Cole Tucker scores on Bryan Reynolds' single to center field
Haslem then talked about the platform, the megaphone the players had with the bubble and games, the opportunity they had to be sure their voices were heard. LeBron and other Lakers players met several times late into the night in the Orlando bubble and had changed their position — it was in the best interest of all the players to finish the season, so long as there was a plan going forward to push social justice action — something first reported Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports and echoed by Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times.
With LeBron James leading the way, the Lakers and Clippers reportedly walked out of Wednesday night's players' meeting on the NBA restart campus — but not before voting to cancel the rest of the playoffs. If they walk out of the NBA bubble, would the NBA playoffs continue? It's a question a lot of people are asking after LeBron James and the usually-quiet Kawhi Leonard spoke at the meeting — sparked by the Bucks' decision to boycott their playoff game Wednesday — and both were “adamant” that the players continue the boycott and cancel the rest of the season, reports Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
There are parts of the day-to-day rhythm during the NBA playoffs that we take for granted, whether it's checking in-game box scores or flipping between close games. Bucks players called for justice in the case of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man shot by police seven times on Sunday who is now paralyzed from the waist down. Another jarring, powerful scene Wednesday was Kenny Smith walking off the NBA on TNT set.
This afternoon at Olympia Fields felt more like a U.S. Open than the 2003 U.S. Open did. Here are my thoughts after watching Tiger Woods grind out a 3-over 73 in the first round of the BMW Championship: • That was an almighty struggle. Nothing came easily.
Former interim UFC champion Colby Covington is never one to let a moment of controversy pass without injecting himself into the conversation. He did just that on Wednesday night, when he criticized NBA, MLB, and other professional athletes for boycotting sports in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. The protests came on the heels of the shooting of Blake, a black man, that was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha Police Department officer that had been attempting to arrest him.
Spot 1 is also cursed with having to let 22 players off the board before you get to select your second guy, and you can also miss out on positional runs coming from the back end of the draft. This year specifically, the first two rounds are incredibly running back heavy, so my plan is to start with a top rusher and then grab two stud WRs on the next turn, or perhaps one of the elite TEs if they happen to fall. In this article, I will walk through a perfect draft with the first pick in a 12-team Yahoo half-PPR league.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that the NBA has become like ''a political organization,'' criticizing the league the day after player protests over police brutality led to the postponement of playoff games. Senior White House aides earlier had suggested that the protests were not constructive and were hypocritical considering the league's relative silence about human rights violations in China, where U.S. pro basketball has a large audience. The president said in a radio interview this month that NBA players were ''very nasty'' and ''very dumb'' for kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice.
Once Earl Thomas' release from the Ravens was fleshed out and reported, it appeared the future Hall of Famer's fight with Chuck Clark in practice was the final straw in a pattern of misconduct. And then when you start to hear how the rest of the Ravens' roster views Clark, Baltimore's move starts to make a lot more sense. "The one thing I can say having interacted with Chuck [Clark] and spoken to guys around him is he was kind of the last guy you want to mix it up with," CBS Sports' Evan Washburn told the Sports Junkies Wednesday.
The Buffalo Bills have benched their own team reporter for the remainder of training camp for violating the team's media policy, according to Tim Graham of TheAthletic.com. Additionally, the team's three-person marketing staff has collectively quit the organization just two weeks before the scheduled start of the regular season. Chris Brown, employed with the organization since 2006, has been serving as the team's radio host and web reporter.
Laura Stockton sounds perfectly happy to ride buses around Germany if it means she gets to play professional basketball. The 23-year-old daughter of retired Utah Jazz great John Stockton spent the past year-plus rehabbing an ACL injury that ended her collegiate career at Gonzaga. Stockton has signed her first professional contract to play for Herner TC in the German league.
Bucs tight end Cameron Brate described what he's noticed about Brady's personality in practice and raved about what he's seen from him so far. "I would say the number one thing I noticed with him initially was just his positivity. If we ran a bad route or it was incomplete, [he said], 'Hey, don't worry about it.
A former Boston Red Sox fan favorite is out of a job. The Milwaukee Brewers released veteran utility man Brock Holt on Wednesday, per Major League Baseball's transaction wire. Holt's release isn't a surprise: The Brewers designated the 32-year-old for assignment over the weekend after he batted .
Becton is 6-feet-7 and 370 pounds and the image next to Crowder, a wide receiver, is nothing short of astounding. Check out the image that is going viral: It looks like Becton, who played college ball at Louisville, is standing next to someone on a Pop Warner team, not an NFL wideout. I was definitely insecure growing up,” Becton told ESPN last week.
Joey Logano was sitting in his motorhome watching television when a shell-shocked Erik Jones was interviewed about his firing from Joe Gibbs Racing. Logano knew exactly how Jones felt. Logano had been in that exact spot eight years earlier.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Dalton Del Don is joined by Chris Allen from 4for4 Football to talk about busts to avoid in the first round, quarterbacks you should steer away from and backup running backs that might be worth a late-round pick on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! It's often said you can't win your fantasy league in the first round, but you can lose it. Chris and Dalton look through the players projected to be in the mix during the first round of fantasy drafts to highlight any potential landmines and how your first pick sets the tone for the rest of your draft.
The latest transfer news in the Premier League includes Lionel Messi not leaving Barcelona, Wilfried Zaha wanting out of Crystal Palace, and Chelsea set to sign another young star… Messi to stay at Barcelona Cover your eyes and plug your ears, Man City fans. Messi might not be on his way to the Etihad Stadium after all, as a proposal has reportedly been made in which he stays at the Camp Nou in exchange for president Josep Maria Bartomeu leaving the club. It's a trade that every Barcelona fan would make 1 million times out of 1 million if it means Messi not leaving Barcelona, but will the undisputed greatest player of all-time be convinced that one change alone fixes the larger systemic issu...
Marcus Morris either committed a cardinal basketball sin or had very unfortunate foot placement Tuesday night. In the third quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers' first-round Game 5 matchup with the Mavericks, Morris ran over to defend Luka Doncic prior to an inbound pass and stepped on the Dallas star's ankle. No one is allowed to say "Should the Mavs sign Marcus Morris" anymore.
There are people who will watch the games because they are college football, but some of these are not exactly appetizing matchups … even if you attend the schools. Here is ESPN's lineup for the “Week 0” and “Week 1” of the college football season. The highlight is Monday's BYU-Navy game.
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Yahoo ADP: 23.3 (WR6) Dalton Del Don: Godwin is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL right now, but his 2020 ADP of 23.3 is too high after not even ranking in the top-30 in WOPR last season (“Weighted Opportunity Rating” has a year-to-year stability of 0.61, which is about as strong as it gets for projecting receivers). He'll now be sharing targets with Rob Gronkowski to go along with Mike Evans on a team with a much-improved defense that's switching its base offense to 12 personnel.
Training camp has wrapped up for the Raiders. The Raiders will now have roughly a week to make their decisions on who they cut loose to get down to 53 players. With 80 players currently on the roster, they will need to cut some 27 players on or before the September 5 deadline.