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The Early Lead: June, 2011

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Unshaven Andy Murray rolls into semifinals

British Wimbledon hopeful Andy Murray cruised past Feliciano Lopez in Wednesday’s quarterfinals sporting the same scruff he had on his chin two days prior in the presence of royalty.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Rafael Nadal, his foot better as he heads for semifinals, surprised by Roger Federer’s loss

Rafael Nadal, his foot better as he heads for Wimbledon semifinals, surprised by Roger Federer’s loss

By Cindy Boren  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Los Angeles Dodgers win bankruptcy reprieve but battle with MLB for team control far from over

Team owner Frank McCourt is granted interim bankruptcy but MLB could still take control of Dodgers franchise.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:28 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Wimbledon 2011 live blog: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stuns Roger Federer; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray advance to semifinals

Roger Federer stunned by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; Rafael Nadel, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray advance to Wimbledon semifinals.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:46 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Chicago Cubs fan nearly throws out Miguel Tejada

Cubs fan, with an arm straight from the gods, nearly throws out the Giants’ Miguel Tejada.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Rooney’s game-winning goal lifts New York Red Bulls in U.S. Open Cup

John Rooney — the younger brother of Manchester United star Wayne Rooney — drew chants of “Best Rooney Ever” when his goal in the 65th minute lifted the New York Red Bulls to victory in the U.S. Open Cup.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 06/29/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, players’ leader DeMaurice Smith address rookies

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, players’ leader DeMaurice Smith break from negotiations to talk to rookies.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:15 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Women’s World Cup: Norway edges Equatorial Guinea 1-0

Heavily favored Norway finally broke through in the 84th minute when Emilie Haavi scored the game’s lone goal to beat Equatorial Guinea. Brazil faces Australia next in Group D.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:53 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 06/29/2011

South Carolina repeats as College World Series champions

Michael Roth pitched 7 2/3 innings on three days' rest and South Carolina became the first team to ever go 10-0 in an NCAA baseball tournament with a 5-2 victory over Florida to claim a second straight College World Series championship.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:29 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 06/29/2011

New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov elected head of Russia’s Right Cause political party

New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was elected to lead Russia’s Right Choice political party, which seeks to build viable capitalism and create a multi-party system that could reduce Prime Minister Vladi­mir Putin’s power.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:22 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Dirk Nowitzki’s German hometown throws a great parade for NBA Finals MVP

Dirk Nowitzki’s hometown in Wuerzburg, Germany, greets NBA Finals MVP with beer. And a parade.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:41 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Nike may bring ‘aggressive’ changes to some NFL uniforms

Nike plans ‘aggressive’ NFL uniform changes next spring...depending on each team’s willingness.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:54 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Women’s World Cup: North Korean coach blames loss on players struck by lightning

In one of the strangest post-game excuses ever delivered following a loss, North Korean Coach Kim Kwang Min attributed his team’s 2-0 loss to the United States to several players being struck by lightning earlier this month.

By Matt Brooks  |  07:34 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka tops Tamira Paszek for semifinal berth

Victoria Azarenka, famous for her loud grunts during matches, returns to semifinals of Wimbledon

By Cindy Boren  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Tiger Woods: ‘I’m going ... to come back when I’m 100 percent’

Tiger Woods says there’s no timetable for his return to golf; it’ll be ‘when I’m 100 percent.’

By Cindy Boren  |  04:34 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Petra Kvitova advances to semifinals again

Petra Kvitova advances to Wimbledon semifinals with a three-set win over Tsvetana Pironkova.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Terrell Owens did have ACL surgery, plans to be ready when NFL season opens

Terrell Owens, agent Drew Rosenhaus confirms, had ACL surgery and has no plan to retire.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Michael Schlact’s tale of a pitcher, a broken bus, a minor-league road trip and Twitter

Southern Maryland pitcher Michael Schlact shares the story of a minor-league trip — and bus breakdown.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:58 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Maria Sharapova cruises into semis with victory over Dominika Cibulkova

Maria Sharapova, the favorite to win Wimbledon, rolls into semifinals with a straight-sets win.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:23 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Women’s World Cup: USA defeats North Korea 2-0 after shaky start

