Breonna Taylor's death has gained increasing international attention after Wednesday's announcement that no officers would be indicted for her death.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has yet to take a snap in an NFL football game, but the No. 5 overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft has certainly done well for himself thanks to his status as a high draft selection none the less. As the Dolphins wait for the perfect time to install Tagovailoa into the offense, the rookie will have to continue to focus on taking mental reps and staying ready at a moment's notice in the event that starter Ryan Fitzpatrick is hurt.
The NBA, Doc Rivers, Jameer Nelson, and the NBA Players Association have offered to help out former player Delonte West after a disturbing photo of him surfaced online. A photo of Delonte West looking particularly rough surfaced earlier this week and went viral, with many showing concern for the 37-year-old. TMZ reports that the league, his former coach Doc Rivers, and his former college teammate Jameer Nelson have already attempted to get in touch with him.
LeBron James can reach a 10th NBA Finals, done by only three greats of the game. The Lakers have ended both their series thus far in five games. No team had ever erased two 3-1 deficits in one postseason and now the Nuggets need to do it a third time.
Paul Pierce is catching some slack on social media for saying that the current generation of NBA players are afraid of LeBron James, while his generation wasn't. "Players today are scared of LeBron," Pierce said. "If they see LeBron standing in front of them, fear shakes in them.
Likely the main reason for Washington's decision to change its name to the Washington Football Team this past summer has finally come to light. According to a post from The New York Times, team owner Dan Snyder deferred paying annual dividends to three shareholders who collectively hold 40 percent of the franchise, leading to a “bitter boardroom brawl” that prompted a legal firestorm, a fight over the club's name and mudslinging among former friends. At the center of the legal fight were Snyder, as well as minority owners Fred Smith, Dwight Schar, and Robert Rothmann.
Rumor of D'Antoni luring Harden to Sixers sounds familiar originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington A high profile head coach is available and there is speculation a former Oklahoma City Thunder star could follow him where he goes. The rumor, which involves James Harden and Mike D'Antoni and originates from NBC Sports Philadelphia, may sound familiar to Wizards fans. The same connection was drawn back in 2016 when they hired Scott Brooks.
NFL football is back. The Jaguars and Dolphins kick off Week 3 on Thursday night in Jacksonville, followed up by a full slate of games on Sunday. The third week of the NFL season presents some of the biggest games of the year so far.
French Open organisers have had enough problems dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the dwindling number of fans on site and inclement weather but they faced another controversy on Friday -- criticism of the choice of ball for this year's edition. Roland Garros has switched to Wilson balls for the 2020 tournament after using Babolat for many years and 12-times champion Rafa Nadal was not impressed. Nadal, a 19-time Grand Slam champion, prefers warmer weather and faster claycourts at his favourite tournament but faces cooler and wetter conditions at this year's event, which was pushed back to the fo end September from its May-June dates.
Phillies immediately pay the price after umpire blows strike 3 call originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Phillies' bullpen doesn't have much margin for error, so when a clear strike call goes against them, it almost feels like a harbinger of doom. In the sixth inning Friday night, home plate umpire Chris Conroy blew a call with two strikes to Rays hitter Brett Phillips. Tommy Hunter had Phillips struck out with a 94 mph sinker that caught a lot of the plate but it was called a ball.
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.
Stephen A. Smith begs Seahawks to beat Cowboys to shut fans up originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest If there is one thing we know about ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, is his pure and unfiltered hatred of “America's Team,' the Dallas Cowboys. The hate stems from actually getting dumped from a former girlfriend because Tony Dorsett rushed for only 58 yards in a playoff loss. His first love broke his heart, and he hasn't looked back since.
Tom Brady's journey from draft afterthought to GOAT is well-known. The 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, Brady won six Super Bowls, four Super Bowl MVPs, and three regular-season MVP awards in New England before bolting Foxboro for Tampa Bay as a free agent this offseason -- and now he's hoping to set a winning example for a whole new set of teammates. When talking about the Bucs' depth at running back during his Thursday press conference, Brady brought up his own experience as an example for players who might find themselves further down on the depth chart and not getting as much playing time as they might like.
Start 'em QB Ben Roethlisberger vs. Texans Houston hasn't shown me anything so far this year, and Big Ben's return season has shown me plenty. Roethlisberger has five touchdowns through two weeks, is completing more than 68% of his passes, and Mike Tomlin hasn't been afraid to let Roethlisberger sling it: the vet has 73 attempts through two weeks. Patrick Mahomes torched the Texans in Week 1, and while Ben isn't exactly Mahomes-ian anymore, I still think the Steelers have a huge Week 3 and improve to 3-0.
Stephanie Scott was surprisingly calm walking to the opening hole for the first match of her high school career. Her first golf competition ever, actually. The Otsego (Michigan) High freshman was playing in a dual match against rival Plainwell, and all 15 girls on her team were in action on Monday in a shotgun start.
While the rest of the UFC 253 weigh-in face-offs went off without a hitch, headliners Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa had to be separated by security and UFC president Dana White. Adesanya puts his middleweight championship on the line opposite Costa in the UFC 253 main event, while Dominick Reyes squares off with Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title vacated by Jon Jones. UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa full weigh-in face-offs
Stephen Jackson to AI: 'We can't lose you, we just lost Kobe' originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington You can't tell the story of basketball without Allen Iverson. The mightiest 6-foot player in league history left a lasting impact on the game through his on-court performance, as well as his cultural impact off the floor. Thursday morning, the ALL THE SMOKE Podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson had Iverson on to talk about changing the basketball culture, his infamous 'practice' rant, among many other things.
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.
Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course is home to one of the most unforgettable golf holes in the world, the island-green 14th. The green is attached to underwater cables that allow it to be moved various distances from the tees. The par 3 typically plays anywhere from about 100 yards off the forward tees all the way to 220 off the tips.
Daniel Ponce de Leon pitched one-hit ball over six innings, Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-1 to split their pivotal doubleheader Friday night. In the opener, Christian Yelich homered and Brent Suter combined with Devin Williams and Josh Hader on a five-hitter for the Brewers in a 3-0 win. Both teams are among five NL clubs still vying for two open postseason spots.
Novak Djokovic will renew his love-hate relationship with Roland Garros in the knowledge that it is himself rather than seemingly unsettled 12-time champion Rafael Nadal who could pose the greatest threat to winning a second Paris title and 18th Grand Slam crown. The only man to beat Djokovic in 2020 is Djokovic after the Serb's hair-trigger temper prompted a sensational disqualification from the US Open. Djokovic's 2016 triumph at Roland Garros allowed him to become only the third man after Don Budge and Rod Laver to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time.