Rory McIlroy says new points system hurts prestige of FedEx Cup playoffs

August 21st, 2019
Northern Trust Golf

Rory McIlroy is unconvinced by the new staggered start to be used at this week's season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta and questioned on Wednesday whether it could affect the tournament's prestige.

NFL notebook: Mayfield clears air with Jones

August 21st, 2019

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters Wednesday that he reached out to Daniel Jones about his recently published comments regarding the New York Giants rookie. According to Mayfield, the two quarterbacks texted and the exchange went well. Mayfield said his comments stemming from a GQ interview were taken out of context.

49ers’ DeForest Buckner motivated by being left off NFL top players list

August 21st, 2019

Buckner being left off the list was a surprise to many 49ers fans, players and even to Buckner himself. "Yeah, I know, it's crazy, right?" Buckner said.

NFL notebook: Mayfield clears air with Jones

August 21st, 2019

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters Wednesday that he reached out to Daniel Jones about his recently published comments regarding the New York Giants rookie. According to Mayfield, the two quarterbacks texted and the exchange went well. Mayfield said his comments stemming from a GQ interview were taken out of context.

Canada’s Shapovalov breezes into Winston-Salem Open quarters

August 21st, 2019
Shapovalov-Denis

The 20-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., toppled Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-3 in third-round play on Wednesday in the first-ever meeting between the two players.

Boston coaches explain what makes Bill Belichick, Patriots successful

August 21st, 2019

Bill Belichick has enjoyed unprecedented success as head coach of the New England Patriots for the last two decades, leading his team to six Super Bowl titles in nine appearances over that span. Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, and Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy can't help but marvel at the 67-year-old's ability to get his teams to buy in each and every season. The trio appeared on "Dale & Keefe" as part of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday to discuss what makes Belichick and the Patriots so great.

AP source: Lions agree to extension with Harrison

August 21st, 2019

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that defensive tackle Damon Harrison and the Detroit Lions have agreed to an $11 million, one-year extension, giving him three years left under contract with the franchise. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The Lions acquired Harrison from the New York Giants in the middle of last season for a draft pick.

Kwon Alexander ready to show 49ers he’s healthy again

August 21st, 2019

Kwon Alexander is ready to show why he was the prime target for the San Francisco 49ers when free agency started last March. Alexander has worked his way back from a knee surgery that ended his final year in Tampa Bay in October and is set to get on the field for the first time since the injury when the Niners visit the Kansas City Chiefs in an exhibition game Saturday night. The 49ers have been patient with the linebacker this summer as he got back up to speed.

Cardinals cut former Bears 1st-round bust Kevin White

August 21st, 2019

Kevin White's injury-riddled career took another hit in Arizona on Wednesday.

Seahawks’ rookie draft class hit hard by injuries in camp

August 21st, 2019

The injury bug issues were apparent Wednesday when none of the top three draft picks were on the practice field. Wide receiver DK Metcalf had minor knee surgery earlier this week while safety Marquise Blair was dealing with back spasms that flared up during Sunday's preseason game against Minnesota. The two second-rounders joined first-round selection L.J. Collier on the medical report.