Yankees walk it off on wild pitch vs. Mets | 8/29/20
Former Trail Blazers big man Cliff Robinson died Saturday at the age of 53. The 6-foot-10 big man played at UConn from 1985-89, where he helped the Huskies win the 1988 NIT. He was a second-round pick (36th overall) by the Trail Blazers in 1989 and spent the first eight years of his career in Portland.
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.
Los Angeles Clippers star Patrick Beverley is taking heat after dismissing the head of the NBA players' union during a heated meeting about the future of the NBA season Wednesday night. According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, the 6-foot-1 guard continually interrupted NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts as she tried to explain the financial repercussions of abandoning the league's bubble. When Roberts calmly asked if she could make her point, Beverley curtly responded, "No, I pay your salary," angering his colleagues and derailing the meeting.
Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady simply will not let this one go. Brady jumps at every chance to bring up the Indianapolis Colts' scandal, during which they were accused of pumping crowd noise into the RCA Dome in the mid 2000s. The Colts, after all, were never proven to have done anything wrong.
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.
With Red Wolves becoming a fan-favorite for the Washington Football Team's new mascot, one fan has brought the name to life with incredibly detailed and realistic logo and uniform designs for the hypothetical name. Bryant Senghor, or @g1zmo3squire on Instagram, released his most updated Red Wolves logo design on Thursday, which features three different uniform designs and two logos modeled by Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin. Senghor's home uniforms include a burgundy jersey with gold and white stripes on the sleeves, gold pants with burgundy and white stripes down the side, burgundy and gold socks with burgundy shoes and a burgundy helmet with a gold face mask.
A measure of Tiger Woods's frustration at the state of his game came after the third round of the BMW Championship in Illinois on Saturday. Very rarely does the 15-time major winner decline to talk the media following a round, but at Olympia Fields he has done it two days running. In fairness, Woods – who, in contrast to certain peers, has made a habit of fulfilling his press responsibilities regardless of his score – probably does not know what to say.
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.
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.
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.
The 31-year-old confirmed on Saturday, after the third round of the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields, that his wife Erica was expected to give birth any day. "My mind has been wandering the last few weeks," McIlroy told reporters after he shot a three-over par 73 to slip into a tie for sixth on two-over 212 and three shots behind co-leaders Hideki Matsuyama and Dustin Johnson. McIlroy added that he had been waiting for the phone call telling him that it was time to head home for more than a week and he would have no hesitation in walking off, even if during the final Tour Championship in Atlanta.
The Miami Dolphins, eager to give roles to two linebackers signed during the offseason, on Saturday traded Raekwon McMillan, according to a source, sending away the player who was Miami's best defender last season, according to metrics site Pro Football Focus. The Dolphins are receiving the Raiders' fourth-round pick in 2021 but are giving the Raiders their fifth-round pick in 2021. McMillan is earning $1.1 million in the final year of his contract.
Kyle Busch's winless streak will go to 26 races after he was eliminated in a large wreck with eight laps left in the regular-season finale Saturday at Daytona. Going into Turns 3 and 4, rookie Tyler Reddick, running in second, moved to the bottom in an attempt to take the lead. Reddick then quickly moved up in front of Busch and made slight contact with him.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar issued an apology Saturday after being criticized for comments about his team's decision to walkout before Thursday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox were one of several teams that decided not to play in order to protest racial injustice. Many who voted to walkout did so in support of Jackie Bradley Jr., who is the only Black player on Boston's roster.
The New York Yankees losing streak reached seven games Friday night after they lost both ends of a doubleheader to the New York Mets. In Friday's nightcap, the Yankees suffered the once unimaginable fate of being walked off on their own field. Because the Yankees were the designated visiting team for this makeup game, which was originally slated to be held at Citi Field, the Mets had the final at-bat.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the recipients of the UFC Vegas 8 performance bonuses following Saturday's event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev. The event was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between former title challenger Anthony Smith and No. 8 ranked Aleksandar Rakic. Rakic dominated Smith on his way to a one-sided unanimous decision. Ricardo Lamas, Bill Algeo, Sean Brady, and Mallory Martin banked the incentives.
It feels inappropriate to turn our attention to Major League Baseball's trade deadline after a week that saw civil unrest reach the generally staid and risk-averse national pastime, and yet the pages of the calendar continue to turn. Teams have until Monday at 4 p.m. to complete deals, and the Red Sox remain in the same position they were before protests reached baseball's shores -- looking to sell in a sea of buyers. There are worse places to be from a leverage standpoint, and there's little doubt Chaim Bloom will be active over the next 48 hours, even if the entire sport effectively spent Wednesday through Friday on hiatus and continues to grapple with its treatment of minorities.
Danton Heinen was a solid player having a down year; he needed to be the third best player on that third line. Short on cap space, Don Sweeney sent a first-round pick and a prospect to Anaheim for them to take most of David Backes' contract and send Ondrej Kase back. That gave the Bruins a useful body at wing.
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.
After spending the last few years on the cusp of stepping up to the UFC but not making the move, bantamweight Adrian Yanez was finally able to do just that with a win over Brady Huang at Contender Series 2020 on Aug. 11, earning a UFC contract. “It felt like it went phenomenal,” Yanez told MMAWeekly.com. “It was very weird fighting with no crowd or anything like that, but also I felt pretty comfortable,” said Yanez.