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The 2024 Royal Ascot begins on Tuesday, June 18, and runs through Saturday, June 22 on NBC and Peacock at Ascot Racecourse.
“Nobody deserved it more than Al,” Jaylen Brown said.

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  • NYY Right Fielder #99
    Excellent news. It’s an extremely positive update from Judge, who added that it’s possible he won’t wind up missing any time at all. The 32-year-old superstar was sent for additional imaging and further evaluation at a local hospital after being hit on the left hand by a 95-mph fastball during Tuesday’s game against the Orioles, but it sounds like he’s managed to avoid serious injury. It’s a massive relief for the Yankees, and fantasy managers as well. He’s day-to-day for the moment.
  • BAL Third Baseman #11
    Westburg collided awkwardly with Yankees slugger Juan Soto while fielding a first-inning grounder at third base and was lifted from the contest in the ensuing frame. It sounds like his early exit was merely for precautionary reasons, but he’ll presumably undergo some additional testing to rule out anything serious. The 25-year-old holds an .836 OPS with 11 homers and six steals in 275 plate appearances this season. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now.
  • TEX Starting Pitcher #31
    It’s a soft landing spot for Scherzer, who is finally set to make his season debut after undergoing offseason back surgery and dealing with a nerve-related thumb issue during his rehabilitation process. The 39-year-old veteran isn’t the fantasy stalwart anymore from earlier in his career, but can still make an impact for fantasy managers on a per-start basis moving forward.
  • LAA Center Fielder #27
    Trout added that his recovery from last month’s surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee has been progressing slower than he wants, which doesn’t exactly inspire confidence that he’ll make it back at any point in the near future. The 32-year-old generational talent is roughly six weeks removed from the procedure and there isn’t any sort of timeline for his potential return at this juncture.
  • HOU Starting Pitcher #35
    Houston’s decision to put Verlander on the shelf doesn’t come as much of a surprise after skipper Joe Espada told reporters earlier on Tuesday that the 41-year-old veteran was progressing “slower than expected” in his recovery from a lingering neck issue, which has been bothering him for a couple weeks now. He’ll get an extended break in an effort to put the issue to bed. No word yet on how the Astros will fill his spot in their injury-depleted starting rotation moving forward.
  • BOS Shortstop #70
    Hamilton has rapidly emerged as a relevant fantasy contributor over the last few weeks, batting .323 (31-for-96) with three homers and 14 stolen bases over his last 30 contests. The 26-year-old speedster was removed from Monday’s game against Toronto with left side discomfort, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going to wind up requiring a trip to the injured list at the moment. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now.
  • NYY Catcher #93
    Rice ascends to the majors in the wake of Anthony Rizzo’s forearm fracture and is expected to receive the majority of the playing time at the cold corner moving forward. He’s at first base and batting sixth on Tuesday night against the Orioles in his big-league debut. The 25-year-old burgeoning slugger, who has recorded a sublime 925 OPS with 15 homers and nine steals across 60 games this season in the upper minors, is extremely appealing for fantasy managers since he’ll still have catcher eligibility moving forward. He doesn’t strike out a ton for a power-hitting backstop and also offers a little bit of speed as well for fantasy purposes. He’s worthy of a speculative roster spot in all fantasy leagues until further notice.
  • NYY First Baseman #48
    Rizzo is expected to miss roughly two months after suffering a fracture in his right forearm last weekend during a first-base collision. The 34-year-old veteran first baseman hasn’t made much of an offensive impact, but he remains an excellent defender at the cold corner, which is where his loss will be felt the most over the next few weeks. There’s a chance he’s back at some point in mid-August.
  • TOR Shortstop #13
    It unfortunately took an injury to Bo Bichette (calf) to happen, but Martinez is coming up for a chance to make his MLB debut in the coming days. The 22-year-old is the best hitting prospect in the Toronto system, and he’s socked 16 homers with an .866 OPS thus far for Triple-A Buffalo. He’s alsos truck out 65 times in 63 games, and swing-and-miss is going to likely be an issue. The power is great, but keep in mind that he might be a one-category player in the short term.
  • TOR Shortstop #11
    Bichette has been dealing with soreness in his right calf, and rather than wait for the infielder to get ready and play short-handed, the Blue Jays will take precaution and place the star shortstop on the injured list. He’ll miss at least a week, but a more concrete timeline should be available shortly. In the meantime, Orelvis Martinez is taking Bichette’s place on the active roster.


Smith breaks world record in 100m back at Trials
With a time of 57.13 seconds, Regan Smith broke the world record in the women's 100m backstroke at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials.

NBC Sports Podcasts


The Vikings won’t have to worry about quarterback J.J.
More details are emerging about the recent arrest of Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs.
David Bakhtiari has played 13 games and missed 38 the past three seasons as his balky left knee has failed him.


Patrick Daugherty and Denny Carter evaluate where the Chargers’ offense stands heading into the summer, highlighting expectations for Justin Herbert and rookie wideout Ladd McConkey.
Patrick Daugherty breaks down the 2024 Falcons from every angle, including the passing game, running game and win total.
Denny Carter thinks the Seattle Seahawks are not quite the “tough nosed” football team they used to be, but DK Metcalf could benefit from their new look as his role in the slot potentially expands.
Patrick Daugherty and Denny Carter discuss the high fantasy ceiling for Commanders’ Jayden Daniels, saying it’s “impossible” that he doesn’t finish as a top 10 QB if healthy.

