Bryson DeChambeau first to commit to 3M Open

One of golf’s hottest young stars, Bryson DeChambeau, is the first player committed to the 3M Open, the Twin Cities’ new PGA Tour event. DeChambeau, 25, is ranked fifth in the world and won four times this year, including a victory at Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament and consecutive FedExCup playoff events, the Northern Trust and Dell Technologies Championship. He finished third in the FedExCup standings and played for the U.S. Ryder Cup team in France. New 3M Open tournament director Peter Mele called DeChambeau part of a “new generation” of…

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Matt Harvey Joins the Angels on a One-Year Deal

Years ago, when the baseball world looked ahead to this winter’s starry free-agent class, Matt Harvey stood out as an especially compelling name. He started the All-Star Game for the Mets in 2013 — his first full major league season — and two years later, after having Tommy John surgery, he started the first and last games of the World Series. But the years since then have been rough on Harvey, whose New York career burned out in a series of injuries and off-field distractions. After a calm and reasonably…

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Mendis, Mathews turn script to earn Sri Lanka hard-fought draw

SRI LANKA IN NEW ZEALAND 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Wed, 19 Dec, 2018, 08:59 AM Steady rain meant only 12 overs were possible before the match was called off. © AFP Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews helped Sri Lanka earn a hard-fought draw, with the help of a bit of rain, in the first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday (December 19). Only 12 overs were possible on the final day because of unrelenting showers, before the match was called off with Sri Lanka on 287 for 3. Mendis and…

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Light Patriots Pro Bowl class highlights need for blue-chip talent boo – New England Patriots Blog

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quarterback Tom Brady and cornerback Stephon Gilmore are the New England Patriots‘ only Pro Bowlers in 2018, which is the team’s lowest total since 2008, the last time the franchise didn’t qualify for the playoffs. While the Pro Bowl isn’t always the most accurate barometer of success, the light Patriots class does serve up a reminder of sorts as it pertains to the future health of the club: More blue-chip talent is needed. It would be even better if it is homegrown blue-chip talent. The Patriots need…

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Raiders shut out of Pro Bowl for second time in franchise history – Oakland Raiders Blog

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Sure, Robert Mueller is busy at the moment, but Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden might want to drop the special counsel a line. “If he’s not a Pro Bowler,” Gruden said of Raiders tight end Jared Cook last week, “I hope there’s an investigation.” Not only was Cook snubbed, but so too was center Rodney Hudson, who had gone to the NFL’s all-star game after each of the previous two seasons and is having the best season of his career. In fact, for the first time since…

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Saquon Barkley first Giants rookie RB in Pro Bowl since 1965 – New York Giants Blog

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Saquon Barkley was one of three New York Giants selected to the Pro Bowl. It could be the first of many for the rookie running back. Safety Landon Collins and kicker Aldrick Rosas also earned Pro Bowl honors for the Giants. Collins was the team’s only representative last year. Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., despite leading the fan voting among NFC receivers, was not selected as a starter. It is the second straight year that he missed out. He broke his ankle last season. Beckham…

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CCC set sights on Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski

Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski is top of CCC Team‘s wish list for 2020, if the rider is forced to look for a new team on the back of the news that Team Sky’s headline sponsor will pull out after the 2019 season, according to sport.tvp.pl. Related Articles CCC’s sports manager, Piotr Wadecki, told Poland’s public broadcaster that a world-class Polish team has its sights set on fielding the very best Polish riders, which includes Kwiatkowski. While 28-year-old Kwiatkowski has a contract with Sky to keep him there until the end of…

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Rookie goaltender Carter Hart gets win in Philadelphia Flyers debut

10:19 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Philadelphia Flyers‘ 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night marked a new era for the franchise. It was the first game under interim coach Scott Gordon, who replaced the fired Dave Hakstol on Monday. Perhaps more importantly, it marked the successful NHL debut for a rookie the team hopes could become the franchise goaltender they’ve been seeking for decades: 20-year-old Carter Hart. “It’s something that I’ve dreamt of as a kid, ever since I was 4 years old,” said Hart before…

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Los Angeles Lakers getting Anthony Davis would be ‘amazing’

NEW YORK — Ahead of Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans visiting the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time this season on Friday, LeBron James openly pondered what having the All-Star forward as a permanent resident alongside him in purple and gold at Staples Center would be like. “That would be amazing,” James told ESPN on Tuesday before the Lakers’ 115-110 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. “That would be amazing, like, duh. That would be incredible.” Davis, 25, is averaging 28 points, 12.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.8 blocks…

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Matt Harvey agrees to Los Angeles Angels deal

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed on a one-year, $11 million contract with former New York Mets ace Matt Harvey, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez. MLB.com first reported Harvey’s contract agreement. Fancred first reported terms of the deal. The 29-year-old right-hander, beset by injuries following a sensational start to his career, resurrected himself, somewhat, with the last-place Cincinnati Reds after being acquired from the Mets for catcher Devin Mesoraco and cash in May. A look at who is still available in free agency, who could be involved in a…

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