How does the highest-paid quarterback in the league not make the list?
Posted: May 31, 2020, 12:36 am
Berlin (AFP) - 'Road Runner' Alphonso Davies lived up to his nickname with another lightning sprint Saturday while Hansi Flick bettered Pep Guardiola's record start as head coach of Bayern Munich, who opened a 10-point lead in the Bundesliga. Having defeated second-placed Borussia Dortmund 1-0 away in midweek, Bayern enjoyed a 5-0 romp over Fortuna Duesseldorf. The visitors' defender Mathias Joergensen scored an early own-goal before Benjamin Pavard, Robert Lewandowski (2) and Davies hit the target for Bayern.
Posted: May 31, 2020, 12:00 am
"I think it would be incredible for the people in the west. Iâ€™m not sure how that would go over for the teams back east."
Posted: May 30, 2020, 11:00 pm
Johnny Gregorek, a U.S. Olympic hopeful runner, clocked the fastest mile in history for somebody wearing jeans.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 10:29 pm
Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Images USC 4-star running back commit Brandon Campbell put out the alert again Saturday, teasing a big week ahead for the Trojans.Since committing two months ago and giving a jolt to the Trojans' recruiting momentum, Campbell has often signaled another big commitment on the way.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 10:00 pm
TSN 690 radio host Tony Marinaro made it clear in a recent interview with NBC Sports Boston he isn't a fan of the Montreal Canadiens being given new life with the NHL's play-in format.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 9:37 pm
The Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for a Sunday afternoon of bumping and banging on the high-banked short track.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 9:20 pm
After 38 years, Ripken Jr. delivers an interesting story on the single artifact he owns from the beginning of his consecutive-games streak
Posted: May 30, 2020, 9:11 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little, who starred in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 8:44 pm
Florida State's newfound momentum on the recruiting trail appears to be kicking into high gear as the Seminoles landed another commitment for the Class of 2021 on Saturday. Texas linebacker Jordan Eubanks, who recently dropped a "Top Six" list of schools and said he wasn't in a rush to make a commitment, apparently had a change of heart. On Saturday, he announced on Twitter that he has committed to the 'Noles.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 8:06 pm
The Kings would get a chance to end their 13-year postseason drought in the reported proposal.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 7:49 pm
Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is removing his name from the NBA draft and returning to school - just not in Gainesville. A team spokesman said Saturday that Nembhard plans to transfer and will have two years of college eligibility remaining. Stadium first reported Nembhard's intentions.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 7:17 pm
This should not be a surprise.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 6:30 pm
The Los Angeles Kings will not renew the contract of Mike Stothers, the coach of its minor-league affiliate in Ontario, the team announced Saturday.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 6:13 pm
The Patriots currently are sticking with Jarrett Stidham as their quarterback, but they reportedly checked in with Cam Newton earlier this offseason.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 6:10 pm
Former NFL vice president of communications Joe Lockhart just shattered the lies owners told about the blackballing of Colin Kaepernick.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 5:56 pm
While Roger Federer topped Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes for the first time, Lakers star LeBron James ranked No. 5.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 5:19 pm
Scott Turner wants his offense in 2020 to be as "unpredictable as possible."
Posted: May 30, 2020, 4:01 pm
If Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick resents rookie Tua Tagovailoa coming along to push him out of the starting job, he's not showing it. Instead, Fitzpatrick says he's excited to work with Tagovailoa, which has already begun during video meetings, and he expects Tagovailoa to have a great career as the Dolphins' franchise quarterback. â€œWeâ€™ve been [more]
Posted: May 30, 2020, 3:20 pm
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Tennessee hills for its first short-track race since the COVID-19 shutdown. Bristol Motor Speedway will play host to Sunday's Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 (3:30 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM), an event originally scheduled April 5 before its postponement. As with other events held since NASCAR [â€¦]
Posted: May 30, 2020, 3:14 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers running back reflected on his journey in a Twitter post.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 2:35 pm
There have been a multitude of memorable moments in Yankees history. Whether it was last outs for World Series victories or players rewriting the record books, the storied history of this franchise is second to none. So let's take a look at just a few of those moments, starting with a Yankees captain saying goodbye for the final time during his illustrious career...
