Ever seen a 5.4 ton bomb go off underwater?
NFL broadcaster Troy Aikman was forced to apologise after mocking a military flyover in hot mic moment. The former Dallas Cowboys star and commentator Joe Buck sarcastically joked about the flyover of an almost empty stadium before the Green Bay Packers game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before Sunday's game the pair were caught commentating on the flyover “That's a lot of jet fuel just for a little flyover," Aikman was heard saying.
Tennis great Boris Becker appeared in a London court on Thursday, accused of failing to surrender two of his Wimbledon trophies to be sold to settle his debts. The 52-year-old Becker, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, has also failed to turn over his two Australian Open trophies, according to a new 28-count indictment that claims he hasn't complied with orders to disclose information. The German pleaded not guilty to all counts during his appearance at Southwark Crown Court.
Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham is no longer welcome at his alma mater's football program. LSU has banned Beckham from its football facilities for the next two years over NCAA rule violations, according to SI.com. Beckham was spotted handing out cash to LSU players immediately following the team's National Championship Game win over Clemson in January.
The Miami Dolphins made a seemingly abrupt transition at quarterback Monday on their bye week, as they decided to start Tua Tagovailia and bench Ryan Fitzpatrick when they play next against the Los Angeles Rams. Fitzpatrick has led the Dolphins to a 3-3 record, including consecutive impressive victories over the San Francisco 49ers and hapless New York Jets. Still, the change to the first-round pick out of Alabama is happening and it wasn't easy for the veteran to digest.
The Bills cut guard Quinton Spain on Wednesday, just seven months after signing him to a three-year, $15 million contract. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane says the Bills' coaching staff just decided to play Brian Winters ahead of Spain, who started every game last year, and it was hard to keep Spain if he wasn't starting. “It's hard when you're not a starter, in fairness to him,” Beane said, via the Buffalo News.
Every week, our Yahoo fantasy football crew will reveal their boldest predictions for the action ahead. Scott Pianowski: Kyle Shanahan thinks he can take the Trader Joe's grocery clerk and make him into a 1,000-yard rusher. Hasty was the team's closer in the critical win over the Rams last week, and we won't see Raheem Mostert for a while.
The Jets will probably be trailing, but the Bills did just allow 245 rushing yards last week against the Chiefs. Granted, KC is much better, but 245 is awful. WR Brandin Cooks, Texans vs. Packers The Packers are going to want to get right on offense and put up some points in this one following a dud in Week 6.
Conor McGregor has admitted to using an illegal move in his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Irishman lost his world title fight against his Russian rival two years ago when he submitted to a rear-naked choke in the fourth round in Las Vegas. The aftermath proved most controversial when Khabib left the Octagon to clash with members of McGregor's entourage landing him with a lengthy suspension.
Victoria Azarenka hit an astonishing net cord shot that left everyone in awe during her match against Barbora Krejčíková Wednesday. During the third set of their Ostrava Open bout, the world No. 14 hit a backhand stroke that hung atop the net for multiple seconds before dropping onto Krejčíková's side of the court in an extremely lucky break. Vika lunged forward in anticipation and looked absolutely flabbergasted after the point, holding her head in her hand before throwing her hands up in disbelief and shaking her head while walking away.
But the result of this game wasn't as newsworthy as a particular reaction to a Mike Piazza broken bat by the Yankees' starter that night: Roger Clemens. Clemens threw a high and inside fastball that shattered Piazza's bat in the second inning, and the ball trickled foul. But when a shard of the bat went flying at Clemens, his natural reaction was to pick it up and launch it right back at Piazza.
It was hard not to be a bit cynical earlier this week when Trevor Bauer's agent, Rachel Luba, felt compelled to declare via Twitter that “We are open to and will be considering ALL types of deals” when free agency opens next month. One thing's for sure, Bauer's free agency, which may or may not lead to his pitching for the Mets next season, is shaping up to be a fascinating affair. It's partly because he will be the best available starter on the market -- and likely the 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner -- but also because he is as brash and unconventional as he is talented.
BIG TEN POSITION RANKINGS: Coaches | QBs | RBs | WRs | OL Oct. 31: Michigan State Last season: Michigan, 44-10. The buzz: First-year coach Mel Tucker has the unenviable job of turning around a program without any spring practices and a shorter-than-usual fall camp. What could go wrong?
Mock drafts love Okongwu to the Wizards originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Like most teams picking in the top-10 of the NBA draft, the Wizards have more than one need to address this offseason, but chief among them has to be rim protection, as they aim to improve what was arguably the league's worst defense. If NBA mock drafts are any indication, the Wizards should have an opportunity to help that area in a big way as many draft evaluators see USC big man Oneyka Okongwu as the pick at No. Okongwu, 19, averaged 16.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks this past season for the Trojans.
The post-Tom Brady era hasn't been kind to Julian Edelman so far. Through the first five games of the 2020 season, Edelman simply hasn't been his usual productive self. A two-catch, eight-yard performance in Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos only added to the lingering concerns about the three-time Super Bowl champion.
I started the game out with two fumbles, gave the ball away, and that gave them all the momentum that they needed to go and take off,” Elliott said. So I want to say I'm sorry and this one's on me and I need to be better for this team. The fumbles continued a disturbing trend for the normally reliable Elliott, who has four in just six games this year, tied for the most in the NFL with Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
Wide receiver Anthony Johnson, who was with Pittsburgh in the offseason, visited with the team on Wednesday, per the NFL transaction report. In January, Johnson signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers. He was waived/injured in August, reverted to the team's injured reserve list (knee) and waived with an injury settlement on Sept.
Report: Sox eyeing these manager options, but Cora viewed as favorite originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Red Sox' manager search continues in earnest. The Red Sox have interviewed Chicago Cubs third base coach Will Venable for their manager vacancy, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Thursday. Los Angeles Dodgers first base coach George Lombard and Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Don Kelly also are "thought to be" on Boston's list of candidates, per Heyman.
Something to keep an eye on once we find out when NBA teams can start making trades: some within the Pacers organization continue to have interest in trading for Celtics' Gordon Hayward, per SNY sources. It's unknown what Boston would want in return for Hayward -- or if the club is even open to moving him. In an NBC Sports podcast in June, the Indianapolis Star noted that Hayward would be a player of interest for the Pacers in the offseason.
Two of the highest profile NASCAR Cup Series seats are now spoken for in 2021. Chase Briscoe will drive the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 and Erik Jones will drive the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 next season. Briscoe set a goal of eight wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, believing nothing less would make him eligible for a Cup Series seat in 2021.