Day One of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational was a successful one for American William McGirt, who shot a 64 in the first round.
McGirt spoke with the media Thursday after his round to talk about his solid start.
"It was a good solid day all around," he said. "Drove it pretty well with the exception of the tee shot on 18."
William knows a little bit about this tournament and some of the past winners, Even though it's early, it's a list he'd love to be on.
The North Carolina native won the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio in early June.
When asked if there's any similarites between Firestone and Muirfield Village in Dublin, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus, McGirt said he likes both of the courses, which are more traditional in nature.
McGirt has a three stroke lead over three players including Jason Day, who is the world's number one golfer.
Bettis was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
As far as his own golf game, Bettis said he enjoys hitting the course whenever he can.
It's coming. The snap of the ball, the crack of the pads, and the roar of the crowd. College football season is just around the corner and the nation's top teams are looking to get into the College Football Playoff and capture a national championship.
College Football insider Phil Steele, owner of Phil Steele Publications joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the upcoming season and some of the top teams heading into the 2016-17 season.
Phil said that despite losing some top-tier talent, the Ohio State Buckeyes will be strong once again, and the Big 10 will continue to be competitive, including the Nebraska Cornhuskers, under the direction of second-year head coach Mike Riley.
For the full interview with Phil, click here.
Kevin Durant. Al Horford. Dwight Howard. Those are some of the biggest names on the free agency circuit this summer, and for a lot of teams, those three gentlemen, plus a few more names could help organizations on the cusp of getting back to a title.
Eric Pincus Senior NBA writer from Basketball Insiders joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk about some of the big names out there, and where they could be potentially playing ball next season.
When it comes to Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, he says the best fit for him is staying in OKC, even though there's plenty of suitors for him.
"I think he's going to stick around one more year, see what Russell Westbrook is going to do, and then he'll make a decision to either stay long term or go somewhere else."
The Cleveland Indians are red hot as they look to sweep Atlanta and continue their winning streak, which currently stands at 11 games.
A titan in the coaching world passed away this morning, leaving a legacy of winning, touching lives, and making other people better.
Pat Summitt, the longtime coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers women's basketball team died this morning at the age of 64 after battling early onset dementia.
One of her former players, Vonda Ward joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about Summitt as a coach, mentor, and mother figure to numerous people throughout her remarkable life.
"It's hearbreaking," she said. "It (the disease) just takes a person's mind and they're not there anymore."
Vonda played at Tennessee from 1991-1995. As a highly recruited player in high school, she distinctly remembered Pat Summitt walking through the door as a high school senior.
"She had a way of commanding respect, but was the most caring person, you had the utmost respect for her."
Summitt won eight national titles as the coach of the Lady Vols and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
For the full interview with Vonda, click here.
The Canton McKinley Bulldogs are moving at a fast pace this offseason with the new practice fields, the newly renovated Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, and a new camp set to kick off
Dan Reardon, the head coach of the Bulldogs joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the camp and some of the big things that are happening with the Pups as of late.
"We are starting our camp tomorrow morning, it runs from 9 until 12:30 both Wednesday and Thursday," Reardon said. "It's our second annual camp and we'll have our players working the camp, as well as some former players and coaches with McKinley ties."
Last year 150 kids came to the camp, and Reardon expects more to join the fun the next two days.
For the full interview with Sam and Coach Reardon, including the football camp this summer, click here.
As the city begins to ready itself for the celebration of LeBron James bringing a title to Northeast Ohio, there's plenty of excitement in the air.
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan came on the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about how people can be a part of the celebration down at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron.
Mayor Horrigan says it'll be a historic event for the people of Akron and beyond to celebrate not only a championship, but a champion.
"There's been a lot of planning the last few days to get this event together," Mayor Horrigan said. "It's going to be a chance for people to celebrate with our hometown hero."
The event including parking is free. For live coverage of the event, listen to 1590 WAKR, WAKR.net, and check our Facebook and Twitter pages as well.
Raw emotion. Chills. Relief. A sense that we as a region have arrived.
All of those feelings were felt after the Cavaliers won the World Championship Sunday night in Oakland.
Rick Noland from the Medina Gazette joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about what he felt and some of his biggest takeaways from the night the Cavs won it all.
He said when Cavs guard J.R. Smith broke down at the podium, it gave people an insight into who he really is and not what people percieve.
"He's a really, really likeable guy, who's made some bad decisions in his life, but he's shown the ability to persevere, and it was a really nice moment for him."
For the full interview with Rick, click here.
One of the people who celebrated the win was film director and Akron native Kristopher Belman, who joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to talk about what's been going through his mind since Sunday night's triumph.
"I can't even describe how special it was," Belman said. "To see LeBron achieve that kind of success at a young age and keep grounded all the way to now has been amazing."
Belman directed "More Than A Game" which documented LeBron's run with the "Fab 5" at STVM from their AAU days as middle-schoolers to a Ohio high school and national championship in 2003.
He says this is something all fans can enjoy together.
For the full interview with Kris, click right here.
'It's all about family, it's all about community," he says.
Dave Zavac from Fear The Sword joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk about his feelings during the final minutes of Game 7 of the NBA Finals
Zavac said this was as much Northeast Ohio's victory as it was the Cavs' victory Sunday night.
For the Cleveland Cavaliers, the hard road to an NBA title has ended in celebration, and in their 46-year history, they have finally reached the top of the mountain.
Jim Donovan from Channel 3 Sports joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about how he felt last night when Kyrie Irving hit that 4th quarter shot, and how the raw emotion felt by fans all over Northeast Ohio and beyond has been one of the lasting memories from this championship run.
"When that shot (from Kyrie) went in, it was real," Donovan said. "I felt 'This is actually going to happen.'
The Cavs came back from a 3-1 series deficit to defeat the Warriors in the best-of-seven series.
For the full interview with Jimmy Donovan, click here.
After 52 years of frustration, the Cleveland Cavaliers have captured the NBA title and have
University of Akron men's basketball coach Keith Dambrot joined the Sam Bourquin Show on a Victory Monday to talk about what the win meant for Northeast Ohio.
"This win was for the whole area," Dambrot said. "I mean it was for Akron, Cleveland, all the suburbs, and I think when you're from here, you really understand it."
He said he was happy for LeBron on many levels, saying he willed his team to win, despite not having his absolute best game, but his defensive presence and smart play led to a Game 7 win.
For the full interview with Coach Dambrot, click here.
The Cavaliers are playing with a great deal of confidence, and heading into the biggest game of the year on Sunday, that could spell a championship for a city that's been longing for one the last 52 years.
ESPN Basketball Insider Chad Ford joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about LeBron's on-court and off-court leadership down this Finals stretch and how they are playing their best basketball at the right time.
"You're seeing just the perfect balance between scoring the ball and passing the ball," Ford said. "Everyone is better when he is on the floor."
Chad says the Cavs are going to need a triple-double from LeBron if they're going to get that first ever NBA Championship, but it all comes down to them just playing their game.
"If they play the same way Sunday, they did the last two games, they'll beat the Warriors," he said. "It all comes down to LeBron James."