| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
There is a major championship golf trophy with a spot on it just awaiting the name Henrik Stenson. Maybe it will be the one they engrave here Sunday at the end of the 143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool.
Statistical evidence speaks to that. So does...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:48 PM
HOYLAKE, England — From a little hill directly behind the 14th green at this year's British Open, we sit in the gorse and wait for the greats.
First would come the Aging King. Two groups later, the Apparent Heir. The excitement builds along the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:27 PM
The popular song wafted across Dodger Stadium and cut through the early-evening shadows, its words clearing the path for the bearded wonder on the pitching mound.
"Tonight — we are young — so let's set the world on fire — we can burn...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:09 PM
For most of two days, the two sports power brokers had talked openly of their shared affection, still friends after 58 years of marriage, estranged emotionally but together in their ownership of the Clippers.
Donald Sterling had called Shelly Sterling...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:26 PM
I'm paddling through the playground of the great white shark about 100 yards offshore, just south of Manhattan Beach Pier, straight out from that first lifeguard stand, roughly the site of Saturday's attack.
My Walden Pond.
Well, maybe that's a little...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:33 PM
The crazy notion pounded as loud as the ball Matt Holliday drove to the base of the center-field fence in the first inning, a shot that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a lead before the Dodgers had even broken a summer Missouri sweat.
The best starting...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:07 PM
An event such as the British Open can create heroes among the unheralded.
There is Bryden Macpherson, for example.
The 23-year-old Australian and former University of Georgia player, exempt into this event because he was fourth at the 2013...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:49 PM
He entered courtroom No. 236 with his hair dyed black and his eyes covered by sunglasses.
Then he took the witness stand and quickly, frighteningly, the world saw the real Donald Sterling.
He was combative. He was confused. He was nonsensical.
| Jun 29, 2014
The inescapable conclusion, after watching a young French woman jerk Serena Williams around the tennis court at Wimbledon here Saturday as if she had her on a string, is that Father Time has arrived for a talk.
Maybe, in Williams' case, it is Mother...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:30 PM
When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history.
When last season ended,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Venus Williams won a first-round match on a side court on the opening day of Wimbledon on Monday, and it was a big deal.
OK, maybe not for anybody other than die-hard Venus Williams fans and Venus herself.
It isn't as if anybody is expecting her to...