Condensed Game: Zack Greinke struck out six and Kyle Tucker drove in three to lead the Astros to a 6-3 win and doubleheader sweep over the A's
It looked like Adrian Peterson was about to cut through the offensive line and cross the goal line for six on Sunday. To open the 11-on-11 phase of their training camp practice that closed out the weekend, the Washington Football Team had the first-string offense start at the 25-yard line and work their way in.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris was ejected after a hard foul against Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks in the first quarter of their playoff game Sunday. Doncic was trying to get to the basket against Morris and had inched past him as their arms started to tangle. Morris swung his arm down forcefully, appearing to hit Doncic in the head or neck area and knocking to him to the court.
The image on Jayson Tatum's t-shirt as he made his way to the post-game interview room following Boston's 112-94 Game 1 win over Toronto was that of George Floyd, who was killed after a now-ex police officer planted his knee in the back of Floyd's neck for 546 seconds. The message delivered by Tatum, one delivered in his words, his actions and his attire, was clear. Success in the Bubble for him and most players has to be a two-fold proposition, one whose ending leaves an indelible imprint of success both on and off the court.
The BMW Championship is in the books, the FedEx Cup points have been calculated and we now know the 30 golfers who will be moving on to the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. After the conclusion of the BMW Championship, the golfer ranked No. on the FedEx Cup point list will start the Tour Championship with a score of -10, a reward for accumulating the most points throughout the season.
Joe Burrow had another strong showing at a Cincinnati Bengals training camp scrimmage, this time on Sunday evening in an exhibition meant to take the place of the traditional third preseason game. It didn't look good at first though, not with Burrow posting an 0-for-3 line to start the scrimmage. Not that Burrow has been a stranger to bouncing back during camp.
The Boston Red Sox traded Mitch Moreland to the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Could Jackie Bradley Jr. be the next Sox player on the move? Bradley is one of several players the Red Sox could look to deal before Monday's 4 p.m. MLB trade deadline.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were on a collision course with Novak Djokovic on Saturday, calling for "unity, not separation" after their long-time rival superstar spearheaded a breakaway union of professional tennis players. The New York Times claimed that world number one Djokovic is expected resign as president of the ATP players' council and help form the PTPA (Professional Tennis Players Association). "We don't have all the answers right now.
It may take a Michel injury for Harris to get his chance to be the team's answer at the position on first and second downs. When it comes to Brian Hoyer … Curran: The Patriots have a good but somewhat sticky situation on their hands. They signed him in the offseason telling him he'd have a chance to start.
Editor's note: From now until the MLB trade deadline on Aug. 31, we'll be recapping the done deals. The San Diego Padres ran their weekend trade tally to four on Sunday — including two for catchers. First, they acquired veteran catcher Jason Castro from the Los Angeles Angels, then they made a move to get late-blooming upstart catcher Austin Nola from the Seattle Mariners in what will reportedly be a seven-player deal.
"I didn't finish the round off like I wanted to, but I played better than I did the first three days." Woods was 2-under through 14 holes but a bogey at the par-5 15th and double bogey after finding water off the tee at the par-4 17th dimmed the thrill of his low round of the week. World number 17 Woods hit only nine of 14 fairways and just 13 of 18 greens in regulation on a course that played like a US Open layout with fast greens and dense rough.
With Fantasy Football draft season here on Yahoo, our analysts are continuing to update their rankings so you'll be ready when you're on the clock. And after what he did last season, is it any surprise that Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey is the unanimous choice as the top-ranked player? With that said, however, consensus gets harder to find among our analysts after Run-CMC.
The Chicago Cubs addressed a need Sunday in acquiring designated hitter Jose Martinez from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later or cash consideration. To make room for Martínez on the 40-man roster, catcher Josh Phegley was designated for assignment. Martinez is expected to help an offense that is batting .208 with a .333 slugging percentage against left-handers with Kris Bryant and Steven Souza Jr. currently on the 10-day injured list.
Don't worry — Yahoo Fantasy analysts Andy Behrens, Liz Loza, and Matt Harmon have you covered in the video above with a trio of last-minute draft strategies that can help you build those winning teams! First up, Matt says that with the nature of the offseason and new-look offenses not being afforded a full chance to mesh before Week 1, defenses should have favorable outlooks to start the season. As such, fantasy drafters should lock onto running backs who have safe, proven receiving roles on their team, which further cushions their floor and bolsters their ceiling.
Lionel Messi transfer update: On the same day Messi opted not to report for mandatory medical testing on the first day of Barcelona's preseason, La Liga announced that the $833-million release clause in his contract is still valid and must be paid in full in order to secure his release from the club. Messi gave official notice to the club on Tuesday that he intends to depart and wishes to exercise a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the club for free at the end of each season. The clause was reportedly due to expire on May 30, 2020, but Messi and his representation believe it should be extended much in the same way out-of-contract players' contracts were extended upon returning from the COVID-19 shutdown.
The Boston Red Sox have made their first notable move ahead of Monday's MLB trade deadline. The Red Sox traded Mitch Moreland to the San Diego Padres in exchange for infielder Hudson Potts and outfielder Jeisson Rosario. Moreland has been among Boston's best players in this shortened 2020 season.
The Dodgers defeated the Texas Rangers 7-2 Sunday to take a three-game series from a floundering club poised to sell players before Monday's trade deadline. The result extended the Dodgers' unbeaten series streak to 12 to begin the season. Winning the next one they play at Globe Life Field could be far more important.
Supremely talented athletes who do everything in their power to test the patience of their team if that talent is worth all the baggage they bring with them. Can you tell we are about to talk about running back Le'Veon Bell? This might not be directly relevant to the Steelers but given the number of fans who went out their way to defend Bell when the Steelers didn't re-sign him, these sorts of reminders are always necessary.
Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks - among the few remaining regulars healthy enough to join the Yankees' lineup - made sure the Bronx Bombers held serve at home in this unusual Subway Series. Sanchez delivered the first pinch-hit, extra-innings grand slam in Yankees history, Deivi Garcia made a strong impression in his big league debut and New York beat the crosstown Mets 5-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep Sunday night. The Yankees stormed back in the opener, erasing a five-run lead with two outs in the seventh to win 8-7 in eight innings.
With two Sundays to go until the new-look Tampa Bay offense gets its first chance to show what it can do, it apparently has plenty of work to do. Coach Bruce Arians, who says what's on his mind at all times, pulled no punches when assessing the offensive performance from Sunday's practice. “Defense made the plays all day,” Arians told reporters after practice.
As New England Patriots training camp continues on, one player has been making a very good impression. Gunner Olszewski has been turning heads so far over the course of training camp. Julian Edelman gave Olszewski a piece of advice as training camp progresses.