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Nerves of Steele

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.Brendan Steele and Jason Dufner at least can make a name for themselves at this weekend’s PGA Championship. Until that big trophy is handed out today, however, this major remains...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gentlemen, start your tanks!

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – A decade ago, Jeff Burton chased Jeff Gordon for the victory at Watkins Glen International, trading paint with the four-time NASCAR Cup champion on the final lap but settling...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Home? Or overseas? That is the question.

BEAUMONT, TexasDecision time is approaching for NBA players mulling moves overseas.More than a month into the lockout that appears far from a resolution, Boston guard Rajon Rondo, Milwaukee forward...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tiger takes his ball and goes home

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Tiger Woods’ stunning downfall has gotten worse: He missed the cut at the PGA Championship.The player who once dominated golf headed home Friday after shooting a 10-over 150 at...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Who are these guys?

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.Jason Dufner couldn’t have seen this coming. Not after missing the cut in his last four PGA Tour tournaments.Ditto for Keegan Bradley, whose career is just getting started. Heck,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Worried about getting bumped? Not Lohse

ST. LOUIS – Kyle Lohse responded to getting bumped in the rotation with a strong outing. He wasn’t about to criticize manager Tony La Russa’s decision.“I’ve felt fine physically,” Lohse said after...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stricker strikes, but what were you watching?

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.Steve Stricker stood a mere 10 feet away from the lowest round ever in a major, a captivating moment at any other championship.Not this one.Not with U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Just what are the preseason rules of engagement?

ARLINGTON, TexasThe tradition goes back generations, to the days when the NFL still referred to preseason games as “exhibitions.”One coach calls the other, and they decide things like how long to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Three for McGee

ARLINGTON, TexasTim Tebow scrambled far to his left, inches from the sideline, saw some resistance and headed back the other way. He was around the middle of the field when he decided to pass,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Guess what? Much-maligned Tebow is having ‘fun’

ENGLEWOOD – Tim Tebow insists he’s a happy camper unfazed by his many critics who are blasting him over his inconsistent performances at the Denver Broncos training camp.“I just have fun, you know,...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Doubting Thomas? The Broncos aren’t

ENGLEWOODJulius Thomas traded in his basketball sneakers for football cleats a year ago, and now he’s pulling down receptions for the Denver Broncos like he did rebounds for Portland State.The...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

(Not so) Great Expectations

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.Even as he took the high road Wednesday in a nasty split with his longtime caddie, Tiger Woods lowered his standard of success on the eve of the PGA Championship.It wasn’t long ago...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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