In frustrating year, Rory McIlroy finds silver lining
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club on December 5, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, California.
The Grind: Rory rejoices, Natalie visits Santa, and Tiger denies Dufner
Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we thought the "Iron Bowl" was code for the U.S. Open at Merion this year.
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McIlroy issues stress-related illness warning
As a former world No.1 golfer and one half of sporting super couple -- with tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki -- the Northern Irishman knows all about living in the full glare of the media spotlight.
At the Net: Maria's gearin' up for '14
The 26-year-old superstar announced last week that she's now employing the extremely reputable Sven Groeneveld as her new mentor, as the tall Russian looks forward to returning next season after missing basically the last three months of the 2013 WTA campaign while being shelved with shoulder bursitis and a hip injury.
Sharapova hires Groeneveld as new coach
Groeneveld previously served as a consultant and coach at the Adidas Player Development Program and has coached Grand Slam champions Monica Seles, Mary Pierce and Ana Ivanovic.
Rory McIlroy finally hitting his stride with Caroline cheering him on
Things are looking rosey for Rory McIlroy as his return to form continued in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and it coincided with the return of his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki .
Michael Carrick is in Dubai recovering from his Achilles surgery and watching Rory McIlroy
Michael Carrick's recuperation from surgery on his injured Achilles is currently taking place on the golf fairways of Dubai.
Tongues wagging in Dubai as smiling Caroline Wozniacki shadows Rory McIlroy
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark watching Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
One Improvement Top Women's Tennis Players Must Make Before 2014
The 2013 WTA season is over. However, the 2014 season gets underway in less than two months.