SEC is quickest path to the NFL

...picked in the first round from 2010-2013, and a position of strength became a weak link last season with several young players thrust into big roles."I think we recruit a lot of good players in this league," said Crimson Tide coach Nick...

Green jacket is all that remains on McIlroy's career grand slam checklist

...had his eyes on a bigger prize.The Grand Slam.With his victory at Royal Liverpool, McIlroy became the third-youngest player ? behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods ? to win three of the four majors. Nicklaus, Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player...

Former prep basketball players take part in alumni game

...deserving student."Josey girls coach Juwan Bailey, a 2006 graduate of the school, said although he was one of the youngest players on the court, he wanted to play against some of his former idols. Josey defeated Butler 63-61 in the tournament's...

Lydia Ko, 17, picks up victory in LPGA event

...titles she won as an amateur. "But I kind of could tell what happened by the crowd's reaction."She became the youngest player to top $1 million in career earnings on the LPGA Tour. Ko is roughly 17 months younger than Lexi Thompson, previously...

All-Star Game marked a changing of the guard

...of baseball, bid farewell to the All-Star game at the same time 22-year-old Mike Trout became the second-youngest player to earn MVP honors at the showcase.The 41,048 fans at Target Field buzzed from start to finish. Many no doubt...

Germany tops Argentina in extra time, wins World Cup

...predicted that a unified Germany would be "unbeatable" in the future. It took 24 years to prove him right but with young players like Goetze, the next wait may not be as long."We, I think, deserve this trophy," Goetze said.

Germany enjoys fruits of grand plan

...Schweinsteiger and captain Philipp Lahm are still 30 or younger despite being in the team for 10 years or more."We have young players who can still achieve something in their careers," Loew said.

Troxler ready for challenge at Greenbrier

...No, you're an idiot. You can't win there,' the more it interested me in the job."One task is to keep young players interested in football. Greenbrier has taken off in many sports, with baseball perhaps the jewel of the athletic...

World Cup title might change Germans' view of coach Joachim Loew

...being the mastermind behind the tactics of Klinsmann's team.As head coach, Loew continued to rely on a crop of young players coming out of Germany's youth academies, showing no reluctance to cut veterans he did not trust to do the job any...

Augusta GreenJackets' Ryder Jones adjusting to daily grind of minors

...approximately eight weeks remaining on the schedule.The daily grind of playing in the Southern summer heat takes its toll on young players who haven't experienced it. Jones said he's adjusting by eating properly and staying hydrated.It's been even...