Chris Chase, USA TODAY

Chris Chase

USA TODAY

7, MD, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
Past:
  • FOX Sports
  • The Courier-Journal

Recent articles by Chris:

Why do so many golf fans hate Patrick Reed?

Chronicling the career of the most polarizing player in golf. → Read More

How the NBA's biggest stars fared in the NCAA tournament

Before they were NBA players, they were just college kids trying to win a championship. → Read More

How the NBA's biggest stars fared in the NCAA tournament

Before they were NBA players, they were just college kids trying to win a championship. → Read More

The 15 moments that have defined Serena Williams' career (so far)

She won her first match in 14 months on Thursday. → Read More

Why do we still care about Tiger Woods?

America loves its second acts. → Read More

13 sporting events to get you through the dog days of summer 2017

It's not just the MLB All-Star game anymore. → Read More

Justin Thomas' 63 is one of the great rounds in U.S. Open history ... but it's not the best

No one has ever gone lower than the 9-under shot by Thomas at Erin Hills. → Read More

Is this the greatest era in NBA history? (Maybe.) Here are the peak generations for every sport.

From the NBA to soccer - which eras reign supreme? → Read More

Shock! French Open in chaos after No. 1 Kerber becomes first top seed ever ousted in first round

A wide-open tournament just got wider and more open. → Read More

Serena Williams is out. Do the American women have any chance at the French Open?

When former French Open finalist Simona Halep was asked to identify the favorites for this year’s tournament, she said there were about 15 possible winners. But now that Halep herself is “50/50” to play the event with an injury and one of the dark-horse favorites, Laura Siegemund, tore her ACL this week on a freak clay-sliding injury, that number might be closer to 25 and could be as high as 40.… → Read More

Tennis used to be dominated by kids -- here's how Federer, Nadal and Djokovic changed that

Novak Djokovic turned 30 on Monday and subsequently made tennis, and old man, history. With Djokovic and world No. 1 Andy Murray both hitting the big 3-0 in the past few days, the ATP rankings now are topped by five men in their 30s, the first time that’s happened in the history of the sport. The current top five and their ages: Murray (30), Djokovic (30), Rafael Nadal (soon-to-be 31), Stan… → Read More

Washington D.C. might not be the worst sports town, but it's the most pathetic

Another season, another disappointment after Wizards lose in Game 7. → Read More

The Capitals and Alex Ovechkin are hapless losers, but don't call them chokers (maybe)

Ovechkin, hockey and the concept of clutch. → Read More

The NBA playoffs are boring. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

It's a long journey to an inevitable Finals. → Read More

2017 NFL draft: The winners (city of Philly), losers (Myles Garrett) and boo birds (Eagles fans)

Who was the victor in a fun draft night? → Read More

The 15 most fascinating stories in NFL Draft history

Like the time a team traded the same pick twice. → Read More

Genie Bouchard thinks 'cheater' Maria Sharapova should be banned for life

Sharapova won in her return from suspension on Wednesday. → Read More

Serena Williams won the Australian Open while two months pregnant

A Grand Slam, for two. → Read More

How is Bubba Watson allowed to use a pink (and green) golf ball at the Masters?

It seems like something Augusta National would disallow, right? → Read More

Dustin Johnson's 'freak injury' withdrawal is the latest twist in a bizarre Masters

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who fell at his rental house on Wednesday and suffered a back injury, made a dramatic withdrawal from the Masters on Thursday, getting to the first tee for his 2:03 p.m. ET tee time and then having to walk off before taking a shot. Johnson, the reigning U.S. Open champion, would have been the first player in 41 years to tee off at the Masters coming off three-straight… → Read More