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Fowler runner-up again, but nice consolation prize

HOYLAKE, England | For Rickie Fowler, this is getting downright familiar.

July 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Fowler faces McIlroy again in final group at Open

Fowler faces McIlroy again in final group at Open

HOYLAKE, England | From the time they faced each other in the Walker Cup, a couple of 18-year-olds with the world at their feet, Rickie Fowler figured he'd go at it again someday with Rory McIlroy in a major championship.

July 19, 2014 1:49 pm
Factory worker makes it a blue-collar British Open

Factory worker makes it a blue-collar British Open

HOYLAKE, England | John Singleton had just finished up a practice round along the Irish Sea when four young girls approached him from the other side of the fence.

July 16, 2014 3:02 pm
McIlroy has to get past that '2nd-round thing'

McIlroy has to get past that '2nd-round thing'

HOYLAKE, England | Rory McIlroy calls it his "second-round thing."

July 15, 2014 8:56 am
McDowell misses in all the right places at U.S. Open

McDowell misses in all the right places at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. | Graeme McDowell watched countryman and playing partner Rory McIlroy boom shot after shot, attacking the treacherous greens at Pinehurst No. 2 every chance he got.

June 12, 2014 6:40 pm
Martin Kaymer seizes lead with 65

Martin Kaymer seizes lead with 65

PINEHURST, N.C. | There was something unusual in the opening round of the U.S. Open.

June 12, 2014 6:25 pm
Spieth, Watson tied for lead

Spieth, Watson tied for lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Young and old. Even without Tiger Woods, this Masters has a little bit of everything.

April 12, 2014 6:29 pm
Going green: Prized jackets revered part of Masters history, with a few quirks along the way

Going green: Prized jackets revered part of Masters history, with a few quirks along the way

AUGUSTA, Ga. | The green jacket is one of the most revered symbols in all of sports, right up there with an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup.

April 09, 2014 6:00 pm
U.S. speedskating gambles on new suit, loses big

U.S. speedskating gambles on new suit, loses big

SOCHI, Russia | When U.S. Speedskating hooked up with Under Armour to develop a new high-tech skinsuit that would revolutionize the sport at the Winter Olympics, the vision was gold, silver and bronze.

February 15, 2014 7:45 pm
Richard Sherman is downright charming on media day

Richard Sherman is downright charming on media day

NEWARK, N.J. | Richard Sherman couldn't wait to start talking Tuesday.

January 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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PAUL NEWBERRY: An Olympic city that did it right

PAUL NEWBERRY: An Olympic city that did it right

SALT LAKE CITY | We've seen the sad pictures: weed-covered Olympic venues that were quickly of no use after their 2½ weeks of glory, largely abandoned after costing billions to build.

December 29, 2013 9:00 pm

McMurray wins largely clean race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. | Jamie McMurray won at Talladega Superspeedway in a nearly clean race until rookie Austin Dillon lost control on the final lap Sunday, allowing the winner to coast across the line under caution.

October 20, 2013 4:58 pm
After British Open collapse in 2012, Adam Scott likes being the chaser

After British Open collapse in 2012, Adam Scott likes being the chaser

GULLANE, Scotland | Funny thing, Adam Scott likes this spot even better.

July 20, 2013 6:00 pm
Royal & Ancient to study male-only golf club issue after British Open

Royal & Ancient to study male-only golf club issue after British Open

GULLANE, Scotland | Pragmatic yet defiant, the head of the Royal & Ancient issued a Hootie Johnson-like salvo in the latest battleground over male-only golf clubs: The British Open will not yield to pressure over three of its venerable clubs refusing to admit female members.

July 17, 2013 7:30 pm
Franklin gets ready to walk down high school aisle

Franklin gets ready to walk down high school aisle

Missy Franklin is starting to feel like a grown-up.

May 15, 2013 6:30 pm
PAUL NEWBERRY: Time for sports to help us heal again

PAUL NEWBERRY: Time for sports to help us heal again

In so many ways, sports can bring out the worst in us.

April 19, 2013 6:00 pm
Day leads at Masters; 14-year-old makes cut

Day leads at Masters; 14-year-old makes cut

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Jason Day is out front midway through the Masters.

