Condensed Game: Paul Goldschmit rocked a 1st-inning home run and Yadier Molina had three hits to power the Cardinals to a 7-4 Game 1 win
It took the New York Yankees nearly five hours on the field, carried them from Wednesday to Thursday and September into October to complete the sweep. DJ LeMahieu's tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off closer Brad Hand sent the Yankees into the AL Division Series - and a matchup with rival Tampa Bay - after a wild 10-9 win over the Cleveland Indians early Thursday in the longest nine-inning game in major league history. It's no wonder after Aroldis Chapman got the final out well after 1 a.m. that the Yankees barely celebrated on the field.
The Lakers physically overwhelmed the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals — and it led to some Miami injuries that could dramatically impact the rest of the series. Heat starters Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo both had to leave the game with injuries, not to return. Dragic left the game in the first half not to return with what multiple reports have said is a torn plantar fascia.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick loves to take away what an offense does best. It's not exactly what every coach wants out of his quarterback (and perhaps that's in part why the Raiders' Jon Gruden is so non-committal to Carr), but that's simply the truth with Carr, whose yards per attempt average is 6.9 for his career. Belichick's a damn genius I never have seen a defense do this before.
According to a new report, we have the potential dates and times for the rescheduling of the Week 4 game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers in the wake of the former's COVID-19 outbreak. Per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the NFL is planning to move the game to either Monday at 5 p.m. EDT or Tuesday at 6 or 7 p.m. EDT. Marchand also adds that the NFL's preference is for the game to take place on Monday for competitive balance reasons.
New England Patriots running back James White returned to practice Wednesday. White missed the team's previous two games after his father died in a car crash Sept. 20. White's mother was also involved in the accident, and was listed in critical condition.
Former UCF defensive lineman Trysten Hill caught the ire of the Seattle Seahawks this week. Hill, who plays for the Dallas Cowboys, made a tackle that caused a knee sprain to Seahawks running back Chris Carson, according to multiple reports. Hill is expected to be fined, not suspended for the play, according to the NFL Network.
The Clippers framed the conclusion of Doc Rivers' coaching tenure as, “Doc Rivers Departs LA Clippers” and “Chairman Steve Ballmer and Doc Rivers have reached a mutual decision that Rivers will step down as head coach of the LA Clippers. What really happened? Dan Woike and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: people with knowledge of the situation said Rivers was surprised to learn the Clippers wanted to move on.
LeBron James is universally considered one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen. James is also one of the wealthiest athletes on the planet thanks to his massive NBA salary and even more lucrative endorsement deals with the likes of Nike, Beats by Dre, and Coca-Cola. On the court, LeBron James has won four NBA MVP awards, three NBA championships, and is the third-highest-paid player in league history.
Westchester, New York: Trump National Golf Club President Trump's golf club in Westchester, New York includes an 18-hole course, tennis courts, and a pool complex. This site is about 30 minutes from New York City and home to a 101-foot waterfall. The 7,291-yard, 18-hole course was designed by architect Tom Fazio.
The postponement of Sunday's Steelers-Titans has created a challenge for the NFL. It also will create another national TV window. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that the game between Pittsburgh and Tennessee, which originally was lumped within the 1:00 p.m.
Cup teams will compete on a dirt track for the first time in more than 50 years when the series races March 28 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the track announced. “Bristol Motor Speedway has hosted many historic events over the years and we will be adding to that resume,” Jerry Caldwell, general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, said on Wednesday. “We can't wait to see how the stars of NASCAR take to the dirt.”
START: Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Dolphins: Having accounted for five touchdowns (one rushing) in his past two games, Fitzpatrick gets a Week 4 matchup against a Seahawks pass defense that allows the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Expect Fitzpatrick to take his share of downfield shots on a defense that has given up the most air yards in the league (936). SIT: Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles: Wentz has already thrown six interceptions, one fewer than his entire 2019 total.
Michigan football has yet to play a game in the 2020 season, but the Wolverines have already taken a loss, as freshman linebacker Osman Savage, a four-star recruit, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, the Free Press has learned. Savage was the 15th ranked outside linebacker in the class of 2020, according toe 247 Sports. The Wolverines signed the 6-foot-2, 225-pound commit out of St. Frances Academy, which is coached by former Michigan staffer Biff Poggi, in Baltimore.
With the Rangers' long-rumored buyout of Henrik Lundqvist now official, the natural question is: “Which team will sign Lundqvist?” This, of course, assumes that Lundqvist will continue his vaunted career. Ultimately, we can only guess where Lundqvist may sign next. If Lundqvist followed in the footsteps of other veteran sports stars and took very little money to chase that late-career championship, it would be understandable.
Remember when everyone was complaining about how the Packers were setting Aaron Rodgers up to fail? How they refused to add any wide receiver help in the NFL Draft, instead opting to select a rookie quarterback and another running back? Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] Well, if the first three weeks of the season are any indication, Rodgers has decided to take matters into his own hands.
Jake Garcia's senior season of high school football may never happen. Garcia is a California native and has committed to play football at USC. After multiple reports surfaced Tuesday about Garcia's pending ineligibility, Valdosta coach Rush Propst confirmed that his new QB was ineligible to ABC 27 in Tallahassee.
Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk about all the major fantasy trends heading into Week 4 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! First and foremost, Matt & Dalton discuss Tuesday's breaking news that eight members of the Tennessee Titans organization have tested positive for COVID-10 and that both the Titans and Vikings (their Week 3 opponent) would be barred from in-person team activities for the time being. Next, Matt and Dalton dive into the stats they love with the top-five running backs with the highest percentage of their team's yards from scrimmage, including Alvin Kamara, James Robinson, Dalvin Cook, Austin Ekeler, and Derrick Henry (4:10).
On Monday, the Houston Texans were going to bring in former All-Pro safety Earl Thomas for a workout. In his Wednesday presser with the Houston media, coach and general manager Bill O'Brien explained why the club decided to forgo the workout with Thomas. “Earl Thomas is a hell of a player,” O'Brien said via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
The 49ers on Wednesday announced a slew of roster moves, including the release of long snapper Kyle Nelson, and the addition of a new long snapper to take his place. San Francisco waived Nelson after some recent struggles bubbled over into five poor snaps against the Giants in Week 3. It didn't affect the team in that game, but they didn't want to get to a place where it did have an impact on a win or loss.
Novak Djokovic faced Mikael Ymer in the opening round of this year's French Open. After Ymer hit a brilliant, cross-court tweener past Djokovic to win a point midway through the second set, the top-ranked tennis superstar smiled and applauded his opponent's efforts. Novak Djokovic may have handily won his opening-round match at the French Open, but his opponent had the point of the contest — if not the entire tournament so far.