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Justin Thomas caught a huge break on the 10th green at Quail Hollow during the PGA Championship on Sunday.Thomas had a birdie putt to match playing partner and then-leader Hideki Matsuyama. (read more)


New Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden will be demanding a lot out of his team — especially his quarterback. Derek Carr says bring it on. (read more)

The Vikings 2017 campaign ended in disappointment after they were blown out in the NFC Championship game at the hands of the Eagles. Now as the team enters the offseason, they face the very unique challenge of having all three of the quarterbacks on their roster entering free agency at the same time. (read more)

Mike Vrabel was just hired as the Titans next head coach, but it looks like he’s going to take some more time to hire his next offensive coordinator. Ohio State’s Ryan Day appeared to be the frontrunner in the Titans search, but he will not leave the Buckeyes for the opportunity to work in the NFL, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN. (read more)

New Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks is quickly working to get his coaching staff in place, and he’s apparently looking at one of his former staffers with the Panthers to help lead his defense. Panthers linebacker coach Al Holcomb seems primed to follow Wilks to Arizona to become the team’s next defensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. (read more)

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was win one away from leading his team to a Super Bowl, but it’s possible that he may be playing elsewhere next season.The Jaguars exercised an option in Bortles’ contract for the 2018 season, which would pay him roughly $19. (read more)

One of the more hilarious stories we covered leading up to the NFC Championship Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings involved Crisco. The city of Philadelphia had “Crisco Cops” out in force Sunday morning before the game to grease up light poles so that fans couldn’t climb on them following the game. (read more)

15 most underrated NFL players in 2017

23-1-2018 12:20 AM | yardbarker | similar news

The 2017-2018 NFL season is nearing its end with only the Super Bowl left to play. Accordingly, the stamp has been put on the performances for most players, and now the debate is on: Who was the best, who was the worst, who was overlooked and who ended up being a letdown?Here’s a look at 15 of the NFL’s most underrated players in 2017:15. (read more)

The Jacksonville Jaguars weren’t just happy to be playing in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday. They firmly believed that a win here was more than likely. (read more)

President Donald Trump and the White House have to be feeling especially cheery Monday after a two-plus day long government shutdown came to an end.For his part, Trump should also be happy that BFF Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots punched their ticket to a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance on Sunday. (read more)

As we all know, Matt Patricia has just one more game left as a member of the New England Patriots before he becomes the next head coach of the Detroit Lions. As the defensive coordinator wrapped up his final home game at Gillette Stadium Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, he had a special message for Tom Brady. (read more)

Jimmy Garoppolo may not play for the New England Patriots anymore, but he’s still reaping the benefits of their Super Bowl run.The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is still getting playoff bonuses from the Patriots, and Sunday’s New England win guaranteed him a $79,000 payday with more to come. (read more)

Padres to sign Allen Craig

23-1-2018 5:47 AM | yardbarker | similar news

The Padres have inked a minors pact with veteran first baseman Allen Craig, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation (via Twitter). The contract includes an invitation to MLB Spring Training, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets. (read more)

Diamondbacks to sign Fernando Salas

23-1-2018 4:18 AM | yardbarker | similar news

The Diamondbacks have reached a minor-league deal with righty Fernando Salas, according to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (Twitter link). Additional terms are not yet known, but it seems fair to presume he’ll receive an invitation to the MLB side of spring camp. (read more)

Cubs agree to sign Chris Gimenez

23-1-2018 3:11 AM | yardbarker | similar news

The Cubs appear to have a minor-league deal in place with catcher Chris Gimenez, which the University of Nevada baseball club (his collegiate team) tweeted recently and SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo confirms on Twitter. Other terms of the agreement are not yet known. (read more)

The Brewers have reportedly made an offer to free-agent righty Yu Darvish, but specifics of the proposal have yet to come to light. However, both Peter Gammons of Gammons Daily and Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel have explored the topic to varying degrees since initial word of the Darvish offer broke in Japan. (read more)

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