Your Should-See Sports activities Headlines for At present, August 16

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Lakers huge man DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL on Thursday.

Welcome to the roundup of must-see sports activities information from Thursday, highlighted by newly signed Los Angeles Lakers huge man DeMarcus Cousins tearing his ACL throughout an offseason exercise, placing his future within the NBA unsure.

We’ll additionally check out stunning video of UFC star Conor McGregor allegedly punching an aged man at a bar and No. 1 total decide Kyler Murray struggling in a preseason outing in opposition to the Raiders.

All this and extra as we get you up to the mark with the sports activities world on this Friday!

BOOGIE DOWN: DeMarcus Cousins Tears ACL, Placing Future in Doubt

DeMarcus Cousins Injury

DeMarcus Cousins, previously of the Golden State Warriors, stands for the Nationwide Anthem.

DeMarcus Cousins simply hasn’t had any luck currently on the damage entrance. The large man suffered one more devastating setback on Thursday, tearing his ACL, placing his subsequent season with the Los Angeles Lakers — and his NBA future — in query.

Shortly after the information broke that he had suffered the damage whereas coaching in Las Vegas, Cousins’ agent Jeff Schwartz confirmed the damage to ESPN.

Cousins has had three main accidents to his legs in lower than two years which have value him some huge cash. It was solely about 18 months in the past that he ruptured his left Achilles tendon simply earlier than changing into a extremely wanted unrestricted free agent, and roughly 4 months since he tore his left quad throughout the playoffs whereas enjoying with the Golden State Warriors.

“He was going to be an enormous a part of what we’re going to do,” Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma informed the Related Press after USA Basketball follow on Thursday. “That is our livelihood and is one thing that we like to do. It’s super-unfortunate for a man like DeMarcus. You’ll be able to inform how a lot he loves basketball via all these accidents — he’s fought again and tried to get again as early as attainable. That’s form of how the ball goes typically.”

Golden State coach Steve Kerr was devastated for Cousins, realizing how onerous he was working to get again to full well being.

“Accidents are a part of the sport however if you find yourself speaking a couple of participant who has now handled the 2 most feared accidents for NBA gamers — the Achilles and ACL — every mainly knocking you out for a whole season, to cope with that over a 2 ½-, three-year span, it’s exceptional,” Kerr stated. “So I don’t know. What a blow for him, for the Lakers. He’s going to should course of all of it and begin another time.”

Cousins was as soon as probably the most feared gamers within the NBA for his dynamic and distinctive skillset for and 6-foot-11 dimension. Cousins is a four-time All-Star and has averaged a double-double for his profession with 21.2 factors and 10.9 rebounds. He additionally has some peripheral stats, accumulating 3.2 assists, 1.Four steals and 1.2 blocks per recreation over his nine-year profession.

The Lakers solely true heart on the roster is JaVale McGee, however newly signed famous person Anthony Davis may additionally see time there if wanted.


SUCKER PUNCH? Video Emerges of UFC Star Conor McGregor Allegedly Punching Aged Man in Dublin Bar

Conor McGregor hasn’t fought within the UFC since October of 2018. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped the Irish fighter from throwing arms exterior of the octagon.

Video emerged on Thursday of McGregor allegedly punching an aged man in a Dublin bar. Proper as McGregor delivers the shot, close by patrons are fast to drag him away. The person stays seated on the bar following the shot from the UFC champ. The incident reportedly occurred again in April.

ESPN reported {that a} police spokesperson stated there are investigations are ongoing and that no arrests have been made.

UFC president Dana White responded to the video shortly after it was launched whereas on The Jim Rome Present.

“That occurred in April. I knew that occurred, they only acquired the video. It’s fairly unhealthy,” White stated. “Not allegedly, it’s fairly clear [it’s him]. So apparently this was in a pub in Eire and it was an argument over whiskey. Conor has a whiskey now and it was an argument over the whiskey and Conor reaches out and hits him with a left hook.

“I don’t know the context of it. I don’t know the complete story however he punches a man, an older man, within the face.”

It’s not the primary time McGregor has been within the headlines for a public fracas. In April 2018, he attacked a bus filled with UFC fighters, throwing a metallic dolly via one of many window. He served simply 5 days of neighborhood service for the ordeal because of a plea deal.

