| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:44 AM
The Sports Xchange
By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
Inside the Ropes: New sponsor keeps Tampa Bay event in business
The obituaries for Tampa Bay's event on the PGA Tour were being written before the Valspar Corporation stepped up in September and...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
As good and as popular as he is as the lead course reporter for Golf Channel and NBC, Roger Maltbie never had the slightest inclination to do what he has done so well for the past 23 years.
And given his introduction to golf tournament broadcasting, it'...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:36 PM
LA JOLLA — Time passes, Phil Mickelson heals and we forget.
Mickelson wins a British Open and we have him again in our mind's eye as a 35-year-old, healthy and hearty, with lots of gas left in his golf tank.
Actually, he will be 44 in June,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Another week, another Duck Dynasty recap of an episode with a Si pun in the title. Between that and the Si-cology book that's out now, are we running low on these? Yeah, I doubt it, too. We start at a junkyard, where Willie and Korie are walking with John...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Crooner Bruno Mars and monarch Queen Elizabeth II will be among the high-profile hat wearers inducted into the Headwear Hall of Fame in 2014.
Other celebrity headgear aficionados to be inducted alongside them at an April 2014 gala in New York City are...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Spend even a few moments around PGA golfer Lee Janzen and his 20-year-old son, Connor, and it doesn't take long to notice the deep admiration and respect the two share. Just don't mention the word basketball.
"We used to play basketball a lot but I think...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:14 PM
WEST, Texas — The two-tone brown Ford F-150 careens into the downtown parking space and out jumps Tommy Muska, a mayor on the move.
Wearing a baseball cap, green long-sleeved shirt and bluejeans, his face ruddy from a life under the central Texas...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:32 PM
UConn has some different schools in its conference. A look at those newcomers:
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Colors: Black and gold
Famous UCF athletes: Chicago Bears receiver Brandon...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Teeing off on the final hole at the U.S. Open, Justin Rose figured he needed par to seal a victory.
The direction and trajectory of his shot looked good, but not until he walked up the fairway did Rose see that his ball had landed right beside a...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 7:31 PM
— You'd think the ghost of Payne Stewart or Sam Snead would have helped re-direct one of those putts that rimmed out for Phil Mickelson on Father's Day and his 43rd birthday Sunday at Merion Golf Club.
But this is a cruel game, and the U.S. Open...
| Jun 17, 2013
The thinnest line in sports writing has less to do with winning and losing, and certainly much less to do with any degree of criticism. It strikes me on this great Father's Day sports weekend that the thinnest line is the one between the appropriate...