The Lakers are America’s favorite underdog, Dame taking the throne as best point guard in the League, and we pay respect to Chadwick Boseman, Clifford Robinson, Lute Olson and John Thompson.
Until 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, a team that would like to claim the balance of running back Leonard Fournette's contract can do so. Per a league source, multiple teams are doing research on Fournette, who had 1,152 rushing yards another 522 receiving yards on 76 catches. The team that gets Fournette, if at least one team claims him on waivers, inherits a $4.167 million salary guaranteed for skill, injury, and cap with no offset language.
The Indians made Mike Clevinger available this week in part because he lost their trust after breaking coronavirus protocols, but also because he had declined their extension offers and they couldn't afford him long-term. The Red Sox, desperate for pitching in 2021 and beyond, were unfortunately never going to be a factor for Clevinger, even if they wanted him, a fact the Padres made clear on Monday. San Diego acquired Clevinger hours before the trade deadline for a package including three of its top 11 prospects.
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.
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.
Dustin Johnson made an "unbelievable" 45-foot (15 metres) birdie putt on his final hole to force a playoff at the PGA Tour's BMW Championship on Sunday, then could only watch as Jon Rahm nailed an even bigger one on the first extra hole. Rahm clinched the title with a putt from 66 feet on the same 18th hole to win. "I was kind of laughing at my putt, because it was one of those where you -- you're not really thinking you're going to make it," Johnson said after he shot a closing 67 to finish locked with Rahm on four-under-par 276.
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.
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.
Lionel Messi will reportedly make more than $830 million in City Football Group bucks if he ends up with Manchester City, then New York City FC as the Messi to MLS rumors may just be true. That's not counting the reported stake in City Football Group. The Daily Record's Duncan Castles says Messi has agreed to spend three seasons with Man City in the Premier League before moving to Major League Soccer for the final two years of his deal.
Don't you just hate it when an alligator steals your golf ball? The scenario is relatable for at least one golfer. Lane Rodrigue was playing a game at Atchafalaya Golf Course in Louisiana when a gator waltzed onto the green and gobbled up his ball.
Kentucky Derby favorites will need to take the long route toward winning the Run For The Roses. Tiz the Law is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the 146th Derby and will attempt to become the first winner from the No. 17 post position drawn for Saturday's rescheduled marquee race for 3-year-olds. Not that trainer Barclay Tagg is fazed by the spot.
Chris Paul shows love to Damian Lillard after clutch Game 6 victory originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest Chris Paul has been around so long in this league that you sometimes forgot how good the veteran point guard really is. He remains a superstar, and he reminded us of that again on Monday night, when he willed the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-100 Game 6 victory over his former team, the Houston Rockets. The Thunder heading to a Game 7 has a lot to do with Paul and his play.
Yaz credits Giants, grandpa's slight lie in finding power originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea One month ago, Hall of Fame outfielder Carl Yastrzemski didn't take any credit for the rise of his grandson, Giants star outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. The elder Yaz gave all the credit to his son, Carl Jr. With 452 career home runs, an AL MVP and Triple Crown to his name, Carl had to have passed down some advice to Mike that resonated over the years. To Mike, the Boston Red Sox legend certainly had a big role in him turning into one of baseball's biggest surprising stars.
The Red Sox are sending Kevin Pillar and cash to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later and 2019-20 international slot money. Pillar signed a one-year contract for the Red Sox in February, and he played well enough over the first month of the shortened 2020 season to fetch the Sox a few assets on the trade market. The 31-year-old outfielder batted .
The early rounds of a fantasy football draft absolutely have to set up the foundation of a championship roster. While fantasy squads in other sports can have the necessary roster depth to live with a few early round hiccups, football managers are likely doomed for failure after making some initial missteps. One could argue that a change to QB Teddy Bridgewater will negatively impact McCaffrey, but Bridgewater is at least a small upgrade over the Panthers QB play last season.
The lottery ping pong balls have spoken. We have a solid draft order to build around and teams can start plotting their strategies for the 2020 NBA Draft, which is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 16. Working around the coronavirus pandemic is making this year the strangest draft season in NBA history.
As the 2020 NFL Season approaches, NFL training camps have come to a close. Let's dive into some of the more ambiguous backfields of this altered off-season and what we can presume about the RB rotation amid the training camp buzz. Raheem Mostert: Mostert most recently made the news as his NFL agent, Brad Tessler, announced that his client was requesting a trade from the 49ers after talks to revise his contract terms came to a halt in early July.
The utter shock of the 2010 collapse to the Flyers comes to mind, as does the heartbreak of Boston flatlining in Game 7 of last years Stanley Cup Final where the Bs core group was fully aware they had wasted their best chance to win another Cup. That was as raw and emotional as its ever been in a postgame Bruins dressing room because they knew it had slipped through their fingers. But this postseason was different for so many reasons -- and with that came a whole different level of emotion for the Boston Bruins after they were finally eliminated in double-overtime in a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of their second-round series.
Major League Baseball disciplined three members of the Cincinnati Reds and one from the Chicago Cubs in response to a benches-clearing incident between the teams in the fourth inning of the second game of a doubleheader Saturday night. Reds manager David Bell was given a one-game suspension and fined an undisclosed amount for the actions of his team and for what MLB termed "excessive arguing" in the inning. Reds outfielder Jesse Winker was suspended one game and fined, and first baseman Joey Votto received a fine.
Washington NFL Team 2019 record: 3-13 Big additions: Chase Young (DE), Thomas Davis (LB) Big departures: Trent Williams (OT), Quinton Dunbar (CB) Notable opt-outs: Josh Harvey-Clemons (LB), Caleb Brantley (DL) Super Bowl odds: 300/1 One thing to know: The biggest offseason news for the franchise came when team owner Daniel Snyder finally caved to pressure from sponsors and changed the name, with the NFL's D.C. presence now known as the Washington Football Team, at least for the 2020 campaign. On the field, the biggest decision Washington faces comes at quarterback. Second-year signal-caller Dwayne Haskins is probably hoping to take some big steps forward in the coming season.
The Dodgers' decision to send Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays and not acquire a starting pitcher before Monday's trade deadline presumably doubles as a vote of confidence for the rotation options behind Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler. President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and his crew apparently believe they can win a World Series with Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin, Julio Urías, and Alex Wood logging starters' innings. What if David Price chooses to pitch for the Dodgers this season after announcing he would not play at the beginning of training camp because of COVID-19 concerns?