Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor Glove Requests Opposed by ARP

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is set to decide Wednesday whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor can use eight-ounce gloves for their Aug. 26 fight. That request has been met opposition from the Association of Ringside Physicians.   

MMA journalist Damon Martin passed along the letter sent by Raymond Monsell, chairman of the board for the Association of Ringside Physicians, to the NSAC:

Mayweather and McGregor will fight at 154 pounds. Under NSAC rules, boxing matches with a weight limit of 154 pounds require both competitors to wear 10-ounce gloves in the ring. 

Mayweather challenged McGregor to use eight-ounce gloves in an Instagram post on Aug. 1, saying he was “willing to accommodate” whatever McGregor needed to feel more comfortable in the boxing ring. 

Bob Bennett, Nevada commission executive director, initially told ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael on Aug. 4 the glove size would not be changed because “our regulations already outline the appropriate glove size according to contracted weight of a fight.”

However, five days later, ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto reported the NSAC would “at least entertain the possibility” of allowing Mayweather and McGregor using smaller gloves. 

Lighter gloves could conceivably help McGregor, who is accustomed to fighting in the four-ounce mixed martial arts gloves. Less padding would increase the power of any punches he is able to land against Mayweather. 

 

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‘Fire for the Game’ Has Byron Leftwich Back in the NFL?Coaching Carson Palmer

It was early March, a time for scheming and dreaming in the NFL.

Bruce Arians lounged poolside at his home in Reynolds Plantation, Georgia, a Crown on the rocks in hand, the calm, sun-dappled waters of Lake Oconee in the distance. Unprompted, as he examined a few of his pet passing routes in his playbook, the Arizona Cardinals head coach started riffing on one of his all-time favorite players, a former NFL quarterback who is the same age as Arians‘ current starting quarterback.

This player also happened to be a recent coaching intern for Arians, one who had obviously caught the eye of his boss.

“Mark my words: Byron Leftwich will be an NFL head coach,” says Arians, who got to know Leftwich when he was the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010 and 2011. “Byron has just got a mind for the game. Hell, he can coach my offense better than I can coach my offense, and I designed the damn thing!”

If Leftwich, who is African-American, eventually does become a head coach in a league that currently has only eight minority head coaches, he’ll look back to last Saturday night in the Arizona desert as an important steppingstone.

There was Leftwich walking onto the field at University of Phoenix Stadium an hour before the Cardinals played the Oakland Raiders in their second preseason game. Leftwich, Arizona’s first-year quarterbacks coach, studied Carson Palmer intently, watching his throwing motion and footwork. A few times he pulled his quarterback close and offered brief words of instruction.

With kickoff approaching, Leftwich rode an elevator to the Arizona coaches’ box. In 2003, both Palmer and Leftwich were first-round draft picks, with Palmer taken No. 1 overall by the Bengals and Leftwich selected six spots later by the Jaguars.

The two have been friends since their senior years of college when they met on the postseason banquet circuit. But now their relationship was about to change as Leftwich settled into his seat. For one preseason game, Arians anointed his protege the team’s offensive play-caller.

Arians, the Cardinals’ normal play-caller, is as aggressive as any coach in the NFL—he’ll take at least four deep-ball shots a game. So it wasn’t surprising that on the game’s fifth play, Leftwich had Palmer launch a 50-yard rainbow to Jaron Brown, who was streaking wide-open down the middle of the field. It looked like an oh-so-easy six points.

Alas, the pass was overthrown, but the message was clear: Leftwich as a play-caller is every bit the gunslinger he was as a quarterback. In 2008 for the Steelers, for example, Leftwich’s average completion traveled 9.5 yards, the fourth-longest in the league that season, according to Pro Football Focus.

“I’d never called a game in my life,” Leftwich says. “I’ve learned that play-calling is about finding a rhythm and putting your guys in position to succeed. That test run was only preseason, but it got the juices going. Hopefully everything I’m doing is just a beginning.”

 

Arians first spotted Leftwich on television in 2002 when the quarterback was a senior at Marshall. Facing Akron late that season, Leftwich broke his left tibia in the game. But after a trip to the hospital, he memorably limped back onto the field, the agony carved into his grimacing face.

