HONOLULU (AP) Jeff Maggert is starting his 23rd season on the PGA Tour, and some things never change.
``The fun part about this week is that everyone is in a good mood,'' Maggert said Wednesday.
Much like spring training in baseball, the Sony Open is filled with optimism for players young and old as the first full-field event of the season. No one has more confidence than Dustin Johnson, coming off a season-opening win at the Tournament of Champions the day before on Maui.
Everyone else starts from scratch - even John Daly.
He has partial status from finishing in the top 150 on the money list for the first time in seven years and hopes to get in 20 tournaments.
Sports business professor Rick Horrow sits down with Arlington mayor Jeff Williams to talk about growth and value.
By Rick Horrow
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The All-Star break is a perfect opportunity to sit down and re-evaluate the landscape of Major League Baseball. As it turns out, however, there aren't as many meaningful moves as one might expect.
The unrivaled dominance of the Astros, Red Sox, and Yankees sets us up for a wildly entertaining October, and the uber-talented rosters of the Indians, Cubs and Dodgers will make noise as well. Still, it means the top three (and, moving down, the next three to four teams) in our power rankings haven't experienced much variance in 2018.
The gap between the haves and the have-nots has never been more pronounced than it is in this era, which means the bottom-four teams have stayed pretty steady since May. Yes, the Reds have made a nice jump since Jim Riggleman took over, and the Orioles are about 15 spots lower than we had them in March, but none of the major moves will have any real impact on who we expect to win the World Series this year.
That doesn't mean it's not worthwhile to see where each team stands, however, and these are certainly still subject to change. The Nationals, for example, have enough talent and starpower on the roster to jump into the top six or seven teams as a legitimate title contender at some point.
The stars are out in D.C. this week, as baseball converges onto the nation's capital. Are the hometown team's stars enough to keep the roster in the conversation for the playoffs?
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