Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) with a Block vs. Miami Heat, 08/31/2020
Former Trail Blazers big man Cliff Robinson died Saturday at the age of 53. The 6-foot-10 big man played at UConn from 1985-89, where he helped the Huskies win the 1988 NIT. He was a second-round pick (36th overall) by the Trail Blazers in 1989 and spent the first eight years of his career in Portland.
Marcus Morris stepping on Luka Doncic's ankle in Game 5 of Clippers-Mavericks? Morris at least had plausible deniability on whether that was a dirty play. Morris chopping Doncic's head in series-ending Game 6?
Lionel Messi did not take part in Barcelona's first day of pre-season training under Ronald Koeman as the six-time Ballon d'Or winner continues to angle for a move away from Camp Nou. Messi stunned the footballing world by informing Barca of his intention to leave last week via an already infamous burofax. As with Sunday's coronavirus testing for members of Koeman's first-team squad, Messi did not attend because he believes a clause in his contract allowing him to leave on a free transfer is now active, meaning he is no longer a Barcelona player.
With Fantasy Football draft season here on Yahoo, our analysts are continuing to update their rankings so you'll be ready when you're on the clock. And after what he did last season, is it any surprise that Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey is the unanimous choice as the top-ranked player? With that said, however, consensus gets harder to find among our analysts after Run-CMC.
The Red Sox have a few other players -- including catcher Christian Vazquez, outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and reliever Matt Barnes -- who could have value on the trade market. The Sox sit at the bottom of the American League East with a 12-22 record, so it makes total sense to cash in on the team's veterans and acquire prospects to bolster a farm system that lacks depth and high-end talent. List of players the Sox could move before trade deadline Keep it right here for the latest rumors, news and completed deals leading up to the deadline.
The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for their pursuit of their first division title since 2017. The NL Central leaders sent minor league infielder Zack Short to Detroit for Maybin, who is batting .244 with a homer and two RBIs in 14 games this year. The Cubs got Chafin and a cash consideration from Arizona for a player to be named or cash.
The Los Angeles Dodgers traded right-hander Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for two players to be named, making their only move on a quiet deadline day for the major league leaders. Stripling went 3-1 with a 5.61 ERA in seven starts this season for Los Angeles, racking up 27 strikeouts. The 30-year-old veteran has spent his entire pro career with the Dodgers, cracking the major league roster in 2016 and earning an All-Star selection in 2018.
The New York Mets aren't playing well at the moment, and they're five games under .500 with about a month left in the regular season. The Mets acquired infielder Todd Frazier and catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Texas Rangers on Monday, and they also made a trade with Baltimore for right-hander Miguel Castro. Texas receives two players to be named, and New York also receives cash in the deal involving Chirinos.
The lottery ping pong balls have spoken. We have a solid draft order to build around and teams can start plotting their strategies for the 2020 NBA Draft, which is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 16. Working around the coronavirus pandemic is making this year the strangest draft season in NBA history.
Pizza is a rare luxury inside the NBA's bubble and the Lakers took Sunday night to treat their traveling party to some. “I'm not getting enough pizza in my life in this bubble,” coach Frank Vogel said. The pizza party capped an off day for the Lakers as they awaited their second-round opponent.
It looked like Adrian Peterson was about to cut through the offensive line and cross the goal line for six on Sunday. To open the 11-on-11 phase of their training camp practice that closed out the weekend, the Washington Football Team had the first-string offense start at the 25-yard line and work their way in.
In the months after the Patriots' somewhat stunning loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52, Tom Brady asked Robert Kraft to honor an unwritten a verbal agreement the two men made in 2010. To let Brady leave the team if he felt the relationship with Bill Belichick had become too strained. In his new book "The Dynasty," author Jeff Benedict chronicles the machinations in early 2018 when Brady - worn out by the dynamics of the 2017 season - made it clear he wanted to leave.
The early rounds of a fantasy football draft absolutely have to set up the foundation of a championship roster. While fantasy squads in other sports can have the necessary roster depth to live with a few early round hiccups, football managers are likely doomed for failure after making some initial missteps. One could argue that a change to QB Teddy Bridgewater will negatively impact McCaffrey, but Bridgewater is at least a small upgrade over the Panthers QB play last season.
Don't you just hate it when an alligator steals your golf ball? The scenario is relatable for at least one golfer. Lane Rodrigue was playing a game at Atchafalaya Golf Course in Louisiana when a gator waltzed onto the green and gobbled up his ball.
Joe Burrow had another strong showing at a Cincinnati Bengals training camp scrimmage, this time on Sunday evening in an exhibition meant to take the place of the traditional third preseason game. It didn't look good at first though, not with Burrow posting an 0-for-3 line to start the scrimmage. Not that Burrow has been a stranger to bouncing back during camp.
A court filing disclosed Monday shows Big Ten Conference presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed in the Big Ten's response to the lawsuit. The court documents did not identify how each school voted, but a person familiar with the outcome told The Associated Press that Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State voted against postponing the fall football season.
Washington NFL Team 2019 record: 3-13 Big additions: Chase Young (DE), Thomas Davis (LB) Big departures: Trent Williams (OT), Quinton Dunbar (CB) Notable opt-outs: Josh Harvey-Clemons (LB), Caleb Brantley (DL) Super Bowl odds: 300/1 One thing to know: The biggest offseason news for the franchise came when team owner Daniel Snyder finally caved to pressure from sponsors and changed the name, with the NFL's D.C. presence now known as the Washington Football Team, at least for the 2020 campaign. On the field, the biggest decision Washington faces comes at quarterback. Second-year signal-caller Dwayne Haskins is probably hoping to take some big steps forward in the coming season.
Lately, Daniel Berger has been a threat to win every time he tees it up. The Jupiter, Florida, resident has finished no worse than third in four of the seven PGA Tour events he has played since the re-start, including a playoff victory over eventual PGA champion Collin Morikawa at the Charles Schwab Challenge. Berger was 13th at the PGA and 25th at last week's BMW Championship.
During the 2019 Fantasy Football season, Lamar Jackson finished as the No. 1 quarterback and Chris Godwin ranked as the No. 2 wide receiver. Like Jackson in 2019, Murray enters 2020 with high expectations in Year 2.
Roman Reigns capped his stunning return by winning the Universal Championship at WWE Payback. Reigns made his first WWE appearance for over five months last weekend when he gatecrashed the finale of Summerslam. With a new heel persona and Brock Lesnar's advocate, Paul Heyman at his side, Reigns arrived late to the triple-threat main event at Payback featuring Braun Strowman and The Fiend, which featured a spectacular-looking ring collapse as the two behemoths traded blows.