- 2020-09-24 04:49:00Z
After two excellent seasons, Dodgers slugger Max Muncy has batted under .200 most of 2020. He's hoping to turn it around during the postseason.
* * *Watch as Dana White hosts the UFC 253 pre-fight press conference on the beaches of Fight Island.UFC 253 headliners Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa, Dominick Reyes, and Jan Blachowicz field questions from the media ahead of their Saturday, Sept. 26, showdowns.Adesanya puts his UFC middleweight title on the line opposite Costa, while Reyes and Blachowicz square off for the UFC light heavyweight championship recently vacated by Jon Jones.(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *TRENDING > Dana White on Dark Tone of UFC Vegas 11: 'This is the Fight Game!'* * * UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Beach Face-Offs on Fight Island(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)
Rafael Nadal will begin his bid for a record-extending 13th French Open title against Egor Gerasimov in the first round, while Serena Williams starts her attempt for a record-equaling 24th major against Kristie Ahn in all-American matchup. The 34-year-old Nadal, who is seeded second and has never faced the 83rd-ranked Belarusian, is aiming to equal the absent Roger Federer's men's record of 20 Grand Slam titles. The sixth-seeded Williams, who turns 39 on Saturday, fell short in her bid to equal Margaret Court's record at the U.S. Open, losing to Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals.
The absence of fans didn't stop Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto from receiving an ovation after hitting a homer to put his team ahead for good. When they haven't been keeping Great America Ball Park in tip-top shape, the groundskeepers have loudly cheered for the Reds from the stands. Teams throughout the major leagues have found different ways to maintain intensity without the benefit of fans in the ballpark.
Don Mattingly returns this weekend to Yankee Stadium, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did. Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, leading the Miami Marlins as they try to extend their improbable season into next week. ''Nobody picked this club to be able to do anything this season, but we believed in ourselves,'' Mattingly said.
On Wednesday, the NFL and NFLPA went to MetLife Stadium to investigate the turf once more to make sure everything is up to standard after complaints from the San Francisco 49ers following a week of severe injuries to its team. And once again, nothing bad was found.
Fletcher Cox missed practice again on Thursday with an oblique injury. By Dave Zangaro
When Cincinnati lost three games from its nonconference schedule, the Bearcats looked around for someone to give them a good test before American Athletic Conference play begins. Army and its daunting triple-option offense were available. Neither side realized what stakes would be involved when they play a quickly scheduled game at Nippert Stadium on Saturday.
Losing two of the most prolific receivers in program history left Texas with a problem: Where would senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger throw the ball in 2020? The transfer market and a receiver who sat out 2019 while suspended quickly answered that question for the No. 8 Longhorns. Joshua Moore scored on the first play of the season against UTEP, graduate transfers Brenden Schooler and Tarik Black both scored, and even walk-on Kai Money found the end zone as Ehlinger tossed five touchdown passes in the first half.
A day after acknowledging that wide receiver Breshad Perriman likely won't play in either of the next two games because of an ankle injury, coach Adam Gase said Thursday it appears Jamison Crowder won't be ready to go at Indianapolis on Sunday. ''You can common sense it if you want,'' Gase said. Meanwhile, second-round pick Denzel Mims (hamstring) is still on injured reserve, as are Vyncint Smith (core muscle) and Jeff Smith (knee).
NFL Network's Mike Giardi highlights the top storylines for the Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots matchup in Week 3. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on NFL Network
Fantasy experts think Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger can generate points against the Houston Texans defense in Week 3. What does that say?
The Steelers bolstered their practice squad depth at wide receiver on Thursday.
No. 10 Texas A&M took two big hits when top receiver Jhamon Ausbon and starting linebacker Anthony Hines opted out of the season before Saturday's opener against Vanderbilt. The Aggies are certainly disappointed to be without two of their top players in this coronavirus-impacted season. Fisher has been impressed with how the senior has handled the choices of his teammates.
Alshon Jeffery participating in drills during Eagles practice
Tiger Woods has announced an auction to benefit his TGR Foundation that's loaded with athlete autographs, unique golf getaways and more.
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery's bid to return to the lineup took a step forward on Thursday. According to multiple reporters watching the open section of Eagles practice, Jeffery is wearing a helmet, working in individual drills and catching passes. It's the first time that Jeffery has taken part in a practice session since going [more]
Will Sanders' right foot injury, which caused him to leave the Cowboys' season-opening 16-7 victory over Tulsa last week late in the first quarter, be healed enough for him to play? Will coach Mike Gundy start true freshman Shane Illingworth, who completed 4-of-5 passes for 74 yards to help lead the comeback victory in the fourth quarter? Or will Ethan Bullock, a junior college transfer from the City College of San Francisco, get the start for Oklahoma State (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) after completing 8-of-13 passes for just 41 yards and an interception in about two quarters?