Posted: May 30, 2020, 2:08 pm
The Mets were leading the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, with one out and none on in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 1 of the 2015 World Series. They were about to secure the win, guaranteeing themselves at least a split before returning to Citi Field for Game 3. And then it happened.A Jeurys Familia quick pitch was turned around by Alex Gordon, who drove it out of the ballpark. Five innings later, the Mets lost. And the series was turned on its head.Speaking this week on The Metrospective podcast with Tim Britton and Pete McCarthy, former Mets GM Sandy Alderson lamented the Game 1 loss and Familia's quick pitch.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 1:52 pm
As we wait for live sports to return, why not enjoy some of the best live sports from days gone by? You'll get to do that this week on NBCSN and NBC, with seven classic Super Bowls re-aired from Monday through Sunday. All were originally televised by NBC. It starts Monday night at 8:00 p.m. [more]
Posted: May 30, 2020, 1:21 pm
After missing most of the 2019 season with a torn biceps, Packers guard Lane Taylor has agreed to a pay cut in 2020. Taylor will get a $100,000 signing bonus and total pay of $1.5 million, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. Taylor had been due a base salary of $3.8 million this season, [more]
Posted: May 30, 2020, 12:04 pm
Jon Jones says he would settle for "half of what Deontay Wilder makes", contrary to UFC president Dana White's claims.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 11:27 am
The world number three said she does not need to earn equal prize money as men but does not understand those complaining about it.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 10:02 am
Deshaun Watson won't have DeAndre Hopkins to throw to anymore. The Texans traded Hopkins in the offseason, and he and his 632 catches for 8,602 yards and 54 touchdowns are now in Arizona. The Texans instead added receivers Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb and running back David Johnson. â€œWeâ€™re excited about the veteran weapons, the [more]
Posted: May 30, 2020, 4:17 am
Russell Westbrook and James Harden also are in the top 20.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 3:00 am
Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez reportedly looking for new partners in bid to buy Mets.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 2:49 am
JTG-Daugherty co-owner Brad Daugherty: Kyle Larson's use of a racial slur 'set us back another decade'
Daugherty is the most prominent black owner in NASCAR, a series that has struggled with diversity.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 1:48 am
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has issued a statement regarding the recent unrest in Minneapolis. "My heart breaks for our city, but especially for my African American brothers and sisters, who I know feel this on a level I can't possibly understand," Cousins said on social media. "Please know I am with you. WE must do [more]
Posted: May 30, 2020, 1:36 am
Royals GM Dayton Moore offers refreshing explanation as to why team is standing behind minor leaguers.
Posted: May 30, 2020, 12:56 am
Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay sounds off on Max Scherzer's stance that players already took a pay cut
The Yankees broadcaster sounded off on players for saying they won't negotiate another pay cut.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 11:12 pm
The Dolphins hired coach Brian Flores, who spent 11 years under Bill Belichick in New England. Flores, of course, has adopted some of the Patriot Way. He also has acquired some of his former players. Linebacker Kyle Van Noy became one of four ex-Patriots to join the Dolphins this offseason. He makes it clear, though, [more]
Posted: May 29, 2020, 10:37 pm
The Raiders are on the move, literally. They're already officially the Las Vegas Raiders, but the team that was for many years the Oakland Raiders is now moving out of its longtime facility in Alameda, California. Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports that the Raiders are in the process of packing up their facility, and some [more]
Posted: May 29, 2020, 8:56 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *The UFC is preparing to make its re-emergence on its home turf in Las Vegas. UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns will take place on Saturday, marking the first time the promotion has been able to operate in Las Vegas since the global coronavirus pandemic swept across the planet.UFC on ESPN 9 will take place on the UFC campus at the state-of-the-art Apex broadcast facility. There will be no live audience allowed at the event and it will operate with minimal staff.Following Friday's UFC on ESPN 9 weigh-ins, White held a scrum with the limited amount of reporters allowed on site, including MMAWeekly.com.White, of course, addressed returning to Las Vegas after operating three successful events over an eight-day span in Jacksonville, Fla. He also talked about the potential return of Conor McGregor during pandemic restricted events, as well as the fiery accusations that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has made recently, claiming that White has been lying about recent negotiations over a heavyweight bout with Francis Ngannou.* * *TRENDING > Conor McGregor accepts super fight with Anderson Silva* * * UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns weigh-in face-offs(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)
