A group called One Million Moms for Gun Control walked over the Brooklyn Bridge Monday to show support for ending gun violence. Over three-hundred people joined organizers to draw attention to the issue. (Jan. 21)
Gold medalist Aly Raisman managed to score a date with an NFL star over Twitter. After a proposition by Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, Raisman agreed to a double date with fellow Olympian Shawn Johnson and her husband Andrew East, who also plays for the Raiders.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league. Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence’s Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft. Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.
An ebullient President Obama took to Twitter to congratulate Team USA as the 2016 Rio Olympics came to a close on Sunday night. The president called out one athlete in particular. 19-year-old gymnast Simone Biles got the mention as he applauded her for carrying that "flag high," during the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. Biles dominated women's gymnastics at the Rio Games, her Olympic debut. She scored a total of four gold medals, becoming the first American gymnast to accomplish that feat and one of only four women to do so in Olympic history. Biles responded to the president's Tweet with her trademark enthusiasm. Even as the Rio Olympics wrapped up on Sunday, Biles wasn't through making
Yahoo Sports presents a quick recap of the evening's top stories including, NFL teams contacting Josh Gordon, Tim Tebow will work out for MLB teams and Ronda Rousey continues her time off from the UFC.
The protracted summer romance between Jimmy Vesey and more than half a dozen teams around the league is over, and it’s not easy to figure out why the winner won. Having enough interest to actually get Vesey? Having a spot to give Vesey to make him think that’s the destination?
Kevin Harvick says that what Bristol Motor Speedway did to its track surface to create two lanes of racing should be done at other tracks. Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, said Monday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that what Bristol did is “certainly not the last you’ve seen of that.’’ Bristol treated its lower groove with a substance similar to what is used on the starting area in drag racing to help tires gain grip. NASCAR said resin was then put on the track after Wednesday’s Camping World Truck Series race and Friday’s Xfinity Series race. Previously, running the lower groove at Bristol proved slower than the top groove. With the additional
With that said, we just can’t think of another way to describe this beautiful slider from Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller. Allow us to set the scene: With the Indians up by one run in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics, the club turned to Miller to close things out. It was pretty evident Miller had his good stuff during the outing, striking out the first two hitters he faced on just seven pitches.
It has taken a while for Brittany Force to get the hang of driving a Top Fuel car, but now that she has, she is a force, pun intended, at every NHRA event. Seven cars are qualified, but the final spot depends on fan votes.
Last week, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced an increased reimbursement package for fans who traveled to Canton, Ohio to see the Hall of Fame game, only to have it canceled due to field conditions. Attorney Michael Avenatti, who has hinted at filing a claim that the Hall and the NFL defrauded fans, believes he’s found a smoking gun, so to speak, that the league and Hall officials knew the game wouldn’t be played but let the thousands of fans into the stadium anyway. Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee recorded a podcast the day after the game was supposed to be held, and said, among other things, that “There was a big ‘no tweeting’ policy, like nobody’s allowed to say (expletive)” among instructions given to teams after they were told of the cancellation.
Over the weekend I saw a Yankees writer compare Yankees rookies Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez to the “Core Four” Yankees, Jeter/Rivera/Posada/Pettitte. That’s totally reasonable for a couple of guys who have played fewer than 30 games combined. Nope, no one in New York overhypes anything. Still, hard not to notice that they’re off to nice starts. Particularly Sanchez. The Yankees new catcher is hotter than all get-out to start his major league career, batting .385/.429/.831 with eight homers and 15 RBI in his first 17 games. Last night against the Mariners he hit two bombs. Earlier in the day he was named the American League Player of the Week. That’s pretty darn spiffy. Judge is not slouching
Simone Biles had a busy 2016 Summer Olympics, winning four gold medals and one bronze – and even leading Team U.S.A. as the flag-bearer at the very rainy closing ceremonies on Sunday. The 22-year-old women's gymnastics captain caught Biles snoozing on the plane Monday night, teasing her pal in a sweet Instagram post. Miss @simonebiles fell asleep before we took off.
After leading the Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA title, LeBron James deplane in Cleveland wearing an Ultimate Warrior shirt. What a perfect way to celebrate overcoming a 3-1 Finals deficit to top the 73-9 Warriors. But LeBron says it wasn’t directed at Golden State. LeBron, in a Q&A with Alyson Shontell of Business Insider: Shontell: You were wearing an Ultimate Warrior shirt when you got off the plane. People loved that — well, or hated it. Be honest: Did you pack that before you won game seven? How’d you wind up wearing that shirt? WATCH: The story behind the Ultimate Warrior T-shirt James: Well, it’s funny because my wife bought [it earlier]. She asked me who my favorite wrestlers of all time were,
By punching and bulldozing their way onto the scene just a few short years after their acceptance into the league, the Flyers earned their nickname and thrived on the fear that they put into the hearts and minds of their opponents in the old days. It took them six games to take down the Buffalo Sabres and successfully defend their title in 1975, but it was a Game 3 overtime loss that stands alone in its level of weird. During a stoppage in the first period at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, the Flyers and Sabres were joined by an unruly fan that was apparently unhappy with its upper level seating and decided to get a closer look at the action.
