Alec Baldwin says that if there was any sense that President Donald Trump had been rendered seriously ill by the coronavirus, Saturday Night Live would have stayed more than six feet away from any perceived mocking of the hospitalized POTUS.
Chaos ensued late in the second quarter of Monday's Kansas City Chiefs win over the New England Patriots. With Kansas City leading, 6-3, and facing third-and-4 near midfield, the Patriots got pressure on quarterback Patrick Mahomes on a dropback. Defensive end Chase Winovich got to Mahomes first, and Mahomes lost the ball as New England pass rushers converged.
And in Sunday night's win over the 49ers, Jackson flexed his experience with a truly genius veteran move during the dramatic final minutes. With the ball at the 1-yard line and the Eagles up by 11, the game's refs were trying to suss out exactly where to place the football as the 49ers attempted to punch the ball into the end zone. When the refs turned away from the ball for just a second to speak with the other members of their crew, Jackson pounced: That is some next-level defensive play from Jackson.
Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia has had more than two seasons to turn his team into the winners he promised it'd be. The Lions are 1-3 and they allowed the New Orleans Saints to score 35 unanswered points against them on Sunday. Patricia is always full of excuses, and he gave a doozy during his news conference following the Lions' 35-29 loss to the Saints.
Fans aren't feeling Kyle Kuzma this year, with some even creating a Change.org petition that says he shouldn't get a ring if the Lakers clinch the NBA Finals. It's clear that some fans feel like Kuzma has failed to live up to expectations that Los Angeles had for him, and that he's a liability to the team. “Kyle Kuzma is a f*ckboi and he shouldn't get a ring if the LA Lakers win the 2020 NBA Finals,” the petition reads.
And we score points, and we score points in a lot of different ways. We've got Ben that scores points, we have Joel, we have Tobias Harris , we have Shake (Milton), we have Josh (Richardson). This team's loaded with talent and we've just gotta figure out how to make it work the best.
Premier League clubs embarked on a final flurry of spending on Monday before the international transfer window slammed shut. Manchester United and Arsenal made the biggest headlines on deadline day with deals for Edinson Cavani and Thomas Partey respectively. Heading into the final days of the transfer window, it seemed Jurgen Klopp's desires had been well catered for as he bolstered a squad that powered to the title last term and won the Champions League just two seasons ago.
Anthony Davis had only 15 points in Game 3, 18 fewer than he averaged in the first two games. He was foul-prone early and puzzlingly passive late in the Los Angeles Lakers' 115-104 loss that cut their lead over the Miami Heat to 2-1. The forward/center had been perhaps the dominant player in the first two games of the finals and there was no reason to think that wouldn't continue against an undermanned opponent that was missing its best defensive option against him.
Kelly Olynyk might play no minutes for the Miami Heat on Thursday, a scenario that popped up twice in the last three games of the Eastern Conference finals. Or he might play meaningless minutes, like what he got in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. This is Olynyk's mandate as a Heat player: Be ready, sometimes for nothing, sometimes for everything.
Two days after they called Adrian Killins Jr. up from the practice squad, the Eagles have waived the speedy undrafted rookie from UCF. Killins (5-8, 177) will hit the waiver wire and if he doesn't get claimed could end up back on the Eagles' practice squad. On Sunday, Killins made his NFL debut but it wasn't one to remember.
For the second Grand Slam in succession a line judge was in the firing line from Novak Djokovic but on Monday it did not cost the Serb anything more than an anxious moment. Top seed Djokovic lunged to make a service return in the eighth game against Karen Khachanov in their French Open fourth-round clash and the ball ricocheted off his frame and straight into the head of a male line judge. On that occasion Djokovic swiped a ball behind him towards the backstop after losing a point and inadvertently hit a female line judge in the throat -- leaving tournament officials no choice but to disqualify him.
