The San Francisco Giants released veteran right-hander Jeff Samardzija on Saturday, a day after he returned from a lengthy shoulder injury and rehab. Samardzija, an 11-game winner in 2019, was designated for assignment and placed on unconditional release waivers days before his contract was to expire. The 35-year-old pitcher signed a $90 million, five-year contract with San Francisco in December 2015, but spent much of his Giants tenure sidelined by injuries.
Brandon Woodruff allowed two hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Saturday night. Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the third time the Brewers have hit consecutive homers this season. ''We have to win, and I think in the back of everybody's mind we knew that, but I think the most important thing with these type games is you just go about your day the same as you've done for 12 other starts,'' Woodruff said.
DJ LeMahieu is on the verge of a first in more than a century of Major League Baseball: the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both the American and National Leagues. Luke Voit is about to become a more common name atop the leaderboards but part of an illustrious list, joining Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Alex Rodriguez as New York Yankees to top the majors in home runs. I've always admired the Babe,'' Voit said after the Yankees woke up from their latest slump to beat the Miami Marlins 11-4 Saturday and kept their hold on the AL's No.
Kansas City Chiefs' QB Patrick Mahomes has a date with Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens Monday. The doesn't mean the Super Bowl MVP was totally locked in on the Chiefs' third game of the season/ He was busy on Twitter Saturday, watching the performance of his Texas Tech Red Raiders as they were tackling Texas. The Red Raiders were up 56-41 before the Longhorns scored to make it 56-58 with two minutes left.
Likely the main reason for Washington's decision to change its name to the Washington Football Team this past summer has finally come to light. According to a post from The New York Times, team owner Dan Snyder deferred paying annual dividends to three shareholders who collectively hold 40 percent of the franchise, leading to a “bitter boardroom brawl” that prompted a legal firestorm, a fight over the club's name and mudslinging among former friends. At the center of the legal fight were Snyder, as well as minority owners Fred Smith, Dwight Schar, and Robert Rothmann.
It was basketball that helped him to persevere, and he eventually spent eight seasons in the NBA as a valued contributor to five different teams. However, try as he may to outrun his demons, his self-destructive behavior and continued legal issues led to his eventual exile from the one thing that brought him both purpose and salvation: basketball. So with his playing career in the rear-view, the now 37-year-old who once made headlines for knocking down baseline three-pointers and showcasing exemplary defense, now only makes the news for all the wrong reasons.
A recent aerial photo of Augusta National Golf Club makes it easy to get nervous when you start thinking about the first-ever November Masters, and how it's just a handful of weeks away. The 84th edition of the grand tournament, which was supposed to be played in its traditional April slot, was re-scheduled for Nov. 9-15. But the shot, which made the rounds on social media, is simply the famous golf course's traditional September look.
Continue to ride the hot hand against the Vikings, whose defense was ravaged by injuries in Week 2…Mitchell Trubisky isn't a name that jumps out as a fantasy asset, but he's going up against a Falcons defense that's allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in the league through the first two weeks…The Buccaneers' offense will finally have both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin suiting up in the same game, just in time for a matchup against a Broncos team that will have trouble controlling the ball down so many offensive skill players. Sit 'em Deshaun Watson, HOU (at PIT) Carson Wentz, PHI (vs. CIN) Matthew Stafford, DET (at ARI) Nope, that's not a typo.
The appeal of the trade was easy: Add a second-round pick by taking on an expiring contract. Steve Yzerman has made it a focus of the Detroit Red Wings' rebuild to add draft picks since taking over as general manager in April 2019. He acquired one from the New York Rangers on Saturday, in addition to veteran defenseman Marc Staal.
LeBron James can reach a 10th NBA Finals, done by only three greats of the game. The Lakers have ended both their series thus far in five games. No team had ever erased two 3-1 deficits in one postseason and now the Nuggets need to do it a third time.
Rumor of D'Antoni luring Harden to Sixers sounds familiar originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington A high profile head coach is available and there is speculation a former Oklahoma City Thunder star could follow him where he goes. The rumor, which involves James Harden and Mike D'Antoni and originates from NBC Sports Philadelphia, may sound familiar to Wizards fans. The same connection was drawn back in 2016 when they hired Scott Brooks.
West Virginia called for delay of game after ref… delays game originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington West Virginia's offense was flagged for a delay of game penalty Saturday against Oklahoma State after an official held up the Mountaineers from snapping the ball in time. A late substitution by WVU forced the refs to halt the offense from playing until Oklahoma State had a chance to make a corresponding move. The call didn't end up playing a role in the game's outcome, as the Cowboys scored on the ensuing drive to ice the game and hand West Virginia its first loss of the year.
Iowa State's Brock Purdy made one of the worst plays you'll ever see a quarterback make. With his team leading TCU 16-7 early in the third quarter, Purdy felt heavy pressure in his face. Instead of taking the sack for about a 12-yard loss, Purdy chucked the ball indiscriminately as he was being brought to the turf.
Tatum tops LeBron, Magic, Kareem with this ridiculous playoff stat originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston If you've been hesitant to call Jayson Tatum a superstar, you may have a change of heart after seeing what he accomplished Friday night. Tatum dropped 31 points while bringing down 10 rebounds and dishing six assists to lead the Celtics to a 121-108 win in a do-or-die Game 5. It was the 22-year-old's fifth playoff performance with at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.
Coming off a surprisingly sound win over the New Orleans Saints on "Monday Night Football," the Raiders are looking to get off to a 3-0 start in the franchise's inaugural season in Las Vegas. Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who likely will be diligent about wearing his mask after earning a six-figure fine for himself and the organization for not following the league's mask protocols, will coach the Silver and Black in Foxborough for the first time since the infamous "Tuck Rule" game during the 2001 NFL Playoffs.
Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter, and No. 4 Georgia rallied to beat Arkansas 37-10 on Saturday in the season opener for each school. Bennett replaced D'Wan Mathis in the second quarter and finished 20 for 29 for 211 yards. Bennett put the Bulldogs ahead to stay when he tossed a 19-yard touchdown pass to George Pickens and ran in the 2-point conversion to make it 13-10 with 6 minutes left in the third.
Packers receiver Davante Adams is officially doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints, with a hamstring injury. Although he wasn't downgraded to out (which means, as the team has confirmed, he made the trip to New Orleans), the Packers have promoted a receiver from the practice squad. Darrius Shepherd joins the roster for Sunday night's game against the Saints.
Jermall Charlo defeated Sergey Derevyanchenko by unanimous decision on Saturday to retain his WBC middleweight crown. The 30-year-old American champion overcame stubborn resistance from the Ukrainian challenger to extend his unbeaten record to 31 fights at a spectator-less Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Charlo, whose twin brother and fellow world champion Jermell fought on the same card later on Saturday, was pushed all the way by Derevyanchenko, who fell to 13-3 with the defeat.
Paul Pierce is catching some slack on social media for saying that the current generation of NBA players are afraid of LeBron James, while his generation wasn't. "Players today are scared of LeBron," Pierce said. "If they see LeBron standing in front of them, fear shakes in them.
Skylar Thompson passed for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns, and the Wildcats rallied from 21 points down to beat the third-ranked Sooners 38-35, a 50-yard field goal by Blake Lynch with 4:32 remaining providing the margin of victory. Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said he didn't know until Friday if he'd have enough players available at all position groups to play the game. Freshman Deuce Vaughn caught four passes for 129 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Wildcats.