NFL Network's Marcas Grant explains why you shoud avoid Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones in fantasy this season. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
Marcus Morris stepping on Luka Doncic's ankle in Game 5 of Clippers-Mavericks? Morris at least had plausible deniability on whether that was a dirty play. Morris chopping Doncic's head in series-ending Game 6?
The Jaguars moved another step closer to purging Tom Coughlin's tumultuous tenure in Jacksonville. The team waived running back Leonard Fournette on Monday, a stunning decision many outsiders view as the latest in a series of head-scratchers that could help the franchise get the No. 1 draft pick in April. ''If that's the case, then the realization is if that happens, then I'm not going to be here,'' coach Doug Marrone said.
The Boston Bruins' 2019-20 season is over, which means Zdeno Chara's illustrious B's career may be too. Chara and the Bruins were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night. It may have been Chara's final game in Black and Gold as his contract is officially up.
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.
The Los Angeles Dodgers traded right-hander Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for two players to be named, making their only move on a quiet deadline day for the major league leaders. Stripling went 3-1 with a 5.61 ERA in seven starts this season for Los Angeles, racking up 27 strikeouts. The 30-year-old veteran has spent his entire pro career with the Dodgers, cracking the major league roster in 2016 and earning an All-Star selection in 2018.
The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for the pursuit of their first division title since 2017. The NL Central leaders sent minor league infielder Zack Short to Detroit for Maybin, who is batting .244 with a homer and two RBIs in 14 games this year. The Cubs got Andrew Chafin and from Arizona for a player to be named or cash, and will get $370,373 from the Diamondbacks on Oct. 16 to offset part of Chafin's salary.
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.
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 .
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel insisted the team are not taking LeBron James for granted as they prepare for the second round of the NBA playoffs. James produced a masterclass with 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Lakers seal a 4-1 series victory over the Portland Trail Blazers by winning 131-122 on Saturday. The three-time NBA champion and four-time MVP had two triple-doubles and two double-doubles in the Western Conference first-round matchup at Walt Disney World Resort.
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.
The New York Mets aren't playing well at the moment, and they're five games under .500 with about a month left in the regular season. The Mets acquired infielder Todd Frazier and catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Texas Rangers on Monday, and they also made a trade with Baltimore for right-hander Miguel Castro. Texas receives two players to be named, and New York also will get $358,209 in the deal involving Texas plus $1 million if Frazier's $5,575,000 option for 2021 is declined, which would cover the cost of his $1 million buyout.
In the months after the Patriots' somewhat stunning loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52, Tom Brady asked Robert Kraft to honor an unwritten a verbal agreement the two men made in 2010. To let Brady leave the team if he felt the relationship with Bill Belichick had become too strained. In his new book "The Dynasty," author Jeff Benedict chronicles the machinations in early 2018 when Brady - worn out by the dynamics of the 2017 season - made it clear he wanted to leave.
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.
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.
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.
The San Francisco Giants acquired left-hander Anthony Banda from the Tampa Bay Rays for $75,000 on Monday, adding depth to their bullpen. Banda went 1-0 with a 10.29 ERA in four outings with one save over seven innings for the Rays before being designated for assignment Sunday. Tampa Bay needed a spot on its 40-man roster.
When you hear the name Tom Brady, speed definitely isn't the first thing that comes to mind. The former New England Patriots quarterback infamously ran a 5.28-second 40-yard dash in the 2000 NFL Combine and looks like he's running in slow motion whenever he takes off in an actual game. Through 19 seasons, Brady has 606 carries for 1,037 yards.
During the 2019 Fantasy Football season, Lamar Jackson finished as the No. 1 quarterback and Chris Godwin ranked as the No. 2 wide receiver. Like Jackson in 2019, Murray enters 2020 with high expectations in Year 2.
Overreaction: Fred VanVleet can't score VanVleet shined in the Brooklyn Nets series, averaging 21 points on 53 percent shooting, but he couldn't buy a bucket in Game 1. He shot 3-of-16 from the field for 11 points, and his struggles dragged down the Raptors' offense as a whole. On the surface, this looks to be a worrying trend, as VanVleet shot 33 percent (22-for-65) in four games against the Celtics during the regular season, which is buoyed by one 27-point outing on Christmas where the Raptors lost in a blowout.
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.