The United States women’s national team began its quest for a third World Cup with a 2-0 victory against North Korea. Follow all the action with The Post’s Matt Brooks.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:46 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Sabine Lisicki beats Marion Bartoli, advances to semifinal

Sabine Lisicki, billed as “the next Steffi Graf,” beats Marion Bartoli to get to Wimbledon semifinal.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Padres-Royals first pitch: Cirque du Soleil performer does 360-degree backflip, throws strike

Cirque de Soleil performer does 360-degree backflip on the mound and throws a strike at San Diego Padres game.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

College World Series: South Carolina defense does it in Game 1

The Gamecocks win another extra innings thriller as Florida commits two costly throwing errors in the bottom of the 11th to give South Carolina a 2-1 victory in Omaha.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Lorenzo Charles’s historic shot lifted N.C. State, Jim Valvano to NCAA title

Lorenzo Charles, who died Monday, had the shot that lifted Jim Valvano’s N.C. State team to glory

By Cindy Boren  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Rafael Nadal not seriously injured, will play in quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal’s foot injury is painful but not serious; he will play quarterfinal match against Mardy Fish.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:41 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Roger Federer advances with flashy between the legs shot

Six-time Wimbledon champion moves into quarterfinals in style with a highlight-reel “tweener.”

By Matt Brooks  |  08:16 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Roger Federer, with Pete Sampras in his sights, wins

Roger Federer rolls into quarterfinals with Pete Sampras record in sight.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:38 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Riots in Argentina after River Plate relegation

Fans of Argentina’s River Plate soccer club rioted in the stadium and out in the streets following their team’s relegation to the second division for the first time in the team’s 110-year history.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:01 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Darnell Dockett tweets his encounter with police

Darnell Dockett is pulled over by police and tweets play-by-play.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Rafal Nadal hurts his foot in match with Juan Martin Del Potro

Rafal Nadal hurts his left foot, but pulls out a win against Juan Martin Del Potro.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:22 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Women’s World Cup: Mexico draws with England

Less than 48 hours after El Tri scored four unanswered goals to trounce the United States in Saturday’s Gold Cup final, the Mexican women rallied for a surprising 1-1 draw with England on the second day of the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:08 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Venus Williams says as she and Serena lose, ‘definitely not our best day’

Venus Williams, Serena Williams haven’t lost on same day of Grand Slam event since ‘08.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Mardy Fish beats Tomas Berdych, is last American standing

Mardy Fish is America’s hope in Wimbledon after beating Tomas Berdych.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic wins easily in 1 hour, 41 minutes

Novak Djokovic has his game at Wimbledon, if not his dog.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:03 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Mexico wins Gold Cup; U.S. coach Bob Bradley on hot seat

A night that began full of promise for the United States men’s national soccer team ended with frustration and festering doubts about the future following Saturday’s Gold Cup final loss to Mexico.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:03 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Serena Williams upset by Marion Bartoli; Venus Williams falls; Maria Sharapova wins

Serena Williams loses in straight sets to Marion Bartoli; Venus Williams falls; Maria Sharapova wins.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:53 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Caroline Wozniacki upset by Dominika Cibulkova

Caroline Wozniacki, Wimbledon’s No. 1 seed, joins Serena Williams in making an early exit.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic advance with straight-set wins

Andy Murray shrugs off presence of William and Kate; Novak Djokovic wins in straight sets.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Los Angeles Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection

With Fox TV deal nixed by Bud Selig, Los Angeles seek bankruptcy protection .

