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Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher came under severe scrutiny on Thursday for his recent activity on Instagram following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. Urlacher posted an image criticizing the NBA players for not participating in the playoffs, comparing the walkout to former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre playing through the grief of losing his father back in 2003. The 2018 Hall of Fame inductee then “liked” a photo showing support for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year old who is accused of multiple homicide charges after three people were shot during the protests in Kenosha, two of whom were killed.
It looked like Adrian Peterson was about to cut through the offensive line and cross the goal line for six on Sunday. To open the 11-on-11 phase of their training camp practice that closed out the weekend, the Washington Football Team had the first-string offense start at the 25-yard line and work their way in.
When Annemiek van Vleuten attacked on the bottom of the Cote de Rimiez climb, with 43 kilometres to go in La Course, Lizzie Deignan was the first rider to jump straight onto her wheel. Just behind the Briton was her Trek-Segafredo teammate Elisa Longo Borghini. The world champion and newly crowned European champion was playing her ace card, trying to split the peloton on the main challenge of the day and get away knowing that from the top of the climb, there was a long, flat 30km to the finish line in Nice.
Tiger Woods likely is playing his final round of golf in the 2019-20 season on Sunday in the BMW Championship. He enters the day at 10 over in a share of 55th place after rounds of 73-75-72 at Olympia Fields Country Club. It's the second of three tournaments that make up the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but only the top-30 finishers in the points this week advance to the Tour Championship next week at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
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.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were on a collision course with Novak Djokovic on Saturday, calling for "unity, not separation" after their long-time rival superstar spearheaded a breakaway union of professional tennis players. The New York Times claimed that world number one Djokovic is expected resign as president of the ATP players' council and help form the PTPA (Professional Tennis Players Association). "We don't have all the answers right now.
Don't worry — Yahoo Fantasy analysts Andy Behrens, Liz Loza, and Matt Harmon have you covered in the video above with a trio of last-minute draft strategies that can help you build those winning teams! First up, Matt says that with the nature of the offseason and new-look offenses not being afforded a full chance to mesh before Week 1, defenses should have favorable outlooks to start the season. As such, fantasy drafters should lock onto running backs who have safe, proven receiving roles on their team, which further cushions their floor and bolsters their ceiling.
The Chicago Cubs acquired Jose Martinez in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, giving manager David Ross another option at designated hitter. The 32-year-old Martinez is a . hitter with 43 homers and 182 RBIs in 422 major league games.
The San Diego Padres made another big move to try and end their playoff drought, acquiring slugger Mitch Moreland in a trade Sunday with Boston. The Padres haven't been to the postseason since 2006. They currently have the second-most wins in the NL, trailing only division rival Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Clippers lost Marcus Morris early in Game 6 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks. Morris got ejected in the first quarter for a flagrant foul on Mavs star Luka Doncic. As Doncic drove to the lane, Morris smacked Doncic and clearly wasn't going for the ball.
After a few weeks of speculation about what the Orioles would do at the trade deadline in this truncated season, fans finally have an answer on one of the team's trade chips. The Orioles dealt away Tommy Milone to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday one day before this year's deadline. Milone started for the O's on Opening Day in Boston, struggling mightily against the Red Sox, but settled down to pitch decently well in his next five starts.
It isn't any surprise Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow continues to win over his teammates. Not his college career…When I poked Baker Mayfield in the ribs…oh it bothered him. Because Baker was not ready to go from best college team to lousy NFL team.
Jon Rahm would have had the low round of the week at the BMW Championship if he had remembered to reach into his pocket on the fifth green. Rahm vaulted into contention Saturday at Olympia Fields, shooting a 4-under 66 that tied for the best score so far on a demanding layout. “I was holding my marker in my pocket, just went at it, and for some reason I just picked up the ball thinking I marked it already,” Rahm said.
Lionel Messi transfer update: On the same day Messi opted not to report for mandatory medical testing on the first day of Barcelona's preseason, La Liga announced that the $833-million release clause in his contract is still valid and must be paid in full in order to secure his release from the club. Messi gave official notice to the club on Tuesday that he intends to depart and wishes to exercise a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the club for free at the end of each season. The clause was reportedly due to expire on May 30, 2020, but Messi and his representation believe it should be extended much in the same way out-of-contract players' contracts were extended upon returning from the COVID-19 shutdown.
William Byron is heading to the playoffs for the second time in his career. Byron took the lead on a green-white-checker restart and held off multiple challenges over the final two laps to get the first Cup Series win of his career at Daytona on Saturday night. Byron found himself mired deep in the field with less than 20 laps to go after he pitted for fresh tires during a caution.
Supremely talented athletes who do everything in their power to test the patience of their team if that talent is worth all the baggage they bring with them. Can you tell we are about to talk about running back Le'Veon Bell? This might not be directly relevant to the Steelers but given the number of fans who went out their way to defend Bell when the Steelers didn't re-sign him, these sorts of reminders are always necessary.
Tom Brady quickly impressed new coach Bruce Arians in his first Tampa Bay Buccaneers scrimmage. Veteran quarterback Brady is preparing for his first NFL season since leaving the New England Patriots, where he won six Super Bowls. It did not take long for the 43-year-old to show his class, leading a 16-play, 98-yard touchdown drive on his first possession as a Bucs player at Raymond James Stadium.
If you have control of a green-white-checkered on a speedway, most of the time the win is going to come from the front row and you have to just make sure you make the right moves and I just didn't after I took the green. I don't know what I was doing and I didn't have a push from the 21 (Matt DiBenedetto) and I was clear of the 24 (William Byron) and just didn't pull down. I don't know what I was doing.
Cam Newton and Bill Belichick appear to be "meshing" just fine. The New England Patriots quarterback has made it clear throughout the summer he's grateful for his new opportunity in Foxboro. On Friday, he expressed his "gratitude" by posting a photo of him with head coach Bill Belichick.
Damion Willis, we hardly knew ye. On Sunday morning, the Cleveland Browns waived Willis, a wide receiver who joined the team on Saturday after being claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals earlier in the week. Willis failed his physical with the team.