The Houston Texans are locking up their franchise quarterback. Deshaun Watson agreed to a four-year, $156 million extension with the Texans on Saturday, according to Yahoo Sports’ Terez A. Paylor. The deal can max out at $160 million.
Last month at the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka used a post-round interview to seemingly take a shot at Dustin Johnson, a golfer he once considered a close friend. Koepka, who was in the hunt for the lead at the time — the tournament was eventually won by Collin Morikawa — remarked that there were a lot of names ahead of him on the leaderboard, but implied that he didn't fear many of them. Koepka has won four majors — the PGA Championship twice, and the U.S. Open twice.
Novak Djokovic apologised after being defaulted from the US Open for accidentally hitting a line judge with a ball struck in annoyance. The top seed and 17-time grand slam champion had just dropped serve to trail Spanish opponent Pablo Carreno Busta 6-5 in the opening set of their fourth-round match on Arthur Ashe Stadium when the incident occurred. How the incident unfolded Djokovic, who had missed three set points at 5-4 before hurting his shoulder in a fall, hit a ball behind him without looking that struck a female line judge in the throat.
Sometime after Paul Azinger stopped winning and before he went on television to talk about those who were, he described pressure in the simplest terms. The FedEx Cup was a little of both for Dustin Johnson. The PGA Tour will have bigger problems than it realizes if players aren't moved by winning $15 million in a day.
The NBA has determined that two incidents during Game 2 of the Lakers' series against the Rockets deserve further discipline. One was committed by Anthony Davis, and the other was committed against him. Officials determined Davis deserved a flagrant 1 foul for contact he initiated with Houston's Jeff Green with 15 seconds left in the first half.
Buccaneers quarterback Josh Rosen had options. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Rosen saw the Buccaneers as giving Rosen a shot a stability — after two years of being one-and-done with the Cardinals and Dolphins. Bruce Arians is also the first offensive head coach Rosen has had during his college or pro careers.
Scott Zolak had better keep his arm warm. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick may need an emergency quarterback. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL has allowed teams to place veterans on the practice squad, which were spots originally reserved for younger players.
There were a lot of reasons why the Phillies went hard after Joe Girardi to be their manager. Earlier this season, Girardi wouldn't be talked out of giving Bryce Harper a day off when he thought Harper — who hates days off — needed one. Girardi made a decision that was not popular with another high-profile player in Monday's 9-8 win over the New York Mets.
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Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady understand this struggle and how tough it can be to balance. On the surface, many people believed the relationships were great within the New England Patriots' organization. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did everything the 43-year-old legend could've asked for — loading his offense up with a slew of talented skill players.
Novak Djokovic has pleaded for compassion for the line judge he inadvertently struck in the throat with a ball at the U.S. Open on Monday after the female official faced a backlash from fans of the world number one on social media. The Serb was disqualified in the fourth round after he hit a ball to the back of the court in frustration after dropping serve in the first set against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, sending the official to the floor. A section of Djokovic's fans took to social media to hurl abuse at the official after her Instagram username was carried by Serbian media.
Matt Harmon: Josh Allen will finish top-three among quarterbacks in combined rushing/receiving touchdowns. As a first-year quarterback, when Allen scanned the field, the top-three options in the passing game were Zay Jones and his sub 40 percent catch rate, Kelvin Benjamin and LeSean McCoy. Don't worry, such tempting ancillary players like UDFA Robert Foster and the ghost of Charles Clay were also in the mix.
Field of Dreams: Everything to know about Raiders' new stadium originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Allegiant Stadium will seat 65,000. That much is certain. But how much this new facility will mold the future of Las Vegas remains incalculable.
Skip Bayless of Fox Sports 1's “Undisputed” has dissed LeBron James for his free-throw routine, accused him of drinking water for dramatic purposes, and repeatedly claimed that the superstar “isn't a closer. He even inspired the fairly recent article “Why Does Skip Bayless Hate LeBron James? So what does the sports journalist go out and do this week?
At this time last week, most people would have predicted that the Washington Football Team's first depth chart would feature Adrian Peterson as the team's top running back. Head coach Ron Rivera said that the move was made because of what they saw from the team's other backs and they've now released a depth chart showing how those players stack up in the backfield. J.D. McKissic is listed as the No. 1 back with Antonio Gibson, Peyton Barber and Bryce Love lining up behind him.
Here's how it started: "WINDHORST: Where would Chris Paul be traded to? "YOUNG: I look at three teams - Bobby knows better than me, but I look at three teams as the most likely destinations: Philly, the Knicks, and Milwaukee. Those are the three teams that I think are logical places.
The Cincinnati Bengals were a consistent team at the bottom of power rankings last season. After the arrival of Joe Burrow and the team spending some massive money in free agency, early 2020 power rankings seem to see some of the potential in the new-look Bengals. 26. Bengals (26): Did you know Joe Mixon is one of three backs (Ezekiel Elliott, Chris Carson) to rush for at least 1,100 yards each of the past two years?
Former Tennessee Titans and current Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota will start the 2020 season on Injured Reserve. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Mariota is dealing with a pectoral strain, which he says has limited the signal-caller in practice. Because of the new IR rules in place, Mariota can return after three weeks, as opposed to the usual eight players who are placed on IR are required to sit out.
As a rookie in 2018, Michel had some support in the fantasy community, because he was a first-round draft pick. Michel's best play came in the NFL postseason, which led to a Super Bowl win. Michel started the season on the physically unable to perform list, which seemed to be a death knell on his season (and maybe even his career).
Lexi Thompson took to social media to announce the launch of her own brand. She'll have her new “LEXI” logo on her visor and golf bag during this week's ANA Inspiration. In the promo video, Thompson teases new projects that are in the works, including “LEXI Golf,” “LEXI Fitness” and “LEXI Skin.
Located 47 miles outside downtown Los Angeles, Auto Club Speedway is just one of two tracks in the state of California that hosts a NASCAR race and the only track in the southern half of the state that has a race. It's also now owned by NASCAR after the company bought out its publicly-owned sister company International Speedway, Corp. While NASCAR has raced at tracks like Bristol, Kansas, Las Vegas, Homestead and others that have been reconfigured when they've been repaved in recent years, a project like what's being proposed at Auto Club Speedway is unprecedented for modern NASCAR.