Michigan point guard Zavier Simpson has been suspended for an unspecified violation of team policies and will miss Tuesday night's game at Nebraska. While we are disappointed with what has transpired with Zavier, we know there are always lessons to learn and grow from. We take these matters and consequences very seriously,'' coach Juwan Howard said in a statement Monday.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 9:33 pm
Another talented quarterback is available on the transfer market. Peyton Ramsey, who has made 23 starts for Indiana over the past four seasons, has put his name into the transfer portal, Yahoo Sports can confirm. Despite his experience, Ramsey lost the starting job to talented redshirt freshman Michael Penix Jr. to open the 2019 season.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 9:29 pm
Plenty of people, from fans to analysts to former teammates, have thoughts on where New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady should play in 2020. Brady has often been open about his idolization of Montana as a young boy growing up in California's Bay Area, attending San Francisco 49ers games at the oldÂ Candlestick Park. The two quarterbacks' careers have gone on to mirror each other nearly perfectly, with Brady's six championships to Montana's four during long stretches of success with one franchise.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 9:21 pm
Stats Perform) - Bo Pelini knows what it's like to win a national title at LSU and is ready to chase another one with the reigning FBS champion. On Monday, Pelini resigned as Youngstown State's head coach after five seasons to join LSU coach Ed Orgeron's staff as defensive coordinator. He held the same position under Les Miles from 2005-07 and helped the Tigers win the BCS national championship in his final season before he left to become Nebraska's head coach.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 8:57 pm
The Baseball Writers' Association of America elected Halladay to the Hall of Fame in 2019, the first player since Roberto Clemente to be elected posthumously. Halladay's widow, Brandy, gave the speech at the induction ceremony with the couple's two sons, Braden and Ryan, in attendance. Payne Stewart In 1999, Payne Stewart won the US Open and helped the US Ryder Cup team rally to victory.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 8:36 pm
It's early, but MGM might be rooting hard for the San Francisco 49ers on Super Bowl Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs opened as 1-point favorites in Super Bowl LIV, and bettors are happily taking the Chiefs. About 80 percent of the money that has been bet on the point spread for this Super Bowl has come in on the Chiefs, says Jeff Stoneback, the director of trading pperations for MGM Resorts International.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 8:06 pm
The anticipation for this coming season was evident by the room full of fans in attendance for the state of the team address and Q&A session with Alex Anthopoulos. The Atlanta Braves general manager opened up about the team's offseason moves during the Chop Fest event at Truist Park on Saturday. The Braves, who are owned by Liberty Media Corp., head into this season with their highest Opening Day payroll in the team history after bolstering their bullpen from last season and acquiring new position players like catcher Travis d'Arnaud and left fielder Marcell Ozuna through free agency.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 8:00 pm
The Red Sox are one of three teams who lost their manager as a result of Major League Baseball's scathing report and harsh punishments handed down to the Houston Astros for illegally stealing signs over the last few years. LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App. The Astros fired manager A.J. Hinch after the MLB suspended him through the 2020 World Series, and the New York Mets parted ways with manager Carlos Beltran, who was the only player mentioned in the league's report on Houston stealing signs.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 7:38 pm
BOSTON - With the trade deadline right around the corner, a potential power shift is indeed on the horizon. What will the Detroit Pistons do with Andre Drummond? We've spent most of the season talking about Kevin Love being on the move.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 7:29 pm
In this week's edition of the PHT Power Rankings we take a look at where things stand around the league as the second half of the 2019-20 NHL season is set to begin. The top Stanley Cup contenders, the teams making a big move to climb the standings, the teams still on the playoff bubble, and the teams that are already looking ahead to next season (and probably beyond). Where does every team currently sit?
