Statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were knocked down by protesters in Portland, Oregon on Sunday night.
With two minutes remaining on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings gambled with a chance to put away the Seattle Seahawks. Facing fourth-and-1 at the Seahawks 6-yard line while holding a five-point lead, the Vikings decided to go for it. Kirk Cousins handed the ball to Alexander Mattison, who was stuffed on the right side of the line for no gain.
The Cowboys season was already not going very well and it likely just ended after quarterback Dak Prescott seemingly broke something in his leg after a quarterback draw in the third quarter. Prescott immediately called out for help a wide receiver Michael Gallup threw his hands on his head, obviously horrified by the injury which had the Cowboys leader's foot pointing in the wrong direction. Andy Dalton will takeover quarterback duties for what will likely be the rest of the season
The Lakers' 17th NBA title was all but clinched, their lead over the Miami Heat having ballooned to 30 points as the third quarter neared an end on Sunday, but Rajon Rondo never considered easing up. The veteran guard's concentration remained as strong as it had been when he came off the bench in the first quarter with the Lakers leading by merely two points and not yet sure if they'd be able to hold off the scrappy, persistent Heat. Wisely, they listened, trusting his knowledge and instincts as they orchestrated a suffocating push that deflated Miami's hopes and set the stage for a 106-93 victory that ended with hugs and tears of joy and wild swirls of confetti at AdventHealth Arena.
The Detroit Lions may be on bye this week, but that did not stop Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw from calling for Matt Patricia's job as Lions head coach for the second time in three weeks. "Patricia, in Detroit, can't coach," Bradshaw said during Fox's Sunday pregame show. Bradshaw said in September, before the Lions' only win of the season against the Arizona Cardinals, that both Patricia and Lions general manager Bob Quinn "should be fired" because of the team's persistent struggles during their tenure.
For one play on Sunday, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green looked like he was a lost sightseer instead of a football player. As the first quarter was winding down against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Joe Burrow threw a pass that was meant for Green. Granted, the ball Burrow threw was way over his head, but he didn't even have his hands up — he literally just watched the ball sail over his head and into Peters' hands.
Eight playoff drivers remain after Sunday's Cup race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. For the first time since this playoff format debuted in 2014, the reigning series champion did not advance to the Round of 8. Kyle Busch was eliminated after finishing 30th at the Roval.
LSU is out of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2017 and is the first defending national champion to drop from the rankings in nine years. No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia held steady at the top of the rankings Sunday, setting up a top-three matchup Saturday when the Crimson Tide hosts the Bulldogs. Clemson received 59 first-place votes.
The writing is on the wall for Dwayne Haskins in Washington. Head coach Ron Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen earlier this week, sending the 2019 15th overall pick to the bench just four weeks into the season. Haskins wasn't only demoted to the backup role; he's now third on Washington's depth chart behind Alex Smith.
It may be the most impressive example yet of Bryson DeChambeau's command of distance that he can dominate a golf tournament being contested more than 5,000 miles away from the event he's actually competing in. On Thursday, DeChambeau made his first start since winning the U.S. Open by six strokes, and promptly shot 62 to grab the first-round lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. By Friday, he was scarcely less a factor at the BMW PGA Championship, the flagship event on the flagging European Tour.
Howard and Morris continue streak of ex-Wizards getting rings originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington It's a classic pipeline, like Georgetown once was with star NBA centers or Second City to SNL. The Wizards have become a factory that consistently produces championship bench players. On Sunday night, as the Lakers won the 2019-20 title, four former Wizards players were there celebrating on the court at Disney World in Orlando.
On a day in which Alex Smith's return to the playing field should be rightfully celebrated, it's worth remembering that Teddy Bridgewater is still writing his own miraculous story. The Carolina Panthers believed, enough to cut former NFL MVP Cam Newton and give Bridgewater $63 million over three years. Bridgewater threw for 313 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Joaquin Buckley has Knockout of the Year in the bag after stopping Impa Kasanganay during UFC Fight Island 5. Buckley controlled the pace from the opening bell during Saturday's fight, landing damaging body kicks on Kasanganay in the second round. This prompted Kasanganay to counter a head kick by catching a hold on Buckley's heel.
Lewis Hamilton has aimed a thinly-veiled slight at Sir Jackie Stewart after accusing Formula One's past legends of always speaking negatively about him. Hamilton will become the sport's most decorated driver after drawing level with Michael Schumacher's win record following his 91st career triumph at Sunday's Eifel Grand Prix. Ahead of the Nurburgring race, Stewart, 81, said he could never regard Hamilton among F1's greatest drivers.
Joe Morgan, the Hall of Famer who is considered one of the best second baseman of all-time, has died at age 77. A Morgan family spokesman told the Associated Press that he died at his home in Danville, California, and was suffering from a nerve condition. Morgan had a 22-year career and played for five different teams, but he's primarily known as one of the major drivers of the Cincinnati Reds' Big Red Machine in the 1970s.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport won't appear on television for a few weeks. Rapoport was suspended by the network after he reportedly shared a Manscaped ad on Instagram, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Rapoport did not specify why he was suspended, only saying he “posted something to my social channels without clearance from NFL Network, which went against its guidelines.”
Now at 0-5, the Jets' latest defeat -- coming against the Cardinals (3-2) -- saw another struggle by the offense, which totaled 285 yards on 168 passing and 123 rushing. For fans wondering where the hope that a turnaround could come, second-year head coach Adam Gase offered a lengthy response to one reporter's question after the game. "If you watch these guys practice, you watch how these guys go through the week and the effort and how these guys are trying to get all this stuff right and figure out a way to correct the mistakes that are made and, I mean, if you there day in and day out and saw how those guys practiced last week, you wouldn't know what our record was," Gase said.
Chase Elliott won his fourth consecutive road course victory Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. The race was the final event of the Round of 12. Four drivers were eliminated.
The San Francisco 49ers wanted Jimmy Garoppolo back, particularly after Nick Mullens struggled last week. Maybe the 49ers should have waited another week. Garoppolo, coming off a two-game absence with a high ankle sprain, had a terrible first half for San Francisco as it fell behind 30-7 to the Miami Dolphins.
Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen was knocked out of his first start with his new franchise by a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams. The hit on Allen came from the Rams' Jalen Ramsey, who lowered his helmet on contact and earned a 15-yard flag on the play. If there was a silver lining on the play, it's that Alex Smith's miraculous comeback came full circle after Allen left the game.