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  • FANTASY FOOTBALL: Waiting on QB still best if you’re starting 1 NFL QBs-illo-qbs-2017(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —  One key to drafting a winning fantasy football team is to construct a roster with as much depth as possible at almost every position. To accomplish this goal, you need to have a firm grasp of the talent at each position relative to the other positions across the entire player pool. ...
  • Fantasy Football 2017: Full Position-by-Position Rankings, Creative Team Names NFL QBs-illo-qbs-2017(PhatzRadio Sports / BR)     —-     Summer has flown by, and now the NFL season will kick off in just three weeks when the Kansas City Chiefs face the New England Patriots on September 7. This means fantasy football drafts are in full swing, so here are some rankings and team names to get you going. For the ...
  • NASCAR: Larson’s whirlwind weekend turned into quite a success Matt Kenseth (20); Erik Jones (77); Kyle Larson (42) and Martin Truex Jr. (78) head into turn one on the last restart of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Larson won the race. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Larson drove in a prestigious sprint car event in Iowa on Saturday, then made it back to Michigan in time to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race. So the question team owner Chip Ganassi faced in the news conference afterward wasn’t all that outlandish: Could the Indianapolis 500 be a possibility ...
  • NFL preseason: As usual, quarterbacks take spotlight In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 photo, New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett tosses the football on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. The patriots could be looking for yet another quarterback — or two — after third-stringer Jacoby Brissett injured his right thumb in Thursday night's victory over Houston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —    The first week of the 2017 NFL preseason is in the books. Many rookies have now taken their first professional snaps, position battles are underway, and roster cuts are creeping closer. Here’s a breakdown of the biggest story lines so far and how they might affect the rest of ...
  • Breaking News: Justin Thomas wins the PGA Championship for his first major 63-PGA-PGA-CHAMPIONSHIP---FINAL-ROUND-93060379(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    Justin Thomas has won the PGA Championship, his first major title after shooting a final-round 68 Sunday at Quail Hollow. Thomas beat Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen by two shots and finished with an 8-under total for the tournament. Thomas’ birdie on the 13th hole gave him a two-shot lead. Thomas celebrated an incredible birdie on the ninth when ...
  • 2017 PGA Championship: Sunday’s TV schedule and more Hideki+Matsuyama+World+Golf+Championships+jlmUSHMJE5ll(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    Golf’s best are flocking to Charlotte this weekend to take part in one of the season’s most competitive tournaments. Quail Hollow is playing host to the 99th PGA Championship, the fourth and final major of the season. Here is everything you need to know regarding coverage, along with must-watch story lines and ...
  • 2017 PGA Championship: Saturday’s TV schedule and more Phil Mickelson of the United States prepares to putt on the 8th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    Golf’s best are flocking to Charlotte this weekend to take part in one of the season’s most competitive tournaments. Quail Hollow is playing host to the 99th PGA Championship, the fourth and final major of the season. Inclement weather on Friday suspended play early for a total of one hour and 43 ...
  • 2017 PGA Championship: Friday’s Round 2 tee times, TV schedule and more JS Pebble BeachCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A brief look at the first round of the PGA Championship (all times EDT): LEADING: Thorbjorn Olesen and Kevin Kisner, who both were at 4-under 67. JUST BEHIND: Five players were a stroke back — Grayson Murray, Gary Woodland, Brooks Koepka, Chris Stroud and D.A. Points. QUEST FOR THE SLAM: Jordan Spieth began his ...
  • PGA Championship at a glance Defending champion Jason Day, of Australia, left, talks with Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, right, as they practice for the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    Facts and figures for the 99th PGA Championship, which starts Thursday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina: Length: 7,600 yards. Par: 35-36_71. Field: 156 players (136 tour pros, 20 club pros). Defending champion: Jimmy Walker. Grand Slam: Jordan Spieth can become the sixth — and youngest — player with the career Grand Slam. Key ...
  • PGA Championship Preview: Anniversaries, Championship, Grand Slam capsules FILE- In this Aug. 12, 2007, file phoot, Tiger Woods celebrates after winning the 89th PGA Golf Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the PGA Championship: 50 years ago (1967): Don January, who lost in a playoff at the PGA Championship six years earlier, won his only major on what at the time was the longest course in major championship history. Columbine Country Club outside Denver was 7,436 yards, ...
  • CFB: Alabama is again No. 1 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll louisville-top-5(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —-   The time to stop talking about college football and actually start watching it is now less than a month away. But in the meantime, talking will have to do, and the preseason Amway Coaches Poll is always a good place to initiate discussion — or arguments, but we ...
  • Five questions hanging over NFL as preseason gets started FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, file photo,San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Making the switch at quarterback from Blaine Gabbert to Kaepernick won't dramatically change the offense for the San Francisco 49ers. The hope for the Niners is it will change results. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —-    CANTON, Ohio – Football is back. Well, sort of. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Game took place on Thursday night, which is traditionally the big tease for the real game of football. At least it is progress. Players (albeit mostly backups) are in uniform, flags are flying and they’re keeping ...
