Cam Newton is getting ready to return to the field for the first time in nearly a year on Sunday, when he’ll lead the New England Patriots in their season opener against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.
RG3 has a question for Chiefs fans who booed moment of silence originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Prior to the start of the NFL season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans on Thursday, both teams took to midfield at Arrowhead Stadium to lock arms with one another for a moment silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in America. A moment meant to bring everyone together, some fans in the capacity-limited crowd in Kansas City showed they apparently weren't fans of unity. A smattering of boos could be heard during the silence.
Two-time major champion John Daly revealed that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, but remains upbeat about his prognosis and potential recovery. Speaking to Golf Channel on an episode of PGA Tour Champions Learning Center, the 54-year-old revealed that he had been battling kidney stones and back pain in recent weeks, ailments that led him to withdraw from last month's Charles Schwab Series event in Missouri after two rounds. But after consulting with doctors, it was determined that the kidney stones had passed and that he now faced a more daunting condition.
What you may not have noticed is that the Raptors' unique defense is consistently exploiting a blind spot of NBA officiating: the defensive three-second violation. As NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh laid out in his latest column, defensive three seconds is one of the most overlooked calls in the NBA -- especially at the end of games. According to The Pudding's examination of the league's Last Two Minute reports, there were 141 defensive three-second violations in the last two minutes of close games between 2015 and 2018, and only one was called.
The Broncos are scrambling for a replacement for Von Miller, and at least one of their options has told them “No, thanks.” According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Rams and Packers linebacker Clay Matthews sent word to the Broncos he was not going to play. There was a report of interest from the Seahawks in early August, otherwise things have been quiet in terms of Matthews actually playing again.
One came late in regulation, when Jayson Tatum drove and passed… directly to Toronto coach Nick Nurse, who was standing near Celtics center Daniel Theis in the corner. Nurse was hunched over and touching the out-of-bounds lines – maybe even crossing them at one point. Tatum, via Darren Hartwell of NBC Sports Boston: “That was my fault.
You could feel it in LeBron James' flailing, fighting layup over his shoulder and through three Houston Rockets. The steamrolling Lakers are now one win from the Western Conference finals after an overpowering 110-100 victory Thursday over the beaten-into-submission Rockets. Meanwhile, the equally steamrolling Clippers are also one win from the Western Conference finals with their first clinching opportunity Friday against the clearly gassed Denver Nuggets.
Cam Newton is more than a football player. The New England Patriots starting quarterback has dropped several videos across various social media platforms displaying his work ethic and mindset. It's an impressive skill that the quarterback possesses that makes him seem like the superhero character that he mimics in his famous touchdown celebration.
The San Francisco Giants released Pablo Sandoval on Thursday, parting ways for a second time with the former fan favorite and 2012 World Series MVP. Sandoval ends a second stint with the club after he rejoined the Giants following parts of three seasons away with the Boston Red Sox after winning a third World Series in five years with the Giants in 2014. ''Such an incredible contributor to the organization, his teammates, the coaching staff, and the entire city of San Francisco,'' manager Gabe Kapler said.
LeBron James admits his determination to remain at the peak of his powers at 35 is even annoying his wife in the NBA's Orlando bubble. The Los Angeles Lakers' 112-102 Game 3 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday was the 162nd postseason victory James has been a part of, a number that takes him past Derek Fisher for the most playoff wins in NBA history. James was paramount to a victory that put the Lakers 2-1 up in the series as he had 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and had four blocks in one quarter.
Call it one last pass in San Diego for Philip Rivers. The longtime Chargers quarterback, who joined the Indianapolis Colts this offseason after 16 years with the Bolts, has sold his home in gated Santaluz for $3.675 million. Originally listed in April for $4.199 million, the Spanish-style home's price was cut to $3.699 million in June before catching an offer six weeks later.
“Hopefully, we can build a culture in Milwaukee for many years that we can come out here and compete every single year for a championship.” The Bucks will offer Antetokounmpo a supermax contract this offseason, and if he doesn't sign it then things get interesting. Whether he signs the extension or not, Milwaukee has work to do to make this work (and maybe keep him).
Talib reveals why he turned down Belichick's offer to rejoin Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Aqib Talib has officially retired from the NFL, even though the New England Patriots were interested in bringing him back to Foxboro for the 2020 NFL season. Talib was acquired by the Patriots in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2012 season, and he played in New England through the 2013 campaign before signing with the Denver Broncos in free agency. The veteran cornerback played with the Los Angeles Rams over the last two seasons, and on Wednesday he announced his retirement.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup came with quite a surprise on Thursday. Mookie Betts, the team's recently acquired and extended superstar, was in his usual leadoff spot, but not at his usual position at right field. Roberts said that Betts himself volunteered for the move, with the idea that it could be good prep for an emergency situation in the postseason.
The entire Dallas Stars bench was yelling out to Joe Pavelski about what to do with the puck after a broken play in front of them only seconds into overtime. Pavelski delivered, with a cross-ice pass to a breaking Alexander Radulov, who scored 31 seconds into overtime on a wrister from the middle of the right circle for a 3-2 victory Thursday night that gave the the Stars a 2-1 series lead over the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference final. Radulov's third career overtime goal was his second this postseason, and the only shot in the extra time..
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was listed on the first Dolphins injury report of the year as fully participating in practice despite a hip injury. Presumably, it's the same hip injury that he suffered last season at Alabama. Limited in practice for the Dolphins on Wednesday were tight end Mike Gesicki (glute), cornerback Xavien Howard (knee), cornerback Byron Jones (achilles), receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring), linebacker Kyle Van Noy (hand), and receiver Preston Williams (knee).
Running back Phillip Lindsay (DEN): The Broncos get a home tilt this week against the Titans, who had 23.7 percent of the targets against them last season go to running backs. That was good for the fifth-highest rate in the league. Tennessee allowed 8.25 targets per game to opposing running backs while the team's secondary largely shut down receivers and limited tight ends.
When the NFL schedule was released in May, we highlighted the top 10 must-watch games. Tom Brady will be playing his first game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first time he will have suited up for anyone but the New England Patriots since he was at the University of Michigan. Brady's Buccaneers will be facing the New Orleans Saints, who have Super Bowl dreams after three straight playoff heartbreaks.
Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (at Minnesota Vikings) 13) Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks (at Atlanta Falcons) 14) Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (at Washington Football Team) 15) Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals (at San Francisco 49ers) 16) Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens (vs. Cleveland Browns) As the 2020 NFL season progresses, I expect the Ravens to rely increasingly more on rookie RB J.K. Dobbins to spell the 30-yer-old Ingram. To start the season, however, I see Ingram receiving the majority of work in this backfield.
NBA L2M report says Kemba was fouled late in Celtics' Game 6 loss originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The NBA's Last Two Minute Report for Game 6 between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors was released Thursday evening, and C's fans won't be pleased with the findings. The report says two calls were missed, one at the end of regulation and another late in the first overtime. Both calls went against the Celtics.
Nelly Korda has had Grand Slam events on her mind for the last two weeks, not just her own, and she made it through the first round Thursday of the ANA Inspiration with just the start she wanted. With heat-baked greens so firm she couldn't find pitch marks, Korda hit hybrid off the tee on the par-5 18th with a front pin. Two-time major champion In Gee Chun had to scramble for par on the 18th for a 67.