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ATLANTA -- Give Rory McIlroy credit for having a good sense of humor. The four-time major winner is the only European Ryder Cup team member in the Tour Championship field and spent a good part of the first two days struggling to find his form. That c

2016-09-24 10:35:27.003

ATLANTA -- Give Rory McIlroy credit for having a good sense of humor. The four-time major winner is the only European Ryder Cup team member in the Tour Championship field and spent a good part of the first two days struggling to find his form. That c



ATLANTA -- You know the old saying: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Dustin Johnson? Oh, he's just good -- no luck necessary. OK, he's better than good. Already this year, his three victories include a major and a WGC event. Now he might

2016-09-24 10:33:56.617

ATLANTA -- You know the old saying: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Dustin Johnson? Oh, he's just good -- no luck necessary. OK, he's better than good. Already this year, his three victories include a major and a WGC event. Now he might



New Hampshire Motor Speedway is among the most difficult tracks on the NASCAR schedule, perhaps the most frustrating as well. Passes at the one-mile oval will come much harder than last week at Chicago, primarily because there is so little banking

2016-09-24 09:46:18.967

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is among the most difficult tracks on the NASCAR schedule, perhaps the most frustrating as well. Passes at the one-mile oval will come much harder than last week at Chicago, primarily because there is so little banking



TORONTO -- It was one of the most lopsided Olympic hockey performances ever in game that was expected to be extremely tight. In 2010, Team Canada scored four first-period goals on rival Russia in a message-sending and soul-crushing onslaught of hocke

2016-09-24 09:10:01.377

TORONTO -- It was one of the most lopsided Olympic hockey performances ever in game that was expected to be extremely tight. In 2010, Team Canada scored four first-period goals on rival Russia in a message-sending and soul-crushing onslaught of hocke



LOUDON, N.H. -- Jimmie Johnson felt as if Christmas came early. Martin Truex Jr. felt as if he earned a little bit of integrity. When NASCAR decided Wednesday not to penalize the drivers for their cars failing postrace inspection Sunday at Chicagol

2016-09-24 08:31:48.640

LOUDON, N.H. -- Jimmie Johnson felt as if Christmas came early. Martin Truex Jr. felt as if he earned a little bit of integrity. When NASCAR decided Wednesday not to penalize the drivers for their cars failing postrace inspection Sunday at Chicagol



ATLANTA -- Jason Day is the world's No. 1-ranked player, a major champion, a winner of eight titles since the beginning of last year. He's ultra-talented, likeable and honest -- everything we should want in an elite-level golfer. And yet, it's that l

2016-09-23 14:23:52.737

ATLANTA -- Jason Day is the world's No. 1-ranked player, a major champion, a winner of eight titles since the beginning of last year. He's ultra-talented, likeable and honest -- everything we should want in an elite-level golfer. And yet, it's that l



ATLANTA -- Phil Mickelson paused a good while before answering the question, realizing immediately that how it was answered had the potential to look bad. Of course he would love to win the Tour Championship this week and all the potential riches tha

2016-09-23 15:34:24.187

ATLANTA -- Phil Mickelson paused a good while before answering the question, realizing immediately that how it was answered had the potential to look bad. Of course he would love to win the Tour Championship this week and all the potential riches tha



TORONTO -- Most people thought that culling together players from eight different nations to comprise Team Europe would turn out to be a sideshow. Many believed that the patchwork squad would become the laughingstock of the World Cup of Hockey. That

2016-09-23 14:07:08.273

TORONTO -- Most people thought that culling together players from eight different nations to comprise Team Europe would turn out to be a sideshow. Many believed that the patchwork squad would become the laughingstock of the World Cup of Hockey. That



TORONTO -- In the Vah River valley in western Slovakia is the town of Trencin. In the town of Trencin are the homes of three of the country's greatest hockey icons. Every summer, Zdeno Chara, Marian Hossa and Marian Gaborik will regularly bump into o

2016-09-23 14:42:02.263

TORONTO -- In the Vah River valley in western Slovakia is the town of Trencin. In the town of Trencin are the homes of three of the country's greatest hockey icons. Every summer, Zdeno Chara, Marian Hossa and Marian Gaborik will regularly bump into o



NEW YORK -- Brad Keselowski has a way of making race fans think. They certainly won't agree with him all of the time -- and a certain faction won't agree with him much of the time, if at all -- but the way he looks at an issue can rank as unique an

2016-09-23 11:06:08.610

NEW YORK -- Brad Keselowski has a way of making race fans think. They certainly won't agree with him all of the time -- and a certain faction won't agree with him much of the time, if at all -- but the way he looks at an issue can rank as unique an



TORONTO -- Three games. One score. The KLM line versus Mario and Wayne. The greatest hockey ever played. Russia and Canada get set to add another chapter to their rich rivalry Saturday night in the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey (7 p.m. ET, ES

2016-09-23 11:09:35.617

TORONTO -- Three games. One score. The KLM line versus Mario and Wayne. The greatest hockey ever played. Russia and Canada get set to add another chapter to their rich rivalry Saturday night in the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey (7 p.m. ET, ES



The Verizon IndyCar Series' aero kit era is turning out to be more brief and less spectacular than hoped for. INDYCAR announced this week that development on aerodynamic components designed by Chevrolet and Honda will be frozen at the end of 2016 for

2016-09-23 07:53:37.187

The Verizon IndyCar Series' aero kit era is turning out to be more brief and less spectacular than hoped for. INDYCAR announced this week that development on aerodynamic components designed by Chevrolet and Honda will be frozen at the end of 2016 for



TORONTO -- Ralph Krueger, the head coach of plucky, piecemeal Team Europe, shines like a light. His coaching tenure with the Edmonton Oilers ended early and badly; now he's the chairman of Southampton, the Premier League football club. Not many men c

2016-09-23 10:31:28.757

TORONTO -- Ralph Krueger, the head coach of plucky, piecemeal Team Europe, shines like a light. His coaching tenure with the Edmonton Oilers ended early and badly; now he's the chairman of Southampton, the Premier League football club. Not many men c



TORONTO -- Much of the chatter heading into Saturday night's World Cup of Hockey semifinal (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and WatchESPN) is over whether Russia has the goods to upset Canada. The question itself underlines how much the rivalry between the two coun

2016-09-23 09:44:17.503

TORONTO -- Much of the chatter heading into Saturday night's World Cup of Hockey semifinal (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and WatchESPN) is over whether Russia has the goods to upset Canada. The question itself underlines how much the rivalry between the two coun



However one rates them, most view Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla as the two best lightweights in the world, giving their impending showdown even more meaning and prestige. Besides fighting for Crolla's world title and Linares' symbolic "diamond b

2016-09-23 07:34:12.907

However one rates them, most view Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla as the two best lightweights in the world, giving their impending showdown even more meaning and prestige. Besides fighting for Crolla's world title and Linares' symbolic "diamond b



For much of the season, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has appeared to be the overwhelming favorite for the American League Rookie of the Year award. Then August rolled in, and the (late) summer of Gary Sanchez began. Has th

2016-09-22 11:41:30.777

For much of the season, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has appeared to be the overwhelming favorite for the American League Rookie of the Year award. Then August rolled in, and the (late) summer of Gary Sanchez began. Has th