Over the last month, America has been having a long-overdue conversation about race, justice and equality in our society. At NBC Sports Washington, we wanted to further the dialogue by providing a forum for DMV-area sports figures who are thought leaders on these important issues.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, the former first-round pick whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, announced Thursday he will retire after the season. Gordon was the second overall pick in the 2005 first-year player draft following a standout career at Nebraska, where he won the Golden
Alabama coach Nick Saban had nothing but praise for Eli Drinkwitz when discussing his Missouri counterpart this week. Hard to find much fault when Drinkwitz has only lost one game as a head coach. Of course, the up-and-coming boss of the Tigers also only has one season under his belt.
A nearly month-long postponement to the start of college football in the Southeastern Conference may feel different, but it won't look much different. Arkansas, has it has been for much of the last few years, is predicted to finish near the bottom. The Bulldogs are No. 4 in the nation.
A rumor emerged about the Kings trading Buddy Hield to the 76ers. It didn't seem particularly credible. But then...
The Detroit Tigers (22-32) play the Kansas City Royals (23-33) in one of their final series of the season.
AC Milan's talismanic forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and the 38-year-old responded in typically irreverent style, saying it was a bad idea for the virus to challenge him. Milan said that Ibrahimovic, who will miss the Europa League match at home to Bodo/Glimt later on Thursday, was placed in quarantine at home and the health authorities had been informed. The announcement came one day after his team mate Leo Duarte returned a positive test, however Milan said the rest of the squad, who were also tested, were negative.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, the former first-round pick whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, announced Thursday he will retire after the season. Gordon was the second overall pick in the 2005 first-year player draft following a standout career at Nebraska, where he won the Golden Spikes Award as the best amateur in baseball. The three-time All-Star also holds the dubious distinction of being the Royals' career leader in getting hit by pitches.
Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson has waited for football's return even longer than most of his Southeastern Conference brethren. The signal-caller for the No. 23 Wildcats will take the field again Saturday at No. 8 Auburn, returning from a knee injury that cost him almost all of last season. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops expects an older, wiser Wilson after the additional practice repetitions.
Virginia Tech finally begins a season of high expectations as the No. 20 Hokies face North Carolina State in a battle of teams that each had to postpone a game after COVID-19 outbreaks. Hokies coach Justin Fuente, however, still has many questions about his team.
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* * *Ahead of their UFC 253 showdown, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and challenger Paulo Costa, as well as light heavyweight title challengers Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz faced off on a Fight Island beach for some intense staredowns.UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa takes place on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. It is the first of a series of five weekly events that will take place during the UFC's second stint in Abu Dhabi since emerging from a near-global lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *TRENDING > Dana White on Dark Tone of UFC Vegas 11: 'This is the Fight Game!'* * * Trending Video...
The 2020 French Open men's singles draw and bracket, headlined by Rafael Nadal.
Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Michael Gatti looks at the Phillies' odds.
Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday signed Colombia defender Santiago Arias on loan for the rest of the season from Atletico Madrid with a buy option of around 12 million euros ($14 million).
Taye Barber and his TCU teammates have been together on campus for more than three months, and now jump right into Big 12 play after having their only non-conference game wiped out because of the pandemic. Iowa State (0-1) certainly feels the same way, though it has only been two weeks between games for the Cyclones, and not 10 months like for TCU. The Cyclones were in the Top 25 before a 31-14 home loss to Louisiana Lafayette, one of the three Sun Belt Conference teams with road wins over the Big 12 in season openers.
The 2020 French Open women's singles draw and bracket, headlined by Serena Williams and Simona Halep.
Anna van der Breggen won the women's time trial at the road cycling world championships on Thursday after defending champion Chloe Dygert crashed. Van der Breggen was runner-up in the time trial at four of the previous five championships, and the Dutchwoman was in tears after finishing in Imola. Marlen Reusser of Switzerland was second, 15.58 seconds behind, and Ellen van Dijk third over the 32-kilometer (20-mile) route which started and ended on the city's auto racing circuit.
Drugs testing in tennis has fallen by alarming levels during the Covid-19 pandemic, Telegraph Sport can reveal. As the sport prepares for the start of the French Open on Sunday, an investigation by Telegraph Sport has found that some of the world's leading players were barely tested in the five months between the suspension of the tours in early March and the Western & Southern Open in August. The International Tennis Federation - the world governing body which conducts the vast majority of tests in the sport - has also admitted that the combined totals of tests from the second and third quarter of 2020 are unlikely to match the 1,935 samples collected in the first quarter. The...
