After a four-month hiatus, pro basketball is back with some significant and highly unusual changes. ABC’s Kenneth Moton has details.
Brooks Koepka gave a timely reminder of his golfing prominence with an eight-under 62 in a World Golf Championship event in Memphis on Thursday night. Before the American went out for his first round of the WGC St Jude FedEx Invitational, a magazine article appeared in which Koepka accused Bryson DeChambeau of being “cowardly” when fronting up to Koepka's caddie, instead of confronting the golfer himself. The incident happened earlier this season after Koepka had expressed his opinion that his Ryder Cup team-mate was not the quickest on Tour.
Tom Brady finally practiced with his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates in an official setting Wednesday, and we'll be honest: it was weird to watch. Brady left the New England Patriots in free agency over four months ago but had yet to (officially) practice with his new team due to the coronavirus pandemic. That changed Wednesday as the Bucs opened training camp, and the team's social media accounts eagerly captured the 42-year-old quarterback in action with his new club.
Raheem Mostert got what he wanted. The 49ers renegotiated his deal this week, giving him a signing bonus and incentives that could double his salary of $2.875 million in 2020. But the way the running back went about it didn't necessarily thrill the 49ers.
Down by a run and held scoreless since the first inning, the New York Yankees appeared to be in trouble with three outs to go against the Baltimore Orioles. ''Absolutely not,'' Boone said after the Yankees rallied to an 8-6 victory Thursday night. Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer in the ninth after New York blew an early five-run lead, giving the Yankees a sweep of this impromptu two-game series.
He could call it, "The Real Story of Mookie and the Red Sox." You'd watch or listen to that, wouldn't you? Get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App I mean, the real story of why the best homegrown Red Sox player in a generation, 27 years old and in his prime, is now committed to the Los Angeles Dodgers until 2032.
Not a lot went right for the Chicago Cubs in Wednesday's 12-7 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. However, they did benefit from a missed call and a review loophole that turned a potential double play into the team's first triple play since May 10, 1997. Cubs credited with phantom triple play With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant appeared to cleanly snag Shogo Akiyama's line drive before stepping on third base to double off one runner and firing across the diamond to first base to double off another.
Dodgers reliever became everyone's favorite pitcher Tuesday night when he threw at Alex Bregman and then taunted Carlos Correa after striking him out. Well, everyone's favorite pitcher except Major League Baseball, who suspended Kelly eight games for his action during the game. Eight more games than every Astros player received for the team's sign-stealing scandal combined.
Brooklyn Nets forward and DMV native Kevin Durant appeared to poke fun Thursday at the Twitter feud between Washinghton Mystics forward Aerial Powers and Miami Heat forward Andre Iguodala. During the first game of the NBA's return to play, between the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz, Durant tweeted "#14 is a different breed.." While we can't be sure he wasn't watching a WNBA game or another sport altogether, it's probably a safe to assume Durant was watching the NBA game and therefore referring to Brandon Ingram, the only 14 between the two teams.
Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace said during a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday that he intends on cutting the team's roster to the 80-man limit by Sunday. NFL teams must carry 10 fewer players than the traditional 90-man train camp rosters due to the agreement between the NFLPA and the league to combat COVID-19 in training camp. Here are four Bears who could be surprise cuts in this first round of transactions.
Davis Love III's professional life has been a study in consistency, even by PGA Tour standards, with 21 victories, a major championship and a .500 record as a U.S. Ryder Cup captain. “Go back to the four West Coast events and I got off to a rough start and it just wasn't working for me,” Love said.
British fighter Danny Williams caused one of the biggest upsets in boxing history when he knocked out Mike Tyson in Louisville. Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Tyson was left on the canvas towards the end of the fourth round in what proved to be the penultimate fight of his career. Tyson announced his retirement the following year after failing to appear for the seventh round of his fight with Irishman Kevin McBride in Washington DC.
While most of the sporting world has been put on hold this summer due to COVID-19, Patrick Mahomes has been on fire this year. Mahomes celebrated his Super Bowl win, huge contract extension and partial baseball team ownership by purchasing a brand-new Ferrari 812 Superfast, according to a social media post from ESPN football analyst Louis Riddick. This Ferrari's base price of $335,000 is practically a drop in the bucket considering the monster 10-year, $503 million contract extension Mahomes recently signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Philip Rivers has been around the NFL block more than a few times, but the quarterback's still experiencing some new things this offseason. Rivers is settling into his first training camp as a member of the Colts and they've asked him to make some changes to the way he's approaching the game. Head coach Frank Reich and General Manager Chris Ballard said that Rivers is “committed” to what the Colts have asked him to change in order to “physically get better” in 2020.
The Dallas Cowboys will not offer season tickets for the 2020 season. In a statement today, the Cowboys said fans who have purchased season tickets for this season will instead have the opportunity to buy a limited number of single-game tickets. Season ticket holders will retain their seats for the 2021 season regardless of whether they purchase any tickets in 2020.
The coach of the women's team of Brazilian football club Rio Branco quit Thursday in protest at the men's team's decision to sign star goalkeeper Bruno, who was convicted in 2013 of murdering his girlfriend. Bruno Fernandes das Dores de Souza -- the player's full name -- was one of Brazil's most promising young stars, but his career was cut short in 2010 when he was arrested on suspicion of murdering a former lover with whom he had a child. Bruno, now 35, was convicted three years later.
Wednesday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros didn't have the drama of Tuesday's possible headhunting and bench clearing, but the bad blood of a World Series won via cheating was still apparent. It was never clearer than when usually affable Dodgers color commentator Orel Hershiser dropped an interesting bit of analysis after Jose Altuve struck out looking on a down-the-middle fastball in the fifth inning. “Guessing is harder than knowing,” Hershiser said after play-by-play man Joe Davis speculated Altuve might have guessed another pitch was coming.
Shane Bieber tied the MLB record for strikeouts in a pitchers' first two starts of the season as the Cleveland Indians blanked the Minnesota Twins 2-0. Indians pitcher Bieber struck out 13 batters over eight innings to inspire Cleveland's shut-out win in Minneapolis on Thursday. After striking out 14 against the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day, Bieber's total of 27 from two outings matched the record set by Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954.
p The starting lineup for Sunday's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) has been set. p Aric Almirola will start from the pole position, while three-time New Hampshire winner Denny Hamlin will start alongside him on the the front row for the 301-lap, 318.46-mile race at the 1.058-mile track.
Cleveland's Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher's first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians' 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday against Kansas City. His 27 strikeouts in the two games matched the record set by Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1954 during the first two starts of his short career.