Column: DeChambeau ups distance debate with Open win

If Bryson DeChambeau was looking for validation for his obsession with distance, all he had to do was glance at his reflection on the U.S. Open trophy. If the USGA is looking for an ...

Column: No fans could be advantage for Wolff in US Open

Matthew Wolff deserved some cheers for the way he picked apart Winged Foot on Saturday afternoon to move into the lead of the U.S. Open. Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau deserved s...

Column: Another major mishap by Tiger Woods at US Open

Tiger Woods has made enough double bogeys in his career to understand anything in golf is possible, especially in the U.S. Open. But two on the same hole with a pair of fluffed chips...

Column: Tiger Woods in need of some magic at US Open

By now, Tiger Woods should have had a chance to defend his Masters title. By now, there should be an answer for his rabid fans about just how much time they should devote to cheering him on in the U.S...

Column: Sample size is small but NFL wins week No. 1

There’s a lot that can be said about an opening NFL week that featured a little of everything — except, perhaps, the positive COVID-19 tests that everyone feared most. There was plen...

Column: Two Hall of Famers leave a different game behind

They were the heroes of a generation of baseball fans, a pair of first ballot Hall of Famers who were worth the price of admission every time they stepped on the field. Tom Seaver li...

Column: The new Jordan Rules include sports betting

When the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for sports betting across the country just two years ago, there were predictions of sportsbooks on every street corner and millions of new bettors going bro...

Column: No-hitter a reminder of what we might have missed

Midway through a season most of us will eventually try to forget, Lucas Giolito reminded us why so many wanted baseball back to begin with. His no-hitter Tuesday night in Chicago was...

Column: NFL virus scare a reminder that nothing is certain

Up until this weekend, the biggest news out of NFL training camps was that there hadn’t been any big news. No wave of star players testing positive for COVID-19. No mass outbreaks of...

Column: For Shawn Porter, beating up dad was just the start

The coronavirus pandemic-caused lockdown had just begun, and former welterweight champion Shawn Porter needed a place to train. No problem. Kenny Porter hung a heavy bag from a tree ...

Column: Tiger positions himself for a major chase at PGA

By the time Tiger Woods made the turn Thursday, the sun had come out at Harding Park and the pandemic gaiter that hung around his neck on his front nine was now in the bag. A par sa...

Column: Big and booming, DeChambeau is PGA Tour must-see TV

It’s hard to find a reason to like Bryson DeChambeau. It’s even harder to take your eyes off him. He smashes jaw-dropping drives that seem to defy the very physics on which he bases ...

Column: Let's make baseball weirder with even more new rules

The stat geeks are all excited, even if no one else seems to be. They’ve spent the first days of the baseball season analyzing a bunch of new numbers that show the possibilities — and probabilities — ...

Column: Kelly makes sure cheating Astros get some payback

The fake crowds and phony noise were tolerable, at least for a few games. Empty ballparks, too, because it was worth it to have baseball back in some form to provide a few hours of escape from a pande...

Column: Virus extends its winning streak in baseball

For a day or two, it seemed like it might actually work. Baseball was back and, even if some of the familiar sights of summer were missing, there were actual players with bats and balls along with the...