Your Should-See Sports activities Headlines for Right this moment, August 16

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Lakers large 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 large man DeMarcus Cousins tearing his ACL throughout an offseason exercise, placing his future within the NBA doubtful.

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

All this and extra as we get you in control 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 these days on the damage entrance. The large man suffered yet 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 free agent, and roughly 4 months since he tore his left quad throughout the playoffs whereas enjoying with the Golden State Warriors within the playoffs.

“He was going to be a giant a part of what we’re going to do,” Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma instructed the Related Press after USA Basketball apply 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 may inform how a lot he loves basketball by all these accidents — he’s fought again and tried to get again as early as attainable. That’s sort of how the ball goes generally.”

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

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

Cousins was as soon as one of the vital feared gamers within the NBA for his dynamic and distinctive skillset for his dimension at 6-foot-11. 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 middle on the roster is JaVale McGee, however newly signed celebrity Anthony Davis might additionally see time there if wanted.


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 outdoors of the octagon.

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

ESPN reported {that a} police spokesperson mentioned 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 simply acquired the video. It’s fairly unhealthy,” White mentioned. “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 whole 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 stuffed with UFC fighters, throwing a metallic dolly by one of many window. He served simply 5 days of neighborhood service for the ordeal due to a plea deal.

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

White believes in some unspecified time in the future, McGregor will determine that his antics away from the game are an excessive amount of.

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

“The incident in New York value him thousands and thousands. Tens of millions 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 listing 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 might be seeking to overlook his outing Thursday in opposition to the Raiders in a rush.

Murray, the No. 1 general decide by Arizona on this yr’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 purpose line.

“Clearly, from the surface wanting in, it appears a little bit disappointing,” Murray instructed ESPN’s Lisa Salters throughout the recreation. “On the similar time, we all know what’s vital and that that is solely preseason. Actually vanilla proper now. We’re not doing every thing. 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 mentioned. “I assumed underneath some adversity, penalties backed us up, in long-yardage conditions, I assumed he made good selections the entire evening. We simply harm ourselves with these penalties and couldn’t get issues actually rolling.”

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


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2019 Little League World Sequence
Sixteen of the very best youth baseball groups on the planet 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 capable of be performed within the opening day because of thunderstorms, resulting in a bigger slate Friday.

WHEN: Right this moment
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 spherical 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 high prize.

WHEN: Right this moment; 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: Right this moment; 1:30 p.m.
TV: NFL Community

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