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New Zealand teen sensation Lydia Ko announced Friday she had signed with management giant IMG Worldwide, just two months after turning professional following a stellar amateur career. The 16-year-old, who won her first pro tournament in Taiwan on Sunday is already ranked number four in the world, generating a wave of hype that has seen Time magazine name her as one of the world's most influential teens. Ko, whose grounded attitude has impressed pundits, said having IMG manage her affairs would allow her to concentrate on her game. "My family and I spoke with many candidates and IMG emerged as the clear choice to represent me, in large part because of their global reach," she said in a statement.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Tooryalai Wesa was sitting in his office just three months after starting his new job as governor of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan when he heard the deafening noise of rockets and bombs exploding nearby.