Condensed Game:Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Alejandro Kirk and Bo Bichette helped the Blue Jays show off their offense in an 11-5 win
What's with Gronk's lack of production? Bucs coach explains originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Tom Brady hasn't been spectacular through two games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he's still shown flashes of the quarterback who won six Super Bowl titles with the Patriots. The tight end he brought with him from New England?
The Raiders fell behind 10-0 early, then completely outplayed the Saints the rest of the way. For all the jokes about Jon Gruden and his big contract since he came out of the “Monday Night Football” booth, this was his crowning moment of his second stint with the Raiders. Jon Gruden, Raiders get huge win in Las Vegas debut This whole season was a challenge for Gruden.
Judging by the tone of Ben Roethlisberger's voice, it was hard to tell if the Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0 or 0-2. No matter how the questions were framed following a 26-21 victory over Denver on Sunday that gave the Steelers their best start since 2017, the club's longtime quarterback kept turning each answer into a referendum of sorts on his play. While quick to heap praise upon his young wide receivers — including rookie Chase Claypool and budding second-year star Diontae Johnson — Roethlisberger believes he needs to knock off whatever rust might remain from his injury-marred 2019 quickly.
Jared Veldheer won't be suiting up soon, for the Cowboys or anyone else. According to Todd Archer of ESPN.com, the veteran offensive tackle has decided to retire instead of accepting an offer from Dallas. Veldheer came back last year to play two games for the Packers, but has a long resume of starting experience (113 games) with the Broncos, Cardinals, and Raiders.
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn might insist that his players know the rules regarding onside kicks after their stunning failure against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, but team owner Arthur Blank isn't buying it. Blank — speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday after the team's 40-39 loss to the Cowboys — said the play spoke for itself. “Clearly on the last play of the game yesterday our players, you know, didn't do what they either were instructed to do and they didn't understand it, or, it's clear, though, they didn't, in my view, they didn't clearly understand what the rules were and exactly what they had to do,” Blank said, via ESPN.
Bryson DeChambeau's six-shot victory at the U.S. Open left many in the game shaking their heads and trying to make sense of a dominant performance. Included in that group was former U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy. McIlroy won nine years ago at Congressional, and he finished T-8 Sunday at Winged Foot after a final-round 75.
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p Bulked-up mad scientist Bryson DeChambeau can now add “major champion” to his list of titles. p DeChambeau was the lone player under par at the 120th U.S. Open, running away with his first major title at 6 under par thanks to a final-round 3-under 67 (the lone round under par on Sunday).
It was not a good day for the Detroit Lions defense in Green Bay in Week 2. They were not the only ones who did not have their “A” game in Lambeau Field. The FOX broadcast crew also had a rough afternoon.
Former NBA point guard Ty Lawson said he meant "no disrespect" after lewd social media posts about Chinese women stirred an outcry and saw him axed by China's Fujian Sturgeons basketball team. The Sturgeons said they will not renew Lawson's deal for the upcoming Chinese Basketball Association season, which starts next month, over "inappropriate remarks" by the 32-year-old. Lawson, a former Denver Nuggets star who has played three seasons in the CBA, posted the offending messages on Instagram during a night out.
Has Belichick watched Brady in Tampa? Pats HC gives predictable answer originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Tom Brady's first couple of games as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer have garnered plenty of attention from followers of the NFL across the country. Brady's Bucs debut vs. the New Orleans Saints was the highest-rated national telecast since Super Bowl 54 earlier this year.
The Atlanta Falcons suffered a wholly incomprehensible 40-39 loss on Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys, giving up a sizable lead and biffing the recovery of a weak onside kick in the final minutes of the game to suffer quite the embarrassing defeat. This Cowboys team looked pretty bad for most of the game, but when it counted, the Falcons were worse. The most unforgivable of their sins was completely screwing up the recovery of the Cowboys' onside kick.
We'll follow up with Andy Behrens' full version of pickups on Monday, but with so many injuries on Sunday we wanted to offer some early options to consider ahead of Week 3 waiver claims. Russell Gage, WR, Atlanta Falcons — 21% rostered We knew all three of Matt Ryan's wide receivers weren't going to collect 12 targets and 100 receiving yards again, but for the second week in a row, third WR Russell Gage impressed, this time turning nine targets into six catches for 46 yards and a touchdown — he even threw a pass that should have been a touchdown but Julio Jones had an uncharacteristic drop! Let's face it: The Falcons have a lot of great pass-catchers.
The three-time Defensive Player of the Year is now essentially a hired goon off the bench against star Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, and it has yielded mostly positive results in a Western Conference finals series the Lakers now lead 2-0. And one person is sure what he is doing is cool: Dwight Howard. After registering five fouls in 12:45 on Sunday night, Howard broke from the celebration of teammate Anthony Davis' game-winning buzzer beater in Game 2 to do this, according to The Athletic's Sam Amick: “Go home!
WATCH: C's settle locker room incident with 'fight' by the pool originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics had some unfinished business after their Game 2 locker room altercation. Marcus Smart, who reportedly was at the center of the heated incident with Jaylen Brown, settled the beef by the NBA bubble's pool with teammate Enes Kanter. Kanter posted a video of their "fight" to his Twitter, and it is excellent: Looks like we can officially declare Smart the winner.
DeChambeau hit only 23 of the 56 fairways, the least of any US Open champion since they started collecting data 30 years ago. But he averaged 325 yards in driving distance, conversely the furthest by any US Open winner — and it is fair to say this despite the lack of yesteryear records — in history. DeChambeau is a revolutionary and like every renegade there are calls for him to be constrained.
Doug Pederson met with the media on Monday just hours after the Eagles brutal home loss the Los Angles Rams that left Philadelphia winless on the young season. Pederson held a zoom meeting at the NovaCare Complex, and short of one question concerning injured left guard Isaac Seumalo, the rest of the questions surrounded quarterback Carson Wentz and his struggles through the first two weeks of the season. Pederson was asked about the playcalling, Wentz's crucial late-game interception, and whether his franchise quarterback had regressed as a passer.
While everyone's attention is rightfully focused on the New Orleans Saints' prime time game with the Las Vegas Raiders on “Monday Night Football,” one big change may have flown under the radar for the Saints' Week 3 home game against the Green Bay Packers. NBC's Al Michaels let slip during the Seahawks-Patriots Sunday night game that he will be taking a “bye week” afterwards, promoting veteran play-by-play man Mike Tirico to his chair next to Cris Collinsworth. This change was discussed during a preseason conference call with NBC producer Fred Gaudelli, who explained that it is part of a gradual transition in the booth as Michaels, 75, eases into retirement.
Ron Gardenhire called his wife, Carol, after an unexpected exchange this weekend with Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila in his office. "He's said that kind of stuff before, too, so I wasn't really sure," Gardenhire's son, Toby, told the Free Press on Sunday. On Saturday night, Gardenhire and his family gathered on a Zoom video conference to take shots of Fireball to celebrate the conclusion of a 16-year managerial career.
After making just one start for the Atlanta Braves, Cole Hamels is done for the season. Hamels reported shortly before the start of a four-game series against the Miami Marlins that he didn't feel like he could get anything on the ball. The left-hander was scheduled to make his second start Tuesday after struggling throughout the year to overcome shoulder and triceps issues.