By Cindy Boren  |  10:06 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Report: Terrell Owens has knee surgery

Terrell Owens, a free agent, reportedly had ACL surgery — which raises questions about his future.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:24 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Donovan McNabb joins Eagles’ workout in Philadelphia

In Philly for a charity event, Donovan McNabb works out with his former Eagles teammates.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Baltimore Ravens move training camp from McDaniel College to Owings Mills

Ravens will hold camp in-house because of NFL lockout.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:03 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Rafael Nadal rolls over Ryan Sweeting and into third round

Rafael Nadal’s game is clicking as he advances; Mardy Fish, Andy Roddick win in straight sets.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Tiger Woods will skip AT&T National

Knee and Achilles injuries will keep Tiger Woods from playing in his tournament, the AT&T National.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:29 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Venus Williams fights off Kimiko Date-Krumm in third-set battle

Venus Williams stops upset bid by Kimiko Date-Krumm in third set at Wimbledon.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Wimbledon official tells women players their grunts are spoiling tennis

Wimbledon isn’t thrilled that women tennis players are grunting louder and longer than ever.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:55 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Wimbledon 2011: John Isner beats Nicolas Mahut minus the drama this year

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut complete their match in one day this year, with Isner winning.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:53 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic win in straight sets

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, like Andy Roddick, advance with straight-sets wins.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:35 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Rory McIlroy’s dad stands to profit if his son wins British Open

A victory in the British Open would put about $350,000 (U.S.) in the pocket of Rory McIlroy’s dad.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Boston Bruins celebrate Stanley Cup with $156,679.74 bar tab

Bruins party includes $100,000 bottle of champagne and a really nice tip.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Serena Williams wins in three sets in emotional return to Centre Court

Serena Williams’s victory is emotional; Caroline Wozniacki’s win is efficient at Wimbledon.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 06/20/2011

New York Giants hero David Tyree would trade “The Catch” to stop gay marriage

Retired wide receiver Tyree said “there's nothing worth more” than preserving traditional marriage.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:16 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant lights up Drew League with amazing shot

Durant’s shot is dazzling, even though it doesn’t come in an NBA game.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:40 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Wimbledon 2011: John McEnroe wants to see Rafael Nadal add some swagger

By Cindy Boren  |  03:11 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Cards’Pujols to miss 4-to-6 weeks with wrist fracture

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman was hurt on play in sixth inning Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Rafael Nadal starts slowly, then cruises to Centre Court win

Nadal wins in straight sets; Thomaz Belluci is first seeded men’s player to lose.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:58 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/20/2011

NBC’s Pledge of Allegiance omission draws criticism

Network apologized for cutting “under God” from Pledge in U.S. Open feature story.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Venus Williams returns to All England Club with a win

A five-time champion, Venus Williams makes a fashion splash, too

By Cindy Boren  |  10:47 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/20/2011

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy celebrates first major win

McIlroy sips from Open trophy, thanks everyone kindly and now goes off to save Northern Ireland’s economy.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 06/19/2011

2011 U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy wins with history-making performance

For the second straight year, a golfer from Northern Ireland wins tournament.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:02 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/19/2011

NBC apologizes for cutting “under God” from Pledge of Allegiance before U.S. Open

Network draws criticism for the way it edited feature that preceded live coverage.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 06/18/2011

2011 U.S. Open live blog: Rory McIlroy posts third-round 68, goes into Sunday at 14-under with eight stroke lead

2011 U.S. Open live blog: Rory McIlroy posts a 68 on Saturday and a three-round score of 199 to go into the final round of the Open at 14-under with an eight-stroke lead.

By Paul Tenorio  |  06:55 PM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 06/17/2011

2011 U.S. Open live blog: Rory McIlroy sets 36-hole Open record; play suspended just after 8 p.m. due to darkness

McIlroy posts a 66 to move to 11-under; Y.E. Yang in second at 5-under. Play was suspended just after 8 p.m. due to darkness and the second round will be concluded in the morning.

By Cindy Boren and Paul Tenorio  |  04:10 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Hale Irwin’s son Steve: U.S. Open ‘very dear to my heart’

After trying to qualify for the national championship 12 or 15 times during his life, Irwin finally made it this year.

By Kathy Orton  |  04:09 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open: Jimenez departs Congressional, but not before enjoying a cigar

Doomed by his opening-round 77, Miguel Angel Jimenez shrugs and smokes a cigar.

By Gene Wang  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open: Taiwan’s Cheng-Tsung Pan happy to simply be in field

Cheng-Tsung Pan might not be playing into the weekend, but simply being in the field for one of the most prestigious events in golf is accomplishment enough for now for the native of Taiwan.

