Plans for fans in the stands are all over the place in the NFL. League leaders think that’s just fine.
Until 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, a team that would like to claim the balance of running back Leonard Fournette's contract can do so. Per a league source, multiple teams are doing research on Fournette, who had 1,152 rushing yards another 522 receiving yards on 76 catches. The team that gets Fournette, if at least one team claims him on waivers, inherits a $4.167 million salary guaranteed for skill, injury, and cap with no offset language.
Thomas calls out Giannis for comments on defending Butler in Game 1 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Jimmy Butler torched the Milwaukee Bucks when it mattered most Monday night's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Butler outscored the Bucks 13-8 and didn't miss a single shot over the final five minutes of the fourth quarter as Miami secured a 115-104 win. Bucks superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was recently named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year winner.
Serena Williams broke Chris Evert's U.S. Open match wins record with her 102nd career victory at the Grand Slam, beating countrywoman Kristie Ahn in the first round on Tuesday. Williams, bidding for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, defeated Ahn 7-5, 6-3 in front of no ticketed fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Williams is again trying to tie Margaret Court's record for Grand Slam crowns, having lost the last two finals at both the U.S. Open and at Wimbledon since returning from childbirth.
With Fantasy Football draft season here on Yahoo, our analysts are continuing to update their rankings so you'll be ready when you're on the clock. And after what he did last season, is it any surprise that Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey is the unanimous choice as the top-ranked player? With that said, however, consensus gets harder to find among our analysts after Run-CMC.
Steve Kerr has dealt with a fair share of impressive basketball players since he was taken in the second round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Suns. He played with Michael Jordan in Chicago. He saw his teammates try to handle Hakeem Olajuwon.
NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry was a guest Tuesday on NBC Sports Bay Area's "Runnin' Plays" podcast with Grant Liffmann and Kerith Burke. "If you don't have a player that you feel confident can step right in and be an integral part of your success to try to compete for a championship -- and he's some player that you think may be able to help you two or three years down the road -- do you want to take him?" Barry said.
The Indians made Mike Clevinger available this week in part because he lost their trust after breaking coronavirus protocols, but also because he had declined their extension offers and they couldn't afford him long-term. The Red Sox, desperate for pitching in 2021 and beyond, were unfortunately never going to be a factor for Clevinger, even if they wanted him, a fact the Padres made clear on Monday. San Diego acquired Clevinger hours before the trade deadline for a package including three of its top 11 prospects.
Dustin Johnson made an "unbelievable" 45-foot (15 metres) birdie putt on his final hole to force a playoff at the PGA Tour's BMW Championship on Sunday, then could only watch as Jon Rahm nailed an even bigger one on the first extra hole. Rahm clinched the title with a putt from 66 feet on the same 18th hole to win. "I was kind of laughing at my putt, because it was one of those where you -- you're not really thinking you're going to make it," Johnson said after he shot a closing 67 to finish locked with Rahm on four-under-par 276.
As the U.S. Open tennis tournament begins today under very different circumstances, one thing will still be the same: Sports legend John McEnroe will be in the booth at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. I'll be calling matches for ESPN,” McEnroe told FN last week, speaking by phone from a music video shoot for wife Patty Smyth's latest release. The tennis star told FN he had “mixed feelings” about holding the tournament during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, “but I understand that players have to make a living.
One wouldnt blame the Bruins for being a little salty after they had just been eliminated from the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After all, they had been away from their families for the last five weeks and lived in total confinement in the NHL bubble in Toronto due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and now they didnt even get all that close to their goal of another Cup when all was said and done. Instead the Black and Gold lost in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second time in three years, and had the same problems generating 5-on-5 offense and holding back a deep, fast and young Lightning group of forwards.
Clowney, who made $15 million last year in Seattle (with the Texans paying $7 million of it to make the trade happen), has spurned offers in that same range. The Seahawks could have secured dibs on Clowney by tendering him a one-year, $16.5 million salary upon the closing of the compensatory-pick window. They didn't.
The Saints want to sign Alvin Kamara to an extension. Alvin Kamara wants to sign an extension. Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com added that the Saints would seek a first-round draft choice in return for Kamara if they can't get him signed to a long-term deal.
PM Williams 7-5, *2-2 Ahn Ahn is up 40-15 but hits a double fault - her second of the set - and lets Williams back into the game. Two long baseline shots gifts Williams the break point in a sudden turn of events. The third long shot in a row seals the deal - we're back on serve.
Cubs activate Kris Bryant, Steven Souza Jr. off IL in flurry of roster moves originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago The Cubs activated Kris Bryant (left ring finger sprain) and Steven Souza Jr. (right hamstring strain) off the 10-day injured list Tuesday, as part of a flurry of roster moves. In the wake of Mondays trade deadline, the Cubs added Jose Martinez, who slides into the Cubs lineup Tuesday as the designated hitter, outfielder Cameron Maybin and left-handed reliever Josh Osich to the active roster. In corresponding roster moves, the Cubs optioned outfielder Albert Almora Jr. to the Cubs South Bend alternate site and designated right-handed reliever Casey Sadler for assignment.
Kentucky Derby favorites will need to take the long route toward winning the Run For The Roses. Tiz the Law is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the 146th Derby and will attempt to become the first winner from the No. 17 post position drawn for Saturday's rescheduled marquee race for 3-year-olds. Not that trainer Barclay Tagg is fazed by the spot.
The lottery ping pong balls have spoken. We have a solid draft order to build around and teams can start plotting their strategies for the 2020 NBA Draft, which is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 16. Working around the coronavirus pandemic is making this year the strangest draft season in NBA history.
Jarrett Payton can now admit that Oct. 27, 2002, was an uncomfortable afternoon for him. On that Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys' Emmitt Smith surpassed Payton's father, Walter, for No. 1 on the NFL's all-time rushing list. Walter had asked Smith to watch over his son, and Jarrett and Smith have shared a special bond since that celebratory day.
The Red Sox are sending Kevin Pillar and cash to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later and 2019-20 international slot money. Pillar signed a one-year contract for the Red Sox in February, and he played well enough over the first month of the shortened 2020 season to fetch the Sox a few assets on the trade market. The 31-year-old outfielder batted .
Don't you just hate it when an alligator steals your golf ball? The scenario is relatable for at least one golfer. Lane Rodrigue was playing a game at Atchafalaya Golf Course in Louisiana when a gator waltzed onto the green and gobbled up his ball.
The Yankees wanted to add a starting pitcher at the trade deadline, but if we have learned anything about Brian Cashman in recent years, it's that he has come to value depth and years of team control over the temporary sugar rush of a midsummer splash. Yankee fans can consider the lack of July -- or in this case August -- excitement the price of having the players internally to cover for what has become an annual horror show of injuries. This year might have seen the highest deadline prices yet.