Motor Sports

More than a decade after first coming to the United States, Daniel Suarez became a U.S. citizen.
The Indy NXT winner signs a multiyear deal after impressing the team at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and winning the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Talent Cup is open to riders aged 14-21 and will provide opportunities for American riders to advance into MotoGP.
Mitch Payton, owner and founder of Pro Circuit Kawasaki, joins Title 24 to discuss the emotions around Ty Masterpool delivering the team its 300th win, the journey to get to this milestone, and much more.


Negotiations continue with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund but an agreement between the PIF and the PGA Tour is still elusive, according to a memo sent to players late Tuesday.
Korda, a six-time winner this season, has missed her last two cuts on the LPGA.
Brad Thomas and Denny Carter evaluate the best bets at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and take a look at the odds for the Travelers Championship.
Tee times for the first two rounds of the PGA Tour’s final signature event of the season.
Sometimes golf can be the “hardest thing in the world” says Nelly Korda about her recent struggles ahead of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, but she’s finding ways to appreciate the ups and downs.
According to a memo sent to players, the “scorecard return” adjustment will allow players a 15-minute window to correct a scorecard error.


Mike Breen joins Dan Patrick to talk about watching the Celtics win the NBA Championship after going through their growing pains.
After being fired by ABC as a color commentator, the former Knicks coach became a consultant with the Celtics.
The Boston Celtics coach suffered the injury in March.
Boston had the best team in the NBA, not just a collection of stars. Also, don’t let Payton Pritchard shoot buzzer-beaters.


Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss betting odds for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers and who the leaders are in the Conn Smythe Trophy race.
Brad Thomas, Jay Croucher, and Drew Dinsick discuss why they’re putting bets on Uruguay and Ecuador to win their Copa America groups and topple the usual suspects of Brazil and Argentina.
Coming off Game 4’s blowout win, Vaughn Dalzell targets how to bet on Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks.


Eric Samulski analyzes players fantasy managers should add, hold or drop, including Washington Nationals pitcher DJ Herz, Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Eugenio Suarez, and Toronto Blue Jays OF George Springer.
George Bissell examines several potential waiver wire pickups for fantasy managers including Chad Green, José Soriano, Miguel Vargas and Alec Marsh.
It remains to be seen just what Noelvi Marte’s role will be with the Cincinnati Reds after he returns from his PED suspension later this month, but if he’s back in the mix, his tools could be helpful in fantasy baseball.
New Atlanta Braves leadoff hitter Jarred Kelenic isn’t a perfect fit for the leadoff spot, but he at least merits fantasy baseball consideration for the short term.

Premier League

The fixtures for the 2024-25 Premier League season have been released.
The 2024-25 Premier League fixtures have been revealed, and there are some tremendous matches set for early in the season.
Expectations are all over the spectrum for Manchester United’s 2024-25 Premier League season, the third under manager Erik ten Hag.
Eight Premier League players — almost all stars and led by Enzo Fernandez — will be on the defending champions’ side as Argentina bids for another Copa America crown.

College Football

The College Football Transfer Portal is underway. Here is a one-stop shop to track which big-name players are on the move this offseason.
Quarterback Deuce Knight (Lucedale, MS/ George County High School), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2025 All-American Bowl.
Over the weekend, the UCLA Bruins successfully landed one of the top defensive backs in the country. 2025 All-American Jadyn Hudson from Pittsburg High School in California has committed to the Bruins.
Texas A&M University has successfully landed one of the top tight ends in the country. 2025 All-American Kiotti Armstrong from Jasper High School in Texas has committed to the Aggies.

College Basketball

Former Bulldogs star Victoria Vivians hired as assistant coach and scouting director for Mississippi State women’s basketball
Hurley shared several reasons why he chose to remain with the UConn Huskies in a recent radio appearance.

Brother From Another

Marc J. Spears joins Brother From Another to discuss a 2023 incident in which Washington Wizards GM Will Dawkins was racially profiled while shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue, breaking down Dawkins’ response to the event.
Michael Holley, Vincent Goodwill and Marc J. Spears discuss Charles Barkley announcing that he will retire from TV next year, questioning if the Hall of Famer will really hang it up after the 2024-25 season.
Marc J. Spears explains why the Boston Celtics must get the job done in Game 5 before the pressure to close out the series builds in the NBA Finals.
Vincent Goodwill explains why analysts should “pump the pump the brakes” on calling the 2023-24 Boston Celtics a “historic team,” discussing why it’s difficult to build a dynasty in the modern NBA.

Local coverage

This Celtics team has no questions left to answer after securing Banner 18.
Brandon Aiyuk appeared to provide an ominous update on the state of his contract extension negotiations with the 49ers.
Brandon Graham takes his spot on the list of most important Eagles of 2024.
The Bears are done with their early offseason work. Here’s when they report back for duty, and what their summer looks like as they get ready for the 2024 regular season.


NFL could win the case, regardless of what the jury decides.
The Bears signed veteran receiver/return specialist DeAndre Carter to a one-year contract on Tuesday, the team announced.
Free agent center Connor Williams’ future appeared to be in doubt after a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury that his agent called “pretty significant.”
Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward has made clear he wants a new contract, but unless the Steelers get it completed before the season starts, it won’t happen this year.
Late drama in Leipzig, as Portugal score two scrappy goals late on to beat Czechia.