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Fantasy fallout: Can you trust surging receivers like Alshon Jeffery in playoffs? – NFL Nation

[ad_1] Alshon Jeffery turned back the clock last week with his best fantasy performance in four years … while being started in fewer than 25% of ESPN leagues.More than 80% of ESPN fantasy owners also missed out on recent surges from James Washington, Anthony Miller, Cole Beasley and Dede Westbrook -- all of whom ranked as top-18 receivers in fantasy scoring over the past two weeks.But can they keep it
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Bulls’ Zach LaVine says trust an issue with coach Jim Boylen

[ad_1] Chicago Bulls leading scorer Zach LaVine says he senses a lack of trust from coach Jim Boylen after the guard was temporarily pulled in the first quarter of Friday's loss to the Miami Heat."I'm trying my best, I'll say that," LaVine told Yahoo Sports after the 116-108 loss to the Heat. "I'm playing my minutes and trying to do the best I can do. It's tough, especially when you're
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Patrick Reed wins The Northern Trust at Liberty National

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Reed picked a good time to end 16 months without a victory. Reed fell behind early, was still two shots behind on the back nine at Liberty National and then rolled in three straight putts — one for par, two for birdies — that allowed him to overtake Jon Rahm and hold off Abraham Ancer to win The Northern Trust. Reed closed with
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Woods withdraws from Northern Trust, citing oblique strain

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the opening FedEx Cup playoff event with what he calls a mild oblique strain. Woods opened with a 75 on Thursday in The Northern Trust. He says his oblique muscle caused him mild pain and he went for treatment Friday morning. He says it wasn’t enough for him to play the second round Friday afternoon. It’s the first time
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Tiger withdraws from Northern Trust with injury

[ad_1] Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Northern Trust, he announced Friday."Due to a mild oblique strain that led to pain and stiffness, I have to withdraw from the Northern Trust," Woods said in a statement Friday. "I went for treatment early Friday morning, but unfortunately I'm still unable to compete."Woods made numerous mistakes Thursday on his way to shooting a 4-over-par 75 at Liberty National in the first round
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Merritt ties course record for lead at Northern Trust

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Troy Merritt isn’t obsessed with his position in the FedEx Cup and what he needs to advance in the PGA Tour’s postseason. He figures the best solution is good golf, and he delivered his best round of the year Thursday in The Northern Trust. Merritt began with a 10-foot par save, followed with a pair of 20-foot birdie putts and took advantage of calm,
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Merritt ties course record for early lead at Northern Trust

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Troy Merritt took advantage of rain-softened Liberty National by tying the course record with a 9-under 62 to take a one-shot lead among early starters Thursday in The Northern Trust. Dustin Johnson ran off four straight birdies late in his round for a 63. Hardly anyone was there to watch — and not just because fans were following Tiger Woods misfire on his way
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To steal first or not to steal first, can you trust robo umps and more Atlantic League revelations

[ad_1] YORK, Pa. -- Jimmy Paredes didn't mean to steal first base. It just kind of happened.It was Friday, July 12. The first day of the second half of the Atlantic League season. During the all-star break, a batch of wacky new rules had been introduced. The craziest one of all? Stealing first base.With one out and a runner on first in the bottom of the third inning, and with
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Trust, not scotch: How Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur are bonding – Green Bay Packers Blog

[ad_1] "I don’t know if he’s a scotch drinker ... so we’ve got to get down to it.”-- Aaron Rodgers, May 21, on what he needs to find out about first-year Packers coach Matt LaFleurGREEN BAY, Wis. -- It began, the relationship between the ambitious new coach and his headstrong quarterback, over something they both love.No, not a glass of scotch.As Rodgers would soon discover of his new coach: "He’s