Honeycutt has been the Dodgers pitching coach under four different managers over 14 seasons
Posted: October 14, 2019, 6:36 pm
Leverage trades for those performing below expectation, who have a favorable upcoming schedule to get them back on track. Here are some of my favorite trade targets for the coming weeks to help carry you to playoff contention amidst the midseason injury pileup and bye weeks. Buys Fellow WR Cooper Kupp has stolen much of the glory in Los Angeles after managing four 100-yard games in his first five starts returning from a torn ACL in 2018.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 6:12 pm
On Oct. 8, NBA commissioner Adam Silver released another statement espousing his league's commitment to free speech. The Lakers and Nets held no media availability while playing two preseason games in China. Silver was said to be extremely thoughtful and transparent with Lakers and Nets players, coaches and executives present.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 5:37 pm
Ben Watson's absence from New England didn't last long. Watson, the veteran tight end who was released by the Patriots last week, is planning to re-sign with the Patriots this week, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Patriots ran a very limited offense on Thursday after injuries to tight end Matt LaCosse and fullback Jakob [more]
Posted: October 14, 2019, 5:13 pm
Dr. Charles Czeisler, the director of sleep medicine at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said professional athletes are not immune from the public health problem of insufficient sleep. He told ESPN that players he's talked to sleep on average five hours a night, and some “very famous” ones have told him it's more like three to four hours for them. With a pre-game nap, it's approximately six hours of sleep per 24-hour cycle.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 4:56 pm
They play Chicago and Winnipeg on the road this week as well as Philadelphia and Detroit at home. Mike Smith has been stellar thus far with a 3-0-0 record to go with a 2.67 GAA and a . save percentage.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 4:31 pm
The Giants are getting closer to having actual offensive players to put around rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.com, the Giants had a number of key players participating in individual drills Monday. That group included running backs Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion), tight end Evan Engram (knee), and wide receiver [more]
Posted: October 14, 2019, 4:19 pm
‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Down To New Season Low With Steelers’ Win, ‘Batwoman’ Dips In Week 2
Or to digitally quote the seemingly resurrected Steelers: Still with all that, it is not looking like a win for SNF week to week or year to year. In the non-adjusted fast affiliate ratings, last night's West Coast match-up snagged a 3.9/17 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.53 million viewers. Not saying the Season 2 finale of Succession or the series end of the very NFL-centric Ballers on HBO took a big chuck outta NBC's flagship NFL show but those early numbers are a season low for SNF.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 4:10 pm
Jimmy Garoppolo, Teddy Bridgewater, Kyle Allen and Devlin Hodges (the duck-caller) are 14-0. The 2004 class is fading away, with Eli Manning benched, Ben Roethlisberger out for the year and Philip Rivers 2-4. When ex-MVP Cam Newton, 30, can go from starry starter to hurt to wondering if he'll get his job back when he's healthy, you realize that NFL, as Jerry Glanville once made famous on NFL Films, stands for Not For Long.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 4:01 pm
The Warriors gave up on Damian Jones, their 2016 first-round draft pick, after losing confidence in his evolution from 7-foot athlete into reliable NBA contributor. The Suns didn't have as much patience with Marquese Chriss, even though they drafted him No. 8 overall – 22 picks ahead of Jones – as their power forward of the future. Chriss was traded to the Rockets after two years in Phoenix.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 3:27 pm
The Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reported Sunday that the Giants gave the Phillies permission to interview Baker to be their next manager. Baker last managed in the major leagues when he led Harper and the Nationals to 97 wins in 2017. The Nationals won the NL East both years that Baker managed in Washington DC -- 2016 and 2017 -- and averaged 96 wins in his two seasons.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 2:37 pm
At the end of Matt Patricia's first season as head coach, there were many issues with the Detroit Lions. The Lions went 6-10. Patricia wasn't bad enough to be one-and-done, but his second year seemed pretty crucial to his long-term future.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 2:17 pm
Coco Gauff, 15, becomes youngest player to win WTA title since 2004 - but are age restriction rules correct?
