Coaches with local ties on hand at Nike Nationals

...and to be able to come back and run into people who remember you for what you were able to do in your time (as a younger player) is a humbling experience and it's also awesome at the same time."

Andy Roddick coming out of retirement to play doubles with Fish

...player development Martin Blackmon said it's important to have such players as Roddick as mentors for Tiafoe and other young players."A big part of it, probably the most encouraging part of my first two months on the job is to see the willingness...

US men reeling after their biggest upset loss in history

...started the game that eliminated the U.S. team, only two played a role in the Gold Cup.Klinsmann wants to get some younger players into the mix, a group that includes 20-year-old Jordan Morris and 19-year-old Rubio Rubin and Emerson Hyndman...

Mexico captures seventh Gold Cup crown

...from the edge of the area under the legs of Wes Morgan for a 2-0 lead in the 47th minute. Corona was selected top young player of the tournament.Another mistake by Hector in the 61st minute put Mexico up 3-0. He whiffed on an attempted clearance...

Jason Day rallies to win Canadian Open

...players. I feel bad Mike Weir never won this golf tournament. But Graham DeLaet, David, there are a bunch of fine young players, so I'm sure it's going to happen."Hearn birdied the first two holes, but gave back the strokes with bogeys...

Americans playing for pride in third-place game of Gold Cup

...the pieces and bringing in young, new players, trying a lot of things out."Klinsmann specifically defended two young players, center backs John Brooks and Ventura Alvarado. The 22-year-olds have been shaky at times in the Gold Cup, and...

South Carolina's Frank Martin blending upperclassmen, newcomers once again

...This marks the third year in his four at South Carolina that coach Frank Martin will have to blend a large group of young players with his veterans in a fight to get to the top of the Southeastern Conference."You guys have heard me say this before...

Braves second-half keys include trade decisions, player evaluations

...EVALUATING FUTURES: Another second-half key is how young players fare in major league looks over the second half. The...it provides an environment with less pressure for young players to learn on the fly. That means players like Bethancourt...

South Korea has much work to do to create Olympic-class hockey team

...extent of the professional experience for most of the players for South Korea.Paek, who was not in Dallas with his young players and couldn't be reached for comment, is believed to be the first native of South Korea to play in the NHL, but...

Young talent highlights All-Star Game

...The Derek Jeter generation in the last few years came to the end of their careers. We have a great new crop of young players," new Commissioner Rob Manfred said.This is an age when The Kids are All Right ? a record 20 of the 76 All-Stars...