Bobby Dalbec smashes a ball high and deep to left field for a two-run homer, giving the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has yet to take a snap in an NFL football game, but the No. 5 overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft has certainly done well for himself thanks to his status as a high draft selection none the less. As the Dolphins wait for the perfect time to install Tagovailoa into the offense, the rookie will have to continue to focus on taking mental reps and staying ready at a moment's notice in the event that starter Ryan Fitzpatrick is hurt.
The San Francisco Giants released veteran right-hander Jeff Samardzija on Saturday, a day after he returned from a lengthy shoulder injury and rehab. Samardzija, an 11-game winner in 2019, was designated for assignment and placed on unconditional release waivers days before his contract was to expire. The 35-year-old pitcher signed a $90 million, five-year contract with San Francisco in December 2015, but spent much of his Giants tenure sidelined by injuries.
Saracens boss Mark McCall accepted it was the end of an era at the London club following their elimination from the Heineken Champions Cup. Sarries were condemned to relegation from the Gallagher Premiership in January for breaching salary cap regulations. “In many ways it is the end of an era,” said director of rugby McCall.
DJ LeMahieu is on the verge of a first in more than a century of Major League Baseball: the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both the American and National Leagues. Luke Voit is about to become a more common name atop the leaderboards but part of an illustrious list, joining Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Alex Rodriguez as New York Yankees to top the majors in home runs. I've always admired the Babe,'' Voit said after the Yankees woke up from their latest slump to beat the Miami Marlins 11-4 Saturday and solidify their hold on the AL's No.
Likely the main reason for Washington's decision to change its name to the Washington Football Team this past summer has finally come to light. According to a post from The New York Times, team owner Dan Snyder deferred paying annual dividends to three shareholders who collectively hold 40 percent of the franchise, leading to a “bitter boardroom brawl” that prompted a legal firestorm, a fight over the club's name and mudslinging among former friends. At the center of the legal fight were Snyder, as well as minority owners Fred Smith, Dwight Schar, and Robert Rothmann.
Rumor of D'Antoni luring Harden to Sixers sounds familiar originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington A high profile head coach is available and there is speculation a former Oklahoma City Thunder star could follow him where he goes. The rumor, which involves James Harden and Mike D'Antoni and originates from NBC Sports Philadelphia, may sound familiar to Wizards fans. The same connection was drawn back in 2016 when they hired Scott Brooks.
LeBron James can reach a 10th NBA Finals, done by only three greats of the game. The Lakers have ended both their series thus far in five games. No team had ever erased two 3-1 deficits in one postseason and now the Nuggets need to do it a third time.
A recent aerial photo of Augusta National Golf Club makes it easy to get nervous when you start thinking about the first-ever November Masters, and how it's just a handful of weeks away. The 84th edition of the grand tournament, which was supposed to be played in its traditional April slot, was re-scheduled for Nov. 9-15. But the shot, which made the rounds on social media, is simply the famous golf course's traditional September look.
Continue to ride the hot hand against the Vikings, whose defense was ravaged by injuries in Week 2…Mitchell Trubisky isn't a name that jumps out as a fantasy asset, but he's going up against a Falcons defense that's allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in the league through the first two weeks…The Buccaneers' offense will finally have both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin suiting up in the same game, just in time for a matchup against a Broncos team that will have trouble controlling the ball down so many offensive skill players. Sit 'em Deshaun Watson, HOU (at PIT) Carson Wentz, PHI (vs. CIN) Matthew Stafford, DET (at ARI) Nope, that's not a typo.
Iowa State's Brock Purdy made one of the worst plays you'll ever see a quarterback make. With his team leading TCU 16-7 early in the third quarter, Purdy felt heavy pressure in his face. Instead of taking the sack for about a 12-yard loss, Purdy chucked the ball indiscriminately as he was being brought to the turf.
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PLAYOFF CHASE After manager Don Mattingly's Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds clinched postseason spots, two NL playoff slots are still open with two days left in the regular season. St. Louis (29-27) and San Francisco (29-29) lead Philadelphia and Milwaukee, who are both (28-30). Cardinals star Adam Wainwright (5-2, 3.05) faces Milwaukee's Brandon Woodruff (2-5, 3.43) at Busch Stadium.
Raiders-Patriots predictions: Pundits see first loss for LV originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Coming off a surprisingly sound win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, the Raiders look to get off to a 3-0 start in the franchise's inaugural season in Las Vegas. But for the second straight week, they will enter as significant underdogs, this time against six-time Super Bowl champion head coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who likely will be diligent about wearing his mask after earning a six-figure fine for himself and the organization for not following the league's mask protocols, returns to coach the team in Foxborough for the...
In a season littered with struggles and injuries for the Warriors, the arrival of Andrew Wiggins provided a moment of intrigue in the Bay Area. However, his Golden State debut was cut short when the season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 12 games, the former Rookie of the Year averaged 19.4 points on 45.7% shooting from the field with 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.3 steals per contest.
Stephanie Scott was surprisingly calm walking to the opening hole for the first match of her high school career. Her first golf competition ever, actually. The Otsego (Michigan) High freshman was playing in a dual match against rival Plainwell, and all 15 girls on her team were in action on Monday in a shotgun start.
It was basketball that helped him to persevere, and he eventually spent eight seasons in the NBA as a valued contributor to five different teams. However, try as he may to outrun his demons, his self-destructive behavior and continued legal issues led to his eventual exile from the one thing that brought him both purpose and salvation: basketball. So with his playing career in the rear-view, the now 37-year-old who once made headlines for knocking down baseline three-pointers and showcasing exemplary defense, now only makes the news for all the wrong reasons.
Skylar Thompson passed for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns, and the Wildcats rallied from 21 points down to beat the third-ranked Sooners 38-35, a 50-yard field goal by Blake Lynch with 4:32 remaining providing the margin of victory. Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said he didn't know until Friday if he'd have enough players available at all position groups to play the game. Freshman Deuce Vaughn caught four passes for 129 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Wildcats.
French Open organisers have had enough problems dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the dwindling number of fans on site and inclement weather but they faced another controversy on Friday -- criticism of the choice of ball for this year's edition. Roland Garros has switched to Wilson balls for the 2020 tournament after using Babolat for many years and 12-times champion Rafa Nadal was not impressed. Nadal, a 19-time Grand Slam champion, prefers warmer weather and faster claycourts at his favourite tournament but faces cooler and wetter conditions at this year's event, which was pushed back to the fo end September from its May-June dates.
If Thunder general manager Sam Presti follows through as predicted, Chris Paul will probably find himself on the trading block this offseason. And despite his advancing age, it stands to reason that Paul's inspiring season — he was named an All-Star and was selected to an All-NBA team — will make him desirable. His contract?
The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Marc Staal and a second-round draft pick from the New York Rangers for future considerations Saturday. The 33-year-old Staal had two goals and nine assists in 52 games this past season. ''Marc Staal has been an exemplary hockey player, teammate and person from the moment he joined the New York Rangers organization,'' Rangers President John Davidson said.
Packers receiver Davante Adams is officially doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints, with a hamstring injury. Although he wasn't downgraded to out (which means, as the team has confirmed, he made the trip to New Orleans), the Packers have promoted a receiver from the practice squad. Darrius Shepherd joins the roster for Sunday night's game against the Saints.