September 3, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Lleyton Hewitt, a 32-year-old Australian who won the U.S. Open in 2001 and who was never a U.S. crowd favorite because he once was perceived to have made racist comments toward popular American James Blake, had the crowd on Louis Armstrong Stadium chanting his name Tuesday. In a quarterfinal match against Mikhail Youzhny, Hewitt, who is ranked only 66th in the world and has had at least five surgeries over the last decade, retrieved a shot after he tripped and fell. His desperate attempt left blood running down his elbow, and the ball went into the net. Not long after that, Hewitt was beaten by 21st-seeded Youzhny, a 31-year-old Russian, 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3)
July 31, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - An injury-plagued and frustration-filled first season with the Angels came to an end Wednesday for reliever Sean Burnett, who was diagnosed with a small tear in his flexor tendon and is out for the year. Burnett, the former Washington Nationals setup man who signed a two-year, $8-million deal with the Angels last winter, said he probably will undergo surgery, which would sideline him for three to five months but would be a better option than injections or rest and rehabilitation, which haven't worked this season.
July 16, 2013 |
Tiger Woods isn't wasting much time with sleep as he prepares for the start of the British Open on Thursday. For the last few days, the world's top-ranked golfer has been waking up at the crack of dawn, eager to start his practice rounds. "I like getting up early, especially when the sun comes up at 4 in the morning here," he told reporters. "Its hard to sleep in. " Muirfield officials have been holding him back a bit, with no golfers allowed to tee off until 7 a.m. while the grounds crew grooms the course.
July 14, 2013 |
If there were any doubts about Tiger Woods' determination to return from an elbow injury and play in the British Open this week, he pretty much put them to rest on Sunday. Stepping off an overnight flight to Scotland, Woods went directly to Muirfield for a practice round. "I took a couple of weeks off and that's why I didn't play and I started practicing last week," Woods told ESPN.com while playing with Jason Day and Dustin Johnson. "It felt fine. That's one of the reasons I let it heal, so I could go right back at it. " Woods hasn't played since the U.S. Open last month.
July 6, 2013 |
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano, who was a budding superstar before his career was sidetracked by an elbow injury, made an amazing no-look, between-the-legs catch of a hard one-hop grounder on Friday. Liriano, who was the American League's rookie of the year in 2006 when he went 12-3 with a 2.16 earned-run average, improved to 8-3 this season by pitching a complete game in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The great stop by Liriano came when the Cubs' Dioner Navarro led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a hard grounder up the middle.
July 3, 2013 |
These days, Greta Van Susteren isn't just covering the news, she's making it. Speculation is rampant that Van Susteren may be getting ready to walk away from her 10 p.m. Fox News Channel show and head back to CNN, where she rose to prominence in the 1990s as a legal analyst. One catalyst behind such a possible move? This week's announcement that hard-hitting anchor Megyn Kelly will get a prime-time slot after she returns from maternity leave later this year. Word is that Kelly could get the 10 p.m. real estate, which might leave Van Susteren with no home in prime time, between 8 and 11 p.m. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings Meanwhile, CNN is in the middle of yet another reinvention, this one overseen by former NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker.
June 26, 2013 |
There is no guarantee that Tiger Woods' strained left elbow will be 100% for the upcoming British Open, but the world's top-ranked golfer insists it will be "good enough. " Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Woods reiterated he plans to compete at Muirfield in mid-July. In the meantime, he won't have a chance to defend his title at the AT&T National this week at Congressional Country Club, where he is a two-time winner. "Obviously, I'm disappointed about not being able to play," he said.
June 19, 2013 |
Tiger Woods won't be on hand to defend his title at the AT&T National next week, but he plans on being ready in July to continue his quest for his first major championship since 2008. The world's No. 1-ranked golfer announced on his website Wednesday that he will not compete in the National, which benefits his foundation, at Congressional Country Club due to a left elbow strain doctors found after his return from last weekend's U.S. Open. "I have been advised to take a few weeks off, rest and undergo treatment," Woods said on his website.
June 19, 2013 |
In little more than a month, Tiger Woods went from being tough to beat to having a tough time even playing. Woods, a four-time winner this year, said Wednesday that soreness in his left elbow would keep him from defending his title next week in the AT&T National at Congressional, and that he would not compete again until the British Open next month at Muirfield. This is the sixth straight year that injury has kept him from either playing a tournament or finishing one. His injury is a blow to the AT&T National, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
June 11, 2013 |
BALTIMORE - The news was bad for reliever Sean Burnett on Tuesday, but it could have been much worse. The Angels left-hander came away from a second visit to orthopedic surgeon James Andrews in five weeks not needing elbow surgery, but he was ordered not to pick up a ball for a month, which will push his return to August at the earliest. "I was crushed, man," Burnett said. "I came here to help this team, and it's been disappointing. I haven't been able to do much, if anything.