Here's what you need to know before the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers matchup in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL.com
Odell Beckham Jr.'s very blunt analysis of Browns' loss to Ravens originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Once again the Cleveland Browns didn't live up to the season opening hype Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, losing by 32 points. In said loss, quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could never quite get on the same page -- OBJ finished with just three receptions for 22 yards. "It's not feasible for me to be thinking about what he [Mayfield] may be going through back there, or if there's pressure, I know there's a lot on his plate," Beckham said.
Doc Rivers left the NBA bubble with the kind of limp that's a receipt for nearly 26,000 minutes of NBA basketball played on his legs. The Clippers' 104-89 loss to Denver means the organization will have to soak in the disappointment of squandering 47 points worth of leads in its last three games. It's a pain that won't go away until the Clippers can take the court again, and who knows when that'll be?
Cam Heyward said he was "surprised" Al Villanueva did not have Antwon Rose's name on the back of his helmet like the rest of his teammates. The fact that two days after a big win by the Pittsburgh Steelers, we are still discussing what offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva is wearing on his helmet rather than the game perfectly illustrates the environment the NFL has created this season. Defensive tackle Cam Heyward spoke to the media on Wednesday and according to him, he was surprised to find out Villanueva chose to put the name Alwyn Cashe, a war hero, on the back of his helmet rather than that of Antwon Rose Jr. as the team has reportedly agreed to.
Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit were a hit in the “Monday Night Football” booth. The tandem drew overwhelming praise on social media as they called the first game of ESPN's doubleheader Monday between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants. The two have worked together for years calling ESPN's marquee college football broadcasts.
With Miami falling to 0-1 on the season and with Ryan Fitzpatrick miscues serving as a critical factor as to why, the calls are already beginning to trickle in. Expect the performance of the Dolphins over the coming weeks to play a heavy hand in when that is no longer the status in Miami's offensive backfield. How might different outcomes from here impact the Dolphins' decision making process with Tagovailoa?
The top-seeded Lakers will open the Western Conference finals on Friday at 6 p.m. PDT against the surprising and resilient Denver Nuggets in a series few saw coming. The Lakers have their veteran studs in LeBron James and Anthony Davis while the Nuggets counter with youth in All-Star center Nikola Jokic and a rising star in guard Jamal Murray. Davis has been inconsistent scoring-wise, but he's still ranked seventh in the playoffs in points (27.6) and eighth in rebounds (10.9).
Bryson DeChambeau has mapped out his approach for Winged Foot. DeChambeau's strategy, not surprisingly, runs counter to some of his peers, who said they were going to emphasize putting the ball in play more often to avoid the long, gnarly rough. In fact, just a few minutes before DeChambeau's presser, Rory McIlroy spoke in the interview area.
Did we just see the start of T.J. Hockenson's breakout in Week 1? Week 2 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] The second-year tight end caught all five of his targets for 56 yards and a touchdown, the only Lions receiving weapon to catch one on the day. It was a great start from a tight end many have high hopes for this season.
Two months ahead of their scheduled head-to-head, boxer Roy Jones Jr. is admitting he may have “made a mistake” when he agreed to fight in an exhibition with former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. According to reports, Jones and Tyson were originally supposed to fight this month, but promoters pushed the exhibition back to attract a larger audience. Now the duo is set to compete in an unofficial bout on Nov. 28 in Carson, California.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things football and Week 2 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! First up, our analysts discuss some of the biggest Week 1 trends from the opening act. Some we love: The Seahawks becoming a most pass-heavy team and allowing themselves to #LetRussCook, the Bills cutting loose with play-action passes (tops in the NFL in Week 1!
Bill Belichick addressed the New England Patriots after their 21-11 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the 2020 season. It was Cam Newton's debut, but the coach instead spoke broadly about the team's performance. Alright men, that was a good team win.
With the news finally official about the Big Ten's return, here are five reasons why the conference reversed course and came back. The Big Ten's messaging is centered around safer health protocols and better information than was available a month ago. When the Big Ten decided to re-message its initial decision eight days after postponing the season, commissioner Kevin Warren mentioned in a letter numerous medical reasons.
The Cincinnati Bengals shuffled around the roster a bit Tuesday ahead of their Thursday night primetime clash with the Cleveland Browns. The team announced the moves, which include sending guard Xavier Su'a-Filo to injured reserve, promoting defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe off the practice squad, waiving defensive back Torry McTyer and confirming the waiver wire claim of kicker Austin Seibert. Nothing too shocking here — Seibert is Randy Bullock insurance.
Mike Ditka was a guest on Newsmax and he delivered exactly what the program expected, telling NFL players, “if you can't respect this country, get the hell out.” NFL 🏈: Hall-of-Fame coach Mike Ditka tells protesting players that if 'they can't respect this country, get the hell out of it.'
The USGA, American golf's organizing body, takes a particularly sadistic delight in trying to “preserve par” — that is, crank up the degree of difficulty so high that pros look like the rest of us hacking away out there. Over at BetMGM, you'll find a complete slate of U.S. Open lines, including favorites and special bets.
NBA players react to Livingston, Barbosa rejoining Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Monday was a pretty special day for the Warriors, as the organization welcomed back former players Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston to the coaching staff and front office respectively. Barbosa will serve as a player mentor coach, while Livingston's title is director of players affairs and engagement. Klay Thompson reacted by posting an Instagram story of a picture of himself and Barbosa with the caption: "LLLBBB welcome back!!"
Allen Robinson caught five of his nine targets for 74 yards in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions. Not terrible, as he led the Bears in looks, but not exactly the opening week results fantasy drafters wanted when they selected A-Rob in the third round (and not sure how they feel about Robinson's cryptic social media moves on Tuesday). But maybe he delivers a big stat line in Week 2, against the division-rival Green Bay Packers.
Arians' latest critical comments on Brady's Week 1 performance are interesting originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston There are many differences between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians. One of them is that Arians has no problem calling out Tom Brady in public after a subpar performance. Brady played poorly in his Buccaneers debut -- a 34-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Week 1 is officially behind us and many of you are already rushing to the waiver wire to bolster your roster. Our own Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski react to the Marlon Mack and Blake Jarwin season-ending injuries. Andy and Scott also dive into the wide receiver and quarterback positions as a few players surprised last week.
Gaunt Brothers Racing has emerged as the front-runner to land Wallace for the 2021 season, Motorsport.com has learned. Wallace, 26, announced last week he would be leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the year. Gaunt Brothers is in its first season fielding a fulltime Cup team, currently with driver Daniel Suarez in the No. 96 Toyota.