Yahoo Sports' Zach Schwartz breaks down which betting picks he'd make for the rest of the NBA season, including a very bullish prediction for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Major or no major, Rory McIlroy believes there is a line you do not cross, regardless of your ambition in any given week. The Northern Irishman re-emphasised his belief on Sunday night by calling out Brooks Koepka for disrespectful “mind games” against Dustin Johnson before the final round of the 102nd USPGA Championship. Koepka was on the first hole at Harding Park and trying to become the first player to win three strokeplay Wanamaker Trophies when McIlroy made his comments.
Phil Mickelson walked off the course Saturday and into the broadcast booth with CBS Sports. Instead, he spent more than an hour calling the action alongside Jim Nantz and Nick Faldo. “It just worked out,” Mickelson said Sunday at the PGA Championship, where he was tied for 70th.
If 2020 couldn't get any weirder, the Orioles and Nationals had a unique moment during a rain delay on Sunday. The Nationals' grounds crew couldn't get the tarp on the field. With the Orioles leading 5-2 in the sixth inning, a brief but strong rain shower emerged over Nationals Park.
Bill Belichick isn't the only New England Patriots coach who leaves no stone unturned. Among the many adjustments the Patriots will have to make this season, they may have to play games in empty stadiums, as the continued spread of COVID-19 could prevent fans from attending games in 2020. New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was asked Friday how a fan-less atmosphere may change how he runs the offense, and he gave a pretty revealing answer.
Running back Derrius Guice currently isn't employed by an NFL team. If the charges against him are proven, Guice may not be employed by any NFL teams for a while. According to Justin Jouvenal of the Washington Post, the charging documents in the criminal case against Guice allege that Guice strangled his girlfriend until she was unconscious at his home in March.
The NBA restart is halfway done and the NBA Draft lottery is almost upon us. The Sacramento Kings have already joined the ranks of the eliminated in the Orlando Bubble. Working around the coronavirus pandemic is making this year the strangest draft seasons in NBA history.
A's starter Frankie Montas was an absolute workhorse during the MLB hiatus. Halstead, whose brother Ryan plays in the Giants organization, is used to male competition. A 2019 graduate of UCLA, and workhorse herself, Halstead also was a member of Team USA for three summers where she medaled multiple times.
The hottest conspiracy theory in the NBA is that the Lakers' rivals in the Western Conference are trying to help Portland become the eighth seed in the playoffs. The Trail Blazers have been one of the more impressive teams in the bubble, with wins over Houston and Denver, and they nearly beat Boston, which is third in the East and has won 46 games. Was this an attempt to throw the game to improve the chances the Lakers would have to see this tough team in the first round?
In this week's edition of the NHL Power Rankings we get you ready for Round 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs by looking at the best matchups we will see. The results of the play-in round (made necessary by the 2019-20 regular season being paused) has created some unexpected matchups with some very unexpected teams. We have some intriguing rematches from the 2018-19 postseason, some shots at redemption, and a Stanley Cup winning coach going against his former team.
Joe Staley's work ethic never was in question during his decade-plus career as the 49ers' starting left tackle, and it appears that determination has continued into retirement. Staley told ESPN's Emily Caplan in July that he already has lost 50 pounds since retiring from the NFL in April, and a picture shared on Twitter by Sports Illustrated's Grant Cohn definitely shows the former offensive lineman's body transformation. "Offensive linemen get casted in a movie, and they're always 500 pounds.
The Cleveland Indians have sent pitcher Zach Plesac back to Cleveland after the pitcher reportedly went out with friends in Chicago on Saturday night, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Zack Meisel reported. According to the story in The Athletic, Plesac went out with friends in the city following the team's game against the Chicago White Sox in which he threw six scoreless innings. After his teammates and staff learned where he was, they reportedly became upset and uncomfortable with the behavior and the Indians quickly sent him home to isolate and quarantine.
Collin Morikawa couldn't help but break into a smile, and not just because the shiny Wanamaker Trophy he won at Harding Park was positioned on a stand next to him. Just over 14 months ago, Morikawa went through commencement after his All-American career - on the golf course and in the classroom - across the Bay Bridge and up the road at Cal-Berkeley. Since then, he has played 28 tournaments around the world and already has three victories on the PGA Tour, one of them a major championship.
Draymond Green had some choice words about the Phoenix Suns and star Devin Booker during a recent appearance as an NBA analyst on TNT. After the NBA announced on Sunday that Green would face a $50,000 fine for tampering with his comments, the Suns' Twitter account decided to have some fun with the situation while sharing a highlight video of Booker.
Erik Jones was caught by surprise on Thursday morning when he was informed that Joe Gibbs Racing would not retain his services for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. In fact, Jones said he was "blindsided" by the decision on Sunday during the pre-race show for Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway, believing the two sides were moving closer towards a contract extension. "I didn't really expect it coming from our talks," Jones said.
For the eight teams that were knocked out of the qualifying round of the NHL playoffs, there is a consolation prize of sorts that will be awarded Monday (6 p.m. ET; NHL Network, NBCSN): the first overall pick in the 2020 draft and the chance to make Alexis Lafrenière their franchise forward. The seven other teams were those not included in the NHL's expanded season restart, one that included 12 teams from each conference, instead of the typical eight in the playoffs.
The Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets emerged from that group and will join the Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins in the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. PHILADELPHIA (1) VS. MONTREAL (8) Philadelphia was 11 points behind Boston when the 2019-20 season was paused and moved up from the No.
Former Lions coach Jim Caldwell says that General Manager Bob Quinn wanted to fire him from the moment Quinn arrived in Detroit in January of 2016. Caldwell said on former Lions safety Glover Quin's podcast that he believes Quinn wanted him gone from the beginning. “I think without question that had he been left to his own devices I probably would have been gone the day he came in, just kind of the feeling that I got even though obviously it went through a two-week process of kind of going through an interview process with him in order to keep my job,” Caldwell said, via the Detroit Free Press.
Tom Brady does not look like a man who is learning a new playbook with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to team-mate Ronald Jones. Brady is preparing for his first NFL season since the end of his glittering New England Patriots career. The 43-year-old quarterback won six Super Bowl rings in Foxborough but is now settling into life as a Bucs star.
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