Lou Williams (LA Clippers) with a 2-pointer vs the Denver Nuggets, 09/11/2020
Friday's game between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres was postponed after a Giants player tested positive for COVID-19, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribute reports. The announcement was made moments before the scheduled first pitch. Giants manager Gabe Kapler could be seen informing players of the postponement in the dugout.
After three full-time seasons with the team, Bubba Wallace will not return to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2021, Wallace and the team confirmed Thursday. Wallace will make nine more starts in the No. Chevrolet this season before moving on to an undisclosed team.
This was on full display on Thursday night as the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Houston Texans in an NFL season opener that will be remembered for all of the wrong reasons. The Chiefs were allowed to have close to 17,000 fans at the game (as if the coronavirus is no longer a concern, but I digress) and right before kickoff, players from both teams met at midfield and linked arms for what was billed as a “Moment Of Unity” following the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner and Lift Every Voice and Sing, commonly known as the Black national anthem.
Fox Sports host Skip Bayless tried Friday to tamp down pushback to comments he made the day before criticizing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for remarks he made about grappling with depression – just hours after his employer appeared to reprimand him for the comments. I have great compassion for anyone suffering clinical depression, which is very real. If you are suffering from any form of depression, please seek help,” Bayless said during Friday's broadcast of his Fox Sports 1 program, “Undisputed.
The NFL's practice squad rules, like everything else in 2020, is much different than it's been in the past. Practice squads can hold 16 players, instead of the traditional 10 that coaches and general managers are used to. Two players can be promoted to the active roster each week, but they can only get promoted twice in a season.
Instead of staying in Wine Country for two more rounds, Spieth knew he had to decide whether to head home to Texas for a couple days of rest or head to New York for some extra prep time at Winged Foot ahead of next week's U.S. Open. Looking for mini-victories as he tries to emerge from a slump lasting more than two years, Spieth was on the cutline and on the ninth hole of the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa when his travel itinerary changed as quickly as his second shot on the par-5 banged off a tree limb and headed straight into a hazard. Thinking he needed to make birdie to feel comfortable about making the cut, Spieth had to take a drop and made double-bogey 7 and packed his bags.
That's pretty much all they were saying, how I didn't put in the work but I caught it. He smiled as he shared the anecdote, which was all in good fun. It was one example of how the veteran Lakers were getting to know their 19-year-old teammate who spent most of the pre-pandemic season with their G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.
As a weary Serena Williams packed her bags and left Flushing Meadows in the early hours of Friday morning, her latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title snuffed out in the semi-finals of the US Open, one question was left hanging in the balmy night air: if not now, when? For nearly four years, Williams has been trading groundstrokes with Father Time as she attempts to add one more Grand Slam title to her collection, cementing her claim to be the greatest women's tennis player ever seen. Certainly, throughout her career, be it returning from serious illness to dominate her sport, or from continuing to compete at the highest level at an age when most of her contemporaries have long since retired, Williams has repeatedly demonstrated that writing her off is a mug's game.
The Danuel House situation is believed not to be an isolated incident. The female coronavirus tester who allegedly entered his hotel room reportedly said she had contact with Tyson Chandler and another Rockets player but not House. The league has information that one of its contracted COVID-19 testing employees entered the Rockets' Grand Floridian Hotel late night on Monday and has based its investigation of House on “door data” which showed House's hotel room door opened sometime in those hours.
The New England Patriots announced their team captains ahead of Week 1 and Julian Edelman didn't make that list. He's the most experienced wide receiver, and the most experienced player on the offensive side of the ball in New England. Edelman, 34, is heading into his 11th season and he's never earned the prestigious title.
I mean, what a wonderful way to end the day and also just really weird. Being the last hole, it's so final. Higgs said he knew he hit it on the button and then he heard a volunteer stationed just left of the green scream, “It's in the hole, it's in the hole!
A section of supporters within the stadium jeered loudly as players from both teams linked arms before kick-off for what the league had described as "a moment of silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in our country". "How can you be more upset about bringing awareness to racism than racism itself?" Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III wrote on Twitter. Fewer than a quarter of the stadium's seats were occupied due to COVID-19 restrictions but a scatter of boos mixed into cheers were audible to Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt.
What Redick's wife said to him after Warriors won 2015 title originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea JJ Redick's teams reached the NBA playoffs every year over the first 13 seasons of his career. But the streak was snapped in August when the New Orleans Pelicans failed to punch their ticket to the postseason. The 36-year-old appeared in the 2009 NBA Finals as a member of the Orlando Magic, but he has not been back to basketball's biggest stage since.
Start 'Em or Sit 'Em is geared toward season-long leagues but can also be used for daily fantasy purposes. Anybody can tell you to start the Lamar Jacksons, Joe Mixons, and Chris Godwins of the world. Start of the Week: Dak Prescott at Rams -- Fantasy's overall QB2 last season, Prescott set career highs in passing yards, touchdowns, completions, and pass attempts, while matching his previous career best with a 5% touchdown rate.
The Lakers dominated for almost 48 minutes and the “almost” almost cost the Lakers late in Game 4. The Lakers are adding dimensions, and by doing it now, it'll make them even better. The fact that LeBron James trusted Caruso in the right corner with the Lakers on the ropes late – you can sense that he's earned the right to close games.
The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. Alexander Zverev and Pablo Carreno Busta are going to a fifth set in the first men's semifinal at the U.S. Open. The 20th-seeded Carreno Busta appeared on his way to winning in a rout, taking the first two sets 6-3, 6-2.
Unfortunately, it's against a Steelers Defense that allowed by far the fewest quarterback fantasy points in 2019. That was due in large part to teams not having to pass against a noncompetitive Steelers Offense, but that elite D did not get worse over the offseason. Jimmy Garoppolo was the QB22 by average points last season.
Turns out Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka have been far and away the two best women in the sport, which is why they will face each other Saturday in the U.S. Open final. Azarenka lost her very first match back but has reeled off 11 consecutive victories since, capped by a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 elimination of Serena Williams in the semifinals Thursday night. Osaka and Azarenka were supposed to meet in the final of the Western & Southern Open two weeks ago -- that tournament was moved from its usual home in Ohio to Flushing Meadows as part of a two-event ''controlled environment'' to limit travel during the pandemic -- but Osaka withdrew because of an injured left hamstring.
There isn't much danger long for those players looking to go for the par-5 18th green in two shots this week at the ANA Inspiration. “I was actually thinking about what 18 would be like without the bleachers, because visually, that is just a protector for most of us,” said Madelene Sagstrom, who shot 67. First-round leader Nelly Korda said that fellow competitor Megan Khang threw a ball underneath the structure and it still rolled into the water behind the green.
Okongwu is capable of playing either the four or the five, as he possesses the athleticism to defend on the perimeter while also being a good rim protector. And offensively he's good running to the rim or knocking down shots in the mid-range area, which could grant John Collins even more offensive freedom than he already enjoys. Atlanta has Clint Capela and Bruno Fernando in the frontcourt as well, but Okongwu's combination of talents could potentially give the Hawks the kind of five that they haven't had in recent years.