Justin Haley joins Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the list of consecutive wins at a superspeedway after his win at Talladega Superspeedway in Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
And in Sunday night's win over the 49ers, Jackson flexed his experience with a truly genius veteran move during the dramatic final minutes. With the ball at the 1-yard line and the Eagles up by 11, the game's refs were trying to suss out exactly where to place the football as the 49ers attempted to punch the ball into the end zone. When the refs turned away from the ball for just a second to speak with the other members of their crew, Jackson pounced: That is some next-level defensive play from Jackson.
Joe Burrow earned the immediate respect of his Cincinnati Bengals teammates in training camp and was voted a team captain before setting foot on and NFL field. Now four games into his NFL career, Burrow's living up to the promise that made him the top pick in April. On Sunday, he picked up his first win as an NFL starter as the Bengals beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 33-25.
The teams from the AL Central and NL Central — divisions that didn't exist in '81 — happened to be knocked out. With only four teams left in each league, there are now 16 possible World Series matchups for this year. Here's a look at each one — and what would make it interesting.
Scored his seventh victory of the season. Erik Jones — Doesn't know where he'll race in 2021 but his runner-up finish was his best result of the season. Ty Dillon — His third-place finish is the best of his career and comes with five races left for Germain Racing before it shuts down after this season.
Fans aren't feeling Kyle Kuzma this year, with some even creating a Change.org petition that says he shouldn't get a ring if the Lakers clinch the NBA Finals. It's clear that some fans feel like Kuzma has failed to live up to expectations that Los Angeles had for him, and that he's a liability to the team. “Kyle Kuzma is a f*ckboi and he shouldn't get a ring if the LA Lakers win the 2020 NBA Finals,” the petition reads.
The Cleveland Browns admitted a mistake with former head coach Freddie Kitchens and moved on after one season. It might be the best move the Browns have made in a long time, even though there aren't many options for that honor. Most weeks over the past two decades, the Browns would have been thrilled with 24 first downs, 333 yards and 31 points in a game.
However, NASCAR did not call a penalty as they believed Hamlin was forced onto the apron to avoid an incident. But officials did penalise second-place finisher Matt DiBenedetto, who forced William Byron below the yellow line as he attempted to a block his run on the final lap. NASCAR also penalised Chase Elliott for a similar violation, but later rescinded the penalty and instead penalised Chris Buescher, who lost his sixth place.
In a sign of tennis's topsy-turvy 2020, Australia's Ash Barty will remain the women's world number one at the end of the year despite having skipped two Grand Slams and not playing a match since February. World number two Simona Halep's shock fourth-round drubbing by Polish teenager Iga Swiatek at the French Open on Sunday ensured Barty will head into a second successive season with the top ranking. Barty, 24, made the Australian Open semi-finals in January but skipped the U.S. Open and her French Open title defence citing a lack of preparation.
NFL Twitter reacts to Allen's arm strength in Raiders-Bills originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Josh Allen's impressive arm strength has been on full display in the Buffalo Bills' matchup with the Raiders in Week 4, as the quarterback's darts all over the field have been unstoppable by the Las Vegas defense. In the third quarter of Sunday's game, Allen dropped in an absolute dime to wideout John Brown which appeared to be a touchdown, but was called short on the field, and upheld upon video review. NFL Twitter simply was stunned by the missed call, and amazing connection between Allen and Brown.
How bad is the Cowboys' defense right now? Dallas allowed 33 first downs, 508 total yards, and 307 rushing yards on Sunday in a 49-38 loss to the Browns. Coming into Sunday's game, they were tied with the Falcons in allowing a league-worst nine touchdown passes, and they allowed three of those on Sunday — two from Baker Mayfield, and one from receiver Jarvis Landry.
Report: Raiders 'very likely' to lose pick over COVID-19 rules originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Raiders have created an ugly pattern early into the 2020 NFL season. The Silver and Black repeatedly have found themselves in muddy waters with the league's coronavirus protocols, and could pay the price for it. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Sunday morning that the Raiders are "very likely looking at the loss of at least one draft selection for their repeated breaches of the policies."
Ohio State received two first-place votes despite no Big Ten Conference games scheduled until October. Overall, though, five teams dropped out of the Top 25 after eight ranked teams lost Saturday, six to unranked opponents. The Sooners were involved in one of those upsets, losing at Iowa State for the first time since 1960.
Sergio Garcia earned $1.188 million for his 11th career PGA Tour victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship. That was enough to push him to ninth on the Tour's all-time earnings list, past Matt Kuchar, with $51,726,497. Here's a look at the purse payout and FedExCup point distribution for Garcia and the rest of the field who made the cut in the Mississippi.
Major League Baseball has announced the schedule for the American League Division Series between the Yankees and Rays, to be played at Petco Park in San Diego. The other ALDS series between the Astros and Athletics will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and is also scheduled to begin Monday. In the National League, the Marlins and Braves will take place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, while the Padres and Dodgers will play at Globe Life Field in Arlington.
That's a run that gets coaches fired and then relegated to positional assistant jobs, which is exactly what happened to Nolan right up to McCarthy hiring him as his defensive coordinator this season. Make no mistake, that decision is going to weigh on McCarthy if the first quarter of this season is an indication of where Nolan's unit is going. In fairness, it's a reality that most defenses appear to be struggling in the early going this season, likely due to an offseason where units didn't have time to work through scheme tweaks and complications.
The Detroit Lions scored two quick touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead within the first five minutes against New Orleans. For a third time in four games this season, the Lions lost after leading by double digits. New Orleans scored 35 unanswered points after Detroit's early advantage, and as the Lions head into their open date, it's becoming harder to avoid the question of whether Matt Patricia will be their coach much longer.
Sam Koch impresses Lamar Jackson, John Harbaugh with fake-punt-pass originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Ravens punter Sam Koch made his way into historic territory Sunday against the Washington Football Team, pulling off a fake-punt-pass to Miles Boykin that extended a second-quarter drive and ultimately led to a touchdown. However, it wasn't the first down that put Koch down in the history books. The 15-year veteran moved to 7-for-7 in his career as a passer, making him the only player in NFL history to sport a perfect completion percentage with at least seven passes.
Week 4 for the Miami Dolphins felt a lot like the first quarter of the 2020 season for the Dolphins as a whole. There was plenty of improvements from last year's lethargic team in the early portions of the 2019 season — but overall this team's youth and inexperience proved to be too much as the Dolphins butted heads with a superior opponent. This is a team that has had to play two legitimate MVP candidates in the first four games of the season in Josh Allen and Russell Wilson — both of whom have quarterbacked their teams to undefeated 4-0 records.
Bears fans clamoring for Mitch Trubisky to come in originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Edit Nick Foles got his first start under center with the Chicago Bears and it was rough. After just three points in three quarters against the Colts, "put Mitch" started trending on Twitter. Now, part of that is because of a different Mitch but part of it is fans already looking to drop Foles in favor of Mitch Trubisky, the second-overall draft pick they wanted replaced.
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was ejected on Sunday during the team's 31-23 win over the Houston Texans. Smith connected with the helmet of Texans tight end Jordan Akins while trying to execute a tackle and was tossed from the game for targeting. Smith would have had to aim that hit just perfectly to avoid connecting with Akins' helmet first.