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Why would the Texans take on the albatross contract of David Johnson, a player seemingly on a downward spiral at this point in his career? The Texans quickly flipped their own second-round selection, 57th overall, to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for the often-traded Brandin Cooks. Cooks, the recipient of four 1,000-yard seasons from 2015-2018, was lauded as a similarly priced downgrade to Hopkins.
Sometime after Paul Azinger stopped winning and before he went on television to talk about those who were, he described pressure in the simplest terms. The FedEx Cup was a little of both for Dustin Johnson. The PGA Tour will have bigger problems than it realizes if players aren't moved by winning $15 million in a day.
Justin Thomas on Tuesday earned the PGA of America's points-based Player of the Year award, edging Jon Rahm. Thomas collected 66 points to capture the PGA's top annual award for the second time. Rahm was second, with 56 points, while Collin Morikawa (54), Webb Simpson (52) and Dustin Johnson (42) rounded out the top 5.
Dustin Johnson may be the FedEx Cup Champion, but the other players in the field still won this week. Here is what the top 10 finishers at the Tour Championship took home. Dustin Johnson (-21) $15 million.
Scott Zolak had better keep his arm warm. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick may need an emergency quarterback. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL has allowed teams to place veterans on the practice squad, which were spots originally reserved for younger players.
On a day when Brian Cashman held a rare team meeting and addressed the media, it was -- of all people -- Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke who might have best framed the Yankees' current situation, though he was talking about his own team's struggle. "Everyone makes the playoffs,” Greinke said. It's hard to believe we're even talking about this, given their talent, smarts and resources, but the Yankees might not make the playoffs either.
It took five sets and more than four hours, all the way until past 1 a.m. on Wednesday, for Pablo Carreno Busta to reach the U.S. Open semifinals for a second time. One match after advancing when No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic was disqualified in the first set, the 20th-seeded Carreno Busta expended a lot more energy and outlasted Denis Shapovalov 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. At least he'll get a chance to rest up before playing Friday against No. 5 seed Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.
Quarterbacks Start 'em Philip Rivers, Colts (@ JAX) Tyrod Taylor, Chargers (@ CIN) Cam Newton, Patriots (vs. MIA) Phillip Rivers finally has an offensive line to protect him, which should provide for a challenging afternoon for a Jacksonville defense with a solid pass rush but not much behind it…Tyrod Taylor is once again in a position of holding down the starting job until a rookie is ready. Look for him to take advantage of the plethora of weapons the Chargers have and build his case for keeping that job all year…Cam Newton is playing under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in New England, so things should get creative in their first game together — especially with Miami on the other si...
For the second time since 2011, ESPN is reportedly removing Hank Williams Jr. from its “Monday Night Football” intro. This time, the network claims it's not about Williams' controversial points of view, according to Sports Business Journal. Instead of Williams' iconic “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night” that became the anthem for weekday football in 1989, ESPN will air a rendition of Little Richard's “Rip It Up,” mashing the late artist's vocals with instrumentation from Virginia-based band Butcher Brown, per the report.
Christian McCaffrey was a one-man wrecking crew and one-man league-winner in 2019, putting together a fantasy season for the ages. The question is, can he come close to repeating it, considering top-overall running back finishers rarely repeat in fantasy? Or will someone else topple him from the top?
It might seem humbling for Josh Rosen, to go from being the 10th overall pick in the draft to the practice squad. Rosen opted for the relative security of joining a solid staff where he can learn and develop, over joining a team which needed an extra for their 53-man roster. Byron had him for eight or nine games as a starter with a really bad football team.
New Orleans is a logical top seed, and this is their last best chance in a jumbled conference to give the Saints chance for a second Super Bowl in the Drew Brees era, in probably his last football game. San Francisco, up by two scores with eight minutes left in the Super Bowl and with so many key guys returning, is a logical pick, and it wouldn't surprise me if the Niners went 12-4 and steamed to the top seed. I'm picking Seattle to edge the Niners in the division.
Alexander Zverev hit back at Martina Navratilova after criticism of his performance as he reached the US Open semi-finals. Navratilova, an 18-time grand slam singles champion, told Amazon Prime: "He will not be able to win against the top players playing the way he did today." Zverev was unhappy with the criticism, pointing to his record against Roger Federer (4-3 head-to-head) and Novak Djokovic, who he has beaten in two finals.
Last month at the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka used a post-round interview to seemingly take a shot at Dustin Johnson, a golfer he once considered a close friend. Koepka, who was in the hunt for the lead at the time — the tournament was eventually won by Collin Morikawa — remarked that there were a lot of names ahead of him on the leaderboard, but implied that he didn't fear many of them. Koepka has won four majors — the PGA Championship twice, and the U.S. Open twice.
Skip Bayless of Fox Sports 1's “Undisputed” has dissed LeBron James for his free-throw routine, accused him of drinking water for dramatic purposes, and repeatedly claimed that the superstar “isn't a closer. He even inspired the fairly recent article “Why Does Skip Bayless Hate LeBron James? So what does the sports journalist go out and do this week?
The third and final rounds of the Masters will end earlier than usual. In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said the plan is for the final round of the Masters, rescheduled for Nov. 15, to end sometime between 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. ET, more than an hour before the network's afternoon NFL games. The third round of the Masters should finish around 5:30 p.m., before the network's primetime college football game between Alabama and LSU.
The Rockets keep getting hit in the nuts. The NBA has now mostly taken notice. Houston guard Ben McLemore took the first hit from Thunder star Chris Paul: Dave McMenamin and Tim MacMahon of ESPN: Sources told ESPN that the Rockets were upset that Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul's jab to Ben McLemore's groin area in overtime of Game 3 of their first round series — a play extremely similar to Davis' drive — was not reviewed by the league office.
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A couple of weeks ago, the Cowboys utilized their usual contract mechanism to create more cap space by restructuring the deal of stalwart left tackle Tyron Smith. The move provides Dallas cap space this season, and if unused it goes into next season, where there will be considerably less cap space thanks to limited or no attendance at games across the NFL. On Wednesday morning, it has been revealed by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network the club has done something similar, restructuring the deal of All-Pro right guard Zack Martin.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart has been sent down to the alternate training site in Toledo, the team announced Tuesday night after an 8-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Comerica Park. Stewart was replaced in the sixth inning for defensive purposes, as Derek HIll entered to play center field and Victor Reyes shifted to Stewart's spot in left field. The Tigers will make a corresponding move Wednesday, and manager Ron Gardenhire said the player will be a "fun thing" for the fans — possibly alluding to Daz Cameron, Riley Greene or even another prospect.