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Ann Liguori

Tiger Woods plays his approach shot on the second hole during the third round of the 2013 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Liguori: Tiger Is Out Of The Masters, But He Won’t Be Out Of The Conversation

Even though Tiger Woods will be missing the first Masters of his career, like it or not, it’s a good bet that “Tiger Talk” will still dominate at next week’s tournament.

04/02/2014

Patrick Reed celebrates with his wife, Justine, on the 18th green after his one-stroke victory during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 9, 2014 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Liguori: Rising Star Patrick Reed Wins On PGA Tour For 3rd Time

Patrick Reed has wasted little time in making a name for himself on the PGA Tour. In only his second year on Tour, he’s already racked up three PGA Tour titles in seven months.

03/10/2014

Austria's Hermann Maier competes during the men's Super-G on March 12, 2009. (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: The Top 3 Olympic Moments That I’ve Covered

As many sports fans have caught the Olympic spirit, I’ve been asked about my favorite Olympic moments, having covered six Olympic Games through the years. Here are my top three.

02/10/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) and Lance Armstrong (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Liguori: It’s Time For A-Rod To Follow In Lance’s Footsteps And Come Clean

It seems all too simple: Admit you were wrong AND apologize. Only then will he be able to move on in a healthy and better way. Time will only dissipate the dark cloud if he comes clean. The same can be said for Armstrong.

01/17/2014

South African President Nelson Mandela raises his fist during a meeting in Mpumalanga on Nov. 13, 1993. (credit: Getty Images)

Liguori: Mandela Used Sport As A Vehicle For His Message Of Unification

Nelson Mandela used sport to inspire and transform. The great leader, a boxer in his youth, understood the power of sport to influence and unify.

12/06/2013

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

Liguori: Winston Investigation Not Impacting Atmosphere At Florida State

As I walked around the campus on my first visit to Florida State, the news of the Jameis Winston investigation seemed in sharp contrast to the atmosphere, which overflowed with civility and kindness.

11/18/2013

Jonathan Martin (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Liguori: Jonathan Martin Is A Hero For Coming Forward

Bullying has become an epidemic in American schools. According to The National Crime Prevention Council, 67 percent of all students in America have reported being bullied. And that’s only because of kids like Jonathan Martin, who had the courage to come forward.

11/05/2013

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Rafael Nadal Simply Unstoppable On Hard Court

The 27-year-old Spaniard, out last year with a knee injury, came back with a vengeance, winning his eighth French Open title in June and his second US Open title, taking home $3.6 million in prize money Monday night in Flushing.

09/10/2013

Serena Williams holds the trophy as she celebrates her win over Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their 2013 US Open women's singles final at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 8, 2013 in Flushing Meadows. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: There’s No Stopping Serena Williams With Emotions In Check

Dealing with adversity in intense matches is where Serena Williams has shown the biggest improvement. As her sister Venus said, “the only player that can beat Serena is Serena herself.”

09/09/2013

Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka hug at the end of their 2013 US Open men's semifinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Djokovic–Wawrinka Semifinal Was An Epic!

Even though Djokovic won, the crowd was so impressed with Wawrinka’s effort and game, they gave him a well-deserved long-standing ovation after the match.

09/07/2013

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his men's singles quarterfinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liguori: Murray Ousted In Quarters By Swiss Maestro Not Named Roger

Wawrinka dazzled with 45 winners to Murray’s 15. He outplayed Murray from start to finish, rendering Murray defenseless as Murray was unable to come up with any break points in the entire match.

09/05/2013

Novak Djokovic (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

Liguori: Djokovic Cruises Into Quarters While Hewitt’s Resurgence Ends

Top seed Novak Djokovic is flying around in his own stratosphere. He hasn’t dropped a set the entire tournament and dominated Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-0, 6-0.

09/03/2013

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liguori: Roger Federer A Step Too Slow In US Open Ouster

Wow. I hate to say this, but Roger Federer looked old in Flushing on Monday night.

09/03/2013

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liguori: Serena Wins Revenge Match Against Sloane Stephens

In the most compelling match-up of the tournament so far, top seed and defending champion Serena showed fellow American Stephens who’s boss.

09/01/2013

Alison Riske (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Liguori: American Alison Riske Pulls Off Huge US Open Upset

It remains to be seen if Riske can continue to climb up the rankings and continue to improve. But she’s headed in the right direction.

08/31/2013

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