SportsPulse: Mackenzie Salmons sits down with former NHL goalie and NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes to discuss the level of play during the Stanley Cup Finals and whether or not the winner should have an asterisk in the record books.
Cale Garrett will be joining the practice squad of the Titans’ Week 3 opponent, the Vikings.
Butler’s road to his first Eastern Conference finals has been anything but smooth.
David Nurse, the skills/life coach for dozens of NBA players and author of ‘Pivot & Go,’ stopped by The Putback last week to talk about his new book and a few other NBA topics.
Renee Miller offers some alternative plays for tonight’s NBA DFS Showdown between Miami and Boston (AP)
The Detroit Pistons will unveil the official ballot drop box at the entrance of the Henry Ford Pistons Performance Center at 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
Los Angeles opened the door for the Nuggets to make the Western Conference finals a series again by failing to rise up to the challenge in Game 3.
With the two series being held in Texas, where fans have been allowed to attend sporting events, Rob Manfred expects fans to be in the seats Globe Life Field.
Many have questions about LaMelo Ball, but Andrew Bogut isn’t one of them.
Akshay Bhatia‚Äôs coach in North Carolina, Chase Duncan, had his pupil running sprints before this PGA TOUR season began. Not as punishment, but as an opportunity for Bhatia to get better. Why spend time running instead of grinding on the putting green or driving range? To work on his breathing. He‚Äôd run down a fairway, get his heart-rate up, and the duo would see how long it took to slow down again to a normal average. RELATED: What’s in Bhatia’s bag? ‚ÄúI‚Äôm trying to understand how I can control myself and make myself feel as comfortable as possible,‚ÄĚ said Bhatia. After his most recent result at the Safeway Open, it‚Äôs fair to say he‚Äôs starting to feel more comfortable on TOUR, too. Bhatia turned professional in 2019 after becoming the youngest player to ever represent the United States in the Walker Cup. He made his pro debut on TOUR at the Sanderson Farms Championship last season. The debut came after he had reached No. 5 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. But despite his success on the junior and amateur circuit, it hadn‚Äôt quite translated to the pro game until the Safeway Open. Bhatia finished T9 there and earned a spot in the field at this week‚Äôs Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. He was the youngest player to finish in the top 10 of a stroke-play event on the PGA TOUR since Justin Rose finished fourth at the 1998 Open Championship. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs always nice anytime you get a chance to play the PGA TOUR,‚ÄĚ Bhatia said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a great way to enjoy things because this is the life I want to have and I have to get a taste of it. Earning my spot here was a different feeling for me and I‚Äôm just excited to get it going.‚ÄĚ It has certainly been a meaty stretch of learning for Bhatia. After putting a bow on an impressive junior golf career ‚Äď he was on the winning Junior Presidents Cup team in 2017, the winning Junior Ryder Cup team in 2018 and the winning Walker Cup team last year ‚Äď he hadn‚Äôt made a cut on the PGA TOUR until the Safeway Open. He was 0-for-7 on TOUR to that point, although he did finish T42 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour in April 2019 after Monday qualifying. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve learned a lot more from failing than succeeding,‚ÄĚ Bhatia said. ‚ÄúGolf‚Äôs such an up and down game and you can really let it take the best of you, but I‚Äôve learned a lot. ‚ÄúObviously it would have been great to get off to a good start, turning pro early, but the way it‚Äôs worked out I‚Äôve learned a lot about myself with the failures I‚Äôve had and understanding a lot of things. I‚Äôve taken a lot more from not playing my greatest golf and understanding what I can get better at.‚ÄĚ Bhatia said he‚Äôs had his eyes opened to how many good players are on TOUR and how many could win on any given week. Patience is key, he said. During the COVID-19 break, he worked hard to add more shots to his repertoire and better understand how he feels under pressure ‚Äď hence the sprints and the breathing exercises. He said he still feels like he‚Äôs got momentum this week in Puntacana, despite the fact that his top-10 at the Safeway Open was two weeks ago. ‚ÄúAnytime you get to play competition, that‚Äôs the greatest thing ‚Äď to play against the best,‚ÄĚ he said. Bhatia spent last week recovering from the rigors of contending on the PGA TOUR. He watched the last few holes of the U.S. Open because runner-up Matthew Wolff is a fellow George Gankas student and Bhatia played with DeChambeau at a Monday qualifier a few years ago. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs kind of crazy to see where he is now. At the time I thought he was hitting it so far,‚ÄĚ Bhatia said of DeChambeau. ‚ÄúHe was carrying it and was taking these lines where I thought, ‚Äėholy crap.‚Äô It must be just amazing what he‚Äôs doing now.‚ÄĚ Still, Bhatia is taking things one step at a time as he tries to reach the same level on TOUR as DeChambeau and Wolff and the laundry list of other young stars in the game. He said this week at Corales is one of ‚Äúthe coolest places‚ÄĚ he‚Äôs been to play golf in his life, and, with a laugh, he said he‚Äôd of course rather be in the Dominican than at home or grinding at a Monday qualifier. ‚ÄúThe biggest thing for me is just to try to go out and birdie every hole. That‚Äôs all I‚Äôm aiming to do ‚Äď just try to play golf. There‚Äôs nothing really special to it. Adding pressure to it doesn‚Äôt make you play better,‚ÄĚ said Bhatia. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm just going to have a good time, enjoy the views, and it‚Äôs going to be a fun week.‚ÄĚ
Gale Sayers was never better than on Dec. 12, 1965 against San Francisco. In 101 years of pro football, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who was better.
Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. Nicknamed ”The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Relatives of Sayers had said he was diagnosed with dementia.