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With Jimmy Butler sidelined, training wheels are off for Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins

Karl-Anthony Towns got popped in the chin so forcefully that the only option the rest of his body gave him was to hit the floor. As a kid, Towns’ mother, Jacqueline Cruz, always warned him not to reach around the stove, lest he wind up getting burned. But the inclination to put his hand where it shouldn’t be has always remained. And there was Towns, reaching on defense last week and inviting a nasty collision with Washington’s Tomas Satoransky that had him rolling in agony, wondering if his teeth were still in his mouth…………Read More

How can Tiger Woods leave a putt short at the worst possible time? A simple explanation

In the span of 10 minutes on Sunday, Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed each faced 72nd-hole birdie attempts that would determine their fate at the Valspar Championship. In both instances, the expectation was that the two players would at least give their putts a chance to drop……………Read More

Venus Williams beats sister Serena in Indian Wells

Serena Williams’ first official tournament since becoming a mom in September was cut short by older sister Venus in Indian Wells.

An aunt, yes, but Venus the tennis player put aside feelings of family love to win 6-3 6-4 in the night session Monday in the California desert, serving well for the most part and highlighting how Serena is finding her way again on the tour as she combines motherhood with the demands of professional sport……………Read More

Michelle Wie drops 35-foot birdie putt on final hole to clinch first win since 2014

It was only fitting that a long, dramatic putt would finally put an end to Michelle Wie’s long, frustrating victory drought.

Wie hadn’t claimed an LPGA title since her 2014 U.S. Women’s Open triumph at Pinehurst, despite several top-five finishes in the ensuing three-plus years. But that changed on Sunday at the HSBC Women’s World Championship. The leader board was packed at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, with major champions Danielle Kang and Brooke Henderson, up-and-comer Nelly Korda and LPGA Tour winner Jenny Shin all looking like they could pull away at any moment and take the win…………….Read More