NFL Network's Steve Wyche, Cynthia Frelund and Gregg Rosenthal preview the matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL.com
The NBA, Doc Rivers, Jameer Nelson, and the NBA Players Association have offered to help out former player Delonte West after a disturbing photo of him surfaced online. A photo of Delonte West looking particularly rough surfaced earlier this week and went viral, with many showing concern for the 37-year-old. TMZ reports that the league, his former coach Doc Rivers, and his former college teammate Jameer Nelson have already attempted to get in touch with him.
Stephen Jackson to AI: 'We can't lose you, we just lost Kobe' originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington You can't tell the story of basketball without Allen Iverson. The mightiest 6-foot player in league history left a lasting impact on the game through his on-court performance, as well as his cultural impact off the floor. Thursday morning, the ALL THE SMOKE Podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson had Iverson on to talk about changing the basketball culture, his infamous 'practice' rant, among many other things.
In a story September 22, 2020, about COVID-19 disruptions in college sports, The Associated Press erroneously reported Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson had previously told AP the conference would not move forward with a fall football season without its schools having the ability to test daily for COVID-19. Thompson told AP the conference would not move forward until it acquired the capacity for its schools to do COVID-19 antigen testing on in athletes.
Woodhead has priceless take on Belichick's press conference 'fashion' originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston For all of Bill Belichick's success as a coach, he is also well-known for something else: his fashion sense, or lack thereof. Just Google "hoodie" and some of the first images you see are of Belichick stalking the sideline in his signature item of clothing. Whether or not the sleeves are cut off, the Patriots head coach and the hoodie go hand-in-hand.
But, for Dodgers fans comforted by pitchers with postseason experience, the day before the Dodgers start the playoffs could be a bittersweet one. On Tuesday, when the American League playoffs start, the Game 1 starter for the Minnesota Twins is scheduled to be Kenta Maeda. The Game 1 starter for the Toronto Blue Jays is set to be Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Likely the main reason for Washington's decision to change its name to the Washington Football Team this past summer has finally come to light. According to a post from The New York Times, team owner Dan Snyder deferred paying annual dividends to three shareholders who collectively hold 40 percent of the franchise, leading to a “bitter boardroom brawl” that prompted a legal firestorm, a fight over the club's name and mudslinging among former friends. At the center of the legal fight were Snyder, as well as minority owners Fred Smith, Dwight Schar, and Robert Rothmann.
When Anthony Davis has been on the court in the Western Conference Finals, the Lakers have outscored the Nuggets by 9.4 points per 100 possessions. When he sits, the Lakers are -21.3 (stats via NBA.com). Why that stat matters: Anthony Davis is officially questionable for Game 5 after spraining his ankle in the fourth quarter of Game 4.
The Lakers are 2-0 in close-out games in the playoffs, having beaten the Trail Blazers and Rockets 4-1 after dropping the series opener. Our group's demeanor in all of these playoff games has been to treat everyone like a must-win,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said via videoconference after practice Friday. I would say that same mindset has applied to the close-out games we had against Houston and Portland, and we know those are always the most difficult wins to get in a series, and we expect this to be no different.
NFL football is back. The Jaguars and Dolphins kick off Week 3 on Thursday night in Jacksonville, followed up by a full slate of games on Sunday. The third week of the NFL season presents some of the biggest games of the year so far.
Ryan Fitzpatrick made history after his three touchdowns fuelled the Miami Dolphins to a 31-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dolphins quarterback Fitzpatrick became the first NFL QB to claim six wins over the same opponent with six teams following Thursday's triumph in Jacksonville. Fitzpatrick, who also topped the Jaguars during his time with the Cincinnati Bengals (2008), Buffalo Bills (2012), Tennessee Titans (2013), Houston Texans (2014) and New York Jets (2015) starred as the Dolphins posted their first win of the season.
French Open organisers have had enough problems dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the dwindling number of fans on site and inclement weather but they faced another controversy on Friday -- criticism of the choice of ball for this year's edition. Roland Garros has switched to Wilson balls for the 2020 tournament after using Babolat for many years and 12-times champion Rafa Nadal was not impressed. Nadal, a 19-time Grand Slam champion, prefers warmer weather and faster claycourts at his favourite tournament but faces cooler and wetter conditions at this year's event, which was pushed back to the fo end September from its May-June dates.
While the rest of the UFC 253 weigh-in face-offs went off without a hitch, headliners Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa had to be separated by security and UFC president Dana White. Adesanya puts his middleweight championship on the line opposite Costa in the UFC 253 main event, while Dominick Reyes squares off with Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title vacated by Jon Jones. UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa full weigh-in face-offs
Start 'Em or Sit 'Em is geared toward season-long leagues but can also be used for daily fantasy purposes. Start of the Week: Cam Newton vs. Raiders -- The overall QB3 through two weeks, trailing only Russell Wilson and Josh Allen, Newton is tied with Ezekiel Elliott for the league lead in carries inside the 10-yard line with nine. Newton has four rushing scores and a fifth through the air, averaging 276 passing yards and 13 rushing attempts per contest.
Dwight Howard bound from the tunnel, the Lakers behind him, the team's newly minted starting center leading the title favorites on the court. He smiled his way through warmups, the sadness that enveloped him off the court a memory as he floated through the air for a 360-degree layup that he gleefully flipped off the backboard. The shot never had a chance.
Mohamed Sanu gives honest assessment of brief time with Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Mohamed Sanu was unable to find much consistency or success during his brief tenure with the New England Patriots, but he's optimistic things will be better as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. The Patriots acquired Sanu before the NFL trade deadline last season and paid the steep price of a 2020 second-round draft pick to make the trade with the Atlanta Falcons. After two good performances to begin his Patriots career, an ankle injury suffered in Week 11 derailed the veteran wide receiver's 2019 season and limited his effectiveness.
Sarah White has known since age 5 that she wanted to be a professional golfer. When a producer from ABC's “Holey Moley” discovered White on Instagram and asked if she would be interested in trying out for the extreme mini-golf show, it wasn't exactly the role she'd pictured growing up. But she's competitive, and well, why not.
Landry to the Pats? Ninkovich makes bold trade prediction originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston If you're a Patriots fan hoping New England adds some offensive firepower ahead of the NFL trade deadline, you'll like what Rob Ninkovich had to say Friday morning. The Patriots outside linebacker-turned ESPN analyst was asked for his "bold prediction" for Week 3 on "Get Up!"
Just two years after signing one of the most lucrative contracts ever given a cornerback, Trumaine Johnson may have reached the end of the road. Johnson was released from the Panthers' practice squad today, just a week after he signed. The 30-year-old Johnson made $16.74 million in 2017 while playing for the Rams on the practice squad, then signed a five-year, $72.5 million contract with the Jets in 2018.
How a Beal trade could put Wizards in control of the draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Bradley Beal fell short of making the All-NBA team this season and the Wizards are excited about the prospect of pairing him with a healthy John Wall, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from predicting how many different ways Washington could trade the shooting guard before next season. Though it's unclear how motivated the Wizards would be to trade Beal after he signed a two-year max extension in October 2019, one team that would have the assets to make an intriguing offer is the Golden State Warriors.
Nick Mullens will start at quarterback on Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo but won't have All-Pro tight end George Kittle as an option. Garoppolo didn't practice all week because of a high ankle sprain suffered last week but wasn't officially ruled out for this week's game against the New York Giants until Friday. Coach Kyle Shanahan also said Friday that Kittle will miss a second straight game after spraining his knee in the season opener.