Posted: January 27, 2020, 7:11 pm
For a city already familiar with losing a basketball hero, Kobe Bryant's death made a particularly strong impact in the Italian town of Rieti. Nicknamed â€œthe center of Italyâ€� for its geographic location amid the Apennine Mountains, Rieti was the first stop on Bryant's seven-year childhood tour of the country. It's where Joe Bryant, Kobe's father, made his Italian basketball debut in 1984 when Kobe was 6.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 6:15 pm
Oregon moved up one spot in The Associated Press women's basketball poll to No. after beating rival Oregon State twice in a 48-hour span. The Ducks jumped UConn to move behind South Carolina and Baylor in the Top 25 released Monday.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 6:10 pm
The Cowboys have hired former NFL quarterback Scott Tolzien as an assistant coach, Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reports. Tolzien 32, most recently worked as an analyst scouting opponents for Wisconsin. Tolzien played for new Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy for three seasons in Green Bay.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 6:06 pm
Baylor is No. 1 for a second straight week in an AP Top 25 poll that had no major changes at the top, a rare bit of stability in a wildly unpredictable season. The Bears stayed well ahead of No. 2 Gonzaga in Monday's poll, part of an unchanged top seven for the first time this season. The only change in the top 10 came with Villanova moving up a spot to No. 8 to swap positions with No. 9 Duke.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 5:48 pm
49ers receiver Emmanuel Sanders is scheduled to become a free agent in March. One thing seems certain about his uncertain future: There is zero chance he returns to Pittsburgh with Ben Roethlisberger still the Steelers quarterback. Sanders spent his first four seasons with the Steelers after they made him a third-round choice in 2010, and he made 161 catches for 2,030 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 5:20 pm
There are always exceptions,â€� a veteran talent evaluator explained, â€œbut I don't think players who don't perform as well there get hurt as much as I do [think] players who have big weeks can help themselves. The ones who don't belong on that stage, well, they typically didn't belong in the first place. Meaning, the Senior Bowl is more for stocks rising than it is for stocks dropping.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 5:05 pm
The U.S. women's soccer team has never been in danger in Olympic qualifying, but that doesn't change this fact: It must win on Feb. 7 to reach the Tokyo Games. The U.S. roster, with 18 of its 20 players coming from the 2019 World Cup team, is here. Should the U.S. win its group, it would face the runner-up from the other group in a winner-goes-to-Tokyo match.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 4:51 pm
After Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Jan. 26, the NBA honored the late former Los Angeles Lakers player with 24-second and 8-second violations during the games. The violations signify the numbers Kobe wore during his 20-year professional basketball career, the entirety of which he spent with the Lakers. NBA games still continued as scheduled hours after the news of Kobe's death was reported.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 3:50 pm
From throwing paper in a trash can, to playground horse games, to high school, college and professional games, you're bound to hear someone shout 'Kobe!' Bryant's cold and calculated playing style became the stuff of legend over a glittering 20-year career. Matt Barnes was renowned as one of the league's best defenders, with the reputation of being a tough guy to back it up. During a 2010 game, Barnes and Kobe were engaged in a physical and mental duel, but this moment stands out.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 3:26 pm
Here is the latest NCAA tournament bracketology projection. Baylor continues to strengthen its grip on the No. overall seed.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 3:00 pm
During the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara smashed his own record for hardest shot recorded, with a mind-blowing 108.8 MPH shot. With the freakish stature of the 6-foot-9 defenceman, it was assumed that a player with a similar physique would be needed to put enough power behind a shot, to break Chara's record. Standing at 6-foot-1, Los Angeles Kings depth forward Martin Frk was able to set a new record during the AHL All-Star events.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 2:55 pm
Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the 'tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios. Surely, Nadal was content to collect the win in the latest installment of their rivalry. The No. 1-ranked Nadal kept his thoughts to himself and limited his shot-making to the more traditional variety in an entertaining 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) victory over home-crowd favorite Kyrgios on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals and get closer to a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 2:20 pm
Farmers Insurance Open: Full-field Scores | Full coverage But speaking to reporters after the round, Rahm revealed that he didn't look at another scoreboard the rest of the way. That meant he was unaware of Leishman's 72nd-hole birdie ahead of him that pushed the Aussie to 15 under and meant Rahm needed to make eagle - not birdie - to force a playoff. Rahm reached the par-5 green in two and barely missed a lengthy eagle putt before turning to caddie Adam Hayes expecting to prepare for overtime.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 12:01 pm
Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach had liked Patrick Mahomes for some time. The day it turned into love might have been during a 66-10 loss to Iowa State in 2016. Veach told Peter King of NBC's Football Morning in America that the Texas Tech quarterback's resilience that day cemented his respect, and led the Chiefs to target a guy that not many were expecting.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 11:55 am
Jordan Spieth is back in action, but his pronounced slide through the Official World Golf RankingÂ continues. Spieth made his 2020 debut this past week at the Farmers Insurance Open, but his T-55 result after a final-round 74 at Torrey Pines didn't earn him any OWGR points. Spieth is in the field at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open and will need to move back inside the top 50 by Feb. 17 or risk potentially not qualifying for next month's WGC-Mexico Championship.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 8:21 am
Kobe Bryant death: LeBron James pays emotional tribute to LA Lakers legend hours before tragic death
LeBron James recalled Kobe Bryant's inspirational message to him as a kid in a tribute made hours before the Los Angeles Lakers star's tragic death. James passed Bryant to become the third-highest scorer in NBA history on Saturday with his 29 points against the Philadelphia 76ers taking him to 33,655 points. LeBron spoke about the impact Kobe had on his career growing up and the profound message that helped him on his own journey in the NBA.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 7:22 am
Kobe Bryant began his NBA career as a Michael Jordan imitator. But once he stepped out of Jordanâ€™s immense shadow, he became his own man.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 5:35 am
The Trail Blazers and Pacers game went on as scheduled despite the NBA mourning the death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday. After the win, the Blazers spoke in the locker room about the man who some grew up idolizing, while other were fortunate enough to face in a game. Throughout the day NBA players and coaches had been sharing their stories of Kobe.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 5:12 am
The man is Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson, and the photo is from halftime of the very first Super Bowl, played way back on Jan. 15, 1967. And when Donovan noticed that a colleague down the hall had placed a larger version of this photo â€” one that has gained more life in recent years â€” on top of a credenza a few years back, Donovan knew he had to have one, too. It's one of my favorite photos,â€� Donovan told Yahoo Sports, flashing a wide-eyed smile.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 1:00 am
When you've won a tournament seven times, as Tiger Woods has the Farmers Insurance Open, it's no surprise that you're going to be the all-time money winner in the event. Entering the week at Torrey Pines, Woods had made $6.995 million in prize money in 18 Farmers starts. Trailing Woods in the No.
