Candace Parker scored 17 points in the Sparks' win (August 21, 2020).
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.
The Bucks' boycott led to Wednesday's two other playoff games being postponed, and players and coaches reportedly discussed Wednesday night if they should halt the postseason altogether. According to ESPN's Marc Spears, that's when Brown brought up an important point. From Spears on SportsCenter Wednesday night: Jaylen Brown also asked them, 'OK, if you guys leave here, are you just gonna leave and go chill and hang out with your families and lose that loneliness?
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.
Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff said Thursday that NBA protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are ''absurd and silly'' when compared with the league's relative silence about human rights violations in China, where U.S. pro basketball has a large audience. If they want to protest, I don't think we care,'' Marc Short told CNN's ''New Day. His comments came the day after the NBA postponed three scheduled playoff games, with the Milwaukee Bucks kicking off the boycott by refusing to leave their locker room for the game against the Orlando Magic.
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.
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.
Members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance asked the NHL to postpone its two second-round playoff games on Thursday in response to Jacob Blake being shot by police in Wisconsin. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane announced the request on his Twitter account. ”We strongly feel this sends a clear message that human rights take priority over sports,” Kane wrote on behalf of the alliance, which is made up of current and former players.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 .
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.
The Jets have added another former Dolphin to their running back room. New York traded a conditional late-round pick to Miami for Kalen Ballage on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The Dolphins were planning to release Ballage, but the Jets swooped in with the opportunity for Miami to possibly get something in return for the running back.
Calling his step on the foot of Dallas star Luka Doncic an accident that he apologized for, Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. said that the suggestion he had intentionally tried to hurt the Mavericks guard during Game 5 of their playoff series was “absurd.” While Doncic received an inbound pass during the third quarter of the Clippers' 154-111 victory Tuesday, Morris ran from behind and stepped on Doncic's foot, knocking his shoe off. Doncic had injured his left ankle in Game 3.
It seems that every day some new sports analyst goes on the air and disrespects the Pittsburgh Steelers. I'm not sure what the reason is that so many pundits don't give the Steelers any credit. Colin Cowherd says the Steelers will finish under .
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.
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.
Patrick Mahomes' no-look passes are majestic. Nothing Ryan Fitzpatrick has done on a football field can be called “majestic,” but he has no-look passes up his sleeve too. With the preseason canceled we're all clamoring for any football highlights we can get to get us to Week 1, and this no-look pass from the Miami Dolphins quarterback is just great.