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Making sense of it: Teams will often release a veteran and keep the developmental player for now, and a few days later, they do the switcheroo. They do this often. They did it with Kyle Wilber and Josh Mauro last season, signing both back a few days after the waiver period and placing Isaiah Johnson and Nathan Peterman on IR with designation to return.
Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper was ejected for arguing with first base umpire Roberto Ortiz over a fair-foul call Saturday night in a game against the New York Mets. Phillies second baseman Neil Walker tried to restrain Harper, and Ortiz warned Philadelphia's $330 million slugger multiple times to stop before signaling his ejection. Walker and first base coach Paco Figueroa tried to hold Harper back, and manager Joe Girardi also came out to help usher Harper off the field.
It's not every day that amateur golfers like you or me can relate to the professionals on the PGA Tour. Today was one of those days thanks to Rory McIlroy, who hit what might be the most relatable shot the game of golf has to offer. On Saturday during the second round of the Tour Championship, the world No. 4 and defending champion was in the thick rough after bombing a 370-yard drive on the par-5 18th hole.
If you are among the many silent Zero RB-curious fantasy managers wondering which running backs one ends up with when one embraces the theory behind the draft strategy, I've written up five of my favorite RB picks in the second half of your drafts, taking their bitcoin lunch money. There is indeed a process to drafting Zero RB candidates: ideally, we want a guy with standalone fantasy value, and if we can't get that, we want a back who would inherit most or all of a backfield's opportunity if the starter misses time. Now that you know what we're seeking in a Zero RB running back, let's get into the guys who could stumble into an early-down or every-down role, starting alongside your cast of dominant wide receivers.
p What time is the NASCAR race today? h2 Coverage of the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway will begin at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Tour Championship: Leaderboard | Photo gallery | Format Tee times 1st tee All times are listed in Eastern. In all, there's $60 million that will be paid out this week. First place gets $15 million, second place gets $5 million, and so on, down to the 30th-place finisher, who will pocket $395,000.
After an underwhelming competition in training camp, the Chicago Bears have finally chosen their starting quarterback. Fourth-year signal caller Mitchell Trubisky will get the nod over veteran Nick Foles in what was a hotly-contested battle that spanned three weeks in training camp. Especially after neither Trubisky or Foles managed to pull away in this competition.
When 6-foot-5 P.J. Tucker fronts Anthony Davis in the post, squatting underneath him, his head nestled where Davis' hips contract, changing angles to position himself for both the entry pass and the box-out, one gets the sense that if the rules allowed, Tucker would mount the 6-10 Davis on his back, walk outside the paint and hurl him away on every defensive possession, dusting his hands as he walked back. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Game 1 of their second-round series against the Houston Rockets on Friday night, and Davis scored 25 points on 16 shots and grabbed 14 boards. The memes had him stomping all over Tucker.
The Lakers trailed the Houston Rockets by only six points at the start of the fourth quarter when they tried a lineup that had never played together in a game. Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, LeBron James, Markieff Morris and Dwight Howard took the court together. Against that lineup, the Rockets quickly increased their lead to 12 before the Lakers made substitutions.
Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen looked good in camp until he didn't. Until tales of how good he looked couldn't be parlayed into a trade and Rosen, the 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft, was waived. A lot of factors go into the decision-making, but we felt like even with that, this was the best move for the Miami Dolphins,” coach Brian Flores said Saturday, via Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post, regarding the decision to release Rosen.
The Green Bay Packers can begin building their 16-player practice squad on Sunday, just one day after GM Brian Gutekunst reduced his roster from 80 players to 53 by the NFL's deadline. Follow along as we track players added to the practice squad on Sunday: Packers practice squad List of cuts RB Dexter Williams RB Damarea Crockett FB John Lovett WR Jake Kumerow WR Darrius Shepherd WR Malik Turner WR Reggie Begelton TE Evan Baylis OL John Leglue OL Cody Conway OL Zack Johnson OT Alex Light C Jake Hanson DL Willington Previlon LB Krys Barnes OLB Tim Williams OLB Tipa Galeai OLB Greg Roberts OLB Delontae Scott CB DaShaun Amos CB Stanford Samuels S Henry Black Waived/injured DL Treyvon Hester CB ...
Our goal is to give you the tools to help you bring home the hardware, so we're sharing some final looks at our 2020 Rotoworld Fantasy Football Draft Guide from the Rotoworld Premium EDGE+ Roto package. Complete with content aimed at providing the knowledge you need to make the perfect draft decisions in a variety of league formats — from projections, rankings, a start/sit tool and trade analyzer to exclusive expert columns — this year's edition is the finest we've ever produced. Tiers are a crucial part in understanding value in a draft, so we're offering a look at the running backs you should target if you find yourself outside the Top-5 picks.
On Saturday, the Raiders made the shocking move of trading away running back Lynn Bowden Jr. to the Miami Dolphins. While the Raiders were concerned about his ability to function as a running back, there were some concerns about his maturity off the field. In a recent article by Vic Tafur of The Athletic, he outlined some of the concerns the Raiders had about Bowden.
After four days spent as overall leader of the Tour de France, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) ceded the yellow jersey after a hectic stage 9 through the Pyrenees from Pau to Laruns. The Briton, who took over the race lead after Julian Alaphilippe (Mitchelton-Scott) was handed a 20-second penalty for an illegal feed on stage 5, was dropped on the final climb of the day, the Col de Marie Blanque. Jumbo-Visma had put on a fast pace on the steep slopes, and an isolated Yates was dropped from the shattered peloton two kilometres from the top on the double-digit gradients.
Williams, the 38-year-old No. 3 seed, opens against countrywoman Kristie Ahn, who made a surprise run to the fourth round in 2019. Williams, runner-up at the last two U.S. Opens, could play Olympic champion Monica Puig of Puerto Rico in the second round and past U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in the third round. Williams is again trying to match Margaret Court's record for Grand Slam singles titles.
Every year, the running back position is not only considered important but also volatile and thin. Being able to snag a top-flight workhorse back is great, but it does come with its negative aspects, too. The first round of 2020 Yahoo fantasy football 12-team drafts has a whopping total of eight running backs being selected, according to ADP, so at which point in the round should you consider pivoting to a wide receiver instead of a RB?
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the recipients of the performance-based bonuses following Saturday's UFC Vegas 9 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The fight promotion gave out four Performance of the the Night awards to Ovince Saint Preux, Michel Pereira, André Muniz, and Brian Kelleher. Saint Preux earned his $50,000 bonus for his second-round knockout win over Alonzo Menifield in the fight card's co-main event.
The New York Islanders stand as the only team among the final four that had to play their way into the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a best-of-five qualifying round series. New York eliminated Florida in four games before sending Washington home in five matches of a seven-game series. The Islanders punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference Final by dispatching the No.
The New York Giants waived center Jon Halapio on Saturday with the intent on signing him to the 16-man practice squad once the waiver deadline had passed, but that will not happen. Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports that Halapio has declined the Giants' practice squad invite and will instead seek a new opportunity elsewhere. Originally a sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots in the 2014 NFL Draft, Halapio bounced around quite a bit before landing with the Giants in 2016.
The Cleveland Browns roster turnover under new GM Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski continued in earnest on Saturday. The cutdowns to the initial 53-man roster washed away even more of the legacy of ex-GM John Dorsey on the team. Dorsey's first Browns draft class, the 2018 edition, is down to just three of the nine selections: Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward and Nick Chubb.