• 2018 NFL mock draft: Jets, 49ers grab franchise QBs with top 2 picks
    San Francisco 49ers
    The Draft Wire

    2018 NFL mock draft: Jets, 49ers grab franchise QBs with top 2 picks

    We’re only a few weeks into the 2017 football season, but projections for the 2018 NFL draft are already flying around, and the quarterback class is already taking control of the early slots. The latest 2018 NFL mock draft comes from Bleacher Report, with a pair of Pac-12 passers coming off the board with the first two picks. UCLA’s Josh Rosen grabs the top spot, landing with the New York Jets, while USC’s Sam Darnold stays in California with the San Francisco 49ers. Darnold and Rosen have both had roller-coaster performances through the first three weeks of the season, but their peaks have overshadowed their valleys to this point. They’re far from finished products, but both players have the

  • Dustin Johnson describes what it was like cashing his first check as a pro golfer
    Golf
    For The Win

    Dustin Johnson describes what it was like cashing his first check as a pro golfer

    Ask any pro golfer and they’ll tell you same the thing: That it’s a memorable feeling, the first time you cash your first check as a professional golfer. It’s not usually for very much, like in the case of Jack Nicklaus and his whopping $33.33 prize A post shared by Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:32pm PST Dustin Johnson’s first check wasn’t quite that small, but it set him on his way to the more than $47.5 million (and counting) in career earnings he boasts today. And ahead of this week’s season-ending Tour Championship, the winner of which will likely take home the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize, DJ looks back to his first big payday. Via Golf Digest: “I didn’t have any

  • Celtics Storylines: Who fills out the starting lineup? Pick two
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    Celtics Storylines: Who fills out the starting lineup? Pick two

    I know, I know. He’s big, strong, doesn’t really stretch the floor as a shooter, so why would Boston throw him in with the first unit?   Because as much as Boston wants to be versatile across the floor, they also need some added toughness in the frontcourt in part to help them set a defensive tone.   Among centers who appeared in 75 or more games, only then-San Antonio big man Dewayne Dedmon (Orlando Magic) had a better defensive rating (97.5) than Baynes (98.5). But you would be remiss in looking at his role with a somewhat skeptical eye because of how this roster is constructed.   The Celtics are not built to be a good rebounding team because the players that give them the best shot at winning