Tom Bergeron earns a 10 in the shade department. The former "Dancing With the Stars" host, ousted ahead of Season 29, poked fun of his replacement Tyra Banks’s promo for the show in which her lips were given a mirrorball makeover.
At one point during training camp, Raiders coach Jon Gruden called backup quarterback Marcus Mariota a “dazzling playmaker. His immediate future suddenly quite isn't so bright. Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com explains that Mariota hasn't become the potential alternative to Derek Carr that the one-year, $7.5 million investment would suggest.
The team signed free agent Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, fresh off a season with the Chicago Bears, to a one-year deal with a fair amount of guaranteed money. Hopefully the team had some offset language involved, because on Thursday, two days before roster cuts had to be submitted to the league office, Clinton-Dix was the first defensive player released this week. It had been reported that Clinton-Dix was not performing well in practice and that he had been passed on the depth chart by journeyman safety Darian Thompson.
The field for the Kentucky Derby has been reduced to 16 after Finnick the Fierce was scratched on Friday. The Derby on Saturday will have its fewest starters since 2003, when Funny Cide beat 15 rivals. King Guillermo, owned by former major league All-Star Victor Martinez, was scratched because of a fever.
Alongside all the changes seemingly in-store for the Dallas Cowboys this season, a long-term project along the defensive line is also set to potentially bloom. After years of searching for any semblance of a pass rush after the release of longtime franchise icon DeMarcus Ware, perhaps Dallas has finally collected enough pieces to field a unit capable of continuously affecting games. The Cowboys defensive line rebuild began during 2014 offseason, when Ware, the team's all-time sack leader was released after a nine-year run.
The oversized black mask covering Jaylen Brown's face did little to shield his frustration. Brown plopped down in front of the Zoom camera after the Toronto Raptors stunned the Boston Celtics on OG Anunoby's improbable buzzer-beating 3-pointer and twice dubbed the final sequence a “f—cking disgrace.” It's Brown you'll see on the highlight reel scrambling to contest Anunoby's quick-release shot.
People seem to have forgotten just how good he was prior to a back injury which ended his season in Week 9. From Week 1 to 9, he was QB6 in fantasy points. Of qualified passers in 2019, Stafford finished with 8.3 average completed air yards (1st), 10.7 average intended air yards (1st), 23% aggressiveness percentage (1st) and a +3.4 completion percentage above expectation (5th).
Just think of all the things you could do in a LaFerrari Aperta. You could use it to scream across a racing tarmac at more than 200 mph, rip around hairpin turns with ease or just gaze in awe at the monument to Italian automotive excellence. Golfer Ian Poulter, on the other hand, uses his $2.2 million speedster for something else: trick shot videos.
Heavy is the head that wears the NFL crown during roster cuts. The Kansas City Chiefs, as your reigning Super Bowl champions, will have plenty of teams looking to claim the players they put on waivers during Saturday's upcoming 53-man roster cuts. This is fairly common for championship-winning teams because they have an advantage in signing undrafted talent, but also because they're considered to have talented rosters in general.
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers pushed aside one of the NBA's best backcourts in the first round. James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets are the opponent when the top-seeded Lakers open the Western Conference semifinals Friday night. The Rockets' debut of their small-ball style was a big success when they beat the Lakers 121-111 in Los Angeles on Feb. 6 behind 41 points from Westbrook.
The 2020 NBA draft is still likely more than two months away, as the league continues to pin down the remainder of its offseason calendar in the wake of a pandemic that has upended nearly everything. Regardless, we know enough to take a stab at predicting the top of the lottery, and who the Pistons might select. Minnesota is in an interesting position, and not just because they won the lottery.
Both the Avs and Stars lost Game 7s in last year's playoffs, the Avalanche falling to the Sharks in San Jose and the Stars suffering a double-overtime defeat in St. Louis to the eventual champion Blues. The Canucks have not faced a Game 7 since being shut out by Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins in the final game of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
Novak Djokovic has earned more than $140 million in prize money over his accomplished career, plus plenty of other millions in endorsement deals, so there wasn't much of a question in his mind when the possibility was offered to rent a private home during the U.S. Open. Anyone that wanted to spend money and stay in the house, he or she could have done that,'' Djokovic said. Serena Williams and Milos Raonic were among the eight players who, like Djokovic, opted for one of the Long Island homes the USTA made available instead.
The rampaging Phillies won for the ninth time in 10 games on Thursday when they edged the Washington Nationals, 6-5, in 10 innings at Citizens Bank Park. After the game, Harper said the only way to save the season was to win nine of 10 games. The Phillies are 18-15 and just 2½ games out of first place in the NL East with 27 games to play.
Take the top favorites Tiz The Law and No. Honor A.P., for example. Both these runners would be considered stalkers (horses that intentionally maintain a position slightly behind the leaders, then push for the lead down the stretch).
The Las Vegas Raiders continue to trim their roster down to 53 players as the Saturday deadline approaches. One player that will be on the roster is quarterback Nathan Peterman. According to ESPN's Field Yates, Peterman has agreed to a pay cut, saving the team over $1 million.
Lovett might be redundant with Josiah Deguara, but he's big, tough and can play some tight end and fullback, so it's possible he sticks. WR Darrius Shepherd: The former North Dakota State star had another strong summer. The Packers like the way he prepares as a player and separates as a receiver, and he has return experience, but overcoming his shortcomings and the failures of last year might be tough.
Just when you thought you knew what the Miami Dolphins' quarterback room was going to look like, the team may be winding up and getting ready to toss another curveball. The Dolphins have been operating with a strong quarterback room this summer with Ryan Fitzpatrick and two former top-10 overall selections in Josh Rosen and Tua Tagovailoa in the mix as Miami has held an open competition for the starting quarterback job. Fitzpatrick is expected to hold the starting gig to open the season, leaving Rosen and Tagovailoa as young, talented hopefuls to play down the road.
The Green Bay Packers must make 27 cuts – going from 80 players to an initial 53-man roster – before Saturday's 3:00 p.m. CT deadline. GM Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur will have hard decisions to make, but it's not all bad news: Practice squads have been increased from 10 players to 16 this year, so although the team will cut 27 players between now and Saturday, there's a good chance the Packers will retain a big chunk of their current roster ahead of Week 1's trip to Minnesota to play the Vikings.
The Philadelphia Eagles waived 12 players on Thursday and placed Andre Dillard on injured reserve, officially ending his season. With the roster now sitting at 67 players, here are six players in danger of not making the 53 man roster. Sidney Jones Jones should make the roster by default but he's been outplayed by Craig James and he lost his position battle with Avonte Maddox.