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Fan applause makes a difference in golf and tennis

When comparing crowd reactions to superstar Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson last summer, a golf analyst offered this succinct observation: “They respect Tiger Woods but they love Phil Mickelson.” The same conclusion could be reached in comparing crowd reactions to … Continue reading

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Fewer USA pros among contenders Down Under

When the Open Era began in tennis more than 40 years ago, U.S. pros were the players-to-beat on the men’s and women’s tours. Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Billie Jean King, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert were among the first wave … Continue reading

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Agassi’s life is now an Open book

In his recently released autobiography, Open, Andre Agassi draws us into his inner circle and whispers, “I hated tennis.” He repeats this mantra several times in his 386-page tell-all, urging us to believe this silliness. Later, he notes the absurdity … Continue reading

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Redskins wallow in owner’s suspect judgment

With a 4-10 record and a coaching staff in transition, the Washington Redskins announced last week that there’s a new sheriff with a familiar name in town. That would be Bruce Allen, son of the late George Allen, who coached … Continue reading

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Tiger’s still on track to be greatest, but not best

Tiger Woods stepped up to the tee a few days ago and finally split the fairway with a straight and true shot regarding his wayward ways off the course. The problem with his mea culpa disclosure is that he wouldn’t … Continue reading

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