When Yan Gomes was asked about the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals essentially playing out the string over the last four games of this season, the catcher was put off by the premise. ''I don't think we're technically out of it yet,'' Gomes said. About four hours later, once Wednesday had turned into Thursday and a game involving other teams ended the wrong way for Washington's tiny remaining hopes, the Nationals were officially done.
On SportsNite, the guys take a look at the odds the Yankees have to be AL Champs and whether they should be favored over the Rays.
Stefanos Tsitsipas powered past Pablo Cuevas 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open and continue his warm-up for the French Open. In a rematch of his only clay-court final win, Tsitsipas saved four break points at 4-4 in the first set and another at 5-5 before breaking Cuevas to take a 1-0 lead.
Joe Girardi needs to treat the final three games of the season against the Rays as a playoff series and shake up the Phillies' rotation. By Dan Roche
Tyler Herro torched the Celtics in Game 4, and the Celtics Talk crew believes head coach Brad Stevens deserves some criticism for letting the 20-year-old rookie go off.
The PGA Tour stop in the Dominican Republic should be a candidate for comeback tournament of the year.
Two heavyweights clash at Anfield on Monday as both Liverpool and Arsenal have a perfect record with two wins from two so far this season.
Former tennis star Boris Becker appeared in a London court Thursday, pleading not guilty to a string of criminal charges related to his bankruptcy case. Becker, who was declared bankrupt in June 2017, is accused of not complying with orders to disclose financial information and hiding properties in the U.K. and Germany from his bankruptcy trustees. Becker stood in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday and denied 19 charges of failing to disclose money, property and debt between May and June 2017.
The verdict in the trial involving former FIFA number two Jerome Valcke and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi regarding alleged corruption in the allocation of World Cup TV rights will be announced on October 30, a Swiss court said on Thursday.
RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: MATCHDAY STAFF WAITING OUTSIDE PUSKAS ARENA, SOUNDBITES FROM MATCHDAY STAFF AND SUPPORTERS SHOWS: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (SEPTEMBER 24, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. EXTERIOR OF PUSKAS ARENA 2. UEFA SUPER CUP SIGNS ON EXTERIOR OF STADIUM 3. EXTERIOR OF STADIUM 4. HUNGARIAN WORKERS GATHERED OUTSIDE STADIUM WAITING TO BE ALLOWED IN 5. VARIOUS OF WORKERS WAITING 6. (SOUNDBITE) (Hungarian) HUNGARIAN WORKER, ALEX, SAYING: "I pay attention to always wash my hands, to keep the distance, I do what I can...
NASCAR.com's Jonathan Merryman and Alex Weaver dive into the playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and give their picks on who can win in the desert.
Five starters that are sleepers and players to sit in fantasy football Week 3.
Defending champion Chloe Dygert suffered a terrifying crash at the 2020 world time trialchampionships in Imola on Thursday as Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen took gold. Dygert, who was leading on the time splits at the time of her crash, lost control while navigating a right-hand bend and was unable to recover, slamming into a metal guardrail. Television cameras caught sight of the American flipping over the barrier and down an embankment. Her condition is unclear although USA Cycling said she was "conscious and talking". "Dygert was on track to win her second ITT [individual time trial] world championship [title], but has abandoned the race after her crash over the guard rail," the...
The reeling Jets will be without their top three wide receivers and top running back when they face the Colts on Sunday.
Florida prosecutors drop charge against Patriots owner Robert Kraft after court bars massage parlor sex video.
The turf at MetLife Stadium has been inspected and found to meet all standards days after the 49ers had complained about the surface following several injuries to their players in a Week 2 game against the Jets.
Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, a seven-time Gold Glove winner and one of the longest-tenured players in club history, is retiring from baseball.
UFC president Dana White said his promotion will not "muzzle anybody," when he was asked early Thursday morning about the backlash to recent Colby Covington comments, which several UFC fighters labeled as racist.
Matchups are a driving force behind weekly lineup decisions in fantasy football. Here are the most and least favorable matchups at QB, RB, WR and TE for Week 3 in the NFL.
Sandy Alderson, who served as general manager of the Mets from 2010 to 2018, will return as president if the sale of the team to billionaire Steve Cohen is approved.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden says he dubbed Patriots QB Cam Newton "Slam" because "he is a power forward playing quarterback."
Jayson Tatum and Celtics came out flat in the first half and got rolling too late Wednesday night, falling to the Heat 112-109 in Game 4 to fall into a 3-1 series hole.
Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years Wednesday night with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets.
Milan have officially announced Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for COVID-19 and confirmed the rest of the team have tested negative.
