Round 2 recap
In the second round of the Frys.com Open from CordeValle Golf Club, John Mallinger leads at 14 under.
After Sunday’s 38-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders in which the Buffalo Bills lost a 15-point, second-half lead, Bills head coach Rex Ryan was asked about whether quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s recent slump would have any bearing on his future with the team. “Look, let’s just let this play out,” Ryan said, per ESPN.com. It’s not that Taylor hasn’t done good things, but his play has leveled off, which makes handing him a ton of money this offseason less likely.
Whether you’re a golf fan or not, you surely heard: Tiger Woods is back. The 14-time Major tournament winner had not played in a PGA Tour event since August 2015 before he hit the green this weekend for the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. 24-year-old Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament, and Woods finished in 15th place out of 18 players (17 after Justin Rose withdrew).
The hoped-for Guinness record for the number of Ferraris in a parade that the organizers of the 2016 Finali Mondiali at Daytona International Speedway fell a bit short – 155 Ferraris short, to be precise. At the Ferrari Race Day at Silverstone in 2012, Ferrari F1 driver Felipe Massa led a parade of 964 Ferraris, upping the world record set in Japan of 490 cars, which upped the record set at Silverstone in 2007 of 385 cars. The parade at Daytona managed 809 Ferraris, which, while not a record, is still a bunch of Ferraris.
Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin recently went on G-Bag Nation on 105.3-The Fan. Here are some highlights. "I got texts back and forth from Troy right afterwards. He's just such a great dude and I love that dude, man. He doesn't have to text me and say thanks for the comments. Thanks for the comments? I'm just sharing the truth. That just tells you the type of dude he is. He'll write a thank you letter to someone who picks up his garbage. That's his job, you don't have to write a thank you letter to him." On his emotions when the Cowboys fired Jimmy Johnson to hire Barry Switzer and how Troy Aikman calmed down his angst after the move: "First of all, you've got to take the knowledge
UFC president Dana White recently revealed that Cris Cyborg turned down two opportunities to fight for the inaugural UFC featherweight championship, but according to the Brazilian fighter, she had a pretty good reason for it. After scoring a pair of impressive knockouts in catchweight bouts, Cyborg told the promotion she wouldn’t cut down to 140 pounds anymore, so the UFC decided to create a women’s featherweight belt for the current Invicta FC champion. However, according to White, Cyborg turned down fights against Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie. “What’s crazy about that is this: I offered Cris Cyborg a title fight at 145 pounds a month ago,” White told the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “She
Under Armour will take over as MLB’s exclusive jersey-maker in 2020. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Major League Baseball made official on Monday a new uniform deal that had been reported for two months: It’s linking up with Under Armour in a deal that, in 2020, will see Under Armour become the exclusive jersey-maker of baseball. Gone will be Majestic, which had been MLB’s exclusive jersey producer since 2005 (and which last year re-upped through 2019).
Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports that the Phillies are close to signing free agent reliever Joaquin Benoit. An announcement is expected before the winter meetings end on Thursday. Benoit, 39, has quietly been among the better relievers in baseball over the past seven years. This past season with the Mariners and Blue Jays, the right-hander put up an aggregate 2.81 ERA with a 52/24 K/BB ratio in 48 innings. That included a 0.38 ERA in 23 2/3 innings after the Jays acquired him from the Mariners. Benoit suffered a torn calf muscle during a benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees near the end of the regular season. He’s expected to be healthy for spring training. The Phillies have now added three
In Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Wild, Connor McDavid stepped on Jared Spurgeon’s stick causing him to fall forward. McDavid’s chin/jaw/mouth made contact with ice and his head bounced up. The concussion spotter in attendance didn’t like what he saw.
Russell Westbrook’s pursuit of a triple-double average has given some NBA fans the impression that the Oklahoma City Thunder are a one-man team, but the reality is very different. OKC is obviously not the same squad without Kevin Durant, but a variety of role players have contributed to put the team near the front of the Western Conference’s second pack of playoff contenders. While the efforts of these players do not grab as much attention as those of Westbrook and other stars, they matter plenty.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was forced to miss the team’s Week 13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but it appears he’ll be back this week following eye surgery. The Vikings announced that Zimmer is expected to be back this week. Mike Zimmer is expected to return to the Minnesota Vikings sideline this weekend.
Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive PITTSBURGH -- At the start of what Ben McAdoo called "real football," he better hope he didn't just see the real Giants' offense. But unfortunately for him, 12 games into the season, it sure looks like that what it is. It remains the biggest mystery of the Giants' season, and at this point very likely the key to their demise: What has happened to what was once, and was supposed to be again a top-10 offense? The Giants gained an embarrassing 234 total yards in Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Steelers. But that's nothing new. Remarkably, that was only their third fewest this season. They've had four games in which they didn't reach 300 total yards, and
Cam Newton has had some interesting press conferences, some combative ones, some short ones, but none like the one he had on Sunday night. Newton was benched for the first series of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks for a dress-code violation. Panthers coach Ron Rivera wouldn’t get into details, but Newton said it was because he didn’t wear a tie on the team’s flight to Seattle.
Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.
The Lions have historically been known to disappoint, but Frank Schwab lets us know if this version can actually be a playoff contender.
In a reunion that makes a ton of sense for both sides, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday that they’ve reached a three-year, $48 million agreement with veteran left-hander Rich Hill. Hill proved to be an excellent addition to the Dodgers rotation last season after being acquired from the Oakland A’s at the trade deadline. Overall, Hill posted a 1.83 ERA over six regular starts for Los Angeles, and a 2.12 ERA when expanded to include his 14 starts with Oakland.
Hideki Matsuyama is coming into his own. Hideki Matsuyama has finished no worse than second in his last five starts. Suddenly, Matsuyama is on the precipice of breaking through into the top five in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Somehow, the dab celebration is still going on. Evgeny Korotkov of Ufa scored his first of the year to the tie the game against Dynamo Minsk and proceeded to incorporate the dab into his unique celebration. EA Sports added the dab to NHL 17 and already have a sliding on the ice celebration in the game.
The NYPD are seeking to question Kings wing Matt Barnes for an alleged assault. Matt Barnes is a wanted man again. New York City police are seeking to question the Sacramento Kings wing over allegations he choked a woman in a nightclub early Monday morning, according to multiple reports.
Safety Eric Berry decided that the Kansas City Chiefs weren’t going to lose on Sunday. The Falcons took a 28-27 lead with 4:32 left, and went for the two-point conversion to try to go up by a field goal.
The Mets will work out Jose Reyes in the outfield during Spring Training, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday at the MLB Winter Meetings. "We didn't want to do it last year, because we didn't want him working out at multiple new positions," Alderson explained about when the Mets acquired Reyes last summer. "Wherever the skipper wants to put me, I'm going to be open to doing it," Reyes told reporters in November. "Whatever is best for the team, like I said, I'm going to be open to doing it." In October, the Mets brought Reyes back for 2017 by picking up an option in his contract that will be pay him only the league minimum salary. He hit just .213 during his first 12 games after joining
In the final 35-minute Trofeo Pirelli race of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali, NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace finished 10th overall for his best result of the four-day event. Driving for Risi Competizione/Ferrari of Houston, Wallace’s top 10 bettered his results of 15th and 32nd in the second and third days of the event, which was held at Daytona International Speedway for the first time. In Sunday’s race, Wallace finished third in the Professional, North America class. “I told myself that after the struggles we’d had, that if I could walk out with a solid top 10 in the finals I’d be happy,” Wallace said in a release from the track. “The team did great and I learned a ton. We’ve been here five
Is Aroldis Chapman worth $100 million? NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — You don’t need to read too far between the lines to know what free-agent closer Aroldis Chapman thinks he deserves on the open market. Chapman, the No. 3 overall free agent on Jeff Passan’s rankings, isn’t coming out and saying he wants $100M but, well, see for yourself.
The father of San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly died Friday night, Kelly confirmed after Sunday’s 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. Paul Kelly, a retired trial lawyer from New Hampshire, practiced law for more than 40 years. Chip Kelly flew to New Hampshire late Friday night after hearing the news and the team was making plans for him to return there after Sunday’s game to be with his mother, Jean.
The New York Rangers may be winning, but their head coach, Alain Vigneault, knows they need to be better. Oh right, that’s because it was the same story last season, when the Rangers got off to a great start before tailing off then fizzling out in the playoffs. To be fair to the Rangers, they’ve been without Mika Zibanejad for the past seven games, and he was a big part of their early success.
The Rangers are looking for an upgrade in the outfield. As such, the club has discussed speedy center fielder Billy Hamilton with the Reds, per MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan. Sullivan adds that the still-rebuilding Phillies might be willing to trade center fielder Odubel Herrera which would create a match with the Rangers. Herrera, soon to be 25 years old, was originally signed in the summer of 2008 as an amateur free agent by the Rangers. The Phillies selected him from the Rangers in the Rule-5 draft two winters ago. Herrera had an outstanding rookie campaign in 2015, batting .297/.344/.418 in 537 plate appearances. He was able to maintain that production in 2016, finishing with a .286/.361/.420 triple-slash