Chase Elliott came away from Charlotte with another Roval win and now turns his focus to the next round of the NASCAR playoffs.
The Detroit Lions may be on bye this week, but that did not stop Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw from calling for Matt Patricia's job as Lions head coach for the second time in three weeks. "Patricia, in Detroit, can't coach," Bradshaw said during Fox's Sunday pregame show. Bradshaw said in September, before the Lions' only win of the season against the Arizona Cardinals, that both Patricia and Lions general manager Bob Quinn "should be fired" because of the team's persistent struggles during their tenure.
A number of head coaches currently feel the seat under them more than a little warm, and it seems that the time has run out for one former NFC Champion. According to a report from Jeff Schultz from The Athletic, the decision to dismiss Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quin “has been all but finalized.” The Falcons' firing of Dan Quinn has been all but finalized and an announcement could come Monday or Tuesday, a source told @TheAthletic.
Miami likely will be without guard Goran Dragic for the fifth time in these NBA Finals when the Heat meets the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 on Sunday (7:30 p.m., ABC). The Heat listed Dragic as doubtful for the game. Dragic had been having issues with the plantar fascia in his left foot for a few weeks and tore it during the first half of Game 1 of the Finals.
The San Francisco 49ers wanted Jimmy Garoppolo back, particularly after Nick Mullens struggled last week. Maybe the 49ers should have waited another week. Garoppolo, coming off a two-game absence with a high ankle sprain, had a terrible first half for San Francisco as it fell behind 30-7 to the Miami Dolphins.
The Tar Heels are at No. in the Week 6 AP Top 25 after previously No. Florida lost at Texas A&M. UNC follows Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Notre Dame after beating Virginia Tech on Saturday.
For one play on Sunday, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green looked like he was a lost sightseer instead of a football player. As the first quarter was winding down against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Joe Burrow threw a pass that was meant for Green. Granted, the ball Burrow threw was way over his head, but he didn't even have his hands up — he literally just watched the ball sail over his head and into Peters' hands.
Eagles fans lose it over very questionable penalty call originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Nothing unites a fanbase quite like a terrible call from the referees. Eagles fans, hungry for a second straight win to help get the 2020 season turned around, exploded in fury in the first quarter of Sunday's matchup with the Steelers when cornerback Darius Slay was called for pass interference. Because, to almost everyone who watched the play, the call was...
The writing is on the wall for Dwayne Haskins in Washington. Head coach Ron Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen earlier this week, sending the 2019 15th overall pick to the bench just four weeks into the season. Haskins wasn't only demoted to the backup role; he's now third on Washington's depth chart behind Alex Smith.
With 6'10” Anthony Davis and 6'9″ LeBron James on the court it's hard to say the Lakers are going small, but they are going away from a traditional center and for more spacing. The Lakers will start Alex Caruso in Game 6 and relegate Dwight Howard to the bench, a story broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic. It is unlikely Howard will see much, if any, time on the court, expect Markieff Morris to be the other “big” on the court for the Lakers playing the five.
“The Polish queen of Paris” and “the Mozart of tennis” were two descriptions of Iga Swiatek as her home country toasted its newest sporting star. The 19-year-old's romp to the French Open title was completed with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin in the final on Saturday. Swiatek lost just 28 games in seven matches, a remarkably low tally for any grand slam champion, let alone a player ranked 54 competing in just her seventh major tournament.
Amazing Barkley story showcases Sixers legend's kind soul originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Charles Barkley is the gift that keeps on giving. The Sixers legend's bombastic television persona as one of sports' most anomalous analysts is buoyed by the giving, open-hearted personality he also displays, whether on the tube or in person. That unique mixture of in-your-face and gentle giant is the formula that many find irresistible and polarizing all the same.
Rafael Nadal demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th French Open and equal Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles on Sunday. For world number one Djokovic, the defeat ended his hopes of an 18th Slam and of becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four majors twice. Nadal, 34, claimed his 100th match win at Roland Garros against just two defeats since his 2005 debut.
Newton's father shares COVID-19 update on Pats QB amid new report originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Sunday brought a pair of notable updates on Cam Newton's health. The Patriots quarterback still is on New England's COVID-19/reserve list after testing positive for the virus on Friday, Oct. 2. Newton reportedly didn't display any symptoms of COVID-19 last week, and in a recent interview with ABC 11's Bridget Condon, Newton's father, Cecil, said his son still is asymptomatic.
Are Bruins among Taylor Hall's two 'most likely' landing spots? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Bruins' odds of landing Taylor Hall appear to have increased by process of elimination. The Colorado Avalanche, one of the teams with rumored interest in Hall, won't sign the veteran winger in free agency, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reported Sunday.
It may be the most impressive example yet of Bryson DeChambeau's command of distance that he can dominate a golf tournament being contested more than 5,000 miles away from the event he's actually competing in. On Thursday, DeChambeau made his first start since winning the U.S. Open by six strokes, and promptly shot 62 to grab the first-round lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. By Friday, he was scarcely less a factor at the BMW PGA Championship, the flagship event on the flagging European Tour.
If there is a lesson from Iga Swiatek's phenomenal French Open, which culminated on Saturday in a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, it is that a more rounded person often turns out to be a better tennis player as well. “When she was starting to build her ranking as a 16-year-old, I asked her if she wanted to go full time on the tour,” said Nick Brown, the British mentor who guided Swiatek to the junior Wimbledon title two years ago. The Swiatek theory – if we may call it that – also applies to another 19-year-old who has caught the eye over the past fortnight.
Spending this MLB offseason is a hot topic, as the coronavirus pandemic may have teams being less aggressive in the market. The Mets, expected to be under new ownership with Steve Cohen pending MLB approval, are one of the frontrunners to land the player that has been hurting them elsewhere in the NL East since he broke into the league with the Miami Marlins. Well, MLB.com's Phillies reporter Todd Zolecki is hearing that Realmuto could garner a megadeal in the “$200 million range.”
Coming into their Week 5 game against the Cardinals' Adam Gase's Jets already displayed among the most inept offenses on a regular basis — that's why they're 28th in Football Outsiders' opponent-adjusted efficiency metrics. But Gase is a competitor, and he clearly wanted to get a new level of offensive ineptitude going. Having backup Joe Flacco as his starting quarterback while Sam Darnold deals with a shoulder injury?
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. Sei Young Kim won the KPMG Women's PGA Championship for her first major title. Here's a look at how the purse was paid out for Kim and the rest of the players who made the cut at Aronimink Golf Club.