Spectacular views highlight Open Championship’s return to Northern Ireland

July 16th, 2019
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The atmosphere might already be ahead of projections at this week's Open Championship in Portrush, Northern Ireland, with fans streaming out of the nearby train station to get a glimpse of their favourite players in Tuesday's practice round.

’40 Yards of Gold’ investor says it’s not his fault participants haven’t gotten paid yet

July 16th, 2019

I'm still waiting on my money' The two co-founders of “40 Yards of Gold” have previously refused to say who their top investor was. But sources told Kaplan it was Farzin Morena, a 40-year-old Californian, who was the primary backer of the event, and when contacted by Kaplan, Morena affirmed that he was. I gave them my information, they used my [credit] cards and did everything they were supposed to do,” Morena said.

NFL training camp 2019: AFC West preview

July 16th, 2019

The Chiefs were the stars of the NFL last year as Patrick Mahomes threw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, winning the MVP as Kansas City were arguably one coin flip from a Super Bowl berth. But in 2019, the Los Angeles Chargers are once again very good, the Denver Broncos have added two quarterbacks and the Oakland Raiders actually did some good things this offseason. All of that leads to a belief that the AFC West could be very competitive, much more so than it was last year when Oakland were a laughingstock and Denver underachieved.

NFL training camp 2019: AFC South preview

July 16th, 2019

The Houston Texans won the AFC South last season, but this division might be as competitive as it has been in a long time in 2019. Andrew Luck is back to his old self, the Jacksonville Jaguars added a quarterback who can throw the ball and the Tennessee Titans seemed to find an identity in the running game last year. All that leads to speculation that this division is up for grabs, and while there may not be a 13-win team in it in 2019, there may not be a team worse than .500 when all is said and done.

Arbitrator tough on Tiger-Cats’ Simoni Lawrence, upholds suspension

July 16th, 2019
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An arbitrator ruled Tuesday in favour of the CFL's original two-game suspension handed Simoni Lawrence, a week following the Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker's meeting with the arbitrator after appealing the ban the CFL levied against him last month.

Reuters Sports News Summary

July 16th, 2019

The contract runs through the 2021-21 season. Reports: Knicks finalize deals with Bullock, Morris The New York Knicks signed free agent forwards Reggie Bullock and Marcus Morris to contracts, according to reports on Tuesday. Bullock agreed to a two-year, $8.2 million deal with a team option for the second season, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said.

Jets hire Matt Sheldon as director of football research and strategy

July 16th, 2019

The Jets have made an addition to their analytics department and the new arrival has ties to both head coach Adam Gase and General Manager Joe Douglas from previous stops. Rich Cimini of ESPN.com noted that Matt Sheldon is the team's new director of football research and strategy. The team never made a formal announcement of the move, but Sheldon is listed on the team's website with that title.

Madden 20 ratings: 49ers have three of top seven fastest running backs

July 16th, 2019

After a season in which the 49ers were tied for last in the NFL in rushing touchdowns, 49ers general manager John Lynch absolutely will be looking for increased production and scoring from the running back position. All curses aside, if the recently released Madden NFL 20 ratings are any indication, the team has a strong positional group at running back -- at least in one important category. The two highest speed ratings at the running back position in the upcoming game find their lockers at Levi's Stadium, as Matt Breida and offseason addition Tevin Coleman share the top spot with a 94 rating.

Steelers RB Conner: Doctors gave me ‘about a week’ to live in ’15

July 16th, 2019

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner revealed he was told he was close to death when diagnosed with cancer as a student at Pitt in 2015. Speaking recently on the "Ya Neva Know: you know what I mean?" podcast hosted by former Duke pitcher Mike Seander - better known as hip-hop artist Mike Stud - Conner said he sought medical attention when he was having trouble sleeping as he recovered from a torn MCL in his junior season. "I'm rehabbing for that, trying to make a comeback before the season ends," Conner, 24, said.

Report: Broncos in stalemate with second-round QB Lock

July 16th, 2019

Contract staredown could become stalemate between the Denver Broncos and second-round quarterback Drew Lock. The Missouri product reportedly insisted through his agent on being paid a "quarterback premium" and getting a higher-value contract than left guard Dalton Risner, who was the 41st pick by Denver, one slot ahead of Lock. According to 9News.com's Mike Klis, negotiations stalled and a holdout from one or both second-rounders could be in the offing.