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Jim Furyk announced Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as his first three captain's picks for the United States Ryder Cup team on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The three will join the eight players who previously earned automatic spots on the U.S. team that will take on Team Europe at Le Golf National in France beginning Sept. 28. Furyk will announce his final captain's pick after this week's BMW Championship.
NORTON, Mass. — The doubts about Bryson DeChambeau, the quirky, uber-intellectual, newsboy-hat-wearing golfer from California, have all but disappeared thanks to the 24-year old's performances in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs. DeChambeau fired a 4-under-par 67 on Monday, Sept. 3, in the final round to post a two-shot victory in the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., his second win in the first two postseason events.
NORTON, Mass. — Abraham Ancer of Mexico shot a 6-under par 65 on Sunday, Sept. 2, to finish at 13 under and vault to a one-shot lead after the third round of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston. The event, limited to the top 100 players in the FedEx Cup standings, is the second of the playoff's four tournaments. Bryson DeChambeau fired an 8-under 63 on Sunday to tie the week's lowest score and is one shot off Ancer's pace, along with Tyrrell Hatton of England, who survived an up-and-down round to finish with a 69.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Jurickson Profar, Robinson Chirinos and Nomar Mazara each hit two-run home runs in a nine-run sixth inning and Yohander Mendez picked up his first major league win by throwing six shutout innings as the Texas Rangers crushed the Minnesota Twins 18-4 on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 2, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Mitch Garver drove in four runs and Jake Cave hit a tiebreaking two-run homer as the Minnesota Twins recovered from a six-run deficit to record a 10-7 victory over the host Texas Rangers on Friday night, Aug. 31, at Globe Life Park. Jorge Polanco contributed a two-run double as the Twins had 12 hits while winning for just the second time in seven games. Tyler Austin also homered and Max Kepler and Joe Mauer each had two hits.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Daniel Carlson kicked two field goals and quarterback Kyle Sloter connected with Brandon Zylstra for a 24-yard touchdown pass as the Minnesota Vikings beat the host Tennessee Titans 13-3 on Thursday night. Both teams rested their starting quarterbacks—Minnesota sitting Kirk Cousins and Tennessee sitting Marcus Mariota—in their final preseason game. Titans rookie Luke Falk played the entire game, completing 13 of 24 passes for 114 yards.
A day after becoming the highest-paid player in NFL history for the second time in his career, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he explored the possibility of a uniquely structured deal before receiving a more traditional contract.
CLEVELAND—Robbie Grossman singled home the tying and go-ahead runs in the seventh inning as the visiting Minnesota Twins edged the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. The Twins trailed 3-2 going into the seventh, and Indians reliever Cody Allen (4-6) retired the first two batters before two walks and a single loaded the bases. Grossman then ripped a line drive to right field to drive in two runs.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have agreed on a four-year extension that will make him the highest-paid player in NFL history, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Rodgers' former teammate and current NFL Network analyst James Jones first reported the agreement, tweeting that Rodgers will make $33.5 million annually in new money, plus available incentives each year, and receive more than $100 million guaranteed. Atlanta's Matt Ryan held the previous benchmarks for annual salary ($30 million) and guaranteed money ($94.5 million).
The New York Jets traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a sixth-round pick to the New Orleans Saints for a third-round pick, according to multiple reports Wednesday. According to multiple reports, the Jets loaded their team buses in preparation to drive to Philadelphia for Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles before pulling Bridgewater off the bus to inform him of the deal with the Saints.