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Brandt Snedeker, despite making a bogey on his first hole of the day, made a birdie at the last to become just the 10th golfer in PGA Tour history to break golf's magic number, carding an 11-under 59 at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday. Snedeker, who began the first round on the 10th tee, started his day with a bogey 5 on the par 4. But that was the only blemish on his scorecard at Sedgefield Country Club as he added 10 birdies and an eagle the rest of the way. He was the ninth different player to shoot 59 or better on the PGA Tour -- Jim Furyk did it twice, including a 58 in 2016 -- but the first to do it after starting his round with a bogey. Snedeker also is the fourth Tour player to break 60 in the last three years; there were only four to do it in the previous 24 years. He birdied four holes in a row on his front nine for a 32. Snedeker then went on a roll on Nos. 1-9 -- his back nine -- by making six birdies and an eagle for a 27.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is doing fine and is expected to resume football activities soon, according to a source. The team placed Roethlisberger in the concussion protocol after the Pro Bowl quarterback took a fall during Tuesday's practice. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Roethlisberger is out of the concussion protocol. Teammates said Roethlisberger's head whipped back onto the turf after he became tangled with linemen on a rollout to his right, but after the play he assured center Maurkice Pouncey that he was good. Roethlisberger traveled with the team to Green Bay for its second preseason game, for which he was ruled out before getting hurt. This is the first time since 2015 that Roethlisberger entered concussion protocol. Roethlisberger, 36, took at least 40 sacks six times from 2006 to 2013 but is averaging 1.4 sacks per game in recent years behind a veteran offensive line, which he credits for prolonging...
NEW YORK -- As his injured wrist continues healing slower than doctors originally thought, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge said Thursday that he hates still being away from the field and out of the lineup. "I'm not frustrated with the pace [of the healing]. I'm frustrated with being out," Judge said. The outfielder has been out of action for exactly three weeks. He suffered a chip fracture in his right wrist when a 94 mph fastball hit him July 26. Hours after Judge suffered the injury, the Yankees announced an approximate three-week recovery period. On Wednesday, general manager Brian Cashman told WFAN 101.9 FM's Mike Francesa that timeline may have been a bit too optimistic. "We thought maybe three weeks would cover it, but it's going to be longer than that," Cashman said. "So we missed on the time frame." Cashman also said Judge received a cortisone shot Monday. "It's something they said that I might have to do at some...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is "coming along" after suffering a mild strain of his hamstring on Monday. Barkley, the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, stretched with his teammates Thursday and did some light jogging on the side with a trainer. It was the most he has done since suffering the injury. He did not participate in joint practices with the Detroit Lions this week. The injury is considered minor. The Giants have called it a "tweak." Barkley said that if there were a playoff game today, you would see him on the field. "To be completely honest, as a competitor I'd find a way," he said. "I want to play [Friday in a preseason game against Detroit]. I don't know what is in the game plan, to be completely honest. I just know I'm day-to-day and taking it step-by-step." Giants coach Pat Shurmur wouldn't officially rule Barkley out of Friday's game, but he's unlikely to play. Shurmur said...
As a service to those fans who have a general interest in the WWE but haven't watched many (or any) matches since WrestleMania, we're happy to provide this FAQ as a guide to SummerSlam 2018. Q. Hey, I've always wondered: Is it "SummerSlam" (all one word) or "Summer Slam" (two words)? A. "SummerSlam," much like "WrestleMania" and "SmackDown." It's the arbitrary combination of names thing that the WWE does for some intellectual property but not others. It's not "RoyalRumble" or "SurvivorSeries." It's the 31st edition of the event and the 11th time that it has been held in the New York Metropolitan area. That includes multiple events in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which WrestleMania and the NFL have taught us is actually New York City's sixth borough. Q. Are The Rock, John Cena and The Undertaker going to be there? A. No, because that level of...
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'The Queen of Soul' died in Detroit on Thursday
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Ben Roethlisberger is out of the concussion protocol, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, and the quarterback is doing fine, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Joe LaCava, Tiger Woods' caddie, tried paying off a heckler to go away at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational but had to have him ejected when he still carried on.
Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge said Thursday that he hates still being away from the field and out of the lineup while his injured wrist continues to heal.
Tempers boiled over on the field Wednesday night after an opposing pitcher fired a baseball into the left elbow of Rookie of the Year frontrunner Ronald Acuna Jr. -- and emotions continued to flare off the field Thursday as many fans slammed a New York broadcaster who defended the plunking.
Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 -- and the sports world took a turn paying tribute to the legendary singer.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams has run into a few roadblocks since returning to the court following her pregnancy and related health troubles, including a huge upset loss to Johanna Konta in California.
Johnny Manziel’s comeback attempt was put on hold Wednesday when his Canadian Football League team placed him in the concussion protocol after the ex-college star missed a second straight practice due to concussion-associated symptoms.
Former University of Louisville men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino -- fired over a scandal involving strippers hired to entertain the team's players -- claims he had nothing to do with choosing "Party Dancer" as the name for a racehorse he co-owns.
John Elway said the Broncos won't be giving Colin Kaepernick a shot after a 2016 trade attempt didn't pan out.
The founder of pro-police group Blue Lives Matter highlighted player protests as a reason he did not want to partner with the Jets.
This is why LaCava is a great caddie.
Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, the top two picks in the 2015 NFL draft, will face off in a preseason game. But one is clearly ahead of the other.
Snedeker started on the back nine and shot a 3-under 32 before getting on a roll and finishing 8-under 27 on the front nine.