Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) with a deep 3 vs the Miami Heat, 09/08/2020
Dustin Johnson only looks like he plays without a pulse. Beneath his stoic stare and that swagger as he walked the fairways of East Lake were jangled nerves Monday because it meant so much to him. “The prestige, for sure,” Johnson said after delivering a key par putt and steady play down the stretch for a 2-under 68 and a three-shot victory in the Tour Championship.
The NBA has determined that two incidents during Game 2 of the Lakers' series against the Rockets deserve further discipline. One was committed by Anthony Davis, and the other was committed against him. Officials determined Davis deserved a flagrant 1 foul for contact he initiated with Houston's Jeff Green with 15 seconds left in the first half.
Christian McCaffrey was a one-man wrecking crew and one-man league-winner in 2019, putting together a fantasy season for the ages. The question is, can he come close to repeating it, considering top-overall running back finishers rarely repeat in fantasy? Or will someone else topple him from the top?
Last month at the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka used a post-round interview to seemingly take a shot at Dustin Johnson, a golfer he once considered a close friend. Koepka, who was in the hunt for the lead at the time — the tournament was eventually won by Collin Morikawa — remarked that there were a lot of names ahead of him on the leaderboard, but implied that he didn't fear many of them. Koepka has won four majors — the PGA Championship twice, and the U.S. Open twice.
Scott Zolak had better keep his arm warm. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick may need an emergency quarterback. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL has allowed teams to place veterans on the practice squad, which were spots originally reserved for younger players.
Novak Djokovic apologised after being defaulted from the US Open for accidentally hitting a line judge with a ball struck in annoyance. The top seed and 17-time grand slam champion had just dropped serve to trail Spanish opponent Pablo Carreno Busta 6-5 in the opening set of their fourth-round match on Arthur Ashe Stadium when the incident occurred. How the incident unfolded Djokovic, who had missed three set points at 5-4 before hurting his shoulder in a fall, hit a ball behind him without looking that struck a female line judge in the throat.
For the second time since 2011, ESPN is reportedly removing Hank Williams Jr. from its “Monday Night Football” intro. This time, the network claims it's not about Williams' controversial points of view, according to Sports Business Journal. Instead of Williams' iconic “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night” that became the anthem for weekday football in 1989, ESPN will air a rendition of Little Richard's “Rip It Up,” mashing the late artist's vocals with instrumentation from Virginia-based band Butcher Brown, per the report.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast It's never too early to hit the waiver wire! Yahoo's Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski discuss pickups ahead of Week 1 and their bold predictions for the 2020 NFL Season! Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] Every week through the NFL season, Andy and Scott will comb through the waiver wire and free-agent lists to highlight players you should consider adding to your fantasy roster.
When Steve Nash was hired as the Nets' new head coach, one of the main connections made immediately was the one he had with Kevin Durant. During his time as a consultant with the Golden State Warriors, Nash and Durant developed a very close relationship. Nash was an 18-yer veteran with multiple MVPs and All-Star appearances while Durant had an MVP himself with the Oklahoma City Thunder and collected an NBA title during his time with the Warriors as well.
Getting released three years after going fourth overall in the draft generally isn't seen as a good thing, but Leonard Fournette doesn't seem to be looking at his departure from Jacksonville that way. Fournette was released by the Jaguars last week and didn't have to wait long before landing a contract to join the Buccaneers. Neither Fournette's LSU teammates nor current or past Jaguars quarterbacks Blake Bortles, Cody Kessler and Gardner Minshew will likely be thrilled by that assessment, but it's hard to argue with Fournette's view of the upgrade in his quarterback situation.
There were a lot of reasons why the Phillies went hard after Joe Girardi to be their manager. Earlier this season, Girardi wouldn't be talked out of giving Bryce Harper a day off when he thought Harper — who hates days off — needed one. Girardi made a decision that was not popular with another high-profile player in Monday's 9-8 win over the New York Mets.
Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah, the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft, has not been listed as a starter, according to the first depth chart released by the team. The Lions have veteran Desmond Trufant and Justin Coleman as their two starters at cornerback.
Field of Dreams: Everything to know about Raiders' new stadium originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Allegiant Stadium will seat 65,000. That much is certain. But how much this new facility will mold the future of Las Vegas remains incalculable.
teams that would be good fits if the Thunder trade Chris Paul originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Though things worked surprisingly well for Chris Paul and the Oklahoma City Thunder this past season, some plugged-in reporters at ESPN are wondering if OKC will go ahead and trade the future Hall of Famer just one year after acquiring him. Brian Windhorst and Royce Young discussed Paul's future on ESPN's 'Hoop Collective' podcast and threw out some destinations that would make sense. As outlined by NBC Sports Philly, the Sixers were highlighted as well as the Knicks and Bucks.
Free Press special writer Bill Dow continues his "where are they now" series about former Detroit Tigers players, coaches and managers. Elected as the eighth MLB commissioner on Sept. 1, 1989, the attorney and Yale Law School graduate succeeded his close friend, Bart Giamatti, who died just five months into his term. As Giamatti's deputy, the first in baseball history, Vincent played a pivotal role in the investigation of gambling allegations against Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leader who agreed to a lifetime ban from the game.
Skip Bayless of Fox Sports 1's “Undisputed” has dissed LeBron James for his free-throw routine, accused him of drinking water for dramatic purposes, and repeatedly claimed that the superstar “isn't a closer. He even inspired the fairly recent article “Why Does Skip Bayless Hate LeBron James? So what does the sports journalist go out and do this week?
Fourth seed Naomi Osaka overcame unseeded Shelby Rogers in straight sets to reach the US Open semi-finals on Tuesday and declared it "revenge" for earlier defeats. Osaka, 22, will play 28th-seeded American Jennifer Brady on Thursday for a place in the final. Despite going into the last-eight match as favorite, the world number 9 Osaka said she was apprehensive about playing the 93rd-ranked Rogers because she had failed to beat her in three previous outings.
Cam Newton has won over the New England Patriots. While there was a time in training camp when the Patriots seemed guarded in their praise for Newton, he has earned the starting quarterback job, which is leading to New England letting down its guard. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels began to detail his early work with Newton.
Novak Djokovic has pleaded for compassion for the line judge he inadvertently struck in the throat with a ball at the U.S. Open on Monday after the female official faced a backlash from fans of the world number one on social media. The Serb was disqualified in the fourth round after he hit a ball to the back of the court in frustration after dropping serve in the first set against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, sending the official to the floor. A section of Djokovic's fans took to social media to hurl abuse at the official after her Instagram username was carried by Serbian media.
The Athletic first reported the story Tuesday, which Motorsport.com later independently confirmed with NASCAR. Currently, there are just three short tracks on the Cup Series schedule: Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Raceway and Richmond Raceway. The ambitious plan would take place following the 2021 spring race with the goal of having the new track ready for the 2022 season, thus transforming one of NASCAR's largest tracks into a Martinsville Speedway lookalike with long straightaways and narrow corners.