On How I Met The Majors, presented by NY Lottery, Mets reliever Justin Wilson shares the story of how he got his promotion to the big leagues.
It's forbidden — and expensive — for coaches to use cell phones during games. Raiders coach Jon Gruden, however, won't be making an involuntary contribution to the charity of the NFL's choice for using a cell phone while leaving the field after the first half of Sunday's game at Carolina. According to the NFL, Gruden was conducting a two-question interview with the sideline reporter.
What prompted Newton getting into heated postgame scuffle with Dolphins? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Cam Newton had every reason to smile Sunday after leading the Patriots to a win over the Miami Dolphins in his New England debut. Instead, the Patriots quarterback was heated after the final whistle, getting into it with Dolphins linebackers (and former Patriots) Kyle Van Noy and Elandon Roberts in a tense sequence.
The Denver Nuggets pulled off another stunning comeback to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-98 and force a seventh game in their Western Conference semi final series. After shocking the Clippers with a fourth-quarter surge in game six, Denver again rallied from a 16-point half-time deficit to outscore their highly-favoured opponents by 29 points through the final two quarters. Despite getting off to a slow start immediately out of the break, the Nuggets suddenly clicked into gear mid-way through the third, going on a 30-8 run in the span of 10 minutes.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow tends to make headlines with whatever he does after standing as the draft's top pick and performing well enough over the summer to earn the starting job right out of the gates. Case in point, Burrow rocking a smooth fit as he entered Paul Brown Stadium for his first NFL start. Fittingly, the look featured smooth implementation of purple and yellow for LSU just a few hours after the LSU Tigers themselves released an amazing hype video about Burrow's first NFL start.
Ever since the Clippers added Kawhi Leonard and Paul George 14 months ago, moves that followed the Lakers' addition of Anthony Davis to a roster already featuring LeBron James, the potential meeting of the Staples Center tenants during a postseason “Hallway Series” has been highly anticipated. To make that a reality, however, the Clippers must win Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal Tuesday against a Denver team that has rallied from deficits of 16 and 19 points to win the last two games and tie the series. It will be Denver's fourth consecutive playoff series to reach seven games.
The first weekend of the NFL was marked by widespread social justice activism as a lack of fan interest led to a near-record ratings collapse. More than four years after Colin Kaepernick became better known for bending his knee than his elbow, players across the league knelt, linked arms, or remained in their locker rooms during the national anthem. In other instances, whole teams remained in the locker room until after Star-Spangled Banner and Lift Every Voice and Sing, sometimes referred to as the black anthem.
Kyrie Irving's Celtics low point wasn't his disgraceful capitulation vs. Milwaukee in last year's conference semifinals, because by then we already knew they were cooked and he was gone. Down two with a couple of seconds left, Gordon Hayward found Jayson Tatum curling off a pick and the second-year man missed a contested baseline fallaway at the buzzer. A pouting Irving immediately rushed Hayward, arms outstretched in the universal symbol of, "You A-hole!" Irving wanted the ball inbounded to Al Horford before coming his way.
It was the worst game of Carson Wentz's career, and the most confounding thing about it was that the things he struggled with are the same things he's been promising to clean up for a while. The Eagles blew a 17-point lead on opening day against a division rival that won three games last year and Wentz was in the middle of the historic collapse.
Kurt Warner said something interesting about Matthew Stafford last week that resonated Sunday: That he's one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL, but hasn't been able to get over the hump because the Lions organization has asked far too much of him far too long. Stafford had a better game than the numbers indicate, completing 24 of 42 passes for 297 yards. Stafford made one mistake late, trying to squeeze a ball into double coverage to Marvin Jones.
The Big Ten presidents were presented a comprehensive plan Sunday to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is still to come. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the full Council of Presidents and Chancellors heard from all the subcommittees of the conference's Return to Competition Task Force over 2 1/2 hours. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Big Ten was not making its return to competition plans public.
Week 1 did not go well for just about anyone in a Cleveland Browns uniform. The Baltimore Ravens blasted the overmatched, underprepared visitors from Cleveland Many Browns had bad games, too many to mention. But none are more important to the team's fate than Baker Mayfield, and the young quarterback had an awful Week 1.
In what was an emotional week for John Daly and his family, Daly's son, Little John, ended it was a victory. Daly II won the International Junior Golf Tour's Fall Kickoff event at Bishops Gate Golf Academy in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, on Sunday. The triumph came just days after the 54-year-old Daly publicly revealed that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer and that he underwent a procedure last month to remove the cancer.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo came under fire after the Super Bowl and went 19-of-33 for 259 yards during Sunday's loss, including a pair of incompletions that ended their final offensive possession. They only converted two of their 11 third down opportunities and head coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game that the quarterback is at the top of the list of players who have to do better in the weeks to come. He had some good plays in there, but just like the entire offense, just missed a number of opportunities that it was going to take to win that game,” Shanahan said.
Darnold doesn't have much talent around him, and it's not like Gase is getting the most out of the talent he does have. Still, Darnold threw an awful interception, drifting to his left and throwing back across to the middle of the field, that no NFL quarterback should ever make. His throw late in the first half to a wide-open Le'Veon Bell, when Bell stumbled to the ground and an easy touchdown turned into an incompletion, won't go on a highlight reel either.
Alexander Zverev, a 23-year-old German and one of the best tennis players on the planet, had a brutal Sunday night in the men's championship match at the U.S. Open. It wasn't just that he lost a two-set lead, or that he had his first Grand Slam title on his racket when he served for the title in the fifth set against his friend, Dominic Thiem of Austria. It wasn't even that he was two points from hoisting a trophy at 6-6 in the first fifth-set tiebreaker to determine the Open championship.
The Washington Football Team held on for a wild, hard fought 27-17 win against Philadelphia on Sunday, and new head coach Ron Rivera cemented his stature as the leader of a new era of Burgundy and Gold football. Plenty of reasons why Washington won, but more than anything, Rivera's message to never quit seemed the overwhelming reason his team stayed in the game despite an early deficit and rolled off 27 unanswered points to get the win. Dominant D-line - Washington's defensive line is the strength of the team, and they certainly showed up on Sunday.
Over the course of three days, NASCAR ran a 250-lap Truck race, a pair of 250-lap Xfinity Series races and a 400-lap Cup race. In other words, no rubber wore off the tires and on to the surface. Saturday night's Cup race had just three cautions – two for the end of stages and a planned NASCAR competition caution early in the race.
Would things have been different had Geraint Thomas and/or Chris Froome been riding for Ineos at this Tour? We will never know. And to be honest it's difficult to see how any combination of Ineos riders would have been a match for Jumbo-Visma.
The Green Bay Packers had three points in the first quarter and just eight points midway through the second quarter, but once the offense clicked during Sunday's season opener, the whole operation clicked in a major way. The Packers scored 43 points and gained 522 total yards, both the most under second-year coach Matt LaFleur, and punted just once during the dominant overall performance at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Packers could have scored 50 or more.
Leighton Vander Esch's return to the field was short-lived. The Dallas Cowboys linebacker left Sunday's season opener against the Los Angeles Rams in the first half with a broken collarbone. The injury may not be season-ending, with a decision on surgery coming this week.