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The Jimmy Garoppolo trade is among the most-scrutinized decisions under New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The man who rarely loses a trade seemed to do the San Francisco 49ers a favor by shipping off Garoppolo for a second-round pick. There were rumblings that the Cleveland Browns offered a much more sizable package, which begged the question as to why Belichick didn't take the best offer.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has returned home, approximately 24 hours after he was taken from the field to the hospital following a compound fracture of his ankle. Dallas coach Mike McCarthy confirmed today that Prescott had successful surgery and was released from the hospital, and he is now recovering at home. Prescott appears to be done for the 2020 season, but Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones said the team still considers Prescott its quarterback of the future.
Monza becomes the third entirely new event to join rallying's top flight after Rally Estonia – the home round of defending World Rally champions Ott Tanak and Martin Jarveoja – and Belgium's Rally Ypres. Taking place in early December at the iconic Autodromo Nazionale de Monza, the all-tarmac affair has attracted a number of WRC drivers over the years, including Dani Sordo and Sebastien Loeb who won there in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Its profile has been further strengthened by repeat appearances from MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, although he has already indicated that he has no plans to be there this time around.
In the 17 seasons that Ben Roethlisberger has been the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw had not spoken directly with him. As a longtime football analyst, Bradshaw has said all he needed to about Ben from behind the desk at FOX NFL or through the media. At times, the 4-time Super Bowl champ has been very critical of Roethlisberger.
Pelinka: I still have such gratitude for the two seasons I got to work with Earvin, and he's definitely a part of tonight with his vision and working side by side. He's an unbelievable person, and we have a great, incredibly strong relationship. He was one of the first calls tonight.
Before the last bit of confetti had been swept off the floor at AdventHealth Arena on Sunday, before each member of the champion Lakers had posed for a photograph with the Larry O'Brien Trophy, oddsmakers had already established the Lakers as consensus heavy favorites to repeat next season. Or that it's uncertain when the next NBA season will begin because the pandemic-delayed 2019-20 season ended just as the 2020-21 season should have been ramping up. Commissioner Adam Silver said before the Finals, the target date to launch the 2020-21 season was “Christmas the earliest, more likely January,” but that now seems optimistic.
With two minutes remaining on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings gambled with a chance to put away the Seattle Seahawks. Facing fourth-and-1 at the Seahawks 6-yard line while holding a five-point lead, the Vikings decided to go for it. Kirk Cousins handed the ball to Alexander Mattison, who was stuffed on the right side of the line for no gain.
Report: Beane would leave A's if his SPAC merges with FSG originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Billy Beane reportedly could soon leave the A's after spending over 30 years in Oakland's front office. Beane, the A's executive vice president of baseball operations and owner of a minority stake in the franchise, will leave Oakland's front office if his special purpose acquisition company completes a merger with Fenway Sports Group, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Anthony Davis has a $28.8 million player option for next season. Which makes Davis a free agent. Davis not fully committing is right out of the playbook of his agent — Rich Paul, the same agent as LeBron James — and something LeBron has always done.
Tom Brady praises LeBron James for fourth NBA title with amazing meme originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Tom Brady couldn't have picked a more perfect meme to praise Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James for winning his fourth NBA championship. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback appeared to make a mental mistake late in his team's Week 5 loss to the Chicago Bears last Thursday. It looked like he forgot which down it was on the Bucs' final offensive play of the game.
There were plenty of big winners last weekend. Martin Laird knocked in a 23-foot putt for birdie on the second playoff hole to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday, netting a check of $1.26 million. Sei Young Kim didn't take her foot off the gas one bit on Sunday, winning her 11th LPGA victory and her first major in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, which earned her $654K. • Tyrrell Hatton secured his first BMW PGA Championship title on Sunday, which is also his third Rolex Series win, and with that came a prize of $1.15 million.
Amid the backdrop of a strange, shortened 2020 campaign that had fits and starts because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mets and Yankees had very different seasons. The Mets, due in part to losing their No. 2 and No. 3 starters (one due to injury, one due to a COVID opt-out) and also due to their own preventable on-field failures, missed the playoffs. The Yankees also eventually failed due to the state of their starting rotation, but they made the playoffs and were a game away from advancing to the ALCS.
The writing is on the wall for Dwayne Haskins in Washington. Head coach Ron Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen earlier this week, sending the 2019 15th overall pick to the bench just four weeks into the season. Haskins wasn't only demoted to the backup role; he's now third on Washington's depth chart behind Alex Smith.
Andy Murray predicts Rafael Nadal's record of 13 French Open titles will never be beaten as the British former world number one looks to bounce back in Cologne this week from his own Roland Garros disappointment. Murray, 33, the reigning Olympic champion, crashed out of last month's French Open in straight sets with a lop-sided first round defeat to Stan Wawrinka as he works his way back from hip surgery. On Sunday, the Scot watched in awe as Nadal, 34, demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final at Roland Garos to win his 13th French Open title.
Howard and Morris continue streak of ex-Wizards getting rings originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington It's a classic pipeline, like Georgetown once was with star NBA centers or Second City to SNL. The Wizards have become a factory that consistently produces championship bench players. On Sunday night, as the Lakers won the 2019-20 title, four former Wizards players were there celebrating on the court at Disney World in Orlando.
Heat's Robinson joins Steph in exclusive 3-point shooting club originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The truth is that Steph Curry is in a class of his own when it comes to shooting the ball from 3-point territory. But Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson did have a pretty special season when it comes to shooting the ball from beyond the arc. In 2014-15, Curry went 384-for-878 (43.7 percent) over 101 regular season and playoff games combined.
The Detroit Lions may be on bye this week, but that did not stop Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw from calling for Matt Patricia's job as Lions head coach for the second time in three weeks. "Patricia, in Detroit, can't coach," Bradshaw said during Fox's Sunday pregame show. Bradshaw said in September, before the Lions' only win of the season against the Arizona Cardinals, that both Patricia and Lions general manager Bob Quinn "should be fired" because of the team's persistent struggles during their tenure.
For one play on Sunday, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green looked like he was a lost sightseer instead of a football player. As the first quarter was winding down against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Joe Burrow threw a pass that was meant for Green. Granted, the ball Burrow threw was way over his head, but he didn't even have his hands up — he literally just watched the ball sail over his head and into Peters' hands.
New Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan will get to help shape the team's coaching staff going into next season. The Bulls announced Monday they have parted ways with four assistant coaches: Dean Cooper, Nate Loenser, Roy Rogers and Karen Stack Umlauf. It's the latest signal the Bulls are committed to making wholesale changes and empowering the new regime to do so.
Lewis Hamilton has aimed a thinly-veiled slight at Sir Jackie Stewart after accusing Formula One's past legends of always speaking negatively about him. Hamilton will become the sport's most decorated driver after drawing level with Michael Schumacher's win record following his 91st career triumph at Sunday's Eifel Grand Prix. Ahead of the Nurburgring race, Stewart, 81, said he could never regard Hamilton among F1's greatest drivers.