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Houston was listless and seemingly disinterested for more than three quarters of Game 4 against the Lakers Thursday, only making things respectable with a too-little-too-late fourth-quarter run. After that stinker of a game, there was yelling in the Houston locker room, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. “There was audible shouting in the postgame locker room…I'm told Rockets players were holding each other accountable to bring better body language, bring better effort on the floor.”
Ryan Clark on why fans booed when players linked arms before the Texans vs Chiefs game: "Because you're doing stuff for Black people." On Thursday night the NFL kicked off the 2020 season with a matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. The exact circumstances and reasons vary depends on who you believe but according to former Pittsburgh Steelers safety, Ryan Clark, there's only one reason.
Brady will break this NFL record on first snap with Bucs originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Tom Brady broke NFL records on an almost weekly basis with the New England Patriots, and he'll continue that trend in Tampa Bay. Brady's Buccaneers debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints will be the quarterback's 327th NFL game (including postseason). When Brady takes his first snap, he'll officially have played in more games than any QB in league history, surpassing Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
Tom Brady has revealed that his pre-game ritual does not include having sex with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback shared the detail about the couple's relationship on Thursday during an episode of Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert. "I'm going to ask a single Howard Stern-esque question," Shepard began.
The Danuel House situation is believed not to be an isolated incident. The female coronavirus tester who allegedly entered his hotel room reportedly said she had contact with Tyson Chandler and another Rockets player but not House. The league has information that one of its contracted COVID-19 testing employees entered the Rockets' Grand Floridian Hotel late night on Monday and has based its investigation of House on “door data” which showed House's hotel room door opened sometime in those hours.
Fox Sports host Skip Bayless tried Friday to tamp down pushback to comments he made the day before criticizing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for remarks he made about grappling with depression – just hours after his employer appeared to reprimand him for the comments. I have great compassion for anyone suffering clinical depression, which is very real. If you are suffering from any form of depression, please seek help,” Bayless said during Friday's broadcast of his Fox Sports 1 program, “Undisputed.
Why Kevin Durant says Embiid, Simmons are in 'tough' spot originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia After a year away from the game recovering from injury, Kevin Durant will officially be a factor in the Eastern Conference playoff race next season for the first time. And it sounds like he already has a good grasp on a weakness from his Atlantic Division competitors; at least, when it comes to the Sixers. In appearance this week on former Sixers sharpshooter JJ Redick's podcast, Redick and co-host Tommy Alter were talking with Durant about the difficulties of building around two stars, and how to go about team construction, when the topic of continuity led the conversation to the Sixers.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for all things Week 1 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 1 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night's double-header between the Pittsburgh Steelers/New York Giants and Tennessee Titans/Denver Broncos. And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!
It took seven years and a different fight promotion for Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida to run it back, but that's what they did on Friday night at Bellator 245 in Uncasville, Conn. Davis got the better of Machida at UFC 163 in August of 2013, but it wasn't without controversy. The judges awarded Davis a unanimous decision, while fans, many members of the media, and even UFC president Dana White felt that Machida had clearly won the fight.
Brad Keselowski won Saturday night's Cup playoff race at Richmond to score his first win of the playoffs and his fourth of the year. It is Keselowski's second career Cup win at Richmond. Denny Hamlin, who finished 12th, is locked into the second round of the playoffs on points, joining Kevin Harvick and Keselowski.
Football season officially began on Thursday night, here are the 2020 NFL week 1 games, times, TV channels, scores and how to watch. The Kansas City Chiefs opened up the season with a 34-20 win over the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. We already knew that Kansas City had one of the best quarterbacks in the league with Patrick Mahomes–the youngest QB to be named Super Bowl MVP.
Phil Mickelson has a fan who has pushed, if not all his chips, a good chunk of them on the left-hander to win the 120th U.S. Open next week at Winged Foot Golf Club. On Thursday, a bettor placed a $45,000 wager on Mickelson to win at 75/1 (+7500) odds at one of William Hill's Southern Nevada Sports Books. If Mickelson claims his sixth major, and first U.S. Open after six heart-breaking runner-up finishes on Sunday, September 20, the bettor would reap a net win of $3,375,000.
Raiders-Panthers predictions: Experts in consensus on LV win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The Raiders' first regular-season game since the franchise moved to Las Vegas comes on Sunday, but it won't be held in Sin City. The Carolina Panthers will play host to the Raiders in Week 1, with new franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hoping to earn a win in his first start for the organization. Derek Carr and the Raiders will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing final season for the franchise in Oakland, finishing 7-9 and missing out on a playoff spot.
Rattler, the highly touted redshirt freshman from Phoenix, only played the first two quarters and helped the Sooners take a 41-0 lead. Rattler nearly didn't the chance to make his long-awaited splash. According to a report in the Springfield News-Leader, Missouri State president Clif Smart told the school's board of governors that the game had been in jeopardy because of Oklahoma's positive COVID-19 cases.
Lap 218: Keselowski makes the pass The No 2 Ford driver runs to the lead as Dillon loses some speed. Once he gets by, Keselowski is able to put a second between him and Dillon as the stage winds down. p.m.
Report: ACC may cancel season if fewer than 8 teams can play originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The ACC is willing to call off its 2020 football season if more than 50 percent of its teams are unable to finish out their schedules as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Andrea Adelson reported Saturday. The conference has postponed two games as a result of the virus, both involving Virginia Tech. According to a document obtained by ESPN, the ACC has a list of considerations that would warrant canceling the season.
Lexi Thompson did nothing Saturday to disrupt the historically good run she is on at the ANA Inspiration. With a 3-under 69, Thompson finished tied for third entering Sunday, a familiar position for her at Mission Hills Country Club. Thompson won the ANA title in 2014 in a final-round duel with Michelle Wie, then lost the title in 2017 when she famously was hit with four penalty shots on the back nine Sunday for a violation with marking a ball the day before that was picked up on video.
Instead of staying in Wine Country for two more rounds, Spieth knew he had to decide whether to head home to Texas for a couple days of rest or head to New York for some extra prep time at Winged Foot ahead of next week's U.S. Open. Looking for mini-victories as he tries to emerge from a slump lasting more than two years, Spieth was on the cutline and on the ninth hole of the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa when his travel itinerary changed as quickly as his second shot on the par-5 banged off a tree limb and headed straight into a hazard. Thinking he needed to make birdie to feel comfortable about making the cut, Spieth had to take a drop and made double-bogey 7 and packed his bags.
Much like the 2019 Dallas Cowboys, this weekly gambling article began with a bang. The picks against the spread jumped out to an 8-5 record last season before losing the final three, ending with a truly Jason Garrett inspired 8-8 record. This year will be better and it starts Sunday night when new head coach Mike McCarthy kicks off the second act of his career in the Los Angeles Rams' brand new digs, SoFi Stadium.
The stadium was mostly empty and the Texas players beat a quick path off the field when it was all over rather than lingering for the traditional singing of ''The Eyes of Texas. About the only thing normal for the No. Longhorns Saturday night after months of coronavirus disruptions and social justice demands and protests was that they finally got to take the field against UTEP.