'Jurassic Park' to 'Apocalypse Now': USOPC faces steep climb

DENVER (AP) — Even before the coronavirus pandemic wiped the Summer Olympics off the 2020 sports calendar, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee was an organization in peril. In...

Wolff hurt by bad breaks, mistakes and DeChambeau at US Open

Matthew Wolff stood over the closest thing he'd find to an easy shot at Winged Foot: 103 yards away from the pin on a flat lie in the fairway. The 21-year-old basher, who gouged his...

Grind turns into back-nine nightmare for Reed at US Open

Patrick Reed loves the grind. His back nine Saturday — too much of a good thing. All the patience, scrambling and short game that put Reed in the lead at the U.S....

English gives up on perfect, gets in mix at US Open

Part of what hurt Harris English was his penchant for looking around the range and seeing players who hit the driver better than him — or looking around the putting green and seeing all those strokes ...

Patience, pitching and big drives put DeChambeau in position

Bryson DeChambeau held off on shakes and steaks to work on pitches and patience. All that work from the night before made him look like a genius come Friday. With ...

'I'm so sick of this' Mickelson in second-to-last at US Open

Phil Mickelson chose driver again on the 18th at Winged Foot. He blocked it to the left again. Made bogey instead of double bogey this time. But instead of walkin...

Golfers, give thanks! How Winged Foot gifted us the mulligan

Massacre. Mickelson. Mulligan. To recite the history of Winged Foot is to parade through a veritable vocabulary list of mishaps and misreads — a mashup of bad things that happen to g...

Open season? Virus closes off U.S. Open for qualifiers

If anyone can truly appreciate the meaning of the word “open” at the U.S. Open, it's a 36-year-old father of two who might very well have racked up more frequent flier miles than dollars over his golf...

Pay or else? WADA to consider sanctions if US holds funding

The World Anti-Doping Agency will consider rules changes that would allow it to sanction the United States if it stops paying its annual dues to the drug-fighting organization. WADA ...

LA2028 unveils diversity logo; CEO preaches need for change

On a day the Los Angeles Olympic organizing committee unveiled an interactive logo it hopes will represent the diversity of the city, the chairman of LA2028 reiterated the need to push for a change to...

Athlete power: ‘Shut up and play' is tossed from the game

With every get-out-the-vote campaign, every shutdown of a major sport, every detailed list of actions by athletes demanding change, one new reality comes into sharper focus: The days of “shut up and p...

Stanford sports cuts could mean big loss for US Olympic team

If all the athletes from Stanford had been their own country, they would have tied with South Korea for 11th place in the medal standings at the 2016 Olympics. It's an eye-opening st...

Borders' report card: USOPC 'hugely on track' on reforms

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee received a positive progress report from the committee that analyzed the federation's problems and recommended dozens of change...

"What a shot:" Casey can only watch as PGA hopes vanish

Tied for the lead while standing on the 17th tee, Paul Casey heard what passed for a commotion on the largely silent, fan-free golf course. He looked behind him and realized his hop...

Three-peat? 3 straight bogeys leave Koepka in neutral at PGA

Bogey, bogey, bogey. This was not what Brooks Koepka had in mind when he was thinking about three in a row at the PGA Championship. Now, if he's going to become th...