After Leftwich threw a long completion in the fourth quarter, two of his linemen—Steve Sciullo and Steve Perretta—picked up their injured quarterback and carried him down the field. That image still is with Arians 15 years later.

“The most important thing a quarterback needs to have—and the most important thing a coach needs to have—is the ability to inspire and lead men,” Arians says. “That game showed Byron’s bravery and how much his teammates respected him. As a quarterback, Byron had what I call grit. Only the great ones have that.”

As a backup quarterback with the Steelers in 2010 and ’11, Leftwich occasionally was on the business end of Arians‘ world-class, F-bomb-dropping rants. Arians typically is rough on his backup signal-callers—”Bruce will MF the backups to death,” says Palmer—because it’s his way of sending not-so-subtle messages to his starter.

But Leftwich always responded the same way: He patiently listened and then would help tutor the starter, Ben Roethlisberger, in the lesson Arians was trying to teach.

“Byron was always like an extra coach for me when he was a backup,” Arians says. “And now he can coach things that I can’t in my offense, because he’s actually run it from the quarterback position and I haven’t.

“For example, he knows where the quarterback’s eyes need to be on certain plays when facing different formations, and he knows where the ball needs to go and how fast it needs to go there. As a player, he was always so calm, showing the demeanor of a coach on the field. And he’s the same way now.”

After Leftwich retired in 2012 after 10 NFL seasons—he threw for more than 10,000 yards while playing for four teams—he moved back to his hometown of Washington, D.C., and picked up the game of golf. Swinging the sticks six days a week, he lowered his handicap to nine.

The one afternoon he wouldn’t be on different courses in the D.C. area was on NFL Sundays. Planted on his living-room couch with his toddler son at his side, he’d watch Arians stalk the sideline, headphones on, his laminated play sheet in his hand.

“Bruce and I would sometimes talk after games and discuss different plays and what the thinking was that went into the plays,” Leftwich says. “I’ve always loved the X’s and O’s of the game. In elementary school, I’d draw up plays during class. In junior high, I’d design plays that my coaches let me run. The strategy part of the game is fascinating to me.”

In April 2016, Arians asked Leftwich, who had never considered coaching, to join his staff as an intern. Each year, Arians brings in ex-players to work as interns to give them a foot in the coaching door. This preseason, former wide receiver Plaxico Burress and defensive tackle Tommy Kelly are interning with the Cardinals.

Last spring, Leftwich was on a plane to Phoenix a few days after Arians offered him a two-year paid position. During training camp, Leftwich lived in the shadow of assistant Tom Moore, who had been Peyton Manning‘s offensive coordinator in Indianapolis from 1998 to 2008. Moore has more than 60 years of coaching experience—he is Arians‘ most trusted confidante—and Leftwich listened hard to every word and story that flowed from the silver-haired septuagenarian.

“The fire for the game came back to me,” Leftwich says. “I needed that time off to get re-energized. But I quickly realized that coaching was just as enjoyable as playing. I knew this was my next step in life.”

In 2016, Leftwich worked with the Cardinals quarterbacks. During his playing days, Leftwich, by his own admission, wasn’t the type of mobile QB who “could run for 10 yards on a 3rd-and-9.” So this meant as a player he needed to understand how to work through his progressions—his throwing options—and how to read a defense to attack its most vulnerable area.

This skill has served Leftwich—who Arians elevated to quarterbacks coach in January—well during this training camp. “Byron knows what it’s like to stand back in the pocket and manipulate the defense from the pocket,” Arians says. “That’s something you have to do to succeed in our offense.”

On Saturday night, as game time ticked closer, Leftwich was a live wire as he put on his headphones in the coaches’ box high above the University of Phoenix field. The game-day rush was back. Calling plays for four quarterbacks, the Leftwich-led offense rolled to 291 total yards and a 20-10 victory. He is 1-0 as a preseason play-caller.

But by early Sunday morning, as he walked out of the stadium and into the parking lot, Leftwich only remembered the plays that didn’t work—the four sacks and 12 incompletions. He wanted perfection.

