Jadeveon Clowney is reportedly headed back to the AFC South.
At one point during training camp, Raiders coach Jon Gruden called backup quarterback Marcus Mariota a “dazzling playmaker. His immediate future suddenly quite isn't so bright. Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com explains that Mariota hasn't become the potential alternative to Derek Carr that the one-year, $7.5 million investment would suggest.
It is only called football. But who is to question a man with eight rings? Bill Belichick went through the final cuts for his New England Patriots Saturday.
The Sanford International is set to become the first professional golf tournament to welcome fans since the global pandemic led to the golf world shutting down for at least three months in March. The PGA Tour Champions event, which is being contested at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from Sept. 11-13, will serve as a guinea pig for golf, with 10,000 daily tickets being sold. “I think we're ready for this and have a great game plan in place to have a great event and be safe about it,” said Hollis Cavner, whose company Pro Sports Links oversees the event.
The theory that NFL teams would go with three quarterbacks to start the pandemic-impacted season took a hit Saturday. Perhaps most noteworthy was Miami releasing Josh Rosen, a first-round selection by Arizona in 2018 who was dealt to the Dolphins last year after the Cardinals took Kyler Murray with the top overall selection. Rosen was behind veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick and first-rounder Tua Tagovailoa on the depth chart.
With Adrian Peterson now open to join other teams after his release in Washington on Friday morning, reports are coming out that there are three teams who have inquired about picking him up for the 2020 season, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. We posited earlier on Friday that there were a number of teams who might be interested in bringing in Peterson, who is a veteran back that still has a lot to give to the game, it seems. Before the surprise release for Washington, AP was expected to be the starting RB for the 2020 season, leading a backfield of Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic, Bryce Love, and Peyton Barber.
When word surfaced that the Patriots waived fifth-round pick Justin Rohrwasser on Saturday, the initial response was that veteran Nick Folk had won the team's kicking job. Folk may well handle the kicking duties for the Patriots, but it's not quite that simple. Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com reports that Folk has been released.
If you are among the many silent Zero RB-curious fantasy managers wondering which running backs one ends up with when one embraces the theory behind the draft strategy, I've written up five of my favorite RB picks in the second half of your drafts, taking their bitcoin lunch money. There is indeed a process to drafting Zero RB candidates: ideally, we want a guy with standalone fantasy value, and if we can't get that, we want a back who would inherit most or all of a backfield's opportunity if the starter misses time. Now that you know what we're seeking in a Zero RB running back, let's get into the guys who could stumble into an early-down or every-down role, starting alongside your cast of dominant wide receivers.
The FDJ leader was dropped on the second climb of the day, the Port de Balès, and quickly lost ground as Jumbo-Visma set a steady but still bearable pace on the front of the peloton with 41km to go. Alaphilippe was more than good enough to hang on and the Frenchman, who started the day just 15 seconds off Adam Yates' yellow jersey was present and accounted for when a reduced peloton hit the lower slopes of the final climb of the Col de Peyresourde. In fact, Alaphilippe even managed to put in a huge attack that split what was left of the maillot jaune group, but once caught, he quickly cracked and ended up losing 18:07 to stage winner Nans Peters of AG2R La Mondiale.
After an underwhelming competition in training camp, the Chicago Bears have finally chosen their starting quarterback. Fourth-year signal caller Mitchell Trubisky will get the nod over veteran Nick Foles in what was a hotly-contested battle that spanned three weeks in training camp. Especially after neither Trubisky or Foles managed to pull away in this competition.
The Seattle Seahawks are placing one of their most popular players on waivers, parting ways with defensive end/linebacker, Shaquem Griffin. Seattle selected Griffin in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Central Florida, where he played with his twin brother, cornerback, Shaquill Griffin. Shaquill was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round just the year before.
Early in the fourth quarter, when Houston was starting to pull away from the L.A. Lakers, there was a possession where LeBron James got the ball out top, drove into a crowded paint — four Rockets and two Lakers — then, in frustration, gestured and yelled to his teammates “there's no spacing. The Lakers offense was gummed much of Game 1 against the Rockets, the lane felt clogged, Anthony Davis and others could not post up (harder to do against the Rockets defenders than many realize), and the Lakers 28.9% shooting from three did not make Houston pay for collapsing. LeBron is right, the Lakers need more spacing.
