Willi Castro knocks an RBI infield single down the first-base line and scores Victor Reyes to give the Tigers and early 1-0 lead in the 1st
Steve Smith is who he is. The latest to taste the wrath of No. 89 is former Carolina wideout Kelvin Benjamin. Speaking in an interview on WFNZ, Smith ripped some fans for claiming Benjamin would replace him, saying he is parking cars right now.
The New England Patriots opted to release wide receiver Mohamed Sanu on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, ending a tenure low on production but quite high on price. The Patriots acquired Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons last October for a second-round pick. The 31-year-old Sanu, a longtime secondary option for Matt Ryan, was acquired to stabilize a volatile wide receiver corps that saw the exits of Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon, plus injuries to Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett and first-rounder N'Keal Harry.
Carlo Ancelotti is not messing around. The Everton manager is nearing medicals for Napoli star Allan and Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, and Wednesday took yet another step toward unlocking a world of midfield options for the Toffees. That step is the $31 million purchase of Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure, who would move to the blue side of Merseyside pending personal terms and a medical.
Patrick Mahomes had quite a day on Tuesday. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback received a jewel-studded ring for leading the Chiefs to their Super Bowl win in February. On Tuesday afternoon, the Chiefs unveiled their Super Bowl rings.
Devin Smith's NFL career has taken another stumble. Smith is being released by the Cowboys, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. It was always going to be an uphill battle for Smith to make the Cowboys' roster.
Julian Alaphilippe's ride in the yellow jersey is over, and his rivals had nothing to do with it. The Tour de France leader was stripped of the coveted shirt on Wednesday after being handed a time penalty for illegally receiving provisions near the end of Stage 5, which had been largely uneventful until then. British rider Adam Yates was moved up to first place in the revised general standings after Alaphilippe was docked 20 seconds.
Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) is the new race leader of the Tour de France, after race commissaires handed down a time penalty to Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) for an illegal feed in the final 20km of stage 5 to Privas. The Frenchman has held a four-second lead over the Briton since stage 2, where he took his fifth Tour stage victory of his career into Nice as Yates finished third, one second down. Post-stage replays showed Alaphilippe taking a bidon from a Deceuninck-QuickStep soigneur with 17.1km to go during an otherwise quiet stage 5.
Just think of all the things you could do in a LaFerrari Aperta. You could use it 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.
When asked what sparked the tweet, Mickelson replied “random appreciation.” Neither Tiger nor Phil are playing this week at the Tour Championship. Mickelson will play next week at the Safeway Open in Napa, California, but Woods is unlikely to play.
Minnesota has to trim its roster down to 53 players by Saturday at 3 p.m C.T. The Vikings announced four cuts on Wednesday which will help them do so. The team announced that it had cut RB Tony Brooks-James, LB Jordan Fehr, DE Stacy Keely and DE Anthony Zettel. Brooks-James, in his second year in the NFL, was waived and brought back this offseason only to be cut by the Vikings.
ers' Super Bowl run gets easier if Saints trade Kamara originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea The New Orleans Saints clearly aren't happy with their star running back. Alvin Kamara hasn't practiced in several days as he seeks a new contract, and the Saints could be ready to move on without him. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Tuesday a source told her the Saints are open to trading Kamara.
Tomase: Sox reliever's wife has perfect shutdown for Twitter troll originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Sara Stock knows how to defeat a troll, and it is with humor. Her husband is Red Sox reliever Robert Stock, and when he allowed two runs on three hits in a 10-3 loss to the Braves on Tuesday night, a Twitter user had some less-than-flattering words for his performance. "I implore you all to put on the Red Sox games," he wrote.
Unseeded Americans Ann Li and Shelby Rogers have pulled off upset victories in the second round of the U.S. Open. Li beat No. 13-seeded Alison Riske in a matchup between Pennsylvanians, 6-0, 6-3. Li, who is 20 and ranked 128th, now has two career victories over players ranked in the top 75, and the wins have come in her two matches this week.
Boogie, Thomas, Gay troll Kings after Nuggets beat Jazz originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea In case you missed it, Michael Malones Denver Nuggets team picked up a Game 7 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday and advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs. The moment wasnt lost on a trio of former Kings teammates who turned to social media to pour salt in one of the many open wounds festering in Sacramento. Rudy Gay, Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins looked like a formidable group for the Kings during the 2013-14 season.
Butler responds to Embiid's tweets, doesn't want to imagine what could've been with Sixers originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia With just a couple of words, Joel Embiid managed to stir up a mild social media frenzy on Monday night. He sent out the following two tweets near the end of Jimmy Butlers 40-point performance in the Heats Game 1 second-round playoff series win over the Bucks, apparently admiring his former teammates work and thinking about what mightve been. In an interview with The Athletics Sam Amick, Butler said he didnt initially see Embiids tweets but was told about them.
Most baseball fights are silly business, defined by chirping, jostling, relievers dashing through the outfield toward fisticuffs that they know will never happen. This Yankees-Rays tension is now different: Due to the actions of Aroldis Chapman and Kevin Cash, the teams are now engaged in dangerous business that even hardened baseball men know is wrong. -- Yankees fans, please set aside your loyalty for a moment and take a clear-eyed look at why Chapman was almost certainly reckless and wrong on Tuesday night.
Trading a longtime goaltender who lost his starting job could be the first step toward the St. Louis Blues keeping their Stanley Cup-winning captain. The Blues traded goaltender Jake Allen to the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday in a move that clears valuable salary cap space to try to re-sign captain and top defenseman Alex Pietrangelo. St. Louis received a third- and a seventh-round pick in this year's draft and also sent a 2022 seventh-rounder to Montreal.
Round 7: Picks 61-70 Safest Bet: Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams – 64th overall Woods has been ultra-reliable as a member of the Rams, averaging 88 catches and 1,176 yards across the past two seasons. Still in his prime at age 28, he should have no trouble teaming up with Jared Goff to top the 1,000-yard plateau for a third straight campaign. Wide receiver is not as deep this year as some people believe, and plucking gems like Woods in the middle rounds can set the foundation for a championship.
Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. turned 31 on Wednesday, but it wasn't exactly the happiest of birthdays after the NBA issued him a $35,000 fine for “recklessly striking” Dallas guard Luka Doncic above the neck during Game 6 of the team's first-round series. The flagrant-2 foul he committed in Sunday's series-clinching Clippers victory followed two previous incidents between the two players. Morris made contact after the whistle on Doncic in Game 1 that led to a heated disagreement between the teams, and Doncic's left shoe came off in Game 4 after it was stepped on by Morris near the ankle Doncic had injured earlier in the series.
A decade ago, I created something called the Ibanez All-Stars, a way to appreciate older baseball players who were commonly under-appreciated (and under drafted) in fantasy arenas. Maybe it's not that high of a hurdle to clear considering how football has changed, but I think he has a fair chance to give us the best rookie quarterback season of all time.