So as he strode through the night, the man whose coaching future appears as bright as any position coach in the NFL only wanted to do one thing:

Watch the film.

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Matt Hughes’ Progress After Coma ‘Nothing Short of a Miracle,’ Says Friend

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes‘ recovery progress after his accident in June is “nothing short of a miracle,” according to his friend Tony Zucca.

Zucca posted a photo of himself and the former UFC welterweight champion on Instagram on Sunday as Hughes continues his recovery after his truck collided with a train near Hillsboro, Illinois, less than two months ago:

Per ESPN, Hughes, 43, was in a coma until last month but suffered no broken bones or internal injuries after colliding with the train. 

According to MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi, he has been at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, since the collision.

The Hillsboro-born Hughes retired from the UFC in 2013, with his final fight in 2011 when he was knocked out by Josh Koscheck at UFC 135.

He bowed out of MMA with a 45-9 professional record and having held the UFC welterweight title for two lengthy stints between 2001 and 2006. 

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Kevin Durant Says He Won’t Visit White House

If the Golden State Warriors are invited to the White House in celebration of the 2017 NBA title, Kevin Durant won’t be one of the players in attendance. 

“Nah, I won’t do that,” Durant said of a potential visit Thursday, per Chris Haynes of ESPN. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”

President Donald Trump has not yet extended a formal invitation to the reigning league champions, although it might not matter. Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami of The Athletic agree the team is not likely to go to the White House while Trump is president:

While the Finals MVP won’t speak for the rest of the Warriors, Durant feels others will join him in protest.

“I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” the 28-year-old said. ”That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”

During a parade in his honor near his hometown in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Durant also agreed with people speaking up against Trump’s actions.

“That’s how it’s supposed to be. We don’t f–k with him,” he said of the president, per TMZ Sports.

Golden State as a team has been vocal in its opposition to Trump since he was elected. Head coach Steve Kerr has harshly criticized him, saying he is “ill-suited” for the office, per Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated.

Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala have also discussed turning down an invitation to visit the White House.

Although a majority of the team visited two years ago when Barack Obama was in office, Durant won his first championship this season after joining the Warriors in the summer of 2016.

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Big Plays Impress, but DeShone Kizer Isn’t Ready for Prime Time

The move from college football to the NFL is a forbiddingly deep one for any quarterback. No matter how “pro-style” your collegiate system may be, what you’ll face is something you can never truly be prepared for until you’ve faced it and had it break you down. The players you’ll face are better, the coverages are more complex and the blitzes more exotic. 

The preseason helps, but you’re likely coming in for second-half duty against second- and third-team defenders running schemes that take up a fraction of a normal NFL playbook. Quarterbacks who succeed in these environments must be viewed cautiously. You have to look beyond the occasional big play to see the repeatable positive trends to build on and reinforce the eradication of the bad habits that delay success.

Cleveland Browns rookie DeShone Kizer finds himself in those crosshairs. Kizer, who entered the 2017 NFL draft after two seasons at Notre Dame in which he completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 5,805 yards, 47 touchdowns and 19 interceptions, while adding 997 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.

Coming out to the NFL party as a redshirt sophomore, Kizer was bound to raise questions about his readiness—a process complicated by college tape that showed a slow internal clock to make throws and a questionable relationship with the structure of his own passing game. Kizer looked the part at Notre Dame, but he didn’t always play the part. His inaccuracy during his combine workout didn’t help, either.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly added to those doubts when he laid it out more specifically.

“He should still be in college,” Kelly told SiriusXM NFL Radio of Kizer in April (via ESPN.com). “He needs more time to grow in so many areas, not just on the field but off the field … He’s got a strong arm. Physically he’s gifted,” Kelly said. “He’s got all those tools that you’re looking for at the quarterback position.”

As much as I blanch at Kelly’s “off the field” comments for what they may imply about Kizer’s maturity—there is no known blight on Kizer as a person—he does have a point about the quarterback’s on-field acumen, driven by self-interest as it may have been.

