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The Sports Report

By Caela

The 2013-14 NFL Season Begins!

The NFL season is finally here, it has been a long summer but it will be worth the wait. There has been quite a bit of changes in the NFL this summer. Brian Urlacher retired from a 13 year career with the Chicago Bears. Tim Tebow is now a New England Patriot as a backup quarterback. He is still under a lot of scrutiny for not being as good of a quarterback as he was in college. Colin Keapernick is looking for redemption from last year’s Super Bowl loss. The Baltimore Ravens are looking to have a good season off their Super Bowl win. Their defense is also looking to prove themselves because Ray Lewis has retired from a 17 year career playing for the Baltimore Ravens. Here are some rookies to be looking out for: Eddie Lacy will play running back for the Green Bay Packers. Kyle Long a right guard and Jon Bostic a middle linebacker, both will play for the Chicago Bears. Cordarrelle Patterson a wide receiver and Sharrif Floyd a defensive tackle, both will play for the Minnesota Vikings. Tyrann Mathieu, a defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals. Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short, both will be defensive tackles for the Carolina Panthers. Kenbrell Thompkins a wide receiver and Zach Sudfeld a tight end, both will play for the New England Patriots. Alec Ogletree, a linebacker for the St. Louis Rams. Damontre Moore, a defensive end for the New York Giants. Christine Michael, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks and Brice Butler, a wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders. One of the biggest changes this season is that Faith Hill will no longer be doing the Sunday Night Game song anymore. It will now be her fellow country star Carrie Underwood. The first game of the season is on Thursday September 5 at 8:30 PM ET. The game is between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. There will be 13 games on Sunday September 8; the Sunday Night game is between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. There will be two games on Monday September 9; the first game is at 7:10 PM ET between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins. The second game is at 10:20 PM ET between the Houston Texans and the San Diego Chargers. Good luck to all the teams in the upcoming season and the reigning champs the Baltimore Ravens on defending their title.

The 2013 PGA Championship

This years’ PGA Championship was from August 8 to 11, at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York. This years’ PGA Championship winner was Jason Dufner. Here are some things about Jason Dufner: He was born in Cleveland, OH on March 24 in 1977. His full name is Jason Christopher Dufner, he is 36 years old. He started playing golf when he was 14 years old in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He played golf for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in his sophomore, junior and senior years. Then he went to Auburn University; while attending Auburn he won three times in his college career and in 1997 he was an Honorable Mention All-American. In 2000 he graduated for Auburn with a degree in Economics and later that year he turned pro. He has five professional wins, two on the Web.com Tour and 3 on the PGA Tour. The two tournaments he won on the Web.com Tour were the 2001 BUY.com Wichita Open by three strokes and the 2006 LaSalle Bank Open by one stroke. The three tournaments he won on the PGA Tour were the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans he won in a playoff over Ernie Els; two weeks later he won the 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship by one stroke over Dicky Pride, and his third win was the 2013 PGA Championship by two strokes over Jim Furyk to win his first Major. He got married to his longtime girlfriend Amanda Boyd on May 5, 2012 in between his first two PGA Tour wins. Here are his best finishes in all four Majors: his best finish in the Master was a tie for 20th place in the 2013 Masters; his best finish in the U.S. Open was a tie for 4th in the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Opens; his best finish in the Open Championship was a tie for 26th in the 2013 Open Championship; and in the PGA Championship he lost in a playoff to Keegan Bradley in 2011 and won the 2013 PGA Championship. We are going to follow Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk, Henrik Stenson, Tiger Woods, and reigning champ Rory McIlroy.
First Round: In the first round Jason Dufner shot 68 2-under par, Jim Furyk shot 65 5-under par, Henrik Stenson shot 68 2-under par, Tiger Woods shot 71 1-over par, and Rory McIlroy shot a 69 1-under par.
Second Round: In the second round Jason Dufner shot a 63 7-under par for a total 9-under par at the half way mark of the tournament this 63 also put Jason in a very special category he joined 26 other player that shot a round of 63 in a major. Jim Furyk shot 68 2- under par for a total of 7-under par at the half way mark of the tournament, Henrik Stenson shot 66 4-under par for a total of 6-under par at the half way mark of the tournament, Tiger Woods shot 70 even par to stay at 1-over par at the half way mark of the tournament, and Rory McIlroy shot 71 1-over par for a total of even par at the half way mark of the tournament.
Third Round: In the third round Jason Dufner shot 71 1-over par for a total of 8-under par at the end of the third round, Jim Furyk shot a 68 2-under par for a total of 9-under par at the end of the third round, Henrik Stenson shot a 69 1-under par for a total of 7-under par at the end of the third round, Tiger Woods shot a 73 3-over par for a total of 4-over par at the end of the third round, and Rory McIlroy shot a 67 3-under par for a total of 3-under par at the end of the third round.
Fourth Round: In the fourth round Jason Dufner shot a 68 2-under par for a total of 10-under par to win the PGA Championship. Jim Furyk shot a 71 1-over par for a total of 8-under par to finish the tournament in second place. Henrik Stenson shot a 70 even par for a total of 7-under par to finish the tournament. Tiger Woods shot a 70 even par for a total of 4-over par to finish the tournament. Rory McIlroy shot a 70 even par for a total of 3-under par to finish the tournament. Congrats to Jason Dufner on an amazing win. Hope you and your wife are enjoying your first year of marriage. Good luck next year in the Majors and good luck in the Fedex Playoffs this season.

Sport Events in September

MLB: There will be 404 baseball games in the month of September.
NFL: There will be 63 football games in the month of September.
Men’s Tennis: The US Open is from Aug 26 to Sep 9. The ATP Tour Open de Moselle and the ATP Tour St. Petersburg Open are for Sep 16 to Sep 22. The ATP PTT Thailand Open and the ATP Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur is from Sep 23 to Sep 29. The ATP Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championship and the ATP China Open are from Sep 30 to Oct 6.
Women’s Tennis: The US Open is from Aug 26 to Sep 9. The WTA Tour Bell Challenge is from Sep 9 to Sep 15. The WTA tour Tashkent Open is from Sep 9 to Sep 14. The WTA GRC Bank Guangzhou International Women’s Open is from Sep 16 to Sep 21. The WTA Korea KCB Open is from Sep 16 to Sep 22. The WTA Tour Toray Pan Pacific Open is from Sep 23 to Sep 28. The WTA Tour China Open is from Sep 28 to Oct 6.
PGA Golf Tour: The Deutsche Bank Championship is from Aug 30 to Sep 2. The BMW Championship Sep 12 to Sep 15. The Tour Championship by Coca-Cola is from Sep 19 to Sep 22.
European Golf Tour: The ISPS Handa Wales Open is from Aug 29 to Sep 1. The Omega European Masters is from Sep 5 to Sep 8. The KLM Open is from Sep 12 to Sep 15. The 70 Open d’Italia is from Sep 19 to Sep 22. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is from Sep 26 to Sep 29.
Ladies PGA Golf Tour: The Portland Classic presented by Safeway is from Aug 29 to Sep 1. The Evian Masters is from Sep 12 to Sep 15.

Caela’s byline: I am the oldest of six children. I am a Christian. I love watching movies, playing on my computer, and I love watching sports. I want to go to Syracuse University, and eventually become a sports journalist. My favorite sports are hockey, football (soccer), and golf.

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