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  • United States must revolutionize captain selection for Ryder Cup

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports21 hrs ago

    Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, Ted Bishop gathered with a group of PGA of America executives to talk about the 2016 Ryder Cup.

    Less than 24 hours after the U.S. team’s eighth defeat in its last 10 tries at the biennial matches, Bishop knows there will be more discussions in the coming weeks, but following the 16 1/2 to 11 1/2  rout at Gleneagles the captivity of the transatlantic chartered flight seemed as good a time as any to start looking for answers.

    “We had philosophical conversations on the plane home yesterday, ‘Where do we go next?’” said Bishop, the PGA of America’s president who was back at work at his Legends Golf Club in Indiana on Tuesday morning. “We understand what we have to do and we are not on a serious timeline. We are going to take some time and figure out the best way going forward.”

    The good news for Bishop and the PGA is they have time on their side, unlike in 2012 when the association was in the process of selecting Tom Watson as this year’s captain during the build up to the matches at Medinah.

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  • A's closer Sean Doolittle emotional after blown save in Wild Card loss

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports21 hrs ago

    The A’s got unexpected production Tuesday night from an area of the team (the offense) that’s often struggled.

    They struggled in an area (pitching) that you’d assume they’d take care of business.

    The end result was a dramatic, gut-wrenching 9-8 loss to the Royals in the American League Wild Card game that ended the A’s season.

    After the game, closer Sean Doolittle, who blew a potential six-out save by giving up they tying run in the ninth inning, spoke quietly, pausing for long periods to gather himself between answers as the emotions of the 4-hour, 45-minute game set in.

    “To have the situation we had, a four-run lead, Lester pitching …” Doolittle said, “our guys swinging the bats the way they were. There’s a lot of pride down there in that bullpen, and I think throughout the course of the season it’s been one of the strengths of the team. And to let it slip away the way that we did and lose it the way that we did is incredibly frustrating.”

    -- Joe Stiglich, CSNBayArea.com

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  • Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't worried about Talladega

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports21 hrs ago

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined the crew of NASCAR America to talk about his ascension to the "Contender 12" in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and his potential advancement forward. The 55-time NASCAR winner discusses the lessons he has learned from past mistakes and why isn't as worried as some when it comes to being successful at Talladega in the next round of the Chase.

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  • Here are the top 10 potential NFL QBs in college football

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports21 hrs ago

    Rotoworld's Josh Norris joins Jenna Corrado to reexamine his quarterback big board and discuss the similarities and differences between Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston, both of whom appear to by vying to be the first signal-caller selected in May.

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  • Saints receive nomination for most boneheaded play call of year

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports21 hrs ago

    The ProFootballTalk crew reflects back on a few head-scratching moments from the first month of the season. Former head coach and current NBC Sports football analyst Tony Dungy nominates the awful fake punt run by the Saints against the Cowboys on Monday night.

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  • Meet the playmaking rookie WR you've been overlooking

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports22 hrs ago

    Former head coach and current NBC Sports football analyst Tony Dungy joins ProFootballTalk to discuss the impact that John Brown has had in the first month of the season for the Cardinals. The rookie wide receiver has only nine catches for 109 yards through three games, but he's gotten in the end zone three times.

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  • Bears' Jay Cutler playing with mind-numbing inconsistency

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports22 hrs ago

    The ProFootballTalk crew takes a look at the players and teams who have shown flashes of greatness but also had moments of really poor play. NBCSN football analyst Ross Tucker wonders which Jay Cutler will show up for the rest of the year.

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  • Kirk Cousins needs short memory to rebound from Week 4

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports22 hrs ago

    After throwing four interceptions against the Giants on Thursday night in Week 4, Kirk Cousins is coming off the worst performance of his short career. ProFootballTalk's Jason Taylor thinks Washington's third-year signal-caller needs to move on quickly in order to get back to the level of play he'd exhibited in weeks prior.

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  • Fantasy Football Live: Arian Foster 'day-to-day'

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 day ago

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    Fantasy Football Live: Kay Adams runs down all of the latest fantasy news from around the NFL including an injury update on Arian Foster.

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