Houston entered the Rays series 5-1 in the postseason. Getting the Astros at plus money in this spot is great value.
The Lakers said Avery Bradley would get a ring if they won a championship. But Bradley – who sat out the NBA restart – expressed uncertainty about accepting it. Now that the Lakers have won the title, how does he feel?
The Jimmy Garoppolo trade is among the most-scrutinized decisions under New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The man who rarely loses a trade seemed to do the San Francisco 49ers a favor by shipping off Garoppolo for a second-round pick. There were rumblings that the Cleveland Browns offered a much more sizable package, which begged the question as to why Belichick didn't take the best offer.
The Jets are trying to trade RB Le'Veon Bell, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Tuesday. Bell's frustration with his role on the team has been on public display, especially after liking tweets following the loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The tweets referenced Bell's poor target share in the pass game, while a couple others suggested that he should be traded.
Magic thinks A.D. stays in L.A., wouldn't mind if Luka joined originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Though there is technically the possibility Anthony Davis enters free agency this offseason, as he can opt out of the final year of his contract, Lakers legend Magic Johnson is confident he is not going anywhere. Johnson joined ESPN's 'First Take' this week and explained why it makes much more sense for Davis to stay with the Lakers rather than go to another team: "Anthony Davis now is known across the world because of the platform of the Lakers. Then, him and LeBron [James] next season, they could repeat," Johnson said.
The Yankees' first order of business this offseason doesn't come in the form of free agent starting pitchers to pursue or figuring out what to do with Gary Sanchez. It actually starts with Zack Britton's contract situation. As the New York Post's George A. King III points out, Britton has a unique clause in his contract where the Yankees must pick up a $14 million option for the 2022 season when this year's World Series is finished.
Yankees managing general partner and co-chairperson Hal Steinbrenner was a guest on ESPN New York's The Michael Kay Show on Tuesday afternoon, touching on a wide variety of topics following the team's bouncing from the playoffs at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays. Among the topics discussed by Steinbrenner was where things stand with Aaron Boone following a third straight season without a World Series appearance, let alone a win. Boone has been criticized for his handle of the pitching staff in the Game 2 ALDS loss to the Rays, in which Deivi Garcia pitching just one inning as an opener for J.A. Happ, who allowed four earned runs in 2.2 innings.
Bauer is likely to win the National League Cy Young Award after posting a 1.73 ERA – the best among any starter in MLB this shortened season – with 100 strikeouts to 17 walks. Bauer is notorious for wanting one-year contracts (though he is open to a longer-term deal), as he believes his market value will increase as his production does each year. He signed one with the Cincinnati Reds at $17.5 million this past season, and that number will definitely be rising now.
Last Thursday night, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady blew a gasket on center Ryan Jensen after a drive that eventually had Tampa Bay facing third and 5. Coach Bruce Arians has no problem with Brady giving the business to his teammates. Of course, Brady ultimately did something for which he should have been cussed out: He didn't know a key fourth down was fourth down.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has returned home, approximately 24 hours after he was taken from the field to the hospital following a compound fracture of his ankle. Dallas coach Mike McCarthy confirmed today that Prescott had successful surgery and was released from the hospital, and he is now recovering at home. Prescott appears to be done for the 2020 season, but Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones said the team still considers Prescott its quarterback of the future.
There were plenty of big winners last weekend. Martin Laird knocked in a 23-foot putt for birdie on the second playoff hole to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday, netting a check of $1.26 million. Sei Young Kim didn't take her foot off the gas one bit on Sunday, winning her 11th LPGA victory and her first major in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, which earned her $654K. • Tyrrell Hatton secured his first BMW PGA Championship title on Sunday, which is also his third Rolex Series win, and with that came a prize of $1.15 million.
In the 17 seasons that Ben Roethlisberger has been the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw had not spoken directly with him. As a longtime football analyst, Bradshaw has said all he needed to about Ben from behind the desk at FOX NFL or through the media. At times, the 4-time Super Bowl champ has been very critical of Roethlisberger.
One of the biggest criticisms around the NFL world that Washington head coach Ron Rivera was facing last week was the fact that he benched starting QB Dwayne Haskins after just four weeks of the 2020 season, ending his run at the man in charge with just 11 NFL starts under his belt. Many thought that this was way too soon, and Rivera should have given the second-year QB more time to prove himself as the guy going forward. For 11 weeks he was our starter,” Rivera said via NBC Sports Washington. “It's interesting because we went through training camp and gave him every rep with the [first team] in terms of trying to develop him and get him ready to go.
Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt remembers 'God's gift to baseball' originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Joe Morgan's eye-popping Hall of Fame ledger does not include any saves, but he did earn one in his career. Morgan, who died at 77 on Sunday, spent the 1983 season with the Phillies and helped the club win the National League pennant. In May of that season, Mike Schmidt was in the throes of a hellacious slump.
Week 6 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] It's almost like you can't tell the difference between the two — based on Davis' fantasy production the past few weeks, that is. Fantasy managers who were able to roster Davis after CMC went down with injury haven't missed much of a beat, as the backup runner has shown out in both the passing and running games. He'll get a tough matchup in Week 6, however, when his Panthers take on the Bears.
New Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan shook up his staff, letting assistants Karen Stack Umlauf, Dean Cooper, Nate Loenser and Roy Rogers go on Monday. A standout player for Northwestern in the early 1980s, Umlauf joined the Bulls as an entry-level ticket representative in 1985. Hall of Fame general manager Jerry Krause shifted her to the basketball operations department soon afterward and she became Chicago's first female assistant when she served as an associate coach at the 2018 summer league.
With Steph and Klay back, Warriors should be NBA favorites originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The Los Angeles Lakers just won what could go down as one of the most memorable championships in NBA history. It occurred in a bubble at Disney World amid a worldwide pandemic, happened the year of Kobe Bryant's untimely passing and earned LeBron James his fourth ring. All that said, the Lakers should not be favored to repeat and win the 2020-21 NBA championship.
Now that Taylor Hall and Alex Pietrangelo both landed in unexpected spots in as NHL free agents, teams and fans must be wondering: who's left? As different as things are right now, with 2020 NHL Free Agency in October, some things haven't changed. Granted, some might be the hockey equivalent of paying way too much for items at Whole Foods, but there are still a few interesting players left in 2020 NHL Free Agency.
NFL Power Rankings Week 6 roundup: Patriots still a top 10 team? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston We're now more than a quarter of the way through the 2020 NFL season, and five undefeated teams remain. The Kansas City Chiefs are not among those unbeaten teams.
Texas and Oklahoma ended up playing a fourth quarter that was 39 seconds longer than it should have been. The Big 12 admitted Monday that officials incorrectly added 39 seconds back onto the clock in Oklahoma's four-overtime win after reviewing the spot of a Sam Ehlinger run. "Big 12 Conference football officials liaison Greg Burks acknowledges that a timing error did occur," the Big 12 said in a statement to multiple media outlets on Monday.