Jamie Vardy discusses his hat trick, and the 2 Robbies break down a stunning result at the Etihad after Leicester City's 5-2 win against Manchester City.
Draymond Green tells Paul Pierce to 'shut up' about LeBron originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Never one to back down from a fight, or any controversy, Warriors star Draymond Green is making headlines again after going after former Celtics star Paul Pierce. Pierce, who spent a season in Washington late in his career, made waves saying players in the NBA today are scared of LeBron James, and that his generation of players were never scared. Green, who of course is a member of the current generation of stars playing against James, didn't appreciate this comments.
Ohio State is now outside the top five of the AP Top 25. The Buckeyes are at No. in the post-Week 4 poll after the AP deemed Big Ten and Pac-12 teams were again eligible for the poll after the conference said it would start the season on Oct. 24.
UFC president Dana White gives his biggest star, Conor McGregor, a lot of leeway most times. White responded to a recent tweet in which McGregor posted screenshots of a private messaging conversation between the two earlier this year. McGregor was tweeting about how he had asked for a fight with Diego Sanchez and how the White quickly shot down the idea.
The autumnal French Open got off to an inauspicious start when Victoria Azarenka refused to continue playing her first-round match against Danka Kovinic because of the conditions. Rain was in the air and the wind whipping up the clay on a deserted Court Suzanne Lenglen as Azarenka began her contest with Montenegrin Kovinic wearing a jacket. After three games, which all went with serve, a chilly Azarenka sat down on her chair and demanded to see the supervisor.
Tyronn Lue was the frontrunner to succeed Luke Walton, but Lue rejected a three-year offer to coach a team that was coming off a non-playoff finish and was thrust into turmoil when Magic Johnson unexpectedly resigned as president of basketball operations. Vogel, who earned respect for his smart defensive strategy while coaching Indiana but stumbled with mediocre Orlando teams, might not have been the Lakers' second choice. Monty Williams, then an assistant in Philadelphia, was prominent in the mix of candidates, but Williams took a five-year offer from Phoenix while the Lakers sorted through their options.
It's frustrating because you see the team that you have around you and you know we should be there - we should easily be there,'' Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen said Saturday night after a 4-3 loss at Tampa Bay left Philadelphia on the brink of elimination. To be on the outside looking in right now, it can be frustrating at times. The Phillies (28-31) got a reprieve hours later, staying in the race when San Francisco lost to San Diego.
A recent aerial photo of Augusta National Golf Club makes it easy to get nervous when you start thinking about the first-ever November Masters, and how it's just a handful of weeks away. The 84th edition of the grand tournament, which was supposed to be played in its traditional April slot, was re-scheduled for Nov. 9-15. But the shot, which made the rounds on social media, is simply the famous golf course's traditional September look.
Continue to ride the hot hand against the Vikings, whose defense was ravaged by injuries in Week 2…Mitchell Trubisky isn't a name that jumps out as a fantasy asset, but he's going up against a Falcons defense that's allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in the league through the first two weeks…The Buccaneers' offense will finally have both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin suiting up in the same game, just in time for a matchup against a Broncos team that will have trouble controlling the ball down so many offensive skill players. Sit 'em Deshaun Watson, HOU (at PIT) Carson Wentz, PHI (vs. CIN) Matthew Stafford, DET (at ARI) Nope, that's not a typo.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had an injury scare in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles after taking a big shot while throwing on the run and leaving the game. Burrow, throwing off one foot, got blasted high by an Eagles defender and officials immediately flagged the play. Ryan Finley entered the game for Burrow (and promptly got blasted while trying to throw a block), but the backup stayed in for just a single play before the No. 1 overall pick returned (and promptly took a sack on third down to end the drive).
“I came here to block, baby” could make it onto a T-shirt, but that's hardly an accurate representation of why the Buccaneers traded for the privilege of paying Rob Gronkowski $9 million this year. Gronk, in true Gronk fashion, laughed off his lack of involvement in the Tampa Bay offense through two games, saying “[f]our targets is four more than I thought I was going to get.” Gronk came back to do Gronk things.
Longtime NBA star Allen Iverson made waves this week on the "All The Smoke" podcast when he said he wants to see Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo join the Golden State Warriors. In all seriousness, Giannis on the Warriors would be scary. When Kevin Durant teamed up with Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors formed one of the most intimidating, successful dynasties in NBA history, even if it only lasted a few seasons.
Cam Newton notched the second most rush attempts of his career in Week 1 and followed it up with his third most passing yards in Week 2, where he found slot man Julian Edelman for a career-high 179 yards. Newton has four rushing scores in two games. It's not fair how easy the Patriots make things look.
DJ LeMahieu is on the verge of a first in more than a century of Major League Baseball: the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both the American and National Leagues. Luke Voit is about to become a more common name atop the leaderboards but part of an illustrious list, joining Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Alex Rodriguez as New York Yankees to top the majors in home runs. I've always admired the Babe,'' Voit said after the Yankees woke up from their latest slump to beat the Miami Marlins 11-4 Saturday and kept their hold on the AL's No.
Below, we'll tell you who's in and who still has a chance to make MLB's expanded postseason. The Chicago Cubs are back on top in the NL Central. It's the Cubs third division championship since 2016 and their sixth since the NL Central was created in 1994.
Top-seeded Simona Halep won 10 straight games in beating Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 6-0 to reach the second round of the French Open on Sunday and extend her winning streak to 15 matches. ''It was really special day playing on Roland Garros on my birthday,'' she said. Wearing thick black leggings and a long-sleeved pink jersey to combat the chilly conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier, the 2018 champion made a series of unforced errors and trailed 4-2.
He spent 13 years with the Rangers, but Marc Staal will begin next season in a new sweater for the first time in his career. New York traded Staal, as well as a second-round pick, to the Detroit Red Wings for "future considerations." The trade clears up more cap space for New York -- $5.7 million to be exact.
The Las Vegas Raiders will make the cross country trip to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Raiders are coming into this contest undefeated after a strong showing on Monday Night Football. The Patriots are coming off a heartbreaking last-minute loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.
Stewart-Haas Racing driver added two victories to his record at Darlington and Bristol during the first round of the postseason, and he's primed to check off his 10th win Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick is the favorite to win the South Point 400, according to multiple sports betting sites, but there are a handful of drivers who could push a Harvick win off to another weekend. While considered more of gamble, these are the five drivers the Observer would bet on to dethrone Harvick this weekend: No.
The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad start for the Big 12 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington If you thought two early losses to the Sun Belt was as bad as it would get for the Big 12, you were very much mistaken. Just as the SEC began play and with the Big Ten returning in October, the Big 12's playoff hopes have already taken some major hits in the early season and that continued on Saturday. For the second consecutive season, Oklahoma fell to Kansas State, this time at home.
Former title challenger Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz fought for the vacant belt in the UFC 253 co-main event at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi and resulted in the second Polish-born fighter winning UFC gold. The two were cautious in the opening round respecting each other's finishing ability. Reyes mounted a kicking heavy offense while Blachowicz pressed forward with combinations and targeted Reyes' body with kicks.