Miami Hurricanes v. Louisville game tonight: score winner schedule


The Miami Hurricanes and Louisville Cardinals were the last two teams to kick off their 2014 college football schedule tonight, with a Monday night game. Miami is looking to improve upon its 9-4 record last season in the ACC Conference coastal division, while Louisville is looking to contend for a national championship after going 12-1 last season in the ACC atlantic division where it will eventually do battle with FSU. Tonight’s game was tight for awhile, but the final score ended up not being a close one.

Louisville had home field advantage in its favor tonight, with the game being played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Kentucky. But the biggest wildcard tonight was the fact that the University of Miami is starting freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya over upperclassman Jake Heaps, with Kaaya having won the job in training camp. Kaaya played on a mediocre level, going 16 of 27 for 169 yards with one touchdown score and one interception, allowing Miami to remain within one point of Louisville into the second quarter. But it was the dominating rushing performance of Louisville running back Dominique Brown, who had 143 yards on 33 carries with one touchdown score, who provided the difference tonight.

Louisville was the winner over Miami by a final score of 31-13. The next game on the Louisville schedule is at home against Murray State on Saturday night, while the next game on the schedule for the Miami Hurricanes is at home against Florida A&M, also on Saturday night.

Final PGA leaderboard: Deutsche Bank winner scores results schedule


The PGA leaderboard was a tightly packed one heading into Round Four at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, with a single player on top but another nine players within four shots of the lead. All eyes remained on Rory McIlroy to see if he can continue his recent PGA Tour success with yet another win, and despite a rough start to the tournament, he attempted to make a late charge and has put himself back into contention. But the victory went elsewhere.

Little known Chris Kirk made a name for himself by topping the PGA leaderboard when the smoke cleared today, winning the Deutsche Bank Championship by two shots with a final score of fifteen under par for the tournament. Geoff Ogilvy, Russell Henley, and Billy Horschel were his closest competitors by day’s end, each finishing at thirteen under par, two strokes off the lead. Rory McIlroy ultimately found himself tied for fifth place with John Senden, after failing to live up to yesterday’s round 64 by shooting a mere pedestrian 70 in today’s final round.

The next stop on the PGA Tour men’s golf schedule is the BMW Championship in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, which tees off this Thursday.

Final LPGA leaderboard: Portland Classic winner results tour schedule


The final round of the Portland Classic schedule began with an LPGA leaderboard so tightly packed that three players were tied atop it – and ended with two players still tied atop it tied at fourteen under par, forcing a sudden death overtime playoff to determine the ultimate winner. That lead changed hands numerous times during the course of the weekend at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, with the victory up for grabs. In the end, the winner was a golfer who had topped the leaderboard earlier in the week.

Suzann Pettersen, Mi Jung Hur, and Carlota Ciganda began the day tied at the top of the LPGA leaderboard at eleven under par apiece after fifty-four holes. They were trailed by round two leader So Yeon Ryu, Xi Yu Lin, and round three leader I.K. Kim, all at ten under par. Another five players were at nine under including Laura Diaz. Some of the biggest names on the LPGA Tour including Stacy Lewis and Michelle Wie aren’t participating this weekend. But after seventy-two holes it was I.K. Kim and Austin Ernst who found themselves embroiled in a playoff.

Austin Ernst was the winner over IK Kim in sudden death at the Portland Classic golf tournament. The next stop on the LPGA Tour schedule is The Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France beginning on September 11th.

Miami Dolphins schedule, first opening game 2014: Joe Philbin on brink


The Miami Dolphins head into their first game on the 2014 NFL football schedule with third year head coach Joe Philbin and quarterback Ryan Tannehill already both on the hot seat. Miss the playoffs again, and Philbin will likely be fired by season’s end. Fail to fully develop into an NFL caliber starting QB, and Tannehill will be replaced in the draft. The good news for both is that the roster appears to be in its best shape in years. The bad news is that the schedule starts off tough, particularly the opening game.

The Dolphins have finally made an honest effort to correct their years-long mess of an offensive line, using a first round pick on Ja’Juan James and a major free agent contract on Brandon Albert to try to fix the problem. Even if the line goes from bad to mediocre this season, it could be enough to allow Tannehill to finally play his game his way. And that alone could buy Joe Philbin, who has a career losing record as a head coach in Miami, one more year with the team.

The Miami Dolphins open their 2014 NFL schedule at home against the New England Patriots, arguably their toughest opponent of the season, on Sunday September 7th at 1:00pm at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Auburn vs Arkansas football game: final score, winner, schedule


Auburn and Arkansas started off their college football 2014 schedule against each other in a game today with national championship implications. The Auburn Tigers entered the game ranked number six in the nation after having knocked off Alabama in a last second thriller and then nearly defeated FSU in the title game in January. The Arkansas Razorbacks are coming off a season in which they failed to win a single conference game in the SEC, and will try to improve this year. The score was tied through halftime, but in the end the final score wasn’t close.

Arkansas hung tight for a 21-21 tie score at the half on the strength of two touchdown passes from quarterback Brandon Allen. But Auburn amassed more than three hundred yards rushing, including 178 yards on the ground from running back Cameron Artis-Payne.

