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  • SD Right Fielder #23
    Tatis will miss his second consecutive contest after being drilled in the left triceps by a pitch during Friday’s showdown at Petco Park. If there’s a positive takeaway here it’s that the 25-year-old fantasy superstar didn’t need to undergo any precautionary imaging and is merely day-to-day with a triceps contusion. He’s also been playing through a lingering quad issue, which might be the more pressing issue at the moment. There should be a decision from San Diego concerning his status at some point early next week.
  • PIT Relief Pitcher #51
    Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Sunday during a local radio interview that he hopes the injury is minor. The 29-year-old stopper was unavailable during Saturday’s game against the Rays due to left side tightness and is going to get some extra time off to rest and recover. There should be some clarity on his status in the coming days. It’ll presumably be Aroldis Chapman handling the closing duties for Pittsburgh during his absence.
  • TEX Starting Pitcher #31
    Scherzer will make his highly-anticipated season debut on Sunday afternoon for the defending World Series champions against the Royals at Globe Life Field. The 39-year-old veteran right-hander missed the first few months of the year recovering from offseason back surgery, and a nerve-related issue in his thumb that sprung up during his rehabilitation process. He’s no longer an elite fantasy contributor at this advanced stage of his legendary career. However, he’s likely to have flashes of occasional brilliance, and make a tangible impact for fantasy managers, even in shallow mixed leagues, when healthy.
  • TOR Shortstop #13
    Wow. According to a team statement, Martinez tested positive for clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins added “We were both surprised and disappointed to learn of Orelvis Martinez’s suspension. We will do everything in our power to ensure Orelvis has learned from this mistake. Orelvis has our support and we know he will get through this.” The 22-year-old top prospect made his big-league debut earlier this week, going 1-for-3 at the dish, after posting an .867 OPS with 16 homers across 63 games this season for Triple-A Buffalo. He can be dropped in all re-draft formats as his season is ostensibly over.
  • MIA Starting Pitcher #29
    The hits just keep on coming to Miami’s injury-ravaged starting rotation with Garrett becoming the latest to fall victim to the injury bug. The major concern here is that forearm flexor tendon strains are often a precursor to more significant elbow issues, which could wind up leading to surgery. The 26-year-old southpaw will presumably undergo a battery of tests to determine the severity of the issue after experiencing elbow discomfort earlier this week. Barring an unexpected development, fantasy managers shouldn’t anticipate him returning anytime soon.
  • NYY Right Fielder #27
    Stanton is slated to undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the severity and how much time he’ll likely wind up sidelined. Fantasy managers should anticipate him missing at least a few weeks, even if it’s a low-grade strain. The 34-year-old slugger, who has 18 homers in 69 games this season, suffered the injury during Saturday’s contest against the Braves. The timing is extremely unfortunate for the Yankees, and fantasy managers, as there isn’t a clear replacement for him at the moment with top prospect Jasson Domínguez on the shelf at Triple-A due to an oblique strain.
  • PHI Starting Pitcher #99
    The move is now official. It’ll presumably be Spencer Turnbull stepping in to take Walker’s rotation spot to face his former team during Wednesday’s series finale in Detroit. Walker has been dealing with a blister issue on his right finger, which has impacted his ability to command his arsenal of late. The hope here is that some extra time off will help put the issue to bed and lead to improved results.
  • WAS Center Fielder #50
    He’s back. Wood took big-league southpaw Joey Lucchesi deep to left-center field for an extremely impressive fifth-inning solo shot. It was his 10th round-tripper of the season and first time going deep since returning earlier this month from a hamstring strain that cost him a couple weeks. The 21-year-old has blossomed into arguably the top prospect in baseball at this juncture and doesn’t appear too far off from making his highly-anticipated arrival in Washington.
  • LAD Designated Hitter #17
    Ohtani connected for his 23rd round-tripper of the season in the fourth inning of Saturday’s Freeway Series finale against his former organization, launching a gargantuan 459-foot two-run moonshot to right-center field off Angels starter Zach Plesac as part of the Dodgers’ four-run explosion in the frame. The 29-year-old fantasy superstar homered in both games of the two-game set at Dodger Stadium and has gone deep a staggering six times over his last seven contests since June 16. Unreal.
  • LAD Starting Pitcher #31
    Glasnow took the ball for Saturday’s Freeway Series finale at Dodger Stadium and authored another dominant performance, notching his sixth double-digit strikeout effort in the process. He generated only nine swinging strikes, but threw an astounding 51 of 74 pitches for strikes to finish with a near-elite 36 percent CSW. He gave up only two hits as a fifth-inning solo shot by Logan O’Hoppe accounted for the lone earned run against him in this one. He’s bounced back following a rough outing against the Yankees back on June 9 by completing seven innings in each of his last two starts, while notching 19 strikeouts and allowing just one earned run during that span. He’ll carry a sparkling 2.88 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 135/25 K/BB ratio across 100 innings (16 starts) into a road matchup on Saturday against the Giants.


