Dylan Kruse

Getty Images File PhotoFocal point: Darren McFadden is one of the top running backs in the NFL

McFadden key to playoff aspirations

Since the opening of the 2011 season, to say the Raiders’ organization…

Getty Images File PhotoFocal point: Darren McFadden is one of the top running backs in the NFL
Chris Humphreys/US PRESSWIRESan Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon.

NFL preseason not the time to panic

At times, the NFL preseason should be called the overreaction season. The…

Chris Humphreys/US PRESSWIRESan Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon.
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Giants-Dodgers rivalry is finally back in the spotlight

Black and orange vs. blue and white. Jon Miller vs. Vin Scully.…

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Daniel Shirey/US PRESSWIREBuster Posey could possibly be the National League MVP.

Giants’ Posey powering his way into MVP discussion

Earlier this week, Buster Posey became the first baseball player to have…

Daniel Shirey/US PRESSWIREBuster Posey could possibly be the National League MVP.
US Presswire File PhotoThe A’s success this season has them in a position to make a run at the playoffs

A’s should become buyers at deadline

It’s usually about this time of year, the trading deadline, when opposing…

US Presswire File PhotoThe A’s success this season has them in a position to make a run at the playoffs
Chris Carlson/apTiger Woods opens his 2014 season trying to defend his title at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.

Any chance of a Tiger comeback quickly dashed

Tiger Woods began Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open five shots…

Chris Carlson/apTiger Woods opens his 2014 season trying to defend his title at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.
DANNY MOLOSHOK/ReutersWebb Simpson won the 112th U.S. Open with a score of one over par.

Webb Simpson wins U.S. Open

Webb Simpson was hardly a favorite coming into the U.S. Open. Once…

DANNY MOLOSHOK/ReutersWebb Simpson won the 112th U.S. Open with a score of one over par.
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesHanging around: Amateur Beau Hossler

17-year-old Beau Hossler still gunning for U.S. Open title

Seventeen-year-old Beau Hossler came into the U.S. Open with a goal of…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesHanging around: Amateur Beau Hossler
Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesWhile in the lead for most of Saturday

Pair tied for U.S. Open lead entering final round

In the first four U.S. Opens held at the Olympic Club’s Lake…

Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesWhile in the lead for most of Saturday
David Cannon/Getty ImagesPhil Mickelson rides back to the ninth tee -- his first hole of the day -- after his tee shot was lost in a tree.

Big names have rough Day 1 at U.S. Open

While much was made of the marquee grouping of Tiger Woods, Bubba…

David Cannon/Getty ImagesPhil Mickelson rides back to the ninth tee -- his first hole of the day -- after his tee shot was lost in a tree.
ROBERT GALBRAITH/ ReutersMichael Thompson on the 16th hole during the first round of the 2012 U.S. Open.

Thompson holds three-stroke lead after U.S. Open start

Michael Thompson is familiar with the Olympic Club having finished runner-up in…

ROBERT GALBRAITH/ ReutersMichael Thompson on the 16th hole during the first round of the 2012 U.S. Open.
Kyle Terada/US PRESSWIRETiger watch: Eyes are back on Tiger Woods

An Open filled with intrigue

As the calendar turned to June, the U.S. Open was a highly…

Kyle Terada/US PRESSWIRETiger watch: Eyes are back on Tiger Woods
ROBERT GALBRAITHRickie Fowler (L) of the U.S. and Morgan Hoffman of the U.S. putt on the 18th green with the clubhouse behind during a practice

Closing holes may prompt frantic finish

In the build-up for the U.S. Open, much as been made of…

ROBERT GALBRAITHRickie Fowler (L) of the U.S. and Morgan Hoffman of the U.S. putt on the 18th green with the clubhouse behind during a practice

Greens ‘near-perfect’

United States Golf Association Executive Director Mike Davis, the man tasked with…

Rory McIlroy

Defending McIlroy has sights set on top spot at U.S. Open

After demolishing the field at the U.S. Open last year, Rory McIlroy…

Rory McIlroy

Mickelson pumped to play with Woods again

The last time Phil Mickelson was grouped with Tiger Woods, it was…

JEFF HAYNES/ ReutersAndy Zhang

Zhang draws rave reviews from fellow competitors at U.S. Open

While all the big names in golf are gathered in San Francisco…

JEFF HAYNES/ ReutersAndy Zhang
Matt Sullivan/ReutersCasey Martin

Former Stanford golfer Martin back at Open, defying the odds

Casey Martin hasn’t competed in a professional event since 2006. He doesn’t…

Matt Sullivan/ReutersCasey Martin

Tackling the Olympic Club one hole at a time

From the abundance of cypress trees, to the sweeping views of The…

Getty Images File PhotoBriton Marc Warren punched his ticket to the U.S. Open at the end of May by finishing at the top of the 36-hole qualifying at Walton Health. Twice a European Tour winner

A tournament that's truly 'open'

As it was brought to the forefront in the Kevin Costner movie…

Getty Images File PhotoBriton Marc Warren punched his ticket to the U.S. Open at the end of May by finishing at the top of the 36-hole qualifying at Walton Health. Twice a European Tour winner