Pro Football Focus looks at which young quarterback is the second best in the NFL after Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
With so many things to do in a city like Atlanta, it might not be the ideal place for an out-of-towner in the middle of a pandemic, or more specifically an athlete. Just ask Lou Williams of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. According to USA TODAY columnist and RADIO.com sports insider Bob Nightengale, that's exactly what happened with the Miami Marlins.
The combination of a short offseason and the financial hit that team owners have taken — both due to the coronavirus — could mute the wild player movement we crave from the NBA once the season ends. A lot of teams will be standing pat, or trying to dump big contracts, not making bold moves once NBA free agency hits on Oct. 18. Still, there will be trades, and Orlando's Aaron Gordon could be the biggest name on the move.
Joe Burrow hasn't had anything resembling a normal offseason. Bengals coach Zac Taylor said as much Wednesday, saying he was confident in the No. 1 overall pick's ability to acclimate despite the lack of offseason work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We took him because we have high expectations for Joe,” Taylor said, via Geoff Hobson of the team's official website.
Remember Brusdar Graterol, the Twins prospect whose disputed medicals nearly blew up the Mookie Betts trade? The Red Sox might want a do-over. While Fightin' Joe Kelly earned the headlines for emptying the benches in the Dodgers' 5-2 victory over the Astros on Tuesday, Graterol made an impression of his own that should have Red Sox fans wincing.
Thank you for making sure the Dodgers didn't get cheated again. Bless you, Joe Kelly, for a fearless, vengeful, and amazingly scoreless inning that will live forever in Dodgers lore. In their first game at Houston's Minute Maid Park since they were robbed of the 2017 World Series championship here, the Dodgers let long-bottled emotions finally explode through Kelly's wild right hand, his sharp tongue and his mocking expressions.
Washington put quarterback Alex Smith on the physically unable to perform list Monday on the eve of the start of training camp. A physical showed Smith's right leg has medically recovered 20 months after he broke the fibula and tibia in it during a game. Putting Smith on the PUP list allows the organization's medical staff to monitor his progress.
For Simpson, who it should be noted is not among the PGA Tour's longest hitters, the answer is clear – better golf course design. WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Full-field tee times | Full coverage “You would solve a lot of problems on this length issue if architects would get a little more creative on doglegs, where they're placing these bunkers, tightening fairways, making greens smaller,” Simpson said Wednesday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. We play too many courses where you get to a hole and hey, it's 290 [yards] to carry a bunker.
After being paused for nearly five months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL will play games that matter when it resumes Saturday. The new-look season will include 24 teams with 12 playing in each hub city — Toronto (Eastern Conference) or Edmonton, Aberta (Western Conference). The top four teams from each conference will be playing a round robin-style format to determine seeding, while the remaining eight from each conference will play a best-of-five qualifying series to advance to the first round playoffs, with winners facing one of the round-robin teams.
Mike Greenberg must move fast as the host of ESPN's “Get Up” each weekday morning. He's hoping a new radio gig in the afternoons will give him the chance he needs to slow things down. The show proved so popular that executives from across ESPN's parent, Walt Disney, considered paring it with “Good Morning America” in a bid to woo a greater range of morning advertisers.
Boston Celtics center Tacko Fall made his NBA bubble debut in Tuesday night's scrimmage against the Houston Rockets. Fall entered the action late in the first quarter and picked up three quick fouls. He remained in the game and started to make his presence felt at both ends of the floor to start the second quarter.
For the second consecutive tournament Justin Thomas will need a replacement caddie after his regular looper, Jimmy Johnson, became ill. About halfway through the third round at the Memorial two weeks ago, Johnson left the course after becoming light-headed because of the intense heat. On Wednesday, Thomas's father was again on the bag and Thomas confirmed to Golf Channel that he will have Jim “Bones” McKay on the bag this week at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and next week at the PGA Championship.
Naomi Osaka is speaking out after receiving messages from fans chastising her for wearing what she pleases. The 22-year-old tennis star went on the defense after posting several photos of herself soaking up the summer sun in a bikini.
The 49ers made a series of moves on Tuesday to set up their roster for the start of training camp. The team announced that they waived seven players, placed five on the physically unable to perform list and put two others on the non-football injury list. The last group includes wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who broke his foot while working out in June.
Lou Henson, the plain-spoken coach who took New Mexico State and Illinois to the Final Four during a 21-year career that included nearly 800 victories and a feud with fellow Big Ten coach Bob Knight, has died. Henson died Saturday at his home in Champaign and he was buried in a private service Wednesday, the Illinois athletic department said. Henson left the game as the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State, and still ranks fifth all-time among Big Ten coaches in total wins (423) and conference wins (214).
Former Boston Red Sox manager John McNamara has died. McNamara signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1951 but wasn't much of a professional player. At the end of the 1969 season, at the age of 37, McNamara was named the A's big league skipper.
Brian Boyle and Mikhail Sergachev have given us the first fight of the NHL's Return to Play. The Panthers forward and Lightning defenseman dropped the gloves in the third period during Tampa's 5-0 win Wednesday. Boyle finished a check on Sergachev in the corner and the two continued their battle until ultimately deciding to scrap.
But to try something new, man, this was really cool. Johnson initially thought his racing career would take him into IndyCar, the series he followed as a child, but the path instead veered into NASCAR. He's put together one of the most successful careers in series history, but the 44-year-old will retire from full-time NASCAR competition at the end of this season.
The Kansas City Chiefs tried as hard as they could to bring back their entire Super Bowl-winning team, but they'll be without a key contributor in 2020. Running back Damien Williams, who some argued should have been Super Bowl LIV MVP due to 133 total yards and a pair of touchdowns, has opted out of the 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns. Fortunately for the Chiefs, they have a replacement: first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Facing a sprint of a season rather than a marathon because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Atlanta Braves didn't have time to let Mike Foltynewicz sort out his perplexing problems. The Braves designated Foltynewicz for assignment after a 14-5 loss at Tampa Bay on Monday night, a move that effectively ended his tenure with a team that once viewed him as its staff ace. The move came after Foltynewicz surrendered six runs, three homers and four walks in 3 1/3 innings.
A form of controlled pit stops are coming for two upcoming standalone NASCAR events. Originally announced during the off-season but delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, NASCAR confirmed the first two national touring events that would take place without live green flag pit stops on Wednesday morning: The Aug. 8 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America and the Aug. 30 Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The pit stop rules discourage the use of specialized over-the-wall crew members while also placing limits on the type of services that a car or truck can receive during each pit stop.