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BMW PGA Championship - Day One

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Sergio Garcia of Spain lines up a putt during the first round of the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth on May 22, 2013 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
  • The Kaepernick Aftermath

    Do you support Kaepernick's right to sit during the anthem? On Sunday afternoon Kaepernick had what observers thought was the longest press briefing with Niners’ media of his five-year career—18-and-a-half minutes—to double-down on the statements he made to Steve Wyche of NFL Media on Friday night. Kaepernick will continue to sit during the national anthem, as his protest of the way blacks are treated in America, even if it costs him dearly as an NFL player.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Rickie Fowler's Chance to Lock Up Automatic Ryder Cup Spot Slips Away

    Fowler led The Barclays after 54 holes and was on the verge of locking up a top-eight automatic qualifying spot for the Ryder Cup on his own, but a disastrous back nine at Bethpage Black keeps him on the outside looking in.

    Golf
  • Jones Slapped With Lawsuit

    Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones could find himself back in court later this year, thanks to one outraged mixed martial arts (MMA) fan, who is still butthurt that "Bones" was bounced from his UFC 200 main event back in July. That's because the embattled pound-for-pound great was upended by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), by way of pre-fight drug test, and opponent Daniel Cormier was rebooked to fight middleweight late replacement Anderson Silva. Not a bad consolation prize ... unless you're easily wounded. "On August 19, Sean Slattery filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against Jones and his managers, First Round Management, for

    MMAmania.com
  • Hamilton gets extra five-place grid drop ahead of Belgian GP

    Formula 1 drivers’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton has been hit with an extra five-place grid drop ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix after Mercedes broke a seal on his gearbox overnight. Hamilton was due to start the race from 21st place on the grid after being hit with a number of penalties for taking three new power units over the weekend. Hamilton had a 55-place grid drop to serve that would see him start ahead only of Fernando Alonso, who had 60 places worth of penalties. Hamilton told NBCSN on Saturday that he would rather not start from the pit lane, but the FIA stewards issued a document saying he would have to after Mercedes broke parc ferme conditions. However, Mercedes now claims

    MotorSportsTalk
  • Sanchez hits another home run, Yankees rout Orioles 13-5

    NEW YORK (AP) Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up a most remarkable run, homering for the third straight game as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 13-5 Saturday. Sanchez hit a drive that bounced off the top of the right-center field wall and over in the fourth inning. He reached 11 career home runs faster than anyone in major league history – 23 games, including two hitless games last year. After the switch-hitting catcher connected, the crowd of 38,843 emphatically chanted his name. Mark Teixeira stepped out of the batter’s box, pausing the game and allowing the 23-year-old to tip his batting helmet to the fans from the top of the dugout steps. Starlin Castro and Aaron Hicks also homered

    HardballTalk
  • Giving Tony Romo starting spot back when healthy shouldn't be automatic for Cowboys

    The ship is going to sail on Tony Romo someday. Let’s consider the return the Cowboys are getting on his monster six-year, $108 million contract extension. If Dak Prescott carries his superb preseason into late October, should he be unplugged for a healthy Romo regardless of performance?

    Charles Robinson
  • Recruiting Roundup: Ohio State Adds Pair, Kris Wilkes, Paul Scruggs, Josh Carlton, Jahvon Quinerly, Syracuse Camp

    Ohio State added a pair of Class of 2018 recruits in Versailles wing Justin Ahrens and Cincinnati Princeton forward Darius Bazley who committed as a package. "We've been talking about it for a while, but it really got serious when they decided to offer me," Ahrens told 247Sports.com. "We put the two of us and Coach [Thad] Matta in a group chat and we asked when we could make it over there for a visit. Today was that day." The two had planned on a package to make it unique. "Darius and I called (assistant Chris) Jent and told him we were committing, but we told him not to tell Coach Matta," Ahrens told 247Sports.com. "We asked him if he could get Coach Matta out of his office and add some humor

    SNY
  • Bryan Stork fails physical, canceling trade from New England to Washington

    In case you’ve forgotten, since it came before Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo: last Wednesday morning, news came that the New England Patriots were releasing center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the team as a rookie. Not long after that, however, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who is now a radio broadcaster in the area, tweeted that Stork had decided to retire.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Quick takeaways from Michigan: Keselowski's penalty is likely pointless

    • Brad Keselowski finished third in Sunday’s race at Michigan. Afterwards, his car failed the laser inspection station during NASCAR’s post-race inspection. If the Chase started this week he’d be tied for the top seed with Kyle Busch.

