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Loran Smith: Kaymer now part of U.S. Open lore
This past weekend’s U.S. Open at North Carolina’s Pinehurst Resort and Country Club was not the thriller the tournament has often been, but it was a reminder that the best shotmakers are likely to win the national championship of golf.
All-star events start today in Chattanooga
The Riverbend music festival is once a year. You miss the popular Chattanooga event, and you can buy a new calendar and mark the days to prepare for the next.
All-star professional baseball, however, does not come to Chattanooga nearly as often.
Loran Smith: Compton has the heart to win U.S. Open
PINEHURST, N.C. — Could there be a more heartwarming story than for Erik Compton — a man living with his third heart — to become the United States Open champion? This is a man who knows what’s important in life, and one who got an encouraging word about his game being suited for Pinehurst No. 2 over lunch with Jack Nicklaus last week.
Loran Smith: Todd's hopes depend on Kaymer coming back to Earth
PINEHURST, N.C. — No knowledgeable and seasoned Pinehurst aficionado would believe what is happening at this year’s U.S. Open. Donald Ross didn’t build his famed No. 2 course to be abused the way Germany’s Martin Kaymer is treating the layout after back-to-back rounds of 5-under-par 65.
Larry Case: Don’t forget to bring the Band-Aids
Those of you who are experienced in the outdoors know that getting injured in the field is a common occurrence.
Jamie Jones: WWE makes changes to roster
Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: WWE had a huge roster purge on Thursday.
Loran Smith: Can Watson stay between the lines at U.S. Open?
The U.S. Open, America’s national championship of golf, starts Thurs-day at Pinehurst Resort’s No. 2 course, where as much pre-tournament attention has been paid to those missing from the field as those who will be competing for the title.
Devin Golden: Roller derby team to host bout Saturday
If you’re looking for something different this weekend in Dalton, there’s a growing-in-popularity sport rooting at The Zone Skate Center.
Loran Smith: Lester seems destined for greatness
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox and their prized left-hander, Jon Lester, are in contract negotiations, which causes considerable nervousness among the countless Sox fans from Connecticut to Maine and beyond the Canadian border.
Tom Lindley: Goodell has headaches to match salary
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been taking a little heat since it was reported that he’s pulling down a cool $44 million a year. That seems like a lot of money for attending football games.
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