CiCi Bellis, 15, wins a U.S. Open match

...YORK - While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.Like many a teen...

No. 9 Gamecocks turn to youth in secondary

...increased expectations on all three young players, who will need to provide big...case, said Williams, as the young players have developed throughout camp...coach Grady Brown believe their young players can provide a similar cushion...

Bo Van Pelt takes lead at Barclays

...win at a World Golf Championship and a late charge at Valhalla to win the PGA Championship and become the third-youngest player with four majors."I wanted to enjoy it for a week," he said.Van Pelt doesn't have that luxury. He started...

Aiken looks to continue program progression in Brian Neal's second year

...season at Aiken in 2013, the first steps toward program progression were increasing participation and developing the younger players.After going 1-10 in his first season, Neal said he's starting to see the realization of those two steps as...

Redskins' Griffin sees ups and downs in training camp

...superb, it's been that kind of camp for the Washington Redskins quarterback. He looks exactly like what he is ? a young player trying to master something different."That's what training camp is about," Griffin said. "You're going to...

Two share medalist honors at U.S. Amateur

...The cut was at 2-over 146. Among those who missed was 13-year-old Will Thomson of Pittsford, New York, the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship. Thomson finished at 12-over 155.

PGA Championship brought clarity to golf, excitement to majors

...S. Open.Of course, a great player can cause memory lapses, too.McIlroy is only 25, making him the third-youngest player in the past century to win four majors, behind Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Woods already had the career Grand Slam when...

Mariners to honor Lou Piniella

...stirring rally in the final weeks to win the AL West in 1995 and reach the ALCS."He was the perfect fit for those young players," said Woody Woodward, the general manager who hired Piniella.The tears came as Piniella was about halfway through...

Steve Spurrier enters 10th season at South Carolina with high expectations

...team could be its most talented in some time."We've got a really good mixture between the older players and the younger players," Spurrier said. "I think we have excellent leadership again from the older players. We are ready to see whatever...

Atlanta Falcons show off bulk on defense

...fans was a warm-up for the team's preseason opener against Miami in one week."I really wanted to expose our young players to what it's going to be like in terms of the intensity," Smith said. "They're going to see a little more intensity...