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The NFL took the unusual step Sunday of expressing immediate support for a roughing-the-passer penalty against Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, the latest in a series of controversial efforts to protect quarterbacks this season. Referee Craig Wrolstad penalized Matthews for landing on Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith late in the third quarter at FedEx Field. In a tweet sent shortly thereafter with video of the play, the NFL cited Rule 12, Section 2, Article 9(b) in justifying Wrolstad's decision. Among other specifications, that rule prohibits players from falling with all or most of their body weight on quarterbacks. The NFL made it a point of emphasis for this season, in part because Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone last season on a similar hit, There were an NFL-record 21 roughing-the-passer penalties through the first two weeks of the 2018 season. Matthews is...
Justin Rose's birdie on the final hole Sunday of the Tour Championship gave him the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus that goes with it. Rose finished in a three-way tie for fourth at East Lake, securing his spot atop the season-long FedEx Cup standings. "I was kind of waiting for a break all day, waiting for a putt to drop or something good to happen, and it just wasn't really happening through the back nine," Rose said. "So it was nice to catch that break right at the end." Without Rose's birdie, Tiger Woods would have won his third FedEx Cup title after starting at No. 20 going into the Tour Championship. "Congrats, Rosie,'' Woods told him. "Hell of a season.'' Rose started the day three back of Woods but couldn't mount a charge. "The double trophy would have meant a lot," Rose said, "but at the end of the day, like I said, Plan B was a pretty important one. "This is season-long. Everyone can have a hot week....
A hobbled Aaron Rodgers is more valuable to the point spread than a healthy Tom Brady or any other NFL quarterback. That's the viewpoint of oddsmakers, who define their opinions by their risk of losing millions, rather than clamoring for hot takes in the GOAT conversation. "New England has always overachieved with a backup quarterback," said Ed Salmons, an oddsmaker at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. "Green Bay is in a class [by itself] because they're obsessed with getting horrendous second-string quarterbacks." Therein lies the root of this discussion. The drop-off from starter to backup plays a definitive role in this conversation as well. "It's hard to get a worse backup quarterback than [Deshone] Kizer because he just can't play without making mistakes. If the backup were Colt McCoy, then Rodgers wouldn't be worth as much," Salmons said. While Rodgers is still valuable on one leg, other injuries...
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Five years removed from his last win, Woods summoned his greatness one more time Sunday at the Tour Championship.
Tiger Woods birdied the first hole at East Lake Golf Club, then never let anyone get closer than two shots as he captured the Tour Championship, his first victory in more than five years.
The San Francisco 49ers fear quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee late in Sunday's game, coach Kyle Shanahan said after his team's 38-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen replaced starter Sam Bradford in the fourth quarter Sunday with the Cardinals trailing by two, but the former UCLA star couldn't get the job done as Arizona dropped to 0-3.
Two no-shows at practice. Two interceptions vs. Dallas. It was a bizarre week for Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who said he expects a fine for missing practice. "I'm invested in myself. If they was invested in me, I would be out there practicing," he said.
The San Francisco 49ers endured a heavy loss Sunday after star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was badly injured, forcing his exit from a game that ended in a 38-27 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Five years and four back surgeries later, Tiger Woods is a winner on the PGA Tour once again.
A Tennessee football player didn’t quit the team during Saturday’s embarrassing loss to Florida but he was asked to leave the sideline after refusing to enter the game.
Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife.
The Bills' stunning win over the Vikings was just one example of how the NFL season still has plenty of surprises in store for fans.
PGA Tour Championship breakthrough victory - his first in 1,876 days - could propel Woods to the winners' circle more often in the coming years.
It's not time to bury Matt Patricia's Detroit Lions yet. Not after a dominating win over the NFL's most ruthless bully, the New England Patriots.
Rob Gronkowski confirmed a report that he threatened to retire rather than be traded to the Detroit Lions.
Tiger Woods wasn't the only winner at The Tour Championship as Justin Rose won the season-long FedExCup race and $10 million.