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Having come out ahead in a down-to-the-wire prime time game with the Los Angeles Chargers, they should have cruised smoothly into their bye week to regroup and prepare for the long haul. The Athletic's Jeff Duncan reports that while Thomas was suspended for the Chargers game after a fight with safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson in practice, the bigger issue was Thomas mouthing off to coaches after he and Gardner-Johnson were separated.
The Lakers said Avery Bradley would get a ring if they won a championship. But Bradley – who sat out the NBA restart – expressed uncertainty about accepting it. Now that the Lakers have won the title, how does he feel?
The relentless Atlanta Braves have the Los Angeles Dodgers on their heels in the National League Championship Series. Behind another MVP-level performance from Freddie Freeman, the Braves held on to an 8-7 victory in Game 2. Atlanta now owns a commanding 2-0 series lead and is two wins from securing the franchise's first World Series appearance since 1999.
QB Andy Dalton, Dallas Cowboys (3% rostered on Yahoo) If you had QB Dak Prescott on your fantasy football team, the player you should be targeting on the waiver wire to replace him is Dalton. Prescott's gruesome injury was felt throughout the sports world, and everybody is hoping he will make a speedy and full recovery. In fantasy however, Dalton, arguably the best backup QB in the NFL, is stepping into an offense that is absolutely loaded with talent, highlighted by WR Amari Cooper, WR CeeDee Lamb, WR Michael Gallup and RB Ezekiel Elliott.
The Jimmy Garoppolo trade is among the most-scrutinized decisions under New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The man who rarely loses a trade seemed to do the San Francisco 49ers a favor by shipping off Garoppolo for a second-round pick. There were rumblings that the Cleveland Browns offered a much more sizable package, which begged the question as to why Belichick didn't take the best offer.
With that, here are five takeaways from the Bills' loss to the Titans: Bills played unprepared There weren't a lot of good moments to be found for the Bills in this one, but it was especially a bad look for Buffalo's coaching staff in this one. The Bills didn't appear to be ready to play from the opening kick in this one. After failing to score on their opening drive on offense, which is OK, it happens, the Bills took a punch in the mouth early as the Titans opened the scoring.
Washed up' LeBron James thanks Tom Brady after winning 4th title originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Following the Los Angeles Lakers clinching the NBA title on Sunday night, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady took the time to congratulate Lakers star, LeBron James, with a tweet that also included a roast of himself. Brady took the now-viral photo of him forgetting what down it was against the Chicago Bears in Week 5 with him holding up four fingers and swapped in James' face to signify the fourth title he had just earned. He also noted that it wasn't so bad for a "washed up old guy."
Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt remembers 'God's gift to baseball' originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Joe Morgan's eye-popping Hall of Fame ledger does not include any saves, but he did earn one in his career. Morgan, who died at 77 on Sunday, spent the 1983 season with the Phillies and helped the club win the National League pennant. In May of that season, Mike Schmidt was in the throes of a hellacious slump.
Sixers reportedly prevented contender from hiring Rivers originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Sixers were deep into their head coaching search when Doc Rivers suddenly and unexpectedly became available, and they acted quickly to make him the next head coach of the franchise. So quickly that they apparently derailed one Western Conference contender's plan to hire Rivers as their next coach. The Rockets were planning on hiring Rivers to succeed Mike D'Antoni before the Sixers switched gears and started aggressively pursuing Rivers, according to a report Tuesday from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski: "Houston had initially wanted to hire Rivers to replace Mike D'Antoni, sources said, but...
Bauer is likely to win the National League Cy Young Award after posting a 1.73 ERA – the best among any starter in MLB this shortened season – with 100 strikeouts to 17 walks. Bauer is notorious for wanting one-year contracts (though he is open to a longer-term deal), as he believes his market value will increase as his production does each year. He signed one with the Cincinnati Reds at $17.5 million this past season, and that number will definitely be rising now.
