NFL Capsule: Buccaneers at Vikings

NFL Capsule: Buccaneers at Vikings


Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 3-2-1; Minnesota 4-3

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 31-21

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 26; Vikings No. 10

LAST MEETING - Buccaneers beat Vikings 24-20, Sept. 18, 2011

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers lost to Saints 35-28; Vikings beat Cardinals 21-14





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Buccaneers have won five in row and seven of last nine games in series. Vikings last won at home in 2001, when Buccaneers were still in their division, former NFC Central. Last year, Vikings blew 17-0 halftime lead and lost when LeGarrette Blount's second TD run of game put Bucs up with 31 seconds left. ... Bucs 17-22 in night games, including 3-13 on road. Vikings 1-10 in last 11 prime-time kickoffs, but none were played at Metrodome, now Mall of America Field. They've won three of last four night games at dome. But they've lost 22 of last 31 night games overall, dating to Nov. 25, 2001. ... Bucs haven't recorded sack since September, with bye week and no QB takedowns behind line of scrimmage in either of last two games. ... Ronde Barber leads Bucs with three interceptions at age 37. Antoine Winfield leads Vikings with two interceptions at age 35. ... Bucs QB Josh Freeman has three TD passes in each of last two games after throwing only five over first four games. WR Vincent Jackson has 22 catches, three for TDs, and 282 yards over last two games. ... Bucs RB Doug Martin second among NFL rookies with 408 yards rushing, behind Washington's Alfred Morris. ... After going first four games without interception, Vikings QB Christian Ponder has been picked off six times in last three games. ... DE Jared Allen has six sacks in last five games, and Vikings have 15 in last four games. ... RB Adrian Peterson, most recent NFC Offensive Player of the Week, is 7 yards behind Houston's Arian Foster for the NFL rushing lead. His longest carry is 34 yards.


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Francesco Molinari wins Open Championship for first career major title


Francesco Molinari wins Open Championship for first career major title

It was only a mere three weeks ago that Francesco Molinari closed with a final round 62 en route to a dominant eight-shot victory at the 2018 Quicken Loans National. 

On Sunday, his eight-under total was good enough for a two-shot win over Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

The 35-year-old played his final round alongside Tiger Woods, who shot a 5-under-par 66 in Saturday's third round that left him at 5 under through 54 holes and four shots back of the leaders. His 66 was his first weekend round in the 60s in the Open since 2007.

The 14-time major winner had to settle for a closing round of 71 on Sunday. It was his first Open since missing the cut at St. Andrews in 2015.

Molinari continues to be one of the world's hottest golfers, notching his third win in the last five starts. 

Some of golf's best weighed in on Sunday: 

When it was all said and done, on a day that featured difficult Carnoustie wind conditions, Francesco Molinari emerged victorious hoisting the Claret Jug. 

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Nationals trade Brian Goodwin to Kansas City Royals

Nationals trade Brian Goodwin to Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -- Outfielder Brian Goodwin has been acquired by the Kansas City Royals from the Washington Nationals for minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan.

The 27-year-old Goodwin hit .200 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 48 games for the Nationals this season. He bruised his left wrist diving for a ball and did not play from April 15 until May 15, when he had two at-bats. He went back on the disabled list, returned June 1 and is hitting .171 (7 for 41) since.

Condra-Bogan, 23, went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 16 relief outings with Lexington of the South Atlantic League and one appearance with Wilmington of the Carolina League, also Class A.

The trade was announced Sunday.