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On Golf: As Tiger Woods Finishes in 15th, Fans Are Already Imagining More

04-12-2016

On Golf: As Tiger Woods Finishes in 15th, Fans Are Already Imagining More

Photo Tiger Woods had a 40-foot birdie effort come up short on the third hole on Sunday. He came away with a birdie on 19 holes across the first three rounds. Credit Christian Petersen/Getty Images NASSAU, the Bahamas — Tiger Woods raised his putter in celebration, so sure was he that his 40-foot birdie effort would be swallowed by the cup on the third hole of his final round of the Hero World Challenge. When... Read more

U.S. Athletes Weigh a Boycott Over Frustrations About Russian Doping

04-12-2016

U.S. Athletes Weigh a Boycott Over Frustrations About Russian Doping

Photo Katie Uhlaender, an American skeleton athlete, after a race at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. She finished fourth. A Russian antidoping lab official later said he had tampered with the urine sample of the bronze medal winner. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times American Olympians are considering boycotting a world championship event scheduled to be held in Sochi, Russia, in February, a move that would represent the most provocative gesture yet by athletes dissatisfied... Read more

Sports Briefing: No. 11 U.C.L.A. Upsets No. 1 Kentucky

03-12-2016

Isaac Hamilton scored 19 points, T. J. Leaf had 17 with 13 rebounds, and No. 11... Read more

Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31 | Big Ten championship: To the Big Ten Champion, Penn State, Goes but a Sliver of Playoff Hope

03-12-2016

Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31 | Big Ten championship: To the Big Ten Champion, Penn State, Goes but a Sliver of Playoff Hope

Photo Running back Saquon Barkley caught a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium, giving Penn State a 35-31 lead. Credit Joe Robbins/Getty Images INDIANAPOLIS — The Big Ten championship game featured, according to most rankings, neither of the two best teams in the Big Ten, and the result was flashes of brilliance amid sloppy play as Penn State defeated Wisconsin, 38-31, on Saturday night. It was an impressive achievement that will,... Read more

Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31 | Big Ten championship: To the Big Ten Champion, Penn State, Goes but a Sliver of Playoff Hope

03-12-2016

Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31 | Big Ten championship: To the Big Ten Champion, Penn State, Goes but a Sliver of Playoff Hope

Photo Running back Saquon Barkley caught a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium, giving Penn State a 35-31 lead. Credit Joe Robbins/Getty Images INDIANAPOLIS — The Big Ten championship game featured, according to most rankings, neither of the two best teams in the Big Ten, and the result was flashes of brilliance amid sloppy play as Penn State defeated Wisconsin, 38-31, on Saturday night. It was an impressive achievement that will,... Read more

Sammy Lee, First Asian-American to Earn Olympic Gold, Dies at 96

03-12-2016

Sammy Lee, First Asian-American to Earn Olympic Gold, Dies at 96

He became an ambassador to the Olympics for Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan; coached Greg Louganis, Bob Webster and other American diving champions, and the American diving team at the 1960 Olympics in Rome; and was elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968 and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 1990. An eye, ear and throat specialist, Dr. Lee was an Army major and medical... Read more

Alabama Displays Its Dominance, Crushing Florida for the SEC Title

03-12-2016

Alabama Displays Its Dominance, Crushing Florida for the SEC Title

A 24-point underdog, Florida had a few shining moments against the nation’s only unbeaten Power 5 team. The Gators marched the length of the field on the opening possession, the first touchdown given up by Alabama in more than 17 quarters. Florida had another long scoring drive near the end of the first half. After Alabama went three-and-out to start the second half, Florida drove to the Crimson Tide 1-yard line. Jordan Scarlett tried to... Read more

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 2: Two Late Goals by Chris Kreider Lift the Rangers

03-12-2016

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 2: Two Late Goals by Chris Kreider Lift the Rangers

Photo Chris Kreider (20) slipped a goal past Hurricanes goalie Michael Leighton (32) in the third period to help the Rangers to their 4-2 victory over Carolina. Credit Julie Jacobson/Associated Press For the second time this week, the Rangers used a strong third period to beat the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden. “We found a way in the third period,” Rangers Coach Alain Vigneault said Saturday after Chris Kreider scored two goals, 4 minutes... Read more

Real Madrid 1, Barcelona 1: Real Madrid Ties Barcelona on a Late Goal by Sergio Ramos

03-12-2016

Real Madrid 1, Barcelona 1: Real Madrid Ties Barcelona on a Late Goal by Sergio Ramos

Photo Sergio Ramos, center, heading in a 90th-minute goal that gave Real Madrid a 1-1 draw with Barcelona. “Our effort paid off,” Ramos said. Credit Pau Barrena/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BARCELONA, Spain — Sergio Ramos stepped up in a major match once more for Real Madrid , scoring in the 90th minute to secure a 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Saturday in the Spanish league. “He never gives up,” Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane... Read more

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