Condensed Game: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Teoscar Hernández went back-to-back and Randal Grichuk walked it off with a two-run homer in the 10th
Los Angeles Clippers star Patrick Beverley is taking heat after dismissing the head of the NBA players' union during a heated meeting about the future of the NBA season Wednesday night. According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, the 6-foot-1 guard continually interrupted NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts as she tried to explain the financial repercussions of abandoning the league's bubble. When Roberts calmly asked if she could make her point, Beverley curtly responded, "No, I pay your salary," angering his colleagues and derailing the meeting.
With Red Wolves becoming a fan-favorite for the Washington Football Team's new mascot, one fan has brought the name to life with incredibly detailed and realistic logo and uniform designs for the hypothetical name. Bryant Senghor, or @g1zmo3squire on Instagram, released his most updated Red Wolves logo design on Thursday, which features three different uniform designs and two logos modeled by Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin. Senghor's home uniforms include a burgundy jersey with gold and white stripes on the sleeves, gold pants with burgundy and white stripes down the side, burgundy and gold socks with burgundy shoes and a burgundy helmet with a gold face mask.
LeBron walked back to his hotel room and, along with Chris Paul (the players' union president), called one of the biggest basketball fans on the planet, and someone who has been in the room for higher stakes negotiations than this: Barack Obama. Shams Charania of The Athletic had the story of LeBron and Obama. Former President Barack Obama spoke to James, National Basketball Players Association president Chris Paul and a small group of players Wednesday evening, advising them to play and utilize the opportunity to contextualize action they want in order to play, The Athletic has learned.
There's no cut this week at the BMW Championship, the second leg of the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs. But after 36 holes, the projected FedEx Cup standings are sorting some things out. Namely, we're getting a sense of who needs to do what over the weekend if he wants to advance to the season finale at the Tour Championship.
Two people with knowledge of the trade tell The Associated Press that the Oakland Athletics have acquired infielder 2019 All-Star infielder Tommy La Stella from the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Franklin Barreto. La Stella has a $3.25 million, one-year contract that pays $1,203,704 prorated with the Angels, who acquired him from the Chicago Cubs in November 2018. La Stella also was an exceptional pinch-hitter for the Chicago Cubs before emerging as an everyday player with Los Angeles, and that skill could be valuable once again in a postseason run.
World number one Novak Djokovic battled into the ATP and WTA Western & Southern Open final Friday despite a neck problem while Japan's Naomi Osaka shook off stress to advance as well. Djokovic was treated twice by a trainer for neck issues but rallied to defeat Spanish eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/0) in the New York COVID-19 quarantine bubble where the US Open begins Monday. Fourth-seeded Osaka won a semi-final match she once vowed not to play, saving 18-of-21 break points to beat Belgium's Elise Mertens 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) and reach Saturday's final.
The chemistry between New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and wide receiver Julian Edelman will be an important factor in the team's 2020 season. Edelman has been full of praise for Newton through the first couple weeks of training camp. Newton has played well in camp and is the favorite to start at quarterback for the Patriots when they host the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the regular season.
Europe's Ryder Cup heavyweights have lined up to criticise the LPGA Tour for its bizarre, if not disgraceful, treatment of Sophia Popov since the German won the AIG Women's Open last weekend. Ian Poulter, Tommy Fleetwood and Thomas Bjorn all expressed their disgust at the Troon hero not only being denied entry to the second major of the season - the Ana Inspiration in two weeks' time - but also the usual five-year exemption as a Tour member. It is fair to say that Mike Whan, the LPGA commissioner, felt under increasing pressure on Friday after Poulter called the Tour “embarrassing to the game of golf” and Fleetwood termed it “stupid to say the least”.
Matt Kuchar has a familiar face on the bag this week at the BMW Championship after parting ways with longtime caddie John Wood. Kuchar's wife, Sybi, is caddying this week at Olympia Fields as the 42-year-old looks to extend his season another week. “John Wood called me after the week of Greensboro and said he was going to be done caddying, at least for me,” Kuchar told GolfChannel.com.
Matt Forte has responded to Brian Urlacher's Instagram post comparing NBA players boycotting playoff games to Brett Favre's Monday Night Football performance one day after his father died. Urlacher posted this message on Instagram Thursday morning. The post created a fierce debate on social media with some Bears fans calling for Urlacher to be "canceled" while others praised him for sharing his opinion.
There are several teams with multiple first-round picks in the 2020 NBA Draft, but the Boston Celtics are in a unique position. They are the only team with three first rounders, with the highest coming in at No. the end of the lottery.
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?
The Yankees lost to the Mets 4-3 in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader, as Aroldis Chapman let up a walkoff home run. 1. The Yankees offense got going in the top of the third inning, as Jordie Mercer walked for the team's first baserunner of the game, Thairo Estrada then got the Yanks first hit of the game, moving Mercer to third. 2. Still in the third inning, Aaron Hicks gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead with a single to right field, scoring Estrada.
The black suits and ties will be hilariously overdressed when attending the New England Patriots' “funeral” this season. That's until the disco ball drops from the ceiling, the defense turns life into a horror show for opposing quarterbacks and Cam Newton helps lead the team to Super Bowl LV in his first season in Foxborough. Be sure and hang on to the return receipts for those suits.
A comment from Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians about protests against the shooting of Jacob Blake has led to a back-and-forth with NFL Players Association executive directory DeMaurice Smith. On Thursday, Arians told reporters after practice that he held a team meeting in which he challenged players to commit to actions beyond protesting when addressing social issues like racial inequality. The comment was part of a larger quote in which he said “I don't know that protest is an action,” and that he would beg players “to take action, find a cause and either support it financially or do something to change the situation.”
Longtime Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin announced on Friday that he had contracted COVID-19 earlier this summer. Irvin said he became sick in the end of June, though his coronavirus tests came back negative multiple times — something that was extremely frustrating. “I didn't know I had it, and then I got real sick — I mean a pounding headache for like four or five days,” Irvin said on the show.
Oh, to be a cyber-fly buzzing about the latest text chain between Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. Bradley called Betts by his given first name of Markus. Betts never declined an opportunity to gush about Bradley's skills.
Using Yahoo fantasy football ADP, here's a round-by-round look at the value pick in each round of the draft based on a 12-team, half-point PPR league. Round 1 - Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (ADP: 11.6) The Packers had a glaring need to add talent behind Adams at wide receiver and with Devin Funchess announcing he will opt-out of the upcoming season, the team officially has added nobody. Concerning for Green Bay's overall air attack?
It was one of the signature steps by the league to support players in their push for social justice: It would say “Black Lives Matter” right on the court for every game in the restarted NBA in Orlando. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said on his own podcast, The Woj Pod, that several owners did not want the BLM words on the court, although none of that would knock the idea publicly. It's not a surprise that some of the rich, white, largely Republican team owners would oppose the Black Lives Matter words on the court.
Chase Young missed a few days of practice due to a hip flexor flare-up, and in the practices since he's returned for the Washington Football Team, he's making up for lost time. On seemingly every snap he gets, Young makes an impact, and on some snaps, Young makes a big impact. Now it's important to note that new Washington tight end Logan Thomas is having a really strong training camp.