It's not every day that amateur golfers like you or me can relate to the professionals on the PGA Tour. Today was one of those days thanks to Rory McIlroy, who hit what might be the most relatable shot the game of golf has to offer. On Saturday during the second round of the Tour Championship, the world No. 4 and defending champion was in the thick rough after bombing a 370-yard drive on the par-5 18th hole.
Our goal is to give you the tools to help you bring home the hardware, so we're sharing some final looks at our 2020 Rotoworld Fantasy Football Draft Guide from the Rotoworld Premium EDGE+ Roto package. Complete with content aimed at providing the knowledge you need to make the perfect draft decisions in a variety of league formats — from projections, rankings, a start/sit tool and trade analyzer to exclusive expert columns — this year's edition is the finest we've ever produced. Tiers are a crucial part in understanding value in a draft, so we're offering a look at the running backs you should target if you find yourself outside the Top-5 picks.
The Green Bay Packers released their initial 53-man roster on Saturday afternoon. Here are a few quick takeaways from the first roster of the 2020 season: – There were no surprises at quarterback, running back or tight end, but GM Brian Gutekunst threw a curveball at wide receiver. Instead of keeping Jake Kumerow, the Packers went with Malik Taylor, who spent all of last year on the practice squad.
The US Open was plunged into controversy Saturday after New York health officials ordered the women's top doubles pairing be withdrawn from the tournament due to possible exposure to coronavirus. Number one seeds Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos were yanked from the competition after Mladenovic was instructed to quarantine for coming in contact with Benoit Paire, who tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend. "All persons who were identified as having prolonged close contact with the infected player will quarantine in their rooms for the remainder of their quarantine period," the United States Tennis Association said in a statement.
Jones swept past leaders Chastain and Hamlin two laps from the end to win the Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway on Saturday. Jones was ready when Hamlin passed Chastain in turn four on the next-to-last lap, both leaders losing momentum as they tried to handle Darlington's tricky curve. I knew it was going to come and I was ready,'' said Jones, who stayed out in front for his third win this season and fourth of his career.
NEW YORK – Seven years before she was the youngest player at the 2020 U.S. Open – and a part of tennis history - Robin Montgomery entered an essay contest. The topic was what you would do if you could follow Arthur Ashe's path and give back to the sport. In her winning entry, Montgomery said she wanted to bring tennis to places such as Pakistan and Afghanistan, where girls have virtually no opportunity to compete in any sport.
Darrius Shepherd, Malik Turner and Reggie Begelton were all cut loose along with Kumerow. Tim Williams also had company when it came to outside linebackers who got cut. Tipa Galeai, Greg Roberts and Delontae Scott also hit the street on Saturday.
The UFC Vegas 9: Overeem vs. Sakai athletes weighed in at the Apex in Las Vegas on Friday. Watch as Alistair Overeem, Augusto Sakai, and the rest of the UFC Vegas 9 fight card square off for the cameras following the weigh-in. Things got physical between welterweights when Zelim Imadaev slapped Michel Pereira during their face-off.
The Broncos have announced the transactions they made Saturday to reach the mandated 53-man limit. The Broncos waived offensive tackle Quinn Bailey, running back LeVante Bellamy, receiver Trinity Benson, receiver Fred Brown, outside linebacker Malik Carney, safety Douglas Coleman III, running back Jeremy Cox, receiver Kendall Hinton, safety Alijah Holder, linebacker Justin Hollins, offensive lineman Tyler Jones, safety P.J. Locke, center Pat Morris, offensive tackle Darrin Paulo, offensive tackle Jake Rodgers, quarterback Brett Rypien, outside linebacker Derrek Tuszka, inside linebacker Josh Watson, offensive tackle Hunter Watts, receiver Cody White, defensive lineman DeShawn Williams and re...