Padres' pitching dominates to push Padres to NLDS
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio refused to shake hands with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after their game on Thursday night. In the final seconds of the game, Jets defenders swarmed Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien and sent him to the ground with a needless late hit despite the outcome of the game already being decided. When the final whistle blew, Fangio signaled his players to immediately clear the field.
Perkins goes off on Irving: 'He's a bonafide hater' originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Kyrie Irving's latest questionable comments have set the NBA world on fire, and no one is more fired up about them than Kendrick Perkins. In case you missed it, Irving joined the debut episode of Brooklyn Nets teammate Kevin Durant's "The ETCs" podcast and was asked who would take the last shot between him and KD. "I felt like I was the best option on every team I've played for down the stretch.
Why Barkley says 'pressure' on Simmons, Embiid with Rivers hire originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Sixers fans seem cautiously optimistic about new head coach Doc Rivers' ability to help nudge Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid towards much-needed improvement after a frustrating 2019-20 season. But one former Sixer thinks the team's two cornerstones can't just think things will magically improve with a new head coach. It's on them, too.
Harper, Johnson crack same joke about Sixers hiring Rivers originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Doc Rivers is the Sixers' new head coach, a hire that generally received positive reviews from people around the league. But how is Rivers going to fit in within Philadelphia's sports landscape? If these two reactions from some of the city's top stars are any indication, he's going to get an insane amount of name-related jokes and puns while he's here.
Florida was one of the teams that just missed out on signing Bowman in the class of 2020. Bowman should be able to redshirt in 2020 thanks to NCAA rules and compete in 2021 as a redshirt freshman. Freshman running back Demarkcus Bowman is transferring away from Clemson.
There was no traffic jam, no one hawking souvenirs or food outside Pimlico Race Course and not a six-pack in sight. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional second jewel of the Triple Crown was now the last in the series, and instead of being run under a blazing sun during the third week in May, the 12-race card was held on an October afternoon better suited for football. The clubhouse one floor down served as an auxiliary jockeys room.
Reports: How Pats players feel about positive COVID-19 test originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The New England Patriots are facing a new challenge this weekend, and it isn't the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots' Week 4 matchup with the Chiefs in Kansas City will be rescheduled after at least one member of each club tested positive for COVID-19. New England announced Saturday it had one player test positive for COVID-19 on Friday night, and that player is quarterback Cam Newton, according to multiple reports.
Three “Jeopardy!” contestants on Thursday didn't exactly hit a Yankee Stadium category out of the park. After returning champion Mason Maggio gave the correct response to a clue about perhaps the most famous Yankee player, they struck out the rest of the way. “We didn't expect this category about the Bronx Bombers to bomb so hard,” the quiz show wrote after the episode aired.
Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Friday that Allen Lazard's core injury provides an opportunity for other wide receivers to step forward - an indication the Packers may be without their top two wideouts when they face the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. Although the Packers haven't declared which players on the injury list are probable, doubtful or out for Monday night, Lazard's coaches and teammates talked about the likelihood of playing without him. Green Bay's top receiver, Davante Adams, has practiced on a limited basis each of the last two days after missing Sunday night's 37-30 victory at New Orleans with a hamstring injury.
Novak Djokovic is into the second week of a Grand Slam in his 13th straight major start, while Sofia Kenin extended a U.S. streak to nine years at the French Open. Djokovic crushed 153rd-ranked Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the fourth round. Maybe the most interesting moment of the match came during a 15-minute rain-forced delay to close the roof, when Djokovic briefly took a broom and helped sweep the crushed red clay at Court Philippe Chatrier.
The recent deaths of baseball greats Lou Brock, Tom Seaver and Al Kaline got Johnny Bench thinking about the future and the prospect of unloading memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career. Bench checked out items from Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully's recent online auction. ''You wonder, what is the best thing to do?'' Bench said by phone Thursday.
With the last leg of the COVID-19-revamped Triple Crown series on Saturday, it's time to take a deeper dive into the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes. No. 9 Authentic (9-5): Despite technically being the “second choice” on paper in the Kentucky Derby, he was a very distant second choice at 8-1, compared to favorite Tiz The Law at 4-5. This was chiefly due to the concerns of whether Authentic could handle the distance.
An out-of-order and out-of-the-way Triple Crown season ended on Saturday with 11-1 underdog Swiss Skydiver winning the 145th Preakness Stakes. The empty stands at Pimlico were witness to a thrilling photo finish between the filly and Kentucky Derby winner Authentic, with the two breaking away from the pack and going step-for-step down the stretch. Swiss Skydiver surged to take the lead midway through the race and managed to hold off for a surprise win over the 3/2 favorite.
These Jets have found unimaginably creative ways to torture their loyal followers and themselves during this train-wreck season. The latest installment of this Gang Green dumpster fire featured a masked man coaching scared, an awful “revamped” offensive line, an undisciplined defense that committed one annoying, ill-timed penalty after another and a general feeling of ineptitude surrounding the NFL's undisputed laughingstock. Somehow, some way, Adam Gase's team lost to an undrafted quarterback making his first start — on the road in a short week.
For the Los Angeles Lakers, the mission is simple: Get two more wins and become NBA champions. For the Miami Heat, the mission may be even more simple: Get one win and make this a series. Game 3 of the NBA Finals is Sunday night, the Lakers holding a 2-0 lead in the title matchup - putting the franchise within reach of a record-tying 17th championship, LeBron James closer to his fourth ring and Anthony Davis perhaps a few days away from his first crown.
The Phillies are looking for someone to lead baseball operations again, someone who, in the short term, can help the team break a dispiriting nine-year playoff drought and, over the long term, build sustained success. A year ago, when it fired manager Gabe Kapler, an experienced candidate with a winning resume was prioritized. The team interviewed three men who had those qualifications and hired Joe Girardi over Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter.
The Yankees might have finished the regular season on a low note, but make no mistake, they asserted their dominance in the Wild Card Round against the Cleveland Indians. The offense managed to put 22 runs on the scoreboard in two games, using the long ball and very clutch hitting – especially in that epic Game 2 winner – to do so. Gerrit Cole was dominant, though Masahiro Tanaka and the bullpen left something to be desired.
CC Sabathia still has some ill-will toward the Houston Astros from their sign-stealing scandal in 2017. After sweeping the Minnesota Twins in the Wild Card Series, Astros' infielder Carlos Correa taunted Astros' haters - otherwise known as baseball fans - saying that "people are mad" and "don't want to see us here." The former Yankee ace and his cohost, Ryan Ruocco, ripped Correa on their podcast, R2C2, for his recent comments testing Astros' haters upon sweeping the Minnesota Twins.
Midway through the third quarter of Game 2, with the Heat seeming to deflate against the size and relentless attack of the Lakers, veteran and Heat Icon Udonis Haslem tried to light a fire under his team. During a timeout, he got in their faces with the kind of rant we can't repeat in front of children. Play harder…” was Jimmy Butler's answer to what Haslem said that could be repeated.
The Arizona Coyotes placed Michael Grabner on waivers Saturday for the purpose of buying out the speedy forward's contract. Assuming Grabner clears waivers Sunday, the buyout will cost Arizona just over $2.5 million, trim money off the books next season and cost an extra $1.26 million in 2021-22. ''This was simply a hockey decision,'' new general manager Bill Armstrong said.