Much has been said this week about Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians publicly criticizing quarterback Tom Brady for his performance in his first game with the team. A former long-time NFL assistant coach has offered a different potential source of criticism for Bruce Arians: Bruce Arians himself. “You wanna blame somebody, blame yourself because your team was outcoached,” Rob Ryan said on Sky Sports' Inside the Huddle.
p Cole Custer, Ryan Blaney, Matt DiBenedetto and William Byron were all eliminated from the 2020 playoff field Saturday night at the Bristol short track. p Pos. Driver Team Manufacturer Points 1 ...
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow made history Thursday night, winning over most everyone who watched his team's loss to the Cleveland Browns. Not hard to see why — Burrow attempted more than 60 passes, threw three touchdowns and didn't throw an interception, literally making history. Since, all the talking heads and big names have come out and had nothing short of praise for Burrow.
LeBron was getting up some corner threes and told Waiters Jr. he would make 100 straight. When LeBron missed one, “I missed that on purpose.” “I missed that on purpose, so you'd think I'm human,” LeBron joked.
A disastrous seven-over par performance saw former Masters champion Patrick Reed tumbling from the top spot of the leaderboard on Saturday, as his hope for a U.S. Open victory all but evaporated in the third round. "Just kind of one of those days that when I hit the quality good golf shot, it still ended up in a spot on the green that I had to be really defensive, couldn't actually be aggressive with putting," said Reed (77), who had a one-shot lead headed into Saturday's action. The world number 10 drained a nine-foot birdie on the ninth hole but saw his game fall apart in a nightmarish back nine performance with six bogeys and a double bogey.
Turning left off Enes Kanter's shoulder, Boston Celtics wing Gordon Hayward emerged like a craft beer enthusiast at the end of his weekend off. With the ball spiraling on his palm, he was the Celtics' mustached offering from the basketball gods, swerving to the middle in that slow-fast way he does — fast enough to create enough space to avoid Miami Heat defender Andre Iguodala's patented swipe, deliberate enough to have exhausted all other options. When the Celtics went down 0-2 against the Heat on Thursday, Marcus Smart went on a tirade so loud it literally leaked through the locker room halls and into the ears of reporters, triggering a news cycle of questions centered around combustibility, and who exactly the Celtics would be after the wick burned all the way down to the sticks of dynamite.
The Yankees can clinch their fourth consecutive postseason berth and set a new mark for supremacy in their rivalry with Boston in the finale of a series at Fenway Park. The Bronx Bombers have also beaten Boston in 12 straight meetings, matching their best run ever in the rivalry. The Yankees also won 12 straight spanning the 1952-32 seasons while Red Sox star Ted Williams was off fighting in the Korean War.
Gordon Hayward's time in Boston has been defined by the amount of games he's missed but, on a night where the Celtics absolutely needed a win to keep alive hopes of playing on a title stage, Hayward returned to the court after a month absence and stabilized this team. Despite limited on-court work coming back from a grade III ankle sprain, Hayward logged 30 minutes, 30 seconds of floor time in Saturday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. If you simply glanced at his stat line — 6 points on 2-of-7 shooting — you might be underwhelmed and yet Hayward routinely produced key moments that helped the Celtics fend off all of Miami's charges en route to a 117-106 triumph.
Ja Morant was not the unanimous Rookie of the Year — 99 out of 100 media members voted for him, one voted for Zion Williamson. When the media votes became public Saturday, Morant got to see who the one voter who voted for someone else was: Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Crowley stood up for his vote, and everything was good between them (at least on social media).
Exclusive look inside Allegiant Stadium before Raiders' opener originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea After seeing Allegiant Stadium rise from the ground during its 31-month construction time span, Raiders fans have seen a multitude of images of the facility's exterior. With pictures of the interior limited to those of scrimmages the Raiders held in the stadium, the full scale of what the stadium has to offer has yet to be seen. Ahead of its grand debut on “Monday Night Football,” airing on both ABC and ESPN to mark the monumental occasion, the Las Vegas Review-Journal was provided a tour of the new $2 billion stadium.
I think I may have pushed my front tires a little bit too much on that final run, but this was a really good night for our team. We're chasing wins in these remaining races while also working on building a strong notebook for next year, and this is a solid step in the right direction for both of those goals. Aric Almirola – finished 5th: “We had a solid top five tonight at Bristol and we're moving on to the Round of 12 again.
Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray asked for a little respect. Charles Barkley didn't give it. Murray called out some of the “Inside the NBA” crew after the Nuggets stunned the Los Angeles Clippers and came back from a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the Western Conference finals.
Tadej Pogacar was left as shocked as fans, pundits and fellow riders after pulling off one of the biggest upsets in Tour de France annals when he claimed the overall lead by stunning odds-on favourite Primoz Roglic in Saturday's final time trial. The 21-year-old Slovenian Pogacar started the decisive day second overall, 57 seconds behind his compatriot, and it seemed unthinkable that he could achieve what he did over 36.2 km with a 5.9-km final climb at an average gradient of 8.5%. Yet Pogacar, who is set to become the youngest race winner since 1904, beat Roglic by 1:56 to open a 59-second gap ahead of Sunday's largely processional ride into Paris.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is underrated by many. But not by Russell Wilson. Asked Friday by Dan Patrick whether he thinks he's the best quarterback in the NFL, Wilson said, “Do I think I'm the best quarterback in the NFL?
Josh Donaldson has high praise for his own bizarre post-home run ejection in Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Donaldson made that clear in a video call prior to Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs. When asked about the moments leading up to and following his ejection by home plate umpire Dan Bellino, Donaldson says he's happy about how he handled the situation, but is frustrated there's “no accountability” when incorrect calls are made.
How is LeBron James not the NBA's most valuable player? When the NBA announced its 2019-20 MVP award Friday, it was clear that voters had dribbled common sense off their feet, thrown fairness into the seats, and just plain bricked it. The winner for a second straight year in a landslide was Milwaukee's stat machine Giannis Antetokounmpo, and this columnist isn't the only one whose jaw dropped.
In his return to the Lakers' rotation, Dwight Howard made the Denver Nuggets pay in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series. “I'm considering that,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. Howard started two games this season, both of which came during a pre-pandemic road trip when starting center JaVale McGee was hurt.
The Indianapolis Colts (0-1) and Minnesota Vikings are preparing for a crucial battle on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium as both teams are trying to bounce back from a season-opening loss. Vegas has given their input making the Colts home favorites while the experts around the league are split on who to pick in the Week 2 matchup. Here's how the Colts Wire staff sees the Sunday matchup shaking out: This is a really tough matchup to predict.
Southampton – Tottenham: Heung-min Son and Harry Kane beat Southampton by four on Sunday at St. Mary's. Okay, okay — Kane's goal and four assists to Son joined some early goalkeeping heroics from Hugo Lloris to do the thing for Tottenham Hotspur and give Jose Mourinho a 5-2 win over Saints. Danny Ings opened the scoring and completed it with a 90th-minute penalty to account for both of Southampton's goals.