Liz Loza, Andy Behrens & Matt Harmon discuss three players they're targeting at their current ADP: Ravens RB Mark Ingram, Chargers WR Keenan Allen and Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones.
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.
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.
The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics jointly walked off the field following a moment of silence, draping a Black Lives Matter T-shirt across home plate as they chose not to play on Friday night. The decision came on Jackie Robinson Day across the majors, and in the wake of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man, being shot by police in Wisconsin over the weekend. All players, managers and coaches at Minute Maid Park were wearing No. 42, the jersey number Robinson wore when he broke the major league color barrier in 1947.
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.
There's no cut this week at the BMW Championship, the second leg of the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs. But after 36 holes, the projected FedEx Cup standings are sorting some things out. Namely, we're getting a sense of who needs to do what over the weekend if he wants to advance to the season finale at the Tour Championship.
Europe's Ryder Cup heavyweights have lined up to criticise the LPGA Tour for its bizarre, if not disgraceful, treatment of Sophia Popov since the German won the AIG Women's Open last weekend. Ian Poulter, Tommy Fleetwood and Thomas Bjorn all expressed their disgust at the Troon hero not only being denied entry to the second major of the season - the Ana Inspiration in two weeks' time - but also the usual five-year exemption as a Tour member. It is fair to say that Mike Whan, the LPGA commissioner, felt under increasing pressure on Friday after Poulter called the Tour “embarrassing to the game of golf” and Fleetwood termed it “stupid to say the least”.
World number one Novak Djokovic battled into the ATP and WTA Western & Southern Open final Friday despite a neck problem while Japan's Naomi Osaka shook off stress to advance as well. Djokovic was treated twice by a trainer for neck issues but rallied to defeat Spanish eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/0) in the New York COVID-19 quarantine bubble where the US Open begins Monday. Fourth-seeded Osaka won a semi-final match she once vowed not to play, saving 18-of-21 break points to beat Belgium's Elise Mertens 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) and reach Saturday's final.
Matt Kuchar has a familiar face on the bag this week at the BMW Championship after parting ways with longtime caddie John Wood. Kuchar's wife, Sybi, is caddying this week at Olympia Fields as the 42-year-old looks to extend his season another week. “John Wood called me after the week of Greensboro and said he was going to be done caddying, at least for me,” Kuchar told GolfChannel.com.
A comment from Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians about protests against the shooting of Jacob Blake has led to a back-and-forth with NFL Players Association executive directory DeMaurice Smith. On Thursday, Arians told reporters after practice that he held a team meeting in which he challenged players to commit to actions beyond protesting when addressing social issues like racial inequality. The comment was part of a larger quote in which he said “I don't know that protest is an action,” and that he would beg players “to take action, find a cause and either support it financially or do something to change the situation.”
There are several teams with multiple first-round picks in the 2020 NBA Draft, but the Boston Celtics are in a unique position. They are the only team with three first rounders, with the highest coming in at No. the end of the lottery.
The Bucks' boycott led to Wednesday's two other playoff games being postponed, and players and coaches reportedly discussed Wednesday night if they should halt the postseason altogether. According to ESPN's Marc Spears, that's when Brown brought up an important point. From Spears on SportsCenter Wednesday night: Jaylen Brown also asked them, 'OK, if you guys leave here, are you just gonna leave and go chill and hang out with your families and lose that loneliness?
Oh, to be a cyber-fly buzzing about the latest text chain between Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. Bradley called Betts by his given first name of Markus. Betts never declined an opportunity to gush about Bradley's skills.
The black suits and ties will be hilariously overdressed when attending the New England Patriots' “funeral” this season. That's until the disco ball drops from the ceiling, the defense turns life into a horror show for opposing quarterbacks and Cam Newton helps lead the team to Super Bowl LV in his first season in Foxborough. Be sure and hang on to the return receipts for those suits.
Longtime Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin announced on Friday that he had contracted COVID-19 earlier this summer. Irvin said he became sick in the end of June, though his coronavirus tests came back negative multiple times — something that was extremely frustrating. “I didn't know I had it, and then I got real sick — I mean a pounding headache for like four or five days,” Irvin said on the show.
It was one of the signature steps by the league to support players in their push for social justice: It would say “Black Lives Matter” right on the court for every game in the restarted NBA in Orlando. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said on his own podcast, The Woj Pod, that several owners did not want the BLM words on the court, although none of that would knock the idea publicly. It's not a surprise that some of the rich, white, largely Republican team owners would oppose the Black Lives Matter words on the court.
Using Yahoo fantasy football ADP, here's a round-by-round look at the value pick in each round of the draft based on a 12-team, half-point PPR league. Round 1 - Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (ADP: 11.6) The Packers had a glaring need to add talent behind Adams at wide receiver and with Devin Funchess announcing he will opt-out of the upcoming season, the team officially has added nobody. Concerning for Green Bay's overall air attack?
The Boston Red Sox appear to already be making calls ahead of what's sure to be a busy trade deadline weekend. One name in particular reportedly being discussed is Christian Vazquez. The Red Sox and Rays are in early talks on a deal that would ship the 30-year-old catcher to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for pitching prospects, according to The Athletic.
During Thursday's practice, New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard shook cornerback Corey Ballentine, hauled in a pass off the arm of quarterback Daniel Jones and held onto the ball through a collision with defensive back Julian Love. Shepard jumped back up to celebrate, tossing the ball some 30 yards before the fun came to an end. First-year head coach Joe Judge immediately called out to Shepard, making him retrieve the ball and then walk it back to him at mid-field where a conversation ensued.
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UFC on ESPN+ 33 (aka UFC Vegas 8) is set following Friday's weigh-in at the Apex in Las Vegas. The UFC Vegas 8 fight card is topped by No. ranked light heavyweight Anthony Smith vs. No.