Good luck blitzing, pressuring Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Not with his words. He would never say something so audacious. He doesn’t have to — not with all the video and statistical evidence an opposing defensive coordinator would ever need. My favorite hole on this golf course is the…

Can Manning avoid pitfalls aging legends face?

The usual compact between a quarterback, his team and his fans is just win. That’s the yardstick. So forgive Peyton Manning‘s occasional irritation at being told he has overstayed the party. Rodgers is a young player whom we selected as…

Week 8 picks: Which teams will win and why

NFL Nation reporters make their picks for the weekend. They expect Von Miller and the Broncos to take down Clay Matthews and the Packers, but there’s no consensus on the other big matchups.

NFL says Jets didn’t request locker-room sweep in New England

On Thursday night, during the Patriots-Miami Dolphins broadcast on Westwood One radio, analyst Boomer Esiason said a “source” told him the Jets had asked the NFL office to sweep their Gillette Stadium. Dixon will join Scott Pruett and Joey Hand as co-pilot…

Bernhard Langer shoots 65 to overcome deficit, win 2nd title of year

SAN ANTONIO — Bernhard Langer rallied to win the San Antonio Championship on Sunday for his second victory of the year and 25th overall on the Champions Tour. The 58-year-old German star birdied the final two holes — making a…

Well-traveled Rory McIlroy making most of California trip

A private airplane helps, but even those fortunate enough to travel in that manner have their moments. It’s inevitable in professional golf, especially for those players who crisscross the globe playing both. At age 26, Rory McIlroy has been doing this for…

Which way will pros choose on TPC Summerlin’s drivable 15th?

For the second week of the new season, we’re at a course I’m extremely familiar with and have caddied many times — even played it a few. TPC Summerlin, which many people don’t know, is built on land Howard Hughes…

DFS building blocks for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

As part of Fantasy’s efforts to give daily gamers intel on whom to target in DFS, our team is here to show you which players we’re building our teams around. The panel for the Shriners Hospital for Children Open features…

Race car driver Leon Gonyo dies during victory lap at Vermont track

Police say a racing driver taking his ceremonial victory lap died after suffering an apparent medical problem following a race in Vermont. Devil’s Bowl Speedway officials identified the driver as 63-year-old Leon Gonyo of Chazy, New York. They say he…

Jenson Button: ‘Miscommunications’ delayed McLaren extension

Jenson Button admits he should have sat down with McLaren earlier this year after “miscommunications” about his and the team’s future delayed the extension of his contact. After the announcement Button admitted he had been in “two minds” about whether to continue…