Returning to the PGA Tour for the first time in two months, Brooks Koepka on Tuesday revealed the extent of his injuries that have caused him to tumble out of the top 10 in the world rankings. Koepka, who hasn't played since the Wyndham Championship in August, said that he's spent the past two months resting and rehabbing injuries to both his left knee and left hip. Let's start with the knee.
Stephon Gilmore's wife Gabrielle Gilmore took to Twitter to set the record straight after seeing a report about New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and the cornerback having dinner together on the same Friday that Newton tested positive for COVID-19. It also bred some skepticism as to why Gilmore was allowed to play against the Kansas City Chiefs (and get face to face with quarterback Patrick Mahomes) in Week 6. If Newton and Gilmore had dinner together, Gilmore probably shouldn't have been allowed to play.
One of the biggest criticisms around the NFL world that Washington head coach Ron Rivera was facing last week was the fact that he benched starting QB Dwayne Haskins after just four weeks of the 2020 season, ending his run at the man in charge with just 11 NFL starts under his belt. Many thought that this was way too soon, and Rivera should have given the second-year QB more time to prove himself as the guy going forward. For 11 weeks he was our starter,” Rivera said via NBC Sports Washington. “It's interesting because we went through training camp and gave him every rep with the [first team] in terms of trying to develop him and get him ready to go.
Magic thinks A.D. stays in L.A., wouldn't mind if Luka joined originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Though there is technically the possibility Anthony Davis enters free agency this offseason, as he can opt out of the final year of his contract, Lakers legend Magic Johnson is confident he is not going anywhere. Johnson joined ESPN's 'First Take' this week and explained why it makes much more sense for Davis to stay with the Lakers rather than go to another team: "Anthony Davis now is known across the world because of the platform of the Lakers. Then, him and LeBron [James] next season, they could repeat," Johnson said.
Watching Travis d'Arnaud hit frozen ropes all over the place as the Atlanta Braves have dominated in the playoffs is an ugly sight for Mets fans who watched Wilson Ramos hit .239/.297/.387 this season. Before rendering a verdict, it's important to go back to the beginning with the Mets and d'Arnaud. When he was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays after the 2012 season in the deal for R.A. Dickey, d'Arnaud was viewed as the centerpiece of a trade that also brought Noah Syndergaard to Queens.
Yankees managing general partner and co-chairperson Hal Steinbrenner was a guest on ESPN New York's The Michael Kay Show on Tuesday afternoon, touching on a wide variety of topics following the team's bouncing from the playoffs at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays. Among the topics discussed by Steinbrenner was where things stand with Aaron Boone following a third straight season without a World Series appearance, let alone a win. Boone has been criticized for his handle of the pitching staff in the Game 2 ALDS loss to the Rays, in which Deivi Garcia pitching just one inning as an opener for J.A. Happ, who allowed four earned runs in 2.2 innings.
Last Thursday night, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady blew a gasket on center Ryan Jensen after a drive that eventually had Tampa Bay facing third and 5. Coach Bruce Arians has no problem with Brady giving the business to his teammates. Of course, Brady ultimately did something for which he should have been cussed out: He didn't know a key fourth down was fourth down.
Week 6 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] It's almost like you can't tell the difference between the two — based on Davis' fantasy production the past few weeks, that is. Fantasy managers who were able to roster Davis after CMC went down with injury haven't missed much of a beat, as the backup runner has shown out in both the passing and running games. He'll get a tough matchup in Week 6, however, when his Panthers take on the Bears.
For years the Miami Dolphins have been trying in vain to solve this problem. The Dolphins offensive line has been one of the most stubborn problems the Dolphins have faced for years across multiple head coaches. The Miami offensive line got Ryan Tannehill sacked more than any other NFL quarterback over his first four seasons.
In the month since the Clippers bowed out of the playoffs, players went silent on social media after coach Doc Rivers' departure and discussions about the direction of the team's coaching search have remained mum. Patrick Beverley, the fiery guard, shared a quote: “Sometimes you gotta watch the confetti fall on somebody else.” The statement's truth “hit different now,” Beverley added — a nod, presumably, to the sting felt watching L.A.'s other team on the verge of a championship, weeks after the Clippers' own chances crashed.