    From The Marbles
  • COLUMN: You Can Knock Colin Kaepernick -- Don't Call Him Un-American

    Colin Kaepernick stood tall while sitting down, which is not an easy thing to do. In fact, what he did in benching himself for the national anthem on Friday night was the hardest thing he could possibly do. The easy thing? That would be standing silently with his teammates on the San Francisco 49ers sideline, cutting against the grain of his conscience. Nobody would've known the difference. Nobody would have reason to challenge his patriotism, to call him all kinds of nasty names, and to remind him, by the way, that he has devolved into a lousy quarterback who should be spending more time with his playbook anyway. But he planted himself among the Gatorade buckets, understanding that in an age

    ABC News
  • Tiger Woods's Home Is Filled With New Golf Equipment

    The battle of the brands has begun, and only Tiger Woods can stop it. According to Woods's longtime friend Notah Begay, a bevy of golf equipment manufacturers have flooded the 14-time major winner's Jupiter, Florida home with their products, all of them vying to fill the void left by Nike's exit from the golf equipment business.

    Golf
  • ESPN calls Flyers' prospects "hard to criticize"

    ESPN's Corey Pronman released his annual ranking of NHL prospect groups on Monday morning, and the Flyers -- as they have been for years now -- find themselves climbing up the rankings yet again. This time around, he ranked the Flyers sixth in the NHL, behind only Toronto, Arizona, Winnipeg, Columbus, and Carolina. The full rankings are for ESPN Insider readers only, but here's what Pronman specifically had to say about the Flyers' system: It's hard to criticize the Flyers' system. Talented all-around centers? Check. Dynamic big defensemen? Check. Ridiculous goaltender depth? Check. Depth through their amateur and professional ranks? Check. Players with star upside? Check. They don't have an

    Broad Street Hockey
  • Report: Mo Williams considering retirement, could be waived by Cavs

    Shortly after winning a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers, veteran guard Mo Williams picked up his $2.2 million option for next season, choosing to take the guaranteed money on the table for him rather than test free agency at age 33. But he might not be with the Cavs this season — the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Joe Vardon reports that Williams is considering retiring from playing due to lingering knee problems, and the Cavaliers could waive him under the stretch provision in the coming days. Williams, 33, a 13-year veteran and former All-Star who played a supporting role in the Cavs’ 2016 NBA championship, is strongly considering retirement, multiple sources told cleveland.com. From Williams’

    ProBasketballTalk
  • The Phillies pulled Jeremy Hellickson back from trade waivers

    CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports that a team claimed Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson on trade waivers, but the two clubs were unable to work out a deal. As a result, the Phillies pulled Hellickson back from trade waivers, which means he’s ineligible to be traded for the rest of the season. Hellickson, 29, has had a nice bounce-back season after three poor years from 2013-15. He’s 10-8 with a 3.80 ERA and a 131/36 K/BB ratio in 154 innings. The Phillies could attempt to re-sign Hellickson in the offseason. It’s also possible the club makes a qualifying offer — estimated to be worth $16.7 million — so that the Phillies will at least get back a compensatory draft pick if Hellickson opts to

    HardballTalk
  • Broncos offense won't be exciting, but Trevor Siemian likely to lead it

    The third preseason game is the supposed dress rehearsal for the regular season, a small peek at what we might see in Week 1. The Denver Broncos started Trevor Siemian at quarterback on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams, and here was the first series: run, run, run, punt. Get used to that as long as Siemian is the quarterback, because the Broncos’ offense isn’t going to be very dynamic.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Steven Matz will start Thursday

    Mets LHP Steven Matz, who is on the disabled list with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation, is scheduled to start Thursday at Citi Field. Latest update (Mon., Aug. 29): The Mets have Matz listed as Thursday's starter against the Marlins at Citi Field, when he will be activated off the disabled list. Matz was originally scheduled to start Wednesday, but the start was pushed back a day to Sept. 1, when rosters expand, meaning the Mets do not need to make a roster move. Bartolo Colon will start Wednesday. Previous Updates and Reactions Matz threw a bullpen session Aug. 26, after which the team discussed whether he was capable of being activated and able to make his scheduled start,

