AUGUSTA, Ga. — The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan.
ATLANTA — Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia's four-run fourth inning and had the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth to help the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Sunday and break the Braves’ four-game winning streak.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes had enough wits about him after a concussion knocked the star quarterback from the Kansas City Chiefs' divisional-round playoff win over the Cleveland Browns to get a rather clever hashtag trending on Twitter.
BRANSON, Mo. — Reed Bruce hit a three-run home run and scored twice to help Florence take third place in a national tournament with Saturday's 9-5 win over Branson.
BRANSON, Mo. — Cole Wilcoxson had three RBIs and scored three times to help Florence beat Carthage (Missouri) 12-2 in the Iron consolation bracket semifinals Friday of the 12-U Cal Ripken national tournament.
After winning the Southwest Regional tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas, last year, the 11-U Florence all-stars qualified for the 12-U World Series, originally set for this summer.
FLORENCE — Jordan Smith opened a big lead after two rounds and coasted to a victory in the Eddie Frost Division championship flight of the Florence Open at Blackberry Trail on Sunday.
For the parks and recreation departments in Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia, summer 2020 is over before it started.
The sites are different for Randy Tate, comparing his few rows of corn, peas and okra today to the balls and strikes and pressure of New York long ago.
Fresh off a MVP season in 2019 with the Miami Marlins Single-A affiliate Jupiter Hammerheads, Florence graduate Braxton Garrett was invited to big-league spring training, excited for a new opportunity.
Social options are limited during the on-going coronavirus pandemic, but the area’s top public golf courses are open for business.
Even though he carries a 220 average at Lauderdale Lanes, Michael Robbins is not immune to making a bad shot every now and again.