ATLANTA - His face and head covered in shaving cream and his first home run ball stashed safely away, Jason Heyward stood in front of his locker and beamed.
AUGUSTA - Framed in history on the same wall as Arnie, Jack, Couples and Phil, there stood Tiger Woods, Augusta's newest legend slipping into his green jacket with the help of Nick Faldo after blasting the competition at the '97 Masters. Wearing his blazingly red Sunday duds, 'that' Tiger sported a thin face, a full head of hair, and an innocent toothy grin that was taking grasp of the golfing world.
AUGUSTA - While acknowledging he made some "incredibly poor decisions" in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters - even coming back from a five-month layoff.
If Tiger Woods slips on his effectively grass-stained jacket for a fifth time next Sunday, what happens next? Do we cheer wildly in utter jubilation, waving patriotic flags as Argentineans did when Angel Cabrera captured the 2009 Masters title? Or do we politely applaud with hesitation, keeping the game's now publicly-flawed greatest player at the emotional distance he's always preferred from us?
INDIANAPOLIS - The Duke Blue Devils moved within 40 minutes of their first national title in nine years Saturday night, getting 23 points from Jon Scheyer to pull away from West Virginia for a 78-57 victory.
INDIANAPOLIS - After 25 years, "Hoosiers" is getting a rewrite.
ATLANTA - Omar Vizquel played as if he were trying to win a roster spot while the Atlanta Braves played as if they were tired of exhibition games.
HUMBLE, Texas - Anthony Kim never knew where his tee shots were going. Bryce Molder never got control of his swing.
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick took advantage of a late caution to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Nashville Superspeedway.
ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford scored 29 points, Al Horford added 20 points and 14 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 91-85 on Saturday night for their 10th straight home victory.
INDIANAPOLIS - On one bench, there's Bob Huggins, a coach who has dealt with an NCAA investigation, suffered a heart attack, been arrested for DUI, endured the stain of a zero-percent graduation rate and the tumult of two contentious job changes.
INDIANAPOLIS - When Butler center Matt Howard needed an assist, it was little-used freshman Emerson Kampen who made the shoestring save.
HUMBLE, Texas - Getting to the Masters is secondary in Bryce Molder's mind. He just wants that elusive first victory on the PGA Tour.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Andy Roddick resisted the impulse to retreat. Or surrender. Instead, finding himself overpowered by Rafael Nadal, Roddick began to charge the net.
NEW YORK - Dayton denied last year's national champs another title and took home one of its own for the first time in 42 years.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Three victories around the world. A chance to win another major. A Ryder Cup victory. Jordan Spieth had every reason to celebrate his ...
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Meaningless bowls. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. Shrinking bowl attendance.
In movies, sequels aren't always as good.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf ...
The new year in golf is consumed by an old topic, this time with a twist.
Due to an early deadline so that all Statesboro Herald employees can properly ring in the new year, this space in the sports section will ...
They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved.
CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.
PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.
DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed ...