NBA

  • A trade including Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook shipping off to the Indiana Pacers in return for guard Buddy Hield and big man Myles Turner is now reportedly off the table. The Pacers looking to get several 1st-round picks in return is what made talks between the 2 teams go stale. Reports of the trade talks between the two teams came to light Wednesday, with the Lakers inquiring about trading for Hield while potentially including Westbrook in a deal.

 

  • The Philadelphia 76er’s announced plans to start working toward building a privately-funded sports and entertainment arena.

 

  •  A federal judge in North Carolina has made a decision in favor of NBA All Star Zion Williamson. Zion filed a lawsuit against a marketing agent 2 years ago in an attempt to break a contract.

 

 

NHL

  • Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois has agreed to a 1-year, $6-million qualifying offer on Friday.

 

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded forward Oliver Bjorkstrand to the Seattle Kraken in return for a 3rd and 4th round pick in the 2023 draft.

 

  • The Blue Jackets have been busy as they also signed restricted free-agent Patrik Laine to a 4-year contract with an average annual value of $8.7 million.

 

 

MLB

  • I don’t think anyone could have missed this one, but just in case you did…. the Toronto Blue Jays walked into Fenway Park, absolutely and completely demolishing the Boston Red Sox on Friday night beating them 28-5. The Blue Jays played a great game but let it be said the Red Sox contributed to their own beat down.

 

  • New York Yankees reliever Michael King has been diagnosed with a fracture in his right elbow. The team is expecting King will miss the rest of the season but will undergo more tests Saturday.

 

  • The New York Mets have acquired DH and 1st baseman Daniel Vogelbach from the Pittsburgh Pirates in return for right-hander Colin Holderman.

 

  • The Houston Astros put and end to the Seattle Mariners 14 game win streak on Friday night. Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez each sending one over the wall and lifting the Astros to a 5-2 win over Seattle.

 

  • Shohei Ohtani threw 6 dominate innings until the defending World Series Champions showed why they are champions, handing down a 7 run 7th inning carrying Atlanta to the 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.