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Tiger Woods Finally Wins, Gurley Hates TNF, Garoppolo Injury, Clay Matthews Says League Is Soft

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After a five year drought, Tiger Woods finally won his first tournament! At 42 years old, Woods suffered back and nerve pain and underwent four surgeries over the last few years. At one point last year he was ranked as low as  1,199th. Woods was swarmed by fans after the final round and told reporters, “I appreciate it a little bit more than I did because I don’t take it for granted that I’m going to have another decade, two decades in my future of playing golf at this level. It means a lot more to me now in that sense because I didn’t know if I’d ever be out here playing again, doing this again.”

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The NFL has been criticized over the years for adding Thursday night games to an already grueling scheduele. Players hate the short week, and LA Rams running back Todd Gurley is no exception. In the locker room after their 35-23 win over the LA Chargers and anticipating their matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Gurley said, “it’s probably the dumbest thing ever. But, whatever, we’ve got a game and Minnesota’s got a game as well. So, we’ve both got to show up and play.”

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo might be out for the season with an ACL injury. With 5 minutes left to play in the game, Garoppolo fell to the ground after taking an awkward step. Garoppolo was supposed to be the future of the franchise, so losing him for the season will be a blow to the team.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews got called for his third roughing the passer penalty this season. After the game, where the Packers lost to the Washington Redskins 31-17, Matthews vented his frustration and said, “Unfortunately this league’s going in a direction I think a lot of people don’t like. I think they’re getting soft. The only thing hard about this league is the fines they levy down on guys like me who play the game hard.”

 

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Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia & Alabama in CFP, Giants Lose, Tigers Back

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Four teams have been selected for the college football playoff series, and depending on your loyalties you’re either thrilled or feel robbed. A selection committee made up of 13 members uses a host of criteria to determine the rankings for the four semi-finalists who will compete on New Years Day for a chance to play for a National Championship. The four teams are Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Alabama. The big surprise was Alabama as they lost last week to Auburn and didn’t play in their conference title game this past weekend. Click here for a preview of all the Bowl games.

The big story last week was NY Giants QB Eli Manning getting benched for backup Geno Smith. After the team’s loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Manning was asked what he thought about the rumors that Ben McAdoo would be fired. He said, ” I don’t want that. I don’t want anybody to get fired. When a coach gets fired, it’s usually because the team, the players and myself haven’t performed up to our duties.”Raiders 24, Giants 17.

It’s week 13 in the NFL and the playoff picture is starting to take shape. If certain teams win next weekend, ie Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots, they will own their division title.

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Tiger Woods is back! After a weekend of play on his “home turf” at the Albany golf course in the Bahamas, Tiger finished 8-under par and tied for 9th place. After four surgeries in four years, Tiger showed promise in his return to competition, and the golf world is thrilled to have him back.

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Cowboys Snap Streak, Josh Gordon Starting, Tiger Back

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The Dallas Cowboys snapped a 3-game losing streak by beating the Washington Redskins 38-14 on Thursday night. The Cowboys have been in a bit of a funk without their prized running back Ezekiel Elliott (who was suspended for 6 weeks for domestic abuse). Elliott is slated to return in week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Josh Gordon will start at wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns this weekend against the Los Angeles Chargers. Brown was suspended for 53 of the Browns’ last 58 games.  Gordon is only 26 years old and is trying to rehabilitate himself after self-reported years of alcohol and drug abuse and criminal activity. Gordon opened up about his years of abuse in a recent Sports Illustrated article.

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Is Tiger Woods back? After years of suffering from back injuries and personal issues, Tiger returned to competitive golf hitting a solid 3 under par 69 in the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Course. It’s only one round, but golf fans are hoping he’s back and staying for awhile.

 

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Penguins Win Game 1 With Only 12 Shots On Goal, Tiger Arrested DUI, Legend Deford Passes

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The Pittsburgh Penguins barely came away with a win in the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Penguins fell behind the Nashville Predators 3-0 early but rallied late and pulled out 5 goals. With only 12 shots all game, the Penguins record the fewest number of shots by a winner of a Stanley Cup Final. Tune in for game 2 on Wednesday 8:00 pm ET. Penguins 5, Predators 3.

