Quarterback Baker Mayfield will return to the starting lineup for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday after an MRI taken over the weekend revealed that PJ Walker suffered a high ankle sprain in Thursday night's victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Sam Darnold, who lost the open competition to Mayfield for the starting job during training camp, will be the backup for the Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens. This will be Mayfield's first start since he suffered an ankle sprain in a Week 5 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He was replaced by Walker the next week against the Los Angeles Rams and had remained the backup the past four games despite being healthy enough to play. Mayfield's only playing time the past month came in the second half of a 35-17 blowout loss at the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7 in which he led three scoring drives, going 14-for-20 passing for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, Jrue Holiday scored 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-102 on Friday night to improve to 8-0, the best start to a season in franchise history. Bobby Portis Jr. added 18 points off the bench for the Bucks, the NBA's only undefeated team. Milwaukee started 7-0 in both 2018-19 and 1971-72. Source
NEW ORLEANS – There is good reason why CJ McCollum is very meticulous with his time and schedule daily. McCollum is a husband, father, new resident of New Orleans, owns a wine vineyard with his wife Elise in Oregon, is president of the National Basketball Players Association, recently debuted a podcast on ESPN and also is a star guard with the New Orleans Pelicans. The least of the 31-year-old’s worries is success for himself and his Pelicans on the NBA floor as he expects a potential franchise-altering season. Also added to McCollum’s long list of demands on his time is that he will be taking part in a diary with Andscape during the 2022-23 NBA season. Draymond Green, Vince Carter, Trae Young, Fred VanVleet, De’Aaron Fox, Cade Cunningham, James Wiseman and Josh Jackson have participated in previous diaries. McCollum plans to bring insight to his life on and off the court during his monthly diary this season. The following is McCollum’s first diary installment as told to Andscape’s Marc J. Spears.
New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes has been sentenced to 450 hours of community service, 52 weeks of domestic-violence classes and three years of probation stemming from a July 2021 arrest in Los Angeles. Per the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office (h/t mynewsla.com), Hayes pleaded no contest last February to "one misdemeanor count each of false imprisonment and resisting an officer." The easy answer to NFL live Reddit streams being shut down was copyright. Reddit was forced to take action due to infringement on their own policy.
One year ago, the Washington Commanders used its first-round selection on Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis, a gifted athlete with exceptional speed and strength but a player who had just one year of starting experience in college. In his first NFL season, Davis flashed at times but his rookie campaign was overall underwhelming.O It's unclear whether Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew had Davis in mind as the 2022 NFL Draft rolled around, but Washington's front office drafted with a different philosophy this time around. The Commanders opted to prioritize experience and college production in this past weekend's draft, rather than focus on raw-yet-full-of-potential players like Davis. And, throughout the three-day event, Rivera and Mayhew didn't try to hide that thinking, either.
Other than CJ McCollum, the New Orleans Pelicans are young at guard and could use a veteran with some experience coming off the bench. They could also use a boost of 3-point shooting, as they were near the bottom of the NBA in 3-point percentage for the second year in a row. Potential free-agent Patty Mills could help fix both problems. How to Watch NFR live stream 2022! Get step by step TV guide to watch Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo online streaming for any device.
Jae Crowder should expect the New Orleans Pelicans fans to chant his name even louder for Thursday night's Game 6 — and not in a good way. During Sunday's Game 4 loss at Smoothie King Center, a very large percentage of the sellout crowd of 18,962 repeatedly shouted ''F Jae Crowder'' (though using the full four-letter word). Crowder said the chants serve as "motivation" for him. "It's tough to block out 20,000 people, but you let it fuel you," Crowder said after Wednesday's practice. "It's motivation. Obviously, you're on the road. You know what you're coming into, but I know who to lean on, and that's my teammates. Whenever things get hard, we talk about leaning on one another and being there for one another and I think when you go on the road and you go into a hostile environment, you try to lean on those guys, but you use all that stuff as motivation, and give you more purpose to play the game with the team, with the crowd into it. Rugby fans will be able to catch the final weekend of the Rugby World Cup live for free at the Singapore Sports Hub, in a tie-up between the Singapore Rugby Union (SRU), Sports Hub, BeIN Sports and Societe Generale, SRU announced on Saturday (Oct 26).
The Pelicans had 12 main takeaways during last week's season-ending exit interviews. The New Orleans Pelicans made a surprise run to win the last spot in the NBA Playoffs after starting the season 1-12. Willie Green's squad served notice to the NBA that they're a team to reckon with for years to come by pushing the Phoenix Suns to six games. The Pelicans took the loss tough but did not hang their heads when they came to work the next day.
The New Orleans Pelicans made an unexpected run to the playoffs behind first-year head coach Willie Green, who will be the NBA’s next great coach. Most fans and national media had written the Pelicans off after their horrendous start, but Green kept his young team focused and confident through all of the losing and injuries and it eventually paid off.
The Phoenix Suns held off of the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night in Game 5 of their NBA Playoffs series, 112-97. Phoenix now leads the series 3-2 heading back to New Orleans for Game 6 on Thursday. Mikal Bridges led the Suns with 31 points. Chris Paul had 22. Deandre Ayton added 19. Brandon Ingram had 22 for New Orleans. C.J. McCollum had 21 and Jonas Valanciunas had 17.