In the end Auburn was the winner over Arkansas by a final score of 45-21. The next game on the Auburn schedule is at home against San Diego State next Saturday night, while the next game on the schedule for Arkansas is at home against Nichols State on Saturday afternoon.

UF Florida Gators vs Idaho game schedule: postponed or canceled?


The Florida Gators face the Idaho Vandals tonight in the opening game on the college football schedule for both teams. UF is attempting to bounce back from one of its worst seasons in recent memory, with head coach Will Muschamp on the hot seat after a 4-8 record which kept the Gators from contending in the SEC conference. But they may have found a team they can beat, as Idaho only won a single game all year last season. Tonight’s game airs on a secondary TV channel and also airs live online.

One thing the University of Florida does have on its site tonight is home field advantage as the game is being played at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. The Idaho team is traveling roughly two thousand miles to play tonight, and few of its fans are expected to make the trip, giving the Gators the opportunity for a one-sided crowd. But with the Gators football program in upheaval and its fan base ready to revolt at the first sign of trouble, a win tonight is absolutely necessary in order to keep the season from turmoil.

Tonight’s Florida gators vs Idaho college football game has a start time schedule of 8:00pm eastern time and airs on TV channel ESPNU (not the main ESPN), which is 208 on DirecTV and 141 on Dish Network. Update: Due to ongoing weather issues, the game has been postponed and will not be played tonight. There has been no official announcement on when or if the game will be rescheduled, or if it will be canceled.

Alabama vs West Virginia game today: final score, winner, schedule


Alabama opened its 2014 college football schedule today with a game against West Virginia, a tale of two teams headed in ostensibly opposite directions. The Alabama Crimson Tide are ranked number two in the nation – and that’s considered a disappointment by its standards – after losing a legendary game to Auburn which sunk its season last year. The WVU Mountaineers went 4-8 last season and are looking to rebound. Today’s game had a surprisingly close final score.

Home field advantage for tonight’s game went to University of Alabama, which hosted today’s game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. But it was West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett who shone the most brightly, throwing for more than three hundred yards and a touchdown score, overshadowing the debut of Alabama QB Blake Sims.

But in the end the Alabama Crimson Tide was the winner over West Virginia by a final score of 33-23.

Ohio State vs Navy football game today: score schedule winner


Ohio State opened its season on the road at Navy in one of the more intriguing matchups on the college football schedule today. OSU is ranked number five in the nation and shares a division with another top ten ranked team, but faced an unusual early test today by traveling to Annapolis and facing a partisan crowd. Navy is looking improve upon its 9-4 record last season. The final score was closer than might have been expected.

Freshman JT Barrett saw his first action at quarterback for Ohio State, replacing the injured Braxton Miller who had led the team for the past two seasons. He threw for two touchdown scores against the Navy team.

Ohio State was the winner over Navy by a final score of 34-17.

New Orleans Saints vs Baltimore Ravens game: score, schedule


The Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints headed into their final game tonight of the NFL preseason football game, turning to their backups to make final roster determinations before the 2014 regular season begins. The Saints got a strong performance from their #2 quarterback and a mediocre one from their #3 QB, while the Ravens saw middling performances from both backups, but the final score didn’t reflect as much.

Luke McCown played only brief for New Orleans, going 4 for 4 with one touchdown score and assuring his status as the number two quarterback for the Saints. Ryan Griffin did nothing to challenge that notion as he went 11 for 21 with no touchdown scores. Tyrod Taylor regressed tonight going 10 for 17 with one touchdown score and one interception, and was outplayed by third stringer Keith Wenning.

The Baltimore Ravens were the winner in tonight’s game over the New Orleans Saints by a final score of 22-13. The next game on the Ravens schedule is at home against the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday afternoon, while the next game on the schedule for the Saints is at the Atlanta Falcons, also on Sunday afternoon.

Seattle Seahawks vs Oakland Raiders game: final score schedule


The Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders finished out the 2014 NFL preseason football schedule tonight in a game which saw both teams attempting to figure out their quarterback situations, albeit it vastly different situations. Four quarterbacks finished with passer ratings of over a hundred by the time the smoke cleared, in a game whose final score included more than eighty points combined and little in the way of defense.

Oakland was counting on newly acquired Matt Schaub to be its starting quarterback going forward, but he’s dealing with elbow tendonitis which has kept him out of practice. That set the stage for Matt McGloin, the holdover from last year’s Raiders squad, who had looked sharp throughout the preseason. But he was vastly outshined tonight by rookie Derek Carr, whose 11 for 14 performance with three touchdown scores may have won him the opening day starting quarterback job, at least until Schaub returns. Seattle saw strong QB play from Russell Wilson, who only stuck around long enough to attempt three passes, and backup Terrelle Pryor, who may have won the backup job over Tarvaris Jackson tonight.

The Oakland Raiders were the winner of tonight’s game over the Seattle Seahawks by a final score of 41-31. The next game on the Raiders schedule is at the New York Jets next Sunday afternoon, while the next game on the schedule for the Seahawks is at home against the Green Bay Packers next Thursday night.