Sha'Carri shimmers in 100m at Track & Field Trials
Sha'Carri Richardson is officially headed to the Olympics in Paris for the first time after winning the women's 100m at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials in 10.71 seconds, a season's and world's best in 2024.

NBC Sports Podcasts


Giants pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux had a solid second season last year, starting all 17 games and finishing with 11.5 sacks.
The NFL’s new kickoff formation, borrowed from the XFL, has led at least two franchises to look for a return specialist in the UFL.
Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert has spent his entire career in Philadelphia, but at age 29 and with a contract that makes it easy for the Eagles to move on after this season, there’s been talk that he could be in his last year with the team.
The connection between Amazon gazillionaire Jeff Bezos and Washington has become a focal point in recent days, given the financial struggles and controversies of the major newspaper Bezos owns there.


Eric Samulski breaks down this week’s top waiver wire adds and drops.
Get ready for the 2024 season and another year of fantasy football action as our writers preview every squad’s offensive outlook, win totals and more.
Matthew Pouliot offers up some outfield options in this week’s pickups column.
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down the fantasy outlooks of Bryce Young, Diontae Johnson, Jonathon Brooks, and the rest of the Carolina Panthers.

Motor Sports

Martin Truex Jr. spins racing three-wide after contact from Brad Keselowski and backs the No. 19 into the outside wall at New Hampshire.
Joey Logano appears to lock up the left front and gets into Chase Elliott on the Lap 194 restart in the NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire.
Kyle Busch’s difficult stretch in the Cup Series continues as he drifts up the racetrack into Noah Gragson and both drivers spin at New Hampshire, with Busch getting a piece of the outside wall.
Joey Logano is the first driver outside a playoff spot entering today’s race.


Scheffler made enough money in these events alone to place him inside the top 150 on the PGA Tour’s career money list.
Scheffler accomplished something Sunday at the Travelers Championship that only five players had done before him.
Guido Migliozzi of Italy holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th and then birdied it twice more in extra holes.
Several protesters dumped a powdery substance all over the green, delaying play for about 15 minutes.
Kolon Korean Open champion Minkyu Kim and runner-up Younghan Song punched their tickets Sunday via the Open Qualifying Series, as did KLM Open winner Guido Migliozzi and runner-up Joe Dean.
Rich Lerner and Brandel Chamblee break down Cameron Young’s historic 59 in the third round of the Travelers Championship and ponder Young’s chances of finishing the week with a win.


It appears to be a custom ring tied to his “7UICE” sportswear brand.
The 34-year-old George wants four years guaranteed but most teams appear to be offering three.
The former Laker still has a home in Los Angeles that was the scene of the crime
Caruso is gone, the Bulls are trying to trade Zach LaVine, does DeRozan want to come back to these Bulls?


Boston will be back, but Bet the EDGE finds value further down the Odds Board
We are expecting Connor McDavid and Matthew Tkachuk to shine in Edmonton on Friday night.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick preview NBA championship odds for 2025, with the Boston Celtics opening as heavy favorites, and why they have reservations about the Nuggets, among others.


The deal buys out his arbitration years and adds two additional years of club options.
With Elly De La Cruz leading the way, the Reds are stealing bases at a rate unseen over the last three decades. And the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals are right on their heels.
Reggie Jackson’s recollection of the racism he endured is a stark reminder of “reality,” conveying the difficulty of returning to Birmingham, Alabama’s Rickwood Field, a place where he was brutally discriminated against.
A 34-year-old with a sidearm delivery, Tim Hill went 1-0 with a 5.87 ERA in 27 appearances with the White Sox

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.
Harbaugh leads a list of inductees announced Friday night, recognizing the Los Angeles Chargers coach for capping his career at Michigan with a national championship.
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.

College Basketball

If the men’s tournament were to expand it is expected the women’s tourney would as well.
Former Bulldogs star Victoria Vivians hired as assistant coach and scouting director for Mississippi State women’s basketball

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

The lives of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown just changed forever. Michael Holley reflects on the legacy of the two Celtics stars after they delivered Banner 18.
For the first time the Bears will welcome HBO’s cameras inside Halas Hall for “Hard Knocks.”
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell explains how the 49ers could use the Philadelphia Eagles as a model to pay all of their star players.
Looking at the biggest Eagles questions by position on the defensive side of the ball in 2024.


Martin Adam took Varga’s place on the pitch after fans applauded the stricken player while he was wheeled off the pitch.
Harrington made a key par save on the 17th hole to hold off Mike Weir.
The United States men’s national team may not be group favorites at the 2024 Copa America, but Gregg Berhalter’s team are heavy favorites in their opening match.
Rahm, in contention at LIV Nashville, unleashed his frustrations after a drone distracted him while Hatton was upset after missing a putt.
Scotland and Hungary go head-to-head in a pivotal Group A showdown as their group stage finale has everything on the line.