Column: Triple G-Canelo rematch should be must-see TV

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For a sport often given up for dead, boxing is suddenly very much alive. Turn on the TV and there's probably a fight on from somewhere. Tune in, and there's a good c...

Column: Baseball is a mess, but Smoltz has ideas to fix it

A lot of baseball fans are wondering what happened to the sport. John Smoltz believes he knows. And he wants to do something about it. The former Atlanta Braves gre...

Column: Advice to Aces should be to show up and play

The WNBA's Las Vegas Aces thought they'd make a statement by refusing to play a game because they were tired from a long day of travel. It didn't quite turn out like they planned. ...

Column: T.O. being T.O. in snub to Hall of Fame

Terrell Owens should have had a better excuse for blowing off his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You know, like maybe he was going bowling. That, at ...

Column: Bookies go from pariahs to partners in NBA deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As revenue goes it barely registers on the books. The NBA probably gets more from the contract with its frozen daiquiri vendor than it does the new deal it inked with casino giant MGM...

Column: This version of Woods seems like a nostalgia act

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — All around him on a windy summer day on the links of Carnoustie, the leaders were imploding as Tiger Woods moved into the lead at the turn. It felt like old times at the Br...

Column: Fleetwood's hair and game groomed for British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood was on the verge of breaking the single-round scoring record at the U.S. Open last month until an 8-footer for 62 slid by the hole on the 18th green at Shin...

Column: Woods close, but mistakes cost him again

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Some clouds came in and the wind started blowing — if just a bit — as Tiger Woods played the early holes Thursday, making what had been a warm, sunny day seem a little more...

Column: Tiger and Phil in prime time? Great idea in 1999

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — As golf exhibitions go, this probably once seemed like a good idea. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in a prime-time television special playing 18 holes for...

Column: Sports betting is here, leagues should stay away

They've been taking action for two weeks now in New Jersey, where basketball great Julius Erving helped kick things off with a $5 bet on the Philadelphia Eagles to repeat as Super Bowl champions. ...

Column: Koepka wins an Open where the whiners go home early

SOUTHAMPTON (AP) — The whiners went home early, beaten down by Shinnecock Hills and the USGA's clumsy efforts to turn the venerable golf course into something it was never meant to be. ...

Column: On 48th birthday, Mickelson acts like a 10-year-old

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Mickelson turned 48 on Saturday, an occasion marked by fans singing "Happy Birthday" at every turn. Unfortunately he ruined it by acting like a 10-year-...

Column: Golf's stars battle not to win but to stay alive

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The shadows were lengthening, the crowds thinning in the early evening at the U.S. Open. Shinnecock Hills itself was changing, morphing from a tortuous test of patience into a...

Column: Mickelson gives US Open the silent treatment

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Mickelson almost won the U.S. Open once while wearing a beeper — yes, a beeper — in case he had to be summoned for the birth of his daughter. He skipped another one becau...

Column: Tiger Woods remains an enigma entering US Open

His irons are sublime, his driver for the most part long and straight. If we've learned anything from his latest comeback, Tiger Woods can still putt a bit, too. A ...