HIGHLIGHTS: Crystal Dangerfield (21 Pts., 6 Ast.) Vs. Wings
Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady simply will not let this one go. Brady jumps at every chance to bring up the Indianapolis Colts' scandal, during which they were accused of pumping crowd noise into the RCA Dome in the mid 2000s. The Colts, after all, were never proven to have done anything wrong.
With Red Wolves becoming a fan-favorite for the Washington Football Team's new mascot, one fan has brought the name to life with incredibly detailed and realistic logo and uniform designs for the hypothetical name. Bryant Senghor, or @g1zmo3squire on Instagram, released his most updated Red Wolves logo design on Thursday, which features three different uniform designs and two logos modeled by Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin. Senghor's home uniforms include a burgundy jersey with gold and white stripes on the sleeves, gold pants with burgundy and white stripes down the side, burgundy and gold socks with burgundy shoes and a burgundy helmet with a gold face mask.
After a pandemic-induced end to last season, women's soccer in England seems reborn with the arrival of World Cup-winning Americans, a slew of Australians and robust enthusiasm about the league's potential. Women's teams could only watch as the Premier League restarted and finished its season following a coronavirus stoppage. “We're pushing to try and make it the best league in the world,” Manchester City forward Georgia Stanway said.
Matt Kuchar has a familiar face on the bag this week at the BMW Championship after parting ways with longtime caddie John Wood. Kuchar's wife, Sybi, is caddying this week at Olympia Fields as the 42-year-old looks to extend his season another week. “John Wood called me after the week of Greensboro and said he was going to be done caddying, at least for me,” Kuchar told GolfChannel.com.
The chemistry between New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and wide receiver Julian Edelman will be an important factor in the team's 2020 season. Edelman has been full of praise for Newton through the first couple weeks of training camp. Newton has played well in camp and is the favorite to start at quarterback for the Patriots when they host the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the regular season.
The Red Sox, however, went ahead and played their Wednesday night game vs. Toronto. After Jackie Bradley Jr. -- the Red Sox's lone Black player -- chose not to participate in Thursday's game, the team decided to postpone it. The Red Sox held a team meeting to discuss the ongoing issue of racial injustice in the country, and manager Ron Roenicke tearfully spoke about the meeting during his press conference.
A hard day's night finally came to a dreadful end for Tiger Woods in Thursday's first round of the BMW Championship at rugged Olympia Fields Country Club. After grinding his way around an unforgivable course and under a pelting sun that was dishing up temperatures in the 90s, Woods was inside the top 10 when he reached his final three holes.
The Bucks' boycott led to Wednesday's two other playoff games being postponed, and players and coaches reportedly discussed Wednesday night if they should halt the postseason altogether. According to ESPN's Marc Spears, that's when Brown brought up an important point. From Spears on SportsCenter Wednesday night: Jaylen Brown also asked them, 'OK, if you guys leave here, are you just gonna leave and go chill and hang out with your families and lose that loneliness?
The Yankees have placed right fielder Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured with a strained left calf just days after the star slugger returned. Judge was activated Wednesday but aggravated the injury in a game at Atlanta and was removed in the sixth inning. New York promoted top outfield prospect Estevan Florial to be the 29th man, batting the 22-year-old seventh and starting him in center field.
It was one of the signature steps by the league to support players in their push for social justice: It would say “Black Lives Matter” right on the court for every game in the restarted NBA in Orlando. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said on his own podcast, The Woj Pod, that several owners did not want the BLM words on the court, although none of that would knock the idea publicly. It's not a surprise that some of the rich, white, largely Republican team owners would oppose the Black Lives Matter words on the court.
The black suits and ties will be hilariously overdressed when attending the New England Patriots' “funeral” this season. That's until the disco ball drops from the ceiling, the defense turns life into a horror show for opposing quarterbacks and Cam Newton helps lead the team to Super Bowl LV in his first season in Foxborough. Be sure and hang on to the return receipts for those suits.
Oh, to be a cyber-fly buzzing about the latest text chain between Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. Bradley called Betts by his given first name of Markus. Betts never declined an opportunity to gush about Bradley's skills.
The Yankees enter Friday's five-game series with the Mets still decimated by injuries, but help could soon be on the way. Speaking on a Zoom with @BAT1STA, GM Brian Cashman said, via Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, that DJ LeMahieu (thumb) could return as early as Sunday when the Yanks wrap up their series against the Mets with a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Cashman added that Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) is at least a week away, and that James Paxton (forearm) is "a little far away."
Spot 1 is also cursed with having to let 22 players off the board before you get to select your second guy, and you can also miss out on positional runs coming from the back end of the draft. This year specifically, the first two rounds are incredibly running back heavy, so my plan is to start with a top rusher and then grab two stud WRs on the next turn, or perhaps one of the elite TEs if they happen to fall. In this article, I will walk through a perfect draft with the first pick in a 12-team Yahoo half-PPR league.
The NHL's second-round playoff series will resume with three games each on Saturday and Sunday after players prompted the league to postpone two days of action to protest racial injustice. In the NHL's Eastern Conference hub city of Toronto, Tampa Bay and Boston will play Game 4 of their series at noon EDT Saturday, followed by Philadelphia and the New York Islanders playing Game 3 at 7 p.m. EDT. Vegas and Vancouver will play Game 3 of their series at 9:45 p.m. EDT in the West hub city of Edmonton, Alberta.
One of the biggest unresolved personnel moves ahead of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season remains: Who will replace seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson in Hendrick Motorsports' No. Chevrolet? The question for Johnson in a Friday teleconference with reporters was whether he had any say in the matter.
There are parts of the day-to-day rhythm during the NBA playoffs that we take for granted, whether it's checking in-game box scores or flipping between close games. Bucks players called for justice in the case of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man shot by police seven times on Sunday who is now paralyzed from the waist down. Another jarring, powerful scene Wednesday was Kenny Smith walking off the NBA on TNT set.
Naomi Osaka overcame a faulty serve and reached the finals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday following a one-day break in the tournament prompted by her call for racial justice. Osaka, the only Top 10 player left in the women's bracket, sparked the break by announcing she would drop out of the tournament rather than play a semifinal match against Elise Mertens. Osaka chose to keep playing after the unified one-day show of support.
LaMelo Ball, a projected top-three pick in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft, is finalizing a deal with Puma and will become one of the faces of the company when he joins the league, according to The Athletic and Stadium. LaMelo Ball is the first to sign an endorsement deal outside of the Big Baller Brand, the company made famous by his father, LaVar, and his brother and New Orleans Pelicans point guard, Lonzo Ball. Many draft experts consider Ball to be the best offensive player in this draft class.
The Vikings were reportedly utilizing seven punt returners earlier in training camp. Recently, that number has been trimmed down to just four players, according to Vikings team reporter Eric Smith. Minnesota has been giving Ameer Abdullah, Chad Beebe, Bisi Johnson and K.J. Osborn reps at punt returner in practice.