Novak Djokovic is taken to three sets in Miami by the Argentine left hander
Posted: March 25, 2019, 3:03 am
The NCAA tournament favorites were lucky to defeat Central Florida and reach the Sweet 16, but future opponents may have the blueprint for beating the Blue Devils.
Posted: March 25, 2019, 1:33 am
'If anyone wants to buy him, good luck!' - Mourinho says even the world's top teams cannot afford Mbappe
Jose Mourinho says he believes that Kylian Mbappe is far and away the most valuable player in the world, adding that the young French forward is currently "unbuyable". Mbappe joined Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in 2017 with the club paying â‚¬180 million (Â£166m/$212m) to acquire his services. The move made him the most expensive teenager ever as well as the second most expensive transfer ever, only behind PSG team-mate Neymar.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:20 pm
Stop playing:' Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown takes jab at Bills originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Antonio Brown is now a member of the Raiders -- which means he is not going to play for the Bills despite some strange rumors he would be Buffalo-bound. So, naturally, Brown made sure to put a reaction on Instagram to double-down on this: "Stop playing." This is in addition to him saying it was "Fake news" at the beginning of the month: And anything sports-related and bring Drake into the mix is very much appreciated.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 8:50 pm
Red Sox fans won't like Alex Rodriguez's latest Aaron Judge comments originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Major League Baseball needs a face, and two of the best candidates play for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. With all due respect to Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, the top two players to be the marquee superstar in baseball are Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts and Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. Betts is the reigning American League MVP, a three-time Gold Glove winner and a World Series champion.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 6:46 pm
Fall shoots 75 percent from the floor â€“ the best field goal percentage in all of Division I. He held the top spot as a freshman as well, and ranked in the top five as a sophomore. He lost months to injury as a junior, so didn't qualify. He's going to break a 38-year-old D-I record for career field goal percentage by more than six(!
Posted: March 24, 2019, 5:26 pm
Within the past week, the 49ers sent representatives toÂ the pro days of Alabama, Ohio State, and Kentucky. The 49ers own the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. --Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams met with 49ers general manager John Lynch and vice president of player personnel Adam Peters early in the week in Tuscaloosa.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 5:09 pm
NFL rumors: Jared Cook still an option for Patriots in free agency? originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com --End of Update-- The New England Patriots weren't able to sign veteran tight end Jared Cook in NFL free agency, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. ESPN's Mike Reiss reported Sunday that the Patriots went hard after Cook before he reportedly decided to join the New Orleans Saints.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:53 pm
Last year, the Jets traded up from No. 6 to No. 3 weeks before the draft. This year, the Jets hold the No. 3 pick, and their G.M. has made it clear that they're willing to trade it. With all teams gathering in Arizona for the NFL's 2019 annual meeting, it's the perfect place to wheel and to deal and to maybe get something done.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 2:46 pm
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu's recent run of wins â€” including an Indian Wells title â€” has delighted fans north of the 49th parallel, but not everyone is excited for her success. After her Miami Open match against Angelique Kerber on Saturday, she had a snarky remark tossed her way from the German who said â€œYou're the biggest drama queen ever. The fourth-ranked player in the world was probably just salty about Andreescu's 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:56 pm
The Buccaneers offense is going to have a different look with head coach Bruce Arians pulling the levers this season and the guy putting the plays into motion is going to have a different look as well. Quarterback Jameis Winston was at Arians' golf tournament on Saturday and revealed that he's going to be a bigger presence on the field than he has in past years. Winston has been listed at 231 pounds, but said he is working to build up muscle mass ahead of the season.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:53 pm
Bianca Andreescu beat Angelique Kerber for the second time in a week, as the pair met at the Miami Open.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:07 pm
Safety Eric Berry and linebacker Justin Houston were released while linebacker Dee Ford was traded to the 49ers shortly after Kansas City used the franchise tag on him. Head coach Andy Reid told Steve Wyche of NFL Media that he is â€œforever gratefulâ€� to the three players for what they brought to the organization, but that the moves were necessary to build a team that has a long run of success. â€œI mean, the NFL now â€¦ it's hard to hold on to players for as long as you'd like to.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 11:23 am
Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks joked the Miami Heat should be fined for allowing Dwyane Wade to retire after this season. Three-time NBA champion Wade, 37, has already confirmed that the 2018-19 season will be his 16th and final campaign. Yet he showed there was no sign of his ability greatly declining as he contributed a team-high 20 points off the bench in Miami's 113-108 victory over the Wizards on Saturday.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 10:09 am
However, with the Warriors still second in the Western Conference standings and bound for the playoffs, Durant saw no reason to dissect the latest reverse in any great detail. "It's not odd at all," he told reporters. "I think everybody in the locker room has gotten their a**** beat at home before.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:30 am
The Miami Open lost two of its biggest drawcards on Saturday with world number one Naomi Osaka suffering a shock third-round loss to Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei after eight-times champion Serena Williams withdrew due to a knee injury. The 33-year-old Hsieh came from a set down to prevail 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3 as her unorthodox style frustrated, perplexed and finally wore down U.S. and Australian Open champion Osaka. Osaka, who lost in the fourth round at Indian Wells and could lose her number one ranking depending on how others do in the tournament, said the mental side of her game had let her down.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 7:14 am
