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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)
  • Ryder Cup 2016: Get to Know the U.S. Team's 8 Automatic Qualifiers

    The eight automatic qualifying spots for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team were finalized on Sunday at The Barclays, and we now know two-thirds of the team that will represent the red, white and blue at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, on Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka all had spots locked up prior to The Barclays, but Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Barclays winner Patrick Reed all had to wait until Sunday to see if their spots were secure.

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  • Eagles rookie pressured by agent to change stance on national anthem protest

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is under a lot of scrutiny and pressure after sitting for the national anthem as part of a political statement. Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres might share Kaepernick’s feelings on how black people are treated in the United States, and he said he wanted to join in the protest, but his agent talked him out of sitting down like Kaepernick. Tavarres, who was undrafted out of Incarnate Word but most Eagles writers have said has a shot at the 53-man roster, initially said on Monday he’d join the protest and sit during the national anthem.

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  • Jets are open to trading one of their backup quarterbacks

    The Jets have had discussions with other teams about trading Geno Smith or Bryce Petty, reports Manish Mehta of the Daily News. Mehta notes that there is "soft interest" in Smith around the league and that the calls the Jets have taken are part of a routine process in advance of final cuts. Smith served as the primary backup for starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick during Saturday night's preseason game against the Giants. The Jets have suggested they could potentially carry four quarterbacks, including rookie Christian Hackenberg. I'm sure anything going on behind the scenes could be classed as "due diligence" at this stage. For now, the main immediate priority is complying with the roster rules while

    SNY
  • 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
  • Conor McGregor's coach wants next fight to be Eddie Alvarez

    Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh wants his client to next fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title, he tweeted on Thursday.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

    What can be said for the Capitals 1993-94 team calendar that hasn’t already been said about a JCPenney’s catalog from the 1990s? Rather than just go with the usual in-game action shot (or more recently snuggling up to dogs), the Caps took a hard-left when it came to the calendar and put the players in forced comfortable setting, like when you’re at a family reunion trying to care about the story of your third cousin’s Lasik surgery. While I don’t doubt the Caps went out and about to places in Baltimore and DC to spend their off-days, I do know for a fact Randy Burridge does hang out on above the right field scoreboard at Camden Yards as that was his assigned section for selling peanuts on game nights.

    Puck Daddy
  • Belichick on Kaepernick: 'Not here to talk political commentary'

    Other than allowing Tom Brady to pee on his territory, I wonder what the Patriots accomplished on Friday night when it came to their quarterback situation. It didn't feel like much. Really. What was established? That Brady is maniacal about his job? That he's also really, really good? That Jimmy Garappolo isn't? That he's still well behind the starter? Didn't everyone, most notably Bill Belichick, know all those things?  In other words, by playing Brady as much as they did, the Pats ‎proved almost nothing in Carolina. They certainly didn't do anything to get Garappolo closer to being ready for Arizona on Sept. 11. The only thing they accomplished was to scratch Brady's insatiable itch, and they

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  • Young fan cries tears of joy after getting Mike Trout's autograph

    One young Los Angeles Angels fan cried tears of joy after getting an autograph from superstar outfielder Mike Trout. Trout is out before the start of Sunday’s game signing autographs for some young fans. It’s tough to know exactly what the kid says to Trout, but strong lip readers at home can make out the phrase “my favorite player.” After getting his ball signed, the kid triumphantly raises his hands as he runs over and embraces his dad.

    Big League Stew
  • Fiji offers land, title, passports to keep rugby sevens coach Ryan

    Fiji has ramped up overtures to sevens coach Ben Ryan giving him land and a chiefly title to keep the popular Englishman in the South Pacific island nation. Ryan has become the most venerated person in Fiji since guiding them to their first Olympic medal when they won the sevens gold in Rio earlier this month.

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  • Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is a sports owner once again

    There aren’t many major league ownership reigns which ended more ignominiously than Frank McCourt’s reign as Dodgers owner. He was granted access to one of business’ most exclusive clubs — one which being a convicted criminal or even a Nazi sympathizer cannot get you kicked out of — and somehow got kicked out. The clear lesson from his saga was that saddling your team with debt, using it as your own private piggy bank and exercising bad judgment at every possible turn will not get you drummed out of baseball but, by gum, having it all go public in a divorce case sure as heck will. McCourt landed pretty safely, though. By sheer luck, his being kicked out of ownership coincided with the vast appreciation

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  • Panthers acquire Browns punter who dogged it on touchdown return