Kizer, for his part, isn’t short on self-confidence, putting forth the proposition in April to USA Today‘s Tom Pelissero that he has “the ability to be the greatest quarterback ever to play,” and comparing his evolutionary self to a Frankenstein quarterback with Tom Brady’s intellect and Cam Newton‘s body.

Of course, before he can go there, Kizer has to deal with the NFL bit by bit. The first step was his first preseason game, in which he completed 11 of 18 passes for 184 yards and the game-winning touchdown in Cleveland’s 20-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints. At times, Kizer showed a real knack for the big play, completing passes of 52 and 45 yards. At other times, especially at the start of his turn in the second half, Kizer looked very much like a guy who was selected in the second round despite his obvious attributes.

“I think it was a great experience for him,” Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson said after the game, per Patrick Maks of the Browns’ official site. “There’s a lot for him to learn from, but there was a lot of good things that he did, and he stood in there and made some plays with his arm. He will be the first to tell you there are so many things that he has to grow from. Just calling the play right, he will be the first to tell you that so he will grow that way, but there were some positives there, too.”

“I’m sure he’s in the locker room excited, but he’ll be the first to tell you, there are so many other things to clean up.”

Jackson’s right to be cautious about Kizer’s development. While the rookie did show a lot of potential on deep balls, the meat and potatoes of any quarterback’s success—the consistent short and intermediate throws that sustain drives and define offenses—need work. And it’s clear when you watch the reel of every Kizer throw that he’s not quite there yet. 

Jackson was also wise to start Kizer out with a series of plays in which he was primarily targeting receivers on swing passes and other first-read, easy-release routes. This allowed Kizer to get into a rhythm, and the addition of boot-action allowed him to get on the move and clear any potentially congested pockets. That said, he was still inaccurate on the easy stuff at first, but we can chalk that up to rookie jitters to a point.

With all those qualifiers in place, let’s look at four plays from the fourth quarter that show both the good and bad of Kizer’s NFL debut.

This 52-yard pass to receiver Richard Mullaney (No. 83) with 13:57 left in the game shows a lot of what makes Kizer potentially great. He’s got to move out of the pocket to his left after Saints defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad (No. 97) beats Browns tackle Roderick Johnson (No. 78) with an inside spin move.

Kizer’s movement outside the pocket clears the rush and gives him an open window to play-fake and heave the ball downfield. The ball was underthrown, and defensive back Erik Harris (No. 30) should have had a bead on it for an interception, but when a young mobile quarterback re-sets his throwing base out of pressure and doesn’t just tuck and run, that’s something to build on. 

Here’s another example of Kizer’s out-of-pocket movement, though with less positive results. Here, he has to bail to his right after defensive end Obum Gwacham (No. 58) beats right tackle Matt McCants (No. 71) with an inside counter. As Kizer rolls to his right, he has both tight end Seth DeValve (No. 87) and running back Brandon Wilds (No. 31) moving the same way to give him openings.

Kizer actually has DeValve in the curl/flat area wide open quickly after the snap for an easy completion in a 1st-and-10 situation, but he chooses to extend the play without a clear target, and he has to throw the ball away. This kind of improvisation without a plan in place doesn’t generally work out well at the NFL level.

Kizer was also sacked three times for 22 lost yards, in the process showing how a sack isn’t always the offensive line’s fault. Sometimes, the quarterback takes too long to make a decision, and the breakdown is on him.

On this play, on 1st-and-10 and down 14-13 with four minutes left in the game, Kizer has a chance for an easy completion set up by scheme, and he doesn’t take it. Running back Darius Jackson (No. 33) runs a quick outside route to the left from the backfield, and receiver Mario Alford (No. 15) helps further with a comeback route in which he gets in front of the defenders.

Kizer—who is looking to his left the whole time—doesn’t pull the trigger on the throw, and both end Mitchell Loewen (No. 70) and end Muhammad (No. 97) take him down. That’s on Kizer, because the game plan was set up for him to succeed. If you’re looking for one play to amplify the concerns that Kizer doesn’t yet play with a quick enough internal clock for the NFL, this might be it.

