Highlights from Thursday.
Serena Williams may have recently announced that she was stepping away from professional tennis, but that doesn't mean she's giving up on sports entirely. In fact, according to a new Instagram video, she appears to be dabbling in a new physical activity: soccer. The Grand Slam champ just revealed that she inadvertently became an assistant soccer coach for her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., 5, and her daughter's team. She recounted the story in her caption, where she said, “True story: I s
Top Fuel points leader Justin Ashley, John Force Erica Enders claim No. 1 qualifying spots.
- MMA Junkie
See the top Twitter reactions to Yoel Romero's lopsided knockout in Melvin Manhoef's retirement bout at Bellator 285.
- Yahoo Sports
The USMNT was sloppy, feeble, and deservedly beaten by Japan in a loss that calls into question its World Cup readiness.
- Trojans Wire
Just as we all expected, Alex Grinch's defense bailed out Lincoln Riley's offense. Twitter didn't know how to react, but it sure was a wild ride. #USC
- Boxing Junkie
Floyd Mayweather, 45 years young, knocked out MMA star Mikuru Asakura on Saturday (in the U.S.) in Japan.
- Hawkeyes Wire
Iowa dismantled Rutgers in its Big Ten opener. Here was how social media responded to the Hawkeyes' big win.
- Vikings Wire
Gamedays at U.S. Bank Stadium could be forever changed
On latest episode of ESPN's 'First Take,' Stephen A. Smith and Malika Andrews had a heated debate about the scandal surrounding Celtics head coach Ime Udoka.
Matt Barnes Clarifies Ime Udoka Statement, Says Situation Is ‘100 Times Uglier Than Any of Us Thought’
Barnes cleared up what he initially said in response to Ime Udoka's suspension, saying the situation is "100 times uglier than any of us thought."
- ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has a longstanding and well-earned reputation for having clear, rigid, and specific expectations when it comes to the manner in which his quarterback runs the offense. Starter turned backup turned starter Jimmy Garoppolo had some eyebrow-raising remarks earlier this week about feeling not quite so constricted in his latest stint under [more]
- Columbia Daily Tribune
Here's what Eli Drinkwitz said after Mizzou's 17-14 overtime loss to Auburn.
- NBC Sports Philadelphia
Here are five takeaways as the USMNT lost 2-0 to Japan in one of two September friendlies ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
- Steelers Wire
The internet has had enough of Matt Canada.
- NBC Sports Chicago
The Cleveland Guardians posted a questionable and distasteful photo to Twitter, celebrating a win.
- College Football News
What might the 2022 AP Poll look like after Week 4? It's our predicted best guess on the rankings.
- USA TODAY Sports - Golfweek
Justin Thomas just hit Jordan Spieth with a ‘Major League’-type celebration after ridiculous par save
Jordan Spieth has big ones.
- Clemson Wire
Clemson held off Wake Forest in a double-overtime win on Saturday, and Twitter exploded over the Tigers' 51-45 win.
On Thursday, freestyle skiing superstar Eileen Gu started her college career in California at Stanford University. Gu, 19, celebrated the occasion on Thursday by sharing pictures of herself in a Stanford shirt with her mother Han Gu, who also attended Stanford as an MBA candidate, and her grandmother on Instagram in a post captioned, “Day one❤️.” It was her mother’s relocation to the Bay Area that “accidentally created a pro skier,” Gu told Forbes.
- USA Network
Even the best of the best can psych themselves out. When The Baddest Women On The Planet, Ronda Rousey, joined former UFC star Daniel Cormier’s YouTube podcast for an interview, she reflected on her transition from MMA to professional wrestling, how the WWE Universe perceives her, and why that perception prevented her from enjoying her 2022 Royal Rumble win. At this year’s Royal Rumble in St. Louis, former UFC Champions reigned supreme as both Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey picked up wins in the