(Sound on!) Dani Connor, a wildlife photographer, became a mother to four baby squirrels and filmed the most precious ASMR videos.
The Sacramento Kings are living a bit of a nightmare in the Orlando bubble. Four positive coronavirus tests put them behind early. Losing Richaun Holmes for 10 days didn't help and now De'Aaron Fox is down with an ankle injury.
Bryson DeChambeau returned to competition on Thursday with a 353-yard drive on the 10th hole at Muirfield Village. It was his first official swing since winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic two weeks again. DeChambeau had only 45 yards to the hole and pitched up nicely to 6 feet.
The conditions for Tony Kanaan's return to the NTT IndyCar Series at Iowa Speedway tonight (8:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) will be sweltering. Which is just swell for the Ironman triathlete veteran (and also the Ironman of IndyCar with a record streak of 318 consecutive starts that ended earlier this month) who trains religiously. “I love it; I think the hotter and the more difficult it is, the better for me,” Kanaan, who will be back in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for A.J. Foyt Racing, said about a forecast for Newton, Iowa, in the low 90s with high humidity.
George Kittle can do it all. The 6-foot-4 49ers tight end touched a 12-foot high ceiling like it was nothing. Kittle, despite being rated just 98 on "NFL Madden 21," has totaled 2,430 receiving yards on 173 catches and 10 touchdowns over the last two seasons.
In Bel-Air, the striking home built for basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain has resurfaced with a reduced price tag of $14.9 million, or about $4 million shy of what it originally sought in 2018. Like the basketball star himself — who holds the record for most points scored in an NBA game at 100 — the house possesses a near-mythical quality. Chamberlain had the home built in the '70s, and it became known as Ursa Major, the star constellation home to the Big Dipper — one of Chamberlain's many nicknames.
CAA Football became the latest domino to tumble in college football, announcing on Friday it will not have a conference schedule this fall due to concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic. The latter scenario is different from prior announcements made by the Ivy and Patriot leagues and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, where none of their members will have a fall sports season. Hampton, a Big South Conference member, also announced earlier this week it will not have fall competition.
That's why we're kicking around the idea of what could happen to the 2021 NFL draft if, worst-case scenario, there's no 2020 season. We promise we're not trying to be fatalistic here — merely practical, prudent and proactive. So far, the league is mum on the matter.
With Yahoo Fantasy Football open for the 2020 season, our analysts have compiled their draft rankings so you'll be ready when you're on the clock. And after what he did last season, is it any surprise that Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey is a near-unanimous choice as the top-ranked player? Create or join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Football League for free today] With that said, however, there's not much consensus after Run-CMC at this point.
The Warriors still have some roster tinkering to do before officially restarting their dynasty next season. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green will occupy four-fifths of the starting five. Kevon Looney, Marquese Chriss, Eric Paschall and Jordan Poole are expected to play key reserve roles.
In the end, the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott could never agree on what the middle really was. The signing deadline for franchise-tagged players came and went for the Cowboys and Prescott to ratchet down and work out an extension Wednesday, ending hopes that both would surrender a little territory now to shape the entire kingdom together in the long term. In fact, the accounts suggest the shared optimism for a deal has never gotten near where it was in August of 2019, when there was momentum for the Cowboys and Prescott's camp heading into the season.
Getting a "99" overall rating in Madden is something to brag about, but Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey deserved a 100 in "Madden NFL 21" -- at least according to 49ers tight end George Kittle. Kittle's declaration was based on one characteristic alone: McCaffrey's arms. McCaffrey signed a $64 million, four-year contract extension with the Panthers in April, which puts his $16 million annual salary among some of the top of the running backs in the league.
Finau finished with seven birdies over his last 10 holes on a Muirfield Village course that was faster and tougher than last week in the Workday Charity Open. That gave him a one-shot lead over Ryan Palmer. The greens are being replaced after the Memorial, so there's no concern about them dying out.
Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and 76ers center Joel Embiid expressed doubt about fellow NBA players following protocols in the bubble. The league's hotline for reporting violations is already lighting up. Shams Charania of The Athletic: Malika Andrews of ESPN: Are these things players have actually done?
There are rumors circulating around young basketball star LaMelo Ball going to … well, many teams -- and despite his outspoken father Lavar saying the Warriors might not be the best fit for his son, Ball's potential is tantalizing. He showed off that potential with a jaw-dropping self alley-oop. LaMelo currently is in Detroit preparing for the 2020 NBA Draft where he is expected to be one of the first names to be called.
Most of the highest-paid college football coaches have avoided the voluntary salary reductions that have swept Power Five programs, according to an ESPN survey. At 33 of the 75 schools, at least one of either the football and basketball coach had agreed to have his pay cut to deal with the financial crisis brought on by the pandemic. Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, who made $7.5 million (tied for third highest with Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher), is the highest-paid football coach to take a pay cut, agreeing to a one-year, 10% reduction.
This week, Forbes released its first-ever ranking of the best sports cities in America, a 20-city list that includes places like Tampa Bay and Phoenix, for whatever reason. The list gives Philadelphia its due respect as one of the country's elite sports cities, but by placing Philly at No. 2, one spot behind Boston of all cities, Forbes has made a huge mistake. Forbes says its rankings have some scientific methodology that accounts for television ratings, stadium attendance, merchandise sales, and social media reach.
Cup rookie meeting (electronic communication) 1 – 3 p.m. Driver motorhome parking (screening in progress) 2 p.m. Xfinity rookie meeting (electronic communication) 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Between the Washington football team announcing earlier this week that it would indeed find a new name and prominent members of the Cleveland Indians embracing the idea for their own team, a name change appears to be all but inevitable, with media and fans already speculating about a potential new identity. But the way the team approaches this process is just as important as the decision itself. Quietly doing away with the name is the easy way out.
The Warriors' star shooting guard recently was in the gym with Sam Darnold of the New York Jets, Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills and Kyle Allen of the Washington football team. Klay has been training without restrictions since June, and last week he said his "mind and body are 100 percent ready to get back on the court." RUNNIN' PLAYS PODCAST: Listen to the latest episode] Warriors coach Steve Kerr watched the five-time All-Star in person last month and was very impressed.
Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock said he and coach Jon Gruden have been talking to others about how to beat the heat in Las Vegas. “We've had some conversations with people who have coached [in Vegas] before, like Tony Sanchez who was at UNLV, and just asked about what time we have to be done practicing, or what can we do outside?” Mayock said during an interview with ESPN Las Vegas.