Jorginho's penalty sends Mat Ryan the wrong way after Timo Werner was taken down in the box to give Chelsea the lead against Brighton.
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.
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.
It's forbidden — and expensive — for coaches to use cell phones during games. Raiders coach Jon Gruden, however, won't be making an involuntary contribution to the charity of the NFL's choice for using a cell phone while leaving the field after the first half of Sunday's game at Carolina. According to the NFL, Gruden was conducting a two-question interview with the sideline reporter.
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.
On a chilly morning in December 1993, Terry Bradshaw was sleeping soundly in his hotel bed when he was awakened by the sound of the phone next to him. It was Greg Gumbel, Bradshaw's coworker on “NFL Today.” The time in New York was 4:30, and Bradshaw figured the messenger was delivering grim information. “Did you hear the news?” Gumbel asked.
Dan Orlovsky says Carson Wentz is the sole reason the Eagles lost originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky has gone on the record over the past few years as one of the biggest supporters for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. However, after Wentz's up-and-down performance on Sunday in the Eagles' Week 1 loss to the Washington Football Team in which Philadelphia blew a 17-0 lead, Orlovsky had little positive things to say about the quarterback. "He's the reason they lost the football game," Orlovsky said on ESPN's Get Up on Monday.
The first weekend of the NFL was marked by widespread social justice activism as a lack of fan interest led to a near-record ratings collapse. More than four years after Colin Kaepernick became better known for bending his knee than his elbow, players across the league knelt, linked arms, or remained in their locker rooms during the national anthem. In other instances, whole teams remained in the locker room until after Star-Spangled Banner and Lift Every Voice and Sing, sometimes referred to as the black anthem.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow tends to make headlines with whatever he does after standing as the draft's top pick and performing well enough over the summer to earn the starting job right out of the gates. Case in point, Burrow rocking a smooth fit as he entered Paul Brown Stadium for his first NFL start. Fittingly, the look featured smooth implementation of purple and yellow for LSU just a few hours after the LSU Tigers themselves released an amazing hype video about Burrow's first NFL start.
Justin Thomas has led the backlash against the LPGA, accusing the organisation of “costing” fellow American Nelly Korda victory in the season's second major by trying to please a sponsor. Korean Mirim Lee beat Korda and Canadian Brooke Henderson on the first hole of a play-off at the Ana Inspiration on Sunday night, but by then the purists were already in full cry about the ludicrous scenario on the par-five 18th. The last at the famous Mission Hill course in Palm Springs features an “island green”, but in its wisdom, the LPGA elected to place a huge advertising hoarding across the back of the putting surface.
Jeremy Lin said Tuesday he is leaving the Beijing Ducks after one season in China and wants to return to the NBA, where he sparked the "Linsanity" craze of 2012. The 32-year-old guard, who as a Toronto Raptors player in 2019 became the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship, signed for Beijing as an unrestricted free agent last year. Lin helped Beijing reach the semi-finals of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league, where they were edged out by eventual champions Guangdong Southern Tigers.
The Miami Heat are the only obstacle left in the Boston Celtics' path to the 2020 NBA Finals. The two Eastern Conference underdogs, who earned the No. 5 and 3 seeds respectively, are set to face off in what should be a thrilling conference finals series. Both teams are coming off upset semifinals victories, with the Heat dominating the No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks and the C's edging out the No. 2 Toronto Raptors.
The ones that rained down inside TD Garden during the Boston Celtics' 2016 draft party when owner Wyc Grousbeck took the stage to announce the team had used the No. 3 pick to nab Jaylen Brown. Firework-hungry Celtics fans wanted the team to make a big-splash move for a more proven commodity, not take a raw 19-year-old kid coming off a somewhat underwhelming lone college season.
Iguodala officially sells Lafayette mansion for $3.65M originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Former Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has sold his Lafayette mansion for $3.65 million. That was slightly under the original asking price of $3.989 million. The 5,716 square-foot mansion includes five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.
James Harden and the Houston Rockets believed the addition of Russell Westbrook and their unorthodox small lineup would be what they needed to win their first title in 25 years. Instead, they suffered another early playoff exit and must find a coach after Mike D'Antoni told them he wouldn't return after he and management couldn't agree on a new contract. The Rockets beat Oklahoma City in seven games in the first round and won Game 1 against the Lakers before losing the next four games to be eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals for the second straight year.
Cam Newton was clicking in his new offense with the New England Patriots. The quarterback had an equal number completions (15) to his carries (15), which was something of an oddity. But he completed 79% of his passes for 155 yards while his rushes went for a team-high 75 yards and two touchdowns.
With a mighty swing and a brief pose at home plate to fire up his teammates, Trent Grisham added some spice to what could be a sprint to the finish between his San Diego Padres and the seven-time defending NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Grisham's home run off Clayton Kershaw tied the game in the sixth inning and the Padres delivered the knockout punch in a five-run seventh to beat the Dodgers 7-2 Monday night and win their eighth straight game. Dinelson Lamet outpitched Kershaw, and rookie Jorge Ona hit a go-ahead double in the opener of a series between the NL's top two teams.
Rivera's reasoning for fourth down call is nearly as good as play itself originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Ron Rivera's decision to go for it on fourth down in the fourth quarter of Sunday's opener very much helped Washington win in Week 1. That may not be the only Sunday that brave call impacts, though. After taking over near midfield with the score tied at 17, the hosts drove all the way down to the Eagles' four-yard line.
Oklahoma City guard Chris Paul wouldn't stop barking at Miami's Duncan Robinson during a game in the NBA bubble, not giving him an inch as the two battled for position. It was classic Paul, a bulldog, eventually ripping the ball away and firing it off Robinson to win the possession. Across the country, Dan Wohl, a financial analyst at Tesla in San Francisco, watched the play and was giddy.
The Lakers lost Game 1 to the Rockets but won the next four in the second round. Now the Lakers await the winner of the tense series between the Clippers and Denver Nuggets that's tied at 3-3 and will be determined Tuesday night. The Lakers practiced Monday, will have Tuesday off, and then will practice Wednesday and Thursday to prepare for the opponent they will face beginning Friday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Call it the Clippers' curse if you want, but players in the locker room will be quick to tell you none of them were in this locker room for all those ugly playoff losses of the past. It hasn't felt different the last two games when the Los Angeles Clippers blew a 16, and then a 19 point lead to Denver to force a Game 7 on Tuesday. It's felt like the Clippers gonna Clipper.