Tom Brady explains why he didn't shake Nick Foles' hand after loss originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Nick Foles' victory over Tom Brady in Week 5 brought back memories of the Philadelphia Eagles' win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. After Philly's win, Brady ran straight to the locker room rather than staying on the field to shake Foles' hand. The 43-year-old quarterback snubbed Foles again after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' loss to the Chicago Bears.
Tennis great Boris Becker appeared in a London court on Thursday, accused of failing to surrender two of his Wimbledon trophies to be sold to settle his debts. The 52-year-old Becker, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, has also failed to turn over his two Australian Open trophies, according to a new 28-count indictment that claims he hasn't complied with orders to disclose information. The German pleaded not guilty to all counts during his appearance at Southwark Crown Court.
The Miami Dolphins made a seemingly abrupt transition at quarterback Monday on their bye week, as they decided to start Tua Tagovailia and bench Ryan Fitzpatrick when they play next against the Los Angeles Rams. Fitzpatrick has led the Dolphins to a 3-3 record, including consecutive impressive victories over the San Francisco 49ers and hapless New York Jets. Still, the change to the first-round pick out of Alabama is happening and it wasn't easy for the veteran to digest.
Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham is no longer welcome at his alma mater's football program. LSU has banned Beckham from its football facilities for the next two years over NCAA rule violations, according to SI.com. Beckham was spotted handing out cash to LSU players immediately following the team's National Championship Game win over Clemson in January.
Every week, our Yahoo fantasy football crew will reveal their boldest predictions for the action ahead. Scott Pianowski: Kyle Shanahan thinks he can take the Trader Joe's grocery clerk and make him into a 1,000-yard rusher. Hasty was the team's closer in the critical win over the Rams last week, and we won't see Raheem Mostert for a while.
The Bills cut guard Quinton Spain on Wednesday, just seven months after signing him to a three-year, $15 million contract. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane says the Bills' coaching staff just decided to play Brian Winters ahead of Spain, who started every game last year, and it was hard to keep Spain if he wasn't starting. “It's hard when you're not a starter, in fairness to him,” Beane said, via the Buffalo News.
Ingram defends himself against hilarious picture with Derrick Henry originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington It's no secret just how big of a human being Derrick Henry is, and yet Ravens running back Mark Ingram is reminded constantly of the size difference between the two former Alabama Heisman winners. The two powerful running backs reminisced over their decorated Crimson Tide careers, including the finale of Henry's college football career in the 2015-2016 championship victory over Clemson. "That's the game with the infamous picture.
Victoria Azarenka hit an astonishing net cord shot that left everyone in awe during her match against Barbora Krejčíková Wednesday. During the third set of their Ostrava Open bout, the world No. 14 hit a backhand stroke that hung atop the net for multiple seconds before dropping onto Krejčíková's side of the court in an extremely lucky break. Vika lunged forward in anticipation and looked absolutely flabbergasted after the point, holding her head in her hand before throwing her hands up in disbelief and shaking her head while walking away.
Tiger Woods is back in action. The 82-time winner on the PGA Tour competes in his first event since missing the cut at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot last month at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood. Woods looks to defend his 2019 title — victory No. 82 and the one that tied him with Sam Snead for most titles won on Tour — except this year, the event is being played at Sherwood Country Club instead of in Japan due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But the result of this game wasn't as newsworthy as a particular reaction to a Mike Piazza broken bat by the Yankees' starter that night: Roger Clemens. Clemens threw a high and inside fastball that shattered Piazza's bat in the second inning, and the ball trickled foul. But when a shard of the bat went flying at Clemens, his natural reaction was to pick it up and launch it right back at Piazza.
The Jets will probably be trailing, but the Bills did just allow 245 rushing yards last week against the Chiefs. Granted, KC is much better, but 245 is awful. WR Brandin Cooks, Texans vs. Packers The Packers are going to want to get right on offense and put up some points in this one following a dud in Week 6.
Conor McGregor has admitted to using an illegal move in his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Irishman lost his world title fight against his Russian rival two years ago when he submitted to a rear-naked choke in the fourth round in Las Vegas. The aftermath proved most controversial when Khabib left the Octagon to clash with members of McGregor's entourage landing him with a lengthy suspension.
It was hard not to be a bit cynical earlier this week when Trevor Bauer's agent, Rachel Luba, felt compelled to declare via Twitter that “We are open to and will be considering ALL types of deals” when free agency opens next month. One thing's for sure, Bauer's free agency, which may or may not lead to his pitching for the Mets next season, is shaping up to be a fascinating affair. It's partly because he will be the best available starter on the market -- and likely the 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner -- but also because he is as brash and unconventional as he is talented.
Shaq says Clippers need to trade Paul George originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington While Shaquille O'Neal won all four of his NBA titles playing alongside another future Hall of Famer in his prime, he thinks the Los Angeles Clippers need to make themselves Kawhi Leonard's team to a greater degree by trading Paul George. While discussing the Clippers on his show, "The Big Podcast Shaq," O'Neal first alluded to that opinion by saying, "They need to get rid of someone." When asked by his co-host if he meant George, O'Neal confirmed he did.
The post-Tom Brady era hasn't been kind to Julian Edelman so far. Through the first five games of the 2020 season, Edelman simply hasn't been his usual productive self. A two-catch, eight-yard performance in Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos only added to the lingering concerns about the three-time Super Bowl champion.
Mock drafts love Okongwu to the Wizards originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Like most teams picking in the top-10 of the NBA draft, the Wizards have more than one need to address this offseason, but chief among them has to be rim protection, as they aim to improve what was arguably the league's worst defense. If NBA mock drafts are any indication, the Wizards should have an opportunity to help that area in a big way as many draft evaluators see USC big man Oneyka Okongwu as the pick at No. Okongwu, 19, averaged 16.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks this past season for the Trojans.
BIG TEN POSITION RANKINGS: Coaches | QBs | RBs | WRs | OL Oct. 31: Michigan State Last season: Michigan, 44-10. The buzz: First-year coach Mel Tucker has the unenviable job of turning around a program without any spring practices and a shorter-than-usual fall camp. What could go wrong?
It wasn't even lunchtime on Thursday, and the Minnesota Vikings had lost their two best pass rushers for the season. Yannick Ngakoue, acquired in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars right before the season, was shipped off before Halloween. Then, news came from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that fellow defensive end Danielle Hunter would miss the rest of the season to get surgery on a herniated disc.
Wide receiver Anthony Johnson, who was with Pittsburgh in the offseason, visited with the team on Wednesday, per the NFL transaction report. In January, Johnson signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers. He was waived/injured in August, reverted to the team's injured reserve list (knee) and waived with an injury settlement on Sept.