    The Cleveland Browns traded punter Andy Lee to the Carolina Panthers, but this isn’t your everyday punter trade. First of all, the timing is fascinating. Not on the Panthers’ end; their expected punter, Mike Scifres, suffered a knee injury against the

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  • San Francisco police union condemns Colin Kaepernick's 'foolish statements'

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick "embarrassed himself, the 49er organization, and the NFL" in the wake of his protest of the national anthem, according to police officers in the Bay Area. In a critical letter sent to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and 49ers CEO Jed York, the head of the San Francisco Police Officers Association condemned comments Kaepernick made about police brutality, which he cited as a reason for sitting through the "Star Spangled Banner" before Friday's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

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  • Hamilton fights from 21st to third at Spa, keeps F1 championship lead

    Lewis Hamilton fought back from a 60-place grid penalty that resigned him to the back of the field to finish the Belgian Grand Prix in third place, ensuring he retains the lead of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship. Hamilton was forced to take three new power units over the weekend at Spa after issues earlier in the season meant he did not have enough components to get to the end of the season. Hamilton started the race from 21st on the grid, but rose up the order on the first lap after clashes further ahead involving Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen. Hamilton sat fifth before the race was red flagged so that repairs could be completed on a barrier damaged in a crash for Kevin

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  • New Grandstand home to compelling tennis in debut on U.S. Open Day 1

    In its maiden match, Caroline Wozniacki—a two-time finalist here—beat Taylor Townsend in three sets, 7-5 in the third. Then young American Frances Tiafoe served for the match against John Isner but capitulated and fell 7-6 in the fifth set. Keep an eye on Naomi Osaka, an 18-year-old based in Florida who plays for Japan.

    Sports Illustrated
  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • WATCH: Young Argentine player shows off skills that would make Messi jealous

    Most of our readers likely aren't well-versed in the world that is Argentine club soccer. Because of the dominance of the European game, it's not the most popular league in the world, but it doesn't lack quality and is always exciting to watch. Soccer fans may know of clubs like Boca Juniors, River Plate. Maybe even Independiente, San Lorenzo or Racing, but the name Giovani Lo Celso or Rosario Central probably doesn't ring a bell for most. Well, he's a name you'll be hearing more of moving forward. The dynamic Argentine midfielder, playing for for Rosario Central on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, showed off some crazy skills on Saturday that his French club would likely describe as "magnifique."

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  • Phil Jackson says his goal for Knicks last season was 35 wins

    Phil Jackson predicted the playoffs for the Knicks in 2014-15, and he’s again drumming up postseason buzz for 2016-17. Between, he was much more cautious. The Knicks president didn’t make any bold proclamations entering last season. But, somewhat after

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  • 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

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  • Jason Terry chose Bucks because he wants to play, not just mentor

    Jason Terry has talked about reaching out to multiple teams, including contenders, during free agency before settling on the Milwaukee Bucks. When he talked about why the Bucks, he spoke of believing in what Jason Kidd was building. There may have been another reason: Minutes. From Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times: Some NBA officials contend he signed with Milwaukee and rejected overtures from a handful of teams, including the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, because of potential playing time. “He wants his minutes,’’ said an NBA executive, whose team had shown some interest in signing Terry. “He didn’t go there (Milwaukee) to sit on the bench.’’ Terry’s agent denied this, saying

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  • NFL players blast Kaepernick's decision to sit during national anthem

    Former teammate Alex Boone isn’t taking any more hits for embattled San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The offensive guard suited up for five seasons alongside Kaepernick, blocking as defenders tried to get Kaepernick off his feet. Now, Kaepernick is voluntarily taking a seat, choosing to sit during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner to protest perceived racial injustice. It may be a good thing that Boone, now with the Minnesota Vikings, is no longer wearing the same jersey as Kaepernick. “We probably would have had a problem on the sideline,” Boone told ESPN. Boone’s brother J.J. was a Marine and served in Iraq, making Boone one of several current or former NFL players, many with

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  • Verstappen blames Raikkonen, Vettel for ‘destroying’ Belgian GP at Turn 1

    Max Verstappen has blamed Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel for ending his hopes of a podium finish in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, saying his race was “destroyed” at Turn 1. The race at Spa-Francorchamps acted as Verstappen’s home event as tens of thousands of fans made the trip over from his native Netherlands, resulting in the circuit’s best raceday attendance in over a decade. Verstappen made a slow start from second place on the grid, slipping behind Raikkonen on the run down to the first corner. The Dutchman tried to dive down the inside of Raikkonen at La Source, only for the two to make contact and also tangle with Vettel on the outside. The collision left Verstappen

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  • 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?

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  • 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
  • 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.

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