Anthony Davis and LeBron James combine for 50 points as the Lakers take down the Clippers.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer has never been one to hold back his thoughts. In a pair of tweets, Bauer criticized how the situation was handled, calling it an “amateur” move while calling on Major League Baseball to figure out a better way to handle weather delays. According to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bauer was warming up in the bullpen when the Tigers called for a delay eight minutes before first pitch.
It appeared that Joel Embiid and Shake Milton had a confrontation Saturday night after the first quarter of the Sixers' opening seeding game at Disney World against the Pacers. Milton was held back by Matisse Thybulle after exchanging words with Embiid following the first period. The Sixers trailed 35-29 after the first and had eight turnovers.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has a smart idea for how to spend all the money from the four-year, $36.1 million guaranteed contract he signed this week. Or actually how not to spend it. Burrow said on Friday that he doesn't intend to spend a single penny of that money he's making from the Bengals.
Mookie Betts might be the best player in baseball not named Mike Trout, and the Los Angeles Dodgers paid him accordingly in locking him up with the second-largest contract in MLB history. He's going to be in Dodger blue for the next decade-plus, and that's an unfortunate reality for the rest of the league, but specifically the teams in the NL West. As the Dodgers archrival, one could argue the Giants will feel the resulting pain more than anyone.
Jim “Bones” Mackay, Mickelson's former caddie of 25 years, will be on the bag for Mickelson's playing competitor in the third-to-final pairing, Justin Thomas. It will mark the first time that Mickelson has competed in a group in which Bones was caddying since the two parted ways in June 2017. Coincidentally, the last tournament that Mickelson played with Bones on his bag was the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind, which is now in its second season of hosting a WGC.
Check out this incredible act of kindness he displayed for the family of Jack Roche, the former Kansas football equipment manager who was killed in a car accident in July at just 21 years old: Roche, who according to Trubisky's letter was a big Bears fan and a Trubisky-backer, was beloved by the Kansas football community. Trubisky is a good guy. He treats the media with respect, he has the support of his teammates in the locker room, and it's pretty obvious that Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy want him to emerge victorious this summer.
After numerous online stories removed the Washington Football Team gear that featured the old moniker, and then the team made the temporary name change, fans were left without a way to purchase new apparel. Do the new Washington Football Team items hint at what the next team name maybe be? CBS Sports' Bryan DeArdo did a deep dive into the symbols and threads used and came up with some rather interesting theories.
Christian Pulisic capped his spectacular first season in England in bittersweet fashion on Saturday, scoring for Chelsea just five minutes into the FA Cup final against London rival Arsenal before being forced to leave the match — which the Blues would go on to lose 2-1 — in the second half with what appeared to be a serious hamstring injury. Pulisic got Chelsea off to a perfect start with a brilliant early goal at Wembley Stadium, becoming the first American to score in an FA Cup final. The 21-year-old started the sequence with a slick turn and feed to Mason Mount, who raced forward and found veteran forward Olivier Giroud in front of Arsenal's goal with a low cross.
UFC president Dana White addressed the media following Friday's UFC Vegas 5 weigh-ins. He addressed everything from the whirlwind card changes for Saturday's event, the potential location for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje, Mike Tyson's return to boxing, what he thinks will happen with Conor McGregor, and more. Chief among White's comments, however, were those directed at Dan Hardy and any other employee that confronts a referee, judge, or other official.
Cam Newton can't practice with his Patriots teammates at Gillette Stadium yet, but the New England quarterback and his new targets are still getting their work in. And they're doing so in style. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman shared a few photos Friday on Instagram of his workout with Newton and several other Patriots.
But when controversy erupted over Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeting support for Hong Kong protesters (who trying to maintain and expand their freedoms) and the NBA's relationship with China, Kerr was quiet. Candace Buckner of The Washington Post: I'm glad Kerr admitted his remorse. At very minimum, Morey deserved stronger support for exercising his freedom of speech.
Rookie winger Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and added three assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 win over the host Edmonton Oilers in the opener of their best-of-five qualifying round series on Saturday. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews had two goals and one assist. Brandon Saad added a goal and an assist and Dylan Strome also scored for Chicago.
The coronavirus forced baseball's 17th postponement in 10 days on Saturday, prompting at least two more players to opt out and casting doubt the league can complete a truncated 2020 season. A Cardinals-Brewers game in Milwaukee was postponed for the second straight day after one more player and several staff members with St. Louis tested positive for the coronavirus in rapid samples, Major League Baseball said. The staff total of positives was three, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
That didn't take long. One week and two appearances into the season, Craig Kimbrel has pitched his way out of the Cubs' closer role, underscoring the bullpen turmoil that figures to be a storyline as long as this scheduled 60-game season lasts. Not that it's even a question worth answering after a four-walk, hit-batter performance in his first appearance and the back-to-back homers he allowed in the second on Friday night.
Three-time AL Most Valuable Player Mike Trout is now a first-time dad. The Los Angeles Angels center fielder and his wife, Jessica, announced the birth of their first child Saturday, a boy named Beckham Aaron Trout. Our greatest gift from above,'' Mike Trout wrote on his Twitter account while posting a photo of Beckham.
Two more players have withdrawn from next week's PGA Championship. J.B. Holmes and Charles Howell III each announced their intentions to pull out of the year's first major on Saturday, both citing “injury,” according to the PGA of America. Holmes has played just one full round since the PGA Tour's restart, carding a 73 before withdrawing from the Workday Charity Open with a shoulder issue.
NASCAR's Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Aric Almirola will start on the pole at "The Magic Mile" with last week's Kansas winner Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five. You can check out the full starting lineup here.
Phillies fans won't be surprised to learn that Gabe Kapler is now bungling pitching changes as skipper of the San Francisco Giants. Kapler had what he later dubbed a "mental screw-up" when attempting to make a call to the bullpen in extra innings last night in what turned into a 12-7 loss to the San Diego Padres. Giants reliever Tyler Rogers was having a rough go of it in the tenth inning, allowing four runs in the frame and recording zero outs when Kapler went out to the mound to make a change.
Sabrina Ionescu's debut for the New York Liberty was not up to the superstar's standards. In the four days in between, the rookie took a look at what went wrong mentally and got some virtual help from friend and mentor Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Ionescu's debut was tough against the Seattle Storm defense and she went cold from 3-point range, missing all eight attempts.
John Franklin III played college football at Florida State, Auburn and Florida Atlantic, but he's best known from his time at East Mississippi Community College, where he was one of the stars of the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U. Now he's getting what may be his last chance at a football career in Tampa Bay. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said of Franklin what all coaches seem to say about him: He's a phenomenal athlete, but he needs to find a way to contribute on the field. He's one of those guys who has got so much talent and athletic ability, you're trying to find a place for him,” Arians said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.