The Lakers star spoke following Monday's game about the shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin that left him reportedly paralyzed below the waist.
There are parts of the day-to-day rhythm during the NBA playoffs that we take for granted, whether it's checking in-game box scores or flipping between close games. Bucks players called for justice in the case of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man shot by police seven times on Sunday who is now paralyzed from the waist down. Another jarring, powerful scene Wednesday was Kenny Smith walking off the NBA on TNT set.
The Buffalo Bills have benched their own team reporter for the remainder of training camp for violating the team's media policy, according to Tim Graham of TheAthletic.com. Additionally, the team's three-person marketing staff has collectively quit the organization just two weeks before the scheduled start of the regular season. Chris Brown, employed with the organization since 2006, has been serving as the team's radio host and web reporter.
Becton is 6-feet-7 and 370 pounds and the image next to Crowder, a wide receiver, is nothing short of astounding. Check out the image that is going viral: It looks like Becton, who played college ball at Louisville, is standing next to someone on a Pop Warner team, not an NFL wideout. I was definitely insecure growing up,” Becton told ESPN last week.
Laura Stockton sounds perfectly happy to ride buses around Germany if it means she gets to play professional basketball. The 23-year-old daughter of retired Utah Jazz great John Stockton spent the past year-plus rehabbing an ACL injury that ended her collegiate career at Gonzaga. Stockton has signed her first professional contract to play for Herner TC in the German league.
Once Earl Thomas' release from the Ravens was fleshed out and reported, it appeared the future Hall of Famer's fight with Chuck Clark in practice was the final straw in a pattern of misconduct. And then when you start to hear how the rest of the Ravens' roster views Clark, Baltimore's move starts to make a lot more sense. "The one thing I can say having interacted with Chuck [Clark] and spoken to guys around him is he was kind of the last guy you want to mix it up with," CBS Sports' Evan Washburn told the Sports Junkies Wednesday.
Bucs tight end Cameron Brate described what he's noticed about Brady's personality in practice and raved about what he's seen from him so far. "I would say the number one thing I noticed with him initially was just his positivity. If we ran a bad route or it was incomplete, [he said], 'Hey, don't worry about it.
It seems that every day some new sports analyst goes on the air and disrespects the Pittsburgh Steelers. I'm not sure what the reason is that so many pundits don't give the Steelers any credit. Colin Cowherd says the Steelers will finish under .
It'll be Team USA vs. Team Europe in an 18-hole charity exhibition match at the grand opening of Payne's Valley Golf Course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. Tiger Woods and good buddy Justin Thomas will make up Team USA, while Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose will be Team Europe in the Payne's Valley Cup. The special event will be Tuesday, Sept.
There are people who will watch the games because they are college football, but some of these are not exactly appetizing matchups … even if you attend the schools. Here is ESPN's lineup for the “Week 0” and “Week 1” of the college football season. The highlight is Monday's BYU-Navy game.
Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning is one Boston Bruins will be trying to quickly forget. It was one of the Bruins' worst playoff losses in a long time, and Boston now trails this second round Stanley Cup Playoff series 2-1 as a result. The Lightning dominated right from the start and rode a rejuvenated power play to a 7-1 victory.
Jeffrey Earnhardt revealed a Darlington throwback scheme that will not only honor seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt but also pay homage to Kerry Earnhardt, Jeffrey Earnhardt's father. The sharp, golden look will be on Jeffrey Earnhardt's No. JD Motorsports Chevrolet for the NASCAR Xfinity Series' Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 on Sept.
There was a painful moment for Mike Clevinger when the magnitude of his risky off-the-field behavior hit him hardest. ''I saw the disappointment with the guys,'' Clevinger said. Clevinger pitched effectively in his first start since breaking COVID-19 protocols and his teammates' trust, and Tyler Naquin doubled home the go-ahead run in Cleveland's three-run eighth inning as the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central.
Patrick Mahomes' no-look passes are majestic. Nothing Ryan Fitzpatrick has done on a football field can be called “majestic,” but he has no-look passes up his sleeve too. With the preseason canceled we're all clamoring for any football highlights we can get to get us to Week 1, and this no-look pass from the Miami Dolphins quarterback is just great.
Baccellia was most recently signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. He played four seasons at Washington, recording 1,183 yards and 10 touchdowns in his four seasons as a Husky. Dortch has bounced around the National Football League.
The Atlanta Braves have renewed hopes their starting pitching can carry them through the second half of a shortened season. The New York Yankees have renewed worries that injury problems will be a season-long problem. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Chad Green and the Braves, led by another strong start from Max Fried, rallied to beat the Yankees 2-1 on Wednesday night to sweep a doubleheader.
Fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday and withdrew a few hours later in a call for racial justice, drawing quick support from other players. The USTA, ATP Tour, and WTA have decided to recognize this moment in time by pausing tournament play at the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, Aug. 27,'' the three oganizations said in a statement. Osaka, the Japanese star and last Top 10 seed in the women's bracket, joined professional athletes in basketball, baseball and soccer in demanding change after Jacob Blake was shot by police.
Wiggins played in just 12 games for the Warriors after coming over from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a February trade. The 24-year-old Wiggins entered the offseason knowing he must improve his shot in order to maximize his potential alongside the Splash Brothers.
It's just a difficult golf course that you have to go out and execute well. In that aspect, it reminds me of a place like that to where visually it does look a little difficult and it is difficult when you're playing it, but if you're able to hit the fairways, if you're playing well, have control of your golf ball, you can make some birdies and still shoot a good round of however many under par that is. But you're not going to be seeing any 59s and 60s on the same day here.
The preseason NFL power poll from the folks at ESPN is now complete. The analysts from all the teams showed a little respect for the progress going on with the Detroit Lions. The poll ranks the Lions 25th out of the 32 NFL teams.
It was why the decision by both teams Wednesday to boycott the rest of the playoffs — when the rest of the teams participating in the restart voted to continue playing — sent shockwaves through the league while also underscoring the commitment of their team members to pursue the changes they seek, even if it means wiping out a chance at a championship in the process. Hours after Milwaukee's boycott of Game 5 of its playoff series against Orlando led the league to postpone all three games on the schedule Wednesday, Lakers star LeBron James and his Clippers counterpart, Kawhi Leonard, each spoke at a meeting of players Wednesday night, according to two people with knowledge of the discussion.