NFL

  • The NFL and the players association reached a settlement in the Watson case ahead of receiving the decision of former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey. Watson will serve an 11 game suspension, pay a $5 million fine and will be required to undergo evaluation and treatment.

 

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said on Thursday that he does not have a specific date for Tom Brady’s return. Brady was excused from training camp on August 11th to address some “person issues”. Bowles said on Thursday when asked :

“We’ll see. We’ll talk about it next week. I’m not concerned about it right now. We’re trying to practice against Tennessee and play a game. I said sometime after Tennessee. There’s no definitive date for me. But we’ll check on it. We’ll keep in touch and we’ll find out.”

 

  • Thursday night brought a chance for QB Geno Smith to gain some ground on QB Drew Lock while he is out with Covid-19. Did not work out as planned, Smith and the Seahawks were overwhelmed losing 27-11 to the Chicago Bears. Head coach Pete Carroll saying after the game :

“He did OK. We needed to come through. We needed to help him a little bit. We needed to make the plays around him, too.”

 

 

MLB

  • The New York Yankees late season struggles continued on Thursday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. George Springer went 5-for-5, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a 3-run shot to top off a 5-run 2nd inning. The Toronto Blue Jays rolled over the slumping Yankees 9-2

 

  •  Alex Bregman smashed 2 doubles and 2 homeruns, sending in his career-high of 6 RBI’s. It was an entire team effort with Kyle Tucker, Alex Bergman and Christian Vazquez all tied career highs with 4 hits each, Chas McCormick had 5 RBIs, and Trey Mancini also sent one over the wall. The Houston Astros powered out 25 hits routing the Chicago White Sox 21-5 Thursday. Houston’s run total tied for 2nd most in team history.

 

  •  Albert Pujols destroyed a pinch-hit grand slam in the 3rd inning and drove in 5 runs. Adam Wainwright pitched 7 solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Colorado Rockies 13-0 on Thursday completing the 3-game series sweep. Pujols said after the game :

“We’re playing right now, I think the way that we were expecting ourselves to play early in the year. We didn’t, but we had some glimpses here and there. Now we’re playing the best baseball we have played all year long.”