Alec Bohm smashes a ball deep to center field for a solo home run, making it 3-1 2nd inning
Ryan Clark on why fans booed when players linked arms before the Texans vs Chiefs game: "Because you're doing stuff for Black people." On Thursday night the NFL kicked off the 2020 season with a matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. The exact circumstances and reasons vary depends on who you believe but according to former Pittsburgh Steelers safety, Ryan Clark, there's only one reason.
Adrian Peterson nearly rushed for 100 yards in his Detroit Lions debut, and Matthew Stafford passed for 338 yards and three touchdowns. The Lions led 23-6 entering the fourth quarter before the Bears cut the deficit to 23-20 with 2:58 to play. Stafford's tipped pass was intercepted on third-and-6 on the ensuing possession, and less than a minute later, Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky connected with David Montgomery for the go-ahead score.
It's forbidden — and expensive — for coaches to use cell phones during games. Raiders coach Jon Gruden, however, won't be making an involuntary contribution to the charity of the NFL's choice for using a cell phone while leaving the field after the first half of Sunday's game at Carolina. According to the NFL, Gruden was conducting a two-question interview with the sideline reporter.
Houston was listless and seemingly disinterested for more than three quarters of Game 4 against the Lakers Thursday, only making things respectable with a too-little-too-late fourth-quarter run. After that stinker of a game, there was yelling in the Houston locker room, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. “There was audible shouting in the postgame locker room…I'm told Rockets players were holding each other accountable to bring better body language, bring better effort on the floor.”
Brady will break this NFL record on first snap with Bucs originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Tom Brady broke NFL records on an almost weekly basis with the New England Patriots, and he'll continue that trend in Tampa Bay. Brady's Buccaneers debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints will be the quarterback's 327th NFL game (including postseason). When Brady takes his first snap, he'll officially have played in more games than any QB in league history, surpassing Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
Tom Brady has revealed that his pre-game ritual does not include having sex with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback shared the detail about the couple's relationship on Thursday during an episode of Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert. "I'm going to ask a single Howard Stern-esque question," Shepard began.
The Washington Football Team held on for a wild, hard fought 27-17 win against Philadelphia on Sunday, and new head coach Ron Rivera cemented his stature as the leader of a new era of Burgundy and Gold football. Plenty of reasons why Washington won, but more than anything, Rivera's message to never quit seemed the overwhelming reason his team stayed in the game despite an early deficit and rolled off 27 unanswered points to get the win. Dominant D-line - Washington's defensive line is the strength of the team, and they certainly showed up on Sunday.
Ryan Kerrigan breaks Dexter Manley's franchise sack record originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The Washington Football Team has a new franchise all-time sacks leader. With the score tied at 17 early in the fourth quarter, Washington pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan sacked Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz for his second sack of the afternoon. The takedown was Kerrigan's 92nd career sack, passing Dexter Manley for Washington's all-time sack record.
Clemson stayed atop the revised AP Top 25 after the second week of the pandemic-modified 2020 college football season. The preseason AP poll featured teams from every FBS conference. But with four FBS conferences including the Big Ten and Pac-12 not playing — for now — in the fall of 2020, the Associated Press made the decision to only include teams playing their seasons in the fall for the rest of the season.
Editor's note: This letter to the editor was written by Jeff Shaw, West Chatham, for the Cape Cod Times, which is part of the USA Today Network. It brings up an interesting and worthy topic. What's right?
Coming into the 2020 season, one of the more interesting narratives making the rounds was the notion that Aaron Rodgers might be past his prime at age 36. Even the most fanatical Rodgers fans wondered how well he would fit into Matt LaFleur's balanced, highly-structured offense over time, and through Rodgers threw 30 touchdowns to just six interceptions in 2019 including the postseason, the fact that Packers traded up in the first round to take Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick was… well, maybe not the closing of the Rodgers era, but certainly an acknowledgement that the Packers see a future without him.
The Green Bay Packers found the end zone for the first time in the 2020 season with a vintage play from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The two-time MVP quarterback bought time by rolling to his right before unleashing a perfect throw on the run to Davante Adams, who broke open late in the scramble drill in the end zone. The play went under review, but Adams got two feet down in time and the touchdown stood.
Zverev opens his service game with a belting first serve down the T which Thiem can only get a racket head on but can't direct. Zverev uses all of his 6ft 6in frame to exert his power over Thiem, racing to two game points at 40-15. An ace gets his first game on the board.
Over the course of three days, NASCAR ran a 250-lap Truck race, a pair of 250-lap Xfinity Series races and a 400-lap Cup race. In other words, no rubber wore off the tires and on to the surface. Saturday night's Cup race had just three cautions – two for the end of stages and a planned NASCAR competition caution early in the race.
Amid conditions described as “a tangled mess on either side of the picturesque fairways,” Tiger Woods got some prep work in on Sunday at Winged Foot Golf Club with the start of the 120th U.S. Open just a handful of days away. Woods has played sparingly since the return to golf, making appearances at The Memorial, the PGA Championship and then a pair of FedExCup Playoff events in the Northern Trust and BMW Championship. It wasn't the way Woods thought his 2019-2020 wraparound season would end seeing as he dominated his peers when winning the Zozo Championship in the land of the rising sun last October and then was the best player in the Presidents Cup in December in Australia when he also captained the U.S. to a win.
John Wall apologizes for viral video originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Washington Wizards point guard John Wall took to social media Sunday afternoon to apologize for a recently surfaced video of him apparently in Brooklyn, New York, with friends at what seemed to be a party. Here was his apology. "First and foremost I want to apologize to my family, my teammates and all of those that have always supported me.
In its nearly three decades of existence, the Big 12 conference has seen its share of dark times. It's gone 15 seasons without a national title, endured a messy realignment breakup over a failed television network and has seemingly purchased real estate in the College Football Playoff woodshed in three of its four appearances. In other words, the Big 12 has endured enough dark days in recent decades that it would be hyperbolic to say that Saturday marked the worst day in conference history.
Cizikas was apparently injured during the Islanders' Game 2 loss and did not play in their Game 3 win on Friday night. After recording 14 points (10 goals, four assists) in 48 games during the regular season he has two assists in the postseason. While he is not a huge offensive contributor, he is a big part of the Islanders' fourth line and a significant defensive presence in their lineup.
Phil Mickelson has a chance to do something Sunday that he hasn't done in 16 years. After carding his second straight bogey-free round, a 2-under 70 Saturday at the Safeway Open, Mickelson has now gone 42 consecutive holes without making a bogey or worse. According to the PGA Tour, Mickelson's career-best bogey-free streak during the ShotLink era is 49 holes, which came at the 2004 Open Championship.
The Tour de France boiled down to a battle between its two star Slovenian riders Sunday as last year's winner Egan Bernal dropped out of realistic contention. Tadej Pogacar beat yellow jersey-holder Primoz Roglic in a dramatic mountaintop finish to Stage 15, though Roglic retains a 40-second advantage in the yellow jersey and formidable support from teammates who shepherded him up the Grand Colombier climb. Bernal plummeted down the standings, all but ensuring the end of a five-year streak of Tour victories by his Ineos Grenadiers team, formerly known as Team Sky.