By Gene Wang  |  03:38 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 06/17/2011

2011 U.S. Open: Where will the cut fall? At +3? +4? +5?

The field will shrink after today’s second round at Congressional.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:04 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy shoots second-round 66

The Northern Ireland native shoots a 66 to move to 11-under.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  01:34 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open: Fluff Cowan, former caddie for Tiger Woods, relaxes before afternoon round with Jim Furyk

Cowan, the former caddie for Tiger Woods, is on Jim Furyk’s bag and enjoying life as a member at Congressional Country Club.

By Gene Wang  |  12:08 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Ricky Rubio heads for the NBA and Minnesota Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio leaves Barcelona, heads for the NBA and Minnesota Timberwolves

By Cindy Boren  |  11:35 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open spectator hospitalized Thursday is in critical but stable condition

The 29-year-old man who was hospitalized Thursday after collapsing at Congressional Country Club is in critical but stable condition.

By Kathy Orton  |  11:11 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson draw quite a crowd

The No. 9 fairway was packed more than a half dozen deep on the right side for the group that included leader Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, who was having himself quite a round.

By Gene Wang  |  10:47 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open: Congressional’s greens not up to speed

But because of the extreme heat last week, the greens are not up to what the USGA had hoped - 14-14.5 on the Stimpmeter.

By Barry Svrluga  |  09:02 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson looks to ‘get this thing turned around’

“I’m still in it where if I get this thing turned around, I can shoot a good round [Friday] and get back in it,” he said Thursday.

By Rick Maese  |  08:12 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open: Plenty of players shoot par or better in opening round

The U.S. Open traditionally is the most demanding test of golf perhaps in the world, yet the scores after the first round yesterday at Congressional Country Club didn’t exactly reflect as much.

By Gene Wang  |  07:36 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open: Robert Rock gets his visa just in time

Because of visa issues, Robert Rock has to walk onto the first tee without having seen the course except on television and shoot a respectable 1-under-par 70.

By Kathy Orton  |  08:48 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 06/16/2011

2011 U.S. Open live blog: Rory McIlroy shoots 65, leads Open by three strokes

2011 U.S. Open live blog: Rory McIlroy shoots a bogey-free 65, leads Open by three strokes. Phil Mickelson shoots haphazard 3-over 74.

By Cindy Boren and Paul Tenorio  |  06:35 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open: Tiger Woods’s replacement, Michael Whitehead, shoots 77 in first round

Michael Whitehead shoots a 6-over 77 that includes four consecutive bogeys beginning at No. 12.

By Gene Wang  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open: Chez Reavie not bothered by knee, starts strong with 70

The 2008 Canadian Open winner is the first golfer in under par, shooting a 71.

By Gene Wang  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open 2011: Rory Sabbatini starts strong

The South African has played poorly in previous majors.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  04:16 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open: Amateur champ Peter Uihlein turns in a 72

Peter Uihlein, 21, turns in a 1-over 72 on Thursday.

By Kathy Orton  |  03:34 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 06/16/2011

After father’s death, Gregory Havret begins U.S. Open with a heavy heart

Last year’s U.S. Open runner-up is playing in his first competitive tournament since his father’s death.

By Kathy Orton  |  03:04 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Former Redskin Danny Wuerffel has Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Former quarterback Danny Wuerffel is expected to make a full recovery from Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:43 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open 2011: Ryan Palmer shoots 2-under-par 69

Palmer shot a 2-under 69 in the first round of the U.S. Open.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  02:36 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open: Davis Love, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson make some bold fashion choices

Bubba Watson, Davis Love and Webb Simpson stand out at Congressional.

By Gene Wang  |  02:20 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open 2011: Y.E. Yang has a strong first round.

Yang is the leader in the clubhouse at the U.S. Open.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  02:04 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open 2011: Bubba Watson off to fast start

Watson is near the top of the U.S. Open leader board.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  01:41 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/16/2011

2011 U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson tops afternoon groupings

2011 U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson tops afternoon groupings

By Cindy Boren  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 06/16/2011

U.S. Open: Man, 29, goes into cardiac arrest (updated)

A 29-year-old man goes into cardiac arrest at the U.S. Open. His condition is unknown.

