This vet-endorsed dog gym keeps pups healthy and in shape
Tiger Woods' son, Charlie Woods, is assuming his father's mantle. The 11-year-old recently crushed the competition at a US Kids Golf event in Palm City, Florida, while his dad was busy at the PGA Championships. Charlie shot 3-under on the 9-hole course, besting the second-place finisher by five strokes.
If you've watched Manny Machado play defense over the years, you'd know that he's prone to making some amazing plays at third base — but what he did Tuesday afternoon surprised nearly everyone. Mainly because it happened in the right-field corner. During the Padres' game with the Texas Rangers, Machado was playing in the shift with Joey Gallo at the plate.
Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo left their 113-101 loss to the Miami Heat early after being poked in the eye on Tuesday, and had to visit the on-campus clinic for further evaluation. Initial tests, however, showed “no immediate concerns” and he is now listed as day-to-day, a good sign for the Pacers. “He wasn't saying much,” said Malcolm Brogdon, who put up 22 points and 10 assists in the loss, via ESPN.
Tuesday marked the first day of padded practices for the Washington Football Team, and it didn't take long for their first-round draft pick to stand out. For much of the day, second overall pick Chase Young looked as good as advertised, according to the multiple reporters present at practice. For each practice rep that Young doesn't win, the pass rusher hops down to the ground and knocks out five push-ups.
Last year, former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson made clear the terms for rebuilding the bridge between player and team: Refund the signing bonus money they made him repay when he retired. The team has yet to refund the refunded $1.6 million, which means that things have gotten no better between the Lions and their best player since Barry Sanders. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Johnson recently said that his relationship with the team currently is “nil.”
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge has coaches and players running laps each time they make a mistake, names have been removed from the back of jerseys and the intense practices in East Rutherford are already the stuff of legend. For the current crop of Giants players, this is life now and they seem fine with it. The way I see it, it just goes with Coach Judge's philosophy.
The first week of games since the re-start were down 4% from the NBA's pre-corona average, however, primetime games on ESPN and TNT in that same time period were up 6% in viewership when compared with the first chunk of the season. In fact, according to industry sources, NBA viewership post-shutdown is up 8% versus the prior year, when compared with 2019 end-of-season games. But it is worth noting that number is comparing the same games and windows as last season, meaning that it doesn't take the afternoon or pre-primetime games the league has been forced to schedule into account, given that there are no direct comparisons.
Or were you unaware the Cubs had a Mark Grace dilemma in the first place? With things changing by the hour during baseball's pandemic season, it's easy to overlook some of the off-the-field developments unrelated to the COVID-19 crisis, like an announcer calling his ex-wife a “dingbat” during a broadcast as Grace did during Saturday's Cubs-Brewers telecast on Marquee Sports Network. “My ex-wife, I'm going to go Archie Bunker a little bit — I called her the dingbat,” Grace said during a conversation with announcers Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies before repeating the nickname a couple more times in case no one heard him.
The New England Patriots are an organization built upon misdirection, among so many other things. Bill Belichick loves to mislead, whether it's schematically disguising his defense, using play action to create bigger throwing lanes or endlessly praising a truly awful team in the week leading up to the matchup. Maybe Belichick is misleading everyone once again when it comes to the quarterback competition.
For a lot of players on these lists, it's a combination of injuries and changes of scenery that cause the most debate, but in the end, we're talking about a difference of a half dozen or so spots in positional ranks so we're really just splitting hairs at this point into our offseason research. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs High: John Daigle (RB5), Hayden Winks (RB5), Josh Norris (RB6) Low: Nick Mensio (RB15), Patrick Daugherty (RB12) There's always a big degree of uncertainty surrounding rookies, and it's magnified when their Average Draft Position (ADP) means we have to pick them over already established fantasy names.
Coming off his victory on the Daytona International Speedway road course, Chase Elliott will be first in Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series starting lineup at Dover International Speedway, the first of two Cup races on consecutive days at the 1-mile oval. Denny Hamlin will start second, followed by Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano rounding out the top five. The rest of the top 10: Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, William Byron, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick.
The Phillies have won four straight and scored 13 runs in Boston on Tuesday, as the Red Sox sport a historically bad team ERA. Rhys Hoskins finally hit his first homer of the season, and there should be much more to come from one of the unluckiest hitters in baseball so far in 2020 ... Alec Bohm reached base in four of five plate appearances and looks ready to help fantasy managers in a big way down the stretch. Bryce Harper homered and stole a base, and we might be looking at the monstrous campaign many have been expecting since 2015.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler tried to do something nice for rookie teammate Max Schrock, and it turned into quite an adventure. Fowler's trouble started when Schrock connected for his first career homer during the fourth inning of the second game in Monday's doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. The 34-year-old Fowler decided to try to get the ball back for Schrock.
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski had unmatched chemistry during their time together in New England, and it certainly appears they've brought it with them to Tampa Bay. During Buccaneers practice on Tuesday, Brady and Gronkowski connected for a big play that should strike fear in the rest of the league. Brady tossed a perfectly-placed pass to Gronk, who racked up some yards after the catch.
With a little help from Ian Happ, the top of the Chicago Cubs lineup provided some long-awaited support for Yu Darvish. Happ, who led off in place of the injured Kris Bryant, hit his fifth home run, sparking a 6-3 victory Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Happ's homer off Daniel Ponce de Leon in the third inning moved him into a tie for the team lead with Anthony Rizzo.
With the FedExCup playoffs getting underway this week outside Boston, Justin Thomas found an opportune time to check out the upcoming U.S. Open venue. Thomas played two rounds at Winged Foot (alongside Tiger Woods) earlier this week in anticipation of next month's U.S. Open. And the verdict?
49ers left guard Laken Tomlinson has been matched up with first-round pick Javon Kinlaw at times during training camp practices and the rookie's size has made an impression on him. Tomlinson said Kinlaw, who is listed at 6'5″ and 319 pounds, is “just a specimen,” but Kinlaw has made a different observation about his tussles with the veteran guard. Kinlaw was “used to playing bully ball in college” and has to adjust to the fact that he won't be able to get away with that in the NFL regardless of how big he is.
NASCAR officials issued penalties to two Cup Series teams Tuesday for lug-nut violations after Sunday's Go Bowling 235 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Competition officials discovered one lug nut not safely secured on two cars in a post-race check: The No. Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Kevin Harvick The No.
US Open organizers said Tuesday that the number of players willing to compete in the Grand Slam had exceeded their expectations despite several high-profile withdrawals over coronavirus fears. Defending champion Rafael Nadal, top-ranked woman Ashleigh Barty and world number two Simona Halep are among a list of stars opting to skip the event because of concerns about COVID-19. Halep, the current Wimbledon champion, dropped out on Monday, joining high-profile absentees that include reigning US Open champion Bianca Andreescu of Canada and Ukraine's fifth-ranked Elina Svitolina.