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Former Trail Blazers big man Cliff Robinson died Saturday at the age of 53. The 6-foot-10 big man played at UConn from 1985-89, where he helped the Huskies win the 1988 NIT. He was a second-round pick (36th overall) by the Trail Blazers in 1989 and spent the first eight years of his career in Portland.
Marcus Morris stepping on Luka Doncic's ankle in Game 5 of Clippers-Mavericks? Morris at least had plausible deniability on whether that was a dirty play. Morris chopping Doncic's head in series-ending Game 6?
With Fantasy Football draft season here on Yahoo, our analysts are continuing to update their rankings so you'll be ready when you're on the clock. And after what he did last season, is it any surprise that Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey is the unanimous choice as the top-ranked player? With that said, however, consensus gets harder to find among our analysts after Run-CMC.
The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for their pursuit of their first division title since 2017. The NL Central leaders sent minor league infielder Zack Short to Detroit for Maybin, who is batting .244 with a homer and two RBIs in 14 games this year. The Cubs got Chafin and a cash consideration from Arizona for a player to be named or cash.
The Los Angeles Dodgers traded right-hander Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for two players to be named, making their only move on a quiet deadline day for the major league leaders. Stripling went 3-1 with a 5.61 ERA in seven starts this season for Los Angeles, racking up 27 strikeouts. The 30-year-old veteran has spent his entire pro career with the Dodgers, cracking the major league roster in 2016 and earning an All-Star selection in 2018.
The New York Mets aren't playing well at the moment, and they're five games under .500 with about a month left in the regular season. The Mets acquired infielder Todd Frazier and catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Texas Rangers on Monday, and they also made a trade with Baltimore for right-hander Miguel Castro. Texas receives two players to be named, and New York also receives cash in the deal involving Chirinos.
Pizza is a rare luxury inside the NBA's bubble and the Lakers took Sunday night to treat their traveling party to some. “I'm not getting enough pizza in my life in this bubble,” coach Frank Vogel said. The pizza party capped an off day for the Lakers as they awaited their second-round opponent.
The lottery ping pong balls have spoken. We have a solid draft order to build around and teams can start plotting their strategies for the 2020 NBA Draft, which is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 16. Working around the coronavirus pandemic is making this year the strangest draft season in NBA history.
It looked like Adrian Peterson was about to cut through the offensive line and cross the goal line for six on Sunday. To open the 11-on-11 phase of their training camp practice that closed out the weekend, the Washington Football Team had the first-string offense start at the 25-yard line and work their way in.
The early rounds of a fantasy football draft absolutely have to set up the foundation of a championship roster. While fantasy squads in other sports can have the necessary roster depth to live with a few early round hiccups, football managers are likely doomed for failure after making some initial missteps. One could argue that a change to QB Teddy Bridgewater will negatively impact McCaffrey, but Bridgewater is at least a small upgrade over the Panthers QB play last season.
Joe Burrow had another strong showing at a Cincinnati Bengals training camp scrimmage, this time on Sunday evening in an exhibition meant to take the place of the traditional third preseason game. It didn't look good at first though, not with Burrow posting an 0-for-3 line to start the scrimmage. Not that Burrow has been a stranger to bouncing back during camp.
But in a statement after Sunday's win, Cabrera acknowledged his team's 16-16 record in the shortened 60-game season. "I am happy for reaching 2,000 hits with the Tigers and, most important, that we are winning games," said Cabrera, who is 12-for-25 with one homer and nine RBIs in his past seven games. "We are growing up as a team, and that can be seen on the field."
In the months after the Patriots' somewhat stunning loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52, Tom Brady asked Robert Kraft to honor an unwritten a verbal agreement the two men made in 2010. To let Brady leave the team if he felt the relationship with Bill Belichick had become too strained. In his new book "The Dynasty," author Jeff Benedict chronicles the machinations in early 2018 when Brady - worn out by the dynamics of the 2017 season - made it clear he wanted to leave.
Washington NFL Team 2019 record: 3-13 Big additions: Chase Young (DE), Thomas Davis (LB) Big departures: Trent Williams (OT), Quinton Dunbar (CB) Notable opt-outs: Josh Harvey-Clemons (LB), Caleb Brantley (DL) Super Bowl odds: 300/1 One thing to know: The biggest offseason news for the franchise came when team owner Daniel Snyder finally caved to pressure from sponsors and changed the name, with the NFL's D.C. presence now known as the Washington Football Team, at least for the 2020 campaign. On the field, the biggest decision Washington faces comes at quarterback. Second-year signal-caller Dwayne Haskins is probably hoping to take some big steps forward in the coming season.
Lately, Daniel Berger has been a threat to win every time he tees it up. The Jupiter, Florida, resident has finished no worse than third in four of the seven PGA Tour events he has played since the re-start, including a playoff victory over eventual PGA champion Collin Morikawa at the Charles Schwab Challenge. Berger was 13th at the PGA and 25th at last week's BMW Championship.
The Phillies made a trade for Milwaukee Brewers reliever David Phelps shortly before Monday's deadline. The Phillies are sending the Brewers three players to be named later, believed to be from the lower levels of their minor-league system. Phelps, 33, has a 2.77 ERA and 0.69 WHIP in 12 appearances this season.
A court filing disclosed Monday shows Big Ten Conference presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed in the Big Ten's response to the lawsuit. The court documents did not identify how each school voted, but a person familiar with the outcome told The Associated Press that Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State voted against postponing the fall football season.
It may take a Michel injury for Harris to get his chance to be the team's answer at the position on first and second downs. When it comes to Brian Hoyer … Curran: The Patriots have a good but somewhat sticky situation on their hands. They signed him in the offseason telling him he'd have a chance to start.
The BMW Championship is in the books, the FedEx Cup points have been calculated and we now know the 30 golfers who will be moving on to the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. After the conclusion of the BMW Championship, the golfer ranked No. on the FedEx Cup point list will start the Tour Championship with a score of -10, a reward for accumulating the most points throughout the season.
The Detroit Tigers have claimed right-handed pitcher Dereck Rodriguez off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and optioned him to the alternate training site at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, the team announced Monday. Rodriguez is the son of former Tigers catcher and Hall of Farmer Ivan (Pudge) Rodriguez, who played 21 seasons and five with Detroit from 2004-2008. He is expected to provide depth in Toledo to combat the season-ending forearm injuries sustained by right-handed pitching prospects Matt Manning and Alex Faedo.