NFL

  • The Buffalo Bills faced major backlash from the general public and within the organization for giving Matt Araiza the punting job. Saturday doing some major back peddling and in fact releasing Araiza. The decision comes 2 days after the lawsuit accusing him and 2 others of a gruesome sexual assault. General manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott answered questions in a 26 minute long news conference. Beane saying :

“The last 48 hours have been very difficult for a lot of people. It’s been tough. And you know, we sympathize with this whole situation, all the parties involved, this young woman, what she went through, but at this time, we just think it’s the best move for everyone to move on from Matt and let him take care of this situation and focus on that. So, we’re gonna part ways there”

 

  • On the very 1st play from the line Tua Tagovailoa hit Tyreek Hill for 51 yards. It set the tone for the rest of the game as the Miami Dolphins demolished the Philadelphia Eagles in there pre-season matchup 48-10. Miami set a franchise record for points in a pre-season game. Tua played the entire 1st quarter going 6 of 7 for 121 yards and a touchdown in 3 series.

 

  • Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold suffered what they are now saying is a high ankle sprain in Fridays pre-season finale against the Buffalo. Darnold will seek a 2nd opinion but at this point the 25-year old is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks.

 

 

MLB

  • The New York Yankees have put left-hander Aroldis Chapman on the injured list on Saturday. The team siting an infection in his leg from a tattoo. The tattoo is reportedly a portrait of his sister. Chapman has not pitched since August 19th due to this infection and it is not clear when he will return.

 

  •  Sandy Alcántara made a comeback from his shortest outing of the season by putting together a complete-game 6-hitter and the Miami Marlins edge out the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Saturday. Alcantara giving up the only run to a Mookie Betts solo shot, he struck out 10 and walked 2 in his 4th complete game.

 

  • The Baltimore Orioles get the win for the 2nd night in a row over the AL leading Houston Astros. Dean Kremer pitched into the 8th inning, Anthony Santander and Austin Hays both sent one over the wall, all leading the Orioles to the 3-1 win. Kremer giving up just 4 hits and 1 run in a career high 7 2/3 innings.