If the journey to the next Kirk Cousins contract were a car ride, the Washington Redskins would have sideswiped every parked vehicle on the street by now. The Redskins have internal problems. On Wednesday, he is due – and from all accounts from league sources, about to receive – a franchise tag that will amount to a one-year deal for $23.94 million in 2017.
Striker Francis Koné has a statistic that isn’t on any score sheet, but might be unmatched in professional sports: He claims to have saved four people’s lives on the field. The 26-year-old from Togo jumped into action over the weekend in the Czech Republic following a collision that left opposing goalkeeper Martin Borkovec laying on the ground, struggling to breathe.
Rickie Fowler is borrowing an idea from his friend Jimmy Walker at The Honda Classic this week: he's playing with a shortened driver. Walker cut his driver down earlier this year at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii and credited the change for his hot start. Fowler followed suit and with his Cobra driver, cut from 44 1/2 inches to 43 1/2 inches, hit 31 of 42 fairways through three rounds at PGA National.