Sherten Apostel makes a diving catch to retire Vimael Machín in the 3rd inning
Ryan Clark on why fans booed when players linked arms before the Texans vs Chiefs game: "Because you're doing stuff for Black people." On Thursday night the NFL kicked off the 2020 season with a matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. The exact circumstances and reasons vary depends on who you believe but according to former Pittsburgh Steelers safety, Ryan Clark, there's only one reason.
Houston was listless and seemingly disinterested for more than three quarters of Game 4 against the Lakers Thursday, only making things respectable with a too-little-too-late fourth-quarter run. After that stinker of a game, there was yelling in the Houston locker room, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. “There was audible shouting in the postgame locker room…I'm told Rockets players were holding each other accountable to bring better body language, bring better effort on the floor.”
RG3 has a question for Chiefs fans who booed moment of silence originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Prior to the start of the NFL season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans on Thursday, both teams took to midfield at Arrowhead Stadium to lock arms with one another for a moment silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in America. A moment meant to bring everyone together, some fans in the capacity-limited crowd in Kansas City showed they apparently weren't fans of unity. A smattering of boos could be heard during the silence.
Antetokounmpo repeated another disgruntled star trope the weekend after the Bucks' elimination, when he allegedly unfollowed all of his teammates (except for his brother Thanasis) on Instagram, including the Bucks' team account. Upon further examination, it's true. Giannis now follows just eight accounts from his Instagram: His brothers Thanasis, Kostas, Ofili and Alex; his mother Vero-Charles; an account for his dog Mila; his and his brothers' YouTube channel, AntetokounBros TV; and his girlfriend Mariah's lifestyle blog.
Brady will break this NFL record on first snap with Bucs originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Tom Brady broke NFL records on an almost weekly basis with the New England Patriots, and he'll continue that trend in Tampa Bay. Brady's Buccaneers debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints will be the quarterback's 327th NFL game (including postseason). When Brady takes his first snap, he'll officially have played in more games than any QB in league history, surpassing Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
Fox Sports host Skip Bayless tried Friday to tamp down pushback to comments he made the day before criticizing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for remarks he made about grappling with depression – just hours after his employer appeared to reprimand him for the comments. I have great compassion for anyone suffering clinical depression, which is very real. If you are suffering from any form of depression, please seek help,” Bayless said during Friday's broadcast of his Fox Sports 1 program, “Undisputed.
Why Kevin Durant says Embiid, Simmons are in 'tough' spot originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia After a year away from the game recovering from injury, Kevin Durant will officially be a factor in the Eastern Conference playoff race next season for the first time. And it sounds like he already has a good grasp on a weakness from his Atlantic Division competitors; at least, when it comes to the Sixers. In appearance this week on former Sixers sharpshooter JJ Redick's podcast, Redick and co-host Tommy Alter were talking with Durant about the difficulties of building around two stars, and how to go about team construction, when the topic of continuity led the conversation to the Sixers.
Phil Mickelson has a fan who has pushed, if not all his chips, a good chunk of them on the left-hander to win the 120th U.S. Open next week at Winged Foot Golf Club. On Thursday, a bettor placed a $45,000 wager on Mickelson to win at 75/1 (+7500) odds at one of William Hill's Southern Nevada Sports Books. If Mickelson claims his sixth major, and first U.S. Open after six heart-breaking runner-up finishes on Sunday, September 20, the bettor would reap a net win of $3,375,000.
Report: ACC may cancel season if fewer than 8 teams can play originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The ACC is willing to call off its 2020 football season if more than 50 percent of its teams are unable to finish out their schedules as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Andrea Adelson reported Saturday. The conference has postponed two games as a result of the virus, both involving Virginia Tech. According to a document obtained by ESPN, the ACC has a list of considerations that would warrant canceling the season.
