Courtney Williams and Chennedy Carter combined for 44 points in the Dream's victory on September 1, 2020.
After six games marked by historic output from Jamal Murray and Donovan Mitchell, the Denver Nuggets ground out a Game 7 win over the Utah to advance to the second round of the playoffs. The 80-78 victory resembled a 90s playoff slugfest more than high-octane bubble-ball that had come to define this series. Nuggets star Jamal Murray didn't approach a third 50-point game of the series.
ers' Super Bowl run gets easier if Saints trade Kamara originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The New Orleans Saints clearly aren't happy with their star running back. Alvin Kamara hasn't practiced in several days as he seeks a new contract, and the Saints could be ready to move on without him. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Tuesday a source told her the Saints are open to trading Kamara.
The Cincinnati Bengals just checked a massive item off the 2020 to-do list — extending star running back Joe Mixon. After plenty of vague tweets and a mysterious absence from training camp practices lately that the team attributed to migraines, Mixon went live on Twitter with a photo of him with the Blackburns, essentially confirming an extension before the news officially dropped. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed it's a four-year extension.
Until 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, a team that would like to claim the balance of running back Leonard Fournette's contract can do so. Per a league source, multiple teams are doing research on Fournette, who had 1,152 rushing yards another 522 receiving yards on 76 catches. The team that gets Fournette, if at least one team claims him on waivers, inherits a $4.167 million salary guaranteed for skill, injury, and cap with no offset language.
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.
Steve Kerr has dealt with a fair share of impressive basketball players since he was taken in the second round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Suns. He played with Michael Jordan in Chicago. He saw his teammates try to handle Hakeem Olajuwon.
As the U.S. Open tennis tournament begins today under very different circumstances, one thing will still be the same: Sports legend John McEnroe will be in the booth at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. I'll be calling matches for ESPN,” McEnroe told FN last week, speaking by phone from a music video shoot for wife Patty Smyth's latest release. The tennis star told FN he had “mixed feelings” about holding the tournament during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, “but I understand that players have to make a living.
IT calls out Giannis for comments on defending Butler in Game 1 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Jimmy Butler torched the Milwaukee Bucks when it mattered most Monday night's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Butler outscored the Bucks 13-8 and didn't miss a single shot over the final five minutes of the fourth quarter as Miami secured a 115-104 win. Bucks superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was recently named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year winner.
The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays intensified Tuesday night after the Rays dugout took exception to a wild ninth-inning pitch from Aroldis Chapman. After the Yankees completed a much-needed 5-3 victory, the benches for both teams emptied onto the field for a postgame confrontation. Rays' manager Kevin Cash fanned the flames even further during his postgame press conference, terming the Yankees' actions as ridiculous while noting his team has flamethrowers as well.
A decade ago, I created something called the Ibanez All-Stars, a way to appreciate older baseball players who were commonly under-appreciated (and under drafted) in fantasy arenas. Maybe it's not that high of a hurdle to clear considering how football has changed, but I think he has a fair chance to give us the best rookie quarterback season of all time.
NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry was a guest Tuesday on NBC Sports Bay Area's "Runnin' Plays" podcast with Grant Liffmann and Kerith Burke. "If you don't have a player that you feel confident can step right in and be an integral part of your success to try to compete for a championship -- and he's some player that you think may be able to help you two or three years down the road -- do you want to take him?" Barry said.
Pro Football Focus has the Bills receiving corps ranked as the fifth best in the NFL, which is a pretty big jump from where the unit was even just a season ago. The Bills are just days away from breaking down their roster to 53 players. Cut-down day in the league is slated for Saturday at 4 p.m. Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane has some tough decisions ahead of him.
The Raiders have started making cuts ahead of Saturday's deadline to drop to 53 players. Offensive lineman Jordan Devey and running back Rod Smith have been released while cornerback Nick Nelson was waived with a failed physical designation. Devey started all four games he played for the Raiders last season and Smith joined the team late last season without appearing in any games.
One wouldnt blame the Bruins for being a little salty after they had just been eliminated from the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After all, they had been away from their families for the last five weeks and lived in total confinement in the NHL bubble in Toronto due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and now they didnt even get all that close to their goal of another Cup when all was said and done. Instead the Black and Gold lost in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second time in three years, and had the same problems generating 5-on-5 offense and holding back a deep, fast and young Lightning group of forwards.
The USWNT marches on at the Women's World Cup and is ready for Friday's quarterfinal matchup against France, the event's host. It's an epic soccer clash to highlight an epic World Cup. After Megan Rapinoe tallied two penalty kicks in a slim 2-1 win over Spain in the Round of 16, Team USA will need its best effort against what could be its stiffest competition at the World Cup thus far in France.
Jarrett Payton can now admit that Oct. 27, 2002, was an uncomfortable afternoon for him. On that Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys' Emmitt Smith surpassed Payton's father, Walter, for No. 1 on the NFL's all-time rushing list. Walter had asked Smith to watch over his son, and Jarrett and Smith have shared a special bond since that celebratory day.
Clowney, who made $15 million last year in Seattle (with the Texans paying $7 million of it to make the trade happen), has spurned offers in that same range. The Seahawks could have secured dibs on Clowney by tendering him a one-year, $16.5 million salary upon the closing of the compensatory-pick window. They didn't.
The PGA Tour announced Tuesday that the WGC-HSBC Champions has been canceled for 2020, the latest disruption to the golf calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We have worked extensively with all tours, international officials, the China Golf Association and other local parties to find a solution to host the WGC-HSBC Champions," said Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw. "In line with Chinese government guidelines and being mindful of the logistical implications, we collectively made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event."
Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones fractured his left hand when he was hit by a pitch Tuesday against Milwaukee. Jones was leading off the eighth inning with the Tigers ahead 6-1 when he was hit by a pitch from Phil Bickford in the reliever's major league debut. Bickford hit each of the first two batters he faced: Jones and Emilio Bonifacio.
The Indians made Mike Clevinger available this week in part because he lost their trust after breaking coronavirus protocols, but also because he had declined their extension offers and they couldn't afford him long-term. The Red Sox, desperate for pitching in 2021 and beyond, were unfortunately never going to be a factor for Clevinger, even if they wanted him, a fact the Padres made clear on Monday. San Diego acquired Clevinger hours before the trade deadline for a package including three of its top 11 prospects.