Tate caught the ball short of the line of scrimmage where Ramsey met him. The Rams Pro Bowl cornerback known more for his elite coverage skills delivered a hit on Tate that would have made the late, great Sean Taylor proud, driving the Giants receiver into the ground 4 yards short of the line of gain. It was a violent, legal hit.
Driver Luca Corberi had a full-blown meltdown after crashing out of Sunday's World Karting Championship. The Italian star ripped off his car's bumper and threw it into oncoming traffic before tackling and punching one of his opponents after the race ended. The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has opened an investigation into Corberi, but the 23-year-old has already apologized for his behavior and vowed to never race again.
The Minnesota Wild traded goalie Devan Dubnyk and forward Ryan Donato to the San Jose Sharks in two separate deals Monday, continuing their makeover under general manager Bill Guerin. For Donato, the Wild received a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. The Sharks parted with their fifth-round pick in the 2022 draft for Dubnyk and also received Minnesota's 2022 seventh-rounder in return.
Mock Draft 8.0: Celtics add needed scoring, size in Round 1 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics season didn't have the kind of storybook ending that so many of its green-and-white clad followers were hoping for. As the disappointment of coming up short of bringing home another title settles in, the focus soon shifts towards how to be better for next season, a season whose start — much like Boston's place in the Eastern Conference hierarchy next season — remains uncertain. They'll be good, but will they be good enough to be the last team standing?
Joe Burrow earned the immediate respect of his Cincinnati Bengals teammates in training camp and was voted a team captain before setting foot on and NFL field. Now four games into his NFL career, Burrow's living up to the promise that made him the top pick in April. On Sunday, he picked up his first win as an NFL starter as the Bengals beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 33-25.
Kyle Shanahan is rarely doubted in his play-calling ability, but the 49ers coach raised a few eyebrows when he decided to go for an onside kick Sunday. Late in the fourth quarter of the 49ers' 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Shanahan's offense marched down the field to make it a one-score game. At first, it appeared the 49ers scored with 2:09 left on the game clock, but quarterback C.J. Beathard's touchdown pass to wide receiver Kendrick Bourne was overturned.
In a sign of tennis's topsy-turvy 2020, Australia's Ash Barty will remain the women's world number one at the end of the year despite having skipped two Grand Slams and not playing a match since February. World number two Simona Halep's shock fourth-round drubbing by Polish teenager Iga Swiatek at the French Open on Sunday ensured Barty will head into a second successive season with the top ranking. Barty, 24, made the Australian Open semi-finals in January but skipped the U.S. Open and her French Open title defence citing a lack of preparation.
A family feud turned ugly and boiled over as two NFL players brawled on the field after a game. The personal drama flared up between defensive star Jalen Ramsey of the Los Angeles Rams and receiver Golden Tate of the New York Giants. Ramsey was in a longtime relationship with Tate's sister, with whom he already had one child, and reportedly left her for a Las Vegas dancer while she was pregnant with their second.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James left the court early in their 115-104 Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday night, something many didn't take kindly to. James, with about 10 seconds left on the clock as time was ticking down to the final buzzer, simply took off to the locker room. They actually had to bring five players back on to the floor for a final play, as the Heat took a shot clock violation with just 0.7 seconds left.
After Sofia Kenin dropped the opening set in the French Open's fourth round Monday, her father, Alexander, who is also her coach, switched seats in the stands, plopping himself down right next to her opponent's coach. Whether the elder Kenin's move, so noticeable in the sea of empty beige seats at Court Philippe Chatrier, actually influenced the outcome can't be known with any certainty - the chair umpire did give a warning for coaching, which isn't allowed during Grand Slam matches; the 2020 Australian Open champion said her dad merely helped by ''motivating'' - things did turn around soon afterward. Never before a quarterfinalist at any tour-level clay-court tournament, Kenin reached that stage at Roland Garros by making a key adjustment, taking balls sooner and leaving Fiona Ferro less time to operate in the 21-year-old American's 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over the last player from France in either singles bracket.