A's fan created GoFundMe to troll Astros with 'Asterisks' aerial banner
by Jessica Kleinschmidt on August 8, 2020 at 2:33 am
Is it a bird? A plane? Well, yes it's a plane, but it's a plane that's towing a message behind it. What does it say? That's right, "Houston Asterisks." The message was being flown above the Oakland Coliseum prior to the A's three-game series against the Houston ...
Missouri Valley Conference, eyeing FCS playoffs, opts for spring season
on August 8, 2020 at 2:27 am
The Missouri Valley Conference will move its football season to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league's presidents council announced Friday that it will not conduct conference play this fall, instead moving to an eight-game spring ...
Ko takes lead at LPGA Marathon Classic
by ANDY LYONS on August 8, 2020 at 2:24 am
Lydia Ko produced a barnstorming finish to snatch a one-shot lead with a six under-par second round at the LPGA Marathon Classic on Friday. The former world number one from New Zealand bagged back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th holes to ...
Luke Weaver leaves D-backs game against Padres prior to 4th inning
by Torrence Dunham on August 8, 2020 at 2:18 am
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver left Friday's game against the San Diego Padres after only three innings of work. He allowed solo home runs to Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jake Cronenworth in the first and second inning, respectively, while ...
Inside Tiger Woods' utterly frustrating day at the PGA Championship
by Nick Pietruszkiewicz on August 8, 2020 at 2:03 am
You didn't really need to see a shot Tiger Woods hit a shot to know what kind of day he was having in the second round of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park. You didn't need to see his scorecard, either. You just had to see his face. The look of ...
12th-seeded Blackhawks eliminate Oilers in Game 4
on August 8, 2020 at 1:49 am
Dominik Kubalik scored the go-ahead goal with 11:30 left in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night to close out a best-of-five qualifying series in four games and advance to the Western ...
First MIS NASCAR race without fans sees 6 crashes by front grandstands, double OT finish
by Taylor DesOrmeau on August 8, 2020 at 1:46 am
BROOKLYN, MI – Zane Smith crossed the finish line 0.318 seconds in front of his close buddy Christian Eckes. And he beat the sunset by nine minutes. The 21-year-old driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet earned his first career NASCAR Truck Series victory in ...
Orioles Twitter trolls Nationals with 'went 1-0 today' victory tweet
by Ethan Cadeaux on August 8, 2020 at 1:44 am
Friday night was an all-around great evening for Orioles fans. Baltimore blanked the Nationals, 11-0, Friday evening, as the Orioles pitching staff held the Washington lineup to just four hits. After Baltimore recorded the 27th and final out, the Orioles' official ...
Detroit Lions waive DT Daylon Mack, citing failed physical
on August 8, 2020 at 1:42 am
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions waived defensive tackle Daylon Mack. The team announced the move Friday. The NFL's transaction report listed the move with a failed physical designation. The Lions acquired Mack off waivers from Baltimore last ...
White Sox slugger Eloy Jimenez wants to stay in left field
on August 8, 2020 at 1:42 am
CHICAGO -- Eloy Jimenez has no interest in the designated hitter job with the Chicago White Sox. He doesn't want to hear anything about a late-inning defensive replacement, either. His team wants the same thing for him. Jimenez was back in left field Friday ...
Stephen Curry has absolutely hilarious impression of Joel Embiid
on August 8, 2020 at 1:40 am
Stephen Curry shared a video to his Instagram and Twitter on Friday night of what was pretty much a flawless imitation of Joel Embiid's signature pump fake, drive and celebration that Philly fans know all too well.
Yankees' Adam Ottavino implodes, bats stink in loss to Rays | Rapid reaction
by Brendan Kuty on August 8, 2020 at 1:35 am
The Yankees fell, 1-0, to the Rays at Tropicana Field in Friday night after Ottavino imploded in the eighth inning. Ottavino hadn't given up a run in any of his previous five outings, but he was the easy blame, though the Yankees' lineup — always so mighty — ...
Raptors honour senior adviser Wayne Embry, NBA's 1st Black GM, ahead of Celtics game
by Lori Ewing on August 8, 2020 at 1:34 am
Players arrive at arena in T-shirts bearing Embry's likeness and words 'Because of You'. Lori Ewing · The Canadian Press · Posted: Aug 07, 2020 9:34 PM ET | Last Updated: in 2 hours. Toronto Raptors senior adviser Wayne Embry, seen above in January ...
Celtics vs. Raptors score: Live updates as Boston and Toronto square off in the NBA bubble
by Sam Quinn on August 8, 2020 at 1:32 am
Get ready for a playoff preview, because as it stands right now, the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are on a collision course towards one another in the second round of the postseason. Toronto, holders of the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference all ...
SEC's New Schedule: Winners, Losers and... Mizzou
by Ross Dellenger on August 8, 2020 at 1:21 am
On Friday afternoon, the SEC announced the two additional opponents that each team will play in its modified 10-game, conference-only schedule. The league would like you to not focus on the new opponents, instead directing your attention to a team's ...
Bellator 243 predictions -- Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson: Fight card, odds, how to watch, start time
by Brian Campbell on August 8, 2020 at 1:18 am
Entering Friday's Bellator 243 card, the prominent storyline has centered around former three-time lightweight champion Michael Chandler's future plans entering the final fight of his deal, it surely isn't the lone one to keep an eye on. Chandler (20-5) will look ...
Orioles record 19 hits, rout Nationals, 11-0, to end four-game losing streak
by Jon Meoli on August 8, 2020 at 1:13 am
WASHINGTON, DC — As the Orioles' 11th and final run came around to score on a perfect Friday night at Nationals Park, third base coach José David Flores simply pointed the runner home instead of waving him around third base: he'd done that enough.
Nets 'took care of business' in clinching playoff spot, Jacque Vaughn says
on August 8, 2020 at 1:07 am
In a shared locker room that needed cleaning so the next team could take over soon, there was no celebration for the Brooklyn Nets as they officially secured a playoff berth Friday with a 119-106 win over the Sacramento Kings. While it was a bit of a formality, ...
'In uncharted territory': Cardinals' COVID-19 outbreak has left nine players, seven staff members infected
on August 8, 2020 at 1:05 am
The St. Louis Cardinals believed all winter, and reinforced this spring, they had the talent and character to win the World Series this year. Now, they have no idea when they will play another game. The Cardinals will have gone at least 12 days without playing ...
UCLA, USC inch closer to start of practice with release of state safety guidelines
by Ben Bolch on August 8, 2020 at 1:05 am
Having been walking in place for weeks, UCLA and USC moved one significant step closer to a potential start of football practice Friday when the California Department of Public Health released guidelines that both teams appeared to have satisfied as part of ...