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By Knup Being a running back in the NFL is a daunting task. Big hits, brutal runs, and of course the multiple injuries that come along with being a back. There aren't as many solid number one runners who dominate the workload anymore, but it does still happen. For a team to be a Super Bowl contender, they don't necessarily have to have a dominate running game, but they do need to have a run game that can help take their game to the next level. With that being said, we're going to take a look at thr...
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By Knup The Florida Gators have gone from being National Championship contenders to coming off of a 4-8 season that was basically a total disaster. With that turn happening, Will Muschamp's name has come up as a coach who is absolutely on the hot seat. The question is, does Muschamp care? Not at all. He even has a simple solution for the question about ...
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By Edward23 The Tigers visit the Angels for the start of a four-game series. The Tigers bolstered their struggling bullpen yesterday by trading minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel to the Rangers for Joakim Soria, who has a 2.70 ERA and 17 saves in 35 appearances. Soria will serve as a setup man for closer Joe Nathan, who has 20 saves but a dismal 5.89 ERA. Detroit improved the best road record in the majors to 30-17 yesterday, when they took the rubber game of a three-game set at Arizona. One of their players to watch will be Austin Jackson, who is hitt...
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New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton was sentenced to community service after pleading guilty to a gun charge in a New York court on Wednesday. Felton will perform 500 hours of community service and was also issued a fine of $5,000 after his guilty plea, which stemmed from a February arrest while he played for the New York Knicks. The Mavericks acquired Felton in a trade with New York last month. Just two days before the deal, Felton reached a plea agreement with prosecutors to avoid jail time. He will be able to perform his community service out...
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Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Benoit played in 79 regular-season games with the Colorado Avalanche last season, totaling a career-high 28 points with seven goals and 21 assists. For his career, the 30-year-old has 39 points in 120 games with the Avalanche and Ottawa Senators....
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Flagstaff, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Angel Yin fired a 7-under 65 on Tuesday to easily claim medalist honors at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Yin finished the stroke-play portion of the competition at 13-under-par 131, which is the second-lowest 36-hole score in U.S. Girls' Junior history. Marijosse Navarro carded a 6-under 66 during her second round on the Meadow Course at Forest Highlands Golf Club to vault into second place at 8-under-par 136. Mariel Galdiano (72) finished alone in third at 3-under, while Princess Mary Superal (72), Bethany Wu (68), Kathleen Scavo (69) a...
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By Scott NASCAR is heading back to the Brickyard (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) for the 2014 John Wayne Walding 400. We’re getting close to the Chase and the action has been heating up lately. Nine drivers have already qualified with a win this season. Odds to Win the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Bet on NASCAR at America's Bookie. This week Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski are favored to win the race at the Brickyard. Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon are b...
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By Dave Schwab Sports bettors will have two final chances to wager on the 2014 FIFA World Cup this weekend starting with Saturday’s conciliation match between Brazil and the Netherlands for third place in this tournament. This will set the plate for Sunday’s championship match between Germany and Argentina. The Brazilians not only were the host country for the World Cup they were BetAnySports’ odds-on-favorite to win it all at +250 betting odds. After suffering an embarrassing 7-1 b...
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By Scott The UFC is heading back to Dublin, Ireland for UFC Fight Night 46 on Saturday. The main card starts at 12:00pm ET. Make sure you get your bets in Friday night if you plan on sleeping in on Saturday, as you’ll likely end up not getting your picks in on time. UFC Fight Night 46 Odds Bet on the UFC at America's Bookie. . · Conor McGregor (14-2) –450 vs. Diego Brandao (18-9) +330 · Gunnar Nelson (12-0-1) –470 vs. Zak Cummings (17-3) +345 · Ian Mc...
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By Knup It's a topic that often times seems to get thrown around, but doesn't happen much. The idea is that players who head to college basketball have a pretty good reason to argue that they should be paid in some form or fashion. Regardless of whether or not you agree with this, there is another option for them, but it's an option that they typically don't choose to do. This other choice is to go play overseas, make some money for a year, and then enter your name into the NBA Draft the next season. While this may hurt a few of the major
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Golf Tidbits: Watson’s closing woes
After an opening birdie, Watson faltered to three straight bogeys from the third hole and was promptly out of the lead. Not only was he no longer atop the leaderboard, but also looked defeated.
A quick look back suggests a lot. Before the round, when Watson gave a television interview, he seemed resigned to the fact that he would lose his lead. He said whatever happened didn't matter as it was all about Jarrod Lyle.
The sentiment was touching as Lyle's wife gave birth to couple's first child the day before and Lyle himself was preparing to start chemotherapy treatments for a recurrence of leukemia.
While Watson's heart was in the right place, his head may not have been. In fairness to him, he did right the ship and get back into contention, but he didn't seal the deal when given the chance.
Despite a bogey at 13, Watson was still within reach of eventual winner Justin Rose. The Englishman tripped to a bogey at the last hole to give Watson an opening.
However, Watson failed to come through. He knocked his approach shot on the final hole to nine feet. If that birdie effort fell, there would have been a playoff.
Watson missed and finished second for the sixth time in his tour career. The miss cost him his fourth tour title.
This wasn't the first time Watson had coughed up the 54-hole lead. In fact, the loss marked the third time in four tries that he failed to win when entering the final round with the lead.
Two of the three times, Watson was one of the co-leaders entering the last round. The first such situation was at the 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Watson ended six back that day, and that was an indication of things to come. His other two 54-hole leads that he failed to hold were in 2009 at Quail Hollow and last weekend.
Though he has trouble keeping the lead, Watson has no problem rallying to win. In his three wins, Watson has carded rounds of 69, 67 and 66. His rounds of 69 and 66 got Watson into playoffs, where he won.
The statistics in his wins and losses show you where Watson's struggles lie. In his three victories, his scoring average is 67.33 in the final round. Meanwhile, he averages 71.67 in his losses.
Four shots in the final round can mean the difference between winning and finishing outside the top 20 some weeks.
Those numbers aren't too dissimilar from his overall scoring numbers. Watson's scoring average this season stands at 69.55, which puts him in a tie for 12th on tour. However, his final round scoring average is 71.00, which leaves him tied for 85th.
Maybe Watson should trick his mind to think that the final round is really the second round, where he averages 68.20 strokes per round, his best average of any round.
Whatever Watson is doing in the final round when leading isn't working. He needs to try something different to try to hold those 54-hole leads.
WELCOME BACK LPGA
Not only did the LPGA return to action this week after a two-week break, the tour is in the United States for the first time this season.
And it is a special event for the tour. The RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup celebrates the 13 women who united to help form the tour.
Last year, in a special nod to those legends, the players played for free. Sure, in their bios, you will see money they earned at this tournament, but that money was donated to charity, so all of the played who played all three rounds didn't earn a penny.
For those who haven't been paying attention this year, Jessica Korda won the season opener in Australia, then women's world No. 1 Yani Tseng won in Thailand and Angela Stanford claimed the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore.
The tour is in action each of the next three weeks, and that run ends with the season's first major championship - the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The LPGA will be in action seven of the next 11 weeks before moving into the heart of its schedule in June.
* Get-well wishes obviously go out to Lyle in his battle with leukemia. He has beaten it once; here's hoping he can do so again.
* More get-well wishes go out to Paul Goydos, who recently underwent surgery on his left wrist to remove a large bone spur.
* Despite being squeezed between the second World Golf Championships event and the Arnold Palmer Invitational, this week's Transitions Championship has attracted 22 of the top-50 players in the world.
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