Jerami Grant (Denver Nuggets) with a Deep 3 vs. Utah Jazz, 09/01/2020
Denver guard Gary Harris, playing in only his second game since the NBA's shutdown as he worked his way back from a hip strain, snuffed out key possession after key possession, extinguishing Mitchell and anyone else Utah tried to lean on. After the Nuggets and the Jazz burned through the nets for six games, Denver's defense — the most important thing it will need in the second round against the Clippers — helped it win 80-78, completing a comeback from a 3-1 series deficit. “We don't win this game without Gary,” coach Michael Malone said.
ers' Super Bowl run gets easier if Saints trade Kamara originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The New Orleans Saints clearly aren't happy with their star running back. Alvin Kamara hasn't practiced in several days as he seeks a new contract, and the Saints could be ready to move on without him. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Tuesday a source told her the Saints are open to trading Kamara.
Steve Kerr has dealt with a fair share of impressive basketball players since he was taken in the second round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Suns. He played with Michael Jordan in Chicago. He saw his teammates try to handle Hakeem Olajuwon.
Patrick Mahomes had quite a day on Tuesday. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback received a jewel-studded ring for leading the Chiefs to their Super Bowl win in February. On Tuesday afternoon, the Chiefs unveiled their Super Bowl rings.
With Fantasy Football draft season here on Yahoo, our analysts are continuing to update their rankings so you'll be ready when you're on the clock. And after what he did last season, is it any surprise that Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey is the unanimous choice as the top-ranked player? With that said, however, consensus gets harder to find among our analysts after Run-CMC.
As the U.S. Open tennis tournament begins today under very different circumstances, one thing will still be the same: Sports legend John McEnroe will be in the booth at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. I'll be calling matches for ESPN,” McEnroe told FN last week, speaking by phone from a music video shoot for wife Patty Smyth's latest release. The tennis star told FN he had “mixed feelings” about holding the tournament during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, “but I understand that players have to make a living.
Lamar Miller picked the New England Patriots in free agency because of some of the similarities between their offense and the one the Houston Texans run. Bill O'Brien, a former Patriots offensive coordinator, featured Miller heavily in that Texans offense. But Miller's first impressions of the Patriots were about the obvious differences between New England and the other franchises where he's worked in Houston and Miami.
The Raiders have started making cuts ahead of Saturday's deadline to drop to 53 players. Offensive lineman Jordan Devey and running back Rod Smith have been released while cornerback Nick Nelson was waived with a failed physical designation. Devey started all four games he played for the Raiders last season and Smith joined the team late last season without appearing in any games.
NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry was a guest Tuesday on NBC Sports Bay Area's "Runnin' Plays" podcast with Grant Liffmann and Kerith Burke. "If you don't have a player that you feel confident can step right in and be an integral part of your success to try to compete for a championship -- and he's some player that you think may be able to help you two or three years down the road -- do you want to take him?" Barry said.
If Aroldis Chapman's 101 mph brush-back pitch Tuesday night didn't push the Yankees-Rays rivalry to its boiling point, Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash's threat certainly did. Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball near the head of pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau while closing out his first save of the season, prompting the benches to empty after New York ended a six-game losing streak against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 5-3 victory. Chapman's first pitch to Brosseau with two outs in the ninth inning whizzed past Brosseau's head.
A decade ago, I created something called the Ibanez All-Stars, a way to appreciate older baseball players who were commonly under-appreciated (and under drafted) in fantasy arenas. Maybe it's not that high of a hurdle to clear considering how football has changed, but I think he has a fair chance to give us the best rookie quarterback season of all time.
Alex Dickerson hit three home runs and matched a career high with six RBIs, highlighting one of the biggest offensive shows ever at Coors Field as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 23-5 on Tuesday night. “That's by far the best game I've ever had in my life,” said Dickerson, who just missed hitting a fourth home run in his final at bat in the ninth, settling for a 414-foot double that reached the warning track in center, the deepest part of the field. “I don't think I've seen that many barreled balls from one guy in one game before,” said Brandon Crawford, who also homered among his three hits and had six RBIs.
Jarrett Payton can now admit that Oct. 27, 2002, was an uncomfortable afternoon for him. On that Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys' Emmitt Smith surpassed Payton's father, Walter, for No. 1 on the NFL's all-time rushing list. Walter had asked Smith to watch over his son, and Jarrett and Smith have shared a special bond since that celebratory day.
In Game 1 against the Raptors on Sunday, Stevens dusted off Robert Williams, who played less than 10 minutes over the final three games of the Sixers series, and deployed him as the first big off the bench while hoping to counter the athleticism of Serge Ibaka. Bostons second-year big man had some obvious defensive lapses but offset that by chipping in 10 points on perfect 5-of-5 shooting while serving as a consistent lob threat during his 19 minutes of floor time.
One wouldnt blame the Bruins for being a little salty after they had just been eliminated from the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After all, they had been away from their families for the last five weeks and lived in total confinement in the NHL bubble in Toronto due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and now they didnt even get all that close to their goal of another Cup when all was said and done. Instead the Black and Gold lost in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second time in three years, and had the same problems generating 5-on-5 offense and holding back a deep, fast and young Lightning group of forwards.
When you hear the name Tom Brady, speed definitely isn't the first thing that comes to mind. The former New England Patriots quarterback infamously ran a 5.28-second 40-yard dash in the 2000 NFL Combine and looks like he's running in slow motion whenever he takes off in an actual game. Through 19 seasons, Brady has 606 carries for 1,037 yards.
Clowney, who made $15 million last year in Seattle (with the Texans paying $7 million of it to make the trade happen), has spurned offers in that same range. The Seahawks could have secured dibs on Clowney by tendering him a one-year, $16.5 million salary upon the closing of the compensatory-pick window. They didn't.
The PGA Tour announced Tuesday that the WGC-HSBC Champions has been canceled for 2020, the latest disruption to the golf calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We have worked extensively with all tours, international officials, the China Golf Association and other local parties to find a solution to host the WGC-HSBC Champions," said Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw. "In line with Chinese government guidelines and being mindful of the logistical implications, we collectively made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event."
Brad Miller homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals pounded Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds 16-2 on Tuesday night. Miller sparked St. Louis' six-run first inning against Gray with a two-run double that glanced off the glove of diving first baseman Joey Votto and bounced down the line. He hit a two-run shot in the second, an RBI single in the fifth and another two-run homer in the eighth, clanging a drive off the foul pole in right.
The USWNT marches on at the Women's World Cup and is ready for Friday's quarterfinal matchup against France, the event's host. It's an epic soccer clash to highlight an epic World Cup. After Megan Rapinoe tallied two penalty kicks in a slim 2-1 win over Spain in the Round of 16, Team USA will need its best effort against what could be its stiffest competition at the World Cup thus far in France.