Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz makes his bets for the Bucks vs. Heat game.
Steve Smith is who he is. The latest to taste the wrath of No. 89 is former Carolina wideout Kelvin Benjamin. Speaking in an interview on WFNZ, Smith ripped some fans for claiming Benjamin would replace him, saying he is parking cars right now.
Patrick Mahomes had quite a day on Tuesday. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback received a jewel-studded ring for leading the Chiefs to their Super Bowl win in February. On Tuesday afternoon, the Chiefs unveiled their Super Bowl rings.
Washington announces starting QB for Week 1 vs. Eagles originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Eagles will be the first NFL team to face the Washington Football Team under its new name, and now the Birds officially know who will be under center during the Week 1 matchup. Washington head coach Ron Rivera officially announced on Wednesday that second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins will start at QB against the Eagles: Haskins, 23, was selected 15th overall in the 2019 Draft and played in nine games last season, including seven as Washington's starter. He threw seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in nine games, completed 58.6% of his passes, and averaged 6.7 yards per attempt.
Devin Smith's NFL career has taken another stumble. Smith is being released by the Cowboys, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. It was always going to be an uphill battle for Smith to make the Cowboys' roster.
Julian Alaphilippe's ride in the yellow jersey is over, and his rivals had nothing to do with it. The Tour de France leader was stripped of the coveted shirt on Wednesday after being handed a time penalty for illegally receiving provisions near the end of Stage 5, which had been largely uneventful until then. British rider Adam Yates was moved up to first place in the revised general standings after Alaphilippe was docked 20 seconds.
With Fantasy Football draft season here on Yahoo, our analysts are continuing to update their rankings so you'll be ready when you're on the clock. And after what he did last season, is it any surprise that Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey is the unanimous choice as the top-ranked player? With that said, however, consensus gets harder to find among our analysts after Run-CMC.
When asked what sparked the tweet, Mickelson replied “random appreciation.” Neither Tiger nor Phil are playing this week at the Tour Championship. Mickelson will play next week at the Safeway Open in Napa, California, but Woods is unlikely to play.
Most baseball fights are silly business, defined by chirping, jostling, relievers dashing through the outfield toward fisticuffs that they know will never happen. This Yankees-Rays tension is now different: Due to the actions of Aroldis Chapman and Kevin Cash, the teams are now engaged in dangerous business that even hardened baseball men know is wrong. -- Yankees fans, please set aside your loyalty for a moment and take a clear-eyed look at why Chapman was almost certainly reckless and wrong on Tuesday night.
ers' Super Bowl run gets easier if Saints trade Kamara originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The New Orleans Saints clearly aren't happy with their star running back. Alvin Kamara hasn't practiced in several days as he seeks a new contract, and the Saints could be ready to move on without him. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Tuesday a source told her the Saints are open to trading Kamara.
Boogie, Thomas, Gay troll Kings after Nuggets beat Jazz originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea In case you missed it, Michael Malones Denver Nuggets team picked up a Game 7 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday and advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs. The moment wasnt lost on a trio of former Kings teammates who turned to social media to pour salt in one of the many open wounds festering in Sacramento. Rudy Gay, Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins looked like a formidable group for the Kings during the 2013-14 season.
Tomase: Sox reliever's wife has perfect shutdown for Twitter troll originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Sara Stock knows how to defeat a troll, and it is with humor. Her husband is Red Sox reliever Robert Stock, and when he allowed two runs on three hits in a 10-3 loss to the Braves on Tuesday night, a Twitter user had some less-than-flattering words for his performance. "I implore you all to put on the Red Sox games," he wrote.
Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. turned 31 on Wednesday, but it wasn't exactly the happiest of birthdays after the NBA issued him a $35,000 fine for “recklessly striking” Dallas guard Luka Doncic above the neck during Game 6 of the team's first-round series. The flagrant-2 foul he committed in Sunday's series-clinching Clippers victory followed two previous incidents between the two players. Morris made contact after the whistle on Doncic in Game 1 that led to a heated disagreement between the teams, and Doncic's left shoe came off in Game 4 after it was stepped on by Morris near the ankle Doncic had injured earlier in the series.
Round 7: Picks 61-70 Safest Bet: Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams – 64th overall Woods has been ultra-reliable as a member of the Rams, averaging 88 catches and 1,176 yards across the past two seasons. Still in his prime at age 28, he should have no trouble teaming up with Jared Goff to top the 1,000-yard plateau for a third straight campaign. Wide receiver is not as deep this year as some people believe, and plucking gems like Woods in the middle rounds can set the foundation for a championship.
With just a couple of words, Joel Embiid managed to stir up a mild social media frenzy on Monday night. Jimmy Butler #TooGood— Joel “Do a 180” Embiid??? In an interview with The Athletic's Sam Amick, Butler said he didn't initially see Embiid's tweets but was told about them.
Trading a longtime goaltender who lost his starting job could be the first step toward the St. Louis Blues keeping their Stanley Cup-winning captain. The Blues traded goaltender Jake Allen to the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday in a move that clears valuable salary cap space to try to re-sign captain and top defenseman Alex Pietrangelo. St. Louis received a third- and a seventh-round pick in this year's draft and also sent a 2022 seventh-rounder to Montreal.
Lamar Miller picked the New England Patriots in free agency because of some of the similarities between their offense and the one the Houston Texans run. Bill O'Brien, a former Patriots offensive coordinator, featured Miller heavily in that Texans offense. But Miller's first impressions of the Patriots were about the obvious differences between New England and the other franchises where he's worked in Houston and Miami.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski has had to do more than reacclimate himself to the grind of playing football this summer. Gronkowski only played for one head coach in New England, so moving to Tampa has also meant getting used to life with a new head coach for the first time in a long time. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has never been shy about lighting into a player when they aren't doing what he wants, which Gronkowski said on Tuesday was “pretty funny” when he saw it happen to others.
A decade ago, I created something called the Ibanez All-Stars, a way to appreciate older baseball players who were commonly under-appreciated (and under drafted) in fantasy arenas. Maybe it's not that high of a hurdle to clear considering how football has changed, but I think he has a fair chance to give us the best rookie quarterback season of all time.
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The Minnesota Vikings bolstered their pass rush with the weekend trade for Jaguars pass rush specialist Yannick Ngakoue. Giving up just two middle-round picks to acquire Ngakoue, who has 37.5 sacks in four seasons, made headlines and got Vikings fans feeling great about their team. Due to their salary cap situation, the Vikings nearly lost starting left tackle Riley Reiff.