Brad Wanamaker (Boston Celtics) with an and one vs the Miami Heat, 09/15/2020
Odell Beckham Jr.'s very blunt analysis of Browns' loss to Ravens originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Once again the Cleveland Browns didn't live up to the season opening hype Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, losing by 32 points. In said loss, quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could never quite get on the same page -- OBJ finished with just three receptions for 22 yards. "It's not feasible for me to be thinking about what he [Mayfield] may be going through back there, or if there's pressure, I know there's a lot on his plate," Beckham said.
Jerry Jones was notably silent as football season approached with the NFL engulfed in the nation's larger race reckoning. As the league shifted its stance to match public sentiment on player protest, the normally outspoken Dallas Cowboys owner had nothing to say publicly on the matter. On Tuesday he addressed Sunday night's pregame against the Los Angeles Rams that saw Dallas defensive tackle Dontari Poe take a knee during the national anthem.
It was a softball question, standard fare for a soon-to-be free agent whose seven-year, $58-million contract expires in a few weeks, but to Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, it looked like a nasty slider. Asked before Tuesday night's 9-8 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks whether he wants to return to the Angels next season, Simmons hemmed and hawed before giving a vague answer that sparked more questions. “I plead the fifth,” Simmons said.
Phillies sign two veteran players, including a former All-Star originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Phillies played beat the clock and signed a couple of veteran players to minor-league contracts Tuesday night. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and first baseman Greg Bird were both added to the Phillies' 60-man player pool in time to be eligible for postseason play with the club. The deadline was September 15.
We got to witness two incredible playoff games on Tuesday night as the Heat took a 1-0 lead on the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals and the Nuggets stunned the Clippers to advance to the Western Conference Finals against the Lakers. If you missed last night's action because you were doing something fun, I'd suggest checking out Bam Adebayo's block, Jimmy Butler's go-ahead 'And 1” and highlight reels from Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. What a night of bubble hoops!
Two months ahead of their scheduled head-to-head, boxer Roy Jones Jr. is admitting he may have “made a mistake” when he agreed to fight in an exhibition with former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. According to reports, Jones and Tyson were originally supposed to fight this month, but promoters pushed the exhibition back to attract a larger audience. Now the duo is set to compete in an unofficial bout on Nov. 28 in Carson, California.
Bill Belichick addressed the New England Patriots after their 21-11 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the 2020 season. It was Cam Newton's debut, but the coach instead spoke broadly about the team's performance. Alright men, that was a good team win.
NBA players react to Livingston, Barbosa rejoining Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Monday was a pretty special day for the Warriors, as the organization welcomed back former players Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston to the coaching staff and front office respectively. Barbosa will serve as a player mentor coach, while Livingston's title is director of players affairs and engagement. Klay Thompson reacted by posting an Instagram story of a picture of himself and Barbosa with the caption: "LLLBBB welcome back!!"
The Yankees have transformed back into Bronx Bombers after a three-week stretch in which they nearly bombed out of postseason contention. DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit and became the first players at the top of New York's batting order to have five RBIs the same game, and New York rocketed past the Toronto Blue Jays into second place in the AL East with a 20-6 blowout Tuesday night that extended its winning streak to six. Voit homered twice from the No. 2 slot, raising his major league-leading total to 18.
It's hard to be upset with Derrick Henry's Week 1 performance. Week 2 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] He rushed for 116 yards. Sure, it came on a whopping 31 touches, but hey, we'll take it.
Bryson DeChambeau has mapped out his approach for Winged Foot. DeChambeau's strategy, not surprisingly, runs counter to some of his peers, who said they were going to emphasize putting the ball in play more often to avoid the long, gnarly rough. In fact, just a few minutes before DeChambeau's presser, Rory McIlroy spoke in the interview area.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Week 1 is officially behind us and many of you are already rushing to the waiver wire to bolster your roster. Our own Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski react to the Marlon Mack and Blake Jarwin season-ending injuries. Andy and Scott also dive into the wide receiver and quarterback positions as a few players surprised last week.
Dolphins players respond to Cam Newton's Instagram on postgame scuffle originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton's latest Instagram post has drawn multiple responses from Miami Dolphins players in the aftermath of Sunday's Week 1 game at Gillette Stadium. Shortly after the Patriots wrapped up a 21-11 win, Newton and a few Dolphins players appeared to get into a bit of a scuffle on the field. Newton had to be separated from his opponents and was visibly agitated by what had happened.
Willson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Indians 6-5 Tuesday night. Cleveland's Francisco Lindor hit a tying, two-run homer in the top of the ninth, but the Indians couldn't take advantage. Left-hander Oliver Perez (1-1) allowed a one-out walk to Kris Bryant in the bottom of the inning.
Mike Ditka was a guest on Newsmax and he delivered exactly what the program expected, telling NFL players, “if you can't respect this country, get the hell out.” NFL 🏈: Hall-of-Fame coach Mike Ditka tells protesting players that if 'they can't respect this country, get the hell out of it.'
The Cincinnati Bengals shuffled around the roster a bit Tuesday ahead of their Thursday night primetime clash with the Cleveland Browns. The team announced the moves, which include sending guard Xavier Su'a-Filo to injured reserve, promoting defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe off the practice squad, waiving defensive back Torry McTyer and confirming the waiver wire claim of kicker Austin Seibert. Nothing too shocking here — Seibert is Randy Bullock insurance.
Christian Yelich broke out of his slump with a home run and three hits, Ryan Braun also went deep and the Milwaukee Brewers romped to an 18-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Keston Hiura and Daniel Vogelbach also homered for the Brewers. Well after the game was out of hand, both managers were ejected following a catcher's interference call on Yadier Molina that led to a tense confrontation in front of the Brewers' dugout.
Every week during the 2020 NFL season, we're going to — just being honest here — overreact to what we've seen on the field the previous Sunday and start projecting NFL draft prospects to teams that might need help at certain spots. Think of it as a mini one-team mock draft, with early (Rounds 1-2), middle (Rounds 3-5) and late (Round 6 and after) prospects at each team's respective position of concern. This week's NFL draft makeover is the Cleveland Browns.
Jayson Tatum thought he had a dunk to tie the game. Bam Adebayo had other ideas - and in the biggest moment of his young NBA career, Miami's All-Star big man more than rose to the occasion. Jimmy Butler's three-point play with 12 seconds left put Miami ahead for good, Adebayo finished it off with a stunning rejection of Tatum at the rim on the ensuing Boston possession, and the Heat struck first in the Eastern Conference finals with a 117-114 win in Game 1 on Tuesday night.