean a resident and describes “fungal infections (yeast infections) of the skin, especially in the groins and perineum that were being left untreated for long periods.”

She describes “red, raw and sore” skin, chronic and “foul-smelling” rash and “open areas near anus from intense scratching.” 

In an email to her supervisor, included in the complaint, Shipanoff says 20 out of 50 residents at Extendicare Athabasca have fungal infections.

In part, she blames the home’s practice of not washing residents with soap and water during a diaper change.

“Can you imagine being incontinent of stool, with an indwelling catheter, and never being washed with soap?” she asks in her complaint. “It’s disgusting.”

In her complaint, Shipanoff says she and HCAs were so concerned that they resorted to giving residents secret washes with soap and water while on the night shift.

Extendicare did not address these allegations when Go Public asked for comment.

Chronic under-staffing

All five people involved in the complaints to CARNA also describe under-staffing at Extendicare Athabasca.

The former HCA writes that many shifts were short by one or two staffers and that overtime was “very seldom approved.” 

That meant “basic care would get overlooked, call bells couldn’t be answered in a timely manner and baths were skipped.”

Extendicare did not address questions about under-staffing affecting patient care, but said it’s “not possible” to profit by reducing staff at long-term care homes in Alberta, which are partly funded by Alberta Health Services (AHS).

“If a provider does not provide the mandated hours of care, AHS recovers the unused funds,” the company said. 

Bryan kept a detailed journal of his mother’s care at Extendicare Athabasca. (Craig Ryan/CBC)

In a separate dispute, Extendicare Athabasca was recently found to have violated both a collective agreement and the province’s Nursing Homes Act for not having a registered nurse on duty at all times. 

Extendicare had argued in arbitration that recruiting nurses in the region was difficult, and suggested that having one at the home 24 hours a day was not necessary, as long as one was on call.

The company was ordered in December to pay $ 5,000 to the United Nurses of Alberta to account for lost union dues.

A spokesperson for Alberta’s Ministry of Health said in a statement that a number of patient complaints prompted an investigation at Extendicare Athabasca in September 2018.

Among other things, it found “some opportunities for quality improvement,” including a review of the home’s “supplies practices and possible association with skin breakdown.”

The spokesperson said the nursing home passed a January 2019 audit, but there were several issues of “non-compliance,” including prevention and control of infection and medication management. Those issues were resolved by the next audit, two months later.

Bryan says he’s anxious to see the results of the complaint he filed, and that he’s been told a decision will be coming shortly. But he says it won’t change the haunting memories of his mother’s care.

“Just the fact that … she had to suffer through all that stuff,” he said. “Nobody should go through that. Nobody.”

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Chris Harrison Says ‘Bachelor’ Star Peter Weber Suffered a Freak Accident But is ‘100% OK’ (Exclusive)

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‘No evidence’ Kaillie Humphries suffered harassment from coach, Calgary judge hears

The investigation into Kaillie Humphries’ harassment complaint against her former coach and Bobsleigh Canada has been completed, with a finding that her allegations have not been substantiated, a Calgary judge heard in court Monday.

Humphries, 34, is suing Bobsleigh Canada for $ 45 million for blocking her release from the team and breaching their contract relating to athlete and coach code of conduct.

Lawyers for the athlete and Bobsleigh Canada appeared in a Calgary courtroom Monday morning for an injunction hearing.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist has asked the judge to order her release from this country’s team, which would allow her to compete for the United States. 

That decision will be made Tuesday at 9 a.m. MT by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Charlene Anderson.

‘They don’t want her’

Bobsleigh Canada lawyer Arif Chowdhury argued Humphries has received 15 years’ worth of mostly publicly funded training designed “to create international and Olympic champions.”

Chowdhury said a written release from Bobsleigh Canada is required, to prevent athletes from taking advantage of one country’s training program and competing for another. 

The governing body also suggested Humphries has not exhausted internal remedies and asked Anderson for a stay of proceedings, arguing the court doesn’t have the jurisdiction to hear this case. Chowdhury said Humphries must take her concerns to the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) first.

But Jeffrey Rath, Humphries’ lawyer, says because her contract expired in June, those rules don’t apply. 

Competing for the U.S. is Humphries’ only option, Rath argued. 

“Bobsleigh Canada has made it clear they don’t want her to compete for them,” Rath told the judge.

Humphries ‘driven off’ team: lawyer

The two-time Olympic gold medallist is one of Canada’s most decorated athletes.

A year ago, Humphries filed a harassment complaint with Bobsleigh Canada, alleging verbal and mental abuse from her former coach, Todd Hays, in the 2017-18 season. She now lives in the United States and wants to compete for that country.

