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  • Paul Azinger has a way to fix Tiger Woods in 10 minutes

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    Paul Azinger believes Tiger Woods has become “over engineered” with his swing, but he believes Woods can be fixed in 10 minutes.

    “It doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to work on it, but the fix should be able to be explained in minutes,” Azinger told GolfChannel.com. “And then you work on it. You dig it out of the ground yourself.”

    Azinger, a 12-time PGA Tour winner whose victories include the 1993 PGA Championship, said he was “a little surprised” Monday that Woods announced he was splitting from Sean Foley as his swing coach while still injured.

    “But it doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing to do,” Azinger said. “It’s pretty obvious the success he was having on the range with Sean wasn’t transferring to the course. Tiger detractors think it’s Sean Foley, and Tiger lovers say it’s Tiger’s back.”

    What does Azinger think?

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  • NFLPA might put 18-game schedule discussions back on the table

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports19 hrs ago

    As Sean Gilbert throws his hat in the ring for the NFLPA president position, thoughts are beginning to resurface about an 18-game season. Though the increase would seem counterintuitive from the players' perspectives, Gilbert's intention is to end the four-game preseason schedule.

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  • Michael Sam continually improving his chances to make Rams

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    Coming into camp, Michael Sam was considered a long shot to make the Rams' roster, but as the preseason continues and Sam racks up the stats, Jim Thomas from the St. Louis Dispatch says the rookie is quickly making a case to be the team's fifth defensive end.

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  • Shaun Hill is best QB option for St. Louis Rams right now

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    The St. Louis Rams are confident in Shaun Hill to take over for Sam Bradford, but Mike Florio says they have no other choice considering their other options, Austin Davis and Garrett Gilbert, have never taken an NFL snap.

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  • Will Tom Savage be the first rookie QB to start in 2014?

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports19 hrs ago

    Just two years after three rookie quarterbacks started their teams' respective openers in 2012, Mike Florio says how surprising it is that no first-year signal-callers will start in Week 1. As surprising as it sounds, Florio thinks Houston's Tom Savage may end up being the first rookie to start in 2014.

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  • Trout leads the AL MVP race, Stanton in the NL ... not so fast

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    Both sluggers are having a great season and HBT's Craig Calcaterra breaks down Mike Trout's and Giancarlo Stanton's MVP candidacy while also predicting the future of Stanton in a Marlins uniform. According to Calcaterra, Trout should win the American League's highest individual honor by a landslide, while Stanton's odds rely heavily on his team's late-season success.

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  • After the death of Kevin Ward, will Tony Stewart ever race again?

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    Jeff Burton joins the NASCAR America crew to discuss what it was like to take over for Tony Stewart in the last two races. Burton says he hasn't talked to Stewart and isn't sure when he'll be back.

    Amidst news that Tony Stewart will not race this weekend at Bristol, as well as a grassroots campaign is building support for Stewart, including plans to stand up and cheer for him during Lap 14 (Stewart’s race car number) of Saturday night’s race at Bristol, one question still remains:

    When or will Stewart ever race again?

    This is strictly my opinion, but it would appear likely at the very least that Stewart will not return behind the wheel of his No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet until the current investigation by Ontario County (NY) sheriff’s deputies into the tragic sprint car accident that killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. is completed.

    Sheriff Philip C. Povero said early last week that the investigation would likely take up to two weeks.

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  • 30 Seconds to Know: Can Serena Williams win the U.S. Open?

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    A year ago, Serena Williams had her best-ever season with wins that included her 16th and 17th major titles and while she hasn’t come out on top recent competitions, Mary Carillo says she the player to keep an eye on during the U.S. Open.

    Williams put to rest any lingering concerns about her illness-caused departure from Wimbledon with a strong showing in her hard-court opener.

    Williams reached her fourth final of the season by taking the last eight games to beat Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday in the Bank of the West Classic.

    The top-seeded and top-ranked Williams has won all three finals she has contested so far in 2014, winning titles at Brisbane, Miami and Rome.

    The tournament is Williams' first since she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

    In Sunday's final at the hard-court tournament, Williams will face third-seeded Angelique Kerber, a 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 winner over Varvara Lepchenko.

    Williams turned in her best performance yet against the eighth-seeded Petkovic, striking the ball with confidence and surviving long rallies.

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  • U.S. Open Preview: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer seeded 1-2

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    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

    Djokovic beat Federer for the title at Wimbledon last month.

    The U.S. Tennis Association followed this week's ATP rankings in announcing the seedings Tuesday.

    Federer moved up one spot from his No. 3 ranking because 2013 champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the year's last Grand Slam tournament with an injured right wrist. The 33-year-old Federer is seeded at the U.S. Open for the 14th consecutive year, tied with Ivan Lendl for the longest streak, trailing only Jimmy Connors' record of 18.

    Federer won the hard-court tournament every year from 2004-08, part of his record 17 Grand Slam titles.

    Djokovic has played in the last four finals at Flushing Meadows, winning the title in 2011. He lost to Nadal in 2010 and last year, and to Andy Murray in 2012.

    Murray is seeded eighth this year. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka is No. 3, followed by David Ferrer, Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych and Grigor Dimitrov.

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