April 12, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Par 3 Contest: A chance to unwind at the Masters

Par 3 Contest: A chance to unwind at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Lee Westwood's mum walked away from the ninth hole, waving her hand in front of her face on a balmy spring day.

April 10, 2013 6:48 pm
Wolverines fall in national title game despite career performance from C.P. native

Wolverines fall in national title game despite career performance from C.P. native

ATLANTA | Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.

April 08, 2013 11:20 pm Photos

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Louisville, Michigan escape shadows at Final Four

Louisville, Michigan escape shadows at Final Four

ATLANTA | The hoops teams at Louisville and Michigan are used to being overlooked.

April 07, 2013 9:30 pm
Chesterton's McGary leads Wolverines to NCAA title game

Chesterton's McGary leads Wolverines to NCAA title game

ATLANTA | Michigan is more than just five fabulous players.

April 06, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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Contrasting styles on display in Syracuse-Michigan matchup

Contrasting styles on display in Syracuse-Michigan matchup

ATLANTA | Syracuse is brimming with confidence, largely because of its suffocating style when the other team has the ball.

April 05, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Emmert defends record during contentious briefing

Emmert defends record during contentious briefing

ATLANTA | NCAA President Mark Emmert spent 15 minutes documenting the progress that the organization has made under his leadership, from making sure students go to class to fighting corruption.

April 04, 2013 7:51 pm Photos

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Louisville top overall seed in NCAA tournament

Louisville top overall seed in NCAA tournament

Louisville is the top seed in the NCAA tournament after a topsy-turvy season in college basketball, capped by another round of upsets over the weekend.

March 17, 2013 8:30 pm

Up to 7 teams may be in running for NCAA top seeds

Up to seven teams could be in the running for No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's tournament, the chairman of the selection committee said Wednesday, providing a lot more uncertainty than a year ago.

March 13, 2013 9:30 pm
Power outage stops Super Bowl for 34 minutes

Power outage stops Super Bowl for 34 minutes

NEW ORLEANS | The Super Bowl was halted for 34 minutes because of a power outage Sunday, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness in the biggest game of the year.

February 03, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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40 years ago, Irish-Tide played game for the ages

40 years ago, Irish-Tide played game for the ages

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. | Ara Parseghian still remembers every little detail of that dreary night in New Orleans nearly four decades ago, when two titans of college football met for the first time.

January 07, 2013 6:30 pm

Tide, Irish go old school on way to title game

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | The BCS championship is going old school.

January 03, 2013 5:15 pm
Phelps goes out in style, rallying in 100 fly

Phelps goes out in style, rallying in 100 fly

LONDON | Michael Phelps is turning his final Olympics into quite a victory lap, and don't fret about American swimming after he's gone.

August 03, 2012 6:19 pm Photos

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Phelps back on top, beats Lochte in 200 IM

Phelps back on top, beats Lochte in 200 IM

LONDON | Michael Phelps spent the day thinking about all the things he's doing for the final time at the pool. It turns out that included one last win over Ryan Lochte.

August 02, 2012 6:08 pm Photos

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Americans dole out heartache to Aussies in the pool

Americans dole out heartache to Aussies in the pool

LONDON | Nathan Adrian took out the Missile by a fingertip. Then Allison Schmitt dealt more heartache to the team from Down Under.

August 01, 2012 6:45 pm

Phelps swims into history with 19th Olympic medal

LONDON | Michael Phelps lingered on the blocks, not wanting to make another shocking blunder. The 19th medal was his. All he had to do was avoid a DQ, then set off on what amounted to four victory laps.

July 31, 2012 5:50 pm
Franklin, Grevers shimmer gold in pool, Lochte fails to medal

Franklin, Grevers shimmer gold in pool, Lochte fails to medal

LONDON | Missy Franklin stared out on the horde of reporters, suddenly sounding very much like a high school senior-to-be. "I don't like being up here alone," she said nervously.

