Fearless Forecast Week 1: 6 Rec, 92 Rec Yds
Projected Points: 12.2
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.
p The 36-year-old birdied East Lake Golf Club's famous 18th hole to finish the final round with a 2-under 68 and win his first Tour Championship at 21 under, and subsequently, the FedEx Cup.
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.
Novak Djokovic was undefeated and hungry for his 18th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, but a rare disqualification took that all away. The World's No. 1 tennis player inadvertently hit a line judge in frustration after losing a game in the first set. Trailing 6-5 in the first set to opponent Pablo Carreno Busta, here's the scene where Djokovic lost his cool while switching sides.
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.
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.
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.
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The NBA determined two incidents that occurred during Game 2 of the Lakers' series against the Rockets deserved further discipline, one was committed against Anthony Davis while the other was committed by 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. James Harden drove by Davis and elbowed him in the chin.
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.
A suggested adjustment for the Raptors after their Game 5 loss to the Celtics: “More Serge Ibaka and less Marc Gasol. That might not be available to Toronto in Game 6 tomorrow, though. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today: Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun: Down 3-2, the Raptors already have their backs against the wall.
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.
Although he finished runner-up at the Tour Championship, Justin Thomas was pleased with his form at a crucial point of the year – with the U.S. Open just two weeks away and November's Masters looming. Along with a game that appears to be peaking at the right time, Thomas will also have a familiar face on his golf bag at Winged Foot. Johnson has been recovering at home since the Memorial with health issues and Thomas had Jim “Bones” Mackay step in for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
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.
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.
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?
Second seed Sofia Kenin said she would have a good cry after crashing out of the US Open on Monday and then start looking forward to Roland Garros. Kenin, winner of the 2020 Australian Open, was bundled out of the last 16 at Flushing Meadows in straight sets by Elise Mertens of Belgium. Kenin, the highest seeded player left in the tournament, lost 6-3, 6-3, in just 1hr 14 mins, leaving her pretty upset.
LeBron James takes his kids almost everywhere he goes, and before heading to the NBA's bubble, the longest period of time he'd gone without seeing them was the month it takes to play in the Olympics. 1. Once again, we saw what Davis can mean to the Lakers when he plays aggressively.
The Bengals do have offensive talent. Cincinnati winning the AFC North is highly unlikely but a little north of zero percent. Just a little.
BYU coach Kalani Sitake did a fine job of keeping his players safe from COVID-19 while getting them ready to open a new football season. Ken Niumatalolo wished he could have done the same thing at Navy. Tyler Allgeier ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns, and the Cougars put the clamps on Navy's usually potent triple option in a season-opening 55-3 rout Monday night inside an eerily empty stadium at the Naval Academy.