Ben Kennedy, NASCAR's Vice President of Racing Development, breaks down the changes coming next season to Darlington Raceway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio refused to shake hands with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after their game on Thursday night. In the final seconds of the game, Jets defenders swarmed Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien and sent him to the ground with a needless late hit despite the outcome of the game already being decided. When the final whistle blew, Fangio signaled his players to immediately clear the field.
Perkins goes off on Irving: 'He's a bonafide hater' originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Kyrie Irving's latest questionable comments have set the NBA world on fire, and no one is more fired up about them than Kendrick Perkins. In case you missed it, Irving joined the debut episode of Brooklyn Nets teammate Kevin Durant's "The ETCs" podcast and was asked who would take the last shot between him and KD. "I felt like I was the best option on every team I've played for down the stretch.
Why Barkley says 'pressure' on Simmons, Embiid with Rivers hire originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Sixers fans seem cautiously optimistic about new head coach Doc Rivers' ability to help nudge Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid towards much-needed improvement after a frustrating 2019-20 season. But one former Sixer thinks the team's two cornerstones can't just think things will magically improve with a new head coach. It's on them, too.
The exact things J.J. Redick had brought for a couple of years, but Elton Brand and the front office let him go in an effort to get big and defensive. Redick said in no uncertain terms the Sixers made a mistake when he joined Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes' on the “All The Smoke” podcast (hat tip the Philly Voice). Redick also makes a good point about the roster: In the Sam Hinkie “process” days, he brought a lot of players through the roster trying to find a couple that could stick and be part of the future.
Harper, Johnson crack same joke about Sixers hiring Rivers originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Doc Rivers is the Sixers' new head coach, a hire that generally received positive reviews from people around the league. But how is Rivers going to fit in within Philadelphia's sports landscape? If these two reactions from some of the city's top stars are any indication, he's going to get an insane amount of name-related jokes and puns while he's here.
Florida was one of the teams that just missed out on signing Bowman in the class of 2020. Bowman should be able to redshirt in 2020 thanks to NCAA rules and compete in 2021 as a redshirt freshman. Freshman running back Demarkcus Bowman is transferring away from Clemson.
Just when you thought D.K. Metcalf taught the world not to celebrate too early, something similar happened in the college ranks on Saturday. Metcalf, the star receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, caught a deep ball last weekend against the Dallas Cowboys and started celebrating before reaching the end zone, only for a Cowboys defender to knock the ball out of the end zone for a touchback. Apparently Kentucky's A.J. Rose missed that highlight.
There was no traffic jam, no one hawking souvenirs or food outside Pimlico Race Course and not a six-pack in sight. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional second jewel of the Triple Crown was now the last in the series, and instead of being run under a blazing sun during the third week in May, the 12-race card was held on an October afternoon better suited for football. The clubhouse one floor down served as an auxiliary jockeys room.
Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Friday that Allen Lazard's core injury provides an opportunity for other wide receivers to step forward - an indication the Packers may be without their top two wideouts when they face the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. Although the Packers haven't declared which players on the injury list are probable, doubtful or out for Monday night, Lazard's coaches and teammates talked about the likelihood of playing without him. Green Bay's top receiver, Davante Adams, has practiced on a limited basis each of the last two days after missing Sunday night's 37-30 victory at New Orleans with a hamstring injury.
Three “Jeopardy!” contestants on Thursday didn't exactly hit a Yankee Stadium category out of the park. After returning champion Mason Maggio gave the correct response to a clue about perhaps the most famous Yankee player, they struck out the rest of the way. “We didn't expect this category about the Bronx Bombers to bomb so hard,” the quiz show wrote after the episode aired.
The recent deaths of baseball greats Lou Brock, Tom Seaver and Al Kaline got Johnny Bench thinking about the future and the prospect of unloading memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career. Bench checked out items from Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully's recent online auction. ''You wonder, what is the best thing to do?'' Bench said by phone Thursday.
Novak Djokovic is into the second week of a Grand Slam in his 13th straight major start, while Sofia Kenin extended a U.S. streak to nine years at the French Open. Djokovic crushed 153rd-ranked Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the fourth round. Maybe the most interesting moment of the match came during a 15-minute rain-forced delay to close the roof, when Djokovic briefly took a broom and helped sweep the crushed red clay at Court Philippe Chatrier.
These Jets have found unimaginably creative ways to torture their loyal followers and themselves during this train-wreck season. The latest installment of this Gang Green dumpster fire featured a masked man coaching scared, an awful “revamped” offensive line, an undisciplined defense that committed one annoying, ill-timed penalty after another and a general feeling of ineptitude surrounding the NFL's undisputed laughingstock. Somehow, some way, Adam Gase's team lost to an undrafted quarterback making his first start — on the road in a short week.
The Arizona Coyotes placed Michael Grabner on waivers Saturday for the purpose of buying out the speedy forward's contract. Assuming Grabner clears waivers Sunday, the buyout will cost Arizona just over $2.5 million, trim money off the books next season and cost an extra $1.26 million in 2021-22. ''This was simply a hockey decision,'' new general manager Bill Armstrong said.
The Yankees might have finished the regular season on a low note, but make no mistake, they asserted their dominance in the Wild Card Round against the Cleveland Indians. The offense managed to put 22 runs on the scoreboard in two games, using the long ball and very clutch hitting – especially in that epic Game 2 winner – to do so. Gerrit Cole was dominant, though Masahiro Tanaka and the bullpen left something to be desired.
In an unprecedented football season, we wanted to share with you how Yahoo Fantasy will handle COVID-19 impacted games and players this season. If games originally slated for a particular week are moved to Monday or Tuesday, we will count the game for that same week in season-long leagues. Matchups won't count for current DFS contests if they're moved off their originally scheduled day.
For the Los Angeles Lakers, the mission is simple: Get two more wins and become NBA champions. For the Miami Heat, the mission may be even more simple: Get one win and make this a series. Game 3 of the NBA Finals is Sunday night, the Lakers holding a 2-0 lead in the title matchup - putting the franchise within reach of a record-tying 17th championship, LeBron James closer to his fourth ring and Anthony Davis perhaps a few days away from his first crown.
The pass rush has struggled to finish plays and the secondary has been a mess. In Chris Simms' weekly chat with NBC Sports Northwest, he explained that Seattle's recipe for winning is sustainable. “The dumbest thing Seattle does in my opinion, other than being a little predictable at times, is the stupid five-man rushes,” Simms said.
CC Sabathia still has some ill-will toward the Houston Astros from their sign-stealing scandal in 2017. After sweeping the Minnesota Twins in the Wild Card Series, Astros' infielder Carlos Correa taunted Astros' haters - otherwise known as baseball fans - saying that "people are mad" and "don't want to see us here." The former Yankee ace and his cohost, Ryan Ruocco, ripped Correa on their podcast, R2C2, for his recent comments testing Astros' haters upon sweeping the Minnesota Twins.
Despite being a new dad, Rory McIlroy is clearly taking advantage of that and making gains. If there are any words to sum up professional golf this year (besides, of course, “pandemic”), then speed and power would be those words. Bryson DeChambeau, with his bulked-up power game, aggressive swing and huge distance gains, has pretty much coined them.