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Just the whole thing, said McIlroy. ‘Guys, you’ve got a six-foot putt, it doesn’t break as much as you think.’ Just stuff like this that they don’t have to say.

Most other competitors are immune from the free-for-all that breaks out around Woods. But imagine the chaos the well-lubed fans surrounding the infamous par-3 16th at TPC Scottsdale during the Phoenix Open cause, and you get a snapshot of what Woods faces on each and every shot.

Whoever’s teeing off at 8:30 in the morning doesn’t get that and can just go about his business and just do his thing, said McIlroy. He has to deal with that every single time he goes out to Authentic Miguel Montero Jersey play.

As do his playing partners, though Thomas, who entered the weekend tied with McIlroy at 2-under for the week and just five shots off the lead of a trio of 36-hole frontrunners, shrugged it off.

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It’s a time when I’ll take a chance on Archie Bradley, the most talented of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top three closer challengers, or even David Robertson, hoping that maybe the New York Yankees will need to shed his salary in a trade to stay under the luxury-tax threshold.

And I’ll be more apt to pass on Luke Gregerson, the St. Louis Cardinals’ de facto closer, and Kelvin Herrera, whose skills declined sharply in 2017.

The race for a conference championship in tournament form is almost always more exciting than its regular-season counterpart. The most glaring exception to this rule exists in the Big 12, where everyone is watching to see if Kansas can break its tie with UCLA and set a new record for consecutive regular-season conference titles with 14.

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The Cardinals rank 26th in pass defense and have yielded 13 TD passes this season, which could be a good omen for Goff in his search for better consistency.

Last year, after the Browns went 1-15, Jackson vowed that if Cleveland went 1-15 again this season, people would find him “swimming in [Lake Erie].”

On Wednesday, he told reporters, “I made that statement. I got to back it up.”

By the letter of his statement, though, a loss to the favored Steelers would prevent the Browns from going 1-15 again, because they would be 0-16. But Jackson said he would stick with his promise even if they’re 0-16.

“It’d be something that we’re going to make special,’’ he said. “I don’t like it. Don’t like to do it for the reason why I’m having to do it, but I have to make do on my word. I just think that’s what you do.”

Who is the most hated NFL player of all time? That has become an intense and increasingly difficult question to answer in today’s climate, because it’s impossible to weigh the reasons not to like a player. Sporting News set out to name the top 40, however, and made one significant caveat to the list.

The 0-6 49ers are one of two winless teams remaining in the NFL, despite the fact that they’ve lost five games by three points or fewer. When they play the Cowboys on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif., they’ll do so with a new quarterback, C.J. Beathard, who’ll make his first NFL start.

It doesn’t seem to matter who the coach is in San Francisco anymore, the 49ers look bad no matter what. After struggling under Jim Tomsula in 2015 and Chip Kelly in 2016, the Kyle Shanahan era isn’t looking much better. Believe it or not, the 49ers actually had the longest Week 1 winning streak in the NFL going into this game — they were 6-0 dating back to 2010 — but that streak’s now over, and Shanahan’s going to have to figure out how to win games with a team that doesn’t seem to have much talent.

So they’d focus us on the plays that led to the plays that determined the outcomes. Thus, rather than show Joe Morris running a 2-yard sweep to give the Giants the lead, we’d see how six plays earlier a spectacular first-down catch by Lionel Manuel on third-and-8 kept the drive alive. Good stuff.

Roquan Smith, OLB, Georgia. If this draft happened 10 years ago, Smith would be a near-certainty to be taken in the top 10, but with the de-emphasizing of the linebacker position in the draft nowadays, he could make it down to No. 20, where the Lions would be smart to spend a second straight first-round pick on a linebacker. Smith has outstanding speed at the position, and he should immediately replace free-agent Tahir Whitehead as a difference maker at the second level for Detroit.nike-youth-cardinals-084

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As Thanksgiving approaches, the cream of the crop in the NFL is starting to rise and separate, giving us a better look at which teams will be factors in the postseason 锟斤拷 with the Steelers, Patriots, Eagles, Rams and Vikings leading the way.
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Team Turmoil is undergoing more front-office upheaval with the firing of GM Scot McCloughan this offseason. Despite the constant changes, they have drafted well. Kirk Cousins was a steal in the fourth round in 2012, saving them from years of misery after Griffin collapsed as the franchise quarterback.