  • WNBA Roundup: Minnesota Lynx clinch playoff spot, remain atop power poll Minnesota Lynx’s Jia Perkins, right, breaks up a play by Los Angeles Sparks’ Jantel Lavender during the first quarter of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —-   The Minnesota Lynx have already clinched a playoff berth and there’s still a third of the season left to play. The Lynx (19-2) tied the franchise record for fewest games needed to secure a postseason spot when they beat Seattle on Sunday. Minnesota, which remained atop The Associated Press WNBA power ...
  • MLB: Winners and losers of the MLB trade deadline New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —-   Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline saw aces Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray join contenders, but other big names stayed put including Justin Verlander and Zach Britton. As the dust settles, here’s a look at the teams who did the best and worst in the trade market: Winners Los Angeles Dodgers – With baseball’s ...
  • Five burning questions for MLB trade deadline 2017 Rangers Trade deadlines-USATSI-10180906(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)   —    Major League Baseball’s trade deadline strikes at 4 p.m. ET on Monday. While there have already been a number of moves, the action figures to hit another gear as the clock winds down. The reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs continue to tinker, acquiring lefty reliever Justin Wilson and catcher ...
  • Breaking News: Jordan Spieth Wins the British Open, His Third Major Title Jordan Spieth consulting with rules officials on the 13th hole at the British Open on Sunday.

Credit Stuart Franklin/Getty Images (PhatzRadio Sports / NYT)   —-   SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth won his third major championship on Sunday, outpacing the field at the 146th British Open as well as one notable absentee, the 14-time major champion Tiger Woods. Spieth closed with a one-under-par 69 for a 72-hole total of 268, three strokes better than the runner-up, his ...
  • 2017 British Open: Spieth 1 round away from 3rd leg of Grand Slam British Open 2017-USATSI-10171071SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that it won’t be easy. On the horizon is a chance to join Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three different majors at age 23. In the past ...
  • 2017 British Open: Stricker keeps cut streak alive, Mickelson not so lucky Phil Mickelson of the United States prepares to putt on the 8th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)(Photo: The Associated Press)SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Steve Stricker kept a personal streak alive by making the cut in the British Open, the 25th major championship since 2009 that he has played on the weekend. Former champions Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington weren’t as fortunate, heading home after failing to get inside the cut line of 5-over par. Harrington came ...
  • Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar tied for lead at British Open Jordan Spieth reacts to his putt on the 14th hole during the first round of The 146th Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.(Photo: Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-   SOUTHPORT, England – A piece of mint gum and a check of the weather forecast got Jordan Spieth going in the first round of the 146th British Open. The two-time major winner got off to a good start in search of the third leg of the career grand slam with a ...
  • British Open 2017: Welsh journeyman Stuart Manley is among early leaders Stuart Manley of Wales stretches on the 6th hole during the first round of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 20.(Photo: Andrew Redington, Getty Images)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —-    SOUTHPORT, England — The weather that greeted the start of the 146th British Open wasn’t out of the ordinary — heavy rain, strong winds and biting temperatures. What wasn’t common place was the name at the top of the leaderboard as the early starters wrapped up their rounds — ...
  • British Open 2017: Royal Birkdale, hole by hole SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - JULY 18:  An aerial view of Royal Birkdale Golf Club during a practice round prior to the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 18, 2017 in Southport, England.  (Photo by David Cannon/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)(PhatzRadio Sports / GolfWeek)   —-    It’s all about the wind along the Irish Sea in northwest England. If it howls at the British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club – just 18 miles north of Liverpool in Southport – things could get wild. Royal Birkdale is a 7,156-yard, par-70 layout that makes ideal use of towering ...
  • MLB Trade Deadline: Yankees get Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle from White Sox FILE - In this June 24, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Tyler Clippard checks the runner on first base during the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in New York. The Yankees made an early push for playoff run Tuesday night, July 18, acquiring infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox for Clippard and three prospects. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New York Yankees made an early push for playoff run Tuesday night, acquiring infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects. The Yankees currently hold the second AL wild-card spot. They’re close to the AL East-leading Boston Red ...
  • Sergio Garcia is grouped with Jason Day, Zach Johnson at British Open Sergio Garcia, of Spain, holds his trophy at the green jacket ceremony after the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    SOUTHPORT, England — Henrik Stenson will begin defense of his British Open title alongside reigning Players champion Si Woo Kim and two-time major champion Jordan Spieth when the 146th edition of the oldest championship in golf begins Thursday at Royal Birkdale. The three begin play at 9:47 a.m. local time (4:47 ...
  • What we learned at Wimbledon: Never count out Roger Federer Venus Williams of the United States waves after beating Britain's Johanna Konta in their Women's Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday July 13, 2017. (Andrew Couldridge/Pool Photo via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)LONDON (AP) — Never count out Roger Federer. Seems obvious, right? Especially after he won his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon championship and second Grand Slam title of this resurgent season. There have been times, though, when folks wondered whether he was done winning major tournaments. He was getting older. He went 4½ years without such a title. ...
  • 2017 Wimbledon: Federer going for No. 8 at Wimbledon against Marin Cilic Switzerland's Roger Federer pats the ball back to a ballboy after holding serve as he plays his Men's Singles semifinal match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(Photo: The Associated Press)LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is going for No. 8 at Wimbledon. The seven-time champion at the All England Club will face Marin Cilic on Centre Court for the Wimbledon title. Federer last won the grass-court major in 2012. But he won the Australian Open this year for his 18th Grand Slam title. Federer is 6-1 against Cilic, ...
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