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Tiger Woods found himself 21 shots off the lead entering the final round of The Northern Trust, but that didn't mean he was ready to pack it in and move on to the BMW Championship next week. No, no, no ... Woods needed a good finish to help his chances of getting back to East Lake and he wasted no time Sunday in doing so. A perfect drive and a dart at the first set up Woods for his first birdie of the day after narrowly missing out on one Saturday.
The San Francisco Giants are parting ways with a fan favorite Sunday. After making a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Giants designated veteran Hunter Pence for assignment. Pence, 37, will be placed on waivers following the move.
Imagine being able to walk around with two of golf's best for what felt like a casual round of golf. In their case, it also looked like a casual round. Woods used his putter to go over a steep slope from behind the 18th green, and he made a 6-footer coming back to end with a birdie.
The 27-year-old German won the AIG Women's Open Sunday in an epically improbable triumph, claiming the major championship title in its first staging at venerable Royal Troon, for her first tour title anywhere outside the three mini-tour events she won earlier this year. “I guess it is an incredible story,” Popov said. Popov started this week No. 304 in the Rolex Women's World Rankings, a Symetra Tour player who didn't even have LPGA status.
After Friday's practice, when the Patriots were without Jarrett Stidham during team drills, there was a chance the second-year quarterback would get right back on the horse Sunday after a day off. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels thought Stidham would be "ready to roll." Stidham did not roll on Sunday, though.
Those numbers bothered the Portland Trail Blazers almost as much as 116-108 after their Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday night, putting Portland behind 2-1 in the series. That top number is the free throw disparity in Game 3: The Lakers took 43, Portland just 19. Los Angeles took a dozen more free throw attempts in the first half (31) than Portland got all game.
Bayern Munich – PSG looks set to be a thrilling UEFA Champions League final matchup on Sunday (start time, 3pm ET), featuring the “been there, done that” five-time European champions from Germany and the big-spending have-nots with all the French glory they could ever want but nothing from Europe's biggest stage. Bayern were most recently crowned champions of Europe in 2013, when they topped fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium. Perhaps no side has been as dominant, or made it look so easy, as Bayern have done since the knockout rounds resumed two weeks ago.
It seemed appropriate on a day when two fellow competitors at the Northern Trust shot scores uncomfortably close to his age that Phil Mickelson announced his plan to debut on the PGA Tour Champions. Scottie Scheffler's Friday-morning 59 briefly appeared like it wouldn't even be low round of the day until Dustin Johnson flatlined his way to a 60 in the afternoon. Like Roger Bannister's 4-minute-mile, the '60' barrier seems to fall now with the frequency of a one-legged drunk on an ice rink, and those low rounds by Scheffler and Johnson might have reminded Mickelson that the days when he can hang with that kind of firepower are fewer and farther between.
There are two NASCAR Cup Series regular-season races remaining before the start of the NASCAR Playoffs. Entering Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway (4 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), here's who is locked into the field and who can clinch on points.
Back-to-back early playoff exits were enough to make the Washington Capitals realize they made a mistake. In the two years since promoting top assistant Todd Reirden instead of giving Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz a raise, they've been knocked out of the playoffs in the first round. On Sunday, the team fired Reirden days after losing a five-game series to Trotz's New York Islanders and moved toward hiring the seventh coach since Alex Ovechkin entered the NHL.
With the new regime in Washington, led by head coach Ron Rivera, the goal going forward was to rebrand the franchise and create a winning culture going forward. Through five training camp practices, the difference is already palpable, according to veteran running back Adrian Peterson, who says that it's 'night and day' from what he saw with the team last year. As one of the older players in the NFL, AP knows what it's like to go through camp with a coaching staff who may be on the way out, and he definitely knows what it's like to be playing with a team who has a goal in mind and is on it's way to accomplishing that.
Tyson Fury has responded to Floyd Mayweather after the American offered to train his compatriot Deontay Wilder ahead of Fury vs Wilder part III. Mayweather, who has recently announced plans to become “one of the best trainers in the world”, was speaking at a Q&A session on his UK tour when he offered to help Wilder prepare for the third and final fight in the trilogy. “If I train [Wilder] I can teach him how to win,” Mayweather said.
Denny Hamlin passed teammate Martin Truex Jr. with nine laps to go and won Saturday's Cup race at Dover. Joe Gibbs Racing had a 1-2-3 finish with Truex placing second and Kyle Busch finishing third. The top five was completed by Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott.
Martin Truex Jr. called Aric Almirola an “idiot” and blamed his late-race blocking for Truex losing Saturday's Cup race at Dover International Speedway to Denny Hamlin. After getting caught behind Almirola, Truex lost the lead to Hamlin with nine laps to go and Truex finished second, ending a stretch of five races with third-place finishes. “Really, I think if the 10 (Aric Almirola) car just wasn't pinning on the bottom in front of me I would have been fine,” Truex told NBCSN after the race.
More rumors began circulating on Friday that Lonzo Ball may be included in trade talks this off-season after Jay Williams reported as such on his radio show. I'm hearing things around New Orleans that Lonzo may be used as a trading asset in New Orleans…, Jay Williams of ESPN. For a variety of reasons, Ball will likely not be traded.
Julian Edelman didn't hesitate when he was asked a question Sunday about how much his craft "consumes" him. It's unclear what kept Harry out last week or what might've been limiting him late during Sunday's session.
The NFL announced on Sunday that they are looking into a slew of positive COVID-19 tests that were processed at one laboratory in New Jersey because other labs around the country did not have similar results. One of those teams is the Browns. The Bears have delayed the start to their practice after nine tests came back positive and other teams may also be making announcements of changes to their schedule.
UFC president Dana White doesn't like to match make on the night of fights, but he did a little bit of that at UFC on ESPN 15. Following former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar's successful debut at bantamweight, White was quick to admit the 38-year-old was an instant contender in the division. The shot at Yan's bantamweight belt will go to Aljamain Sterling, said White.