Posted: January 27, 2020, 12:10 am
Countless Boston-based athletes took to social media to honor Bryant. The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs took consecutive 24-second violations to start their respective games, as Kobe's jersey number was 24 for the second half of his career. LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 10:51 pm
NFL players react to Kobe Bryant's death Meanwhile, stunned NFL players took to social media to react: Pro Bowl players honor Bryant During the Pro Bowl, NFC defensive players honored Bryant with a sack celebration. Za'Darius Smith held up two fingers on one hand and four on the other, paying homage to Bryant's No. It was a tribute to Kobe and his family,â€� Smith said afterward.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 9:38 pm
Russell Wilson was chosen as the NFC's Pro Bowl starting quarterback, but he's stepping aside today. Wilson has asked Drew Brees to start in his place in today's Pro Bowl. It was a classy move from the 31-year-old Wilson toward the 41-year-old Brees.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 7:58 pm
See the highlights and recap from Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg from Saturday's event in Inglewood, Calif. One of the most feared fighters on the planet, Cris Cyborg began her Bellator tenure with a career-defining victory over featherweight champion Julia Budd. Not only did Cyborg show that she's still got devastating power, but in winning the fight, she became the only fighter in the world to have won championships under the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC banners.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 7:31 pm
Tiger Woods could only look around in disbelief. In the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday, Woods was 141 yards to the hole and made every single inch of it on a fairway shot. Woods tapped in an 11-inch putt for a birdie that everyone is walking away thinking holds a little bit of unfairness.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:43 pm
It appears the Boston Red Sox are moving closer to parting ways with the face of their franchise. On Thursday, it was reported the Red Sox and San Diego Padres were discussing a potential blockbuster trade involvingÂ Mookie Betts. Now, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports those trade talks have "evolved" with both the Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have been rumored to be a suitor for Betts throughout the offseason.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:36 pm
Katie Sowers will make historyÂ as the first female to coach in a Super Bowl when the 49ers face the KansasÂ Chiefs in Miami. This will be Sowers' third year with the 49ers after spending time with the AtlantaÂ Falcons. Sowers ultimately ended up on the football field because she was turned down as a volunteer coach for the Goshen College women's basketball team over a decade ago because of her sexual orientation.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 4:45 pm
The Lakers head into the trade deadline â€” where they have limited players and picks to make a move â€” and the buyout market looking for a secondary playmaker to come off the bench, plus some more shooting. J.R. Smith doesn't fit either of those needs at this point in his career, but he is going to get a workout with the Lakers, reports Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson at Heavy.com. According to a Lakers source close to the situation, Smith will get a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers next week.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 4:00 pm
Australian Open 2020: John McEnroe condemns â€˜homophobicâ€™ Margaret Court to â€˜past where she belongsâ€™
John McEnroe has condemned Margaret Court's â€œoffensive and homophobicâ€� views in a three-minute monologue, and said he hopes Serena Williams surpasses the Australian's all-time Grand Slam title record to leave the 77-year-old â€œin the past where she belongsâ€�. Tennis Australia, the country's national governing body, is set to hold a presentation ceremony on Monday to commemorate Court winning all four major titles in 1970. Court, who won 24 Grand Slams in total, has been widely criticised for her religious-based views on same-sex marriage and LGBT+ rights.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 2:59 pm
Usually when a golfer of any level resorts to an anti-slice driver, it is darn near end-stage desperation. But Keegan Bradley's switch to TaylorMade's new SIM Max D driver, which is geared in many ways to attack the weak right miss of average golfers (not tour players), had nothing to do with the former PGA champion becoming a hack. Indeed, Bradley is lurking around the top 20 through the middle of Satuday's third round at the Farmers Insurance Open, bolstered in part by putting in a driver that TaylorMade touts as offering â€œup to 20 yards of draw bias.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 1:57 pm
Sebastian SÃ¶derberg plays fastest round in European Tour history, but can't quite catch Wesley Bryan's PGA Tour record
Sebastian SÃ¶derberg mixed a comfortable 10K race into his final round of golf at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The results were pretty impressive. On a difficult golf course where no one finished double digits under par for the week, the 29-year-old Swede needed just 97 minutes to shoot a three-over-par 75 while playing as a single.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 1:53 pm
