Divers hurl themselves from a 24-metre high bridge in the Bosnian town of Mostar.
Divers hurl themselves from a 24-metre high bridge in the Bosnian town of Mostar.
NFL players have the choice to opt out of the 2020 season, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. On July 27, the Miami Marlins in Major League Baseball had an outbreak on their team, which could have caused some NFL players to think twice about whether they want to play this season. Baltimore Ravens: Wide receiver and return specialist De'Anthony Thomas was put on the team's reserve list as a voluntary opt-out.
With so many things to do in a city like Atlanta, it might not be the ideal place for an out-of-towner in the middle of a pandemic, or more specifically an athlete. Not resisting the urge to hit the city for a night out could result in, at minimum, a bunch of headlines. Just ask Lou Williams of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.
Scott Laughton's overtime goal gave the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Penguins in the first exhibition game of the NHL's Return to Play. The Penguins took the early lead after Conor Sheary's goal 5:06 into the first period. Philadelphia answered to close out the opening 20 minutes as Sean Couturier and Kevin Hayes scored to grab a 2-1 lead.
Boston Celtics center Tacko Fall made his NBA bubble debut in Tuesday night's scrimmage against the Houston Rockets. Fall entered the action late in the first quarter and picked up three quick fouls. He remained in the game and started to make his presence felt at both ends of the floor to start the second quarter.
Washington put quarterback Alex Smith on the physically unable to perform list Monday on the eve of the start of training camp. A physical showed Smith's right leg has medically recovered 20 months after he broke the fibula and tibia in it during a game. Putting Smith on the PUP list allows the organization's medical staff to monitor his progress.
Aaron Rodgers went into more depth on his reaction when the Green Bay Packers drafted Jordan Love in Round 1, and it shed more light on his mindset of the controversial pick. Plus, it gave us insight on Rodgers' drink of choice when things get a little weird. Typically a scotch man, Rodgers told NFL Media's Kyle Brandt that he was watching the draft closely, perked up when the Packers traded up four picks to No. 26 overall ... and then reached for his bottle of tequila when Love was the pick.
While his presence might help fill the void left by Dont'a Hightower - who is more of an off-the-ball linebacker but likely would've been the best edge defender on the Patriots roster this season - the Clowney addition doesn't feel like the type of move Caserio and Belichick have been willing to make historically. Remember, they traded Chandler Jones before giving him an extension. Trey Flowers left via free agency.
The 49ers made a series of moves on Tuesday to set up their roster for the start of training camp. The team announced that they waived seven players, placed five on the physically unable to perform list and put two others on the non-football injury list. The last group includes wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who broke his foot while working out in June.
Facing a sprint of a season rather than a marathon because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Atlanta Braves didn't have time to let Mike Foltynewicz sort out his perplexing problems. The Braves designated Foltynewicz for assignment after a 14-5 loss at Tampa Bay on Monday night, a move that effectively ended his tenure with a team that once viewed him as its staff ace. The move came after Foltynewicz surrendered six runs, three homers and four walks in 3 1/3 innings.
Tony Finau will continue his transition to a new caddie this week at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and it won't be his brother. Finau's swing coach, Boyd Summerhays, stepped in to caddie last week at the 3M Open after Finau split with Greg Bodine, who had worked with Finau since his rookie season on Tour in 2014-15. Veteran caddie Mark Urbanek will be on his bag this week at TPC Southwind.
Thank you for making sure the Dodgers didn't get cheated again. Bless you, Joe Kelly, for a fearless, vengeful, and amazingly scoreless inning that will live forever in Dodgers lore. In their first game at Houston's Minute Maid Park since they were robbed of the 2017 World Series championship here, the Dodgers let long-bottled emotions finally explode through Kelly's wild right hand, his sharp tongue and his mocking expressions.
Maybe they can figure out how to make this all work, maybe they can't. And hopefully, other sports will learn from baseball's mistakes. To be fair, I don't have great answers, or good answers.
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday, boxing legend Mike Tyson discussed returning to the ring for his upcoming match against Roy Jones Jr. "I'm back, man, I'm back. I don't know how it came back. I started training, I'm back in shape, 228.
One day before training camps open, three first-round picks have not signed their rookie contracts. The unsigned first rounders are Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (first overall), Giants tackle Andrew Thomas (fourth overall), and Titans tackle Isaiah Wilson (29th overall). In early May, Burrow suggested that he'd monitor the COVID-19 situation before signing.
Scottie Pippen says he's talked with Michael Jordan since ''The Last Dance'' documentary aired in the spring and downplayed any rift between the retired Chicago Bulls stars. ''Why would I be offended by anything that happened 30 years ago?'' Pippen said. Jordan widely praised Pippen in the documentary that chronicled the Bulls' dynasty in the 1990s as the best teammate he ever had - both players were elected to the Hall of Fame.
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. shared a wild conspiracy theory about the COVID-19 pandemic and claimed that he's never been vaccinated on a Snapchat Q&A on Tuesday night, just days before the NBA season is scheduled to resume. Porter, who is in his first season playing with the Nuggets after missing the entire 2018-19 season recovering from a back injury, claimed that the coronavirus is being used for worldwide population control and that it's being overblown. “Personally, I think that the coronavirus is being used obviously for a bigger agenda,” Porter said.
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Jimmie Johnson made his long-awaited IndyCar test debut Tuesday on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Chip Ganassi Racing. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, who has been angling for an IndyCar ride since attending the NTT Series' preseason test at Austin, Texas, posted social media photos Tuesday from the Brickyard with the No. Dallara-Honda normally driven by Felix Rosenqvist Johnson initially was slated to test a Dallara-Chevrolet with Arrow McLaren SP Motorsports three months ago at Barber Motorsports Park, but the April 6 session was scrubbed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after he had been fitted for a seat at the team's Indianapolis shop.
Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Whit Merrifield launched a three-run shot in the top of the third for Kansas City, but the Tigers answered quickly and held on from there. Tyler Alexander (1-0) and four other relievers kept the Royals scoreless for the final six innings, with Joe Jimenez pitching the ninth for his third save.
Manager David Ross has expressed faith in the depth of his lineup as well as his rotation since the start of summer camp. And although Anthony Rizzo has seized attention with his slugging and Kyle Hendricks and Tyler Chatwood gained instant mound success, the contributions provided by the less heralded players stood out Tuesday as the Cubs earned an 8-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds to stretch their winning streak to three games. Jason Heyward, David Bote, Jason Kipnis and Nico Hoerner, the Nos.