Thursday, December 1, 2016

Headlines for December 1, 2016

Dak Prescott and the front-running Dallas Cowboys visit Minnesota tonight in a matchup of playoff contenders. The Vikings are just a game back of Detroit in the NFC North, almost despite the play of their quarterback, Sam Bradford, while the football-loving world is well aware of the high level of play exhibited by Prescott, the rookie with a Haughton High diploma.

Prescott is the top-rated QB in the league according to ESPN’s Total QBR, while Bradford languishes in 22nd place.

Prescott and the Cowboys face several obstacles tonight---the Vikings are the third-ranked defense in the league, second against the pass and have created a second best-20 turnovers. One other thing? U.S. Bank Stadium is ultra-loud, with a design that redirects sound toward the visiting bench at around 110 decibels.

Louisiana Tech pushed Cal to overtime last night in a road game, but went stone-cold in OT to lose 68-59. The loss drops the Bulldogs early season record to 3-3. Tech only scored two points in the extra frame while the Bears made just one shot from the floor as well---but hit 8-12 free throws to improve to 5-1.

Ivan Rabb led Cal with 25 points, including five in overtime, to lead all scorers. Erik McCree posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Dogs.

Tiger Woods hasn't played a competition round of golf in 465 days—but that changes today when he tees it up in The Bahamas at the Hero World Challenge. Woods, formerly the clear choice as the game's greatest golfer, has slipped all the way to number 890 in the World Golf Rankings.

Tiger’s last round against PGA competition came in the Wyndham Championship on August 23, 2015 when he posted a final round 70 to finish 10th. Two back surgeries and a load of rehab later, Woods will be back on the tee box today at high noon.

Major League Baseball has a new five-year collective bargaining agreement in place to keep the peace between owners and players. The deal was announced Wednesday. In addition, the league has decided to no longer award home field advantage in the World Series to the team representing the league that wins the All-Star Game. Instead, the club in the Series with the best regular season record will get home-field advantage.