Archive for March, 2019

Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes finishes behind Graeme McDowell at Corales Championship

Sunday, March 31st, 2019
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Graeme McDowell won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since 2016, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chris Stroud and Mackenzie Hughes.

2019 NFL win totals: Will Patriots go over or under Las Vegas’ number?

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

NFL win totals: Will Patriots go over or under Las Vegas' number? originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com We're still many months away from 2019 NFL season, but that hasn't stopped oddsmakers in Las Vegas from releasing the first win totals for the upcoming campaign. CG Technology in Las Vegas revealed their initial over/under win totals Sunday, and once again the New England Patriots lead the way at 11 victories.

Ravens bringing back K Kaare Vedvik with hope of trading him

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

The Ravens have one of the best kickers in the league in Justin Tucker and that left them with a possible trade asset when Kaare Vedvik showed off a strong, accurate leg during last year's preseason. Any chatter about a deal ended early on September 1 when Vedvik was hospitalized after being assaulted in Baltimore. The Ravens have Vedvik under contract and Harbaugh said last week that the hope is that Vedvik attracts the same kind of interest from other teams that he did last year.

Auburn overcomes key injury, 11-point deficit to down Kentucky in OT

Sunday, March 31st, 2019
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Bruce Pearl and his Auburn Tigers are heading to the Final Four. Two days after losing starting forward Chuma Okeke to a major knee injury, the fifth-seeded Tigers beat second-seeded Kentucky 77-71 in overtime in the NCAA Midwest Region final.

Tigers take down Jays in extras as Thornton’s record debut wasted

Sunday, March 31st, 2019
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Nicholas Castellanos' RBI single in the 11th helped the Detroit Tigers edge the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Rogers Centre.

Someone is paying big money to sit in the 49ers’ draft room

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

The NFL continues to find new ways to cram more and more cheese into the pizza. The 49ers have sold two seats in their draft room for a whopping $22,000, via Darren Rovell. Patrick Ryan of Entellect points out that a package including a training session with Jimmy Garoppolo and a road trip with the team went for $29,000 as part of the recent 49ers Foundation auction.

Ovechkin gunning for more history as Capitals face Panthers

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

The Washington Redskins have missed the playoffs three straight years, the Washington Wizards are out of the postseason race this season, and the Washington Nationals have just lost superstar Bryce Harper to the rival Philadelphia Phillies. The Capitals, who visit the Florida Panthers on Monday night, are the reigning Stanley Cup champions and have already clinched this year's playoffs, leading the Metropolitan Division with just three games left in the regular season. Ovechkin scored twice on Saturday as the Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3.

Recent history shows how Jordan Howard trade could benefit Bears

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Recent history shows how Jordan Howard trade could benefit Bears originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com Ryan Pace decided to part with a piece of the Bears' offense, a seemingly-important piece to have around quarterback Mitch Trubisky who led the team in an offensive category in the past. That could've been the lede to a story a year ago about the Bears not matching the New Orleans Saints' offer sheet for then-restricted free agent wide receiver Cameron Meredith. It applies now, too, in the aftermath of last week's trade to ship running back Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2020 draft pick.

Four offseason programs get underway this week

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Free agency and the league meetings have been the focus for the last couple of weeks, but we'll move into another stage of the offseason this week. Teams that hired a new head coach this year are permitted to start their offseason programs on April 1 and half of the teams that made coaching changes will be getting underway this week. The Browns, Buccaneers and Dolphins are set to resume work on Monday while the Broncos set April 2 as their start date.

Federer wins 101st title, beating Isner in Miami Open final

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Ageless Roger Federer became tennis' first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday by beating defending champion John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4. The 6-foot-10 Isner scrambled so desperately to stay in rallies that he hurt his left foot and limped badly through the final few points. The first 33 men's and women's titles this year were won by 33 different players, including Ashleigh Barty in the Miami Open women's final Saturday.