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He’s not ordinary ballboy

NEW YORK – From his hospital bed, Angelo Anderson could see the wheelchair, the cane and the walker with the tennis balls on the bottom. He told himself he would …


Scott, Furyk tied for lead at Oak Hill

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Adam Scott began the final major of the year with a tee shot deep into the trees. He ended the opening round of the PGA Championship by …


Fox lands U.S. Open

Fox Sports is in as the broadcast partner for the U.S. Open starting in 2015. Johnny Miller appears to be out. In a surprising announcement Wednesday, the U.S. Golf Association …


Englishman edges Mickelson, Day to win first major

ARDMORE, Pa. – Justin Rose made his first trip to Merion Golf Club the week before the U.S. Open, when he had an opportunity to get acquainted 1-on-1 without the …


Lefty’s always a bridesmaid, never the bride

ARDMORE, Pa. – Phil Mickelson turned 43 on Sunday, a cruel reminder in light of his record sixth runner-up finish at the U.S. Open that his chances to claim that …


Rose wins U.S. Open

ARDMORE, Pa. – Justin Rose made his first trip to Merion Golf Club the week before the U.S. Open, when he had an opportunity to get acquainted 1-on-1 without the …


Mickelson leads after 3rd round at US Open

For all those runner-up finishes, with so much heartache chasing the major he covets, Phil Mickelson has never had a better chance to win the U.S. Open.


Mickelson, Horschel share clubhouse lead at Merion

ARDMORE, Pa. – Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against …


Woods likes his chances at Open on weekend

ARDMORE, Pa. – History says Tiger Woods has little chance to win this U.S. Open. Not from behind, and certainly not with an elbow inflammation that seems to bother him …


Mickelson, Horschel share clubhouse lead at Merion

ARDMORE, Pa. — Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against …


Happy landing for Mickelson

ARDMORE, Pa. – Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional. He traveled about 2,400 miles in the air …


Leader Mickelson goes the distance at U.S. Open

ARDMORE, Pa. – Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional. He traveled about 2,400 miles in the air …


History and hole oddities make U.S. Open site special

ARDMORE, Pa. – The USGA did not have to come back to Merion Golf Club. In fact, almost everyone thought the 1981 U.S. Open would be the last one played …


U.S. Open returns, tradition remains at Merion

ARDMORE, Pa. – Stop by the rock near the 11th-hole tee box at Merion Golf Club and read up on a slice of sports history. It’s perhaps the grandest hole …


Chambers Bay adjustments already done for 2015 Open

The 2015 U.S. Open is 787 days away but Chambers Bay is essentially ready right now. The links-style golf course near Tacoma has undergone nearly all of the additions, revisions …


Chambers Bay ready to go two years early

The 2015 U.S. Open is 787 days away but Chambers Bay is essentially ready right now.


U.S. Open returning to Winged Foot in 2020

The U.S. Open is returning to Winged Foot, the New York club with a history of clutch moments and one unforgettable collapse. The U.S. Golf Association will announce today that …


Murray prevails for 1st Slam win

NEW YORK – His considerable lead, and a chance at history, slipping away, Andy Murray dug deep for stamina and mental strength, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-set, nearly …


Women’s U.S. Open final postponed until Sunday

NEW YORK – Among the many lessons Serena Williams has learned in the 13 years since she played her first Grand Slam final is that routine is overrated. A perfect …


Serena Williams powers into U.S. Open final

NEW YORK – The latest woman to absorb a lopsided loss against Serena Williams thinks the 14-time Grand Slam champion should take on a new challenge. “Given that men are …


Best bet on the Tube

Novak Djokovic will be the first to say there’s no such thing as an easy road to a Grand Slam title. Still, when he looks around the locker room before …


Oh, oh, Williams at her best

NEW YORK – It didn’t take long for Serena Williams to show her fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open on Monday where things were headed. “The first point of the …


Sharapova in quarters for first time since ’06

NEW YORK – Maria Sharapova is back in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time since winning the title in 2006. Shrieking loudly during points, screaming and pumping her …


Roddick rolling

NEW YORK – Knowing full well each match could be his last, Andy Roddick is putting on a show while soaking up every moment along the way. So when he …


Roddick announces retirement

Tennis: Andy Roddick’s tennis career will close at the U.S. Open, the site of his biggest triumph. The 2003 champion at Flushing Meadows and former No. 1-ranked player decided to …


Murray overcomes slow start at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – Andy Murray weathered a slow start in the latest stop of this long, successful summer. Seeking that elusive first Grand Slam title, Murray began his U.S. Open …


Final Slam should dazzle

NEW YORK – Champion at Wimbledon in both singles and doubles. Winner again at the All England Club in both events, four weeks later at the London Olympics. Nobody would …


U.S. Open opportunity

Venus (at right in photo) and Serena Williams (left) received a wild-card entry into the U.S. Open doubles draw Friday, giving them a chance to play for their 14th career …


Sparks to open Open

“American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks will headline the opening-night program Aug. 27 at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Sparks will perform a song from her upcoming movie, “Sparkle,” which includes …


Simpson wins first major when leaders falter at U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO – Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open and put two more names into the graveyard of champions. Overlooked for so much of the week, Simpson emerged on a …