Rain wreaks havoc on the Players Championship. Thursday’s late wave has yet to complete the first round as a second consecutive long-time suspension delays play. We could be looking at the first Monday of the fifth major since 2005.



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The MLB lockout not only suspended the season, but also suspended a period of free agency for some of the biggest names available.

On December 1, just before the lockout, teams spent a single-day high of $1.4 billion on free agents. In November, they spent $1.7 billionContinued than the previous offseason total.

Now that a CBA has been achieved, the dominoes should start falling for a handful of top stars.

  • After hiring super-agent Scott Boras in January, SS Carlos Correa should sign for at least $300 million — the Cubs are the current favorites.
  • Longtime Braves 1B Freddie Freeman East projected to receive six years, $180 million; if he doesn’t re-sign with Atlanta, the Dodgers and Yankees are potential landing spots.
  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (one year, $20 million)whose elbow injury could delay his decision, is rumored consider returning to Texas with the Rangers, returning to the Dodgers or retiring.

Where they go and the money they order could set off a chain reaction for the remaining names on the marketincluding SS Trevor Story, 3B Kris Bryant and Nippon Professional Baseball OF Seiya Suzuki.

Whatever happens, this offseason should be historic.

The record for most funds spent in an offseason currently stands at $2.4 billion (2015-16). With a projected With $1 billion left to spend, MLB should hit that number.

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Khalil Mack is back in AFC West – and the Chargers have just taken a big step towards contender status.

On Thursday, LA agreed to acquire the elite rusher from the Bears in exchange for a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 sixth-round pick, according to multiple reports.

the six-time Pro Bowler will join Joey Bosa to address the team’s greatest weakness – and form a defensive line capable of containing Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes and Derek Carr.

  • there was T-29 in points allowed (27.0), 23rd in yards (360.1) and 20th in sacks (35).
  • In 2021, Mack had six sacks in seven games due to injuries; in 53 games with Chicago, he had 36 sacks, 35 TFL, 52 QB hits and 14 FF.
  • The Chargers will assume the remaining three years of the over six years, $141 million Mack extension signed with Chicago.
  • They still have $24.3 million of ceiling space (No. 13 in the NFL) despite Mack’s $17.8 Million Hit in 2022 this season.

Their moves this week are reminiscent of the Super Bowl champion Rams, who paired Odell Beckham Jr. with Cooper Kupp and stacked their defense with Aaron Donald and Von Miller.

Tuesday, LA extended WR Mike Williams (three years, $60 million), keeping him alongside Keenan Allen for blossoming superstar Justin Herbert.

The Chargers haven’t reached the playoffs since 2018, but the odds takers are on board: they have the eighth-best odds to win the Super Bowl (+2000*).


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James Harden is notorious for choking on big games – and Thursday’s performance (3-17 FG) indicated that not much has changed.

And despite the Sixers’ recent winning streak since being acquired, the Nets’ 29-point blowout suggests that Brooklyn might have won this trade.

It’s only one game, but it could be a troubling sign for a Sixers team that arguably mortgaged their future for a player with a bad track record in big games.

  • harden is 9-12 in elimination matches – averaged 24 PPG on 42.5% shots and 32.5% on three (minus-17).
  • His minus-30 on Thursday was tied for game-worst; by comparison, Seth Curry — who was part of the Harden trade — was a plus-26.
  • He finished 0-10 on two-point FGsbecoming just the second player after Russell Westbrook this season to do so inside the arc.

In June, Harden will be opt in the final year of his contract ($47.3 million). Two months later he likely sign a four years, $223 million contract ($55.8 million AAV) – and in 2026 it would become the first player to 60 million dollars in NBA history.

Despite the embarrassing loss, he stepped out to “celebrate” with hip-hop artists Travis Scott and Lil Baby. The Nets disliked his preference for nightlife over the gym during his time in Brooklyn.

Last night’s rout vindicated Brooklyn’s status as the third favorite to win the Finals (+500*) – and the Sixers’ place behind them (+650*).

NCAAM: Indiana (9) upset Illinois 65-63 in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals; 8-seeded Texas A&M beat 1-seeded Auburn in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament. Also: Georgia fired coach Tom Crean after the Bulldogs finished 6-26 (1-17 SEC) this season.

NFL: The Bears cut RB Tarik Cohen with an injury designation, per adam schefter; the veteran suffered a torn ACL shortly after signing a three-year, $17.3 million contract extension in 2020. Also: Jaguars to release RB Carlos Hyde.

MLB: The Cubs have agreed with manager David Ross to an extension through the 2024 season with a club option for 2025.

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