Justin Thomas shot an opening round 63 (-8) to grab a share of the lead in the first round of The Northern Trust, which is the first leg of the three-event FedEx Cup playoffs. Thomas made an equipment change this week, return to an old putter. Thomas shared a story about being shamed by a 15-year-old as being the impetus for the change. Here are some highlights from Thomas’ round:
DeVonta Smith made his much-anticipated pre-season debut tonight, making 2 catches for 19 yards in limited playing time. Here are his catches:
With Mac Jones getting another dress rehearsal tonight, people are weighing in on whether or not Jones should start from the outset of the season. Former Patriots executive Mike Lombardi tells MassLive.com that the Patriots should be patient with Jones. Tom Curran of Pats Insider says that the Patriot QB battle is really Mac vs Mac, instead of Mac vs Cam.
The Draft Network does a dive into Patrick Surtain II, and why he’s a special player even though some Denver fans would have preferred drafting a quarterback.
Mack Wilson identified as one of Cleveland’s most intriguing younger players.
Ozzie Newsome appeared on Mobile’s Sports Talk 99.5FM today to promote the upcoming Wishbone Boys documentary. He discussed a wide variety of topics, including the time he almost returned to Alabama under Gene Stallings.
Here’s a good recap of Amari Cooper’s recent press appearance, along with some good lessons on perception vs reality.
The Denver Nuggets officially announced the re-signing of JaMychal Green today.
In a Good Morning Football appearance this morning, Irv Smith Jr. says that he embraces coach Mike Zimmer’s stern approach after last week’s blowout loss.
Nate Oats said on “Hey Coach!” tonight that John Petty will be in training camp with the New Orleans Pelicans’ G League team in Birmingham once camp convenes in the fall.
Caleb Strum of Alabama’s rugby team was drafted by the Austin Gilgronis with the 7th overall pick in tonight’s Major League Rugby draft.
Eddie Jackson spoke to the Chicago media today:
Jedrick Wills’ media availability today:
Josh Jacobs interviewed after the Raiders’ joint practice with the Chargers today (Jacobs appears at the 25:40 mark):
Justin Thomas’ post-round press conference at The Northern Trust:
Scenes and Highlights
- Damion Square – released by the Cleveland Brown.
- Caleb Strum – drafted 7th overall by the Austin Gilgronis of Major League Rugby.
GOLF D+D Real Czech Masters Rd 1: Gavin Moynihan – 71, -1, T37 AIG Women’s Open Rd 1: Lauren Stephenson – 71, -1, T22 Kristen Gillman – 73, +1, T64 Emma Talley – 73, +1, T64 Cheyenne Knight – 78, +6, T132 Northern Trust Rd 1: Justin Thomas – 63, -8, T1 ECGT Panama City final: Steven Setterstrom – 68-71-70—209, 1st (wins by 7 strokes) Forme Open at TPC River’s Bend Rd 2 suspended: Jonathan Hardee – 67-(-1 thru 9), -6, T28 Dru Love – 77-64, -2, T72 Davis Shore – 69-(not started), -3, T72 Boise Open Rd 1: Davis Riley – 66, -5, T8 Trey Mullinax – 67, -4, T20 Robby Shelton – 70, -1, T55 LPGA/Symetra Q School Stage 1 Rd 1: Lakereber Abe – 71, -1, T44 Kenzie Wright – 72, E, T72 Polly Mack (a) – 72, E, T72 Mia Landegren – 73, +1, T104 BASEBALL San Antonio 8, Corpus Christi 5. Kyle Overstreet (1B) – 2-3, 1 double, 1 single, 1 RBI, 1 run. Chandler Taylor (LF) – 0-4. Kansas City Monarchs 4, Sioux City 0. Morgan McCullough (SS) – 0-3, 1 BB. ACL Padres 4, ACL Royals Gold 1. Peyton Wilson (2B) – 0-3, 1 error. Norfolk 11, Charlotte 6. Matt Foster – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K. Will Carter – 1.2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR allowed. Boise 5, Missoula 2. William Freeman – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K.