Francisco Liriano (47) sits in the dugout before a game against the Miami Marlins in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Bill Neal You want to talk about the real deal? Francisco Liriano is just that. Throws heat, great control, strength, endurance and guess what? No PED’s . . . (that we know of).
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Tiger Woods hits to the sixth green during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — They say par is a good score in a major. If that’s true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods is already dialed in. Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event — matching the PGA Tour record he shares for victories in a single tournament.
Tiger Woods tees off on the third hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods had a shot at making history with a magical 59. He swore he wasn’t disappointed to come up short. “Disappointed? Absolutely not,” he said. Then he cracked, “A 61’s pretty good. I’m not bummed.”
Tiger Woods of the United States looks along the third fairway during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Sunday…
Phil Mickelson of the United States gestures as he holds up the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Sunday July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods kept staring incredulously at the ball — when it veered off in odd directions, when it stopped rolling far from the cup. It was as though Woods had suddenly forgotten how to read a putt. Woods’ latest chance to end the longest drought of his career slipped away Sunday at the British Open, where Phil Mickelson won the claret jug with one of the greatest closing rounds in major championship history.
Tiger Woods acknowledges the gallery after putting on the 18th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Tiger Woods hits down the 18th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Woods matches worst score in a major ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — This isn’t the kind of record Tiger Woods had in mind at the U.S. Open. Woods went out-of-bounds on his second tee shot of the final round at Merion and closed with a 4-over 74. That gave him his worst 72-hole score as a pro in the U.S. Open, and it tied for his high score in any major. “I did a lot of things right,” Woods said. “Unfortunately, I did a few things wrong, as well.” Woods finished at 13-over 293. His previous high score in a U.S. Open was 290 at The Olympic Club in 1998 and Shinnecock Hills in 2004. Woods shot 294 at Oakland Hills in 1996 as an amateur. Just two days ago, Woods was four shots out of the lead and very much in the hunt to end his five-year drought in the majors. Then, he went 76-74 for his worst weekend in a major championship. Just over two weeks ago, the world’s No. 1 player had won three of his last four events on the PGA Tour and was starting to establish his dominance.
by Bill Neal BILL NEAL * So that you’re caught up, the Finish Line is about just that. The end. A conclusion. A final thought if you will. Some things for you to reconsider before it’s over. Before you cross the finish line. * There are roughly a trillion or so TV and radio stations in the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County areas, but for some unknown reason there is no, none, zero conversation about the NBA finals. The Penguins have been dead for a month. The Pirates have “90” more games. The Power . . . well, they have no power. No Pitt or college anything and the Steelers are two months away. But there is no conversation about the NBA. And for the record, now the 2nd highest grossing sport in the U.S., behind the NFL . . . hockey is 4th. Why? I don’t know. But if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks . . . then guess what?
Michael Richards stands with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, after appearing on Jackson’s nationally syndicated radio show in Los Angeles on Nov. 26, 2006. Richards said on the program he did not consider himself a racist, and said he was “shattered” by the comments he made during a tirade at a Los Angeles comedy club. (AP Photo/AP TV) by Jesse Washington (AP)–It’s almost a cliche. First, someone talking about Blacks makes reference to fried chicken, watermelon, monkeys or dogs – or even uses the indefensible N-word. Then, along with the inevitable apology, comes the kicker: I’m not racist.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, poses for photos with his father, Floyd Mayeather Sr. after defeating Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision in a WBC welterweight title fight, May 4, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (NEW YORK) – Galvanized by an unprecedented deal with Showtime that guarantees him at least $32 million per fight, boxing great Floyd (Money) Mayweather Jr. sits atop the 10th annual Sports Illustrated Fortunate 50, which ranks the 50 highest-earning professional athletes in the U.S. With $90 million in projected earnings for 2013, Mayweather tops the list for the second consecutive year. The complete list is available at si.com/Fortunate50 and is also featured in the May 20, 2013 edition of SI.
Tiger Woods gestures as he misses a birdie putt on the eighth hole during the final round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, May 12, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday.