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  • 20 August 2019
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Indias Anirban Lahiri shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead in the CIMB Classic.Coming off a playoff loss last week in the Asian Tours Macau Open, Lahiri had a 19-umnder 197 total after opening with consecutive 66s at TPC Kuala Lumpur. He had nine birdies and double bogey Saturday in the tournament sanctioned by the PGA Tour and the Asian Tour.Defending champion Justin Thomas had a 71 to drop into a tie for second with Scotlands Russell Knox (68). Thomas started the back nine bogey-double bogey-bogey, parred the 13th and birdied the final five.Derek Fathauer (68), James Hahn (69) and Hideki Matsuyama (69) were 14 under.Ryan Moore, the 2013 and 2014 winner, was tied for 17th at 10 under after a 70.BLUE BAY LPGAHAINAN, China -- Jessica Korda caught Minjee Lee in the Blue Bay LPGA. Ariya Jutanugarn made up even more ground to move into contention for her sixth victory of the season.Korda shot a 6-under 66 at Jian Lake to make up seven strokes on Lee for a share of the lead, and Jutanugarn had a 65 to cut her deficit from 10 to two shots and get in the final group Sunday.In hot and mostly calm conditions four days after Typhoon Sarika hit the South China Sea beach resort, Korda had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and got up-and-down for another on the par-5 18th.Lee had a 73, also getting up-and-down for birdie on 18 to match Korda at 11-under 205. The 20-year-old Australian began the day six strokes ahead after shooting 65-67 the first two rounds.The second-ranked Jutanugarn had the best round of the day on the course with difficult to hit valleys and plateaus on the large greens. 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LOS ANGELES -- The Rams are 4-7 in their first season back in Los Angeles, and now they seemingly have alienated one of the franchises most popular players.Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, a star when the team last played on the West Coast, said Monday in a phone conversation with ESPN that Rams coach Jeff Fisher basically told Dickerson he didnt want him on the sideline during games because some of his public comments have made players uncomfortable.According to Dickerson, Fisher later backtracked in that conversation after Dickerson defended his right to speak out, but Dickerson said he vowed to Fisher that he would never go to a Rams game as long as Fisher is the teams coach.I wont be at the Coliseum as long as Fisher is coaching, Dickerson reiterated Monday. Im a man of my word, and if I tell you something, Im going to do it.Dickerson said on AM 570 in L.A. earlier Monday that someone from upper management told him he was not welcome on the sideline. That prompted Rams COO Kevin Demoff to go on the defensive. He tweeted his support of Dickerson and later told ESPN that he didnt know where the message came from, adding: Hes always welcome at practice. Hes always welcome at games. Theres never been any message to the contrary.Later, in his scheduled briefing with the media, Fisher was asked about Dickersons not being allowed on the sideline and said, I dont know where thats coming from. Fisher then touched on a really good conversation he had with Dickerson last week and added: Id welcome him in the building. Id love to have him come in. Id love to have him come to practice. Id love to have him come in the meetings.That prompted Dickerson to reveal that it was Fisher who made the call, doing so first in a conversation with Fox Sports Radio.He said it took place a couple of Thursdays ago, and he was expecting it. At the Rams groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 17 in Inglewood, California, Dickerson said he asked for sideline passes for a few friends and was told the organization feels a little uncomfortable about his recent criticism of the team. Dickerson was told to expect a call from Demoff or general manager Les Snead.Then Fisher called. They spoke for about a half-hour, Dickerson said.According to Dickerson, Fisher said the following: Players feel uncomfortable with you coming on the sidelines, some of the stuff you said about the team, about coaches and the players. And as long as Im head coach, were not going to have that. Youre not going to be saying stuff. Youre not going to be coming to the sidelines as long as Im head coach here.Dickerson said he let Fisher finish before telling him, You think Ive been waiting on the Rams to come back to town? Thats not me. People who know me know, Im not here with my hand out. Do you feel like I owe yall something? Send me a bill.Dickerson said that after Fisher tried to interrupt him, he told the Rams coach, You can go anyplace else. You can go back to Tennessee, you can go to Cleveland, you can go to SC. Still, Im going to be Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams. Thats why I wear that gold jacket. I have the right to say what I say. Im not trying to hurt the players. ... Im a frustrrated player and a frustrated fan.dddddddddddd I watch this every week. I love the players. Im always a player first.When Fisher backtracked and said Dickerson would be welcomed back on the sideline, Dickerson said he told the coach, You dont ever have to worry about me coming to football games ever again. I like coming to games basically because of the fans -- not because of the football games.Dickerson, 56, played for the Rams from 1983 to 1987 and rushed for 7,245 yards in 65 games. He felt wronged when the Rams traded him to the Indianapolis Colts midway through the 1987 season, but he remained a fan of the organization upon retirement. Dickerson hosted the rookies at his house over the offseason, was part of the broadcast team during the preseason and attended the groundbreaking ceremony along with a handful of other luminaries.But he hasnt minced words about the Rams shortcomings. Dickerson has harshly criticized the offensive line, talked openly about how boring the offense can be and even questioned the credentials of quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke, who he doesnt believe has earned the right to coach a No. 1 overall pick in Jared Goff.Demoff called Dickerson on Monday to try to set the record straight, but Dickerson was at a barbecue and didnt answer. He said he would call him back on Tuesday.When you lose football games, people are going to be outspoken, Demoff said. I think we all understand that, and I think everybody believes that Erics entitled to his opinion, as a former player, as a Hall of Famer and somebody whos been part of our family. Certainly, youre going to listen to what he has to say. But I think were all frustrated and disappointed, and I just think Erics viewpoints on his show is that. And he has every right to express himself. I dont think we would ever attempt to silence him or warn him to feel as if he doesnt have that platform.Dickerson stressed that he will remain a fan of the Rams, but it probably wont ever be the same. He said he doesnt feel welcomed by the organization, regardless of what Demoff and Fisher stated publicly. Dickerson believes Demoff and Fisher praised him publicly only because they got caught with their pants down.This didnt come from the players, Dickerson said. You think the players care about when I come on the field? You think theyre worried about that? Hell no. The players aint worried about that. This comes from upper management. This comes from Kevin Demoff and Jeff Fisher. Thats where this comes from.Dickerson makes his home in Southern California. He is a crucial part of the organizations reconnecting with the fan base it left behind more than 20 years ago. But now he will settle into the background, at least while Fisher -- with an expiring contract -- is employed.Dickerson was asked if he is hurt by all this.Of course it hurts, he said. Of course it hurts. It reminds me of the old regime of the Rams. Its the old regime all over again. Its not about the players. Its about what they want to do. Its not about winning. For me, its all about winning. ' ' '