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  • With win at PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy shows he's a true successor to Tiger Woods

    With win at PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy shows he's a true successor to Tiger Woods
    The legendary Bobby Jones once remarked about an otherwordly star taking the sport by storm, "Jack Nicklausplays a game with which I'm not familiar." Decades later, Nicklaus said nearly the same thing about another prodigy named Tiger Woods. Woods...
  • Tiger Woods doesn't expect putting woes to last

    Tiger Woods doesn't expect putting woes to last
    — When Tiger Woods broke a 2 - 1/2 year drought without an official PGA Tour victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, it didn't come down to a crucial putt as in 2009. Woods, much like he did when he was the most dominant player on the...
  • Hunter Mahan out front at AT&T National, while Tiger Woods lingers five strokes back

    Hunter Mahan out front at AT&T National, while Tiger Woods lingers five strokes back
    It has taken three years, a stretch of time when their career arcs crisscrossed, when their successes and failures were dissected like frogs in a high school biology class, when they seemed to share little except the same swing coach. Such is the way...
  • Lola Baxter

    Lola Baxter
    Lola M. Baxter, a retired telephone operator and receptionist who greeted guests at the WMAR television studios, died of complications from a broken hip Aug. 26 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of Howard County. She was 101 and had lived in Towson. Born Lola...
  • Hearing disrupted by shaving cream 'pie' as Murdochs give little ground in testimony

    Hearing disrupted by shaving cream 'pie' as Murdochs give little ground in testimony
    UPDATE (11:55 a.m.): The hearing was abruptly interrupted, and the camera went to a blank wall as a result of a disturbance in the hearing room at about 11:55 a.m. as the last questioner was addressing a question to Rupert Murdoch.  A replay of video...
  • Northern Ireland now a hot spot

    The biggest winner in Northern Ireland's parade of major champions might turn out to be Royal Portrush. The scenic club overlooking the country's northern coast is getting a renewed look to bring back the British Open for the first time in more than...
  • Golf's popularity problem was only masked by Tiger

     
    There's a lot of justifiable hand-wringing going on among golf enthusiasts that without Tiger Woods, the profile index of the PGA Tour will slip to something approximating that of pro bowling or curling.There's talk among golf commentators about how the...
  • Recalling our favorite sports memories of 2009

    Recalling our favorite sports memories of 2009
    Why do we love watching sports? And what did we love the most in 2009? Those are two questions each of us would answer differently. But the answer to the second question helps explain the answer to the first. We love watching sports because they are a...
  • No British crash course for Ted Potter Jr. after opening 69

     
    Ted Potter Jr. crossed an ocean to get his first taste of the British Open and links-style golf. Well, the Ocala pro now is part of the British Open’s all-time roster after a 1-under-par 69 on Thursday at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. We’re just...
  • Sam Horsfield wins 2nd straight City of Orlando Amateur in record

     
    Davenport teen Sam Horsfield became the first man to break 200 at the City of Orlando Amateur, breaking the tournament record for the second straight year on the way to a 14-stroke romp last weekend at Dubsdread Golf Club. Horsfield opened with a 6-under-...
  • Gay marriage in the balance as Supreme Court takes up Prop. 8

     
    Gay rights activists said the stakes were high as the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide the issue of gay marriage....
  • Prop. 8: Some gay rights activists nervous about Supreme Court review

     
    With the U.S. Supreme Court announcing it would rule on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, gay rights advocates settled in for at least a few more months in limbo....