Byron Buxton hits a deep home run to center to bring home two runs for the Twins in Saturday night's game against the Indians
Houston was listless and seemingly disinterested for more than three quarters of Game 4 against the Lakers Thursday, only making things respectable with a too-little-too-late fourth-quarter run. After that stinker of a game, there was yelling in the Houston locker room, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. “There was audible shouting in the postgame locker room…I'm told Rockets players were holding each other accountable to bring better body language, bring better effort on the floor.”
Ryan Clark on why fans booed when players linked arms before the Texans vs Chiefs game: "Because you're doing stuff for Black people." On Thursday night the NFL kicked off the 2020 season with a matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. The exact circumstances and reasons vary depends on who you believe but according to former Pittsburgh Steelers safety, Ryan Clark, there's only one reason.
The Atlanta Falcons will be tested early this season as the Seattle Seahawks come to town in Week 1. When these two teams last played in 2019, the Falcons kept things interesting without starting quarterback Matt Ryan, but the Seahawks ultimately prevailed before going on another playoff run. The key to stopping Seattle continues to be stopping QB Russell Wilson, which hasn't been something opposing defenses have done with any consistency since 2012.
Brady will break this NFL record on first snap with Bucs originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Tom Brady broke NFL records on an almost weekly basis with the New England Patriots, and he'll continue that trend in Tampa Bay. Brady's Buccaneers debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints will be the quarterback's 327th NFL game (including postseason). When Brady takes his first snap, he'll officially have played in more games than any QB in league history, surpassing Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
Tom Brady has revealed that his pre-game ritual does not include having sex with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback shared the detail about the couple's relationship on Thursday during an episode of Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert. "I'm going to ask a single Howard Stern-esque question," Shepard began.
Why Kevin Durant says Embiid, Simmons are in 'tough' spot originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia After a year away from the game recovering from injury, Kevin Durant will officially be a factor in the Eastern Conference playoff race next season for the first time. And it sounds like he already has a good grasp on a weakness from his Atlantic Division competitors; at least, when it comes to the Sixers. In appearance this week on former Sixers sharpshooter JJ Redick's podcast, Redick and co-host Tommy Alter were talking with Durant about the difficulties of building around two stars, and how to go about team construction, when the topic of continuity led the conversation to the Sixers.
The Danuel House situation is believed not to be an isolated incident. The female coronavirus tester who allegedly entered his hotel room reportedly said she had contact with Tyson Chandler and another Rockets player but not House. The league has information that one of its contracted COVID-19 testing employees entered the Rockets' Grand Floridian Hotel late night on Monday and has based its investigation of House on “door data” which showed House's hotel room door opened sometime in those hours.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for all things Week 1 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 1 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night's double-header between the Pittsburgh Steelers/New York Giants and Tennessee Titans/Denver Broncos. And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!
The Los Angeles Lakers are going to the conference finals for the first time in a decade, ending the longest drought in franchise history. LeBron James is going there for the first time since 2018. James scored 29 points and the Lakers wrapped up their first trip to the Western Conference finals since 2010 by topping the Houston Rockets 119-96 on Saturday night in Game 5 at Walt Disney World.
It took seven years and a different fight promotion for Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida to run it back, but that's what they did on Friday night at Bellator 245 in Uncasville, Conn. Davis got the better of Machida at UFC 163 in August of 2013, but it wasn't without controversy. The judges awarded Davis a unanimous decision, while fans, many members of the media, and even UFC president Dana White felt that Machida had clearly won the fight.
Phil Mickelson has a fan who has pushed, if not all his chips, a good chunk of them on the left-hander to win the 120th U.S. Open next week at Winged Foot Golf Club. On Thursday, a bettor placed a $45,000 wager on Mickelson to win at 75/1 (+7500) odds at one of William Hill's Southern Nevada Sports Books. If Mickelson claims his sixth major, and first U.S. Open after six heart-breaking runner-up finishes on Sunday, September 20, the bettor would reap a net win of $3,375,000.
Jamie Benn scored the tiebreaking goal and Anton Khudobin stopped 32 shots as the Dallas Stars beat the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 to take a commanding lead in their Western Conference final series. Despite being heavily outshot for the second straight game, the Stars got the victory thanks to superior goaltending and an ability to make the most of their scoring chances and now have a 3-1 playoff series lead. Benn and Joe Pavelski both scored in the second period after defenceman Alec Martinez had opened the scoring for Vegas earlier in the period.
Instead of staying in Wine Country for two more rounds, Spieth knew he had to decide whether to head home to Texas for a couple days of rest or head to New York for some extra prep time at Winged Foot ahead of next week's U.S. Open. Looking for mini-victories as he tries to emerge from a slump lasting more than two years, Spieth was on the cutline and on the ninth hole of the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa when his travel itinerary changed as quickly as his second shot on the par-5 banged off a tree limb and headed straight into a hazard. Thinking he needed to make birdie to feel comfortable about making the cut, Spieth had to take a drop and made double-bogey 7 and packed his bags.
Report: ACC may cancel season if fewer than 8 teams can play originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The ACC is willing to call off its 2020 football season if more than 50 percent of its teams are unable to finish out their schedules as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Andrea Adelson reported Saturday. The conference has postponed two games as a result of the virus, both involving Virginia Tech. According to a document obtained by ESPN, the ACC has a list of considerations that would warrant canceling the season.
Per the NFL transaction sheet, wide receivers Chester Rogers and Ahmad Wagner were welcomed to Pittsburgh for tryouts on Saturday. Rogers, a product of Grambling State, was waived by the Dolphins on Sept. 1, and recently visited with the Green Bay Packers. During Rogers' time with the Colts, he logged 1,221 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
The San Francisco 49ers have placed starting receiver Deebo Samuel on injured reserve. The move made Saturday means Samuel will miss at least the first three games of the season. Samuel broke his foot during informal offseason training with teammates in June.
Football is finally here! Chris Biderman of the Sacramento Bee and Kyle Madson take a look at the 49ers' Week 1 matchup vs. the Cardinals. They assess why San Francisco should come away with a victory, but there are plenty of reasons for concern.
Rattler, the highly touted redshirt freshman from Phoenix, only played the first two quarters and helped the Sooners take a 41-0 lead. Rattler nearly didn't the chance to make his long-awaited splash. According to a report in the Springfield News-Leader, Missouri State president Clif Smart told the school's board of governors that the game had been in jeopardy because of Oklahoma's positive COVID-19 cases.
Raiders-Panthers predictions: Experts in consensus on LV win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Raiders' first regular-season game since the franchise moved to Las Vegas comes on Sunday, but it won't be held in Sin City. The Carolina Panthers will play host to the Raiders in Week 1, with new franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hoping to earn a win in his first start for the organization. Derek Carr and the Raiders will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing final season for the franchise in Oakland, finishing 7-9 and missing out on a playoff spot.
Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. entered Game 5 against the Los Angeles Clippers with a fair amount of scrutiny around him due to controversial postgame comments questioning the Nuggets strategy in Game 4. That scrutiny extended well into Game 5, in which Porter was scoreless for three quarters and seemed on track for whimpering end to his rookie season. And then the Nuggets launched their stunning comeback, with Porter delivering some massive plays down the stretch.