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A former college football player who was late to the game of golf, Billy Payne still managed to grasp its history, especially as it related to Augusta National Golf Club, where he made a relatively meteoric rise in stature at a place used to a differ

2017-08-23 08:10:18.953

A former college football player who was late to the game of golf, Billy Payne still managed to grasp its history, especially as it related to Augusta National Golf Club, where he made a relatively meteoric rise in stature at a place used to a differ



1. Time for the playoffs Golf's version of the playoffs begins Thursday on Long Island, and with nearly every rendition of the FedEx Cup playoffs that date to 2007, there is seemingly some call for improvement or change. Former PGA Tour commissione

2017-08-20 12:38:39.943

1. Time for the playoffs Golf's version of the playoffs begins Thursday on Long Island, and with nearly every rendition of the FedEx Cup playoffs that date to 2007, there is seemingly some call for improvement or change. Former PGA Tour commissione



I have the majority of today's NASCAR Cup Series drivers on my phone. They are a fraternity, brotherhood to some degree. I believe most of them respect me because when I reach out during race weekends, all generally respond quickly, knowing that th

2017-08-23 09:05:18.090

I have the majority of today's NASCAR Cup Series drivers on my phone. They are a fraternity, brotherhood to some degree. I believe most of them respect me because when I reach out during race weekends, all generally respond quickly, knowing that th



Epic blasts are leaving ballparks nearly every night in this summer of the long ball, and everybody has favorites-a Cody Bellinger moon shot here, a Joey Gallo walk-off there. I thought no home run accomplishment in 2017 could surpass a guy named Sco

2017-08-23 07:26:02.020

Epic blasts are leaving ballparks nearly every night in this summer of the long ball, and everybody has favorites-a Cody Bellinger moon shot here, a Joey Gallo walk-off there. I thought no home run accomplishment in 2017 could surpass a guy named Sco



In today's NHL, creating a consistently competitive team is the best path toward making a dynasty. Although the common myth is that it's hard to build a team capable of multiple championships in the salary-cap era, results prove otherwise. Since the

2017-08-23 06:24:43.910

In today's NHL, creating a consistently competitive team is the best path toward making a dynasty. Although the common myth is that it's hard to build a team capable of multiple championships in the salary-cap era, results prove otherwise. Since the



Looking for something to do this weekend while the Cup drivers take a break and don't want to wait until Sunday to watch the Xfinity race at Road America for a little NASCAR fix? Depending on one's taste in movies and expectations, the new "Logan L

2017-08-22 16:28:01.053

Looking for something to do this weekend while the Cup drivers take a break and don't want to wait until Sunday to watch the Xfinity race at Road America for a little NASCAR fix? Depending on one's taste in movies and expectations, the new "Logan L



Webster's defines record as "best or most rem-" Hold up. Did I really just try to do the "Webster's defines" thing? You know what a record is. A record is the most. Seventy-three is the record for home runs in a season. Sixty-one used to be the recor

2017-08-21 07:54:24.477

Webster's defines record as "best or most rem-" Hold up. Did I really just try to do the "Webster's defines" thing? You know what a record is. A record is the most. Seventy-three is the record for home runs in a season. Sixty-one used to be the recor



In an alternate universe, an even-handed report on the Pacific Classic at Del Mar would go something like this: "The swift chestnut Collected ran his 2017 record to a perfect 4 and 0 on Saturday with a half-length victory over his heavily favored st

2017-08-21 15:31:14.617

In an alternate universe, an even-handed report on the Pacific Classic at Del Mar would go something like this: "The swift chestnut Collected ran his 2017 record to a perfect 4 and 0 on Saturday with a half-length victory over his heavily favored st



Every team wants to get off to a good start, and even the nation's best teams can't afford to stumble to start the season. Here's what the Top 25 teams need to enjoy their September schedules. 1. Alabama Nick Saban is big on each team establ

2017-08-21 11:09:05.563

Every team wants to get off to a good start, and even the nation's best teams can't afford to stumble to start the season. Here's what the Top 25 teams need to enjoy their September schedules. 1. Alabama Nick Saban is big on each team establ



A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Lincoln, Neb. Terence Crawford KO3 Julius Indongo -- Full recap Unifies all four junior welterweight titles Records: Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs); Indongo (2

2017-08-21 06:39:46.587

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Lincoln, Neb. Terence Crawford KO3 Julius Indongo -- Full recap Unifies all four junior welterweight titles Records: Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs); Indongo (2



An eclectic, and bunched, leaderboard coupled with the will-they-or-won't-they drama of players trying to keep their jobs surprisingly turned the Wyndham Championship into compelling theater, but it still paled in comparison with the Solheim Cup, whi

2017-08-20 14:26:10.823

An eclectic, and bunched, leaderboard coupled with the will-they-or-won't-they drama of players trying to keep their jobs surprisingly turned the Wyndham Championship into compelling theater, but it still paled in comparison with the Solheim Cup, whi



BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch put his fingers in his ears. He didn't need to hear the boos as they showered down on him more than the confetti in the makeshift Bristol Motor Speedway Victory Lane. He heard those boos earlier Saturday in driver intro

2017-08-19 21:35:32.593

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch put his fingers in his ears. He didn't need to hear the boos as they showered down on him more than the confetti in the makeshift Bristol Motor Speedway Victory Lane. He heard those boos earlier Saturday in driver intro



BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Three races left in the NASCAR regular season. Three playoff spots remain. For all intents and purposes, there are four drivers competing for three playoff spots on points as 13 drivers have qualified for the postseason thanks to

2017-08-19 07:31:54.317

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Three races left in the NASCAR regular season. Three playoff spots remain. For all intents and purposes, there are four drivers competing for three playoff spots on points as 13 drivers have qualified for the postseason thanks to



BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Danica Patrick enjoyed one of her best days as a NASCAR Cup driver when she finished ninth at Bristol Motor Speedway in April 2015. That doesn't mean she enjoys Bristol all that much. She has only one other top-20 finish in her 10 c

2017-08-17 12:49:26.307

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Danica Patrick enjoyed one of her best days as a NASCAR Cup driver when she finished ninth at Bristol Motor Speedway in April 2015. That doesn't mean she enjoys Bristol all that much. She has only one other top-20 finish in her 10 c



Bruce Boudreau is ubiquitous in hockey circles. He was an extra in "Slap Shot." In fact, he even taught Paul Newman how to take one. Wayne Gretzky once cited Boudreau -- who averaged more than 100 points a season for the Toronto Marlboros of the Onta

2017-08-18 09:58:12.773

Bruce Boudreau is ubiquitous in hockey circles. He was an extra in "Slap Shot." In fact, he even taught Paul Newman how to take one. Wayne Gretzky once cited Boudreau -- who averaged more than 100 points a season for the Toronto Marlboros of the Onta



"Just don't go on about me never winning the big one," said John Sadler, adding a grin that told you he was in on the plot. And I won't. There is no good reason to point out that Sadler is to racing what Sergio Garcia was to golf, at least until the

2017-08-17 11:42:43.703

"Just don't go on about me never winning the big one," said John Sadler, adding a grin that told you he was in on the plot. And I won't. There is no good reason to point out that Sadler is to racing what Sergio Garcia was to golf, at least until the