By Kathy Orton  |  11:22 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Dallas Mavericks and David Letterman’s Top Ten list

Caron Butler assists as Mavericks, Cuban do Letterman’s Top Ten list.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:54 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Vancouver riots shame city after Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup

Vancouver riots shame city after Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup

By Cindy Boren  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 06/15/2011

U.S. Open: Golf Boys Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan have catchy tune

Now, if one of these guys can just win at Congressional ...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:35 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Post Sports Live: 2011 U.S. Open preview

The Post Sports Live crew visited Congressional Country Club and was joined by John Feinstein to discuss which players to watch, the changes to the course and how best to experience the event if you plan to attend.

By Washington Post editors  |  10:35 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 06/13/2011

LeBron James tells his haters: Enjoy ‘real world’

After Miami Heat lose to Dallas Mavs in NBA Finals, LeBron James takes a shot at his critics.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:56 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban owner gets bleeped, may nix championship rings

After winning the NBA title, Mavs owner curses on ESPN, calls championship rings “old school.”

By Cindy Boren  |  10:06 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 06/10/2011

U.S. Open: Gary Williams joins Comcast coverage

Former Maryland coach will provide analysis at Congressional.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:33 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Tim Tebow is ridiculously ripped

Denver Broncos quarterback apparently has spent the lockout lifting really heavy weights.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:31 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 06/10/2011

LeBron James missing again in NBA Finals Game 5

A compendium of venom from the sports punditocracy.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:31 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Surfer Andy Irons died of heart attack, drugs

Champion, who died last November, had coronary artery disease, bipolar disorder.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/09/2011

LeBron James says he’s ready for ‘probably the biggest game of my life’

And you thought his every move was being watched before.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Terrelle Pryor says no to NCAA and to Roughriders

Former Ohio State quarterback is ‘looking at supplemental draft,’ agent says.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Stanley Cup Finals: Nathan Horton helps Bruins

With a big assist to Bobby Orr, the unsteady Canucks head home for Game 5.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Auburn, Cam Newton get their White House moment

Their trip originally postponed by tornadoes, national champions meet with President Obama.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Gilbert Arenas fined by NBA for comments on Twitter

Magic guard had returned to social media a little over a week ago. Oops.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Anybody seen LeBron James lately?

As Dallas evens the series with Miami, the Heat’s big guy is nowhere to be found.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:34 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Jim Haslett on Albert Haynesworth: ‘He doesn’t want to do anything’

In radio interview, Redskins coach describes how lineman frustrates on a daily basis.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:34 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Aaron Rome suspended for rest of Stanley Cup Finals

After Game 3 hit, NHL hands down 4-game suspension; Nathan Horton is out the rest of the way, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Bryce Harper’s kiss draws warning from Mike Schmidt

Turns out that, in baseball, a kiss isn’t just a kiss. Everybody has an opinion on the matter.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Report: NBC reaches deal to keep Olympics through 2020

Despite changes at network, $4 billion offer beats Fox, ESPN.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Bruins’ Nathan Horton will miss rest of Stanley Cup Finals

Forward suffers severe concussion on hit by Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:48 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Serena Williams to return to tennis at Eastbourne

Wimbledon warm-up will be Williams’s first tournament in nearly a year.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Plaxico Burress released from prison, eyes return to NFL

Plaxico Burress is released from prison and says he’ll be ready to play when the NFL labor dispute is settled.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:56 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Roger Federer snaps Novak Djokovic’s streak to reach French Open final

Roger Federer got the best of Novak Djokovic in a four set semifinal victory Friday to halt the Serbian’s 41-match winning streak to start 2011 and set up another Grand Slam final matchup with Rafael Nadal.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:56 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tennis

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Ricky Rubio decides to join Minnesota Timberwolves

Two years after being drafted, Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio reportedly signs a two-year contract.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:05 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Traffic, parking guidelines for 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional

The USGA relases guidelines for this month’s U.S. Open at Congressional, directing spectators traveling by car to use satellite parking and shuttle services in an effort to reduce traffic and congestion in Bethesda.

By Washington Post Sports Editors  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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