Multiple rappers are now trolling 6ix9ine over the updated sales projections for his latest album.
Why would the Texans take on the albatross contract of David Johnson, a player seemingly on a downward spiral at this point in his career? The Texans quickly flipped their own second-round selection, 57th overall, to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for the often-traded Brandin Cooks. Cooks, the recipient of four 1,000-yard seasons from 2015-2018, was lauded as a similarly priced downgrade to Hopkins.
Caleb Ewan claimed his second win of this year's Tour de France as Peter Sagan's defence of the green jersey suffered a huge blow after he was relegated. Lotto Soudal rider Ewan, who won stage three, went one better than Tuesday's second place, narrowly edging out Bora-Hansgrohe's Sagan and Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Sam Bennett in a sprint finish. Sagan was relegated to last place and docked 13 sprint points, however, with officials deeming his sprint to be dangerous after he appeared to ride into Jumbo Visma's Wout van Aert, who was subsequently moved up to third.
That's right, it's finally time. It feels surreal, but here we are: fantasy football in 2020 is BACK, starting with Thursday's Texans-Chiefs game.
Sometime after Paul Azinger stopped winning and before he went on television to talk about those who were, he described pressure in the simplest terms. The FedEx Cup was a little of both for Dustin Johnson. The PGA Tour will have bigger problems than it realizes if players aren't moved by winning $15 million in a day.
Scott Zolak had better keep his arm warm. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick may need an emergency quarterback. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL has allowed teams to place veterans on the practice squad, which were spots originally reserved for younger players.
Christian McCaffrey was a one-man wrecking crew and one-man league-winner in 2019, putting together a fantasy season for the ages. The question is, can he come close to repeating it, considering top-overall running back finishers rarely repeat in fantasy? Or will someone else topple him from the top?
START: Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders: Jacobs is in line to put up big numbers against a Panthers defense that allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs last season. His fantasy owners can also count on him adding extra yardage after contact: Jacobs was sixth among running backs with 2.8 yards per carry after the first defender put pads on him. SIT: Leonard Fournette, RB, Buccaneers: This isn't to say he won't get a few touches in his Tampa Bay debut, but Ronald Jones will get the bulk of the snaps against a Saints defense that was sixth best in fantasy points per game allowed to opposing runners in 2019.
The Rockets keep getting hit in the nuts. The NBA has now mostly taken notice. Houston guard Ben McLemore took the first hit from Thunder star Chris Paul: Dave McMenamin and Tim MacMahon of ESPN: Sources told ESPN that the Rockets were upset that Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul's jab to Ben McLemore's groin area in overtime of Game 3 of their first round series — a play extremely similar to Davis' drive — was not reviewed by the league office.
It might seem humbling for Josh Rosen, to go from being the 10th overall pick in the draft to the practice squad. Rosen opted for the relative security of joining a solid staff where he can learn and develop, over joining a team which needed an extra for their 53-man roster. Byron had him for eight or nine games as a starter with a really bad football team.
Brooks Koepka announced Wednesday that he has withdrawn from next week's U.S. Open. Koepka hasn't played since he missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship on Aug. 14. Slated to play The Northern Trust – his seventh consecutive start – he pulled out on the eve of the tournament, citing lingering injuries to his knee and hip.
Quarterbacks Start 'em Philip Rivers, Colts (@ JAX) Tyrod Taylor, Chargers (@ CIN) Cam Newton, Patriots (vs. MIA) Phillip Rivers finally has an offensive line to protect him, which should provide for a challenging afternoon for a Jacksonville defense with a solid pass rush but not much behind it…Tyrod Taylor is once again in a position of holding down the starting job until a rookie is ready. Look for him to take advantage of the plethora of weapons the Chargers have and build his case for keeping that job all year…Cam Newton is playing under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in New England, so things should get creative in their first game together — especially with Miami on the other si...
Justin Thomas on Tuesday earned the PGA of America's points-based Player of the Year award, edging Jon Rahm. Thomas collected 66 points to capture the PGA's top annual award for the second time. Rahm was second, with 56 points, while Collin Morikawa (54), Webb Simpson (52) and Dustin Johnson (42) rounded out the top 5.
In the final moments went the outcome of the game was secured, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett got into a fight with Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. At one point in the fight, Garrett ripped the helmet off Rudolph and struck him in the head with it. The whole even earned Garrett an indefinite suspension and prompted Garrett to claim days later Rudolph used a racial slur against him.
After the Denver Broncos lost outside linebacker Von Miller to a season-ending ankle injury on Tuesday, many fans and pundits pointed out on Twitter that Ryan Kerrigan would make sense as a possible replacement. Kerrigan is set to become a free agent in 2021 so Washington would be wise to get something for him now in a trade before he leaves for free. D.C. has two promising young edge defenders in Chase Young and Montez Sweat so the team can afford to move on from Kerrigan.
Fournette takes a swipe at Foles with Tom Brady comment originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Leonard Fournette joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after his unceremonious release from the Jaguars in attempt to reboot his still-young NFL career, and also probably chase a ring. Because, while the jury is still technically out, plenty of people see the new-look Bucs as a Super Bowl contender, almost entirely because of Tom Brady. It sounds like Fournette's decision to join Tampa was mainly influenced by Brady's presence, and his own personal frustrations with his past in Jacksonville.
NBC's Peter King recently revealed his predictions for the 2020 NFL season, which involved the Seattle Seahawks winning the NFC West and claiming the No. 3 seed in the NFC. King stated that his reasoning for picking the Seahawks over the San Francisco 49ers, who went to the Super Bowl last season and have retained many key pieces, is partially rooted in the quarterbacks of both teams. “San Francisco, up by two scores with eight minutes left in the Super Bowl and with so many key guys returning, is a logical pick, and it wouldn't surprise me if the Niners went 12-4 and steamed to the top seed,” King said.
Billy Donovan leaving as head coach of the Thunder signals a significant change coming to Oklahoma City. Donovan was the man plucked from a successful Florida program to coach Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, and he did his job well (the Thunder didn't win a playoff series after Durant left, but that's about talent, not coaching). Donovan helped lift this season's Chris Paul led squad to unexpected heights and earned Coach of the Year votes along the way.
Alexander Zverev hit back at Martina Navratilova after criticism of his performance as he reached the US Open semi-finals. Navratilova, an 18-time grand slam singles champion, told Amazon Prime: "He will not be able to win against the top players playing the way he did today." Zverev was unhappy with the criticism, pointing to his record against Roger Federer (4-3 head-to-head) and Novak Djokovic, who he has beaten in two finals.
Prediction: Jones - 21-of-38 for 200 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT… Slayton - 3 catches, 47 yards, 0 TDs Total: o/u 39.5 A fifth-round pick in most fantasy drafts this summer, Singletary's early-season expectations should be closer to RB3 rather than the RB2 he was selected to be. On paper, the Bills have a dream opening schedule: the Jets twice, the Dolphins and the Raiders in four of the opening seven games. The reason for concern - rookie Zack Moss securing opportunities near the goal line and in the passing game - two pillars of fantasy scoring.
Former New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib officially announced his retirement after 12 seasons on Wednesday. Talib spent time with four teams over his career — accumulating a Super Bowl win, First-Team All-Pro honors and five Pro Bowl nods. He recorded 462 tackles, 125 passes deflected, 35 interceptions, 10 touchdowns and five forced fumbles.