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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.”
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.
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.
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.
But 2020 has been anything but straight forward, with the majority of tournaments cancelled by Covid. Most players who have departed the US Open, or opted not to play at all in the States, have headed to Europe with the French Open taking over the mantle of staging the final major of the year (for 2020 at least). Meanwhile, back in America, the finalists are gathering for one final hurrah, and one big pay out too.
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!
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.
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 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.
True freshman Jeff Sims, who was once a Florida State commitment, threw for 277 yards and a touchdown as Georgia Tech defeated the Seminoles 16-13 in both teams' season opener on Saturday night. Sims completed 24 of 35 passes and had two costly interceptions but the Jacksonville, Florida, native also ran for 64 yards and helped guide Georgia Tech to the season-opening win. Jordan Mason also ran 14 times for 55 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown run.
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.
It took seven years and a different fight promotion for Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida to run it back, but that's what they did on Friday night at Bellator 245 in Uncasville, Conn. Davis got the better of Machida at UFC 163 in August of 2013, but it wasn't without controversy. The judges awarded Davis a unanimous decision, while fans, many members of the media, and even UFC president Dana White felt that Machida had clearly won the fight.
A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY When Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev meet in the U.S. Open final, one will emerge as a first-time Grand Slam champion, something men's tennis hasn't seen in six years. This is Thiem's fourth major title match -- he is 0-2 against Rafael Nadal, 0-1 against Novak Djokovic in past attempts -- and Zverev's debut in a Slam final. It had been 16 years since Grand Slam semifinals were held without at least one of Roger Federer, Nadal or Djokovic, who had combined to win the past 13 major trophies and 56 of the last 67.
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.