At the peak of his career, Tiger Woods was better than an ATM. A wager on the world’s most dominant golfer was an investment that typically produced a solid return.
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Most quarterbacks are judged by wins and losses. Using that measuring stick, Drew Brees came up short for the New Orleans Saints last season.
With apologies to Andrew McCutchen, one of the best center fielders in the major leagues, the Pittsburgh Pirates are basically a team of no-names. Not a lot was expected from them again this season, for obvious reasons.
Sometime Friday , Dwight Howard is expected to announce his dramatic free-agent decision, and one lucky NBA team will feel compelled to throw a party and maybe shoot off some fireworks.
If speculation proves true, the magic number for Bobby Hauck is six. That’s how many games the UNLV football coach likely needs to win this season to keep his job.
A fine line often separates the winners and losers. LeBron James walked a tightrope, tripped and still somehow ended up putting the Miami Heat on the right side of the line.
At this point, despite the agony of another defeat, LeBron James has to like his chances. The Miami Heat are headed home, and only their margin for error has been eliminated.
It was turn-back-the-clock night for Dwyane Wade, and as a result, a wild series is right back where it started. But maybe it’s not that wild, because this is what was expected.
One game into the NBA Finals, buzzards in the media were circling over the Miami Heat, and only a superhuman effort by LeBron James could keep the team’s carcass from being picked apart.
Extending a run of negative events for Notre Dame, quarterback Everett Golson recently was suspended for an academic issue. Set to emerge as a star, Golson instead is gone for the season.
If the San Antonio Spurs are going to beat the odds and win four more games, Tony Parker will need to be the best player on the floor in the NBA Finals.
Without fanfare and media hype, Paul George took his talents to South Beach, became a star and put a scare into the Miami Heat.
Side by side on a couch were Dana White and Mike Tyson, a pair of lifelong boxing fans, explaining why they rarely get excited to watch boxing anymore. That’s how times change.
Everything is coming so easily for LeBron James. When he records a triple-double, it seems routine. When the pressure intensifies late in a playoff game, he now shines in the spotlight instead of shrinking in it.
Suddenly, the San Antonio Spurs don’t look so old and slow. It certainly helps that the team’s senior citizen, coach Gregg Popovich, has experience and wisdom on his side.
A bigger, stronger Bryce Harper showed up for spring training. He looked fit to be a middle-of-the-lineup hitter for the Washington Nationals, and the numbers show he’s playing the part.
Only 5 yards separated the San Francisco 49ers from completing a historic comeback. Colin Kaepernick, the NFL’s most dangerous running quarterback, surely could cover that distance with his long legs.
When a couple of young guns from Oakland make headlines, it’s not always good news. But these shooters have the best intentions, and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are the hottest thing going in the NBA.
Rewind the film one year. Only a few people were thinking Russell Wilson, as a rookie quarterback, could lead the Seattle Seahawks to the playoffs.
In the NBA, reputations are made in the playoffs. Carmelo Anthony is an exception because he entered the league with star status and never has lost it despite rarely winning in the playoffs.
Maybe the NFL Draft is a dog and pony show, not to mention a showcase for the cartoon character known as Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN’s hair-raising talent evaluator.
Most guys can tell a regretful story about the one that got away, and it’s usually a personal tale about a girl. The biggest regret of Peyton Manning’s professional career has to be a double-overtime game that got away in January.
All signs point to a sequel. LeBron James stole the show from Kevin Durant in their first meeting, and, nearly a year later, the NBA’s top two players appear set for Part II.
Anyone who has hooked a shot from the tee into the trees can appreciate Phil Mickelson. Every round he plays has the potential to turn into a wild ride, a combination of beautiful and boneheaded shots.
Even when he was not on top, Tiger Woods was the hottest topic in golf. Of course, when his secret sex life was exposed, the X-rated details dominated the discussion.