A'Ja Wilson scores 24 points and grabs 4 rebounds as Las Vegas beat Connecticut, 93-78. DeWanna Bonner added 22 points and 4 rebounds for the Sun.
The team signed free agent Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, fresh off a season with the Chicago Bears, to a one-year deal with a fair amount of guaranteed money. Hopefully the team had some offset language involved, because on Thursday, two days before roster cuts had to be submitted to the league office, Clinton-Dix was the first defensive player released this week. It had been reported that Clinton-Dix was not performing well in practice and that he had been passed on the depth chart by journeyman safety Darian Thompson.
LeBron James' name came up on Thursday in a convoluted NBA social media discussion about Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar did not appreciate it. James, who rarely responds to criticism or comparisons, snapped back at ESPN analyst and short-lived former NBA player Jay Williams after a Scottie Pippen comparison.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes proposed to his longtime girlfriend Brittany Matthews on Tuesday night after receiving his Super Bowl ring at Arrowhead Stadium. Matthews, known for her live tweets of games and loud support for the Kansas City team, shared a photo of the diamond ring on her Instagram story after he proposed at the stadium. And while Mahomes is a star quarterback and an NFL Super Bowl winner, Matthews has paved her own way in the sports industry by playing soccer professionally and launching her own fitness company.
Novak Djokovic has earned more than $140 million in prize money over his accomplished career, plus plenty of other millions in endorsement deals, so there wasn't much of a question in his mind when the possibility was offered to rent a private home during the U.S. Open. Anyone that wanted to spend money and stay in the house, he or she could have done that,'' Djokovic said. Serena Williams and Milos Raonic were among the eight players who, like Djokovic, opted for one of the Long Island homes the USTA made available instead.
With the way things are shaping up for the Tennessee Titans at EDGE, the team needs to get something done with free-agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney now more than ever. However, it apparently hasn't been an easy process to move forward with the player who is the biggest fish left on the free-agent market. According to Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson, who was a guest on ESPN 102.5 The Game in Nashville, the Titans have been frustrated by the “lack of engagement” with Clowney, who the team wants to bring in for a physical.
Just think of all the things you could do in a LaFerrari Aperta. You could use it to scream across a racing tarmac at more than 200 mph, rip around hairpin turns with ease or just gaze in awe at the monument to Italian automotive excellence. Golfer Ian Poulter, on the other hand, uses his $2.2 million speedster for something else: trick shot videos.
Steve Smith is who he is. The latest to taste the wrath of No. 89 is former Carolina wideout Kelvin Benjamin. Speaking in an interview on WFNZ, Smith ripped some fans for claiming Benjamin would replace him, saying he is parking cars right now.
Just when you thought you knew what the Miami Dolphins' quarterback room was going to look like, the team may be winding up and getting ready to toss another curveball. The Dolphins have been operating with a strong quarterback room this summer with Ryan Fitzpatrick and two former top-10 overall selections in Josh Rosen and Tua Tagovailoa in the mix as Miami has held an open competition for the starting quarterback job. Fitzpatrick is expected to hold the starting gig to open the season, leaving Rosen and Tagovailoa as young, talented hopefuls to play down the road.
With less than two weeks until the Chicago Bears open the regular season against the Detroit Lions, there are some roster cuts that need to be made. The Bears need to trim the roster from 80 to 53 players by Sept. and they've already started making roster moves.
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers pushed aside one of the NBA's best backcourts in the first round. James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets are the opponent when the top-seeded Lakers open the Western Conference semifinals Friday night. The Rockets' debut of their small-ball style was a big success when they beat the Lakers 121-111 in Los Angeles on Feb. 6 behind 41 points from Westbrook.
Monday's news that the Jaguars had released running back Leonard Fournette surprised plenty of people. Jaguars running back Chris Thompson, appearing Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, explained that the running backs learned about the move when Fournette entered the position group's meeting room and told them he'd just been cut. “We all thought it was a joke at first,” Thompson said, before learning from coach Doug Marrone during a full team meeting that Fournette had been released.
The Cleveland Browns made a big move on Thursday afternoon. GM Andrew Berry executed a trade to fill a big hole, acquiring starting safety Ronnie Harrison from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 2021 fifth-round draft pick. Harrison, 23, was a third-round pick out of Alabama by the Jaguars in the 2018 NFL Draft.
The buzz of a nearby mower provided an ironic soundtrack as Steve Rabideau casually flipped a golf ball into Winged Foot's lush rough. After spending four labor-intensive years prepping the famed West Course to host another U.S. Open, Winged Foot's director of golf courses endured four months of uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic forced the USGA to postpone the championship and explore venues outside a COVID-19 epicenter.
The Milwaukee Brewers claimed first baseman/designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach off waivers and designated Justin Smoak for assignment as they attempt to boost their struggling lineup and make another September surge. Smoak went 1 of 21 over his last eight games, though he did walk twice and score two runs Wednesday in an 8-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers. ''Determining whether and the likelihood of a player snapping out of a slump is always a really tough judgment call,'' Brewers general manager David Stearns said.
I actually think that teams that play a Game 7 in the next series, going against a team that has been off, I think has the advantage,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. Because your senses are sharper, you're playing in that environment where every possession matters. And I actually think that's a better way to prepare for a series than a week of practices.
Kansas City Chiefs: Mecole Hardman There isn't a backup wide receiver with more upside, but it's going to take injuries for Hardman to be fantasy relevant, and maybe even two of them (Demarcus Robinson remains around as well). Hardman is fast and posted some incredible efficiency stats as a rookie, but he enters 2020 quite low on his team's depth chart for someone with a top-50 WR ADP. Las Vegas Raiders: Darren Waller Waller is a great story, but don't count on him repeating as among the league-leaders in target share at his position (which still resulted in just three scores thanks to a lack of red-zone work).
Mic'd up Lightning coach jabbed B's during Game 3 speech originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Jon Cooper apparently saw the writing on the Boston Bruins' wall before it went up. After dropping Game 1 of the teams' second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series, the Tampa Bay Lightning stormed back to win four straight and dispatch the Bruins in five games. The turning point in the series was Tampa Bay's 7-1 trouncing of Boston in Game 3 -- which may have been inspired by their head coach's fiery intermission speech.
Facing elimination, the Flyers blew a 3-1 lead late in the third period, but kept their season alive thanks to Scott Laughton's first career playoff OT goal. Laughton, who had been a healthy scratch in Game 2, snapped a 10-game goal drought. Prior to Game 5, Alain Vigneault made headlines with his comments about struggling veterans Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk as they faced elimination, saying: “…now it's their turn to put the big-boy pants on … I believe our guys have more to give and more to do…” The message was certainly received.
Years later, having seen Caruso's success with the LA Lakers, the pickup players would joke that they taught him everything he knows on that court three doors down from where he grew up. When Caruso arrived at Texas A&M University to begin his freshman year, Johnny Manziel was a superstar on campus. A football-centric college – A&M's Kyle Field has a capacity of 102,733 – in a football-obsessed state, Caruso's recruitment generated little buzz in the shadow of Manziel.
Tomase: Woeful Sox shouldn't be rewarded with No. pick after tanking originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston If Rob Manfred cares about baseball's integrity, he can't let the Red Sox pick first in next year's draft. There's no reason to reward a big-market team for punting on its payroll, its pitching staff, and ultimately its season in the name of hitting the giant "reset" button the club's social media team regrettably bragged about this week.