Finally, the game-winning touchdown pass with 1:58 left. It’s not a terribly complicated play—basically receiver Jordan Payton (No. 84) runs a go route past cornerback Damian Swann (No. 27) in man coverage. What stands out here is that Kizer takes a bad snap, re-sets and doesn’t let the chaos around him get to him. It takes all he’s got to get the ball to Payton for the 45-yard score, but he does show calm in the pocket on the play. If there’s an upside to Kizer’s slow internal clock, it’s that he doesn’t seem rushed when things go wrong. 

Unquestionably, you’ll see Kizer as much as Jackson can play him through the preseason so that he’ll have more reps against NFL competition and can build on that. Were I Jackson, I would not consider starting Kizer in at least the first half of his rookie regular season, if at all—he’s on the line between potential and development that can ruin a young quarterback if he’s thrown to the wolves too early.

Jackson has Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler in his quarterback stable, and while neither option is particularly exciting (Osweiler is downright scary, to be honest), it’s best for the coach to let his most talented quarterback prospect take his time to learn the NFL version of this game the right way.

Over time, the payoff could be great.

             

Doug Farrar covers the NFL for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter: @BR_DougFarrar.

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Bryce Harper Injury Labeled as Bone Bruise, No Ligament or Tendon Damage

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper reportedly suffered a bone bruise in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

According to Robert Flores of MLB Network, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo called the setback a bone bruise while noting Harper avoided ligament and tendon damage in the knee.

Jamal Collier of MLB.com shared the general manager’s comments:

Harper’s injury came when he tripped on first base and fell to the ground in obvious pain. He was helped off the field.

Dan Kolko of MASN said the Nationals didn’t put an official timetable on the slugger’s return but granted it “doesn’t seem like a season-ender.”

Kolko noted after the game Harper did not have a brace or even a significant limp but did wrap his leg below the knee after what appeared to be a major injury. Kolko also added Michael A. Taylor will come off the disabled list to take Harper’s spot on the roster while the latter heads to the DL.

Washington is a head-turning 14.5 games ahead of the Miami Marlins in the National League East and appears comfortably on its way to the postseason. It has the cushion in the standings to survive this setback, and it is far more important from its perspective the star slugger returns to the field by October for potential postseason showdowns with the Los Angeles Dodgers and other National League contenders.

Harper was making an MVP case for himself before the injury with a slash line of .326/.419/.614 to go with 29 home runs and 87 RBI.

The Nationals will rely on other powerful bats in their lineup, such as Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon, until he is ready to return.

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Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor to Use 8-Ounce Gloves for Fight

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has made a one-time exception and will allow Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor to wear eight-ounce gloves in their Aug. 26 fight, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reported Wednesday.  

The standard for any fight over the 147-pound classification is 10-ounce gloves, but both Mayweather and McGregor requested the change.

The decision comes a day after the Association of Ringside Physicians cautioned against changing the glove requirements.

“Unless there is scientific evidence to support the view that such a change might improve the safety of the bout, we should strongly caution against allowing current regulations to be over-ruled,” ARP board chairman Dr. Raymond Monsell wrote in a letter to Nevada’s athletic commission, per Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com. “To do so would also set a precedent for future bouts.”

Eight-ounce gloves are traditionally only allowed for fights under the 147-pound designation.

“Both guys have agreed that they want to fight in eight-ounce gloves,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said, per Raimondi. “Both guys are looking to knock each other out. The smaller the gloves, the better. Conor is used to fighting in four-ounce gloves, Floyd is used to fighting in eight-ounce gloves.”

Indeed, Mayweather took to Instagram to personally lobby for lighter gloves: 

McGregor took no issue with the request.

“If we’re eight ounces, I’m struggling to give him two rounds, and that’s the God’s honest truth,” he said at a media workout, per Simon Samano of MMAjunkie.com. “The only reason I maybe give him two rounds is because in this game the referee stops me from pounding his head into the canvas, and he has 10 seconds to recover. That’s the only reason why he might get to the second round.”

Ellerbe believes a stoppage now may be in the cards.