Sampdoria are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal for Inter winger Antonio Candreva, who seems set to sign a three-year deal at the Marassi.
Cagliari forward Giovanni Simeone says Diego Godin’s arrival from Inter makes him ‘enthusiastic’ and looks forward to play with the Uruguayan.
Milan Badelj hopes Genoa will have ‘a calmer season than in recent years’ and felt coach Rolando Maran ‘really wanted’ to have him at the Marassi.
Inter forward Romelu Lukaku said ‘racism still exists’ but revealed Italy is ‘the best country I have ever been in’.
Marko Pjaca believes Genoa can have a ‘beautiful and great season’ under coach Rolando Maran, after having started with a 4-1 win against Crotone.
Olympique Lyonnais continue to chase Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta, and the two clubs are reportedly still in talks over a move for the midfielder.
Aaron Ramsey has admitted Juventus are having ‘more fun’ in training with Andrea Pirlo and loves playing with the stars at the Old Lady.
Lorenzo Colombo gets his first start for Milan against Bodo/Glimt in the third qualifying round of the Europa League tonight.
Lazio forward Ciro Immobile said ‘it’s incredible to have scored more goals’ than his 'role model' Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.
Monza have reportedly signed Kevin-Prince Boateng, who will arrive from Fiorentina within the next 24 hours.
Inter reportedly step up the chase for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, as Milan Skriniar could move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Lazio are being linked with Paris Saint-Germain attacker Julian Draxler, who seems set to leave the French champions.
Spezia have officially announced the arrival of Lucien Agoumé on loan from Inter.
Bologna have officially announced the permanent signing of Aaron Hickey from Hearts.
Milan are waiting for the outcome of the new round of swab tests and must have at least 13 players available to face Bodø/Glimt.
‘Structural changes are coming’ at Roma after the costly mistake from Serie A Week 1, when the club lost 3-0 by default against Hellas Verona.
Inter forward Romelu Lukaku hopes to ‘learn’ from the defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League Final, admitting it was ‘a very difficult moment’.
AIA has revealed the referees for Serie A Week 2, with Marco Di Bello in charge of Roma-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese overseeing Inter-Fiorentina.
The pressure mounts on Roma coach Paulo Fonseca, as Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly made himself available to discuss with the Giallorossi.
Monza have reportedly signed Kevin-Prince Boateng, who will arrive from Fiorentina within the next 24 hours.
Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos made his long-awaited return Wednesday and scored in the first period as the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars in Game 3, 5-2, taking a 2-1 series lead.
Lakers and Nuggets players were frustrated by the Kentucky grand jury's decision to not prosecute any of the officers for the death of Breonna Taylor. LeBron James tweeted that "justice was met for her neighbors' apartment walls," but not Taylor herself.
A strong start and increased betting interest has propelled Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to the top of the odds to win the NFL MVP award this season.
The North Texas-Houston football game has been postponed due to positive coronavirus tests.
A grand jury in Louisville announced that Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13 that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will not practice Wednesday due to his right high ankle sprain and probably won't be able to practice later in the week.
Mid-Amerian Conference presidents will vote Friday on whether to have a football season this fall, sources told ESPN.
Jets safety Bradley McDougald and linebacker Avery Williamson have questioned the team's practice habits as the team is off to an 0-2 start.
A Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured Tyrod Taylor's lung just before kickoff Sunday while trying to administer a pain-killing injection, leading to the quarterback missing the team's game against the Chiefs, sources told ESPN.
South Florida is pausing football to await coronavirus test results after playing Notre Dame, which has had an outbreak.
Former Bulldogs safety Otis Reese wrote that his time at Georgia "took a devastating mental toll" on him, while the Georgia Athletics Association is disputing that it maintains an "unsafe, unsupportive, or racially insensitive environment."
Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died at age 77.
"We have two superstars in Nikola and Jamal," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said after Tuesday's win over the Lakers. Jamal Murray had 28 points and 12 assists in the 114-106 win. Nikola Jokic added 22 points and 10 rebounds.
The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League's top postseason seed and eighth straight division title with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.
Falcons TE Hayden Hurst said he approached Cowboys QB Dak Prescott after Sunday's game to express his support in the wake of what Hurst called "disgusting" comments made by FS1's Skip Bayless about Prescott's opening up about his mental health.
Tottenham are reportedly prepared to offer €50m plus bonuses for Inter centre-back Milan Skriniar.
Right-back Davide Calabria claims Milan ‘must aim for the top’, as he hopes to build on the 'positive spell' and prove the Rossoneri ‘are a quality team’.
Udinese are reportedly on the verge of signing Kevin Bonifazi from SPAL and expect the player to arrive for his medical tomorrow.