The Tampa Bay Lightning won their first Stanley Cup since 2004 with a 2-0 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the series on Monday night. It is the Lightning’s second Cup in franchise history. Tampa Bay defeated the Stars in a postseason that featured two Canadian ‘bubble’ sites due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lightning
Doc Rivers has stepped down as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after seven seasons. The Clippers had a 49-23 record in the regular season, but blew a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals against the Denver Nuggets. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said in a statement, “Doc has been a terrific coach for the
Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles stepped in for Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter of Sunday’s game, and helped his team score 20 points in the fourth-quarter to comeback from behind with a 30-26 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Foles threw for three touchdowns in the final seven minutes, including the go-ahead score on a 28-yard connection
The St. Louis Cardinals clinch a postseason berth on the final day of the regular season with a 5-2 win over Milwaukee, and the Brewers also earned a playoff spot Sunday. St. Louis will be the fifth seed in the NL and open a three-game wild-card series at San Diego on Wednesday. The Brewers clinched a postseason berth after the Padres beat
Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon will retire after the season ends. Gordon said during a Zoom news conference Thursday that the pandemic reinforced his feelings that he wants to spend more time with his family and “catch up on things I’ve missed my whole life.” Gordon will end his career with the team where it began.
On Thursday, Pac-12 league presidents and chancellors voted to return to play. The Pac-12 season will start Nov. 6. ESPN reported the league will play a seven-game regular season. On Aug. 11, the league postponed all sports competition through the end of the calendar year, the same day the Big Ten postponed its fall sports.
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Tampa Bay led 2-1 after one period before scoring three unanswered second-period goals. Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal despite taking the ice for just 2:47. The Stars earned a
On Wednesday, the NFL players union said it has launched an investigation into the Los Angeles Chargers’ handling of an injury to veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The Chargers said the 31-year-old Taylor had difficulty breathing before their game Sunday, and was transported to a hospital, missing his Week 2 start against the Kansas City
The National Football League has handed some of their coaches and teams hefty fines for failing to wear masks properly during Week 2 games. The league fined the Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks $250,000 each, while the head coach of each team received an additional $100,000 fine for
The Chicago Bulls announced on Tuesday that they have hired former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan as their next head coach. Donovan’s new job comes less than two weeks after he mutually parted ways with the Thunder after five seasons. He replaces Jim Boylen, who was fired by the Bulls in August. Donovan posted a 243-157 record