P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets) with a 3-pointer vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 08/20/2020
Cincinnati Bengals defenders are starting to see some of that famed Joe Burrow fire at training camp. Thursday, Burrow found himself on the wrong end of an interception by new linebacker Josh Bynes. Bynes, who joined the team via free agency, revealed after practice that Burrow specifically sought him out so he could pick his brain about how the turnover happened.
Flopping is a very frustrating part of sports, and the NBA is no different. Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens apparently had seen enough in Wednesday night's Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-76ers Game 3, which begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live followed by tip-off at 6:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.
Asked about the Lakers' struggles in the bubble, LeBron James brought up an off-court issue but refused to get specific. During seeding games LeBron James was asked about the team's struggles and he made a comment saying there were things going on behind the scenes that nobody knew about. One thing about our team, we have zero lack of team chemistry and camaraderie.
After struggling to find his shot and consistent role in an offense during his first two seasons in the league, Lonzo Ball broke out in his third season largely through his long-range shooting. In his first year in New Orleans, Ball finished a career-best 37.5% from three-point range. However, Ball's play inside the bubble left a sour taste in the mouths of everyone that watched him and the Pelicans struggle.
Travis Fulgham's tenure with the Green Bay Packers did not last long. Less than a week after being claimed off waivers from the Lions, Fulgham was sent packing by the Packers. The second-year wideout was released by the Packers on Wednesday.
It's no longer taboo to say Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis' production fell off almost immediately after he signed his club-record seven-year, $161 million contract back in January of 2016. The Orioles, who are currently in the midst of a four-game skid, have been one of the best stories in MLB this season. Shortstop José Iglesias was recently placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left quadriceps injury but even with his absence, there isn't a clear path to getting Davis more at-bats.
The Seattle Seahawks added a couple of defensive weapons to the arsenal this offseason but were unable to re-sign defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to the roster. Numerous teams have expressed interest in the free agent, although he is still without a team. NLF insider Josina Anderson tweeted earlier on Thursday that an anonymous team that may be running a 4-3 defensive scheme could be interested in Clowney.
AJ Dillon is learning about NFL fame, and how one viral picture will never be forgotten in a locker room or anywhere else. Dillon, the Green Bay Packers' large rookie running back, was minding his business out at a training camp practice when ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky took a picture of him and posted it to social media. It's not that nobody noticed Dillon's legs at Boston College.
The images of Woods on the practice range rubbing his upper back with a towel and placing a cold bottle of water on the back of his neck was alarming for someone who has endured four back surgeries. Woods had some heating oils applied to his upper back before teeing off in The Northern Trust, and they were a little spicy. Once he got on the TPC Boston, it took him a little more time to heat up.
ShotLink data from the past 10 weeks showed that Berger has gained more than two shots on the field (2.274) in the strokes gained: total category, a two-month surge that has seen him win at Colonial, rocket to No. 7 in the FedExCup standings and ascend to No. 18 in the world rankings. Berger is once again one of the best players in the world, and yet, no matter what he does the rest of the year – a clean FedExCup sweep, a U.S. Open win, whatever – he won't be at the Masters in November. At the time, Berger did not meet any of the eligibility criteria, which included the top 50 in the world rankings as of March 15.
This year we don't even have preseason games to get us through August. In many ways it doesn't feel like the NFL season starts three weeks from today (though it does, and that's pretty great). There aren't many guys who have ever played NFL football who can make that throw look that easy.
Former New York Knicks guard Gerald Wilkins was arrested in Georgia on Tuesday on battery and trespassing charges, according to TMZ. Wilkins, per the report, was arrested in Cobb County, which is located just north of Atlanta. He is facing two counts of misdemeanor simple battery and a single count of misdemeanor criminal trespass, though the specifics of his arrest aren't clear.
The San Francisco Giants are promoting Joey Bart to the majors Thursday, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic. Bart, 23, is considered the second-best catching prospect in baseball — behind Adley Rutschman of the Baltimore Orioles. Bart was selected by the Giants with the No. 2 pick of the 2018 MLB draft.
For a lot of players on these lists, it's a combination of injuries and changes of scenery that cause the most debate, but in the end, we're talking about a difference of a half dozen or so spots in positional ranks so we're really just splitting hairs at this point into our offseason research. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings High: Nick Mensio (WR5), Hayden Winks (WR7) Low: John Daigle (WR13) Thielen's target projection is undoubtedly huge, potentially top-five in the entire league. Where the debate lies is within his 58-778-8 receiving line across his last 16 games.
Tony Stewart said Wednesday he feels “it's time to get Kyle (Larson) back in sport” following Larson's indefinite suspension by NASCAR. Stewart made the comment in an interview Wednesday with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio's “On Track.” Larson was suspended by NASCAR and fired by Chip Ganassi Racing in April after he used a racial slur in an iRacing event.
When the Rams revealed their new set of team logos, they didn't commit completely to one over the other. So far, the L.A. mark has been used more often in graphics both by the team and by the league in general, but to start the season, it seems like the ram head will be at midfield of their new stadium. The Rams shared a video showing the ram head painted in the center of SoFi Stadium's field as they get ready for not only the regular season, but their upcoming scrimmages in the next two weeks.
Novak Djokovic decided to travel to New York for the U.S. Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic because the 17-times Grand Slam champion did not want to pass up on the opportunity to close in on Roger Federer's record tally of 20. Federer will not be at Flushing Meadows this year after he took the year off to recover from a knee surgery while defending champion Rafael Nadal joined a number of top seeds in refusing to travel to the U.S. due to COVID-19 concerns. "I cannot say it's the main reason why I'm here, but it's one of the reasons," Djokovic told The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/20/sports/tennis/djokovic-us-open.html, adding that he came very close to skipping the tournamen...
Bayern Munich – PSG looks set to be a thrilling UEFA Champions League final matchup on Sunday (start time, 3pm ET), featuring the “been there, done that” five-time European champions from Germany and the big-spending have-nots with all the French glory they could ever want but nothing from Europe's biggest stage. Bayern were most recently crowned champions of Europe in 2013, when they topped fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium. Perhaps no side has been as dominant, or made it look so easy, as Bayern have done since the knockout rounds resumed two weeks ago.
New York Jets – Michigan EDGE Aidan Hitchinson (Earlier picks: Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle, Stanford CB Paulson Adebo) (Earlier picks: Miami EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman) (Earlier picks: Alabama CB Patrick Surtain Jr.) (Earlier picks: NDSU QB Trey Lance) *Thor note: Cox and Lance were college teammates – Cox transferred to LSU from NDSU as a grad after the 2019 season 41. Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans) – Alabama RB Najee Harris (Earlier picks: Miami EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman, Florida State S Hamsah Nasirildeen) (Earlier picks: Florida State iDL Marvin Wilson) (First pick) (Earlier picks: Alabama OT Alex Leatherwood) (Earlier picks: Penn State...
Nelly Korda's opening drive went 187 yards and the fierce wind meant she had a hard time just walking the first three holes. Buffeted by a gust on the 11th green, Lexi Thompson stepped back from a bogey putt, looked at her caddie, and had a wry laugh. The opening round of the first women's major of a pandemic-affected year was a slog for many of the world's biggest names at Royal Troon on Thursday.