On Sunday evening in Linz, Coco Gauff – at just 15 years and 214 days – became the youngest woman to win a Women's Tennis Association title since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004. But amid the swirl of superlatives thrown up by her achievement, one question lingered: should tennis rules be changed to accommodate a player of her remarkable talents? The regulations state that 15-year-olds may play 10 professional events, rising to 12 and then 16 in the next two seasons – although those figures increase slightly for exceptional individuals.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 1:28 pm
Maverick McNealy shot the best round of his career after receiving "talking to" from girlfriend, according to this PGA Tour report
McNealy bounced back on Sunday though with a seven-under-par 65, the best score of the day that vaulted him 29 spots up the leader board for a T-17 finish. After his round, McNealy attributed the weekend contrasts to a simple notion. "Got a talking-to yesterday on the phone," he told the PGA Tour's Mike McAllister.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 1:09 pm
Each week, we highlight six recommended fantasy pickups plus a team defense available in over 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. If you have roster needs, we offer a full menu of options. We're strangely AFC East-heavy this week, but it was not intentional.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 1:00 pm
The 49ers are for real and the blueprint for beating Patrick Mahomes: The 10 biggest takeaways from NFL week six
Week six of the 2019 NFL season is almost in the bank - the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers play a divisional match-up on Monday night - and we're left with two undefeated teams. One of them anyone could have predicted - it's no surprise the New England Patriots are 6-0 and steaming towards an 11th straight AFC East title - but who out there had the San Francisco 49ers sitting at 5-0?! Here's everything we learnt from another thrilling NFL Sunday.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 11:08 am
Farrell's take: FACT. This is a brand new LSU team offensively and the Tigers look so sharp and focused, they will give the Alabama Crimson Tide everything they can handle. Florida's defense is very good and LSU went right through them and Alabama has some defensive deficiencies for a change.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 10:41 am
It occurred with the Chiefs leading 17-9 in the second quarter, and driving for more with a first down on the Houson 32. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes fired a deep ball to the end zone, and it was intercepted by Texans defensive back Tashaun Gipson. Referee Shawn Hochuli initially informed the fans in the stadium and the TV audience that Texans defensive back Lonnie Johnson Jr. had committed defensive pass interference on Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, with the video showing Johnson grabbing Kelce and driving him into the ground.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 10:27 am
The Steelers are already two steps removed from Ben Roethlisberger being their starting quarterback. Via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com, veteran center Maurkice Pouncey said he saw promise in the third-string quarterback when he handled a bad snap with poise, collecting a ball that had bounced between his legs, gathering himself and attempting a pass toward one of his own. “He looked like Ben,” Pouncey said.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 9:53 am
In the middle of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, the play and the players from New York and Houston froze for a few minutes in the bottom of the fifth at Minute Maid Park on Sunday night. With the score knotted at two runs apiece, Astros outfielder Michael Brantley fouled off a slider from Yankees pitcher Adam Ottavino. If you were paying attention to where all the action usually takes place around home plate, within the purview of the television broadcast, all you saw was the pitcher, catcher, umpire all turn to look into the Astros' dugout and the batter turn the opposite direction, walking with his head down until he was fully out of the dirt circle surrounding the plate.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 7:38 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKING THEIR PITCH Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals try to move within a win of the World Series. They lead St. Louis 2-0 in the NL Championship Series after dominant starts by Max Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez - the Cardinals totaled just four hits in their two losses at Busch Stadium and are batting . in the best-of-seven matchup.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 7:02 am
After a 3-0 start to the season, the Dallas Cowboys stumbled in their next two games with losses to the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. After all, their opponents on Sunday were going to be the 0-4 New York Jets and starting quarterback Sam Darnold fresh off a month-long bout with mononucleosis. This would be the perfect chance for Dallas to get back into the win column, right?
Posted: October 14, 2019, 7:00 am
Four teams dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten, Louisville's coaching staff is way too intense, everyone from the state of Michigan is an embarrassment and yeah, Oklahoma and Texas still don't like each other. Four undefeated teams suffered their first losses of the season this week as the College Football Playoff Grim Reaper began to rear his ugly head. Why else would Georgia take itself out of field goal range with an illegal shift right before the end of regulation?