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: STILL ON The Giants and Padres are scheduled to play the finale of a three-game series even after the first two games were postponed when a member of San Francisco's organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Games set for Friday and Saturday night were called off to allow time for more testing and contact tracing. Major League Baseball has made no announcement about Sunday's game, although so far this season, no team has resumed its season so swiftly following a positive test.
Instead of staying in Wine Country for two more rounds, Spieth knew he had to decide whether to head home to Texas for a couple days of rest or head to New York for some extra prep time at Winged Foot ahead of next week's U.S. Open. Looking for mini-victories as he tries to emerge from a slump lasting more than two years, Spieth was on the cutline and on the ninth hole of the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa when his travel itinerary changed as quickly as his second shot on the par-5 banged off a tree limb and headed straight into a hazard. Thinking he needed to make birdie to feel comfortable about making the cut, Spieth had to take a drop and made double-bogey 7 and packed his bags.
Per the NFL transaction sheet, wide receivers Chester Rogers and Ahmad Wagner were welcomed to Pittsburgh for tryouts on Saturday. Rogers, a product of Grambling State, was waived by the Dolphins on Sept. 1, and recently visited with the Green Bay Packers. During Rogers' time with the Colts, he logged 1,221 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
The Danuel House situation is believed not to be an isolated incident. The female coronavirus tester who allegedly entered his hotel room reportedly said she had contact with Tyson Chandler and another Rockets player but not House. The league has information that one of its contracted COVID-19 testing employees entered the Rockets' Grand Floridian Hotel late night on Monday and has based its investigation of House on “door data” which showed House's hotel room door opened sometime in those hours.
The No. 10 Irish rode the sophomore's big day to a 27-13 victory over Duke on Saturday at rainy Notre Dame Stadium in the season and Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. ''I've been getting a lot of reps,'' Williams, who ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns in his first start on 19 carries and also was Notre Dame's leading receiver with two receptions totaling 93 yards, one a 75-yarder in the first half on a screen play. Coach Brian Kelly was impressed with Williams' performance, aided by 263 passing yards by grad quarterback Ian Book.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Liz Loza and Andy Behrens are here to get you ready for all things Week 1 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! Liz and Andy dedicate this episode to running down one BIG thing to be aware of for every Week 1 game, starting with Sunday morning's kick-off all the way through to Monday night's double-header between the Pittsburgh Steelers/New York Giants and Tennessee Titans/Denver Broncos. And for those of you who prefer your fantasy analysis to be a little bold, our experts finish off the show by taking a look into their crystal balls and give us one truly nutty prediction for this weekend's games!
Tom Brady has revealed that his pre-game ritual does not include having sex with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback shared the detail about the couple's relationship on Thursday during an episode of Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert. "I'm going to ask a single Howard Stern-esque question," Shepard began.
The first leadoff, walk-off sacrifice fly in major league history put the New York Yankees back in commanding position for a playoff berth with just over two weeks left in the regular season. Yes, that's right, Luke Voit LED OFF the 10th inning with a game-ending sacrifice fly. Things are weird, and you got to take advantage of what opportunities you get,'' Voit said after the Yankees beat Baltimore 2-1 Saturday to extend their winning streak to four.
The NFL's practice squad rules, like everything else in 2020, is much different than it's been in the past. Practice squads can hold 16 players, instead of the traditional 10 that coaches and general managers are used to. Two players can be promoted to the active roster each week, but they can only get promoted twice in a season.
The San Francisco 49ers have placed starting receiver Deebo Samuel on injured reserve. The move made Saturday means Samuel will miss at least the first three games of the season. Samuel broke his foot during informal offseason training with teammates in June.
Reporter's Notebook: Kemba is all heart; advice from C's legends pays off in Game 7 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston *Editor's Note: The Boston Celtics are on to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time in four years after edging the Toronto Raptors 92-87 in Friday night's Game 7. NBC Sports Boston's Abby Chin shares her observations from the thrilling win. Kemba Walker Is All Heart Where to begin?