LSU, DeChambeau Roll While Bad Brad Wins at Darlington

Jonathan Grant | September 3rd, 2018

The college football season has begun, and in so doing, a real attempt has been made to grab the national headlines throughout the better part of the week. On Sunday, the final Sunday without NFL football for a while, we got a game pitting #25 LSU and #8 Miami. Miami came into the game as favorites, having been strong at the beginning of last season before fading. LSU, under internet legend Ed Orgeron, were a bit of a wild card themselves, but you just never know when they are concerned. On Sunday night, it was the Tigers that rolled, winning 33-17 after jumping out to a commanding 27-3 lead at half time as well as having a 33-3 lead at the end of three quarters. It will be said by many to be fact already, but this could be just the first evidence that the SEC is the strongest conference yet again in college football.

Elsewhere, Tiger Woods had an eventful Sunday. This weekend is the one weekend in which Sunday is not the final day, rather it is the third round (AKA moving day). His playing partner was Bryson DeChambeau, a man that has been on fire of late. And that continued, with the younger American talking his way through an excellent round alongside the world’s most recognizable golfer. Tiger shot a nice -3, but DeChambeau shot an -8 under 63 to get him to within one shot of the lead. Not bad for someone playing with their idol, and all that could come from that.

One of NASCAR’s most fun nights of the year took place on Sunday with the running of the Southern 500 at Darlington. The track is a throwback in every way, so much so that drivers are expected to race it and then see where they fall. Kyle Larson led the vast majority of the race, but he squandered another chance to win on the final pit spot when Brad Keselowski took the lead. Driving the same scheme as Rusty Wallace did nearly 20 years ago, Bad Brad took it to Victory Lane to get car owner Roger Penske a first win at Darlington since 1975. Oh, and he swept the weekend, too, having won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday!

In the tennis world, the quarterfinals are set at the US Open on the women’s side of the bracket, and still standing are two Americans: Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams. This is the latter’s tenth quarterfinal in a row at the tournament.

Jon Gruden sought to explain the Khalil Mack trade, but he ended up only confusing people further. But he basically said he wanted too much, and that a trade looked “attractive.” So that’s what ultimately happened.

And finally, MLB have stated that umpire Joe West should not have taken Phillies’ reliever Austin Davis’ cheat sheet from him. The reason: other fielders are allowed to use cards as well.

Next Article
  • Ten-Run Inning Secures Comeback Cards Win

    After four innings of their game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, it looked like the St. Louis Cardinals were done and dusted. They were down 7-0 and on the road, a spot many a team would have simply called it a day from. But that wasn’t the way things went down on this...

    Read More
  • McIlroy And Tiger Miss Open Cut

    Two of the golf’s biggest names will not be playing the weekend at the Open Championship after Tiger Woods and hometown hero Rory McIlroy missed the cut on Friday. Tiger did so without much of a whimper, while the Northern Irishman made a stirring comeback only to be denied by one stroke of making it...

    Read More
  • Zlatan Outduels Vela

    LAFC came into Friday night’s first LA derby of the season- dubbed ‘El Trafico’- having never beaten the LA Galaxy before. They got off to the ideal start, however, as Carlos Vela scored a penalty kick after just four minutes to give them a 1-0 lead. It was his 20th goal of the MLS season,...

    Read More
  • Strasburg’s Impressive Night Leads To Crushing Braves Win

    Whenever you see Stephen Strasburg’s name on the lineup sheet, you expect that you’re going to see him have a good showing out on the mound. On Thursday night against the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals got more than they bargained for, however, as he not only delivered with his arm but also with his...

    Read More
  • Holmes Tops Open Board

    After an eventful first round of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush, there is a surprising name atop the leaderboard in J.B. Holmes. The American leads in a major championship for the first in 11 years here at -5, and despite that has got to be considered an outsider to take home the Claret Jug...

    Read More
  • Boone Tossed In Yankees Afternoon Clash With Rays

    Just when the Tampa Bay Rays looked like they were making up some of the gap in the AL East, the New York Yankees have clipped their wings. That kept up on Thursday as the Yankees won both games of doubleheader to assert their dominance and push their division lead to eight games once again....

    Read More
  • A’s Batter Mariners After Early Deficit

    Don’t look now, but the Oakland A’s are slowly, quietly making up ground in the AL West title picture. Their game on Wednesday afternoon began with a slow start, falling behind 2-0 to the Seattle Mariners. But this team, 4.5 games behind division leaders Houston, didn’t throw in the towel or panic. They fought back...

    Read More
  • Paul To Heat Stalls

    If sources are to be believed, then Chris Paul’s potential move to the Miami Heat is in serious jeopardy. At least for this season. The Oklahoma City Thunder, who just acquired the point guard in a deal that saw them exchange Russell Westbrook for him, are said to now be resigned to keeping him and...

    Read More