The Trail Blazers outscore the Pistons by eight in the fourth quarter behind Damian Lillard's 28 points as they beat Detroit, 116-112.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 5:13 am
Trae Young hits the game-winning floater against the Sixers in Atlanta.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 5:13 am
The Golden State Warriors are, by normal NBA standards, having a great season. But the Warriors are not a normal NBA team, and their 126-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday added another puzzling home blowout to their campaign. The 35-point defeat was the largest home loss in the Steve Kerr era and their largest defeat of the season, just 18 days after what had previously been the biggest home defeat in Kerr's tenure â€” a 33-point loss to the Boston Celtics â€” and 13 days after they were defeated by the conference-worst Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 4:03 am
Buddy Hield drains a triple to break Peja Stojakovic's Kings record for most made 3-pointers in a single season.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:40 am
Luka Doncic records a triple-double and Dirk Nowitzki adds a season-high 21 points as the Mavericks cruise past the Warriors, 126-91.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:34 am
Anthony â€œShowtimeâ€� Pettis definitely lived up to his nickname on Saturday night. In his first fight in the welterweight division, Pettis demolished two-time title contender Stephen â€œWonderboyâ€� Thompson with a spectacular Superman punch knockout to cap off the latest UFC Fight Night card from Nashville. This was the third weight class for Pettis over the past few years as he has bounced from featherweight all the way to welterweight for his latest headline fight.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:23 am
When Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reliever Phillip Diehl that he had been traded Saturday, Diehl thought it was a prank. For Yankees' reliever Phillip Diehl, what he thought was a prank turned out to be a life-changing decisions: He had been traded. Diehl believed that manager Aaron Boone was playing a trick on him when Boone told him he was traded to the Colorado Rockies because earlier on Saturday, when the team set up pregame haircuts, Diehl had taken CC Sabathia's spot in the barber's chair.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 2:20 am
Dwyane Wade drives the paint for the easy dunk.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:38 am
Rising star Ja Morant's season came to a tearful end with Murray State's Tourney loss Florida State in the round of 32.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:24 am
Lonzo Ball has played in just 99 games through his first two NBA seasons, 60 percent of the possible games. His rookie season, it was shoulder and knee issues that sidelined him for 30 games. This past season, he went down on Jan. 19 with a sprained ankle against the Rockets, a severe one that also had a bone bruise, which slowed the healing.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:06 am
As Kevin Durant nears free agency, his decision is as unclear as it was at the beginning of the season. So, any rumors and potential connections to other teams will raise eyebrows, such as the fact that Durant will receive a virtual tour of Brooklyn from D'Angelo Russell via his new video series, â€œFly By,â€� along with San Francisco and Los Angeles. Durant is friends with the Nets' Caris LeVert, who told the New York Post he thinks Russell could sell Durant on joining the Nets next season: â€œ[Russell's] played at an All-Star level,â€� LeVert said.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 1:04 am
Zion Williamson will have his work cut out for him Sunday when he faces off against UCF's 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:40 am
In a surprise move, Cubs option Ian Happ to Triple-A originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com In a surprise move, Ian Happ will not be on the Cubs roster on Opening Day. Joe Maddon told reporters on Saturday afternoon that Happ will begin the season with Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs have since made the move official.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 11:19 pm
Nick Foles didn't necessarily break the bank in comparison to other quarterback contracts, but he sprained the hell out of it. Foles' new contract with the Jaguars pays $45.125 million fully-guaranteed at signing, and the structure of the deal makes the remaining $5 million in injury guarantees as a practical matter fully guaranteed. 4. 2021 roster bonus: $5 million, guaranteed for injury at signing, fully guaranteed if Foles is on the roster on the third day of the 2020 league year.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:42 pm
The Yankees completed a trade on Saturday, sending minor league reliever Phillip Diehl to the Rockies in exchange for outfielder Mike Tauchman. Per Yankees skipper Aaron Boone, Tauchman will be given the opportunity to break camp with the team, though nothing has been set in stone quite yet. Tauchman, 28, has yet to make significant strides in the majors.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 9:10 pm
A lot of credit for the leap has gone to coach Mike Budenhozler and the Bucks organization for putting players and a system around him that fits better. Milwaukee is playing 6.7 possessions per game faster, it upgraded the roster to surround Antetokounmpo with shooters, and the result is he has the freedom to attack. The Greek Freak is overpowering defenders on his way to taking two-thirds of his shots being at the rim.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 9:07 pm
Kyle Busch celebrates his 201st career NASCAR national series victory in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:41 pm
MLB rumors: Giants acquire Michael Yastrzemski to bolster bare outfield originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Giants have released two outfielders this week which left many of us wondering ... what's next? Well, a familiar name is being acquired by the Giants -- Yastrzemski.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:37 pm
If Jason Kokrak secures his first PGA Tour victory this weekend at the Valspar Championship, he'll look back on his hole-in-one on Saturday as one of the biggest highlights of his career. There's a lot of golf to be played, but an ace at the 15th hole on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook gave Kokrak a share of the lead late in his third round. Kokrak was 3-under on his third round through 14 holes as he stepped up to the 219-yard 15th hole, sitting two behind the lead, about to enter one of golf's toughest closing stretches.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:06 pm