In March of this 12 months, McGregor was arrested for snatching a fan’s cellphone and smashing it. The costs have been later dropped.

White believes sooner or later, McGregor will work out that his antics away from the game are an excessive amount of.

“You get to some extent the place you take a look at a man like Conor and also you take a look at the bus incident in New York and the digital camera, the cellphone, the man took the image of him in Miami and he slaps the cellphone [away from him] — what’s the quantity?” White stated. “What’s it going to value Conor McGregor earlier than he decides ‘all proper, this isn’t value it, sufficient is sufficient, I must cease doing this’.

“The incident in New York value him tens of millions. Thousands and thousands he needed to pay out. He needed to pay the man with the cellphone. What’s he going to pay this man that he hit within the bar? The checklist simply goes on and on. I simply don’t know when he wakes up and says ‘I’ve acquired to cease doing this’.”


ROOKIE STUMBLES: No. 1 Total Choose Kyler Murray, Cardinals Stuffed by Raiders

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray shall be trying to overlook his outing Thursday in opposition to the Raiders in a rush.

Murray, the No. 1 total decide by Arizona on this 12 months’s draft, had a depressing time in opposition to Oakland throughout his first prolonged motion of the preseason. The rookie was 3-for-Eight for 12 yards and had one rush for Four yards. He additionally took a pair of sacks — one which went for a security when Raiders security Lamarcus Joyner got here blitzing off the sting on the aim line.

Arizona was outscored 17-Zero within the first quarter and have been down 26-Zero when Murray left the sport. Oakland went on to win the competition 33-26.

“Clearly, from the surface trying in, it appears to be like slightly disappointing,” Murray informed ESPN’s Lisa Salters throughout the recreation. “On the identical time, we all know what’s essential and that that is solely preseason. Actually vanilla proper now. We’re not doing every part. Yeah, it’s what it’s.”

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury didn’t sound too dissatisfied in his rookie’s regression after the sport.

“I assumed he made actually good selections,” Kingsbury stated. “I assumed underneath some adversity, penalties backed us up, in long-yardage conditions, I assumed he made good selections the entire night time. We simply damage ourselves with these penalties and couldn’t get issues actually rolling.”

The Cardinals and Murray will attempt once more on Aug. 24 in opposition to the Vikings.


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2019 Little League World Sequence
Sixteen of the most effective youth baseball groups on the earth are squaring off for ten days in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The crew of 11- and 12-year-olds from Honolulu, Hawaii took residence the 2018 title. Just one recreation was in a position to be performed within the opening day on account of thunderstorms, resulting in a bigger slate Friday.

WHEN: At present
Recreation 1: Barrington RI vs South Driving VA (10 a.m. ET, ESPN)
Recreation 2: South Chungcheong KOR vs Maracaibo VEN (11 a.m. ET, ESPNU)
Recreation 3: Coon Rapids MN vs Bowling Inexperienced KY (1 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Recreation 4: Chofu Metropolis JPN vs Bologna ITA (2 p.m. ET, ESPNU)
Recreation 5: River Ridge LA vs Wailuku HI (Four p.m. ET, ESPN)
Recreation 6: Guadalupe MEX vs British Columbia CAN (5 p.m. ET, ESPNews)
Recreation 7: Elizabeth NJ vs Salem OR (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)

PGA TOUR: FedExCup Playoffs – THE BMW Championship
After the primary spherical, Justin Thomas holds a share of the lead with Jason Kokrak after each fired rounds of 7-under 65. The highest 30 within the FedExCup standings following the BMW Championship will advance to the TOUR Championship the next week at East Lake in Atlanta to play for the PGA TOUR’s prime prize.

WHEN: At present; Second-round protection of the BMW Championship begins at Three p.m. ET
TV: Golf Channel

NFL Preseason: Week 2 (Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants)

The New York Giants, who defeated the Jets of their opener, will see what they get out of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones in opposition to a stingy Bears protection. Jones was 5-for-5 for 67 yards, together with a 12-yard landing to Bennie Fowler in his debut, ending with an ideal quarterback score. With 38-year-old Eli Manning occupying the highest of the depth chart, Jones ought to get some good run within the second preseason tilt for each groups.

When: At present; 1:30 p.m.
TV: NFL Community

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