Justin Upton hits an RBI single to left field to make it 2-1 Angels, but gets picked off on the basepath to end the bottom of the 6th inning
Pat Beverley continually interrupted NBPA head Michele Roberts Wednesday night as she explained the financial repercussions of leaving the NBA bubble.
After 36 holes, we're getting a sense of who needs to do what over the weekend if they want to advance to the Tour Championship next week.
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.
Europe’s Ryder Cup heavyweights have lined up to criticise the LPGA Tour for its bizarre, if not disgraceful, treatment of Sophia Popov since the German won the AIG Women’s Open last weekend. Ian Poulter, Tommy Fleetwood and Thomas Bjorn all expressed their disgust at the Troon hero not only being denied entry to the second major of the season - the Ana Inspiration in two weeks’ time - but also the usual five-year exemption as a Tour member. It is fair to say that Mike Whan, the LPGA commissioner, felt under increasing pressure on Friday after Poulter called the Tour “embarrassing to the game of golf” and Fleetwood termed it “stupid to say the least”. Yet perhaps Bjorn, the 2018 captain, summed up the bewilderment and anger best of all. "It's amazing that @LPGA and @LPGACommish haven't reacted yet,” Bjorn tweeted. “Golf is again the laughing stock of the sports world due to having rules that don't make any sense.” The LPGA is not for turning, however, with Whan later going on to the Tour’s official website to point out that the Ana Inspiration field was already fixed because it was postponed in March and that the rules only grant Popov two years grace for Tour playing privileges. In a complicated scenario, Popov is disqualified from both because she was not a “full” LPGA Tour member when stunning the world in Ayrshire, after missing out her card by a mere shot at last year’s Q School.
Justin Haley and his Kaulig Racing teammates had a meeting a couple of hours before the green flag at Daytona International Speedway on Friday. Ross Chastain waited much longer to make his move. Chastain wrecked race leader and Kaulig teammate AJ Allmendinger on the final lap, allowing Haley to pick up a victory no one saw coming.
World number one Novak Djokovic battled into the ATP and WTA Western & Southern Open final Friday despite a neck problem while Japan's Naomi Osaka shook off stress to advance as well.
The Boston Red Sox are expected to be one of the most active teams in MLB at this year's trade deadline. Here are the top candidates to be dealt before Monday.
Franmil Reyes homered and drove in five runs, Carlos Santana hit a home run and scored four times and the Cleveland Indians routed the St. Louis Cardinals 14-2 Friday night. A group of approximately 100 protesters arrived outside Busch Stadium's left field gate during the top of the first inning, chanting, ''no justice, no baseball.'' The crowd dispersed during the top of the second. Tyler Naquin also homered as the Indians got 20 hits, seven for extra bases.
The Oakland Athletics acquired infielder 2019 All-Star infielder Tommy La Stella from the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Franklin Barreto on Friday night. La Stella has a $3.25 million, one-year contract that pays $1,203,704 prorated with the Angels, who acquired him from the Chicago Cubs in November 2018. La Stella also was an exceptional pinch-hitter for the Chicago Cubs before emerging as an everyday player with Los Angeles, and that skill could be valuable once again in a postseason run.
World No 1 Novak Djokovic fought back from a set down to set up a showdown with unseeded Canadian Milos Raonic in the final of the Western & Southern Open in New York. The Serbian struggled early with an apparent neck complaint against eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut before finishing 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (0) over the Spaniard in three hours and one minute, the longest match of the tournament. Djokovic described the match to reporters afterwards as "very strange", adding: "I don't know how I won it, to be honest. He was the better player." The 33-year-old called on his mental toughness and strong serve in the win, serving just three times in the final-set tie-break but with each an ace. The Serbian, who is also aiming to win his fourth US Open, is one victory away from tying Rafael Nadal for the most Masters 1000 titles with 35. But to do it he will have to beat former No 3 Raonic after the Canadian upset fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (5), 6-3. Raonic, who conquered Andy Murray on the way to the semi-final, won 90 per cent of first-serve points across one hour and 37 minutes on court. The 29-year-old, who is ranked 30th, will attempt to become the first unseeded player to lift the trophy in the Open era when he meets Djokovic in the final.
Here's our latest roundup of 2020 NBA mock drafts, in which experts reveal who the Boston Celtics should select with their three first round picks.
Wednesday night LeBron James was adamant that the NBA not continue the playoffs and walked out of the players' meeting after making his thoughts known (the rest of the Lakers, plus the Clippers followed him). LeBron's frustration — with the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin — was evident for everyone to see on Twitter.
Jaylen Brown continues to take a leading role in the NBA speaking out about racial injustice. On Wednesday night, Brown reportedly had some pointed words for his fellow players.