Condensed Game: Dylan Carson's three-run homer capped the Cardinals' six-run 6th in the team's 7-2 win over the Pirates
The Miami Heat are not in control of the Eastern Conference Finals — just two wins from the NBA Finals — without the combination of Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic. The initial three-team trade [Heat president Pat] Riley facilitated to get Butler involved sending Dragic to Dallas. Dragic would've teamed up with his Slovenian little homie, Luka Doncic, but would've said farewell to what he intended to do with the Heat.
One of the keys to Denver having a shot in the Western Conference Finals: Keep the Lakers out of transition. That did not go so well to start. Denver had seven second-quarter turnovers, which allowed the Lakers to get out an run and the result was this highlight, Alex Caruso to LeBron James for the monster alley-oop.
Much has been made of Bruce Arians' public criticism of Tom Brady. Brady faced his Week 2 media conference Thursday afternoon where there would be no escaping the topic. The Athletic's Greg Auman broached the subject that has dominated Bucs headlines all week.
Exclusive look inside Allegiant Stadium before Raiders' opener originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea After seeing Allegiant Stadium rise from the ground during its 31-month construction time span, Raiders fans have seen a multitude of images of the facility's exterior. With pictures of the interior limited to those of scrimmages the Raiders held in the stadium, the full scale of what the stadium has to offer has yet to be seen. Ahead of its grand debut on “Monday Night Football,” airing on both ABC and ESPN to mark the monumental occasion, the Las Vegas Review-Journal was provided a tour of the new $2 billion stadium.
With Tuesday's Game 7 loss to Denver in the Western Conference semifinals, the Clippers became the 13th team in league history to lead a best-of-seven series 3-1 only to lose it. The Clippers nonetheless are projected to return as one of the top contenders next season, even in a West that some believe will be more difficult, one league executive told The Times. Yet history shows few teams have followed a meltdown by accomplishing more the next season.
Bruno Fernandes is looking to help Cristiano Ronaldo re-write the record books, with a Manchester United star of the present hoping to see one from the past become the greatest goalscorer in the history of international football. A five-time Ballon d'Or winner is not far away from hitting that mark as the latest round of Nations League action saw Ronaldo take his remarkable tally of efforts for Portugal to 101 through 165 appearances. Only one man now sits above him at the top of a notable chart, with Iran legend Ali Daei having plundered 109 goals for his country.
LeBron James dismissed talk about the Los Angeles Clippers following their NBA playoff exit as the Los Angeles Lakers superstar marvelled at upcoming opponents the Denver Nuggets. A blockbuster all-Los Angeles Western Conference final was quashed by the rallying Nuggets, who overturned a 3-1 series deficit against the second-seeded Clippers to set up a Lakers clash. Asked about not playing Kawhi Leonard's Clippers for a place in the NBA Finals, three-time champion James told reporters on Thursday: "I don't have a comment about it really.
The West Course played much tougher on Friday, with DeChambeau's 68 the best score of the day. Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama shot 69, the only other rounds under par in the second round. The cut came in at 7 over, so the low 60 and ties will return for Saturday's third round.
Revis shares great Belichick story from Pats contract talks originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The New England Patriots made a rare exception to open their pocketbooks and sign high-priced cornerback Darrelle Revis in 2014 free agency. But they didn't exactly write Revis a blank check. Joining Bleacher Report's Master Tesfatsion on "Untold Stories," Revis shed light on how negotiations went between his camp and Bill Belichick, the Patriots' de facto general manager.
Kawhi Leonard became the first superstar to switch teams immediately after winning a championship. So, there's some schadenfreude coming from Toronto after the Clippers lost in the second round. The Raptors made it that far without Leonard.
Patrick Mahomes didn't have to do much in Week 1 as the Chiefs took an early lead and ran at will. The Chargers, who limited Mahomes to 356 yards and two touchdowns across two 2019 matchups, are a tougher Week 2 test. Dak Prescott will be looking to shake off his disappointing Week 1 vs. a Falcons Defense fresh off getting immolated by Russell Wilson.
The NBA's best player combination this season was LeBron James and Alex Caruso—and it wasn't just this season. James was better with Caruso than any teammate in his career.
Floyd Mayweather is reportedly in talks to take on YouTuber Logan Paul in a boxing match. Mayweather, 43, retired with a record of 50-0 after beating former UFC champion Conor McGregor in a boxing contest in August 2017, but the American then defeated Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition boxing bout on 31 December 2018. Vlogger Paul, meanwhile, has boxed just twice.
Washington Football Team @ Arizona Cardinals Start: Logan Thomas Start in DFS: DeAndre Hopkins ($31) Logan Thomas received a bunch of hype by the team's beat writers entering the year, and he answered by scoring in Week 1, when he also led Washington in target share and finished top-three among all tight ends in air yards and WOPR. Washington played at a much faster pace under its new coaching staff, and Thomas should remain busy as the team's #2 target and gets an Arizona defense that was shredded for the most fantasy points against tight ends last season by a significant margin (and were helped by George Kittle getting injured last week).
Sox complete Pillar trade, acquire right-handed pitcher originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Red Sox on Friday completed the deal that sent outfielder Kevin Pillar to the Colorado Rockies before the Aug. 31 trade deadline. The "player to be named later" for the Red Sox is minor league right-handed pitcher Jacob Wallace. Wallace, 22, is a Methuen, Mass.
Week 2 of the 2020 Fantasy Football season is here, and our six experts have revealed whom they would choose in their Yahoo Daily Fantasy lineups this week using a budget of $200. The ultimate goal: To build the perfect lineup. Week 2 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] Will Week 2 be Jonathan Taylor's coming-out party?
Azarenka, 31, brought her an ice pack and a towel before helping the Russian qualifier, who burst into tears, to her chair where she received treatment. "I'm really sad for Daria, because we were playing such great tennis. I felt that it was such a great fight," Azarenka told reporters after the match which had eight breaks of serve.
If the Detroit Lions are going to avoid an 0-2 start in the NFC North, they'll have to do so without at least three key starters. The Lions ruled receiver Kenny Golladay, cornerback Desmond Trufant and left guard Joe Dahl out for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers because of injuries. Golladay has not practiced since straining his hamstring in practice last week, and Trufant is dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered in the first half of last week's season-opening loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Based on new reporting, Cespedes' opt-out appeared to come as a result of a blend of persistent concerns over his contract incentives and displeasure over the way in which the Mets were using him. Both concerns converged on the morning of Aug. 2, when he abandoned the team in Atlanta. In recent weeks, Cespedes has told friends that he left because he did not like serving as designated hitter.