Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz makes his bets for the Heat vs Celtics game.
Jerry Jones was notably silent as football season approached with the NFL engulfed in the nation's larger race reckoning. As the league shifted its stance to match public sentiment on player protest, the normally outspoken Dallas Cowboys owner had nothing to say publicly on the matter. On Tuesday he addressed Sunday night's pregame against the Los Angeles Rams that saw Dallas defensive tackle Dontari Poe take a knee during the national anthem.
Jimmy Butler thought he won the game for Miami with a 3-pointer late in regulation. He put the Heat ahead again in overtime - and then Bam Adebayo finished it off with the biggest block of his career. Butler's three-point play with 12 seconds left put Miami up for good, Adebayo blocked Jayson Tatum's dunk attempt in the final seconds and the Heat rallied time and again to beat the Boston Celtics 117-114 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night.
Allen Robinson made waves when he removed mentions of the Chicago Bears from his social media accounts in the last 24 hours. The Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday that Robinson asked the team about a trade as the two sides appear to remain far apart on a contract extension. The 27-year-old is in the final season a a three-year, $42 million deal and was not able to reach terms with the Bears on an extension before the start of the season.
Odell Beckham Jr.'s very blunt analysis of Browns' loss to Ravens originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Once again the Cleveland Browns didn't live up to the season opening hype Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, losing by 32 points. In said loss, quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could never quite get on the same page -- OBJ finished with just three receptions for 22 yards. "It's not feasible for me to be thinking about what he [Mayfield] may be going through back there, or if there's pressure, I know there's a lot on his plate," Beckham said.
Two months ahead of their scheduled head-to-head, boxer Roy Jones Jr. is admitting he may have “made a mistake” when he agreed to fight in an exhibition with former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. According to reports, Jones and Tyson were originally supposed to fight this month, but promoters pushed the exhibition back to attract a larger audience. Now the duo is set to compete in an unofficial bout on Nov. 28 in Carson, California.
Bill Belichick addressed the New England Patriots after their 21-11 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the 2020 season. It was Cam Newton's debut, but the coach instead spoke broadly about the team's performance. Alright men, that was a good team win.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Week 1 is officially behind us and many of you are already rushing to the waiver wire to bolster your roster. Our own Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski react to the Marlon Mack and Blake Jarwin season-ending injuries. Andy and Scott also dive into the wide receiver and quarterback positions as a few players surprised last week.
Dolphins players respond to Cam Newton's Instagram on postgame scuffle originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton's latest Instagram post has drawn multiple responses from Miami Dolphins players in the aftermath of Sunday's Week 1 game at Gillette Stadium. Shortly after the Patriots wrapped up a 21-11 win, Newton and a few Dolphins players appeared to get into a bit of a scuffle on the field. Newton had to be separated from his opponents and was visibly agitated by what had happened.
NBA players react to Livingston, Barbosa rejoining Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Monday was a pretty special day for the Warriors, as the organization welcomed back former players Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston to the coaching staff and front office respectively. Barbosa will serve as a player mentor coach, while Livingston's title is director of players affairs and engagement. Klay Thompson reacted by posting an Instagram story of a picture of himself and Barbosa with the caption: "LLLBBB welcome back!!"
It's hard to be upset with Derrick Henry's Week 1 performance. Week 2 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] He rushed for 116 yards. Sure, it came on a whopping 31 touches, but hey, we'll take it.
Bryson DeChambeau has mapped out his approach for Winged Foot. DeChambeau's strategy, not surprisingly, runs counter to some of his peers, who said they were going to emphasize putting the ball in play more often to avoid the long, gnarly rough. In fact, just a few minutes before DeChambeau's presser, Rory McIlroy spoke in the interview area.
They could have tried a one-in-a-million Hail Mary or hook-and-ladder play (they opted instead to throw the ball into a wide swath of green grass), or they could have given kicker Brandon McManus an opportunity to make all-time NFL history. Yes, it would have been a 74-yard field goal, extending the record by 10 yards. But, yes, McManus has the leg.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had agreed to all wear stickers on the backs of their helmets this season. The team had agreed to wear the name Antwon Rose Jr. for the full season. Offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva changes his helmet up and instead of Rose, he put the name Alwyn Cashe.
Arizona safety Budda Baker had a tremendous outing on Sunday, recording 15 tackles while leading the Cardinals to a 24-20 win against the San Francisco 49ers. Baker, however, received some awful direct messages from a 49ers fan after the game — something San Francisco quickly condemned on Tuesday. Baker receives horrific, racist direct messages Baker shared a screenshot of three messages he received on Instagram, all of which contained multiple racial slurs.
Gruden ribs Carr for using coach's wife's name as audible originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Jon Gruden heard that strange audible during the Raiders' win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and his reaction Monday was quintessentially quippy. Quarterback Derek Carr called an audible of "Cindy Gruden-Tiger Woods" during the first quarter of the Raiders' 34-30 win in Charlotte, which was loud enough to hear on Sunday's broadcast from an empty Bank of America Stadium. When Gruden was asked how his wife and the golf legend ended up in a call, the coach jokingly pleaded the fifth.
Gaunt Brothers Racing has emerged as the front-runner to land Wallace for the 2021 season, Motorsport.com has learned. Wallace, 26, announced last week he would be leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the year. Gaunt Brothers is in its first season fielding a fulltime Cup team, currently with driver Daniel Suarez in the No. 96 Toyota.
Mike McCarthy lost his debut as coach of the Dallas Cowboys in part because of a curious fourth-down decision that didn't work. Dak Prescott's pass to rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb covered 2 yards on fourth-and-3 when a short field goal could have pulled Dallas even in the fourth quarter of a 20-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Now the Cowboys (0-1) will see whether a short-term loss can turn into a long-term gain, starting Sunday in their home opener against Atlanta (0-1).
Mike Ditka was a guest on Newsmax and he delivered exactly what the program expected, telling NFL players, “if you can't respect this country, get the hell out.” NFL 🏈: Hall-of-Fame coach Mike Ditka tells protesting players that if 'they can't respect this country, get the hell out of it.'
Bucks tell Giannis they will spend big, but trades more likely originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Following their disappointing exit in the second round of the playoffs, Milwaukee Bucks ownership has reportedly made a promise to superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo that they will now commit more money towards building a championship team. According to ESPN, they are now willing to go into the luxury tax after avoiding taking the plunge so far during their rise with Antetokounmpo at the helm. That approach famously led to the departure of Malcolm Brogdon, who they sorely miss.