Gary Pinkels resignation adds to Mizzous completely abnormal week  

SB Nation By : Peter Berkes

Best wishes to Gary Pinkel, who is stepping down at the end of the season at Missouri after 15 years in charge in Columbia.

Pinkel was diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this year, and said he will be devoting his time to fighting the disease and spending time with his family... - Referenced Article

Serena Williams Victory Sets Up a Showdown With Her Sister  


Venus Williams has been trying in vain to win her eighth major tennis title since she captured the Wimbledon trophy in 2008. If she is to do it at the United States Open this year, it will come at a heavy cost. She will have to deny her little sister the rare opportunity to win a Grand Slam.

Williams beat Anett Kontaveit, 6-2, 6-1, and will play Serena Williams, the No. 1 seed, in the quarterfinals of the Open on Tuesday night. - Referenced Article

Serena Williams cruises by Keys, stays alive in quest for Grand Slam  

CBS News By : Robby Kalland

After struggling through her third round match, Serena Williams came out focused and attacking on Sunday in her fourth round match with No. 19 Madison Keys.

Williams advanced to the quarterfinals 6-3, 6-3 and didn't have any problems against a tough, powerful opponent in Keys. - Referenced Article

Jason Day finishes strong on 72nd hole to win The Barclays  

PGA Tour By : Staff Reporting

In the final round of The Barclays 2015 at Plainfield, Jason Day's pitch from 64 feet sets up a 9-foot birdie putt to shoot a final-round 62 and claim his sixth win on the PGA TOUR.

Maria Sharapova Withdraws From the U.S. Open  


Maria Sharapova, the 2006 United States Open champion, withdrew from the Open on Sunday, citing a leg injury.

Sharapova, a five-time major winner, has not played since her semifinal loss at Wimbledon in July against Serena Williams, also withdrawing from recent tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati. - Referenced Article

Tiger Woods to play Wyndham with hopes of making FedExCup playoffs  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

In an attempt to make the season-ending FedExCup playoffs, Tiger Woods is headed to Greensboro.

He announced last week he was considering playing in this week’s Wyndham Championship, and now it’s official. Tournament director Mark Brazil tweeted the news Monday morning: “Bam! Tiger is coming!” - Referenced Article

Chip Kelly: Handling of Riley Cooper in 2013 could be part of racism claims  


Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has weathered an offseason in which several former players have suggested race factoring into his personnel decisions. Most recently, cornerback Brandon Boykin texted to CSN-Philly that Kelly is "uncomfortable around grown men of our culture."

That was widely interpreted to mean African-Americans, in the wake of previous comments by former Eagles LeSean McCoy and Tra Thomas. - Referenced Article

Jerry Jones backs Roger Goodell in standoff with Robert Kraft, Pats  

ESPN By : Todd Archer

If New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was looking for a sympathetic ear in the Tom Brady saga, he is not getting one from Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

Kraft on Wednesday was critical of Roger Goodell's decision to uphold Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal, saying he was wrong to put his faith in the league during the appeal process. - Referenced Article

Michael Jordan loses China trademark suit: report  

AFP By : Staff Reporting

A Beijing court has dismissed a trademark case brought by US basketball superstar Michael Jordan against a company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand, a report said.

The former Chicago Bull is arguably the most popular international basketball star in China and is known in the country as "Qiaodan", a Chinese version of his name. - Referenced Article

Armour: Tom Bradys cover-up worse than crime  

USA Today By : Nancy Armour

Tom Brady destroyed his credibility along with his cell phone. Might have put a few dents in his legacy, too.

For months, everyone has been snickering at the idea of the reigning Super Bowl MVP, the NFL's Golden Boy, being suspended for letting air out of footballs. But no one should be laughing now, not after Commissioner Roger Goodell's little bombshell Tuesday. - Referenced Article

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