Seth Lugo strikes out seven in 3 1/2 innings work against the Yankees
Former Trail Blazers big man Cliff Robinson died Saturday at the age of 53. The 6-foot-10 big man played at UConn from 1985-89, where he helped the Huskies win the 1988 NIT. He was a second-round pick (36th overall) by the Trail Blazers in 1989 and spent the first eight years of his career in Portland.
It looked like Adrian Peterson was about to cut through the offensive line and cross the goal line for six on Sunday. To open the 11-on-11 phase of their training camp practice that closed out the weekend, the Washington Football Team had the first-string offense start at the 25-yard line and work their way in.
The announcement yesterday that the Miami Dolphins had traded veteran linebacker Raekwon McMillan marks yet another loss for the team's 2017 NFL Draft class — a class that was supposed to have pushed the Dolphins from a 10-6 playoff participant in 2016 and molded them into a persistent postseason threat. The Miami Dolphins now have just two members of their 2017 NFL Draft class left on the team entering their fourth season of play in the NFL — defensive tackle Davon Godchaux and wide receiver Isaiah Ford. It isn't abnormal for NFL teams to see rookies endure short shelf lives in the pros.
With Fantasy Football draft season here on Yahoo, our analysts are continuing to update their 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 the unanimous choice as the top-ranked player? With that said, however, consensus gets harder to find among our analysts after Run-CMC.
Tiger Woods likely is playing his final round of golf in the 2019-20 season on Sunday in the BMW Championship. He enters the day at 10 over in a share of 55th place after rounds of 73-75-72 at Olympia Fields Country Club. It's the second of three tournaments that make up the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but only the top-30 finishers in the points this week advance to the Tour Championship next week at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
The Chicago Cubs acquired Jose Martinez in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, giving manager David Ross another option at designated hitter. The 32-year-old Martinez is a . hitter with 43 homers and 182 RBIs in 422 major league games.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were on a collision course with Novak Djokovic on Saturday, calling for "unity, not separation" after their long-time rival superstar spearheaded a breakaway union of professional tennis players. The New York Times claimed that world number one Djokovic is expected resign as president of the ATP players' council and help form the PTPA (Professional Tennis Players Association). "We don't have all the answers right now.
The Boston Red Sox traded Mitch Moreland to the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Could Jackie Bradley Jr. be the next Sox player on the move? Bradley is one of several players the Red Sox could look to deal before Monday's 4 p.m. MLB trade deadline.
Don't worry — Yahoo Fantasy analysts Andy Behrens, Liz Loza, and Matt Harmon have you covered in the video above with a trio of last-minute draft strategies that can help you build those winning teams! First up, Matt says that with the nature of the offseason and new-look offenses not being afforded a full chance to mesh before Week 1, defenses should have favorable outlooks to start the season. As such, fantasy drafters should lock onto running backs who have safe, proven receiving roles on their team, which further cushions their floor and bolsters their ceiling.
Winning the next one they play at Globe Life Field could be far more important. Major League Baseball is considering staging the postseason in bubbles to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak. One possibility is holding the American League playoffs in Southern California's three big league ballparks and the National League side in Texas' two stadiums.
Lionel Messi transfer update: On the same day Messi opted not to report for mandatory medical testing on the first day of Barcelona's preseason, La Liga announced that the $833-million release clause in his contract is still valid and must be paid in full in order to secure his release from the club. Messi gave official notice to the club on Tuesday that he intends to depart and wishes to exercise a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the club for free at the end of each season. The clause was reportedly due to expire on May 30, 2020, but Messi and his representation believe it should be extended much in the same way out-of-contract players' contracts were extended upon returning from the COVID-19 shutdown.
It isn't any surprise Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow continues to win over his teammates. Not his college career…When I poked Baker Mayfield in the ribs…oh it bothered him. Because Baker was not ready to go from best college team to lousy NFL team.
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera located an 84.5 mph slider inside the strike zone and cashed in on a ground-ball single to left field in the first inning. The fake crowd noise begged for him to appear in celebration of his 2,000th hit with the Tigers organization. Cabrera's 2,000th hit (and 2,842nd in his MLB career), which drove in a run, helped the Tigers (16-16) to a 3-2 victory and three-game series sweep Sunday against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park.
After a few weeks of speculation about what the Orioles would do at the trade deadline in this truncated season, fans finally have an answer on one of the team's trade chips. The Orioles dealt away Tommy Milone to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday one day before this year's deadline. Milone started for the O's on Opening Day in Boston, struggling mightily against the Red Sox, but settled down to pitch decently well in his next five starts.
With one massive drive in the ninth inning, Kyle Schwarber made history for the Chicago Cubs. Schwarber, Jason Heyward and Ian Happ became the first starting outfield to hit multiple homers in the same game, and the Cubs pounded the Cincinnati Reds 10-1 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Schwarber hit the first and the last of the Cubs' season-high six homers, belting a solo drive in the fourth against Luis Castillo (0-5) and a grand slam off Jose De Leon in the ninth.
Luis Robert hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field. It was the second walk-off win of the series for the Sox. Yasmani Grandal homered in the ninth Friday.
Supremely talented athletes who do everything in their power to test the patience of their team if that talent is worth all the baggage they bring with them. Can you tell we are about to talk about running back Le'Veon Bell? This might not be directly relevant to the Steelers but given the number of fans who went out their way to defend Bell when the Steelers didn't re-sign him, these sorts of reminders are always necessary.
If you have control of a green-white-checkered on a speedway, most of the time the win is going to come from the front row and you have to just make sure you make the right moves and I just didn't after I took the green. I don't know what I was doing and I didn't have a push from the 21 (Matt DiBenedetto) and I was clear of the 24 (William Byron) and just didn't pull down. I don't know what I was doing.
Damion Willis, we hardly knew ye. On Sunday morning, the Cleveland Browns waived Willis, a wide receiver who joined the team on Saturday after being claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals earlier in the week. Willis failed his physical with the team.
Cam Newton and Bill Belichick appear to be "meshing" just fine. The New England Patriots quarterback has made it clear throughout the summer he's grateful for his new opportunity in Foxboro. On Friday, he expressed his "gratitude" by posting a photo of him with head coach Bill Belichick.