Alex Caruso (Los Angeles Lakers) with a 2-pointer vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 08/29/2020
Former Trail Blazers big man Cliff Robinson died Saturday at the age of 53. The 6-foot-10 big man played at UConn from 1985-89, where he helped the Huskies win the 1988 NIT. He was a second-round pick (36th overall) by the Trail Blazers in 1989 and spent the first eight years of his career in Portland.
The Jaguars declined Leonard Fournette's fifth-year option this offseason, and they decided they didn't want the fourth year either. According to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, the Jaguars are releasing the former first-round running back. Not only was Fournette the fourth overall pick in 2017, he was taken four spots ahead of Christian McCaffrey, who has gone onto sign a four-year, $64 million contract extension with the Panthers this offseason.
▪ Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to the Dolphins, two days after learning of the passing of his mother. Fitzpatrick left the field before Saturday's scrimmage after learning of his mother's death. ▪ Flores did not offer a timetable on the return of receiver DeVante Parker, who's nursing a minor injury issue.
“I just think it is what it is,” Morris said after the Clippers' win Sunday. In the eyes of the Clippers, Morris gives them some needed snarl. To Dallas, Morris sneakily provoked Kristaps Porzingis into a second technical foul in Game 1, getting the big man ejected.
It may take a Michel injury for Harris to get his chance to be the team's answer at the position on first and second downs. When it comes to Brian Hoyer … Curran: The Patriots have a good but somewhat sticky situation on their hands. They signed him in the offseason telling him he'd have a chance to start.
It looked like Adrian Peterson was about to cut through the offensive line and cross the goal line for six on Sunday. To open the 11-on-11 phase of their training camp practice that closed out the weekend, the Washington Football Team had the first-string offense start at the 25-yard line and work their way in.
Joe Burrow had another strong showing at a Cincinnati Bengals training camp scrimmage, this time on Sunday evening in an exhibition meant to take the place of the traditional third preseason game. It didn't look good at first though, not with Burrow posting an 0-for-3 line to start the scrimmage. Not that Burrow has been a stranger to bouncing back during camp.
The BMW Championship is in the books, the FedEx Cup points have been calculated and we now know the 30 golfers who will be moving on to the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. After the conclusion of the BMW Championship, the golfer ranked No. on the FedEx Cup point list will start the Tour Championship with a score of -10, a reward for accumulating the most points throughout the season.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were on a collision course with Novak Djokovic on Saturday, calling for "unity, not separation" after their long-time rival superstar spearheaded a breakaway union of professional tennis players. The New York Times claimed that world number one Djokovic is expected resign as president of the ATP players' council and help form the PTPA (Professional Tennis Players Association). "We don't have all the answers right now.
The image on Jayson Tatum's t-shirt as he made his way to the post-game interview room following Boston's 112-94 Game 1 win over Toronto was that of George Floyd, who was killed after a now-ex police officer planted his knee in the back of Floyd's neck for 546 seconds. The message delivered by Tatum, one delivered in his words, his actions and his attire, was clear. Success in the Bubble for him and most players has to be a two-fold proposition, one whose ending leaves an indelible imprint of success both on and off the court.
Seattle and San Diego completed a seven-player trade Sunday night, with catcher Austin Nola joining the contending Padres and prized outfield prospect Taylor Trammel going to the Mariners as centerpieces of the deal. Seattle sent Nola and right-handed relievers Austin Adams and Dan Altavilla to the Padres, while Trammell led a list of youngsters headed back to the Mariners. Also going to Seattle is infielder Ty France, catcher Luis Torres and reliever Andres Munoz.
"I didn't finish the round off like I wanted to, but I played better than I did the first three days." Woods was 2-under through 14 holes but a bogey at the par-5 15th and double bogey after finding water off the tee at the par-4 17th dimmed the thrill of his low round of the week. World number 17 Woods hit only nine of 14 fairways and just 13 of 18 greens in regulation on a course that played like a US Open layout with fast greens and dense rough.
With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Yankees have "checked in" on Cleveland Indians ace Mike Clevinger and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte, reports Jon Heyman. According to Heyman, New York has also been in touch with the Milwaukee Brewers about closer Josh Hader, but as of Sunday night Heyman reported there was no traction yet on a potential trade for Hader. Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that while the Yanks have expressed interest in Marte, New York is "reluctant" to add payroll for 2020, which he says "complicates" their pursuits of Marte and pitching help.
The Chicago Cubs addressed a need Sunday in acquiring designated hitter Jose Martinez from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later or cash consideration. To make room for Martínez on the 40-man roster, catcher Josh Phegley was designated for assignment. Martinez is expected to help an offense that is batting .208 with a .333 slugging percentage against left-handers with Kris Bryant and Steven Souza Jr. currently on the 10-day injured list.
If you have control of a green-white-checkered on a speedway, most of the time the win is going to come from the front row and you have to just make sure you make the right moves and I just didn't after I took the green. I don't know what I was doing and I didn't have a push from the 21 (Matt DiBenedetto) and I was clear of the 24 (William Byron) and just didn't pull down. I don't know what I was doing.
As New England Patriots training camp continues on, one player has been making a very good impression. Gunner Olszewski has been turning heads so far over the course of training camp. Julian Edelman gave Olszewski a piece of advice as training camp progresses.
With two Sundays to go until the new-look Tampa Bay offense gets its first chance to show what it can do, it apparently has plenty of work to do. Coach Bruce Arians, who says what's on his mind at all times, pulled no punches when assessing the offensive performance from Sunday's practice. “Defense made the plays all day,” Arians told reporters after practice.
Sunday morning it was reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to trade Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings. The deal is one that will send a 2021 second-round pick and a 2022 conditional fifth-round that could be a fourth-rounder if he becomes a Pro Bowler. If he becomes a Pro Bowler and the Vikings win the Super Bowl, the conditional pick will become a third-round.
BRING THE HEAT Two of baseball's hardest-throwing starters square off again when Gerrit Cole (4-1, 3.51 ERA) pitches against Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow (1-1, 5.14) in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Tampa Bay has the best record in the American League at 24-11 and leads the AL East by 3+ games over New York. The Rays have won five straight and eight of 10.
Ryan Newman breaks down his point of view on the incident between Tyler Reddick and Kyle Busch that causes his night to end early at Daytona International Speedway.