The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses what Chicago Bears fans need to see from QB Nick Foles to feel encouraged about the rest of the season. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
If you're looking for a tangible reason why the Chicago Bears offense will improve with Nick Foles as the starting quarterback, one key sequence in Thursday night's 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers provided some hope – even though the result was nearly catastrophic. With 14:10 left in the fourth quarter, the Bears trailed 16-14, but they had the ball and a first down at the Bucs' 30-yard-line. Foles moved running back David Montgomery into the backfield and handed him the ball for seven-yard gain (the team's best run of the night, by the way).
It will also put the Celtics on the clock to determine whether Hayward is part of this team's long-term future, and that's a far more difficult decision based on the team's bloating salary commitment as it attempts to maximize a title window that seemed to open this year given the leaps Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown made. Letting Hayward play out his deal leaves open the possibility of him walking away at season's end without compensation. That's less than ideal for a Boston team that has limited means to upgrade its roster given the salary commitment to its top-end talent.
Khalil Mack delivered two shots for the price of one in the third quarter of the Chicago Bears' game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field. First, the All-World LB took down Tom Brady for a sack after cleanly beating TB rookie — and first-round pick — Tristan Wirfs. Then, Mack made sure the rookie understood who he was messing with, going classic WWE hip-toss on the 320-pounder from Iowa.
One teammate additionally called Haskins out, according to the source, saying then-third-string quarterback Alex Smith would arrive to the team facility earlier than Haskins and prepare better for games, even though Smith knew he was going to be inactive come game day. Head coach Ron Rivera announced on Wednesday that not only would Haskins move to the bench, but he was demoted to third-string. Third-year pro Kyle Allen will be the starter, with Smith serving as the primary backup.
Matt Fitzpatrick produced an inspired short-game performance to top the halfway leaderboard here at the BMW PGA Championship, before taking aim at the long-game revolution instigated by Bryson DeChambeau. It is fair to say that the amicable young Englishman did not hold back when asked about DeChambeau's 360-plus yard drives that have become the central talking point in the sport. At the US Open three weeks' ago, the American overpowered Winged Foot to cruise to his first major and at this week's PGA Tour event in Las Vegas - the Shiners Open - he has all but bust the house again with a 59 in the pro-am and a 62 in the first round.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has reached the French Open final for the fifth time. Djokovic will meet defending champion Rafael Nadal in the final on Sunday. Tsitsipas saved a match point with Djokovic serving at 6-3, 6-2, 5-4 and turned the match around.
During my time with the Washington Wizards, we were matched three straight years against a Cleveland Cavaliers team led by the young LeBron. For the entirety of that series, my teammate Gilbert Arenas had been heckling – and dominating – Damon Jones to the point where the Cavaliers guard's performance dipped and he was benched.
Television ratings for the NBA Finals have been at a historic low. Game 3's 5.9 million viewers were the fewest for an NBA Finals game ever (at least since 1984 when they started tracking Finals numbers). The second-lowest was Game 2 of these 2020 NBA Finals.
Start 'Em or Sit 'Em is geared toward season-long leagues but can also be used for daily fantasy purposes. Start of the Week: Ben Roethlisberger vs. Eagles -- Fantasy's overall QB11 in points per game and coming off an unexpected bye thanks to the Titans' COVID-19 outbreak, Big Ben is well rested and draws an Eagles unit that is 25th in opponent plays per game and 16th in pass-defense DVOA. Jim Schwartz's group shut down Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard for the most part last week but did surrender 312 yards and a pair of scores to Joe Burrow in Week 3 after getting shellacked for 267 yards and three scores at the hands of Jared Goff the previous week.
Current, former Astros take shots at A's after ALDS win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker was proven right. Be careful what you ask for. The A's wanted to face the Astros and they were confident in their chances of knocking off their bitter rivals in the American League Division Series.
Only when the ball is at its high point and her racquet is in motion does she then swivel her head back up. "I've had that my whole career. I know it's a little bit different.
If you are not prepared to suffer, then don't expect to contest the French Open final - that seems to be the motto of 12-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal. Winning six successive matches in straight sets to reach the French Open final for a 13th time might have given the impression that Nadal has not exactly had to suffer too much hardship at Roland Garros this year. But the Spaniard, who was out of competitive action for over six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was at pains to point out that not everything was as easy as it looks.
Whitey Ford, the street-smart New Yorker who had the best winning percentage of any pitcher in the 20th century and helped the Yankees become baseball's perennial champions in the 1950s and '60s, died Thursday night. The team said Friday the Hall of Famer died at his Long Island home in Lake Success, New York, while watching the Yankees in a playoff game. Ford had suffered from the effects of Alzheimer's disease in recent years.
NHL Free agency signings October 9 • Calgary Flames sign Jacob Markstrom to a six-year, $36 million contract. link) • Chicago Blackhawks sign Dominik Kubalik to a two-year, $7.4 million contract. link) • Chicago Blackhawks sign Malcolm Subban to a two-year, $1.7 million contract.
A big question surrounding Jeff Van Gundy for years: Does he actually want to coach again? He won with the Knicks and won with the Rockets. So, he gets linked to other NBA jobs fairly often.
In case you missed it, Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack had one of the highlight moments of 2020 and it had nothing to do with his two sacks of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady in the Bears' 20-19 win Thursday night. Instead, it came after one of those sacks, when Mack hip-tossed Buccaneers offensive tackle, Tristan Wirfs. Mack flung Wirfs like a bag of feathers.
Such is the case in Washington, where head coach Ron Rivera announced this week that second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins will be benched in favor of Kyle Allen ahead of the team's Week 5 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Cornerback Kendall Fuller spoke with NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay about how Rivera told the team that a change was being made. Just letting us know, kinda being ahead of everybody, being honest, being forward with everybody, kinda just letting us know the direction we were going,” Fuller said.
The 2008 Celtics had three future Hall of Famers in Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. Cassell won titles in his first two NBA seasons, with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995. “I won championships so early in my career, the first two years, and I thought, 'That's how it's going to be,'” Cassell said.
Novak Djokovic bids to return to the French Open final, live on NBC Sports on Friday. Djokovic, the top seed and 17-time Grand Slam champion, plays fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in second semifinal at Roland Garros. The winner gets Rafael Nadal or Diego Schwartzman in Sunday's final.
As if Red Sox fans needed more reasons to bemoan Brusdar Graterol's success in Los Angeles, here's another: he apparently hates Manny Machado as much as they do. The demonstrative fireballer played a featured role in the highlight of the postseason on Wednesday night, celebrating Cody Bellinger's home run robbery in center by flinging his equipment around the field before waving goodbye to Machado when the Padres third baseman objected. It was just the latest display of emotion from the husky 22-year-old setup man, who has rapidly become a fan favorite in L.A., thanks to his 100-mph fastball, wipeout slider, and joyful exuberance.