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New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team’s progression to the final," the ICC said in a statement. The other New Zealanders in the line up are Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, and Daniel Vettori.
Former number one Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his career as he continues his battle against injuries and loss of form. Just last January Woods posted an 82 in the Phoenix Open -- his worst round as a professional -- that saw him drop outside the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time in more than three years. He then jumped from world number 221 to 75 five tournaments later in breaking through for a maiden pro career win at the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational, the first of his 79 PGA Tour titles.
UnitedHealth Group said Monday it will acquire smaller rival Catamaran for $12.8 billion, in a move they said would give them more pricing power in the pharmacy benefits business. UnitedHealth will combine Catamaran with its own pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) OptumRx, which would propel the combined company to third place in the industry behind Express Scripts and CVS Caremark. "This combination is expected to create a dynamic competitor in the PBM market by combining the strengths of Catamaran's industry-leading technology platform with the data and analytics capabilities of Optum," the two said in a statement. UnitedHealth will pay $61.50 per share for Catamaran, a 27.3 percent premium over Catamaran's closing price Friday.