July 24, 2014

2014 British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods


HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand. In golf vernacular, it’s called a driver. Woods smashed it into the wind on the 528-yard hole and didn’t need to watch where [...]

MLB: Shin-Soo Choo reportedly turned down Yankees’ 7-year, $140M offer


Shin-Soo Choo has a career .288 batting average, 900 hits, 104 home runs and 427 RBIs. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Free agent Shin-Soo Choo reportedly turned down a seven-year, $140 million offer from the Yankees this offseason, according to a report Wednesday from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Choo’s agent, [...]

MLB Report: Alex Rodriguez’s attorneys vow to take grievance to court, release evidence


New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said he hopes to be in spring training with the team. (Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Representatives for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said they are preparing to take his grievance case into federal court regardless of how arbitrator Fredric Horowitz rules, according to [...]

Cycling: Lance Armstrong claims UCI president helped with cover up

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Lance Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles earlier this year by the US Anti-Doping Agency. (Getty Images) Story Highlights Armstrong tested positive for a banned corticosteroid at the 1999 Tour de France He later produced a backdated prescription for a cream to treat saddle sores UCI president Hein Verbruggen instigated the [...]

NHL Roundup: Wild beat Maple Leafs 2-1 in shootout

Toronto Maple Leafs v Minnesota Wild

Nazem Kadri #43 and Mark Fraser #2 of the Toronto Maple Leafs fight Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild during the second period of the game on November 13, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild kept their [...]

MLB: Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young Award; Clayton Kershaw takes home NL honor


Max Scherzer is the second Tigers pitcher in three years to win the Cy Young, joining Justin Verlander, who won in 2011. (Michael Ivins/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / AP) — The Tigers’ Max Scherzer easily won his first American League Cy Young Award, while the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw cruised to his second NL Cy Young in [...]

NCAA College Football: Chaos season begins as contenders enter home stretch


After routing Oklahoma last week, Bryce Petty (14) and Baylor will face off with Texas Tech on Saturday. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / SI) — Chaos season finally kicked off last Thursday. Stanford knocked off Oregon, providing the first true shakeup at the top of the polls. Last week, I bemoaned the possibility of a [...]

NFL: Previewing Cowboys-Saints, Lions-Bears, more Week 10 games


Dez Bryant (left) and the Cowboys are hoping to extend their lead in the NFC East with a win over the Saints on Sunday. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / SI) — Chris Burke and Doug Farrar get you ready for the weekend with The Playbook, a detailed weekly preview that gives you everything you need [...]

MLB- 2013 Red Sox Closure: David Ortiz joins Boston heroes on cover of Nov. 11 issue of Sports Illustrated


David Ortiz with (left to right) officers Javier Pagan and Rachel McGuire and Detective Kevin McGill. (Joe McNally/SI) (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — The Boston Red Sox’ World Series victory not only capped a worst-to-first turnaround season for the Old Towne Team, it also brought a final note of joy in a season full of [...]

Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky asks Pennsylvania high court to take case


Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky walks into the Centre County Courthouse before being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on Oct. 9, 2012, in Bellefonte, Pa.(Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky wants Pennsylvania’s highest court to take up his appeal of a 45-count child sex abuse [...]