    SNY
  • New Knicks getting head start on team chemistry

    Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive Though the New York Knicks look to be much improved on paper following a solid offseason, it's worth recognizing that chemistry takes time to develop. With so many new and/or moving pieces coming together, the team will need to put the work in to get to know one another, both on and off the court, to be successful. Carmelo Anthony, Willy Hernangomez and Mindaugas Kuzminskas are all fresh off the Olympics. They all deserve time to recuperate before even thinking about early team meetings and workouts. But a good chunk of the rest of the squad has gotten a head start on building some of that necessary familiarity and camaraderie with one another. Obviously

    SNY
  • Nebraska transfer Andrew White commits to Syracuse

    Nebraska transfer Andrew White has committed to Syracuse, he announced Sunday.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Sports Illustrated's Best Photos from The Barclays

    Sports Illustrated's best photos from the first leg of the 2016 FedEx Cup playoffs at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, NY. 

    Golf
  • Colin Kaepernick says he'll continue to sit during national anthem

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick understood his national anthem protest would draw some attention and criticism. Kaepernick will continue to sit during the national anthem, he told 49ers reporters on Sunday. Chris Biderman, who covers the team for The Niners Wire, a part of the USA Today network, reported that Kaepernick addressed the team.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Let’s argue about EA Sports’ NHL 17 player ratings

    EA Sports released top player rankings for NHL 17 about a week ago, but it isn’t too late to needlessly argue about them. The top 50 overall ratings is probably the best place to start, but EA also shared top 10 lists for centers, defensemen, goalies, left wings and right wings. Now, it’s important not to take this stuff too seriously. There are plenty of things to cool down any diehards who feel like Their Guy was disrespected, but do note that ratings sometimes get tweaked. Still, there are some fun observations and debates that can come from pouring through these rankings, especially if you’re … well, bored. Shea Weber vs. P.K. Subban Did Michel Therrien and Marc Bergevin chime in on the debate?

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Celtics’ Avery Bradley on defense: “Kyrie Irving, none of those guys scare me”

    Avery Bradley was first-team NBA All-Defensive team last season, and his coach Brad Stevens lobbied for him to get the honor. Bradley picks up guys full court, pesters, and plays physical — we can debate if he is as good defensively as his reputation, but guys like Damian Lillard think he’s tough to go up against. Bradley, for his part, says he has no fear going up against the best. Here is what he said to Tom Westerholm of Masslive.com. “I love the challenge,” Bradley said on Friday, making an appearance at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “I love going up against the best players. I don’t care who it is. I don’t care about getting embarrassed. I don’t care. Kyrie Irving, none

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Female Pro Football Star -- I'm Gonna Destroy The Scariest Woman in MMA (VIDEO)

    Meet Destanie Yarbrough ... the pro football player turned MMA BADASS who's stepping up to fight the most intimidating woman in all of combat sports, Gabi Garcia. You already know Gabi ... she's Anderson Silva's protege -- and she's so terrifying she's considered fighting men because the top female fighters are just too scared to take their chances in the ring.  Except one.  Yarbrough is destruction in motion on the football field as a running back in the Women's Football Alliance ... and has a reputation as one of the toughest athletes in the league.   She made the jump to MMA earlier this year and beat the living crap out of her first opponent.  We spoke with Destanie about her Sept. 25th fight

    TMZ
  • Meet the awesome NFL mom determined to stop her son’s finances from being sacked

    The NFL held its second annual Personal Finance Camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in early April. And as it did last year, the league welcomed family members to join the players. For most, that meant a wife or girlfriend. But for Antrel Rolle, a safety who has played with the Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and Chicago Bears, it meant his mom Armelia. They are famously close; he has called himself a “mama’s boy.” So close, that even though he couldn’t attend the camp in the end, his mom showed up and attended the sessions and took a lot of notes. She spoke with MarketWatch after the last class wrapped up on April 5. MarketWatch: When you found out Antrel couldn’t come, did you think of not coming?

    MarketWatch
  • Slugging Mets blast Phillies again, presented by W.B. Mason

    The Mets hit four home runs for the second straight day to power their way to a 12-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday night at Citi Field. In case you missed it… The Mets trailed 1-0 in the bottom of the third before scoring 12 unanswered runs. Asdrubal Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, Kelly Johnson and Neil Walker all went deep for New York. Jose Reyes and Cabrera each had three hits and scored twice while Walker finished 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. Cabrera's third homer in two games gave New York a 2-1 lead in the third. Cespedes' three-run homer with two outs in the fourth opened up a 5-1 edge. The Mets broke it open in the seventh when Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run double and Johnson blasted

    SNY