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Green unstoppable as Bengals shred Dolphins

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals(The Sports Xchange) - A.J. Green had 10 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown and Mike Nugent tied a career high with five field goals, lifting the Cincinnati Bengals to a 22-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict returned from a three-game suspension and had three tackles for the Bengals (2-2). Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked five times and hit eight times.


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NCAA basketball: Navy women beat American, earn first NCAA tournament bid
Navy seniors Angela Myers and Cassie Consedine were the first to embrace at center court following a 47-40 victory over American in the Patriot League final Saturday at Alumni Hall. Their improbable journey from the depths of the league standings four seasons ago to champions was complete, and ah...

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Tiger Woods tucks into his new role as the USA team’s resident tactician
Fourteen months without contesting a tournament have seen the 14-times major winner watching a lot of golf. Over the next three days at Hazeltine he will be looking to put his observations into practice

It was hard to not feel a tinge of pity for Tiger Woods when he was shooed not once but twice from the USA team photograph at Hazeltine, where he has been tabbed as one of Davis Love III’s vice-captains for the Ryder Cup. The sheepish grin that crossed his face as he realised the photo shoot was for players only was more befitting of a doddering uncle than a 14-times major champion once known as the tour’s most feared competitor – if not the world’s most dominant athlete.

Woods is 40 and has been sidelined from competitive golf for 14 months after three back operations in two years and has dipped to No754 in the world rankings. It has been more than three years since his last victory on tour and just over eight years since he won a major. He has targeted the Safeway Open in California next month for a comeback flecked with uncertainty after slipping into an unfamiliar role here in suburban Minneapolis as the Americans try to snap a hoodoo that has seen them slump to eight defeats in the past 10 Ryder Cup matches with their European adversaries.

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last updated: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:01:50 GMT

On Golf: Win or Lose, the U.S. Ryder Cup Team Belongs to Phil Mickelson
Mickelson, a member of eight losing teams, was part of a United States task force that helped implement changes, including a more decentralized system.

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last updated: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:36:33 GMT

Willett sorry for brother's US 'imbecile' fans rant
Reigning Masters champion Danny Willett has apologized for an article written by his brother ahead of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in which US golf fans were jokingly described as a "baying mob of imbeciles" and a "giggling group of reprobates."

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England coach sacked after undercover sting
England soccer coach Sam Allardyce is fighting for his future after seemingly admitting on video that he's skirted FIFA rules on player ownership.

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Life-changing journey for young sailors
From the relative comfort of New York Harbor, Troy Sears takes a brief break from working on his pride and joy -- the historic yacht America.

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Who will win the Ryder Cup's 'phony war'?
Former captain says USA are favorites at Hazeltine.

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The man plotting US triumph
If you want to play the perfect round at the Ryder Cup, then there are few men better placed to share the secrets of this year's host venue than Rees Jones -- whose family has shaped the course since its creation.

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Ryder Cup captain reveals 'secret weapon'
From goldfish in team colors to motivational speeches from inspiring leaders, Ryder Cup captains are always looking for an edge.

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Live from the crow's nest
CNN goes inside the Giraglia Rolex Cup, one of the classic Mediterranean sailing regattas.

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The weird, wonderful and extravagant in Monaco
The weird, wonderful and extravagant touch down on the Cote d'Azur for the 26th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show.

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What a shot! 41 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 41 amazing sports photos from September 20 through September 26.

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Teen ends Wawrinka's winning run
US Open champion Stan Wawrinka suffered a shock defeat to Alexander Zverev in the St. Petersburg final Sunday and then predicted a bright future for the German teenager.

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China's $225M tennis gamble
How Li Na and the $225 million Wuhan Open are putting tennis on the map in the world's most populous nation.

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Serena's coach sets huge slam target
Despite her 35th birthday fast approaching and niggling injuries possibly shelving what's left of her 2016 season, Serena Williams still retains grand career ambitions, according to her longtime coach.

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Female stars 'deserve more money'
Rugby sevens took Rio by storm -- but will its successful Olympic debut bring financial rewards for the players as well as increased profile for the sport?

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Win boosts bloodied Wallabies
Australia notched its first win in the Rugby Championship series, beating South Africa 23-17 in Brisbane on the back of inspired play from fly-half Bernard Foley.

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How 'The King' Palmer transformed golf
Arnold Palmer's first set of golf clubs were cut down from a tree by his father when he was 4 years old.

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The forgotten home of US tennis
September 1977. In a leafy suburb 10 miles west of downtown New York, tennis history is being made.

