1. Robin Van Persie, English Football's Ultimate Diver, Calls out Chelsea: What?

    Anyone (and I mean anyone) who watches the Premier League on a regular basis knows the divers in the league. Perhaps I should define 'Diver" first...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about 3 years ago 346 reads 55 comments

  2. Jack Nicklaus Is on to Something: Shorter Rounds of Golf Are Needed

    It is no secret the popularity of the game of golf is waning. Anyone working in the golf industry, as I am fortunate enough to do, knows the game is struggling...

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  3. 2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders: Who Outside of the Favorites Will Contend?

    It was 12 years ago a horse named Charismatic, at 31:1 odds, won the Kentucky Derby. In fact, Charismatic went on to nearly win the Triple Crown. Just six years ago, Giacomo won after going off at 50:1...

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  4. World Golf Rankings: Who Is Number One? Better Question, Who Cares?

    Who is number one? Who has a chance to be number one? Who can reach number one with a win or a top three finish? Who blew a chance at number one? Luke Donald had a chance to be number one but blew it...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about 3 years ago 1,029 reads 3 comments

  5. Arsenal's Title Hopes Gone with Loss to Bolton: Is Wenger To Blame?

    Arsene Wenger has won a lot of hardware for the trophy cases at Emirates Stadium over the years. But it has been awhile since the trophy case has needed to be opened. Wenger has been the head man at the legendary London club since 1996...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about 3 years ago 1,263 reads 70 comments

  6. Tiger Woods: 10 Bold Predictions for the Rest of 2011

    Predicting the remainder of Tiger's 2011 is no easy task. Based on what we saw at Augusta earlier this month, it would be just as safe to guess three or four wins from Woods in 2011 as it would zero...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about 3 years ago 992 reads 2 comments

  7. Everton FC: Should a Top-7 Finish in the Premier League Be Applauded?

    It sounds good, seventh on the table. In all reality, although Everton people would never admit this, it was most likely the goal before the season started...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 1,075 reads 19 comments

  8. 2011 Masters: 20 Things We Learned from This Year's Championship

    The 2011 golf season began just after the first of the year, over three months ago. Really? I think it started over the weekend at Augusta National. Great theater brought golf back to the forefront, something it desperately needed...

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  9. Masters Live Coverage Day 1: Leaderboard, Scores, Results at Augusta

    First-round play has begun in the 75th Masters at Augusta National. We'll be here throughout Round 1 with scores, analysis and news from the year's first major...

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  10. Tiger Woods: 10 Reasons He Could Win the 2011 Masters

    He is not the favorite, nor should he be, heading into the 2011 Masters. However, completely counting out Mr. Woods from being the man to don the green jacket on Sunday would be foolish...

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  11. The 2011 Masters: The 25 Best Performances in Tournament History

    The Masters has been around since 1934, and in that span of 77 years there have been some truly great, remarkable performances...

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  12. 2011 Masters: The 10 Most Dramatic Finishes in Masters' History

    Since the very first Masters, won by Horton Smith in 1934, the tournament has been one of the most cherished in all of golf...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 1,961 reads 3 comments

  13. The Masters: What Makes Augusta National America's Best Golf Course?

    Gary Player, who won the Masters three times on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National, once said of the famed Georgia course, "When I think of Augusta, I think of great beauty...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 8,207 reads 5 comments

  14. Augusta National and the Top 10 Courses Ahead on the 2011 PGA Tour

    Although one great American golf course has already been played on the PGA Tour—Pebble Beach—most of the best stops still remain for the 2011 season, which for a lot of ...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 1,331 reads 12 comments

  15. March Madness: Why Is PGA Tour Trying To Compete With NCAA Tournament?

    We've all heard the expression "too much of a good thing" or "absence makes the heart grow fonder." How about "oversaturation?" These are all expressions the PGA Tour should take into consideration...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 530 reads 13 comments

  16. Golf: Try Figuring Out These 5 Confusing USGA Rules

    Rules. Nobody likes them, but we need them. Sports, in particular, are defined by rules. Without rules, sports would have little to no appeal for anyone...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 1,532 reads 10 comments

  17. Jack Nicklaus and the 1986 Masters: A Look Back 25 Years Later

    25 years have passed since perhaps the greatest major championship in golf’s history. Is that possible? Heading into the 1986 Masters, Jack Nicklaus was 46 years old and winding down his career...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 4,219 reads 3 comments

  18. Everton FC: Can FA Cup Glory Salvage Otherwise Dismal Season For Blues?

    FA Cup success. It's not exactly finishing in the top four of the Premier League or having a good run in the Champions League, but it is something...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 310 reads 7 comments

  19. Tiger Woods and the Top 15 Match-Play Players in the World

    As the Accenture Match Play Championships get set to begin this week, we take a moment to consider just who in this field can be considered strong match-play format players...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 21,328 reads 12 comments

  20. Jim Gray Crosses the Line Yet Again: Will There Be Justice This Time?

    Perhaps it was because he was the one sitting next to LeBron James during the PR debacle that was "The Decision" that we hoped Jim Gray would just go away...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 1,706 reads 23 comments

  21. Everton's Season Is in Chaos: Is Relegation Something To Start Considering?

    Many of us had high hopes for the Everton FC campaign this season. A strong off-season by manager David Moyes , bolstered by several key contract extensions, was reason for optimism...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 527 reads 9 comments

  22. 2011 Dubai Classic: Top 5 Moments From the Desert Tournament

    When it was all said and done, Tiger Woods didn't turn out to be the number-one story from this year's Dubai Classic...

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  23. Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer Battle in the Dubai Classic

    Not only are the top three ranked golfers in the world all playing in the Dubai Classic this week in the United Emirates, but they are all teeing it up together for the first two rounds...

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  24. Phil Mickelson: Is His Weekend Showing at Phoenix Open a Cause for Concern?

    Some have predicted a monster year from the now 40-year-old Phil Mickelson . A strong showing at Torrey Pines was apparently all it took for the Phil faithful to jump back on that old bandwagon...

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  25. Arsenal and Everton Feud: No Shortage Of a Lack of Integrity

    The word integrity has been thrown around a lot in reaction to the recent Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton FC...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 3 years ago 1,062 reads 7 comments