NFL Network's Tom Pelissero shares that the Detroit Lions canceled practice in response to police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
Montrezl Harrell called Luka Doncic a “b****-a** white boy” during the Clippers' Game 3 win over the Mavericks. That became a Thing. Harrell and Doncic then tried to quash the noise.
Former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday for conduct detrimental to the team. Thomas had been involved in a scuffle with teammate Chuck Clark and had been sent home from training camp practice over the weekend. Coach Pete Carroll was asked about the situation during his Zoom press conference with reporters on Monday morning.
Phil Mickelson sent a warning shot Monday to the rest of the PGA Tour Champions. Making his debut on the over-50 circuit, Mickelson carded 11 birdies on his way to an opening-round 61 to take the lead by one shot at the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National. “It's a lot of fun,” Mickelson said.
The NBA draft order is set and the Boston Celtics once again find themselves on the VIP list, better known as the lottery. Despite having the fifth-best record in the NBA this season, the Celtics find themselves among the first teams to pick courtesy of a previous trade which landed the 14th overall pick from Memphis. This will be the fifth time in the last seven seasons that Boston has had a lottery pick, despite being in the playoffs in all but one of those seasons.
Joe Burrow blazing through the Cincinnati Bengals defense at training camp isn't exactly a stunning development anymore. While Burrow had a rough Sunday at times on the practice field near Paul Brown Stadium thanks to a tough pass rush, he seemed to turn it back around Monday. Burrow was on fire for most of the day, including at least one notable drive against the Bengals' first-team defense that ended in a beauty of a touchdown lob to Auden Tate.
Out of all of the NFL's rules, which would Bill Belichick most like to change? If it were up to the New England Patriots head coach, there wouldn't be so many discrepancies between the NFL and college football rulebooks. For example, defensive pass interference penalties in college are only up to 15 yards while NFL pass interferences gift the offense a first down and the spot of the foul.
Any sports bettor has been desperately watching a game, holding a ticket that has no chance to cash but still praying for a miracle. The anonymous bettor at BetMGM had a $200,000 bet on the total number of runs in the San Diego Padres-Texas Rangers game last Wednesday, according to BetMGM head of communications and public relations Elisa Richardson. In the top of the ninth inning, the Padres led 2-1.
p The top-70 golfers in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings will compete at Olympia Fields Country Club just outside of Chicago, Illinois, for this week's BMW Championship.
The Rams switched it up at linebacker, and parted ways with a quarterback. The teams announced that they signed linebackers Daniel Bituli and Derrick Moncrief. To make room for them on the roster, they waived linebacker Bryan London and quarterback Josh Love.
The Steelers welcomed several players to Heinz Field for tryouts on Monday, including linebackers Kyahva Tezino (San Diego State) and Jayrone Elliott (Toledo) and guard Andrew Dickinson (Findlay). Tezino, who earned first-team All-American West distinction in 2018 and 2019, signed with the Patriots in April as an undrafted rookie. The Steelers are familiar with the Elliott, as they signed and re-signed him eight times in 2019.
Former Seattle Seahawks rookie Kemah Siverand apologized on social media on Monday, more than 10 days after he was cut from the team. Siverand, who the Seahawks signed after he went undrafted out of Oklahoma State, tried to sneak a woman into the team hotel earlier this month and even reportedly disguised her as a player by dressing her up in Seahawks gear. That creative effort didn't work, however, and the team cut him shortly after he was caught.
Less than two weeks ago, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones framed the NFL's changing vantage on peaceful protest in what appeared to be progressive terms. Well, funny thing about “then” and “now” — the more Jones speaks, the more those two timeframes are starting to sound like the same thing. In terms that were far less ambiguous than earlier this month, Jones told the Cowboys' flagship radio station 105.3 The Fan that he's looking for a compromise on kneeling for the national anthem.
Kasperi Kapanen has been traded back to the Penguins, the team that drafted him in 2014. The Maple Leafs dealt Kapanen, Pontus Aberg and Jesperi Lindgren to Pittsburgh for a 2020 first-round pick, Evan Rodrigues, Filip Hallander, and David Warsofsky. “Kasperi is a good, young player that brings speed to our lineup and plays the way we want to play,” said Penguins GM Jim Rutherford.
The PGA Tour Champions is holding its first-ever Monday through Wednesday event this week, the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National at Big Cedar Lodge. Ozarks National in Hollister, Missouri, this week's tournament site designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is ranked No. 1 in the state on Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play list for 2020. The No. 2 course in Missouri is Big Cedar Lodge's Buffalo Ridge, a Tom Fazio-designed track that hosted the first of consecutive Champions events on the property, which also includes a par-3 course called Top of the Rock, a 13-hole short course called Mountain Top and, coming soon, the first public-access course by Tiger Woods called Payne's Valley, in honor of Payne Stewart.
After canceling their season because of COVID-19, the CFL is allowing players to opt out of their contracts, and one of their top quarterbacks is doing so. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Toronto quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson is opting out. Bethel-Thompson threw for 4,024 yards, with 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for the Argonauts last season.
Mike Milbury will no longer grace your television screen for the remainder of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, with the controversial NBC analyst deciding to “step away” from his role and head home following another offensive on-air moment. Of course, seeing the NHL move to condemn the derogatory remarks of a figure representing their product is a positive development. The swiftness of both the league and NBC's response to Friday's incident was admirable, as well, with a statement being released almost within the hour labelling Milbury's words as “insensitive and insulting.”
The Trail Blazers are questioning the calls so far in Game 4. There is a lot of emotions and frustration early on for the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland entered Monday's Game 4 against the Lakers looking to even the series, but after a sluggish start and the Lakers hot start, the Blazers were down 24-8 midway through the first quarter.
Luka Doncic hit an astounding buzzer-beater that lifted the Dallas Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Doncic's shot earned a fabled "double BANG" from the TNT play-by-play announcer Mike Breen, serving as an exclamation point on his incredible night. It was just the second time Breen had broken out the exclamation, the other having happened four years ago as Stephen Curry and the Warriors were reaching the heights of their powers.
For our purposes here, "sleeper" can refer to any player who has an ADP above 120.0 and is rostered in less than 60 percent of Yahoo leagues. Any player fitting that description — drafted outside the first ten rounds (if at all) and widely available — is clearly being slept on by the fantasy community. Let's get started with the one true running back sleeper to rule them all ...
On this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast, Andy and Alfred discuss two pieces Alfred wrote called This Year's Next (Part I & Part II) and the conceit is simple: Finding value is nice but it's not everything. For example, this time last year, a young handsome analyst by the name of Andy Behrens might've told you that Lamar Jackson would be that year's Patrick Mahomes ... and he would've been right. Continuing along that theme, Andy and Alfred outline for you who will be 2020's Jameis Winston (good fantasy QB, bad IRL QB), Miles Sanders (rookie RB with a slow start and strong finish), Mark Andrews (high-volume TE) and much more.