Yahoo! Sports' Martin Rogers reveals how Team USA's women won soccer gold in the 2012 Olympics.
To give credit where credit is due, Donald Trump Jr. skewered NFL head honcho Roger Goodell on Sunday, but Twitter got the last laugh. On a Sunday when many NFL players demonstrated to protest President Donald Trump’s harsh criticism of athletes who
The waiver wire begins late Tuesday, so it is time to figure out your best options. With Week 3 of the year set to come to a close later tonight when the Cowboys and Cardinals square off, it’s time to begin looking ahead to Week 4 to try to get ahead of your leaguemates on the waiver wire. Chris Thompson will be who’s remembered from Week 3’s Sunday Night Football game, but Perine got the nod in Rob Kelley’s absence, carrying the ball 19 times for 49 yards before leaving in the fourth quarter with a hand injury.
Two tennis players who had only ever met as rivals on the pitch struck up an awesome friendship last week, thanks to the first-ever Laver Cup — a new tennis competition that pitches six European players against six players from the rest of the world.
For Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, being “respectful of our football team” trumped the right of Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to show respect for the national anthem. A former Army Ranger, Villanueva was the only Steeler to break from the team's orders and come out of the tunnel Sunday in Chicago to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner." Speaking after his team's 23-17 loss to the Bears, Tomlin appeared to take a swipe at the Bronze Star recipient's decision. “Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team,” Tomlin said. Tomlin told the media that, prior to kickoff Sunday, the Steelers held a team meeting
WWE No Mercy 2017 featured Brock Lesnar defeating Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns topping John Cena in two of the biggest matches in company history. Recent data indicates that Strowman, Reigns, Cena and Lesnar are WWE’s four biggest attractions, and much like they did at No Mercy, these superstars are expected to carry Raw all the way to WrestleMania 34. No Mercy laid the foundation for the path to WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of the year, and with rumors swirling regarding the immediate futures of both Cena and Lesnar, the outcomes of their respective No Mercy matches could play a substantial role in the top upcoming storylines on the red brand. WWE has come out full force this fall in order
Dolphins safety Michael Thomas started breaking up when talking about Trump calling him "a son of a b!tch." pic.twitter.com/Z4wroPcvzW — Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) September 24, 2017 Miami Dolphins player Michael Thomas delivered a powerful response Sunday
National anthem protests have become such a divisive issue that the aim of Colin Kaepernick’s original protest has been lost on a lot of people. NFL on FOX analyst Howie Long took time to remind viewers that these players who decide to protest aren’t disrespecting the country, but instead fighting against racial inequality. Standing for the anthem is something I would not choose to do, but I fully support the right to do it. That being said, what’s being lost in the criticism of the form of the protest is the message of inequality. Put it in perspective: As a white father having raised three boys, there were a million things to worry about on a daily basis. But it’s impossible for me to understand
More and more owners are responding to the comments from President Trump regarding anthem protests. “The NFL specifically, and football in general, has always unified our communities and families,” Texans owner Bob McNair, a Republican, said in a statement released by the team. Texans players are caring, intelligent men who do so much good, as was shown in the past month when our city was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
Superstar guard Dwyane Wade has reached a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls and is now a free agent. The veteran guard was no longer a fit in Chicago, where the rebuild is in full swing after trading away star forward Jimmy Butler earlier this summer. Wade will now weigh his options with a number of suitors, including the Los Angeles Lakers. At 35 years old, Wade is well past his prime but his court savvy and impressive skill set has allowed him to continue to be a productive player. Last season in Chicago he averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game in 29.9 minutes. Still, it’s a bit surprising to see the Lakers as a potential suitor, which was reported by Alex Kennedy
Wayne Rooney's Everton came from behind to beat Bournemouth on Saturday, but Rooney kind of lost. The veteran forward took a violent, atrocious elbow to the face in this one and was left with a nasty, bloody eye. Take a look: No card, no foul, no penalty kick. Just a bloody and battered Rooney, who let the ref have it. How did he not see that? Terrible officiating and that's going to be a shiner for sure.
It was hard to miss. Bears players locked arms during the National Anthem. Steelers players stayed in their locker room, except one, a military veteran, who stood near the mouth of the tunnel. When the song was over and the Steelers took the field, a segment of Bears nation voiced their displeasure. “It was probably the loudest boos I’ve ever heard in my life,” said Serage Rahn, an MRI technologist from Burbank. Part of it might have been simple hatred of the opposition, but most felt there was more behind the boos. “I thought it was a little much, but I didn’t boo them,” Rahn said. “I think this country is founded on free speech and you get to do what you want.” Dan Conan, 53, a firefighter
If you look at Butch Jones' numbers at Tennessee on the surface, it appears that things are going pretty well. Jones has put together back-to-back nine-win seasons, won three-straight bowl games, and helped the Volunteers move to 3-1 in 2017 with a win over UMass on Saturday. All is not well in Knoxville, though. If you watched the game Saturday, you probably noticed Tennessee barely escaped with a 17-13 home win over the 0-4 Minutemen. Much like it did last season in the opener against Appalachian State, and then again two weeks later against Ohio. The Volunteers constantly appear to be woefully under prepared for teams they should be beating by multiple touchdowns, and that falls on Jones.
Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 Follow on Twitter CARSON, Calif. -- The one thing Kareem Hunt did wrong for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday was score a 69-yard touchdown. His coaches and teammates wanted him to go down to the ground after securing a first down, which would have allowed the Chiefs to protect their lead by running out the final minutes of the clock in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. But Hunt, with nothing but grass in front of him, found the end zone irresistible. So the Chiefs beat the Chargers by a score of 24-10, instead of by just a touchdown. "He kept running and he's young and he
The amazing Tony Romo — Romodamus? — used his powers of prediction (or, you know, just years of experience as an NFL quarterback) to call correct plays before they happened in the Week 3 Bengals-Packers tilt. The first isn’t the craziest example we’ve seen — Romo sees a blitz coming from the Packers and Bengals QB Andy Dalton doesn’t pick it up. Still, pretty cool: The second is cool, although when you hear Romo explain it, it’s so simple: As he points out, the Bengals have a run-pass option set up that eventually fails when Cincinnati fails to convert. Romo correctly called out that it would be a run, then explained that it just depends on how many defenders are in the box. Because he saw five
OAKLAND — Bruce Maxwell’s decision to kneel for the national anthem before A’s games has become a national story, and the reaction on social media has ranged from sincere appreciation to ugly rancor over his actions. One person watching from afar in Alabama wasn’t surprised when Maxwell became the first major league baseball player to take a knee, in an effort to raise awareness of what the A’s catcher views as long-standing racial discrimination that remains in this country. Bruce Maxwell Jr., said he raised his son to make a difference in matters such as these. “You don’t have to be brave to do it. You have to care about society,” Maxwell Jr. said in a phone interview. “If I’m trying to raise
Marian Hossa and the Chicago Blackhawks announced in June that the 38-year-old forward will miss the entire 2017-18 season with a skin disorder. “Marian Hossa underwent an independent medical evaluation several days ago,’’ NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘We are waiting for the report. If the Blackhawks place Hossa on LTIR, it wouldn’t take effect until the second day of the regular season.
The Avs took down the Wild 5-1 in the second game of their home-and-home series. Nathan MacKinnon netted 2 powerplay goals and an assist, Gabriel Landeskog sauced up 2 assists as well. Check out some highlights: Be sure to listen to the radio broadcast or look to twitter for highlights tonight at 6:30PM as the Avalanche take on the Dallas Stars. The game will not be broadcast on TV. Rest of the League Maurice ‘The Rocket’ Richard has had his point total raised to 966 with a mistranscribed assist that mistakenly went to Emile Bouchard. [TSN] With all of the political nonsense going on, the Pittsburgh Pengiuns released a statement today regarding their traditional visit to the White House. The
After a 26-win season, the young Los Angeles Lakers are planning on turning some heads this year. With a number of additions made this summer, Luke Walton’s team has been hard at work getting ready for a new year and developing chemistry amongst themselves. The Lakers boast four rookies in Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, and Thomas Bryant as well as a couple of veterans added in Brook Lopez and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Those players, along with returning Lakers such as Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, and Larry Nance Jr have been taking part in some serious scrimmages at the practice facility. With training camp just days away, Walton wants to make sure his team is healthy going into the season.
Before Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led the Patriots to a comeback win over the Texans, he stood for the national anthem with one arm intertwined with wide receiver Phillip Dorsett and the other over his heart. Brady was asked about that after the game and said his message was “there’s just a great love for my teammates.” Brady was also asked about the boos heard at Gillette Stadium as a number of his teammates took a knee during the anthem. Brady didn’t say whether he agreed with President Donald Trump’s feeling that kneeling is unacceptable and reiterated his strong feelings for his teammates when asked about those that took a knee.
Week 3 was easily the best, most exciting week of the 2017 season. But when it came to fantasy, it played most closely to script, which means this will likely be the slowest, quietest week on the waiver wire. Still, there are a handful of names fantasy owners should be thinking about as they start their waiver-wire process leading into Week 4. Devin Funchess, WR, Panthers Funchess had a relatively quiet game against the Saints in Week 3, catching four passes for 58 yards. Kelvin Benjamin, however, left with a knee injury, and it looks like he’s going to join Greg Olsen on the shelf. Funchess racked up 10 targets from Cam Newton on Sunday, the first time in his career he got double-digit targets
Fighters, fans, and pundits alike have criticized Michael Bisping for putting his UFC middleweight title on the line against Georges St-Pierre, claiming he is ducking the true challengers to his belt. The criticism leveled at Bisping centers primarily on the fact that he has yet to defend the middleweight strap against a top ranked contender, and that's fair, although it's hard to argue that the fight with St-Pierre will lead to a bigger payday than any other as Bisping nears the end of his career. While Bisping knocked out Luke Rockhold to capture the title in June of 2016, he has defended it only once.
After a sizzling performance Saturday night, Georgia Bulldogs went surging up the polls to No. 8 in the new Coaches Poll following a resounding 31-3 victory over Mississippi State Bulldogs in Athens. Alabama Crimson Tide is still holding strong atop the top 25 after destroying Vanderbilt Commodores 59-0 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday afternoon in a game that wasn't even as close as the score indicates. Meanwhile, Florida State Seminoles took the biggest tumble after falling 27-21 to NC State in Tallahassee. Here's how the poll looks heading into Week 5: Coaches poll, Week 5 Alabama (first-place votes -- 59) Clemson Tigers (4) Oklahoma Sooners Penn State Nittany Lions Southern California
You hear a lot about Marcus Mariota being the kind of quiet leader that players rally around. Here, in the form of crazed tackle Taylor Lewan defending his quarterback, is more proof of how players feel about Mariota: Yes, most players would come to the aid of any player — but a QB specifically — if they were subjected to a late hit like that. But Lewan is on another level. He’s going after Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback who, frankly, seems intent on getting kicked out of this game. One of the most thoughtful NFL voices away from the field, Sherman has always played with an edge. But that hit was late and unnecessary. Especially for a player already walking a thin line: Sherman