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Ryder Cup
Tony Finau a winner with Harris English in four-ball, said, "If [Tiger Woods is ] watching, thanks for that text, brother, I think it helps us a lot.”

Tiger Woods’s text message helps inspire US team in Ryder Cup

Woods sent a group text through captain Steve Stricker, saying he was behind the US in their battle to regain the Cup.

Ryder Cup (Day 1): US 6, Europe 2
Xander Schauffele (left) and Patrick Cantlay were a formidable team, winning 5 and 3 in the morning session.

The United States had everything going in a Day 1 steamrolling of Europe at the Ryder Cup

Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele each won two matches and Bryson DeChambeau hit a drive that had everyone talking as the US powered to a 6-2 lead.

Sports Log
The New York Knicks players, coaches, and staff are100 percent vaccinated, which is a requirement to participate in home games in New York this basketball season.

Knicks in New York compliance with 100 percent vaccinated roster

Because of local coronavirus regulations in New York and San Francisco, the Knicks, Brooklyn Net,s and Golden State Warriors are required to be vaccinated unless exemptions for medical or religious reasons apply.

Lamar Jackson was back to full participation in practice after missing Thursday because of an illness.

Ravens put four defensive players on COVID-19 list

Baltimore also ruled out tackle Ronnie Stanley and defensive end Derek Wolf.

golf
Sankaty Head Lighthouse overlooks the course in 'Sconset, a village on the easternmost end of the island.

Nantucket is hosting its first USGA championship as US Mid-Amateur tees off this weekend

Sankaty Head — of which Bill Belichick is a member — and the public Miacomet Golf Course are co-hosting some of the nation's top amateur golfers.

NFL notebook
Odell Beckham Jr. made it through a full week of practice without any issues with his reconstructed knee.

Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. to return Sunday against Bears

Beckham hasn't played since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament Oct. 25 against Cincinnati.

The 17th overall pick in the 2006 MLB Draft by the Padres in 2006, Peabody's Matt Antonelli played eight seasons with the Padres, Nationals, Orioles, Yankees, and Indians.

Bishop Fenwick makes a major league hire, naming Peabody’s Matt Antonelli as baseball coach

“Matt’s reputation in the baseball community is unmatched and the Antonelli name is synonymous with excellence,” said Fenwick AD Dave Woods of the former St. John's Prep and Wake Forest standout.

Dan Shaughnessy
Tempers flared during the 2003 playoffs, when the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry was at a peak of intensity.

It’s not the glory days of Sox-Yankees 2003-04, but it’s still good, and other thoughts

Folks don't care as much about the rivalry as they did when Sox-Yankees drew SRO crowds, delivered great TV ratings, and featured true star power.