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Top 20 PGA Tour member schedules

Top 20 PGA Tour member schedules

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) A look at the PGA Tour events that attracted the most players from the top 20 PGA Tour members in the world ranking published this week, excluding the majors, the World Golf Championships and the FedEx Cup playoff events.:

Memorial (14) - Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson.

Northern Trust Open (12) - Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia.

Bay Hill (11) - Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Nick Watney, Graeme McDowell, Sergio Garcia.

Transitions Championship (9) - Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Louis Oosthuizen, Nick Watney, Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia.

Zurich Classic (9) - Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney, Graeme McDowell.

Phoenix Open (9) - Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson.

Greenbrier (8) - Tiger Woods, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson.

Farmers Insurance Open (7) - Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson.

Honda Classic (7) - Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell.

Wells Fargo Championship (7) - Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Webb Simpson, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney.

Byron Nelson (6) - Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, Louis Oosthuizen, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar.

Houston Open (6) - Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell.

Travelers Championship (6) - Webb Simpson, Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar.

RBC Heritage (5) - Luke Donald, Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar.

Tournament of Champions (5) - Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney.

Humana Challenge (5) - Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson.

Pebble Beach (5) - Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson.

Colonial (5) - Jason Dufner, Louis Oosthuizen, Nick Watney, Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia.

Sony Open (4) - Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley.

AT&T National (4) - Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson.

Wyndham Championship (4) - Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Sergio Garcia.

St. Jude Classic (3) - Rory McIlroy McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Dustin Johnson.

Canadian Open (2) - Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar.

John Deere (2) - Steve Stricker, Nick Watney.

Texas Open (1) - Matt Kuchar.

Las Vegas (1) - Nick Watney.

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For a January game, Wizards vs. Pistons has plenty of playoff implications

For a January game, Wizards vs. Pistons has plenty of playoff implications

Winners of six of their last nine games, the Washington Wizards have breathed new life into their season, now with revitalized hopes of making the playoffs. On Monday, they will get a shot at one of the teams standing in their way.

With a 2 p.m. tip-off on NBC Sports Washington, the Wizards host the Detroit Pistons in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee. The Wizards are 10th in the Eastern Conference and the Pistons are ninth.

With a win over the Pistons, the Wizards would move into a tie for ninth, just one spot out of the playoff picture. Though more than two months remain in the regular season, the Wizards can gain some valuable ground.

Whether that is on their mind going into the match-up depends on whom you ask.

"It's definitely too early to talk about it," head coach Scott Brooks said.

"I think there are some very important games [coming up] where we go head-to-head against the guys who are around us in the standings," guard Tomas Satoransky said, singing a different tune.

Satoransky doesn't just see an opportunity against the Pistons on Monday, he mentioned Friday's game against the Magic as well. Orlando is one spot behind the Wizards in 11th.

The standings are one thing. Even more important for the big picture is head-to-head records, which determine tiebreakers for playoff seeding. The Wizards are 0-1 against the Pistons, having lost in Detroit on Dec. 26. 

A win on Monday would tie the season series with only one meeting left, on Feb. 11. If the Pistons win on Monday, they would lock up the tiebreaker.

The Wizards have reasons to be confident going into this meeting with the Pistons. While they are playing their best basketball of the season, Detroit has been in a tailspin. Going back to Dec. 3, they are 7-18. Only the Cavaliers have more losses during that stretch.

In those 25 games, the Pistons have been 28th in the NBA in offensive rating (103.6) and effective field goal percentage (49.6). They have committed the third-most turnovers per game (15.6).

Injuries haven't been the reason, but the Pistons have a few to report entering Monday's game. All-Star center Andre Drummond missed their last game on Saturday with a concussion and is considered day-to-day. Guard Ish Smith is also day-to-day after missing Saturday's game with a groin injury.

The Wizards have a chance to beat a reeling team and gain some control of their playoff hopes. We'll see if they take advantage.

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That time Antonio Brown and Kyler Murray practiced together

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That time Antonio Brown and Kyler Murray practiced together

Thanks to Antonio Brown, we have the hopes and dreams of a splashy off-season for the Washington Redskins in one tidy four-second video.

Brown, the NFL’s best receiver, is angling for a trade out of Pittsburgh.

Kyler Murray is the reigning Heisman Trophy quarterback and a projected 2019 first round pick.

During the NFC Championship game, the Steelers wide receiver tweeted out a clip of him hauling in a deep pass from the University of Oklahoma product. Yes, that’s going to draw some eyeballs, perhaps especially from fans of a team with quarterback uncertainty and lacking offensive playmakers.

Another OU standout, wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown”, joined his cousin Antonio and Murray for the workout. This isn’t the first time all three shared a field.

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Marquise Brown, a true speed threat, could become the first wide receiver selected in the 2019 draft.

There’s no way for the Redskins to land all three. Even two seems highly unlikely considering the two prospects are projected first-round selections and acquiring Brown would cost a No. 1 and plenty more. It’s still cool to dream. Considering the quarterback concerns with Alex Smith, Jamison Crowder entering free agency and the need for more pieces regardless, even landing one of them would work.

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