Jeff Hendrick joins the debut-goal party, picking out the top corner to seal Newcastle's season-opening win over West Ham.
Ryan Clark on why fans booed when players linked arms before the Texans vs Chiefs game: "Because you're doing stuff for Black people." On Thursday night the NFL kicked off the 2020 season with a matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. The exact circumstances and reasons vary depends on who you believe but according to former Pittsburgh Steelers safety, Ryan Clark, there's only one reason.
RG3 has a question for Chiefs fans who booed moment of silence originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Prior to the start of the NFL season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans on Thursday, both teams took to midfield at Arrowhead Stadium to lock arms with one another for a moment silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in America. A moment meant to bring everyone together, some fans in the capacity-limited crowd in Kansas City showed they apparently weren't fans of unity. A smattering of boos could be heard during the silence.
Naomi Osaka is trying to keep her perfect record in Grand Slam championship matches intact as she faces Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open women's final. Osaka is 2 for 2 in the major finals, beating Serena Williams to win the 2018 U.S. Open title and following that by winning the Australian Open title to open the 2019 season. Azarenka has also won two majors but is winless in her two U.S. Open finals, falling to Williams in 2012 and 2013.
Fox Sports host Skip Bayless tried Friday to tamp down pushback to comments he made the day before criticizing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for remarks he made about grappling with depression – just hours after his employer appeared to reprimand him for the comments. I have great compassion for anyone suffering clinical depression, which is very real. If you are suffering from any form of depression, please seek help,” Bayless said during Friday's broadcast of his Fox Sports 1 program, “Undisputed.
Why Kevin Durant says Embiid, Simmons are in 'tough' spot originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia After a year away from the game recovering from injury, Kevin Durant will officially be a factor in the Eastern Conference playoff race next season for the first time. And it sounds like he already has a good grasp on a weakness from his Atlantic Division competitors; at least, when it comes to the Sixers. In appearance this week on former Sixers sharpshooter JJ Redick's podcast, Redick and co-host Tommy Alter were talking with Durant about the difficulties of building around two stars, and how to go about team construction, when the topic of continuity led the conversation to the Sixers.
Instead of staying in Wine Country for two more rounds, Spieth knew he had to decide whether to head home to Texas for a couple days of rest or head to New York for some extra prep time at Winged Foot ahead of next week's U.S. Open. Looking for mini-victories as he tries to emerge from a slump lasting more than two years, Spieth was on the cutline and on the ninth hole of the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa when his travel itinerary changed as quickly as his second shot on the par-5 banged off a tree limb and headed straight into a hazard. Thinking he needed to make birdie to feel comfortable about making the cut, Spieth had to take a drop and made double-bogey 7 and packed his bags.
Phil Mickelson has a fan who has pushed, if not all his chips, a good chunk of them on the left-hander to win the 120th U.S. Open next week at Winged Foot Golf Club. On Thursday, a bettor placed a $45,000 wager on Mickelson to win at 75/1 (+7500) odds at one of William Hill's Southern Nevada Sports Books. If Mickelson claims his sixth major, and first U.S. Open after six heart-breaking runner-up finishes on Sunday, September 20, the bettor would reap a net win of $3,375,000.
Kevin Kisner on Saturday morning inserted himself into the COVID-19 conversation with a callous remark sent in response to a tweet about the death and illness of others. Former NBA player and current Twitter personality Rex Chapman sent the following tweet detailing his personal connection to the COVID-19 pandemic and his frustration with President Donald Trump. Kisner responded in a tweet that his since been deleted: Kisner later directed this apology to Chapman — who did not accept it — and to "anyone else that was hurt by my comment."
The NFL's practice squad rules, like everything else in 2020, is much different than it's been in the past. Practice squads can hold 16 players, instead of the traditional 10 that coaches and general managers are used to. Two players can be promoted to the active roster each week, but they can only get promoted twice in a season.
The Danuel House situation is believed not to be an isolated incident. The female coronavirus tester who allegedly entered his hotel room reportedly said she had contact with Tyson Chandler and another Rockets player but not House. The league has information that one of its contracted COVID-19 testing employees entered the Rockets' Grand Floridian Hotel late night on Monday and has based its investigation of House on “door data” which showed House's hotel room door opened sometime in those hours.
Tom Brady made the shocking move of leaving the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason and he revealed in a recent interview his family is still adjusting. Brady appeared on the latest episode of Dax Shepard's podcast “Armchair Expert.” The 43-year-old opened up about life in Tampa and the struggle of moving to a completely new city with his wife Gisele Bundchen and their children. Brady said another issue his daughter had was the Tampa heat, something which the six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback said he loved and that he was never going back to the cold.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for all things Week 1 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 1 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night's double-header between the Pittsburgh Steelers/New York Giants and Tennessee Titans/Denver Broncos. And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!
Louisiana-Lafayette got kick and punt returns for touchdowns to help secure one of its biggest wins in program history, 31-14 win over No. 23 Iowa State on Saturday. On a day when both offenses seemed overmatched, the Ragin' Cajuns were ignited by Chris Smith's 95-yard kickoff return in the second quarter and Eric Garror's 83-yard punt return in the third. ''We've got a lot of belief that the University of Louisiana should always have a competitive team,'' coach Billy Napier said.
Longtime NASCAR driver Mike Wallace has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for a violation of the sanctioning body's behavioral rules. NASCAR did not specify what led to the penalty as is customary. According to Fox Sports, Wallace was suspended for a social media post.
Relative unknown James Robinson has a chance to make NFL history Sunday. If Robinson starts for Jacksonville against Indianapolis, as expected, he would become the fourth undrafted rookie running back to do so in a season opener since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 and the first in the last 30 years. If he runs for 45 yards, he would break the record for the most by an undrafted rookie in Week 1.
Two games between the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants at Petco Park have been postponed after a member of the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19, Major League Baseball (MLB) said on Friday. The two teams had lined up for the national anthem ahead of Friday night's game but neither took to the field, following which the Padres announced that the game had been postponed. "Following a positive test for COVID-19 in the San Francisco Giants' organization, tonight's and tomorrow's scheduled games have been postponed out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing," MLB said in a statement.
The Philadelphia Eagles are just hours away from facing the Washington Football Team in a critical season opener for both teams. With the Eagles having a few guys looking to prove something, here are 4 bold predictions for the huge matchup on Sunday afternoon. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – AUGUST 17: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws the ball during training camp at NovaCare Complex on August 17, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
I mean, what a wonderful way to end the day and also just really weird. Being the last hole, it's so final. Higgs said he knew he hit it on the button and then he heard a volunteer stationed just left of the green scream, “It's in the hole, it's in the hole!
Since teams arrived at the NBA's Disney World campus near Orlando, Fla., eight weeks ago, they have lived in close quarters with their opponents. Following the Clippers' 111-105 loss to Denver in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal Friday, a loss that cuts the Clippers' best-of-seven series lead to 3-2, both coaches gave their closing remarks while separated by only a few feet and a wall. When Doc Rivers had finished cataloging the night's errors and left his room, Mike Malone's voice could be heard clearly from the other side.
Tiger Woods brings his sore back and struggling game into the 120th US Open hoping to catch fire at a major where he hasn't managed a top-10 finish since 2010. The 44-year-old reigning Masters champion comes into Winged Foot off a share of 51st two weeks ago in the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields on a set-up that played like a US Open with hard, fast greens and dense rough. "The golf course was basically a US Open, with the rough being as high as it is and fairways a little bit narrow," Woods said.