NFL Network's Maurice Jones-Drew on the importance of wide receiver D.J. Chark to the Jacksonville Jaguars offense. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
The NBA, Doc Rivers, Jameer Nelson, and the NBA Players Association have offered to help out former player Delonte West after a disturbing photo of him surfaced online. A photo of Delonte West looking particularly rough surfaced earlier this week and went viral, with many showing concern for the 37-year-old. TMZ reports that the league, his former coach Doc Rivers, and his former college teammate Jameer Nelson have already attempted to get in touch with him.
Likely the main reason for Washington's decision to change its name to the Washington Football Team this past summer has finally come to light. According to a post from The New York Times, team owner Dan Snyder deferred paying annual dividends to three shareholders who collectively hold 40 percent of the franchise, leading to a “bitter boardroom brawl” that prompted a legal firestorm, a fight over the club's name and mudslinging among former friends. At the center of the legal fight were Snyder, as well as minority owners Fred Smith, Dwight Schar, and Robert Rothmann.
Woodhead has priceless take on Belichick's press conference 'fashion' originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston For all of Bill Belichick's success as a coach, he is also well-known for something else: his fashion sense, or lack thereof. Just Google "hoodie" and some of the first images you see are of Belichick stalking the sideline in his signature item of clothing. Whether or not the sleeves are cut off, the Patriots head coach and the hoodie go hand-in-hand.
Stephen Jackson to AI: 'We can't lose you, we just lost Kobe' originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington You can't tell the story of basketball without Allen Iverson. The mightiest 6-foot player in league history left a lasting impact on the game through his on-court performance, as well as his cultural impact off the floor. Thursday morning, the ALL THE SMOKE Podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson had Iverson on to talk about changing the basketball culture, his infamous 'practice' rant, among many other things.
French Open organisers have had enough problems dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the dwindling number of fans on site and inclement weather but they faced another controversy on Friday -- criticism of the choice of ball for this year's edition. Roland Garros has switched to Wilson balls for the 2020 tournament after using Babolat for many years and 12-times champion Rafa Nadal was not impressed. Nadal, a 19-time Grand Slam champion, prefers warmer weather and faster claycourts at his favourite tournament but faces cooler and wetter conditions at this year's event, which was pushed back to the fo end September from its May-June dates.
NFL football is back. The Jaguars and Dolphins kick off Week 3 on Thursday night in Jacksonville, followed up by a full slate of games on Sunday. The third week of the NFL season presents some of the biggest games of the year so far.
Phillies immediately pay the price after umpire blows strike 3 call originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Phillies' bullpen doesn't have much margin for error, so when a clear strike call goes against them, it almost feels like a harbinger of doom. In the sixth inning Friday night, home plate umpire Chris Conroy blew a call with two strikes to Rays hitter Brett Phillips. Tommy Hunter had Phillips struck out with a 94 mph sinker that caught a lot of the plate but it was called a ball.
While the rest of the UFC 253 weigh-in face-offs went off without a hitch, headliners Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa had to be separated by security and UFC president Dana White. Adesanya puts his middleweight championship on the line opposite Costa in the UFC 253 main event, while Dominick Reyes squares off with Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title vacated by Jon Jones. UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa full weigh-in face-offs
Start 'Em or Sit 'Em is geared toward season-long leagues but can also be used for daily fantasy purposes. Start of the Week: Cam Newton vs. Raiders -- The overall QB3 through two weeks, trailing only Russell Wilson and Josh Allen, Newton is tied with Ezekiel Elliott for the league lead in carries inside the 10-yard line with nine. Newton has four rushing scores and a fifth through the air, averaging 276 passing yards and 13 rushing attempts per contest.
Paul Pierce is catching some slack on social media for saying that the current generation of NBA players are afraid of LeBron James, while his generation wasn't. "Players today are scared of LeBron," Pierce said. "If they see LeBron standing in front of them, fear shakes in them.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal in overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning took a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final. The goal came with Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn in the penalty box for tripping Tyler Johnson. The Lightning overcame 2-0 and 3-2 deficits and blew a 4-3 lead on the way to a 5-4 victory in Game 4.
Ryan Fitzpatrick made history after his three touchdowns fuelled the Miami Dolphins to a 31-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dolphins quarterback Fitzpatrick became the first NFL QB to claim six wins over the same opponent with six teams following Thursday's triumph in Jacksonville. Fitzpatrick, who also topped the Jaguars during his time with the Cincinnati Bengals (2008), Buffalo Bills (2012), Tennessee Titans (2013), Houston Texans (2014) and New York Jets (2015) starred as the Dolphins posted their first win of the season.
The Cincinnati Reds have secured their spot in the MLB playoffs. With Friday's 7-2 win against the Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati became the sixth National League team to clinch a 2020 postseason berth, joining the Dodgers, Padres, Braves, Cubs and Marlins, who also clinched Friday night. It's the first time Cincinnati has made the postseason since 2013.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson has a contract problem. At least, he and most Bears fans think he does. General manager Ryan Pace has expressed his desire to re-sign Robinson to a contract extension — A-Rob is playing on the final year of the three-year, $42 million deal he signed in 2018.
Novak Djokovic will renew his love-hate relationship with Roland Garros in the knowledge that it is himself rather than seemingly unsettled 12-time champion Rafael Nadal who could pose the greatest threat to winning a second Paris title and 18th Grand Slam crown. The only man to beat Djokovic in 2020 is Djokovic after the Serb's hair-trigger temper prompted a sensational disqualification from the US Open. Djokovic's 2016 triumph at Roland Garros allowed him to become only the third man after Don Budge and Rod Laver to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time.
But, for Dodgers fans comforted by pitchers with postseason experience, the day before the Dodgers start the playoffs could be a bittersweet one. On Tuesday, when the American League playoffs start, the Game 1 starter for the Minnesota Twins is scheduled to be Kenta Maeda. The Game 1 starter for the Toronto Blue Jays is set to be Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Mohamed Sanu gives honest assessment of brief time with Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Mohamed Sanu was unable to find much consistency or success during his brief tenure with the New England Patriots, but he's optimistic things will be better as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. The Patriots acquired Sanu before the NFL trade deadline last season and paid the steep price of a 2020 second-round draft pick to make the trade with the Atlanta Falcons. After two good performances to begin his Patriots career, an ankle injury suffered in Week 11 derailed the veteran wide receiver's 2019 season and limited his effectiveness.
Their season saved for at least two more days, Boston coach Brad Stevens offered the most succinct assessment of his Celtics. It was on display Friday night - when Jayson Tatum and his teammates announced very loudly that they're not ready to see the world that exists outside the NBA's restart bubble quite yet. Tatum had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 28 points and the Celtics shook off a slow first half to top the Miami Heat 121-108 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and stave off elimination.
Yu Darvish pitched seven strong innings for his NL-leading eighth win, Willson Contreras homered twice and the Chicago Cubs moved to the brink of clinching the NL Central title by pounding the crosstown White Sox 10-0 Friday night. Victor Caratini, Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez also went deep as Cubs used the longball to break out of an offensive funk and end a three-game losing streak. They reduced their magic number for securing the division crown to one game after St. Louis split a doubleheader with Milwaukee.
Dwight Howard bound from the tunnel, the Lakers behind him, the team's newly minted starting center leading the title favorites on the court. He smiled his way through warmups, the sadness that enveloped him off the court a memory as he floated through the air for a 360-degree layup that he gleefully flipped off the backboard. The shot never had a chance.