Trevor Bauer strikes out five Cubs over 5 1/3 innings while only allowing three runs and four hits
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.
Los Angeles Clippers star Patrick Beverley is taking heat after dismissing the head of the NBA players' union during a heated meeting about the future of the NBA season Wednesday night. According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, the 6-foot-1 guard continually interrupted NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts as she tried to explain the financial repercussions of abandoning the league's bubble. When Roberts calmly asked if she could make her point, Beverley curtly responded, "No, I pay your salary," angering his colleagues and derailing the meeting.
Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady simply will not let this one go. Brady jumps at every chance to bring up the Indianapolis Colts' scandal, during which they were accused of pumping crowd noise into the RCA Dome in the mid 2000s. The Colts, after all, were never proven to have done anything wrong.
With Red Wolves becoming a fan-favorite for the Washington Football Team's new mascot, one fan has brought the name to life with incredibly detailed and realistic logo and uniform designs for the hypothetical name. Bryant Senghor, or @g1zmo3squire on Instagram, released his most updated Red Wolves logo design on Thursday, which features three different uniform designs and two logos modeled by Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin. Senghor's home uniforms include a burgundy jersey with gold and white stripes on the sleeves, gold pants with burgundy and white stripes down the side, burgundy and gold socks with burgundy shoes and a burgundy helmet with a gold face mask.
Jon Rahm would have had the low round of the week at the BMW Championship if he had remembered to reach into his pocket on the fifth green. Rahm vaulted into contention Saturday at Olympia Fields, shooting a 4-under 66 that tied for the best score so far on a demanding layout. “I was holding my marker in my pocket, just went at it, and for some reason I just picked up the ball thinking I marked it already,” Rahm said.
A measure of Tiger Woods's frustration at the state of his game came after the third round of the BMW Championship in Illinois on Saturday. Very rarely does the 15-time major winner decline to talk the media following a round, but at Olympia Fields he has done it two days running. In fairness, Woods – who, in contrast to certain peers, has made a habit of fulfilling his press responsibilities regardless of his score – probably does not know what to say.
It feels inappropriate to turn our attention to Major League Baseball's trade deadline after a week that saw civil unrest reach the generally staid and risk-averse national pastime, and yet the pages of the calendar continue to turn. Teams have until Monday at 4 p.m. to complete deals, and the Red Sox remain in the same position they were before protests reached baseball's shores -- looking to sell in a sea of buyers. There are worse places to be from a leverage standpoint, and there's little doubt Chaim Bloom will be active over the next 48 hours, even if the entire sport effectively spent Wednesday through Friday on hiatus and continues to grapple with its treatment of minorities.
The New York Yankees losing streak reached seven games Friday night after they lost both ends of a doubleheader to the New York Mets. In Friday's nightcap, the Yankees suffered the once unimaginable fate of being walked off on their own field. Because the Yankees were the designated visiting team for this makeup game, which was originally slated to be held at Citi Field, the Mets had the final at-bat.
The Miami Dolphins, eager to give roles to two linebackers signed during the offseason, on Saturday traded Raekwon McMillan, according to a source, sending away the player who was Miami's best defender last season, according to metrics site Pro Football Focus. The Dolphins are receiving the Raiders' fourth-round pick in 2021 but are giving the Raiders their fifth-round pick in 2021. McMillan is earning $1.1 million in the final year of his contract.
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.
Tom Brady quickly impressed new coach Bruce Arians in his first Tampa Bay Buccaneers scrimmage. Veteran quarterback Brady is preparing for his first NFL season since leaving the New England Patriots, where he won six Super Bowls. It did not take long for the 43-year-old to show his class, leading a 16-play, 98-yard touchdown drive on his first possession as a Bucs player at Raymond James Stadium.
The chemistry between New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and wide receiver Julian Edelman will be an important factor in the team's 2020 season. Edelman has been full of praise for Newton through the first couple weeks of training camp. Newton has played well in camp and is the favorite to start at quarterback for the Patriots when they host the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the regular season.
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.
Boston Bruins forward Nick Ritchie took a careless and reckless penalty midway through the second period of Saturday's game when he crushed Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde with an extremely late hit from behind. The Lightning won Game 4 by a 3-1 margin to take a 3-1 series lead. Gourde remained down on the ice for several moments before slowly making his way to the locker room.
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast We realize the NFL season (two weeks away) could be sneaking up on you, not to mention your fantasy football draft. You don't need another thing on your to-do list, so we're here to do the heavy lifting to get you prepared. We're going to try to pack as much fantasy advice as we can in that time if your mind has been understandably elsewhere.
The last time the New York Yankees lost eight in a row, it was a different millennium. Clint Frazier scored the winning run on Dellin Betances' wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Yankees averted their longest losing streak in a quarter-century with a 2-1 victory over the crosstown New York Mets. Not the prettiest win, but we needed that bad,'' said All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu, reinstated from the injured list before the game.
The San Diego Padres acquired Trevor Rosenthal in a trade with the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, bolstering their bullpen for their pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. San Diego thought its bullpen would be one of its biggest strengths this year after it traded for Emilio Pagan and signed Drew Pomeranz in free agency. But it has been hit hard by injuries, losing closer Kirby Yates for the rest of the season because of an inflamed right elbow.
Rory McIlroy has admitted in recent weeks that he has had trouble maintaining his focus on the task at hand while inside the ropes. “We're about to be parents very soon, so we're obviously super excited,” McIlroy said after the third round of the BMW Championship. The imminent birth harkened back memories of Phil Mickelson monitoring a beeper at the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst ahead of the birth of his first child, and McIlroy has likewise been keeping one eye on his pocket – and more recently, the pocket of caddie and friend Harry Diamond.
Tyler Naquin hit a go-ahead double in the 12th inning, then Yadier Molina made a baserunning blunder and got trapped for the final out Saturday to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. A day after getting 20 hits in a rout, the Indians totaled just five in winning their fourth in a row. Naquin doubled off Alex Reyes (1-1) to drive in pinch runner Mike Freeman, who started the inning at second base.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar issued an apology Saturday after being criticized for comments about his team's decision to walkout before Thursday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox were one of several teams that decided not to play in order to protest racial injustice. Many who voted to walkout did so in support of Jackie Bradley Jr., who is the only Black player on Boston's roster.