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Golf's Storied St. Andrews Old Course Gets Facelift

Scotland's St. Andrews is sacred ground for golfers, often referred to as the "birthplace of golf." Renee Montagne and David Greene tell us about a major announcement — the first changes to the club's "Old Course" in about 70 years. The goal is to make it more challenging before the next British Open at St. Andrews in 2015.

How David Beckham Changed U.S. Soccer

Five years after his much-hyped arrival in the United States, David Beckham is playing his last game for the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday. David Greene speaks with Los Angeles Times sportswriter Kevin Baxter about whether Beckham lived up to America's expectations.
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Virginia Beach Requests State Funds For NBA Bid

The Commonwealth of Virginia is being asked to commit to kicking in more than $150 million towards the relocation of an unnamed NBA franchise to Virginia Beach.


Doping Era Could Change MLB Hall Of Fame Entrants

Baseball Hall of Fame voters will come face-to-face with the doping era this year. Major figures in steroid scandals including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa will be on the ballot for the first time. Melissa Block talks with Mike Pesca about the slate of candidates announced on Wednesday.

USGA Might Ban Practice Of 'Anchoring' Putters

The U.S. Golf Association proposed a rule on Wednesday that would outlaw a style of putting known as "anchor putting." The style makes use of an extra long putter where the end of the club is "anchored" in a player's chest or stomach. Robert Siegel speaks with David Duseck, deputy editor at about the change.