Dylan Moore ropes a ball off the left-field wall for a double in the 8th inning
As Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes enters his third season as a starter, he already has an MVP award, a Super Bowl title and a reputation as one of the best in the game under his belt. When Mahomes became the starter in 2018, he shattered expectations out of the gate and propelled himself into stardom. While the natural talent was always there, NBC Sports' Peter King recently explained that Mahomes and many others attribute part of his success to Smith's mentorship.
Why would the Texans take on the albatross contract of David Johnson, a player seemingly on a downward spiral at this point in his career? The Texans quickly flipped their own second-round selection, 57th overall, to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for the often-traded Brandin Cooks. Cooks, the recipient of four 1,000-yard seasons from 2015-2018, was lauded as a similarly priced downgrade to Hopkins.
Talib reveals why he turned down Belichick's offer to rejoin Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Aqib Talib has officially retired from the NFL, even though the New England Patriots were interested in bringing him back to Foxboro for the 2020 NFL season. Talib was acquired by the Patriots in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2012 season, and he played in New England through the 2013 campaign before signing with the Denver Broncos in free agency. The veteran cornerback played with the Los Angeles Rams over the last two seasons, and on Wednesday he announced his retirement.
What you may not have noticed is that the Raptors' unique defense is consistently exploiting a blind spot of NBA officiating: the defensive three-second violation. As NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh laid out in his latest column, defensive three seconds is one of the most overlooked calls in the NBA -- especially at the end of games. According to The Pudding's examination of the league's Last Two Minute reports, there were 141 defensive three-second violations in the last two minutes of close games between 2015 and 2018, and only one was called.
LeBron James admits his determination to remain at the peak of his powers at 35 is even annoying his wife in the NBA's Orlando bubble. The Los Angeles Lakers' 112-102 Game 3 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday was the 162nd postseason victory James has been a part of, a number that takes him past Derek Fisher for the most playoff wins in NBA history. James was paramount to a victory that put the Lakers 2-1 up in the series as he had 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and had four blocks in one quarter.
Call it one last pass in San Diego for Philip Rivers. The longtime Chargers quarterback, who joined the Indianapolis Colts this offseason after 16 years with the Bolts, has sold his home in gated Santaluz for $3.675 million. Originally listed in April for $4.199 million, the Spanish-style home's price was cut to $3.699 million in June before catching an offer six weeks later.
The Houston Rockets could be without a key member of their rotation as they finish out their battle with the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals, and the reported reason is unfortunate. Rockets forward Danuel House's status for the remainder of the series is in question as the league is investigating a potential violation of bubble protocol, according to ESPN. House has denied violating any protocols and reportedly did not leave the campus, though the NBA is now “probing House's activity within the team hotel.”
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.
That's right, it's finally time. It feels surreal, but here we are: fantasy football in 2020 is BACK, starting with Thursday's Texans-Chiefs game.
Christian McCaffrey was a one-man wrecking crew and one-man league-winner in 2019, putting together a fantasy season for the ages. The question is, can he come close to repeating it, considering top-overall running back finishers rarely repeat in fantasy? Or will someone else topple him from the top?
The Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and basketball community gathered on Wednesday morning to remember legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson Jr. at St. Augustine Church in Northwest D.C. with some of the biggest names in the sport flocking to the city to pay their respects. A number of Hoya all-stars were seen in the city Wednesday morning for Thompson's funeral, arriving at the church to honor the Hall-of-Fame coach who passed away at the end of August at the age of 78. Allen Iverson and Patrick Ewing, two former players under Thompson who were especially close to him, were the first spotted at the church.
For two years LeBron James has been telling us how much he loves playing with Rajon Rondo because of the way the guard sees and thinks about the game. James spoke extensively about the difficulty of making adjustments quickly, during a game, rather than waiting until the next day to dissect what happened. “It's easy to be, like let's say a Monday morning quarterback,” James said.
It might seem humbling for Josh Rosen, to go from being the 10th overall pick in the draft to the practice squad. Rosen opted for the relative security of joining a solid staff where he can learn and develop, over joining a team which needed an extra for their 53-man roster. Byron had him for eight or nine games as a starter with a really bad football team.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was listed on the first Dolphins injury report of the year as fully participating in practice despite a hip injury. Presumably, it's the same hip injury that he suffered last season at Alabama. Limited in practice for the Dolphins on Wednesday were tight end Mike Gesicki (glute), cornerback Xavien Howard (knee), cornerback Byron Jones (achilles), receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring), linebacker Kyle Van Noy (hand), and receiver Preston Williams (knee).
The fantasy football season officially begins Thursday, and we're sure you drafted an awesome team. Fantasy football success is all about pushing the right buttons, whether that's inserting a lesser-known player with a favorable matchup into your lineup or sticking with your top running back despite a potentially tough matchup. Editor's Note: Dominate your draft with Rotoworld Premium's 450+ player profiles, rankings, projections, mock drafts, exclusive columns and more.
The Rockets keep getting hit in the nuts. The NBA has now mostly taken notice. Houston guard Ben McLemore took the first hit from Thunder star Chris Paul: Dave McMenamin and Tim MacMahon of ESPN: Sources told ESPN that the Rockets were upset that Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul's jab to Ben McLemore's groin area in overtime of Game 3 of their first round series — a play extremely similar to Davis' drive — was not reviewed by the league office.
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Quarterbacks Start 'em Philip Rivers, Colts (@ JAX) Tyrod Taylor, Chargers (@ CIN) Cam Newton, Patriots (vs. MIA) Phillip Rivers finally has an offensive line to protect him, which should provide for a challenging afternoon for a Jacksonville defense with a solid pass rush but not much behind it…Tyrod Taylor is once again in a position of holding down the starting job until a rookie is ready. Look for him to take advantage of the plethora of weapons the Chargers have and build his case for keeping that job all year…Cam Newton is playing under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in New England, so things should get creative in their first game together — especially with Miami on the other si...
Scottie Pippen's 11-season run with the Chicago Bulls in the late '80s and '90s, during which time the team racked up six NBA championships, may be long behind him, but this summer, fans could relive his glory days by watching the ESPN documentary The Last Dance. In the backyard, Pippen shows off his pool (complete with a water slide), his grill, the outdoor television which ensures he never misses a basketball game, and even a putting green, where he practices chipping. Of course, cold Chicago winters mean indoor activities are a must, and Pippen's house features an amenity-laden basement complete with a wine cellar, movie theater (his favorite flick is Die Hard), a small gym area, a sauna, an air hockey table and vintage Mrs. Pac-Man game, and to top it all off, an indoor basketball court.
Alexander Zverev hit back at Martina Navratilova after criticism of his performance as he reached the US Open semi-finals. Navratilova, an 18-time grand slam singles champion, told Amazon Prime: "He will not be able to win against the top players playing the way he did today." Zverev was unhappy with the criticism, pointing to his record against Roger Federer (4-3 head-to-head) and Novak Djokovic, who he has beaten in two finals.