Just askÂ Clayton Kershaw,Â Jason Heyward,Â Manny Machado,Â J.D. MartinezÂ andÂ David Price. â€œ[Boras] knew from the beginning I didn't want to be traded, and I didn't want the opt-out at all,â€� Harper said. Machado, who held the record for theÂ largest free agent contractÂ for a little over a week, has an out after five years so that he can still hit the market again at age 31.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:03 pm
The last time Malcolm Mitchell left the site of a game that mattered, he did so nonchalantly. Mitchell was thankful, remembering how he flipped the switch, that Tom Brady pulled him aside at the time and told him to focus on one play at a time. Mitchell smiled, strolling through the bowels of NRG Stadium in the direction of the team's Super Bowl party as one of its most promising young players fresh off a championship.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 7:29 pm
Texas Rangers pitcher Jason Hammel has announced his retirement after 13 big-league seasons. Hammel, 36, decided to walk away despite learning one day earlier that he had made the Rangers' 25-man roster. Right-hander Jeanmar Gomez will replace him on the active roster, according to The Athletic.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 7:10 pm
Red Sox cut five more from major league roster originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Boston Red Sox almost have their 25-man roster set for the start of the 2019 MLB season. With their season opener against the Seattle Mariners just days away, the team is continuing to make roster moves to trim down their spring training unit. Per the team's official Twitter account, they assigned five players to the minor leagues.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:52 pm
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) -- ï¿½ï¿½ Defending champion Nathan Chen delivered a spectacular free skate Saturday to win the gold medal again at the figure skating world championships. It was the first time an American man captured consecutive world titles since Scott Hamilton won his fourth in a row in 1984. Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan was second and American Vincent Zhou was third on a big day for U.S. skating.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 5:23 pm
Editor's note: Baseball is back and Yahoo Sports is previewing all 30 teams over the next month. This year's previews will focus on fantasy and reality, as our MLB news staff and our fantasy baseball crew come together to assess each team before opening day. Next up, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 5:18 pm
The Cowboys have kicked the tires on several free-agent safeties, but they have yet to sign any of them. David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports that George Iloka has left Dallas without a deal. The Cowboys previously brought Eric Berry and Clayton Geathers to town, signing neither.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 5:06 pm
Like it or not for the NFL, those will be two front-seat stories, with each tied to a pair of governing principles that have been a constant topic of discussion in recent years: The varying application of the personal conduct policy; and the league's use of its own investigative resources in the pursuit of personal conduct violations. Both will summon the same pair of question in the Kraft and Hill situations. Will the NFL be using its investigative resources in either matter?
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:38 pm
Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao took to social media to poll millions of fans on who they think should be his next opponent, having brushed off calls to hang up his gloves after turning 40. "Who should I fight next?" the world's only eight-division champion asked in a Twitter survey that drew 27,380 votes after five hours and listed Floyd Mayweather, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter as the choices. The poll, also linked to Pacquiao's Facebook wall, has 18 more hours to run.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:35 pm
Bryant said that he would have no trouble finding a team, but couldn't do so until landing a $1.75 million deal with the New Orleans Saints in November that would have just paid him $1 million for the remainder of the season. That honeymoon only lasted three days, though, before Bryant ruptured his Achilles during a practice. That was a tough blow, especially considering he turned down a reported three-year, $21 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens, who would go on to make the playoffs.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:31 pm
The Boston Celtics are bringing back a familiar face, signing center Greg Monroe to a 10-day deal on Saturday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Monroe, 28, averaged just 11.1 minutes in 38 games (two starts) for the Raptors this season, tallying 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest, but was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in February in exchange for cash considerations. The Nets then waived the ninth-year veteran.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:28 pm
The most exciting weekend of college basketball is upon us, and here is the television schedule for all the early round action.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 3:04 pm
Kobe Bryant will always be one of the first names you associate with basketball in Los Angeles. Bryant is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan and was asked about the team during an event at a Philadelphia high school on Thursday night. Bryant recalled a funny interaction he had with quarterback Nick Foles.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 2:05 pm
Paul George was forcing his way out of Indiana and his people were making it clear â€” he was going to be a Laker. Any other team that traded for him it was going to be a rental. But Oklahoma City jumped in and rolled the dice they could win him over, and they put together the best package (Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis).
Posted: March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gareth Southgate was delighted with the debutants in England's 5-0 thrashing of Czech Republic.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 12:22 pm
The Steelers have lost two of their best players this month, arguably due to their own mismanagement of the relationships with both players. To little surprise, then, owner Art Rooney II declined to address Antonio Brown or Le'Veon Bell in a Friday conference call with reporters. â€œWe are excited about the players we have and are going to have in the building, and are looking forward to getting started on the 2019 season,â€� Rooney said, via Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 11:58 am