Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer Updated 9:20 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018 AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods attracted most of the attention. Jordan Spieth caused the most concern. Opening day at the Masters had a wide-open feel until Spieth hit his stride Thursday afternoon. He saved three straight pars with that superb short game. He ran off three straight birdies to take the lead. And then he fired an 8-iron at the pin on the par-3 16th, letting the club twirl through his hands as he walked away, knowing only that it was another good one. It plopped down 5 feet away. "You don't know where it's going to end up," he said, "but you know it's going to be in a good position." Spieth took only 10 putts on the back nine. He made five straight birdies, a career best for him in the majors. Even a bogey on the final hole felt like a par the way he navigated out of the trees and limited the damage with a pitch that stopped inches from going in. That gave him a 6-under 66 and a two-shot … [Read more...] about Jordan Spieth back in his comfort zone at Masters
The Patriots are signing wide receiver Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Patriots are signing former Bills’ WR Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal, per source. Healthy now, so could be a real factor. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 6, 2018 So, two days after trading one notable WR from the class of 2014, the Patriots sign another. Jordan Matthews becomes latest player to go from Buffalo to New England. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 6, 2018 Matthews caught 25 passes for 282 yards and one touchdown in 10 games for the Buffalo Bills this past season before going on injured reserve with a knee injury. He spent his first three NFL seasons in Philadelphia, where he was productive for the Eagles. In his second year, he had his best season with 85 receptions for 997 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had eight TDs his rookie year and over 800 yards in his first and third years. The 6-foot-3 Matthews, who went to … [Read more...] about Patriots are reportedly signing receiver Jordan Matthews
Jordan Peele will get the final cut on John Wayne Bobbitt. The Oscar-winning “Get Out” director will produce an Amazon Prime docuseries on the infamous 1993 domestic dispute, during which Bobbitt’s wife sliced off his penis with a kitchen knife then tossed it from a moving car, according to the streaming service. The project, entitled “Lorena,” promises to be “a groundbreaking re-investigation” by Peele and his production company, Monkeypaw, that cuts through all the sophmoric tabloid snickering. The name Bobbitt became short-hand for fedup wives worldwide, but there’s a more sober side that Peele said he will explore. Lorena Bobbitt found not guilty in 1994 Lorena Bobbitt had claimed her husband tried to rape her earlier that evening and the attack was in revenge. “With this project, Lorena has a platform to tell her truth as well as engage in a critical conversation … [Read more...] about Jordan Peele is making a docuseries about Lorena Bobbitt, who sliced off her husband’s penis
Why do we love the Masters? It’s not the azaleas or $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches.A main reason is the drama this spectacular golf course provides.Where else on earth could we see the defending champion rinse five consecutive shots on the same day an amateur makes two eagles? And those were just two of the stunning developments Thursday from Round 1 at Augusta National:— Jordan Spieth saw this coming. Few others did, writing off the 2015 Masters champion after his putting stroke went MIA over the winter and stayed lost until last week’s tie for third in Houston. On the eve of the Masters, the headline on a golf.com video asked: “Does Jordan Spieth have a confidence problem?”All together now: NO.Spieth eagled the eighth hole by getting up and down from 276 yards and reeled off five straight birdies on Nos. 13-17. Would he close the round with a sixth straight? No, not after hooking a drive into the trees, chipping out sideways and ripping a 3-wood well … [Read more...] about Masters Round 1 report: Jordan Spieth’s birdie binge, Sergio Garcia’s sinking feeling and Tony Finau’s miracle recovery
Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.What’s up with these Jordan Howard trade rumors again? He deleted every picture off of his Instagram relating to the Bears, how serious might this situation be? — @zberg034You might be better off asking the folks who produced the rumors to get a better answer on the speculation surrounding his future. There were a ton of inquiries about Howard on Wednesday and to my knowledge, there’s nothing going on with Howard’s roster status. I don’t follow Howard on the Instagram machine so I can’t speak specifically to what was there before. You learn to never say never and not be surprised by a whole lot, but right now I don’t believe anything is happening with the running back.Your thoughts on drafting a receiver somewhere in the top four rounds? Both Allen Robinson and Cameron Meredith are coming off ACL surgery and then they have Kevin White. I think good quality young talent is needed as opposed to the … [Read more...] about Bears Q&A: What’s up with Jordan Howard? Scenarios to trade down? Cameron Meredith’s situation?