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  • Tom Watson: 'More pressure at Ryder Cup than in majors'

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    Tom Watson will be scrutinized anew when the final score is posted at Gleneagles in Scotland this week.

    He won’t leave the Ryder Cup the same, with his legacy certain to be altered in some way.

    That’s how it is now with captains in these pressurized matches. They either become more of what they already were, their greatness swollen with another triumph, or they become something less, their fame nicked or gashed by a grand failure, because that’s what losing a Ryder Cup has become, a failure more epic than losing ever was as a player.

    In other words, it’s all become terribly overblown.

    A captain passes through scrutiny to the extreme in a Ryder Cup week.

    He is a genius. He is an inspiration. He is a winner.

    Or he’s a dolt, a disappointment, a loser.

    The blame came down so hard on Hal Sutton after the Americans lost at Oakland Hills in ’04, he went into virtual golf exile for four years.

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  • Kirk Cousins gaining momentum to remain starter after RGIII return

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    Completing 30 of 48 passes for 427 yards and three touchdowns, Kirk Cousins was the star for the Redskins in their Week 3 loss to the Eagles, and ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio says he's starting to feel the momentum churning for Cousins to remain the starter in Washington when Robert Griffin III returns.

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  • Still plenty of playoff spots up for grabs in American League

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    HardballTalk's Craig Calcaterra joins Jenna Corrado to break down everything we know and don't know about the MLB playoff races as the season hits its final stretch. While the Nationals, Cardinals and Dodgers have all clinched playoff berths, the race for home-field advantage in the National League is still wide open. On the American League side of the bracket, however, there are many more questions to be answered.

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  • The Blake Bortles era is underway in Jacksonville

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    Mike Florio talks with Mike Dempsey of Jaguars Sports Radio about the early season woes in Jacksonville, the most recent of which came in the form of a 44-17 shellacking at the hands of Indianapolis. The lone bright spot for the Jags? The insertion of rookie Blake Bortles at quarterback.

    Florio and Dempsey discuss the beginning of the Bortles era and whether his new starting gig is good for his long-term progress.

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  • Jesse Palmer: Jameis Winston lacks emotional intelligence

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    Jesse Palmer from the SEC Network joined The Dan Patrick Show to talk about the mercurial Jameis Winston. Though it was known before Florida State's Saturday night contest against Clemson that last year's Heisman winner was suspended for the entire game, Winston suited up for warm-ups, leading to a tense discussion with coach Jimbo Fisher. Whether the Seminoles quarterback was trying to make a statement or not, Palmer says Winston showed a lack of emotional intelligence by dressing for the game.

     

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  • Men in Blazers: The many faces of Louis van Gaal

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    Roger and Michael take a look back at some of the best moments from Round 5 of the Premier League including a rough couple of minutes for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

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  • Manchester United implode, fall to Leicester 5-3: Foxes complete comeback for the ages

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    In a game to be remembered for years, Jamie Vardy capped a mind-boggling comeback by newly-promoted Leicester City as they came from 3-1 down to defeat a stunned Manchester United.

    The Red Devils thought they’d built on their demolition of QPR last week by ripping up the Foxes as well, up 2-0 by the 16th minute and 3-1 just after halftime.

    But the brilliant Vardy and his newly-promoted side then put together one of the most impressive 20 minutes of Premier League soccer we’ve seen this year as they equalized in minutes and scored the winner in emphatic fashion.

    It was the Red Devils who proved the first beneficiaries of a spell of attacking ability on both ends, as three goals burst through in a six-minute span to start the game.

    Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie combined to put Manchester United up early 1-0 as United’s newest member picked up his first assist for his new club and his Dutch strike partner grabbed his season’s first goal.

    [RELATED: Full match replay]

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  • Premier League Highlights: Round 5 saves of the week

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    Find out which five saves were given the honor of being the best from Round 5.

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  • Premier League Highlights: Round 5 goals of the week

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    Check out the five best goals from Round 5 of the Premier League.

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  • Early-season bye week could interrupt momentum for hot teams

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    Tony Dungy sits down behind the scenes of Football Night in America to discuss how to avoid losing momentum with an early-season bye week. The former coach of the Colts and Buccaneers, Dungy says he disliked having to wait two weeks between games during the first quarter of the season.

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