Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone spoke to the media ahead of Saturday's UFC on ESPN+ 36 event in Las Vegas.
Paul George was making some interesting decisions during the game, too, which led to an exchange with Montrezl Harrell, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Early in the second quarter, a struggling George had committed two careless turnovers in less than a minute. The second mishap was a half-court pass to Harrell, who was near the paint but surrounded by Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Murray picked off the pass… Harrell approached his teammate about the risky pass, with George not taking responsibility and arguing the pass could have been caught had Harrell made the right play, sources said… Harrell responded with something along the lines of, “You're always right.
The monthlong postponement, or was it a pause, of Big Ten football is over. Conference games are scheduled to begin the weekend of Oct. 24. A byeless, eight-game regular season will be followed by "Champions Week" — or the league championship game and a slew of interdivisional Big Ten matchups.
Odell Beckham Jr.'s very blunt analysis of Browns' loss to Ravens originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Once again the Cleveland Browns didn't live up to the season opening hype Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, losing by 32 points. In said loss, quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could never quite get on the same page -- OBJ finished with just three receptions for 22 yards. "It's not feasible for me to be thinking about what he [Mayfield] may be going through back there, or if there's pressure, I know there's a lot on his plate," Beckham said.
Special to Yahoo Sports Orchestrating successful trades can be a critical part of a winning fantasy football season. However, finding and negotiating such trades with cantankerous or stingy league mates often serves as a roadblock. People become obsessed with “winning” the trade or are too committed to the players they drafted to ship one away and potentially be “wrong” if that player blows up statistically down the stretch.
Two former U.S. Open champions are tinkering with their equipment in hopes of winning a second title this week at Winged Foot Golf Club. Dustin Johnson, the winner of the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont and the 2020 FedEx Cup champion, took his TaylorMade SIM Max 7-wood out of the bag and replaced it with a new SIM DHy 2-iron that is fitted with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 100X shaft. Johnson, who is currently ranked No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking, not only won at East Lake two weeks ago with the 7-wood in his bag, he also used that club when he shot a second-round 60 and won the Northern Trust at TPC Boston.
As the NBA bubble crystallized and teams began committing to going, the Lakers had two players who hesitated to join the team in Orlando, Fla. The first was Avery Bradley, who opted to stay home. The second was Dwight Howard, who eventually decided he would go into the bubble. “There's nowhere to go, there's no way to release anything,” Howard said.
Cam Heyward said he was "surprised" Al Villanueva did not have Antwon Rose's name on the back of his helmet like the rest of his teammates. The fact that two days after a big win by the Pittsburgh Steelers, we are still discussing what offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva is wearing on his helmet rather than the game perfectly illustrates the environment the NFL has created this season. Defensive tackle Cam Heyward spoke to the media on Wednesday and according to him, he was surprised to find out Villanueva chose to put the name Alwyn Cashe, a war hero, on the back of his helmet rather than that of Antwon Rose Jr. as the team has reportedly agreed to.
The top-seeded Lakers will open the Western Conference finals on Friday at 6 p.m. PDT against the surprising and resilient Denver Nuggets in a series few saw coming. The Lakers have their veteran studs in LeBron James and Anthony Davis while the Nuggets counter with youth in All-Star center Nikola Jokic and a rising star in guard Jamal Murray. Davis has been inconsistent scoring-wise, but he's still ranked seventh in the playoffs in points (27.6) and eighth in rebounds (10.9).
With Miami falling to 0-1 on the season and with Ryan Fitzpatrick miscues serving as a critical factor as to why, the calls are already beginning to trickle in. Expect the performance of the Dolphins over the coming weeks to play a heavy hand in when that is no longer the status in Miami's offensive backfield. How might different outcomes from here impact the Dolphins' decision making process with Tagovailoa?
How Sanu feels about joining 49ers after release from Pats originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Mohamed Sanu's unemployment lasted all of 13 days. The veteran wide receiver agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, less than two weeks after his release from the New England Patriots. The deal reunites Sanu with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, who was Sanu's offensive coordinator for two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015 and 2016.
Damian Lillard was secretly predicting Paul George and Kawhi Leonard's 4Q performance originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest Did you know that Damian Lillard is a magician? More on that in a moment. Listen, payback is a b****.
Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit were a hit in the “Monday Night Football” booth. The tandem drew overwhelming praise on social media as they called the first game of ESPN's doubleheader Monday between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants. The two have worked together for years calling ESPN's marquee college football broadcasts.
Evaluating talent is a full-time-all-the-time endeavor in the NFL. Even if the Cowboys hadn't seen injuries take Blake Jarwin, Leighton Vander Esch, and Cam Erving off the field in Sunday night's opener, the team would still be expected to at least kick the tires on some new names this week. Given the season-ending ACL tear to starting tight end Blake Jarwin, it's not surprising to see a couple more on the club's tryout list.
SIT: Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles: Three interceptions, a 57.1 percent completion rate and being sacked eight times in the loss to the Washington Football Team far offset how sharp Wentz looked early. A makeshift offensive line doesn't bode well for Wentz's chance for a quick bounce-back, not with Aaron Donald and the Rams' front line coming to Philly. START: Benny Snell Jr., RB, Steelers: Snell was basically the Pittsburgh running game in Monday's win over the Giants, accounting for all but one of the team's 20 rushing attempts after starter James Conner (ankle) was sidelined.
Bill Belichick addressed the New England Patriots after their 21-11 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the 2020 season. It was Cam Newton's debut, but the coach instead spoke broadly about the team's performance. Alright men, that was a good team win.
Close to two weeks ago, Dylan McCaffrey stood outside of Michigan Stadium and explained why he was at a parent-led protest of the Big Ten's decision to postpone fall sports. Big Ten football will return the weekend of Oct. 24 — but McCaffrey won't be in Ann Arbor to see it happen. The redshirt junior quarterback plans to opt out and transfer, according to reports from The Athletic's Bruce Feldman and ESPN's Tom VanHaaren.
NBA players react to Livingston, Barbosa rejoining Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Monday was a pretty special day for the Warriors, as the organization welcomed back former players Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston to the coaching staff and front office respectively. Barbosa will serve as a player mentor coach, while Livingston's title is director of players affairs and engagement. Klay Thompson reacted by posting an Instagram story of a picture of himself and Barbosa with the caption: "LLLBBB welcome back!!"
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don are here to talk all things football and Week 2 on the latest episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast! First up, our analysts discuss some of the biggest Week 1 trends from the opening act. Some we love: The Seahawks becoming a most pass-heavy team and allowing themselves to #LetRussCook, the Bills cutting loose with play-action passes (tops in the NFL in Week 1!
Mike Ditka was a guest on Newsmax and he delivered exactly what the program expected, telling NFL players, “if you can't respect this country, get the hell out.” NFL 🏈: Hall-of-Fame coach Mike Ditka tells protesting players that if 'they can't respect this country, get the hell out of it.'
Did we just see the start of T.J. Hockenson's breakout in Week 1? Week 2 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] The second-year tight end caught all five of his targets for 56 yards and a touchdown, the only Lions receiving weapon to catch one on the day. It was a great start from a tight end many have high hopes for this season.