June 19, 2015 |
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - There is no NBA rule to make LeBron James self-deprecating. The NFL cannot force Marshawn Lynch to be a good sport, and Major League Baseball could never convince Barry Bonds to be pleasant. The same is true with Tiger. Neither the PGA Tour nor the USGA nor the legions of fans who follow him can coerce the most important golfer in history to be genuine or forthcoming about anything but the mechanics of the game. As he resumes his quest to catch Jack Nicklaus today at the U.S. Open, Woods becomes further diminished by the play and the personalties of his peers.
May 5, 2015 |
TIGER WOODS is back in the game. The dating game, that is. Yesterday, he and Lindsey Vonn announced their breakup after seeing each other for more than two years "Lindsey and I have mutually decided to stop dating," Woods said on his website under the headline "A personal message from Tiger. " "I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey and I'll always cherish our time together. She has been amazing with [my children] Sam and Charlie and my entire family. Unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives and are both competing in demanding sports.
January 21, 2015 |
HE'S NOT a toothless Tiger, but he's got one fewer incisor. Yesterday, Tiger Woods had one of his front teeth accidentally knocked out after surprising girlfriend Lindsey Vonn by showing up in Italy to watch her record-setting, 63rd World Cup victory. This time it wasn't a 7-iron that did the damage, it was a camera. "During a crush of photographers at the awards podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth," Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, told the Associated Press in an email.
February 9, 2014 |
SOCHI - The American team scattered as it entered Fisht Olympic Stadium Friday night, some waving excitedly to friends and relatives, some hamming it up for NBC's cameras, still others simply moved by understandable exuberance. But Julia Mancuso stayed in formation, smiling, waving, marching. True to her history, she was comfortable letting others step out. The 29-year-old, now a four-time Olympian, may be the unsung hero on a U.S. Alpine ski team whose praises have been sung loudly during the weeks leading to these 2014 Winter Games.
February 9, 2014 |
SOCHI - Women had been ski-jumping for decades when Jessica Jerome took her first flying leap at age 7. The Utah resident knew she liked it right away, nearly as quickly as her parents knew they did not. "My dad kept thinking of the agony of defeat [footage that shows a ski-jumper wiping out] from the Wide World of Sports," she said. But she did not give up and eventually, when her parents learned that neither their daughter nor any other young girl could grow up to be an Olympian jumper, their distaste became outrage.
January 27, 2014 |
ST. ANTON, Austria - In a remote alpine valley in western Austria, a local cheese farmer named Hannes Schneider opened a ski school in the 1920s. Soon people all over the world were learning his "Arlberg" technique, and modern skiing, as we know it, was born. The Arlberg region, named after the mountain range that stretches between Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria, is more than just a ski destination, it's a pilgrimage to a holy land. This terrain is some of the most challenging in the world for skiing.
December 16, 2013 |
Not that he's an Olympic-caliber skier, but when Frank Osborne heard that downhill phenom Lindsey Vonn had crashed on a training run last month in Vail, Colo., he could relate. On Jan. 14, 1997, the Cheltenham native was 22, a recent graduate of St. Joseph's University, living in the Poconos, and tempting fate: the double black diamond run he had wiped out on the first time he tried it that day. So Osborne went down it again, at night, and, as he recalls, was out of control pretty much from the start: "I was just flying.
September 16, 2013 |
While Tattle was in Toronto, son of Tattle handled this week's chores. But now we're back to clean up the mess. Friday J.K. Rowling will get paid a ton of dough to write the screenplay for the Warner Bros. movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," based on her textbook for the magical world of Harry Potter. Thursday The Internet was a buzz with a National Enquirer report that Tiger Woods ' girlfriend Lindsey Vonn was seen canoodling with an older gentleman at the Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z concert in Miami.
September 13, 2013 |
IS TIGER WOODS ' girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn , playing with some other guy's club? The National Enquirer reports - so you know it has to be true - that Vonn was caught in a lengthy, deep smooch with a familiar, older gentleman backstage at a Justin Timberlake / Jay Z concert last month in Miami. Lindsey denied it all to London's Daily Mail . "There is not an ounce of truth in this clearly made-up story," a Lindsey rep told Mail Online. Real lawyers of N.J. According to the Record , authorities say Mark McGuire, of Franklin Lakes, N.J., told police that he was an attorney for two cast members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" but falsely represented himself as a lawyer.
July 17, 2013 |
FOR THE FIRST two rounds of the British Open at Muirfield, Tiger Woods will be paired with former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell. But yesterday, he was with skiing star Lindsey Vonn, who was inside the ropes, and by his side, during his practice round. The British tabloids followed the pair throughout the round. Vonn and Woods often exchanged smiles and talked as they walked along the fairways. Woods will be getting a late start in the opening round.