Posted: October 14, 2019, 6:58 am
A man in the Astros dugout who was not in uniform was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Houston's Michael Brantley during Game 2 of the AL Championship Series and exited with a towel over his head. The Astros released a statement late in Sunday night's game on behalf of Harris County Emergency Corps, which said one of its employees was hit and taken to a hospital, where he was evaluated and in stable condition. ''My thoughts and prayers are with his family and him, and I hope I can talk to him soon,'' Brantley said after the Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-2 in 11 innings.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 6:34 am
With that in mind, here are four non-quarterbacks to consider for waiver claims Tuesday morning, all of whom could play a major role down the backstretch of the fantasy season and are owned in fewer than 15 percent of Yahoo and ESPN fantasy leagues. Mark Walton, Miami Dolphins RB 3 percent owned in Yahoo leagues, 1 percent owned in ESPN The Dolphins are terrible, make no mistake. They have the third-worst defensive DVOA after five games of any NFL team dating to 1986, and they might be even worse on the offensive side of the ball.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 5:05 am
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he prefers Adam Silver's leadership to that of United States president Donald Trump. Popovich was responding to criticism from Trump, who blasted the Spurs coach and Golden State Warriors counterpart Steve Kerr last week for their responses to questions about the NBA-China controversy. Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey issued an apology for a now-deleted tweet, that read "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong" amid the ongoing protests in the region.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 5:03 am
The search for USC's next athletic director is the buzziest topic in college athletics, mostly because it's the precursor to the opening of one of college football's most coveted coaching jobs. The fate of embattled coach Clay Helton was further sealed late Saturday at Notre Dame, as USC fell to No. 8 Notre Dame, 30-27, to slide to 3-3. USC's AD search effectively has become a search for the candidate who can land the best football coach, the easiest pathway for USC to re-establish itself as a national power.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 2:39 am
Novak Djokovic calls him a "very complete" player and Alexander Zverev says he has a unique style that makes him the best in men's tennis on current, breathtaking form. Now Daniil Medvedev is homing in on Roger Federer's third place in the world rankings before the year is out and chasing a first Grand Slam title next year. The 23-year-old Russian said he had been "invincible" as he won the Shanghai Masters with a ruthless 6-4, 6-1 demolition of Zverev on Sunday.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 2:36 am
American boxer Patrick Day was fighting for his life in critical condition in hospital on Sunday night after lapsing into a coma following a vicious knockout by Charles Conwell the night before. The 27-year-old Day suffered a "traumatic injury" and underwent emergency brain surgery Saturday night after being knocked out by Conwell in a super welterweight bout on the card at Chicago's Winstrust Arena. "Patrick is in a coma caused by the injury and is in extremely critical condition," said fight promoter Lou DiBella.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 2:31 am
While it seems everyone has their take on the NBA's controversy with China, James Harden is steering clear. Here's Rockets James Harden today when asked about distractions, etc. regarding the situation surrounding China/NBA. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong earlier this month, which set off a massive chain of events in the hours and days that followed.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 2:00 am
The Chiefs still don't understand why officials picked up a penalty thrown for defensive pass interference on the Texans. Referee Shawn Hochuli made an announcement after waving off the flag, “After discussion, the contact that was potentially a hold was while the ball was in the air. It is not pass interference because it was not on the receiver that caught the ball.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 1:57 am
Four months ago, the Warriors had a pretty good idea they wanted to select Eric Paschall with one of their two second-round draft picks. Following a four-year college career, Paschall -- though listed at 6-foot-7 -- impressed with his athleticism, defensive prowess and basketball IQ. "We were kind of holding our breath," Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted Sunday.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 11:22 pm
Patrick Mahomes looked like a shoo-in MVP a few weeks back. Is he still the No. 1 roto QB today? Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson would like a word.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 11:20 pm
The San Francisco 49ers are no joke. Leaning on a ball-control offense and a smothering defense, the 49ers dominated the Los Angeles Rams, 20-7 on Sunday to improve to 5-0 and declare their intentions to win the NFC West. The Rams looked good on a 56-yard drive to secure the game's first score with a touchdown on their first possession.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 11:18 pm
There was one moment in the game, though, where Cousins missed Diggs on a post route that would have likely ended up giving the receiver another touchdown on the day. I thought about apologizing to him, but apparently that's not the way to do things around here, so I guess my days of apologizing to people are over,” Cousins joked, via Norman Seawright of WCCO. After slamming Cousins, Eagles LB won't discuss former teammate after loss Eagles linebacker Zach Brown added to the Cousins criticism earlier this week, calling his former Washington Redskins teammate the “weakest part” of Minnesota's offense.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 9:50 pm
LSU moved up to No. in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 29th time and putting the Tigers behind No. Alabama less than a month before the rivals meet in Tuscaloosa.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 9:03 pm
The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Talladega has been suspended until Monday afternoon, after rain left the field stranded in the pitlane after 55 of the scheduled 188 laps. Having begun racing at 2pm local time on Sunday afternoon, the 40-strong field for the second race in the 'round of 8' was able to complete stage one, with Hendrick Motorsports' William Byron scooping the 10 points for victory in the segment. Moments after stage one had ended and preparations began for the start of the second 55-lapper, rain started to fall over the superspeedway, leading to a delay of around two hours before the decision was made by series bosses to delay the remainder of the race until 2pm local tim...