Jameis Winston and Mike Evans, their first round picks in 2015 and 2014, already have been to the Pro Bowl and look like longtime starters. This team quietly has built a nice core.

Arizona has done a really good job in the middle and late rounds. Mathieu (third round), running back David Johnson (third round) and special teams star Justin Bethel (sixth round) were great picks. On the negative side, they have had some terrible first-round misses with Cooper and wide receiver Michael Floyd, neither of whom is still on the team.

This shows what an inexact science drafting is. The Rams had the Nos. 2 and 13 picks in 2014. With the first pick, they took tackle Robinson 锟斤拷 a total bust. With the second pick, they took defensive lineman Aaron Donald 锟斤拷 a Brian Campbell Authentic Jersey total stud. The jury is out on 2016 No. 1-overall pick Jared Goff, who struggled as a rookie.

Consider three games that were seen here Sunday afternoon, starting with the Jets at the Buccaneers.

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Viewers of the CBS telecast were treated like morons.

First, as a mere aside that lacked much relevance, Kevin Harlan told us that wide receiver and kick returner Jeremy Kerley, who twice caught five passes in each of two Jets wins, would not be playing, suspended for four games after a failed drug test.

It is amazing that Bell, who might be the best non-quarterback in football, was a second-round pick. Ryan Shazier and David DeCastro are studs. Last year’s class had a lot of contributors on a team that went to the AFC Championship.

Anyone who watched Atlanta make its run to the Super Bowl could see the work Thomas Dimitroff has done to build his roster in recent years. Beasley has become a pass-rushing beast. Their starting lineup is filled with draft picks who are on the rise. Tevin Coleman (2015, third round) and Devonta Freeman (2014, fourth round) give the Falcons a great 1-2 punch in the backfield.

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The always outspoken Cowboys owner laughed off the possibility of NFL owners running him out of the league over his continued opposition to an extension for commissioner Roger Goodell. The compensation committee has sent Jones a cease-and-desist notice over his threats to sue the league, according to the New York Times.

The NFL voluntarily dropped its tax exempt status in April 2015 ?after lawmakers questioned whether the billion-dollar sports league deserved the tax break.

In a memo to Congress and team owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Godell called the tax-exempt status a distraction that has been mischaracterized repeatedly.

The fact is that the business of the NFL has never been tax exempt, ?he continued?. Every dollar of income generated through television rights fees, licensing agreements, sponsorships, ticket sales, and other means is earned by the 32 clubs and is taxable there.

Phillips, who married his wife in Cancun in June, said: She was concerned. I’m her husband, she cares for me and nobody wants to see their significant other injured like that, especially on the ground for that long.
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She just wanted to make sure I was OK.

A lot of people think she just jumped the barrier. She was going to jump it regardless but they ended up letting her down.

Camille was escorted to the players locker room by a Chargers official to be with Phillips, she said. Phillips soon was given the all clear to return to play.

Meanwhile, Carl Davis Authentic Jersey NFL commissioner Roger Goodell chimed in on the network’s troubles Wednesday.

In related news: 2015 fourth-round pick Bryce Petty replaced Hackenberg and promptly threw two touchdown passes. Of course, these are the Jets, the NFL’s most hapless team, and Petty was injured late in the fourth quarter, which forced Hackenberg back into the game. But there is a silver lining: Hackeberg tossed a touchdown pass, his first of the 2017 preseason.

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Two police union honchos are so outraged the NFL threatened to sack a Titans linebacker for wearing a patriotic pair of cleats honoring those who died on 9/11, they promised to pay his fine if he wears them in Sunday’s game anyway, The Post has learned.
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Avery Williamson, a starting linebacker for the Tennessee team, hoped to wear a pair of specially-designed cleats at his team’s home opener Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but he backed off when a league rep vowed to fine him for violating the league’s uniform code.
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Both union leaders say they’re urging Williamson to reconsider and wear the cleats 锟紺 and the two unions will pay his fine.

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We want him to wear the cleats and we’ll pay the fine. He [Williamson] was absolutely doing a great thing and the NFL is threatening with a fine? When is Godell going to recognize what his fan base is?

Here’s a player honoring those who died on 9/11 with a pair of cleats that he had made up himself Womens Xavier Grimble Jersey 锟斤拷 it’s not like he’s kneeling during the national anthem or anything, Colligan said, a reference to the controversial decision by San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick not to stand during the national anthem.