GOLF

Tiger Woods was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence, but claims alcohol wasn’t involved. He said, “I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.” Tiger has had 4 back surgeries since 2014, with the most recent surgery on April 19th.

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Frank Deford, the legendary Sports Illustrated writer and NPR commentator passed away over the weekend. Deford was 78 years. Deford was well known in the sporting world for his storytelling. In 2013, President Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal and described him as, “A dedicated writer and storyteller, Mr. Deford has offered a consistent, compelling voice in print and on radio, reaching beyond scores and statistics to reveal the humanity woven into the games we love”

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Cavs Historic Comeback In Game 3, Bucks & Grizzlies Win, Tiger’s 4th Back Surgery

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made playoff history by coming back from a 25 point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers. LeBron James made it happen with a triple double of 41 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. LeBron keeps setting records, and with the win he moved ahead of Kobe Bryant in the NBA’s playoff scoring list. After the game he said, “I just don’t settle for being not as great as I can be. The only thing that matters is (winning) — that’s what I’m here for.” The Cavs now lead the series 3-0. Cleveland 119, Indiana 114.

In other playoff news, the Milwaukee Bucks won big at home against the Toronto Raptors giving them a 2-1 series lead. Milwaukee 104, Toronto 77.

After Grizzlies’ coach David Fizdale’s complaint about the refs in game 2 favoring the San Antonio Spurs, he received a $30,000 fine. His team and the fans fed off  his intensity and came back strong to take game 3. Memphis 105, San Antonio 94.

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Tiger Woods went under the knife again to alleviate spasms and pain. The procedure was Tiger’s 4th back surgery. He has not played in a major tournament since 2015, and it’s unclear if he’ll be healthy enough to compete again.

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Aaron Rodgers Helps Packers End Losing Streak, Tiger’s Return

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The Green Bay Packers came to play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.  QB Aaron Rodgers stepped up his game with two touchdowns on the first two series of the game helping his team end their 4 game losing streak. The team is still way behind in the NFC North, but according to their coach, Mike McCarthy, “We look at this as a launching pad. Definitely a game we can build off of.” Packers 27, Eagles 13.

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Tiger WoodsTiger Woods is set to play on Thursday in his first tournament over a year. He will play at the Albany Club in Nassau in a tournament that benefits his charitable foundation. Woods who used to be almost unbeatable at the height of his golf career has slipped to number 879th in the world. When speaking to reporters about his return, he joked “I’m not dead”.

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NY Mets Sign Tim Tebow, Lochte Suspended 10 Months, Tiger Woods Is Back

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metsThe New York Mets signed former QB Tim Tebow to a minor league contract. 29 year old Tebow played baseball in high school, and has claimed his dream was to be a quarterback and hit a baseball. Now that his football career is over, he is attempting to fulfill the second part of his dream. Best of luck to Tebow. Hope your dreams come true!

 

OLYMPICS

Olympic swimmer and 12 time Gold medal winner, Ryan Lochte, finally got his punishment for exaggerating getting held up at gunpoint in Rio. The Olympic Committee suspended Lochte for 10 months and won’t allow him to compete in the 2017 World Championships. Lochte won’t be completely bored, however, as he’ll be competing in this season’s “Dancing with the Stars”.

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Tiger Woods says he’ll get back on the golf course to compete in the Safeway Open in October.  Woods, golf’s iconic superstar, has suffered back and hip injuries over the years and has had to pull out of many tournaments.  Woods stated:“It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didn’t rush it. It was great spending time with my children Sam and Charlie, and also working on a lot of projects including golf-course design, the upcoming 20th anniversary of my foundation and my book about the 1997 Masters. But I missed competing. I want to thank all the fans for their kindness and concern. I’ve been a pro about 20 years, and their support has never waned.”