“I think with the mindset that both guys have, they’re looking to knock each other out…” he said. “I think the probability increases if both guys are wearing eight-ounce gloves that somebody is getting knocked out.”

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Enes Kanter’s Status Uncertain for Thunder’s Game vs. Nets in Mexico City

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter may be unable to travel with the team to Mexico City for OKC’s Dec. 7 game against the Brooklyn Nets due to ongoing passport issues.

On Wednesday, Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript reported Kanter’s status remains “uncertain” three months after Turkish officials canceled his passport.

The Thunder and Nets are scheduled to play at Mexico City Arena as part of the league’s NBA Global Games initiative. But unless the post player’s passport is renewed before the trip, he’ll be unable to join his teammates for the contest.

His availability for Oklahoma City’s games against the Toronto Raptors aren’t in question because Canada allows entrance to active Green Card holders, according to Katz. There isn’t a similar agreement in place with Mexico, however.

In May, Steve Almasy of CNN noted Kanter was stopped by police at an airport in Romania over passport concerns, which the NBA player attributed to his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The 25-year-old Switzerland native, who’s represented Turkey at the international level, released a statement in June following the arrest of his father, Mehmet, by the Turkish government.

“My father is arrested because of my outspoken criticism of the ruling party,” Kanter wrote. “He may get tortured for simply being my family member. There are countless stories that Amnesty International has published about rape, torture, and sodomy in the Turkish prisons following the alleged failed Military Coup attempt on July 15, 2016, that is blamed on innocent individuals of Hizmet. You may clearly see that benefactor of this failed coup was the Turkish government.”

Katz pointed out the Thunder star could apply for a re-entry permit, which would allow him to travel to Mexico and come back into the United States without a valid passport. A source told the Norman Transcript that process hasn’t been completed yet, however.

Unless something changes over the next few months, Oklahoma City could be without one of its most impactful players when it faces the Nets in Mexico.

Source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2728025-enes-kanters-status-uncertain-for-thunders-game-vs-nets-in-mexico-city

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Jordan Spieth Struggles to 2-Over 73 in Round 2 of 2017 PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth is going to need a weekend miracle to win the 2017 PGA Championship after carding a two-over 73 in Friday’s second round to leave him at three over for the tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Spieth, who’s trying to complete the career Grand Slam after winning The Open Championship last month, has been unable to get on one of his trademark hot streaks. Instead, he’s been forced to grind out a lot of pars, leaving him 11 strokes off the lead pace being set by Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama.

Here’s a look at the updated leaderboard in the season’s final major:

The 24-year-old three-time major champion struggled with his putter in Round 1. He didn’t get as many opportunities as he wanted to showcase improvement in that area Friday because he spent a lot of time scrambling, hitting just 50 percent of the greens in regulation.

Spieth finished the front side with eight pars and a bogey, which came on the par-four third.

His first hole after the turn summed up his afternoon in a nutshell. He hit a wayward tee shot and spent the rest of his 592-yard journey trying to recover, eventually salvaging a bogey to avoid putting himself closer to the cut line.

The PGA Championship provided a look at his play on No. 10:

Spieth finally got himself in the birdie column on the 12th. He looked far more like the player who conquered the British Open in the process, too. He found the fairway off the tee, hit a rock-solid approach shot to just inside 12 feet and knocked home the putt.

The PGA of America highlighted the birdie:

It didn’t create the spark he needed, however. He carded five straight pars before ending the round with a disappointing bogey to punctuate a second consecutive lackluster round.

Justin Ray‏ of Golf Channel noted the American star’s chances were fading even before the late bogey:

Looking ahead, Spieth isn’t totally out of the championship picture yet, but one of two things must happen for him to contend. Either he must put together two spectacular days of golf or those at the top of the leaderboard must falter Saturday, bringing more players into the mix for the final round.

The odds are he’ll be forced to keep hunting for the career Grand Slam next year at Bellerive Country Club in Missouri in the 100th edition of the PGA Championship. He can change that outlook by firing a round in the mid-60s on Saturday, though.

