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Tiger Woods hits hit tee shot on the 15th hole of the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Thursday Jan. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Woods opens with 69 at Torrey North to start new year

Jan. 23, 2020 7:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods had his lowest opening round of the year since 2011. It wasn't enough to be among the leaders Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open, but it was fine with him. Coming off his record-tying 82nd victory in his last PGA Tour start three months ago in Japan, Woods handled the par...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn, left, guards Boise State guard RayJ Dennis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego. It's almost like coach Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery. Tired of losing at their old schools, big man Yanni Wetzell and guards Flynn and KJ Feagin transferred to San Diego State after being lured by the prospect of winning and going to the NCAA Tournament. And boy, have they ever won, to the point that they've matched some accomplishments by the breakthrough 2010-11 team led by the most famous player in program history, Kawhi Leonard.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Trio of transfers powering Dutcher's undefeated No. 4 Aztecs

Jan. 23, 2020 4:14 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s almost like Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery when they attracted a trio of transfers. Tired of losing at their old schools, big man Yanni Wetzell and guards Malachi Flynn and KJ Feagin came to SDSU because they wanted to join a winning program and go...

Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the fourth hole during the pro-am round of the Farmer's Insurance golf tournament on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Woods, McIlroy give Torrey Pines the feel of a season opener

Jan. 22, 2020 5:19 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small crowd that gathered in the morning chill made its way to the first tee to watch Tiger Woods start his pro-am round Wednesday at Torrey Pines. The first starting time is ideal because the front nine is open. Rory McIlroy was in the second group. As the FedEx Cup champion and PGA...

U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods waits for International team player Abraham Ancer of Mexico to play a shot on the 1rst in their singles match during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Changes to Hall of Fame and a quick entry for Tiger Woods

Jan. 21, 2020 6:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods won't have to wait until he's 50 to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced changes to the criteria and the selection process, starting with the age limit being reduced from 50 to 45. Players become eligible if they are 45 in the year of the...

FILE - In this April 14, 2019,  file photo, Tiger Woods smiles as he wears his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Fourteen years after his last Masters win and 11 years after his last major, after fighting through chronic back problems, multiple surgeries, a bout with painkillers and long after just about everybody had written him off, Woods claimed his fifth green jacket. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Column: Expectations getting higher as Woods gets older

Jan. 21, 2020 5:29 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The expectations seem to get higher even as Tiger Woods gets older. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Of course, it doesn't quell expectations when Woods is the Masters champion. Just the image of that red shirt under a green jacket was enough to believe he could win at least...

San Diego State forward Yanni Wetzell (5) slaps hands with guard Malachi Flynn (22) after scoring during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nevada, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

No. 4 SDSU chasing 20-0 start of Leonard's 2010-11 team

Jan. 20, 2020 6:34 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As much as the undefeated and fourth-ranked San Diego State Aztecs want to establish their own identity, there’s simply no escaping comparisons with the team Kawhi Leonard helped thrust into national prominence nine seasons ago. That’s a good thing, of course, because Leonard...

The Stewart Detention Center is seen through the front gate, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. The rural town is about 140 miles southwest of Atlanta and next to the Georgia-Alabama state line. The town’s 1,172 residents are outnumbered by the roughly 1,650 male detainees that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said were being held in the detention center in late November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos

Jan. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls. A Spanish interpreter is running late because of a flat tire. Rothschild tells the five immigrants before him that he’ll take a break before the...

Rickie Fowler hits from the 12th tee during the second round of The American Express golf tournament on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler tied for lead in desert

Jan. 17, 2020 7:30 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Rickie Fowler came to The American Express for the first time in six years to prepare for the next two weeks at Torrey Pines and TPC Scottsdale. He's ahead of schedule, shooting an 8-under 64 on Friday at PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course for a share of the second-round...

Craig Stammen stays with Padres for $9 million, 2-year deal

Jan. 17, 2020 6:09 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reliever Craig Stammen finalized a $9 million, two-year contract Friday to remain with the San Diego Padres, who hold an option for a third season that could make the deal worth $12 million. Stammen, who turns 36 on March 9, had been a free agent. He will earn $4 million each of the next...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) operates in the South China Sea as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The commanding officer of the San Diego-based destroyer Decatur has been removed from command, the Navy announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Cmdr. John

Navy removes commander of San Diego-based destroyer Decatur

Jan. 16, 2020 6:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The commanding officer of the San Diego-based destroyer Decatur has been removed from command, the Navy announced Thursday. Cmdr. John “Bob” Bowen was relieved of his duties due to a “loss of confidence in his ability to command,” according to a Navy statement...