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Lefty finally gets it right in Britain

GULLANE, Scotland Phil Mickelson is mystified no more by links golf. He has his name etched in a silver claret jug to prove it. Mickelson delivered his best closing round ever in a major Sunday –...

DATE: July 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Over the hill but not quite over the hump

The designated hitter turned 40 this year. Fittingly, it’s having sort of a mid-life crisis. Never before has the imbalance between the American and National Leagues regarding Rule 6.10 been more...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Astro shoots for the cycle

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

PEDs, Pirates and Puig are poised ...

Much of the focus as baseball heads into the second half is on the possible suspensions of Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and a handful of All-Stars implicated in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Who’s the best DH of all-time?

At 40 years and counting, the designated hitter debate continues in baseball. Inarguably, though, some of the game’s greatest batters have been able to extend or enhance their careers with the DH...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

It’s not the Rockies’ rotation

DENVER – The Rockies’ starters have found their groove just as the offense has gone cold. It has added up to a rough month for the surprising contenders in the NL West. Jeff Samardzija pitched...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

What will USA Hockey look like in Russia?

Now that the NHL officially is on board to send players to the 2014 Olympics, USA TODAY Sports hockey columnist Kevin Allen offers his projections on who is likely to be playing for the U.S. team...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA is holding for Holden

Ninety minutes. That’s how long any soccer player who starts a game expects to be on the field. For Stuart Holden, playing a full match had become anything but routine. The midfielder who has...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Froome has all but won 100th Tour

ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France – Chris Froome has two hands firmly on the Tour de France trophy. All that remains is for the British rider to raise it above his head before cheering crowds in Paris on...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Westwood Won?

GULLANE, Scotland Lee Westwood is positioned to win the first major title of his career. Sound familiar. Long considered one of the best players without a major victory on his résumé, the...

DATE: July 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies find an offense to match its pitching

DENVER Carlos Gonzalez homered, and Todd Helton had three of the Colorado Rockies’ 13 hits in a 9-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Troy Tulowitzki, Dexter Fowler and Wilin Rosario had...

DATE: July 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL: Let the Games begin

NEW YORK – Now that the NHL knows for sure it will take a break for next year’s Sochi Games, the league has released its long-awaited schedule that features realignment and a slew of new division...

DATE: July 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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