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NFL Preseason 2017: Week 2 Dates, Ticket and Live-Stream Info

Look for NFL teams to get a bit more serious about their execution in the second full week of preseason action.

Many observers and fans have little use for the four preseason games, but they are vital to players on the bottom part of the roster who are hoping to make the team, rookies who are trying to get acclimated to the NFL and coaches who want to figure out a game plan for the season and which players are best suited to executing that plan. 

Rookies will not take these games for granted, as careers can get ignited with a strong early showing. Mitch Trubisky is expected to back up Mike Glennon in Chicago this year, but he came out with an eye-catching performance in Week 1 of the preseason, and he will try to continue it this week when the Bears play at Arizona Saturday night.

Here’s a look at this week’s preseason schedule, which starts Thursday and runs through Monday night.             

         

NFL Preseason Week 2

Thursday, August 17

Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ET 

Baltimore at Miami, 7 p.m. ET 

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

     

Friday, August 18

Minnesota at Seattle, 10 p.m. ET, NFL Network

     

Saturday, August 19

Carolina at Tennessee, 3 p.m. ET, NFL Network

Kansas City at Cincinnati7 p.m. ET 

Indianapolis at Dallas7 p.m. ET, NFL Network

N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. ET 

Green Bay at Washington, 7:30 p.m. ET

New England at Houston, 8 p.m. ET 

Denver at San Francisco, 10 p.m. ET, NFL Network

L.A. Rams at Oakland, 10 p.m. ET 

Chicago at Arizona, 10 p.m. ET

       

Sunday, August 20

Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. ET, NFL Network

New Orleans at L.A. Chargers, 8 p.m. ET, NFL Network

        

Monday, August 21

N.Y. Giants at Cleveland, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN 

All games can be live-streamed at NFL.com. Tickets for all games are available through Stubhub.

          

New England at Houston

The Patriots return to the scene of Super Bowl LI and their remarkable triumph over the Atlanta Falcons. New England trailed by by a 28-3 margin late in the third quarter, and the Patriots mounted the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history to win the fifth Super Bowl in team history.

While Tom Brady will likely play two or three series and sit out the rest of the game for the Patriots, Houston rookie DeShaun Watson is likely to see quite a bit more action in the Saturday night game.

Brady and Watson have been seeing quite a bit of each other this week as the Patriots and Texans have been practicing against each other in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia.

Brady was a big fan of Watson based on his accomplishments at Clemson during his college career. “It was great to meet him. I’ve watched him have so many great games,” Brady said, per Jim McBride of the Boston Globe. “Pro football players watch a lot of college players because on Saturday nights we’re at the hotel and Clemson was on a lot.”

The Patriots lost their preseason opener 31-24 to the Jacksonville Jaguars at home, and while Bill Belichick knows that Super Bowls are not won in the preseason, a better defensive effort would certainly be expected from the defending champions.

Watson should see plenty of action after completing 15 of 25 passes in Houston’s preseason opening 27-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Watson has had a strong camp for the Texans, and he can make a good case for himself ending up in the starting lineup in the regular-season opener if he can continue to build on his eye-opening play.

 

Atlanta at Pittsburgh

The Falcons are going to have to overcome the hangover that is often associated with losing the Super Bowl the previous year, and the fashion in which head coach Dan Quinn’s teams lost may make it even more difficult for Atlanta to overcome.

Don’t expect either starting quarterback to see extensive action in this game. Matt Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger are not likely to see more than a few series, and that’s when Matt Schaub will take over for the Falcons. Landry Jones will move under center for the Steelers, and rookie Josh Dobbs will get his chance as well.

These two teams have two of the best running backs in the league in Devonta Freeman of the Falcons and Le’Veon Bell of the Steelers. Neither will play in this game, though, as Freeman is in the concussion protocol and Bell is in the middle of a holdout.

Steelers fans are hoping to see rookie wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster, who caught a behind-the-back touchdown pass from Roethlisberger in a Wednesday practice. Smith-Schuster later saw his practice come to an end after taking a hit in a running drill.

Source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2727924-nfl-preseason-2017-week-2-dates-ticket-and-live-stream-info

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