Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods to pair up in golf tourney

Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods are at it again.

Also, wedge blocks will be eliminated. The NFL has already limited those blocks. Under the new rule, only players who were initially lined up in the setup zone can double-team an opponent. Among the rest of the rules that will be proposed, the ball will be dead if it’s not touched by the receiving team and touches the ground in the end zone, resulting in a touchback (receiving teams no longer have to take a knee to down the ball in the end zone). Also, until the ball is touched or the ball hits the ground, no player on the kickoff return team may cross its restraining line toward the kickoff team, or initiate a block in the 15-yard area past the kicking team’s restraining line.

A decade of playoff frustration is fading fast.

“I think Ovie has been on a mission,” Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. “They wanted this game, no question.”

Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals as the Caps continued to shed a label as postseason underachievers.

Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout and the Lightning, who led the NHL in goals during the regular season, failed to score in the last 159 minutes, 27 seconds of the series a stretch of nearly eight periods.

Switzerland, featuring Devils defenseman Mirco Mueller, took the silver medal at the 2018 IIHF World Championships with a 3-2 shootout loss to Sweden on Sunday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The United States, which featured Devils forwards Blake Coleman and Brian Gibbons, plus defenseman Will Butcher and goalie Keith Kinkaid, finished in third place following a 4-1 win over Canada in the bronze medal game.

Former Devils defenseman Adam Larsson won gold with Sweden, and he was named to the tournament’s All-Star team.

Switzerland saw two one-goal leads disappear in regulation, with Sweden forcing the game to to overtime tied 2-2. The teams remained tied 2-2 after a 20-minute overtime period of 4-on-4 hockey, and Sweden won the shootout, 3-2. ravens_102

Terrelle Pryor visiting the Seahawks on Sunday, in Cleveland today but for wrestling

Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor will visit the Seahawks on Sunday, a league source told cleveland.com.

First, he isn’t a top-tier quarterback. Based solely on ability and past production, Cousins is comfortably in the top half of NFL starting quarterbacks, but there are probably 8-10 better players at the position. The number is debatable, but his placement in the second tier of quarterbacks is not. He’s being paid like the best. 

Second, he’s acquiring huge expectations. The Vikings just won 13 games and advanced to the NFC Championship Game with Case Keenum–a backup behind Sam Bradford to start the 2017 season–under center. It’s Super Bowl or bust in Minnesota. The Redskins never won more than nine games with Cousins during his three seasons as the starter. 

Third, there’s no realistic way out. Guaranteeing the whole contract means the Vikings are stuck with Cousins through 2020. Minnesota has no way of getting out of the situation without spiraling into salary-cap hell. 

Fourth, the future. The Vikings have done an excellent job managing the health of their salary cap, but the team will have some big contract decisions to make on important players on defense in the near future (see: Eric Kendricks, Danielle Hunter, etc.). Minnesota can afford no mistakes on the cap with Cousins taking up a big chunk. 

All that said, the risk is worth it for the Vikings, who might be a good quarterback away from winning a Super Bowl. He could simultaneously be the riskiest signing and the best signing. 

Archer adds that this could be the first of a number of visits for Scandrick.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Scandrick to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2019 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.

A spokeswoman for McCabe, Melissa Schwartz, didn’t immediately rule out a job with one of the most liberal members of Congress, which might only need to last for a day or so for him to get his full retirement benefits: “We are considering all options.”

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) tweeted that he’d consider hiring McCabe, too.

It’s not immediately clear if getting fired from the FBI on a Friday and going to work on Capitol Hill on a Monday would solve McCabe’s problems for certain, though at least one former federal official with knowledge of retirement rules says it probably would.patriots_107