Those are the words of former Detroit Lions quarterback Erik Kramer, describing his suicide attempt last year to the Detroit Free Press, and that he’s around to deliver them shows this is a different kind of harrowing NFL tale 锟斤拷 it still has time for a happy ending.

I think it was the fall from grace [that first brought on the depression], added Kramer, who flopped as a free agent with the Chicago Bears after leading the Lions to the NFC Championship game following the 1991 season. Coming in as the starter and the free agent and then getting hurt, feeling better after a few weeks, like I could play, but then not getting an opportunity to. And I think that all played a part in it.

Now, facing a middle age he meticulously planned not to have, Kramer said his suicidal thoughts have subsided.

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Aruna is strong at the point of attack and the 6-6, 265-pound Nigerian native was disruptive all week in Pasadena.

Texas Tech’s Nic Shimonek had the best stats in the Shrine Game, going 12 of 18 for 105 yards and a touchdown, but was extremely inconsistent as a thrower and several completions were short throws. While Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett’s stats weren’t great — 5 of 13 for 69 yards and a touchdown — he was the victim of several drops in the East-West Shrine Game. Barrett is still a developmental project as a quarterback and needs to improve his pocket awareness. Jamerson’s touchdown return came on a Barrett fumble.

Adetarami Aruna, DE, Tulane — He has a nice burst off the snap, is athletic and raw with great upside. While skilled as a natural pass rusher, he’s also solid against the run and was consistently in the backfield Saturday.

Simply put: Trying to block Cox, one of the NFL’s best interior defensive linemen, is not fun. The sixth-year Eagle earned his third straight Pro Bowl selection in 2017 after anchoring Philly’s front and producing 5.5 sacks.

Now in his eighth season with the Vikings, Griffen has established himself as one of the best in a league full of talented defensive ends. His third straight Pro Bowl selection in 2017 serves as proof. He set a new career high and led the team with 13 sacks in the regular season.

Bieniemy coached the running backs in Minnesota from 2006-10, working closely with Adrian Peterson. He then spent two years as the offensive coordinator for Colorado at the collegiate level before returning to the NFL to coach the Chiefs running backs for the past five seasons.

Giants co-owner John Mara expressed his displeasure publicly during the week. Some observers are beginning to question whether the Giants should give Beckham the sort of mammoth long-term contract that his talent says he deserves. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that Beckham’s dog celebration came in response to Trump’s SOB comment about NFL players. chargers_074

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Expect the Seahawks to put pressure on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with defensive ends Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Frank Clark plus former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, who was acquired from the New York Jets on Sep. 1, although it might not matter.
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Rodgers led the league with a 90.3 passer rating under pressure last season with a 13-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio, per Pro Football Focus, and will have the eighth-best offensive line in front of him in 2017.
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The LA Clippers made the news (and this space) last week when their game against the Houston Rockets got chippy enough for the tension to spill into the locker rooms after the game. However, very quietly, the Clippers have been making noise on the court as well, winning six of their last seven and 10 of their last 13 games overall. In the process, they’ve become surprisingly fantasy friendly and therefore worth spending a bit of time with to start the week. Let’s start at the top … and not with the player that was expected to occupy that spot this season.

Last week, several of my ESPN Fantasy co-writers debated whether they would rather have Williams or Kyle Lowry for the rest of the season. This would have been an unheard of comparison to start the season, when Lowry had an ADP of 28 and Williams had Adam Vinatieri Jersey an ADP of 94.4.

In a losing effort in the Sugar Bowl, Daniel made an impact in all three phases of defense, as he pressured Jalen Hurts, made a few stops near the line of scrimmage on run plays and covered relatively well. O’Daniel is ultra-reliable, not a flashy player, and at 6-1 and 220 pounds he runs as well as any outside linebacker in the country. Some defensive coordinator is going to love giving O’Daniel a variety of roles in he NFL.

Key has Myles Garrett-ian size, athleticism and pass-rushing skills. It’s just that he rarely puts everything together. Injuries played a role in 2017 after he was a monster in 2016 for the Tigers.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and owners said in October they believe that players should stand for the anthem. But they said most owners were not interested at that point in enacting a rule to require it. Instead, they said they were focused on the conversations with the players about league support of the players’ activism.
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The owners’ hope, it appears, is that an agreement on activism would lead players to voluntarily stand for the anthem. But owners stressed at the October meeting there was no explicit or implied agreement that league support of players’ activism necessarily would lead all players to stand for the anthem.

