Yahoo Sports recaps the Top 3 blasts from the week of September 7th utilizing statcast data.
Dolphins players respond to Cam Newton's Instagram on postgame scuffle originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton's latest Instagram post has drawn multiple responses from Miami Dolphins players in the aftermath of Sunday's Week 1 game at Gillette Stadium. Shortly after the Patriots wrapped up a 21-11 win, Newton and a few Dolphins players appeared to get into a bit of a scuffle on the field. Newton had to be separated from his opponents and was visibly agitated by what had happened.
It's forbidden — and expensive — for coaches to use cell phones during games. Raiders coach Jon Gruden, however, won't be making an involuntary contribution to the charity of the NFL's choice for using a cell phone while leaving the field after the first half of Sunday's game at Carolina. According to the NFL, Gruden was conducting a two-question interview with the sideline reporter.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow tends to make headlines with whatever he does after standing as the draft's top pick and performing well enough over the summer to earn the starting job right out of the gates. Case in point, Burrow rocking a smooth fit as he entered Paul Brown Stadium for his first NFL start. Fittingly, the look featured smooth implementation of purple and yellow for LSU just a few hours after the LSU Tigers themselves released an amazing hype video about Burrow's first NFL start.
Bucks tell Giannis they will spend big, but trades more likely originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Following their disappointing exit in the second round of the playoffs, Milwaukee Bucks ownership has reportedly made a promise to superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo that they will now commit more money towards building a championship team. According to ESPN, they are now willing to go into the luxury tax after avoiding taking the plunge so far during their rise with Antetokounmpo at the helm. That approach famously led to the departure of Malcolm Brogdon, who they sorely miss.
Justin Thomas has led the backlash against the LPGA, accusing the organisation of “costing” fellow American Nelly Korda victory in the season's second major by trying to please a sponsor. Korean Mirim Lee beat Korda and Canadian Brooke Henderson on the first hole of a play-off at the Ana Inspiration on Sunday night, but by then the purists were already in full cry about the ludicrous scenario on the par-five 18th. The last at the famous Mission Hill course in Palm Springs features an “island green”, but in its wisdom, the LPGA elected to place a huge advertising hoarding across the back of the putting surface.
The first weekend of the NFL was marked by widespread social justice activism as a lack of fan interest led to a near-record ratings collapse. More than four years after Colin Kaepernick became better known for bending his knee than his elbow, players across the league knelt, linked arms, or remained in their locker rooms during the national anthem. In other instances, whole teams remained in the locker room until after Star-Spangled Banner and Lift Every Voice and Sing, sometimes referred to as the black anthem.
News broke in December that the Wilpons wanted to sell the team. At that time, Cohen, 64, was considered the leading candidate to buy the Mets. Things got complicated in February, however, and it appeared the sale was dead.
Rivera's reasoning for fourth down call is nearly as good as play itself originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Ron Rivera's decision to go for it on fourth down in the fourth quarter of Sunday's opener very much helped Washington win in Week 1. That may not be the only Sunday that brave call impacts, though. After taking over near midfield with the score tied at 17, the hosts drove all the way down to the Eagles' four-yard line.
Dan Orlovsky says Carson Wentz is the sole reason the Eagles lost originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky has gone on the record over the past few years as one of the biggest supporters for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. However, after Wentz's up-and-down performance on Sunday in the Eagles' Week 1 loss to the Washington Football Team in which Philadelphia blew a 17-0 lead, Orlovsky had little positive things to say about the quarterback. "He's the reason they lost the football game," Orlovsky said on ESPN's Get Up on Monday.
Tweets from when Washington trailed 17-0 are worth reading now originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Their name might've been different, but early on in the Washington Football Team's season opener, everything else felt largely the same. The home side started out flat, going three-and-out and then letting the Eagles take a nice Sunday stroll down the field for a touchdown. Dwayne Haskins began 3-for-12 passing.
The Baltimore Ravens got a steal of a player when they traded for cornerback Marcus Peters last season. Not only did he cost Baltimore just a fifth-round pick and linebacker Kenny Young, Peters came to town on a relatively cheap deal and immediately made the Ravens' defense better. Just a few days after Peters and Baltimore beat the Cleveland Browns in Week 16 of the 2019 season, the Ravens inked their cornerback to a three-year extension.
That's the type of move coaches often make only with another job already lined up. Perhaps, those decisions are connected. Keith Pompey of The Inquirer: the expectation is that D'Antoni will be hired by the Indiana Pacers This clearly isn't a done deal.
Raise your hand if you thought that was how the Dallas Cowboys were going to look for their season opener in Los Angeles. It wasn't a great start for the Mike McCarthy era, whose team looked an awful lot like the teams from the Jason Garrett tenure in the Cowboys' 20-17 loss against the Rams. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly for the Cowboys as they open up the season at 0-1.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick rarely if ever criticizes his players publicly. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians has shown time and again that he won't shy away from doing so. “One was a miscommunication between he and Mike [Evans],” Arians told reporters after the loss to New Orleans.
Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts (18 percent rostered) Remember how Philip Rivers loved to throw to Austin Ekeler and the other running backs when he was the Chargers starting quarterback? Guess what happened in his first start as Indianapolis' new QB. Marlon Mack looked like he was on his way to a big day before sadly left with an injury, and to the dismay of all of Jonathan Taylor's fantasy managers, Nyheim Hines showed out: 7 rushes, 28 yards, 1 TD; 8 targets, 8 catches, 45 yards, 1 TD, which resulted in an unexpected 23.30 fantasy points.
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The Houston Rockets are keeping Daryl Morey as GM and remain all-in on small-ball (in part because James Harden wants it). Mike D'Antoni is gone in Houston, and he is leaving behind some serious challenges in Houston. The next coach is going to have to deal with Harden as he nears free agency (2022), getting Russell Westbrook to play within his skill set, and a roster that needs more perimeter defenders if they are going without much rim protection.
For the first time since 2013, the Seattle Seahawks have claimed a 1-0 start to the season with a road opener to kick off the year. Seattle traveled south to Atlanta and torched the Dirty Birds to the tune of 38-25 in front of a raucous crowd of artificially generated fan noise. The game was never really as close as the final score might have indicated, as the Falcons earned a few garbage scores late with the Seahawks shifting into cruise control.
With the chances of the Big Ten Conference playing a football season slipping away, two of Ohio State's best players have chosen to opt out and start preparing for the NFL draft. Cornerback Shaun Wade, a preseason All-American and likely first-round pick in the 2021 draft, announced his decision Monday on Twitter, saying the Big Ten waited too long to decide what to do about playing. Wyatt Davis, an offensive guard who is another potential first-round pick, announced his decision on Friday.
Denver started its season by talking about winning a championship way back in training camp, knowing very well that few would believe in the Nuggets' chances. The doubters still fuel them now - even though they're one win from the Western Conference finals. Game 7 awaits the Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, with the winner headed to the West title series against the Los Angeles Lakers.