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Phil Mickelson struggles with driver in 2020 debut at La Quinta

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Phil Mickelson drove so far left on the par-4 ninth that he was in the rough behind a tree all the way across the adjacent first fairway. While Lefty struggled off the tee Thursday at The American Express in his first round of the year, the drive through two fairways actually wasn’t a big miss because he was trying to hit into the first fairway to get a better angle to the back right pin.
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Cameron Smith wins Sony Open for first PGA Tour title

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Cameron Smith of Australia won his first PGA Tour title on his own Sunday when he least expected it. Two shots behind with two holes to play, Smith made an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff against a faltering Brendan Steele, and won the rain-soaked Sony Open with a two-putt par from 10 feet on the first extra hole.
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Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that there’s nothing casual or easy about it. Any of it. The greatest gymnast of all time and 2019 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year only makes it seem that way.
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Couch Slouch: No one does the ownership thing worse than Daniel Snyder and James Dolan

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Couch Slouch: Just before the turn of the century, two monsters of a new millennium were unleashed on the unsuspecting sporting communities of New York and Washington. Twenty years later, two franchises – the NBA Knicks and the NFL R*dsk*ns – have fallen from proud to pathetic, laying in waste in a rubble-filled puddle of dysfunction and defeat. Today we bring you an overdue comparison of the presumptive worst owners in professional sports, the Knicks’ James Dolan and the R*dsk*ns’ Daniel Snyder: