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ATLANTA In the spirit of Phil Mickelson's first Open Championship golf title ('Lefty' to his fans), the Atlanta Falcons will start training camp on Thursday with the majority of talent and depth slanted to the left side for both offense and defense.
The right side with the notable exception of defensive end Osi Umenyiora stands out as the weaker half. Right tackle, right guard and right cornerback will provide most of the drama for the next six weeks, as the Falcons look to fill holes on their roster and make a possible Super Bowl run.
Here are five position battles to watch during camp at the club's training facility in Flowery Branch:
Based on minicamp, first-round pick Desmond Trufant (22nd overall) will have the edge going into training camp. Despite the limited practice reps during the spring, Trufant still spent more time with the first team than Robert Alford, the Falcons' second-round pick.
Training camp and preseason games are ...
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist His coach was all business before the round. His caddie was in tears afterward. Only Phil Mickelson seemed to know how many magical moments he was capable of unfurling in between.
''I said, ''Even-par or 1 under could win this thing.' He said, `I'm going to be better than that,''' coach Butch...
Phil Mickelson had a prosperous last two weekends in Scotland. Two weeks ago, he won the Scottish Open. This past weekend, he won the British Open. For winning both tournaments, Mickelson earned £1,445,000, or roughly $2,167,500. According to Forbes magazine, he’ll take home $842,700. Simple subtraction tells you that $1.3 million (61% of his winnings...
I thought today was going to be a slow sports day, it turned out to be a big night in sports.
The show started with Nick Masuda of Golfweek Magazine talking about Lefty’s win across the pond. We discussed the tournament and its highs and lows. We talked about how surprised we were about Phil’s win and Tiger Woods’ collapse as well as some of the others on the leader board....
A month ago, Phil Mickelson was inconsolable after losing the US Open (again) and finishing second (again- for the 6th time)...
He needed a 66 (5-under) to leapfrog a lot of people and get some key birdies down the stretch that others didn't (see Messrs. Scott, Westwood, and Poulter as examples)... and he now has 5 majors under his belt to tie him...
Phil Mickelson shot a 66 at the final round of the British Open on Sunday to come from five strokes back to start the day and win his fifth major and first Open Championship. Lee Westwood, who entered the day with a two-stroke lead over a pair of Americans, Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan, struggled [...]
What's next on the horizon is the season's fourth and final major, the PGA Championship?
The return to Oak Hill CC in Rochester, N.Y., might bring to mind Shaun Micheel's stunning victory when the PGA stopped there in 2003, a win that capped off a surprising season in the biggest events.
Mike Weir had won the Masters in April and Ben Curtis the Open Championship in...
While everyone else was moving backward, he charged forward. From the beginning of the day, he was staring down the barrel of a 5-shot deficit, but by the end of the day he found himself standing alone at the top of a hill. Only instead of a hill he was standing on a mountain (because a 3-shot victory in a tightly contested golf tournament is like winning a baseball game 9-1)....
Phil Mickelson won his first Open Championship.
A Florida Gators linebacker was arrested for barking at a police dog.
Chris Froome won the Tour De France.
When pre-game ceremonies go wrong: A skydiver took out a shortstop.
EA Sports will continue making college football games for at least three more years.
Jim Boeheim had some trouble staying awake during a recruiting trip:
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I watched the end of the British Open Sunday morning. Phil Mickelson played his face off the last 4 holes and won his first British title. The award ceremony was very polite, made me feel...