Minty Bets highlights a few noteworthy MLB betting trends for the September 4 slate of games.
At one point during training camp, Raiders coach Jon Gruden called backup quarterback Marcus Mariota a “dazzling playmaker. His immediate future suddenly quite isn't so bright. Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com explains that Mariota hasn't become the potential alternative to Derek Carr that the one-year, $7.5 million investment would suggest.
The team signed free agent Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, fresh off a season with the Chicago Bears, to a one-year deal with a fair amount of guaranteed money. Hopefully the team had some offset language involved, because on Thursday, two days before roster cuts had to be submitted to the league office, Clinton-Dix was the first defensive player released this week. It had been reported that Clinton-Dix was not performing well in practice and that he had been passed on the depth chart by journeyman safety Darian Thompson.
Alongside all the changes seemingly in-store for the Dallas Cowboys this season, a long-term project along the defensive line is also set to potentially bloom. After years of searching for any semblance of a pass rush after the release of longtime franchise icon DeMarcus Ware, perhaps Dallas has finally collected enough pieces to field a unit capable of continuously affecting games. The Cowboys defensive line rebuild began during 2014 offseason, when Ware, the team's all-time sack leader was released after a nine-year run.
The oversized black mask covering Jaylen Brown's face did little to shield his frustration. Brown plopped down in front of the Zoom camera after the Toronto Raptors stunned the Boston Celtics on OG Anunoby's improbable buzzer-beating 3-pointer and twice dubbed the final sequence a “f—cking disgrace.” It's Brown you'll see on the highlight reel scrambling to contest Anunoby's quick-release shot.
People seem to have forgotten just how good he was prior to a back injury which ended his season in Week 9. From Week 1 to 9, he was QB6 in fantasy points. Of qualified passers in 2019, Stafford finished with 8.3 average completed air yards (1st), 10.7 average intended air yards (1st), 23% aggressiveness percentage (1st) and a +3.4 completion percentage above expectation (5th).
Just think of all the things you could do in a LaFerrari Aperta. You could use it to 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.
The Green Bay Packers must make 27 cuts – going from 80 players to an initial 53-man roster – before Saturday's 3:00 p.m. CT deadline. GM Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur will have hard decisions to make, but it's not all bad news: Practice squads have been increased from 10 players to 16 this year, so although the team will cut 27 players between now and Saturday, there's a good chance the Packers will retain a big chunk of their current roster ahead of Week 1's trip to Minnesota to play the Vikings.
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers pushed aside one of the NBA's best backcourts in the first round. James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets are the opponent when the top-seeded Lakers open the Western Conference semifinals Friday night. The Rockets' debut of their small-ball style was a big success when they beat the Lakers 121-111 in Los Angeles on Feb. 6 behind 41 points from Westbrook.
A look at how the No. seeded Lakers and No. seeded Houston Rockets match up for the second-round playoff series: STARTERS Lakers / Rockets Player; Ht.
The past eight months should have been hellish for Bill Belichick. A few months later, Brady awkwardly departed in free agency under a cloud of ambiguity, then convinced tight end in Rob Gronkowski to join him in Tampa Bay. By training camp, three of Belichick's starting linebackers had vanished, with Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins signing with the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions respectively, and Dont'a Hightower taking a COVID-19 opt-out.
The 2020 NBA draft is still likely more than two months away, as the league continues to pin down the remainder of its offseason calendar in the wake of a pandemic that has upended nearly everything. Regardless, we know enough to take a stab at predicting the top of the lottery, and who the Pistons might select. Minnesota is in an interesting position, and not just because they won the lottery.
Naomi Osaka has moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open by getting past 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2. Osaka threw her racket after ceding the second set, then was one point from trailing 3-1 in the third. Osaka is a former No. 1-ranked player who has won two Grand Slam titles, including the 2018 U.S. Open.
The Las Vegas Raiders continue to trim their roster down to 53 players as the Saturday deadline approaches. One player that will be on the roster is quarterback Nathan Peterman. According to ESPN's Field Yates, Peterman has agreed to a pay cut, saving the team over $1 million.
Novak Djokovic has earned more than $140 million in prize money over his accomplished career, plus plenty of other millions in endorsement deals, so there wasn't much of a question in his mind when the possibility was offered to rent a private home during the U.S. Open. Anyone that wanted to spend money and stay in the house, he or she could have done that,'' Djokovic said. Serena Williams and Milos Raonic were among the eight players who, like Djokovic, opted for one of the Long Island homes the USTA made available instead.
The rampaging Phillies won for the ninth time in 10 games on Thursday when they edged the Washington Nationals, 6-5, in 10 innings at Citizens Bank Park. After the game, Harper said the only way to save the season was to win nine of 10 games. The Phillies are 18-15 and just 2½ games out of first place in the NL East with 27 games to play.
Both the Avs and Stars lost Game 7s in last year's playoffs, the Avalanche falling to the Sharks in San Jose and the Stars suffering a double-overtime defeat in St. Louis to the eventual champion Blues. The Canucks have not faced a Game 7 since being shut out by Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins in the final game of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
Just when you thought you knew what the Miami Dolphins' quarterback room was going to look like, the team may be winding up and getting ready to toss another curveball. The Dolphins have been operating with a strong quarterback room this summer with Ryan Fitzpatrick and two former top-10 overall selections in Josh Rosen and Tua Tagovailoa in the mix as Miami has held an open competition for the starting quarterback job. Fitzpatrick is expected to hold the starting gig to open the season, leaving Rosen and Tagovailoa as young, talented hopefuls to play down the road.
The Philadelphia Eagles waived 12 players on Thursday and placed Andre Dillard on injured reserve, officially ending his season. With the roster now sitting at 67 players, here are six players in danger of not making the 53 man roster. Sidney Jones Jones should make the roster by default but he's been outplayed by Craig James and he lost his position battle with Avonte Maddox.
Tomase: Seaver had priceless message to Roenicke after first HR originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Ron Roenicke only hit 17 home runs in an eight-year career, so he was always going to remember his first no matter what. But the message he received from the Hall of Famer he victimized made it truly unforgettable. The news that 300-game winner Tom Seaver died on Wednesday brought Roenicke back to 1982, his second year with the Dodgers.
Tour de France contenders will battle it out in the Pyrenees on Saturday and Sunday, but Friday's seventh stage produced a surprise shakeup of its own. Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, third place in the overall standings going into the day, lost 81 seconds to the other favorites to make the podium in Paris in two weeks. Another contender, Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz, lost the same amount of time.