Several quarterbacks have gone from having strong performances at the Senior Bowl to being drafted early in the first round and Justin Herbert might be the player following that path this season. Herbert went into the week saying he hoped to show NFL teams leadership ability that he might not have shown during his time at Oregon. Teams will have to decide for themselves how well he did on that front, but his on-field work didn't hurt his cause.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:33 pm
Justin Verlander laughed at after saying Astros were â€˜technologically and analytically advancedâ€™
Justin Verlander was at the annual Baseball Writers Association of America banquet last night, on hand to accept the 2019 Cy Young Award. Normally such things are pretty routine events, but nothing is routine with the Houston Astros these days. During his acceptance speech, Verlander made some comments about the Astros' â€œtechnological and analytical advancements.â€� The comments were greeted by some laughter in the room as well as some groans.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:23 pm
A deliberate approach may have paid off last year for Bryson DeChambeau in Dubai, but this time around it left him a few holes short of a successful title defense. DeChambeau cruised to victory a year ago at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, where TV cameras caught him discussing air density calculations on the 72nd hole with his caddie, Tim Tucker. He started Sunday's final round two shots behind Ashun Wu as he sought to keep the trophy and had moved into a tie for the lead with four holes to go.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 10:40 am
He did so while standing alongside veteran UFC commentator Joe Rogan as a part of the melding of MMA coverage that's come with ESPN taking over UFC's pay-per-view rights. Rogan has since taken issue with Smith's post-fight commentary, and a soap opera now involving McGregor has ensued. What started the drama?
Posted: January 26, 2020, 6:15 am
The Pro Bowl happens again on Sunday, a non-football football game that essentially amounts to two-hand touch in pads. After the non-game game, the NFL will have to decide whether to keep it in Orlando for yet another year. As explained by Jabari Young of CNBC.com, the NFL's annual option to stay in Orlando will be considered in light of the possibility of moving the game to new stadiums in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 1:50 am
After posting a five-under 67 to get within two shots of Jon Rahm's lead ahead of Sunday's final round of the Farmers Insurance Open, Rory McIlroy offered the most detailed player response thus far to a story that's been bubbling all week. McIlroy was asked about the Premier Golf League, a potential competitor to the PGA Tour that seems to be moving closer to an official launch. Details of the startup entity are still emerging, but according to a report from Golf Channel's Geoff Shackelford, it would feature an 18-event schedule from January to September, 48-man fields and big-money payouts.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 1:47 am
With Eli Manning's retirement and Booger McFarland the butt of constant jokes, rumors have swirled fast and furious around the fate of the â€œMonday Night Footballâ€� booth. Fans have clamored for Peyton Manning and his dry wit to join the booth since the future Hall of Famer retired after the 2015 season. But Manning has resisted calls to join the MNF crew, with sources telling Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson before last season that he didn't want to be put in the position to have to criticize his brother Eli, who was scheduled for a pair of Monday games in 2019 with the New York Giants.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:31 am
After all, no team in the NFL was called for more penalties on pass plays during the regular season than the Kansas City Chiefs. And the consistency with which referee Bill Vinovich's crew calls those plays when the Chiefs are in man coverage against Kittle, as well as wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel, could be a factor in which team leaves Miami with the Lombardi Trophy. Most of Kansas City's pass-play infractions during the regular season were defensive holding infractions, on which the Chiefs topped the league with 21 penalties called against them with three being declined.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:15 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers would rather earn a World Series trophy on their own than accept any scraps from the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox, the teams that beat them in 2017 and '18. Despite being eager to focus on the upcoming season, several Dodgers publicly for the first time expressed annoyance at the Astros for the sign-stealing system used during the 2017 season, when Houston beat them in seven games in the World Series. â€œThey cheated and they got away with it,â€� utilityman KikÃ© HernÃ¡ndez said Saturday during the team's annual FanFest outside Dodger Stadium.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:32 pm
Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens was a starter at Iowa in 2012 when a freshman named George Kittle showed up. Kittle was a backup whose primary job was playing on the scout team, and he's motivated by some of those memories. Kittle said he's looking forward to going after Hitchens and fellow Chiefs linebacker Ben Niemann, who also played at Iowa, and Kittle noted that Hitchens in particular used to get the better of him on the Hawkeyes' practice field.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 10:39 pm