According to her lawyer, Humphries was essentially “driven off” the Canadian bobsled team after filing the complaint. 

If Humphries is to compete for the United State Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF) in the 2019-20 season, she needs the release letter from Bobsleigh Canada and an acceptance letter from USBSF by Sept. 30. 

Punitive behaviours alleged

By allowing Hays’s abusive behaviour, the suit alleges he and Bobsleigh Canada were in breach of their contracts. 

Humphries has been waiting for more than a year for the national sport organization to complete its internal investigation.

In her statement of claim, Humphries says that after filing the complaint, Hays took actions to ensure she would not compete with Bobsleigh Canada. 

Humphries was not invited to training camps and was told that if she tried to compete for Canada, she’d be given an older sled that would not have been competitive or safe, according to the claim.

The document also claims other athletes were threatened with blacklisting if they worked with Humphries.

Humphries ‘has suffered and continues to suffer monetary damages in the form of loss of reputation, sponsorships, revenue opportunities including branding opportunities and economic losses,” reads the statement of claim.

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Meghan McCain Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage in Emotional First-Person Essay

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‘Married at First Sight’ Star Jamie Otis Reveals She Suffered Another Miscarriage

Jamie Otis is sharing some devastating news with her fans.

The Married at First Sight star revealed on Friday that she suffered another miscarriage, less than a month after she and husband Doug Hehner announced that they were expecting their second child together.

“So thankful for this little one and her daddy.🙏🏻 Our doc appointment didn’t go well today.😢,” Otis wrote alongside a photo of herself and her 1-year-old daughter, Henley Grace. “I’m devastated. We’ve had a ‘failed miscarriage.’ Our baby formed and there was an amniotic sac, but while the amniotic sac continued to grow the baby stopped at some point.😰 We had three options. 1) Wait for my body to miscarry our baby naturally. 2) Go to the hospital and have a D&C. 3) Take medication to help my body miscarry quicker.”

“I really don’t want to have to go to the OR and have a D&C for obvious reasons. I’d love for my body to just naturally take the proper course, but since we don’t know how long that would take and since there’s a small risk for infection I opted to take the medicine and hope and pray it works so I don’t have to have a D&C.🙏🏻,” she continued.

Thanking everyone for their “love, support, prayers, and encouragement,”  Otis wrote that she would be “spending the rest of the day in bed thanking God from the bottom.of.my.heart for our rainbow baby, @henleygracehehner 👶🏼🌈 Feeling so blessed to have her to hold while my heart aches!🙏🏻.”

Otis and Hehner tied the knot on the first season of Married at First Sight in 2014.The pair welcomed Henley Grace in August of 2017 after losing a son they named Johnathan Edward four months into Otis’ 2016 pregnancy. In September of 2018, Otis revealed that she had suffered an early miscarriage just days after celebrating a positive pregnancy test.

“We have to wait a cycle before trying again, but I am on a mission to make Gracie a big sis now,” she told her fans on social media. “…Has this happened to anyone else where you go through a loss & then all you want – the only healing thought – is to become pregnant with a healthy pregnancy?! This happened to me after our sweet Johnathan👼🏼💙 & the same feelings have come back.🙏🏻🏼👶🏼🌈💗.”

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‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Maci Bookout Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage of a Baby Girl

Maci Bookout is opening up about a painful secret in a sneak peek clip for Teen Mom OG. In the clip, the 26-year-old mother of threeis speaking with her husband, Taylor McKinney, about the possibility of having another child.

Taylor says he’d like to have another baby, while Maci expresses interest in adopting. Maci is already mom to son Bentley, 9, from a previous relationship and to daughter Jayde, 2, and son Maverick, 19 months, with McKinney.

“What kind of timeline are you thinking about for adoption?” Taylor asks Maci in the clip.

“A year or two years,” she replies. “But I think we both agree that when we adopt we do not want to adopt a baby. We want to adopt a child. If you seriously want to have another baby, then I’ll do it, but I still want to adopt too. And if that’s really what you want naturally, I want to do it now.”

“If we want it to happen, it’s going to happen like that,” Taylor says, snapping his fingers.

“You’re forgetting something,” Maci responds, looking serious. “Think about it.”

Taylor excuses himself to go to the bathroom, and Maci tells her producer, “I had a miscarriage. Her name was Dandy, Dandelion.”

Taylor then says he doesn’t want to talk about the experience on-camera, to which Maci says, “I think it’s important for people that are watching that we talk about it.”

“I’d like to talk to our parents about it first,” an upset-looking Taylor replies.

Teen Mom OG airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

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