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Obama, Tiger lead tributes to golf legend Palmer
Barack Obama and Rory McIlroy lead tributes to legendary golfer Arnold Palmer.

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Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:01:00 GMT

India v NZ Live: Kiwis suffer huge blow
NEW ZEALAND has lost its captain and best batsman for the crucial second Test against India in Kolkata. Get live updates here.

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last updated: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:19:15 EST

Browns' Gordon to enter rehab; return on hold
Browns' Gordon to enter rehab; return on hold

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The new status quo
It’s been a while since I checked in on here, but it’s almost a little weird well how my general thoughts in the previous post have held up. In short: The Good: OBP The Bad: Pitching depth (and the Cubs being really really good). A month and a half later, the Pirates are leading the […]

It’s been a while since I checked in on here, but it’s almost a little weird well how my general thoughts in the previous post have held up. In short:

The Good: OBP

The Bad: Pitching depth (and the Cubs being really really good).

A month and a half later, the Pirates are leading the league in OBP and are scoring plenty of runs as a result. The pitching may be coming around a little bit lately, but it would still be a stretch to call it anything but shaky. And the Cubs are still looking very tough.

It’s a little weird, honestly. We’re now living in a world where the Pirate offense – not pitching – is carrying them, and the Cubs – not the Cards – are public enemy #1. Things could change, but for now, the Pirates seem to have leapfrogged St Louis – but the Cubs leapfrogged both. So we appear to be headed for another summer of trying to close a semi-healthy deficit against a division opponent while dreading falling back on a wild card matchup with an inferior team with a superior ace pitcher. There are worse fates, I keep telling myself (we lived it for 20 years), but that’s still getting a little old.

Some other notes and thoughts on where things stand, and the first two months of the season:

  • Of course the number one hot topic around the team right now is the Indianapolis pitching cavalry that should provide some much needed help to a very iffy big league rotation. I’m very, very excited to see Jameson Taillon, who has checked pretty much any box in Indianapolis anyone could hope for…now it appears to just be a waiting game for the dreaded Super Two to pass. Sigh. The only good thing about that (besides the team saving money down the road, which, well, you know) is that the Pirates can afford to be extremely conservative with Taillon’s pitch count before he comes up. Innings and workload will be limited for the year at some point with his prized arm coming off two seasons of injuries. (That’s why I’d have liked to have used more of those limited innings at the MLB level this year, but now the Pirates have gotten so close to the Super Two point – sometime in early June – that they almost have to wait it out.)
  • Tyler Glasnow is the bigger arm and more eye popping prospect then Taillon, but if you read some of the reports, I’ll buy the idea that he actually does need some more work – notably on a changeup. Maybe he’d help the bullpen, or be a Juan Nicasio equivalent as a starter, but the Pirates probably don’t want that for his development.
  • Chad Kuhl, on the other hand, probably has a much lower upside but is pitching too well in Indy to ignore. He has to be getting awfully close to getting a look in the majors as well.
  • When one or more of those three reach the majors, I’m very enthusiastic about the bullpen’s chances to be much improved when Nicasio slides from the rotation to the pen. As a two pitch guy who dominates with hard stuff and not “pitchability”, he would just fit so much better in a role where he could go all out and only have to face a set of hitters once in a game.
  • The bullpen desperately needs that help – and more. It’s probably going to be the number one point of emphasis once we creep in to trade talk time – but hey, why wait?
  • I have very few, if any, complaints about the status of pretty much all the position players – starters and bench. It’s a very good offense. Heck, the biggest disappointment to this point has been McCutchen, who I’m not going to worry about.
  • How good is that Gregory Polanco extension looking? Really, really, really freaking good.
  • The Francisco Cervelli extension is nice, too – if only because the catching situation after this year was looking very dicey. It was pretty much going to be Elias Diaz (who is unproven and hurt) or bust. Cervelli offers plenty of stability (and likability).
  • Jung Ho Kang post-injury update: Still the man. I was concerned about how he’d look  – not only coming back from the awful injury, but also adjusting in his second year in the league – but so far he has not missed a beat. And with the depth (mostly provided by Freese), it isn’t a problem that he has to sit once a series or so.
  • I think most of us were expecting an improved version of Jon Niese, compared to what he did in New York. Instead he has been worse. If he can just get back to that level – which you’d think he should eventually – just a league average pitcher – it would help quite a bit, and the value for Neil Walker would be just fine. If not, well, he (and/or Jeff Locke) might be losing a rotation spot if those Indy pitchers keep knocking on the door.

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