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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Olympic boxing is bloody again.Men are fighting without headgear for the first time in 36 years, making the sport debatably safer and undoubtedly more attractive to fans. But the most tangible consequence is gore: More than a dozen boxers at the Rio Games have already incurred significant facial cuts in the first six days of the tournament.Algerian middleweight Ilyas Abbadi was unsure how he got the 1 1/2-inch gash outside his left eye during his victory over Congos Mpi Ngamissengue on Tuesday, but blood trickled down his face during the bout. The cleaned-up wound still gaped to reveal bloody tissue afterward, and he could only hope his training staff could close it satisfactorily before his next fight Friday.Now I know the value of the headgear, Abbadi said through a translator. I think for the amateurs, that would be better. I would prefer to fight with headgear, but this is how it is.The Olympics are the amateur games biggest showcase by far, and the sport desperately hoped a major cut wont ruin a fighters hopes through medical disqualification. It happened for the first time Thursday, when a 2-inch cut near Armenian welterweight Vladimir Margaryans right eye forced the stoppage of his bout with Cuban gold medalist Roniel Iglesias after just 87 seconds.Margaryans coach, Karen Aghamalyan, said his fighter already had a cut from his first Olympic bout four days earlier. Ringside physicians couldnt close the gash when it re-opened in the first minute against Iglesias, who was a heavy favorite.In pro boxing, the sight of blood on a fighters face and chest is common -- and an undeniable part of the sports primal lure. But that visceral reminder of the sports inherent violence had been rare in the modern amateur game until the International Boxing Association (AIBA) removed headgear from its fighters in 2013, citing scientific studies claiming protective padding actually increases brain injury.Although AIBA has worked to improve its boxers fighting styles to minimize head clashes, cuts have become a steady occurrence at major tournaments ever since, often when two skulls collide in an up-close exchange of punches.The absence of headgear has led to several grisly, compelling scenes in preliminary bouts.Russias Adlan Abdurashidov and Algerias Reda Benbaziz both were cut Tuesday during their lightweight bout, which was stopped twice in the second round for Abdurashidov to receive medical attention. Blood dripped steadily from Benbazizs face in the third.The guy was using his head a lot, and he received a warning from the judge, Benbaziz said after winning the decision despite a 2-inch cut through his right eyebrow, which was already swelling moments after the bout. Yeah, it will affect my next fight, but we will have to fight with an injury. I wish I could be using the headguard.Abdurashidov could only grimace in frustration, blood caked to his upper chest above his tank top.The first minute after the cut, it was very uncomfortable for me, Abdurashidov said. I took some punches because of my eye. It was from a head-butt. Usually, its very good to fight without headgear, but today it was a minus. In general, its better for me without.Abdurashidov echoed the feelings of many fighters, who appear to be roughly split on the change. Despite the risk, many boxers prefer the increased peripheral vision and freedom of movement allowed by an uncovered head.I dont like getting cut, but I prefer to fight without headgear, said Irelands David Oliver Joyce, who was left bloodied by a clash of heads in his loss to Azerbaijans Albert Selimov. Im more of a pro-style boxer, and for the past couple of years, the amateur system suited me.Amateur boxers began wearing headgear between the 1980 Moscow Games and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Organizers believed the cushions around the skull and cheeks would cut down on concussions and other serious head injuries, but they also protected fighters from bloody damage, allowing them to compete in a multi-fight tournament with almost no cuts.With fighters faces hidden behind bulky padding, the amateur sport gradually lost its long-held status as a must-see Olympic event. The headgear era roughly coincided with the move to a computer-based, punch-counting scoring system.Both factors contributed to Olympic boxings evolution into a sometimes plodding sport derided as fencing with gloves, with fighters rewarded for light punches and elusiveness over power, toughness and combinations.AIBA has returned to a pro-style scoring system since the London Games. The resulting sport is more attractive in almost every manner, and the bouts in Rio have generally been more compelling -- but the blood on the fighters faces portends a potential problem.Professional boxers get several months of recovery time between bouts. Olympic boxers must fight up to five times in a nine-day span, with no time for significant cuts to heal in any meaningful way.So fighters will punch and pray.Russian bantamweight Vladimir Nikitin bled all over himself while beating Vanuatus Boe Warawara on Wednesday. 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No one could.Vegas rallied to win the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday by birdieing the final three holes at Glen Abbey for an 8-under 64 and 1-stroke victory.With his victory, Vegas earned $1,062,000 and punched his ticket to the PGA Championship, the years final major championship, which starts Thursday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.The 29-year-old Venezuelan Olympian began the day 5 strokes behind leader Brandt Snedeker and 4 behind U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and Canadian amateur Jared du Toit. Vegas had five straight birdies on Nos. 2-6, bogeyed the par-4 eighth and birdied the par-5 13th. He then birdied the par-5 16th, par-4 17th and par-5 18th to post a 12-under 276.He tied for fourth last week in Alabama in the event opposite the British Open. He shot a course-record 61 in the second round.Thats the fortunate breaks that sometimes you need to be a champion on the PGA Tour, Vegas said. Its a great feeling. I mean, last week, I had a 6-shot lead going into the weekend and lost by 3. I was 5 back starting today and won by 1. Its a crazy sport. Youve just got to keep your head down and play hard.Sundays performance gave Vegas his second PGA Tour career victory.?Vegas won the 2011 Bob Hope Classic.?He received a two-year tour exemption and a spot in the Masters next year.Starting the round, I knew that if I could get to 12 under, literally thats the number I had in my mind, Vegas said. I didnt know that it was going to be enough, obviously, to win by 1, but I knew it was going to give me a good chance.Vegas did some soul-searching after last weeks loss in Alabama.I haad a long talk with my parents.ddddddddddddI had a long talk with my golf teachers about what was missing, what was the missing component of the formula to win, Vegas said. Obviously, we had a long talk, a lot of things came out. Came this week with a completely different approach about things, and obviously, it worked out.Johnson, Jon Rahm and Martin Laird tied for second. Johnson eagled the 16th and birdied the 18th for a 69. Laird finished with two pars in a 67.I played really nicely. I feel like Im hitting the ball really well, Johnson said. Im really looking forward to going into next week. I think the game is in really good shape. Do a little practice on the putting in the next few days over at Baltusrol. But other than that, Im really confident in the game right now. I feel like everything is going really well.Rahm, du Toits former Arizona State teammate, birdied Nos. 16 and 18 in a 67. The Spaniard was making his fourth start since he turned professional.?Rahm tied for third in his pro debut late last month at Congressional.Snedeker, the 2013 winner at Glen Abbey, shot a 71 to tie for fifth at 10 under. He birdied the 16th and closed with two pars.Du Toit tied for ninth at 9 under after a 71. 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