Posted: May 29, 2020, 8:30 pm
In Atlanta, former Braves star Jason Heyward is asking $2.8 million for his three-story home he's owned since 2014.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 7:38 pm
Dodgers veteran James Loney recently spent $2.863 million on a two-acre estate in Chatsworth with a Tudor-style mansion, swimming pool and tennis court.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:37 pm
Chookagian and Antonina each said they want to put on a show to bring enjoyment to fans who have had problems in their daily lives and may tune in.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:34 pm
Dee Ford had what he termed "pretty extensive" arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason, leaving the San Francisco 49ers' pass rusher as a question mark in his second season with the team. Ford had 6.5 sacks last season. Ford said Friday he had surgery a few weeks after the 49ers lost in the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:18 pm
Lance ArmstrongÂ breaks down into tears in Sunday's second episode of his ESPN documentary.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:16 pm
As it searches for a replacement to the John Deere Classic, the PGA Tour is considering holding back-to-back events in Columbus, Ohio.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:11 pm
The Philly Special has become a legendary play but the Eagles almost wasted it two weeks earlier. By Dave Zangaro
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:05 pm
In mid-May, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell started an uproar with comments he made about a potential COVID-shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season. "For me to take a pay cut is not happening, because the risk is through the roof... it's a shorter season, less payâ€¦ I gotta get my money," he said on a live Twitch feed. The former Cy Young Award winner, who in 2019 signed a five-year, $50 million contract, was pilloried as a very wealthy man worried about his fortune while an estimated 40 percent of households making less than $40,000 lost their jobs in March. The optics were not good. Snell hurried to clarify, telling the Tampa Bay Times, "It's just scary to risk my life to get COVID-19 as well as not knowing and spreading it to others. I just want everyone to be healthy and get back to our normal lives, 'cause I know I miss mine!"At the time, Snell's health concerns were easy to dismiss as half-baked damage control; it was more satisfying to vent about a whining millionaire in a time of national crisis. ("What world do you live in?" fumed FOX Sports Radio's Rob Parker. "I wish you would come up to bat in the National League and I was a pitcher so I could throw at you.") But with team owners and the Players Association now engaged in a pitched battle over player salaries, the tone-deafness of Snell's comments has given way to the gravity of his defense. Why should he and his 1500 coworkers â€” not to mention the coaches, trainers, and countless others they'll come in contact with â€” risk sickness to play this year? And why should we demand it of them?MLB's 67-page restart proposal, delivered to players on May 15, was impressive in its scope, with rules regarding issues both major (team travel, mask-wearing) and seemingly trivial (no mascots, no seed-chewing). But many questions remain unanswered, and are perhaps unanswerable. Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle listed a number of these in a reflective Twitter thread: "Coaches, clubhouse staff, security, grounds crews, umpires, gameday stadium staff, TV & media" â€” not just players â€” would need to be tested constantly, "and that's before we get to hotel workers and transportation workers (pilots, flight attendants, bus drivers)." Would MLB's ambitious testing plan be up to the task? What about a player with a preexisting condition â€” or, worse, a player who doesn't know that he has one? Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19's long-term effects, would there be added health-care benefits for those who contract the virus? What if a player decides he's had enough of hotel isolation and simply ventures out into the night? The unfortunate fact is that, for all of MLB's planning, a restarted season would be making best-case assumptions about a disease that has crushed predictions at every turn. No matter how airtight the plan, there's every possibility that at some point during a truncated season, baseball will have its own Rudy Gobert moment. "There will be positive cases and there will be transmission between players [in a 2020 season]," Laura Albert, a University of Wisconsin public-health researcher, flatly told The Ringer. "I anticipate it happening on airplanes and buses, in the locker rooms or bathrooms. It's not totally clear how we can change those spaces to be safe if there's a bunch of people using them." Thomas J. Duszynski, the epidemiology education director at Indiana Universityâ€“Purdue University Indianapolis, agreed. "You're still moving people about with an infectious disease that can have asymptomatic transmission occurringâ€¦ I would expect to see cases."These are the risks we're asking players to take so that we can watch baseball games, a desire a former CBS Sports executive described to The New York Times as "a little gladiator-like." And what will we get in return for their sacrifice? Half a season of ballgames played in empty stadiums for stakes that remain unclear. If the Cleveland Indians win the World Series, has their 72-year title drought really ended? If Jacob deGrom wins his third straight Cy Young Award, is he a true heir to Sandy Koufax? Or did he just have a nice half-year? In 1961, Roger Maris' single-season home run record was widely seen as illegitimate because he had eight more games to do it than did Babe Ruth, the previous record holder; just 23,000 fans showed up at Maris' record-breaking game. "Naturally, I'm glad to go past 60, even if I didn't do it in 154 [games]," he told reporters after hitting his 61st. "I'd have liked to do it, but my season was longer." A difference of eight games made his record seem fraudulent; baseball thrives on constancy. 59 years later, in a season shorn of 80 games, every player would be Roger Maris, shrugging at his feats because they're largely meaningless.Once the initial excitement has worn off â€” Baseball! Players! Movement! â€” fans will be stuck with a desiccated version of a beloved thing, a Zoom happy hour masquerading as a trip to the bar. In welcoming New York state's teams back to their respective training facilities, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, "We want people to be able to watch sports to the extent people are still staying home... it's a return to normalcy." But a game without fans â€” crowd noise replaced with silence, the sound of bat on ball echoing off the upper deck â€” is not normal. "Fallow stadiums would not signal a return to normalcy as states reopen," writes the Times' JerÃ© Longman, who covered a 2015 Baltimore Orioles game that was played at an empty Camden Yards. "They would confirm that we remain in a time of dire abnormality, undercutting the appeal of sports as escape and distraction."The economic risks that baseball faces are grim; MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred estimates that the $10.7 billion industry would take a $4 billion hit without a 2020 season. Small-market teams like the Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates could each lose $90 million this year, by the league's reckoning. Hundreds of minor leaguers have already been released by cash-strapped team owners. The careers of marginal players are hanging in the balance. The questions enveloping the country â€” When can we reopen? How can we do it safely? â€” are now swallowing its pastime whole. But as fans, we must understand what we ask of players like Snell â€” who, spoiled millionaire or not, doesn't deserve sickness so that we may watch a game.Want more essential commentary and analysis like this delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for The Week's "Today's best articles" newsletter here.More stories from theweek.com Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death Minnesota governor says Trump's Minneapolis tweets are 'just not helpful' 'A riot is the language of the unheard,' Martin Luther King Jr. explained 53 years ago
Posted: May 29, 2020, 4:22 pm
The Match II hasn't even been over for a week and yet you can already bet on The Match III. America! While there is no guarantee of such an event even happening, the odds are certainly in favor of one after arguably the most successful sequel since The Godfather Part II. The Match: Champions for Charity raised $20 million for COVID-19 relief efforts while becoming the most-watched golf event in cable television history. Phil Mickelson certainly seems optimistic about another showdown between him and Tiger Woods (and others).
Posted: May 29, 2020, 3:34 pm
A few weeks ago, we asked fans to take the ultimate leap of faith by submitting a video of their swing to be critiqued by none other than Tiger Woods himself. Quite a few took the plunge, and Woods didnâ€™t hold back with his analysis. Case in point: the first swing Woods is shown is that of a child, no more than 9 years old.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 3:21 pm
Jim Harbaugh has delivered many memorable football guy quotes in his day, enough to fill up a book (â€œAttack the day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankindâ€� is a personal favorite). During a Q&A with 247sports.com, the topic of the Wolverines winning a National Championship came up. Before I try to (sort of) defend him, it should be pointed out that Harbaugh has never won more than 10 games in Ann Arbor, and never lost less than three.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 2:38 pm
ESPN's solution to its "MNF" mess is already on the payroll.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 1:01 pm
Usain BoltÂ andÂ Carl LewisÂ aren't exactly close friends, evidenced again by a response from Bolt to a Lewis tweet.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 12:03 pm
Released Mets minor leaguer appears to rip Tim Tebow on his way out: â€˜Made a mockery of our teamâ€™
Andrew Church had some choice words for the Mets organization after it released him and many others on Thursday.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 4:57 am