Cleveland pitcher Mike Clevinger blasts extra-inning runner rule
When you think about Craig Kimbrel, one of the first things that come to mind is his trademark long red beard. The former Boston Red Sox closer decided it was time for a change. Now with the Chicago Cubs, Kimbrel showed off a clean-shaven look Friday night.
You probably know by now that the Seahawks pulled off a blockbuster trade on Saturday, acquiring All-Pro safety Jamal Adams from the Jets in exchange for Bradley McDougald, a pair of first-round picks and a third-round pick. Seattle also got back a fourth-rounder in the deal. 1. Seattle, after being relatively quiet for most of the offseason from a "big name" perspective, sent a clear message on Saturday that the team is all-in.
Days after saying he would throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium in August, President Donald Trump has taken it back. Trump tweeted on Sunday that due to work responsibilities he will not be at the Aug. 15 game at Yankee Stadium. Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won't be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th.
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The Chicago Bears' cavalcade of tight ends became one smaller on Saturday, as the team parted ways with another draft bust under general manager Ryan Pace. The Bears have traded former second-round pick Adam Shaheen to the Miami Dolphins, according to the Chiacgo Tribune. Reportedly headed back to the Bears is a conditional 2021 sixth-round draft pick.
Six former NFL players have been charged in a superseding indictment for their alleged roles in a nationwide fraud on a healthcare benefits program for retired league players, according to a Department of Justice statement. Among the half-dozen athletes named were two-time Pro Bowl running back Clinton Portis, who ranks No. 25 all-time in rushing touchdowns. The other five ex gridiron greats include Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tamarick Vanover, Tennessee Titans defensive end Antwan Odom, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darrell Reid, Washington defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Robert McCune.
Weeks of bad press for the Washington franchise became overshadowed by Friday night's news that quarterback Alex Smith has been cleared to resume any and all football activities. Beyond his heroic journey being immediately worthy of big-screen treatment is the question of whether Smith can win the starting job in Washington. Smith knows a thing or two about adjusting to a different offense; he's done it many times since entering the NFL as the first pick in the 2005 draft.
Before beginning their series rubber match with the Phillies and traveling back home to host the Orioles, multiple Marlins players reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. According to Sports Grid's Craig Mish, at least four players tested positive for COVID-19. One of those players is starting pitcher Jose Urena, per MLB Network's Jon Heyman, while one of the position players is reportedly first baseman Garrett Cooper.
In yesterday's scrimmage, Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas got the last laugh. Valanciunas caught the ball wide open behind the arc. In the paint, Embiid just waved off Valanciunas – an improved outside shooter – rather than closing out.
Christian Yelich and Justin Smoak hit long home runs, umpires intervened before a shouting match between the teams got too serious and the Milwaukee Brewers powered past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Saturday. Without fans at Wrigley Field, players from both NL Central rivals could be heard shouting toward each other from their dugouts before the start of the fourth inning. All-Star catcher Willson Contreras seemed to be barking the loudest from the warning track in front of the Cubs dugout, and several players from both sides popped out onto dirt near their benches.
Forced into action in large part because of the depleted bench of the Denver Nuggets — they have eight players who can take the court in the scrimmages, and seven of them are forwards — it has been the Bol Bol show in Orlando so far. After a strong first game (16 points, 10 boards, 6 blocks), Bol bounced back and scored 15 on Saturday against New Orleans. Again he blocked shots guys didn't think he'd get to, like J.J.Redick.
Aldrick Rosas, the Pro Bowl kicker for the New York Giants, will be released by the team after being formally charged last week for a highway hit-and-run, ESPN reported on Sunday. Giants training camp is only days away. Rosas could also face discipline from the league office, which appears to be reviewing the matter.
For Warriors fans, the resumption of the NBA season is a totally different experience than they have grown accustomed to. Instead of rooting on Steph Curry and the Dubs, some fans will simply root against the team's rivals, others will just enjoy watching professional sports again, and for those fans looking ahead, the bubble provides an opportunity to do some scouting. There has been much speculation about who the Warriors will pursue after the season concludes, whether through free agency or via the trade exception they acquired by shipping out Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies last offseason.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady will never be mistaken for a basketball player, but Friday evening he absolutely slammed Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill on Twitter. Hill recently went on ESPN's First Take to talk about his pursuit of a dynasty in Kansas City as they are the defending champs and all. "Why not go seven rings?"
This is his 5th victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2020 and his 3rd victory and 9th top-10 finish in 24 races at Kansas. Brad Keselowski (2nd) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 21 Kansas races and his 14th top-10 finish in 2020. Martin Truex Jr. (3rd) earned his 11th top-10 finish in 24 Kansas races.
Seniesa Estrada wasted no time on Friday night, and added another knockout to her resume in the process. Estrada dominated Miranda Adkins at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, securing the knockout victory just seven seconds into the fight — one of the fastest knockouts in boxing history. Estrada, the interim WBA flyweight champion and WBC silver junior flyweight champion was initially slated to take on Jacky Calvo on Friday night, though Calvo withdrew due to a knee injury.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the recipients of the fighter bonuses stemming from Saturday's event on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till was the final of four events held on 'Fight Island' and six finishers were rewarded. Fabricio Werdum, Tom Aspinall, Khamzat Chimaev, Paul Craig, Tanner Boser, and Jesse Ronson took home the $50,000 performance incentives.
Within 30 seconds of substituting for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kuzma sank a three-pointer. Lakers coach Frank Vogel was asked after the game if this version of Kuzma might have appeared at the start of this season had he not missed all of training camp and the first four games because of an ankle injury. “I really believe that,” Vogel said.
NFL teams have the option of keeping 90 players on their roster through August 16 if they work in split squads at training camp, but the Patriots won't be taking that path. They released defensive back Lenzy Pipkins on Saturday and Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports that they dispatched nine other players on Sunday. That leaves them at the new 80-man limit ahead of Tuesday's start to camp.
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