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In Memoriam: The Stories Jerry Tarkanian Left Behind

At one point, the flood of sports giants leaving us wasn’t tilted to one particular sport. Ernie Banks, Billy Casper, Dean Smith — they left large marks on three separate theaters of competition. Now, though, college basketball has lost two larger-than-life figures in less than a week’s time. Following Dean Smith’s passage late Saturday, UNLV icon Jerry Tarkanian died Wednesday...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

In Memoriam: The Stories Jerry Tarkanian Left Behind

At one point, the flood of sports giants leaving us wasn’t tilted to one particular sport. Ernie Banks, Billy Casper, Dean Smith — they left large marks on three separate theaters of competition. Now, though, college basketball has lost two larger-than-life figures in less than a week’s time. Following Dean Smith’s passage late Saturday, UNLV icon Jerry Tarkanian died Wednesday...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for February 9, 2015

All Times Eastern College BasketballMen’s Boston University at Lafayette — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Duke at Florida State — ESPN, 7 p.m. Oklahoma State  at Baylor — ESPNU, 7 p.m. North Carolina-Asheville at Gardner-Webb — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Iowa State at Oklahoma — ESPN, 9 p.m. Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s Georgia at Arkansas...
Via Awful Announcing
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend Sports In Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach. Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men's history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic gold medal and coaching some of the sport's biggest names, Michael Jordan among them. But he also was an innovator who left a lasting influence on the sport...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday’s Viewing Picks

College BasketballMen’s Boston University at Lafayette — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Duke at Florida State — ESPN, 7 p.m. Oklahoma State  at Baylor — ESPNU, 7 p.m. North Carolina-Asheville at Gardner-Webb — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Iowa State at Oklahoma — ESPN, 9 p.m. Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s Georgia at Arkansas — SEC Network...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Day wins at Torrey Pines in a playoff

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Two feet away from chipping into the water, Jason Day turned a good break into a big win Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open when he won a four-man playoff with a par on the second extra hole at tough Torrey Pines. Day's gamble in regulation looked as if it might backfire when he went long of the green on the par-5 18th, and his chip out of deep rough raced down...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Day wins at Torrey Pines in a playoff

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Two feet away from chipping into the water, Jason Day turned a good break into a big win Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open when he won a four-man playoff with a par on the second extra hole at tough Torrey Pines. Day's gamble in regulation looked as if it might backfire when he went long of the green on the par-5 18th, and his chip out of deep rough raced down...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Casper Passes Away At 83

The golf world lost a legend late on Saturday when World Golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper passed away. He was 83.  Casper is arguably the most underrated star the PGA Tour has ever seen. Playing during the era of the “big three” — Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player — Casper was just as prolific a winner as those who would receive more fame than he. When talking...
Via Back9Network
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Casper, prolific PGA winner but overshadowed by stars, dies at 83

Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour, who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the "Big Three," died Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83. Bob Casper said his father died quickly and peacefully with wife Shirley at his bedside. They had been married 62 years. Casper passed out in the clubhouse at the Masters last year, had work on his heart...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Casper, prolific PGA Tour winner, dies at 83

SAN DIEGO (AP) Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the ''Big Three,'' died Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83. Bob Casper said his father died quickly and peacefully with wife Shirley at his bedside. They had been married 62 years. Casper passed out in the clubhouse at the Masters last year, had...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

World’s Largest Golf Outing Raises Money for Wounded Warriors

One of the greatest things about the game of golf is the avenue it provides to give back to worthy causes. Everyone wants to help and everyone wants to play golf, making charitable golf outings one of the most rewarding events or fundraisers a company or cause can do.  The World’s Largest Golf Outing is just that — the largest single-day charity golf event in the world. Put...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Memorable Moments from Greater Hartford Open

With the Travelers Championship teeing off this week just outside of Hartford, Conn., it continues one of the longest running events on the PGA Tour. Here’s a look back at five of the more memorable moments from a tournament long known as the Greater Hartford Open:1) 1956: Arnold Palmer wins his first PGA event in the U.S.Palmer’s victory in the Insurance City Open was his first...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New Quebec venue for Champions Tour event

The Champions Tour event that was played in Montreal the past four years will be moving to the Quebec City area next summer. Promoter Synchro Sports announced Friday the $1.6 million tournament will be held Sept. 5-7 at the La Tempete Golf Club. It is the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in the area since Billy Casper won the 1956 Labatt Open. The tournament will be called the Quebec...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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