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant told CNBC on Monday he'd rather be remembered for his role in jump-starting tech companies than his skills on the court. Bryant has been investing alongside entrepreneur and former Web.com CEO Jeff Stibel for a number of years, but the pair made their partnership a more formal affair on Monday by announcing they are launching a $100 million investment fund called Bryant Stibel. "Playing basketball, the focus is always on winning.
The newly-named EFL Cup has already had one round of action but now the 13 Premier League teams arrive in the midweek knockout competition between all 92 of England’s professional teams. With 21 games on Tuesday and four on Wednesday we will see PL clubs go up against minnows from the lower leagues as managers shuffle their lineup and give squad players a game. [ LIVE: Follow League Cup scores here ] Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton all enter at this stage with Antonio Conte‘s Blues hosting League One Bristol Rovers, Jurgen Klopp‘s boys heading to Championship side Burton Albion and Everton hosting League Two Yeovil Town. There are so many potential banana skins for PL clubs playing away from
In fact, he said Monday that he didn't even give Olympic golf a chance to win him over -- he refused to watch it at all. "I didn't watch golf. I'd rather watch the sports that should be in the Olympics," he said. "I'd rather watch the athletes who train for four years for that one week. Johnson was not happy with the way the Olympics affected the pros' schedule this summer and said he might support Olympic golf if amateurs played and if the tournament existed in a team format.
If you stayed home from work to watch the ABC Supply Pocono 500 – or, as it was referred to on TV, just the Pocono 500, as apparently ABC Supply didn’t ante up enough to the TV network to get a shout-out from the commentators – you saw a pretty good race with an almost-surprise ending. There were also tributes to Bryan Clauson, three-time Indy 500 starter who was killed in a midget car crash several weeks ago.
Quarterback play can make or break a team — especially one with its sights set on a conference or national title. Some coaches have already named their No. 1 QB with the season still a few weeks away. Browne, a redshirt junior, edged out promising redshirt freshman Sam Darnold to officially earn USC’s starting role.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are already the most injured team in the history of baseball. The Dodgers have had a such a bad run with injuries this season that apparently their players aren’t safe anywhere. Josh Reddick hurt his finger when his hand got caught in a door last night while ordering room service.
With the continuing caveat that it is really weird and likely as uncomfortable as hell for all of those involved for this to be playing out so publicly, here is the latest news on the Doc Gooden/Daryl Strawberry/possible cocaine relapse story. From the Daily News: Dwight (Doc) Gooden is insisting publicly that he doesn’t have a drug problem, yet more and more people want to help him — none more significant than the Yankees, who have reached out to say they’ll pay for any treatment he would consider getting. That’s admirable of the Yankees, as is their refusal to comment on it further (the Daily News got this info from Strawberry). The Yankees, of course, gave both Strawberry and Gooden second
Jimmy Garoppolo is in the quarterback meeting room with Tom Brady just every day, and if anyone on the team knew why the New England Patriots star was missing on Sunday and Monday, it would probably be Garoppolo. “Your guess is as good as mine,” Garoppolo told WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan with Minihane,” via NESN. Garoppolo’s “game day” reference was about last week’s preseason game, when he assumed Brady would start, but then Brady was suddenly scratched after cutting his thumb with scissors.
Luis Escobar was just looking for a fun idea to change up practice for his cross country summer program. So he took 14 high school runners from St. Joseph High in Santa Maria, CA to the local animal shelter, where his friend is the outreach director, and paired them with 13 dogs. “When I first presented the idea there were a lot of eye rolls,” he said. After all, it is a group of high schoolers. The group got a bit more excited when they were told the run would count as part of their community service requirement that everyone at their high school has to fulfill. Then once the students saw the dogs, Escobar said, they immediately became just a bit more enthusiastic. “I wasn’t sure who was more
LONG POND, Pa. – A three-car incident in the pit lane during today’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway was very scary, but fortunately ended with no injuries. On Lap 64, Alexander Rossi’s No. 98 Castrol Edge/Curb Honda was released into the path and the “slow lane” (inside lane), into the path of Charlie Kimball, whose No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet was entering from the “fast lane” (outside lane) into his pit stall. Contact occurred between the two of them and sent Rossi’s car airborne, on top of another innocent bystander, Helio Castroneves in his No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. Rossi’s car actually mounted Castroneves’ car over the cockpit area, then went over and came to a rest on the ground.
Jurgen Klopp is pretty fed up with the constant speculation around transfers in and out of Liverpool. The German coach saw his side lose 2-0 at Burnley on Saturday in the biggest shock of the embryonic 2016-17 Premier League season and Following that defeat at Turf Moor the German coach stated that he would not “be a real idiot” and splash the cash on panic buys between now and Aug. 31 just because Liverpool have now conceded five times in their opening two games of the season. Speaking to reporters on Monday at Melwood ahead of Liverpool’s game against Burton Albion on Tuesday in the second round of the League Cup, Klopp went on a bit of a rant about the media’s obsession with the transfer window