Some owners believe that if the players’ protests continue through season’s end, the owners will act during the upcoming offseason to change the league’s anthem policy beginning next season, according to people familiar with the deliberations. The league could revert to its pre-2009 approach of having players remain in the locker room until after the anthem is played.

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This move has the least fantasy impact in 2017 and potentially the widest-ranging implications in years to come. San Francisco is 0-8, doesn’t have a good receiving corps or offensive line, and won’t be tossing Jimmy G to Authentic Sam Gagner Jersey the wolves until they believe he knows their system well enough. That means he won’t be on the field Sunday against the Cardinals, he may sit out until after the team’s Week 11 bye, and maybe won’t play at all in ’17. (I don’t actually believe that last part.) But it would be a huge upset if Garoppolo isn’t the 49ers’ quarterback of the future.

I’m afraid 94 career regular-season pass attempts aren’t enough for me to conclude whether Garoppolo is a sure-fire NFL star, but the early returns are good: he has all the size, arm and mobility you want, and he threw accurately during Brady’s suspension last year. It’s even conceivable he could throw a little life into the 2017 fantasy-playoff values of Carlos Hyde and Pierre Garcon if and when he starts in place of rookie C.J. Beathard.

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Clippers: LA allowed 50 points in the paint. … The Clippers were outrebounded 56-34.

I’ve had the most fun that I’ve had in years coaching a Dalton Pompey Jersey group, Rivers said before the game. It does remind me a lot of my first year in Orlando, we had that crazy group of guys. It’s just a fun group to coach. They’re extremely coachable. They want to do right. They get along and play together and sometimes you’re fortunate enough to win games.

Virginia: The Cavaliers played without their best defender, Isaiah Wilkins, for most of the second half after he appeared to hit the floor hard while being fouled late in the first half. Wilkins didn’t participate in warmups before the second half, but started and played only briefly. Bennett had no details on Wilkins’ condition, but he added that Wilkins wanted to go back in the game but it didn’t seem necessary.

Winston made beautiful music with his 6-foot-5 wideout, posting a 134.9 passer rating on throws to Evans against Atlanta. The results could have been even better for the young quarterback if not for multiple offensive pass interference flags called on Evans amid a handful of deep shots.

In the end, meaningless was once again the theme for Tampa Bay in Week 15, as none of these sterling data points amounted to a win for the struggling team. However, these are the sort of signals the franchise must look for in its final games of the season.
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Hope is long since lost for a Buccaneers team destined to undergo more transition as soon as the calendar flips to the new year. Yet, the degree of optimism with which they turn the page will be entirely dependent on how their core players finish this season. Even two more performances like the stellar effort offered up by Winston in this Week 15 loss would go a long way to reinforcing the idea that brighter days are ahead for the lost at sea Buccaneers.

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Pacers: Turner missed his seventh straight game with an injured right elbow.

He high-stepped halfway down the baseline in celebration after Al Jefferson dunked on Gasol early in the fourth quarter. … The Pacers concluded their longest trip of the season, going 3-2. … Indiana came in averaging 106.5 points per game, which was 10th in the league.

Spurs: Ginobili was a late scratch after being listed as questionable with bruised right thigh. … Popovich said he is still not sure when Leonard will return as he continues to rehabilitate right quadriceps tendinopathy. … Spurs players have missed 123 games collectively because of injuries and sat out 10 games for rest. … Aldridge’s previous low was 11 points against at Boston on Oct. 30.

The events that have unfolded the past several days have upset and angered many players and continues to demonstrate the lack of seriousness that some league officials are approaching our discussions. It is this lack of earnest words and actions that provoke and reinforce the continuation of our protest.

“As long as the prevailing reality of our league includes a culture where owners feel such behavior and language is permissible, our cause will continue to be stifled and progress will remain elusive. This isn’t about being a player or a club owner — but basic human decency.”

Irving was spectacular on Sunday, connecting on 14 of his 23 attempts, including five of the seven 3-pointers he hoisted. Irving added seven rebounds and five assists over 40 minutes.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he didn’t think his team was too reliant on Irving on Sunday and praised how the All-Star guard played in his return.

As for Boston’s three-game losing streak, Stevens noted, “I think we all have to play better.”

Khris Middleton had his first career-triple double — 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists — for the Bucks in their second straight loss. They were without top scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was sitting out the first of two games to rest a sore right knee.patriots_014_5102f2966fdcbf9f-180x180

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