PFF's George Chahrouri discusses why it's a 'whole new world' for Philip Rivers in Indianapolis with the Colts. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL.com
Freshman running back Demarkcus Bowman is transferring away from Clemson. Per multiple reports, including Rivals' TigerIllustrated.com, Bowman has put his name in the transfer portal after just two games with the Tigers. Bowman was the No. 2 running back in the class of 2020 and the No. 3 recruit in the state of Florida when he signed with the Tigers.
Trevor Bauer trolls Braves, Astros fans ahead of free agency originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Trevor Bauer will be the top pitcher available in free agency this offseason, with any team in need of help atop its rotation expected to be interested in one of the top candidates for this year's NL Cy young award. Two teams he doesn't expect to pursue him? The Braves and Astros.
Scott Harrington pulled off a rare feat at the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson on Thursday when he holed his second shot on the par-5 14th. Sadly, there's no video evidence to share of the moment. It's the first albatross (or is it called a double eagle?) at the Sanderson Farms since 2010 and just the second one on the PGA Tour this season (Harry Higgs, second round, ninth hole at Silverado's North Course at the Safeway Open).
Not long into the third quarter, it was clear the Lakers were going to win Game 1 of the NBA Finals in a rout. The Lakers overwhelmed the Heat, Anthony Davis was dominant inside, then throw in a couple of Miami injuries and it was over in any way that mattered. Lakers' bench players were having fun with it but LeBron James snapped at them to get them focused, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
The recent deaths of baseball greats Lou Brock, Tom Seaver and Al Kaline got Johnny Bench thinking about the future and the prospect of unloading memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career. Bench checked out items from Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully's recent online auction. ''You wonder, what is the best thing to do?'' Bench said by phone Thursday.
The similarly undefeated Chicago Bears had to make a mid-game quarterback switch to steal a win against the Falcons last weekend. The 0-3 Jets are terrible, but the 0-3 Texans might actually be good, and simply victims to a schedule that saw them face three of the best teams in football to start the season. With so much unknown about the league, it makes picking games against the spread that much more difficult and much more fun.
The Green Bay Packers are suddenly razor-thin at the wide receiver position. While Davante Adams is close to a return from a hamstring injury, the Packers are losing ascending young receiver Allen Lazard, who – according to Adam Schefter of ESPN – had surgery on a core muscle injury and is out indefinitely. Lazard has been terrific as a secondary weapon to start 2020, catching 13 passes for a team-high 254 yards through the first three games.
Sure, there have been two ARCA races on the midwestern dirt miles for decades and a Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway for the past seven years, but the Cup Series is a completely different commitment. So why Bristol, why dirt, and why now? Bristol Motor Speedway has a capacity of 162,000, so even 38,000 seats sold has a way of looking awfully sparse, a topic that has increasingly come up over the past several years during the annual spring race.
Newton shares his perspective on Belichick-McDaniels dynamic originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Who better than offer a window into one of the most interesting relationships in the NFL than Cam Newton? After signing with the Patriots in July, Newton has experienced head coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels at a level only Tom Brady (and 2008 Matt Cassel) have before as New England's full-time starting quarterback. During his press conference Thursday, Newton shared his initial observations of McDaniels and Belichick after three months and used an interesting analogy to describe their dynamic.
Another week brings more injuries at MetLife Stadium. New York Jets wide receiver Lawrence Cager went down with a hamstring injury in the first half of their 37-28 loss to the Denver Broncos on “Thursday Night Football,” and fans couldn't help but blame the field once again — something that's been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, who sprained his MCL on the field just weeks earlier, even called for the league to take action with defensive end Solomon Thomas agreeing.
Stew warns Correa about celebrating Astros' success too soon originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Houston Astros upset the Minnesota Twins in the AL Wild Card Series this week, and star shortstop Carlos Correa got a bit cocky. After the Astros swept the Twins, Correa had a message for the large group of baseball fans that despise the team that cheated on their way to the 2017 World Series title. People are mad,” Correa told reporters Wednesday.
Rivera, offensive coaches met with Haskins this week to clear the air, per source originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera met with Dwayne Haskins this week to make clear the young quarterback understands he must show growth on the football field after a poor performance last week in Cleveland. Sources told NBC Sports Washington that during the meeting Rivera explained that while Haskins has a lot of talent and showed significant growth this offseason learning the playbook and in training camp, his play through three games has been lacking.
After the first start of Clayton Kershaw's resurgent 2020 campaign, a scoreless 5 2/3-inning outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks that launched his best regular season in years, manager Dave Roberts made an observation. Instead, he knew it would be the repeatability of Kershaw's command — to locate the ball and shape his pitches exactly how he wanted — that would matter most to the left-hander's success. Never was that clearer than in Kershaw's scoreless eight-inning spectacle Thursday, when the former most valuable player set a postseason career high with 13 strikeouts to help the Dodgers complete a two-game wild-card series sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers in a 3-0 win.
Now that the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline has come and gone and collegiate rosters are set, we finally have a clear understanding of what each Big Ten club will look like heading into the 2020-21 season. Below is our best guess at what the final conference standings will look like, ranking each Big Ten program from 1-14. It will be a massive rebuilding job for head coach Fred Hoiberg once again in Lincoln, with the Cornhuskers returning just three contributors from last season (senior guard Thorir Thorbjarnarson and sophomore forwards Yvan Ouedraogo and Akol Arop).
Seeing just how far behind the baseline Rafael Nadal crouched to await serves at the French Open, Mackenzie McDonald knew there was one tactic that made the most sense to try. ''It would be ridiculous, but you should underhand-serve him the whole time,'' McDonald said after employing that strategy once, unsuccessfully, against 12-time Roland Garros champion Nadal in their second-round match this week. It would take a different person than me, I think, to really do it over and over,'' said McDonald, a 25-year-old American who won NCAA singles and doubles titles for UCLA in 2016.
He was of course asked about this thing the Rays seem to have with the Yankees, unless it's this thing the Yankees seem to have with the Rays, for either way it sometimes ends with people yelling at each other at close range. An affable sort whose nice smile still exists in part because superior reflexes once allowed him to slip Chapman's best heat-seeker, Brosseau put it like this: “I mean, the way that we pitch is the way that we pitch. If [pitching coach Kyle Snyder] and [manager Kevin] Cash think that we're going to attack hard in and that's the best way to get their hitters out, then that's what we're going to do.
What has seemed like the longest draft year in NHL history will finally come to an end next Tuesday and Wednesday (October 6 & 7). The 2020 NHL Draft should most certainly be an exciting event, both because of the talent available and because of the unpredictability/volatility of selections due to a lack of consensus on draft rankings. A subscription to McKeen's includes full scouting reports on over 200 NHL draft eligible prospects plus all magazine downloads for $12.99 CDN (less than $10 US) for a three-month period ($4.33 CDN per month average).
Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made official what seemed likely for most of the second half of the 2019-20 season: The team won't be re-signing goalie Jimmy Howard, an unrestricted free agent, after Howard won just two games in 27 tries, with a .882 save percentage and 4.20 goals-against average. The 36-year-old, who was drafted in the second round by the Wings (No. 64 overall) in 2003, leaves Detroit third in games played by a goalie for the franchise (543) and first in shots faced (15,313) and saves (13,970).
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey can order all the pizzas he wants for himself, and his teammates too. His dad probably isn't going to be happy about it though. In a news conference after Humphrey signed a $98.75 million extension with the Ravens, making him the second-highest paid cornerback in the NFL, he said his dad will keep him from doing anything foolish with his new fortune.