Posted: October 13, 2019, 8:59 pm
And both were in good enough shape -- even without getting many practice snaps -- to handle every play in the second half. Their preparation should be lauded. More performances like that one should allow Brady to trust them a little more, particularly Meyers, who showed promise in training camp but has seen his practice reps diminished with Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon -- both of whom missed most of the summer -- back in the mix.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 8:36 pm
The Warriors don't play the Raptors in an NBA Finals rematch until March, but they might see point guard Kyle Lowry before that. Toronto recently signed Lowry to a one-year, $31 million contract extension, pushing his free agency back one year to 2021. That doesn't mean he will be a Raptor for that long, though.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 8:04 pm
Remember when Brian Flores said it was “settled” that Josh Rosen would be the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback the rest of the season? Rosen got one half before he was benched. Rosen was awful in the first half against the Washington Redskins and with Miami trailing 17-3, Ryan Fitzpatrick started the second half.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 7:37 pm
Stefon Diggs has had a tumultuous relationship with his Minnesota Vikings this season, but after Sunday, he may be happy to stick around. The 25-year-old had an eventful game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a career-high three touchdowns and capped off a big first half with a rare drop that led to an interception. Diggs had been miffed the Vikings are attempting by far the fewest passes per game in the league, and even when they do throw the ball, the team is staying conservative with quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 6:59 pm
TackoMania will continue in Portland and in Boston. The Celtics converted 7-foot-7 phenom Tacko Fall to a two-way contract on Sunday, the team announced. This means Fall will spend most of his time with the C's G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, but can spend up to 45 days on Boston's NBA roster.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 6:14 pm
High school football is a learning experience for the young men who play it. Sometimes they learn what it means to be part of a team, and other times they learn what happens when you accidentally run the wrong way when you've caught an interception. The latter situation played out for Kha'Ron Thrower, a young man who plays for the Fairfield High School Falcons in California.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 6:05 pm
Jameis Winston had been having a rough day in London Town, but the game against Carolina wasn't yet completely out of reach. It was midway through the third, Panthers up 20-7, when Winston dropped back to pass. A touchdown there and the Bucs would be back in it.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 5:39 pm
Even if most players aren't thinking about it, the fluctuating baseball is altering the game on the field.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 5:00 pm
Antonio Brown was reduced last week to standing in Robert Kraft's driveway with a boombox over his head, pleading to be welcomed back. The ending for AB doesn't figure to be as happy as it was for John Cusack's "Say Anything" character. It isn't Kraft – who was strafed by Brown with embarrassing tweets on the Sunday after his release – that put Brown on ice.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 4:10 pm
The NFL rulebook is filled with weird technicalities that can make it hard to explain the sport to first-time viewers. Good luck explaining to a new fan in London what happened at the end of the first half Sunday between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With just one second remaining in the second quarter, the Panthers attempted the league's first fair-catch kick in over six years, although kicker Joey Slye just missed a chance to put three more points on the board.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 3:54 pm
Quarterbacks who throw for incredible numbers don't always win the Super Bowl, and while Trubisky doesn't project as a guy who's going to lead the league in any major passing category, he does have the work ethic and character to emerge as a leader who can take his team on a Super Bowl run. He did, after all, lead the Bears to a 12-4 record and what should've been a game-winning drive in last year's wild-card round. There is one troubling theme bubbling under the surface with Trubisky.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 3:09 pm
This was a Florida team that entered the game giving up just 9.5 points per game, sixth-best in the nation, and that defense was lit up for 511 yards by a balanced LSU attack. The Joe Burrow Show will be a problem for Alabama, which has been forced to play a lot of young people on the defensive side due to injuries. In three SEC games, the Crimson Tide is surrendering 27.3 points and 441 yards, absolutely unheard-of numbers under Nick Saban.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 4:22 am
Officials fail to notice Notre Dame's Brian Kelly standing on field during USC's game-deciding onside kick
A Notre Dame-USC game that got testy at halftime ended in controversy on Saturday, as officials somehow failed to notice a wildly gesturing, presumably screaming man that was jumping up and down on the field during a game-deciding onside kick attempt for the Trojans. The man in question: Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly. The onside-kick attempt came after a Markese Stepp touchdown that cut Notre Dame's lead to three points at 30-27.
Posted: October 13, 2019, 3:36 am
When Al Horford claimed his free-agent path could have been different if he'd known Kemba Walker was coming to the Celtics to replace Kyrie Irving, many of us pointed back to the nearly impossible three-team sign-and-trade Danny Ainge would have had to execute in order to land both Walker and Horford in one move. Boston would have received Walker from the Hornets, sent Terry Rozier and his new contract to Charlotte and given Irving to Brooklyn along with an additional asset as an incentive to help the Celtics execute the trade. The Celtics could then re-sign Horford to the contract he wanted and then operated as an over-the-cap team to legally acquire Walker.
Posted: October 12, 2019, 10:35 pm