Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/03/2020
The team signed free agent Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, fresh off a season with the Chicago Bears, to a one-year deal with a fair amount of guaranteed money. Hopefully the team had some offset language involved, because on Thursday, two days before roster cuts had to be submitted to the league office, Clinton-Dix was the first defensive player released this week. It had been reported that Clinton-Dix was not performing well in practice and that he had been passed on the depth chart by journeyman safety Darian Thompson.
LeBron James' name came up on Thursday in a convoluted NBA social media discussion about Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar did not appreciate it. James, who rarely responds to criticism or comparisons, snapped back at ESPN analyst and short-lived former NBA player Jay Williams after a Scottie Pippen comparison.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes proposed to his longtime girlfriend Brittany Matthews on Tuesday night after receiving his Super Bowl ring at Arrowhead Stadium. Matthews, known for her live tweets of games and loud support for the Kansas City team, shared a photo of the diamond ring on her Instagram story after he proposed at the stadium. And while Mahomes is a star quarterback and an NFL Super Bowl winner, Matthews has paved her own way in the sports industry by playing soccer professionally and launching her own fitness company.
Novak Djokovic has earned more than $140 million in prize money over his accomplished career, plus plenty of other millions in endorsement deals, so there wasn't much of a question in his mind when the possibility was offered to rent a private home during the U.S. Open. Anyone that wanted to spend money and stay in the house, he or she could have done that,'' Djokovic said. Serena Williams and Milos Raonic were among the eight players who, like Djokovic, opted for one of the Long Island homes the USTA made available instead.
Just think of all the things you could do in a LaFerrari Aperta. You could use it to scream across a racing tarmac at more than 200 mph, rip around hairpin turns with ease or just gaze in awe at the monument to Italian automotive excellence. Golfer Ian Poulter, on the other hand, uses his $2.2 million speedster for something else: trick shot videos.
Steve Smith is who he is. The latest to taste the wrath of No. 89 is former Carolina wideout Kelvin Benjamin. Speaking in an interview on WFNZ, Smith ripped some fans for claiming Benjamin would replace him, saying he is parking cars right now.
With the way things are shaping up for the Tennessee Titans at EDGE, the team needs to get something done with free-agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney now more than ever. However, it apparently hasn't been an easy process to move forward with the player who is the biggest fish left on the free-agent market. According to Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson, who was a guest on ESPN 102.5 The Game in Nashville, the Titans have been frustrated by the “lack of engagement” with Clowney, who the team wants to bring in for a physical.
Clayton Kershaw doesn't feel like a potential no-hitter is serious until it lasts through six innings. Before that, it's just the everyday dominance that Dodgers fans have come to expect over his 13 years in blue. Although Kershaw's latest no-hit bid ended one out shy of the serious innings, Los Angeles' veteran ace put together another historic performance that indicates he's healthy, sharp — and perhaps just as good as ever.
Mikal Smith, the son of Illinois coach and former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, was arrested in Tempe, Arizona, on Thursday on multiple charges related to sex trafficking and a prostitution ring, according to multiple reports. Smith, Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich tweeted out, is facing conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise, money laundering, pandering, prostitution, sex trafficking and threatening or intimidating charges. He was arrested Thursday morning and booked into the Gilbert Chandler Jail, according to NBC 12.
Desmond Trotter threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Tolbert had 169 yards receiving and two scores, and South Alabama beat Southern Mississippi 32-21 on Thursday night for its first road victory since 2017. Jalen Wayne caught six passes for 101 yards, marking the first time in South Alabama's history to have two 100-yard receivers in the same game. Jack Abraham was 22-of-32 passing for 314 yards and Tim Jones made six catches for 139 yards for Southern Miss (0-1).
With less than two weeks until the Chicago Bears open the regular season against the Detroit Lions, there are some roster cuts that need to be made. The Bears need to trim the roster from 80 to 53 players by Sept. and they've already started making roster moves.
Just when you thought you knew what the Miami Dolphins' quarterback room was going to look like, the team may be winding up and getting ready to toss another curveball. The Dolphins have been operating with a strong quarterback room this summer with Ryan Fitzpatrick and two former top-10 overall selections in Josh Rosen and Tua Tagovailoa in the mix as Miami has held an open competition for the starting quarterback job. Fitzpatrick is expected to hold the starting gig to open the season, leaving Rosen and Tagovailoa as young, talented hopefuls to play down the road.
The only thing that gets me flustered is really me, like, because I always feel like I'm not winning every point. I mean, like, that doesn't make sense,'' said Williams, who has won six of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Flushing Meadows and was the runner-up the past two years. I just think with the pressure and everything that I felt like I just needed to be perfect.
Monday's news that the Jaguars had released running back Leonard Fournette surprised plenty of people. Jaguars running back Chris Thompson, appearing Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, explained that the running backs learned about the move when Fournette entered the position group's meeting room and told them he'd just been cut. “We all thought it was a joke at first,” Thompson said, before learning from coach Doug Marrone during a full team meeting that Fournette had been released.
The Cleveland Browns have until Saturday at 4 p.m. ET to trim the active roster down to just 53 players, but they got a jump on the action on Thursday. The Browns announced they have waived four players. Safety J.T. Hassell, cornerback Donnie Lewis Jr., wide receiver J'Mon Moore and defensive tackle Ricky Walker were all waived by the team.
I actually think that teams that play a Game 7 in the next series, going against a team that has been off, I think has the advantage,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. Because your senses are sharper, you're playing in that environment where every possession matters. And I actually think that's a better way to prepare for a series than a week of practices.
The final leg of the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs starts on Friday at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The season finale always comes with plenty of intrigue. This tournament was originally on the schedule for the weekend of Aug. 27-30, but the global coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing schedule disruption forced many changes.
Scores for Game 6 of Flyers – Islanders, Canucks – Golden Knights Let's be honest: the Flyers were lucky to win Game 6. And, considering that all three of the Flyers' wins came in overtime — this one nearing a third OT period — they made it this far by tiny margins of victory. But you know what they say: “It's now how, it's how much?
The buzz of a nearby mower provided an ironic soundtrack as Steve Rabideau casually flipped a golf ball into Winged Foot's lush rough. After spending four labor-intensive years prepping the famed West Course to host another U.S. Open, Winged Foot's director of golf courses endured four months of uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic forced the USGA to postpone the championship and explore venues outside a COVID-19 epicenter.