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The NFL season officially begins tonight with the Carolina Panthers at the Denver Broncos!!!

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Tiger Woods Out For Year, Computer Chips In Footballs, Big 12 Expanding

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Tiger WoodsTiger Woods recently withdrew from the PGA Championship and stated he will not play a major tournament for the rest of the 2015/16 season. Woods is recovering from back surgery, in fact 3 back surgeries in the past two years. The PGA Championship begins July 28th in Springfield, NJ.

 

NFL

The NFL is planning to insert special chips in to footballs during pre-season and Thursday night games to access whether the League should eventually narrow the goal posts. Kickers made 84.5% of their field goals last season (which is A LOT) and the NFL presumably wants to see if narrowing the goal posts will make field goals more competitive.

 

NCAA

The Big 12 Conference in College Sports has actually been made up of only 10 schools since 2012 when 4 institutions jumped ship (Nebraska, Texas A&M, Missouri, and Colorado) and 2 schools (TCU and West Virginia) joined. Now, the Conference is looking to expand and a number of schools are interested in joining. The decision to add more schools to the mix is not as easy as it sounds as the criteria comes down to whether the schools will bring a certain level of competition and add profitable media markets

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Tiger Woods Dreadful First Day At US Open, Rumors Of David Blatt’s Firing, Dez Bryant Contract Dispute

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Tiger WoodsThe U.S. Open , probably the biggest major tournament outside of the masters, is happening now and one of the biggest story lines, as usual, is whether or not Tiger Woods will resume his greatness on the course. Tiger’s woes are continuing, however, as he shot a dreadful 80 in his first day out, which puts him at 10 over par and tied for 152nd place. It’s possible he could turn his game around in round 2 but he’ll have a really tough time doing so.

 

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In the NBA, there has been talk of the Cleveland Cavaliers firing coach David Blatt.  There has been talk he and LeBron didn’t get along, or, at least that LeBron didn’t respect him.  On Thursday, Blatt publicly told the media that he would be back with the Team next year. His contract isn’t guaranteed yet, but he did play a part in turning the Team’s season around and getting them to the Finals. More to come on this story…..

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In the NFL, Cowboys star receiver, Dez Bryant, threatened he will sit out Game 1 if he doesn’t get the contract he wants.  By sitting out, Bryant would be sacrificing a good chunk of money, but he really wants a long term deal.  Bryant did show up to camp on Thursday and has refused to work out.  Some may say it’s immature for him to act this way and others may say he’s just trying to get an appropriate compensation for his efforts on the field.

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American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown, Cavs Win Game 2 In OT, Tiger In Slump

HORSE RACING

American PharoahHistory was made this weekend at The Belmont Stakes.  After 37 years, we finally got a Triple Crown.  The Triple Crown is defined as winning the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes all in a period of 5 weeks.  No horse has accomplished this feat since 1978 when Affirmed took the crown.  Before a screaming crowd, American Pharoah raced out in front of his competition and never looked back.  It was an incredible moment for horse racing and long overdue.

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In the NBA Finals, everyone was writing off the Cleveland Cavaliers after their star point guard Kyrie Irving was ruled out after they lost game 1. What most forgot is that the Cavs have one of the best players in the game:  LeBron James.  On Sunday night, the Cavs hoped to even the series with the Golden State Warriors.  The Cavs played well, with Matthew Dellavedova filling in nicely for Irving.  The Cavs also benefited from an awful shooting night from the Warriors.   With a late and exciting comeback from the Warriors, the game went into overtime.  In OT, the Warriors couldn’t find their shots and the Cavs did enough to hold on to grab Game 2 away from Golden State and steal back home court advantage.  Cleveland 95, Golden State 93.

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Tiger WoodsTiger Woods has won the Memorial Tournament 5 times before in the past but was off his mark this weekend.  Tiger, at 39 years old, finished 14 strokes over par.  Tiger has been in a slump for awhile now and it’s uncertain whether he’ll ever revive his glory days.

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