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Playoff Would Kill College Bowl Games: BCS Chief

Fans, pols seem ready to make the change anyway

(Newser) - The coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series told Congress today that a switch to a playoff system would threaten even the most celebrated college football bowl games, the AP reports. Advertising dollars would switch to playoffs, said John Swofford, “meaning that it will be very difficult for any bowl,... More »

The Greatest US Open Ever?

Those who watched at Torrey Pines will tell kids they 'were there when'

(Newser) - The 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines will go down as the epic tournament that Tiger Woods won on one leg, writes Pat Forde for ESPN, both because of the spellbinding golf and the characters who shaped the 5-day contest. The champ faced off with the 45-year-old chatterbox in myriad... More »

Woods Wins US Open on 19th Hole

World No. 1 blows big lead in 18-hole playoff, then wins in sudden death

(Newser) - With a throbbing knee and a pounding heart, Tiger Woods made one last improbable escape Monday and won the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate, his 14th career major and maybe the most amazing of them all. One shot behind on the 18th hole after a... More »

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