May 16, 2013 |
Keegan Bradley had no thoughts about a course record, or the possibility of a 59, after consecutive bogeys in the middle of his opening round in the Byron Nelson Championship at Irving, Texas. Until his 136-yard wedge shot on his final hole Thursday. "It was going right at it. [A 59] crossed my mind for a second, and it would be unbelievable if I buried this," Bradley said. "But I had three feet to shoot 60. I was actually very nervous, uncomfortable over it and thank God I made it. " Bradley shot 10-under-par 60, completed by that short birdie at the 428-yard ninth hole, to break the TPC Four Seasons course record and match the best round ever at the Nelson.
December 10, 2009 |
There are plenty of exciting, sizzling point guards in the NBA -- Steve Nash, Chris Paul and Jason Kidd among them. Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz also is considered one of the best point guards in the league. Williams has yet to make the All-Star team, but he was second-team all-NBA in 2008. In the eyes of many, Williams doesn't have to take a back seat to any of his counterparts at point guard. "It feels good to be considered one of the best in the world," Williams said before Wednesday's game against the Lakers.
November 21, 2009 |
When the writers of "30 Rock" sent Brian Williams lines earlier this fall for his latest cameo, the NBC News anchor had a couple of suggestions. A scene in which he auditioned to be on the show's fictional comedy sketch series was "too blue" for his taste. In another, in which he approached Tina Fey's Liz Lemon about trying out for the program, Williams adopted an alter ego that paid homage to his late uncle Tony Mortarulo. "I'm not saying I want to audition, but Nicky Mortarulo from Scotch Plains, N.J., might be interested," Williams said with a broad grin and his best Jersey inflection.
July 1, 1989 |
Harvard's lightweight eight, which shattered the Thames Cup record in the Henley Royal Regatta Thursday, followed by losing to Williams (Mass.) College Friday. Williams, which took an early half-length lead, held on through the middle of the race, when Harvard closed within three feet, then eventually eased away to win the race by three-quarters of a length. Williams' time was 7:03, 37 seconds slower than Harvard's record time the day before.
May 23, 2010 |
C.K. Williams — Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning poet — will turn 74 this year, but he clearly retains traces of the young man for whom "everything always was going too slowly, too slowly." This spring, he has two new books out: "On Whitman" (Princeton University Press; 208 pp., $19.95), a highly personal response to the self-singing colossus of American poetry, and "Wait" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 144 pp., $25), a new collection of verse. Walking through Lower Manhattan toward ground zero — a site he's referenced in key poems over the last few years — Williams describes the title of "Wait" as an aging poet's mortal plea: "Just publishing a book at this stage in my career, I'm saying, 'Wait, I'm not finished!
December 1, 2009 |
The news of the day is not that tennis fined Serena Williams. It is that tennis did something. For many, including this typist, the action was a shocker. Not the size of the fine, the existence of one. This is a sport that tiptoes around its superstars like lion trainers at the zoo during feeding time. Outbursts such as Williams' tirade of intimidation against a lineswoman in the semifinals of this year's U.S. Open usually send the mice in blazers scurrying to the basement. Tennis runs via a dysfunctional collection of Grand Slam officials, men's and women's tour officials, men's and women's tournament directors and players' agents.