April 5, 2012 |
THE RELATIONSHIP between 76ers coach Doug Collins and second-year guard Evan Turner is not a strained one. There is no personal animosity, no grudges held. Has the coach been as complimentary about Turner as he has other players? Probably not. Has Turner been in his coach's doghouse more than most other players? Probably. But it appears it is all part of the teaching process Collins believes Turner needs in order to become the best NBA player he can be. In order for that to happen, Collins is convinced Turner needs structure, so he and associate head coach Michael Curry have taken to providing that recently.
June 30, 2010 |
Noted golfer Eldrick Woods used the P-word twice during a 20-minute news conference Tuesday at Aronimink Golf Club. Once, he was referring to his game. Once, he was talking about that little series of image and homewrecking revelations regarding his personal life - which you may have heard something about. Both times, Woods used the P-word to acknowledge to the assembled media that he is, in fact, not Perfect . "I certainly have made mistakes," Woods said with delightful understatement.
December 18, 2009 |
January's cover girls (and bad boys) It's magazine-cover day! 'Rayyy! Today sees Whitney Houston on the cover of InStyle for January. She's looking good for 46 - or any other age - and has much to say about being mom to daughter Bobbi Kristina Houston-Brown, 16. "It's funny," says Whitney, "because her body is mine, her skin color is mine, but she says exactly what's on her mind, so she's like her father" - R&B artist Bobby Brown, from whom Houston...
December 14, 2009 |
FOLLOWING IN THE naked footsteps of Tiger mistress Mindy Lawton, a second Tiger mistress has chatted with Britain's News of the World. It's probably best that the World's No. 1 golfer is taking some time away from the links. Jamie Jungers told NotW that she had sex with Tiger in his marital bed in May 2006, on the night his father died. Yikes. According to Jamie, Tiger had visited his dad in a hospice, while she waited for him at his home, and when he returned the pair worked away Tiger's stress.
April 4, 2007 |
THANK HEAVEN FOR nicknames. Eldrick Woods sounds like a mock-tudor townhouse development in some former cornfield, behind the Cracker Barrel and the Hampton Inn off the new bypass exit. Can you be an elite athlete, a master of the sporting domain, and be called Eldrick? The headlines would certainly suffer: Eldrick stalks field, 2 strokes back Eldrick lurking as final round approaches So-and-so hopes to tame Eldrick Fortunately for Eldrick, when his father served in Vietnam he had a friend - a South Vietnamese officer, Vuong Dang Phong - whom Earl Woods nicknamed "Tiger" because of his courage.
April 4, 2007 |
THERE USED TO BE a time when, if you wanted to worship your favorite athlete, all you had to do was seclude yourself in your bedroom and stare at all the posters and magazine pullouts plastered across your wall. For John Ziegler, that just wasn't enough when it came to his favorite athlete, Tiger Woods. So by the time Tiger consecutively had won the U.S. Open, British Open and the PGA Championship in 2000, already placing himself among some of the elite in the game, Ziegler was creating his own news with a Web site called tigerwoodsisgod.
December 30, 2006 |
Tiger Woods decided yesterday to skip the PGA Tour's season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship next week. Woods, who was skiing with his family last week in Colorado, said he did not have time to get his game ready and he wanted to spend more time with his family. He has won six consecutive PGA Tour events, a streak that will remain on hold until Jan. 25 in the Buick Invitational in San Diego, where Woods is the two-time and defending champion. It is the second consecutive year that Woods will not play the winners-only tournament.
December 18, 2006 |
Tiger Woods wrapped up a remarkable season yesterday at the Target World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif., seizing the lead from U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy in just three holes and coasting to a 6-under 66 for a four-shot victory in the last tournament of the year. He started the year with a playoff victory in the Buick Invitational and ended it by beating an elite, 16-man field to win his tournament for the third time in its 8-year history. Between those bookend trophies was a mixture of triumph and tragedy.
November 12, 2006 |
Without further ado, let's review a few of the highlights and lowlights from 2006 in golf: Most Memorable Moment: Tiger Woods sobbing uncontrollably on the shoulder of his caddie, Steve Williams, at the British Open, his first victory after the death of his father, Earl. Most Miserable Moment: Phil Mickelson's inexplicable and untimely collapse on the 72d hole of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Best Quote: Mickelson, stupefied: "I am such an idiot. " Most Bizarre Moment: Teen phenom Michelle Wie, needles and tubes sticking out of her as she is being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher at the John Deere Classic, a victim of the heat.
October 28, 2006 |
Tiger Woods is skipping the Tour Championship next week for the first time in his career, saying he was mentally and physically tired from a hectic stretch through the Ryder Cup. "I'm confident that this extended break will help me to recharge my batteries for the 2007 season," Woods said on his Web site. It was a huge blow to the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake, the PGA Tour's version of an All-Star Game for the top 30 players on its money list. Masters champion Phil Mickelson previously has said he is done playing for the year, and with Stephen Ames out with a back injury, the 27-man field will be the smallest since the Tour Championship began in 1987.