CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Tiger Woods’ playing partner in Saturday’s third round, an obscure 36-year-old South African journeyman who plays on the Japan Tour named Shaun Norris, was mesmerized not only by what he witnessed from Woods but by the madness that surrounds Woods. “It’s absolutely crazy to think so many people can follow a person,” Norris said. “It’s like playing with a mythical creature. It doesn’t feel real.” Norris sounded bullish on where Woods’ game is and his chances to win again. “He’s really hitting the ball well and I think he’s moving in the right direction again,’’ Norris said. “I don’t think he’s very far away from really taking everybody on again. You can see that he knows
This headline and post have been updated with people sticking up for the adult fan. There are few things that manage to cause adult sports fans to disregard common courtesy more than the prospect of receiving a $23 baseball for free in a stadium setting. Sure, it's a thrill to catch a baseball at a big-league game. And while an adult doesn't need to go out of his or her way to give a baseball to a kid (though that would still be nice!), few take kindly to adults grabbing baseballs that were intended for children. Which meant the internet was set on fire after this clip circulated on Sunday: When first base coach Will Venable tossed a baseball to a young fan seated in the first row, the ball got
The Los Angeles Lakers have had a busy offseason during which the team not only signed the biggest free agent of the summer in LeBron James but also added a number of veteran supporting pieces to surround him. In short order, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Michael Beasley joined the revamped Los Angeles roster. All but Beasley’s signing have been confirmed by the team. Of course, this wasn’t the ideal scenario that most predicted for the Lakers, who had meticulously carved-out cap room. They had the ability to create enough space to not just give James a max contract, but also sign a second star to a max deal, with Paul George being the most likely target.