July 30, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Vollmer 'flys' to gold; French get revenge for 2008 relay loss to US

Vollmer 'flys' to gold; French get revenge for 2008 relay loss to US

LONDON | Ryan Lochte grabbed at the edge of the pool, head down, staring at the water. Michael Phelps glared at the scoreboard, trying to digest the first silver medal of his Olympic career.

July 29, 2012 5:34 pm Related
What a race on the 1st night of Olympic swimming

What a race on the 1st night of Olympic swimming

LONDON | The retiring star with more gold medals than anyone. The friendly rival who intends to be the biggest star in London.

July 27, 2012 8:53 am Photos

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With painful meltdown, Scott joins infamous list

With painful meltdown, Scott joins infamous list

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England | Adam Scott, meet Jean Van de Velde.

July 22, 2012 4:39 pm Photos

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English faves, defending champ struggle at Open

English faves, defending champ struggle at Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England | Lee Westwood looked glumly at his ball lodged up against the side of a pot bunker and considered his options. Unfortunately, none of them involved a normal swing in the direction of the hole.

July 19, 2012 5:16 pm
Phelps locks up another 8-race program in London

Phelps locks up another 8-race program in London

OMAHA, Neb. | Michael Phelps' Olympic program is set. He'll be going for another eight gold medals in London.

July 01, 2012 8:05 pm
Weltz upsets Hansen, Shanteau in 200 breast

Weltz upsets Hansen, Shanteau in 200 breast

OMAHA, Neb. | Brendan Hansen and Eric Shanteau were the favorites.

June 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Hansen caps comeback with return to Olympics

Hansen caps comeback with return to Olympics

OMAHA, Neb. | Brendan Hansen was done with swimming after two doses of Olympic heartache.

June 26, 2012 9:15 pm

Lochte beats Phelps in 1st showdown at trials

OMAHA, Neb. | Ryan Lochte still has Michael Phelps' number.

June 25, 2012 10:00 pm
Phelps coy about showdown with Lochte in 400 IM

Phelps coy about showdown with Lochte in 400 IM

OMAHA, Neb. | The first Nebraska showdown between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte came at the edge of a curtained-off interview room, not far from the temporary pool where the U.S. Olympic swimming team will be decided.

June 23, 2012 7:30 pm
Wade, James lead Heat past Pacers

Wade, James lead Heat past Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS | Miami's Big Two was more than enough to finish off the Pacers.

May 24, 2012 10:00 pm
Seau suicide turns up focus on brain injuries

Seau suicide turns up focus on brain injuries

Dave Duerson made it easy to understand why he was ending his tortured life.

May 03, 2012 7:25 pm
No doubt about it: ’Bama is the best after BCS rout

No doubt about it: ’Bama is the best after BCS rout

NEW ORLEANS | As required, Alabama's players whooped it up amid the confetti and fireworks, yet there was something muted about this championship celebration.

January 10, 2012 6:55 pm
Look for 'big boy' football in BCS title game

Look for 'big boy' football in BCS title game

NEW ORLEANS | Les Miles squeezed out a smile, clenched his left hand nervously and extended his right hand toward Nick Saban. The coaches got in an awkward grasp, forced a bit of small talk, and then posed for the cameras behind the crystal trophy that only one of them can hoist toward the S…

January 08, 2012 6:45 pm
Stricker shoots 63 at PGA, while Woods staggers to 77

Stricker shoots 63 at PGA, while Woods staggers to 77

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. | Steve Stricker had a shot at history and Tiger Woods made some of his own.

August 11, 2011 10:00 pm
McIlroy right in the mix for another major title

McIlroy right in the mix for another major title

SANDWICH, England | On a sunny day when the old-timers shined, the kid made sure he was right in the thick of things at the British Open.

July 15, 2011 10:00 pm
Tom Lewis shines in front of namesake to lead British Open

Tom Lewis shines in front of namesake to lead British Open

SANDWICH, England | His parents named him after Tom Watson, so Tom Lewis was thrilled when the pairings for the British Open came out.

July 14, 2011 7:00 pm Photos

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Indy celebrates 100 years, hopes for better future

INDIANAPOLIS | When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he'll be tugging along a century's worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy.

May 28, 2011 10:00 pm
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