When the Bills abruptly traded receiver Sammy Watkins to the Rams in August, many wondered whether he’d have a major impact any time soon. On Friday, Watkins’ former head coach expressed a little regret over the fact that Watkins is no longer in Buffalo. “That’s hard to watch, from a fans’ perspective and sometimes from a coach’s perspective,” McDermott told reporters, via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. McDermott added that he’s happy with the receivers that the Bills currently have, but the fact remains that the Bills opted to get value now (cornerback E.J. Gaines and a second-round pick, for Watkins and a sixth-rounder) in lieu of keeping Watkins for the fourth year of his rookie deal.
World No. 8 Rory McIlroy believes that big changes could be on the way for professional golf. Appearing on the "No Laying Up" golf podcast, McIlroy said that "discussions have taken place" regarding a merger between the US-based PGA Tour and the England-based European Tour, the top two professional golf circuits in the world. Both tours hold weekly tournaments and are in a constant battle for ratings and marquee players. "To have all these tours competing against each other, and having to change dates, it's counter-productive," McIlroy said. "I think everyone has to come together." Professional golfers are independent contractors, meaning they get to choose where and when they play. Most of the
Now that the Boston Red Sox officially are headed to the playoffs, it’s time to talk tickets. With Boston’s victory over the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angels Angels’ loss to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, the Red Sox clinched a spot in at least the 2017 American League Wild Card Game. And tickets for that game, as well as any potential AL Division Series games that might be played at Fenway Park, go on sale Friday at noon, the team announced Thursday. Fans will be limited to four tickets each, and no tickets will be sold at the Fenway Park box office. Tickets will be available on the team’s website. Any fans with disabilities will be able to purchase accessible seating by calling (877)