NFL

  • Another day, another joint practice brawl. Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald could be seen swinging 2 Bengals helmets in the middle of the mess. The joint practice was ended early after there were multiple incidents between the 2 teams that met in the Super Bowl last season. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said after practice :

“It got a little scuffley, and so we just called it. We were in the last period. We got two really good days of work in. Was it worth getting the extra couple of plays? No. So we called it off.”

 

  • New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims has requested a trade according to his agent Ron Slavin. Mims was a 2020 2nd round pick that has struggled a bit through his 1st 2 seasons. He has produced just 490 yards and no touchdowns.

 

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles announced on Thursday that quarterback Tom Brady will start Saturdays pre-season matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Brady returned to practice early in the week after missing 11 days. The absence was planned and approved ahead of time. There is only speculation as to what the “personal reason” was that permitted the missing of training camp.

 

  • Coach of the Miami Dolphins Mike McDaniel told the media on Thursday that the joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles was cancelled. The decision was made due to “more then a couple” of Dolphins players suffering with a stomach bug. A few members of Miami staff have caught it as well so clearly it is contagious and out of caution joint practices were cancelled. As of right now the game on Saturday between the 2 teams will still happen.

 

 

MLB

  • Philadelphia Phillies Aaron Nola completed his 2nd career 9 inning shutout, throwing 11 strikeouts and giving up just 5 hits. The Phillies finished off a 4 game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 4-0 win on Thursday.

 

  • The New York Yankees put left-hander Nestor Cortes on the injured list with a left groin strain. With Cortes being out, right-hander Clarke Schmidt will fall into the rotation and start on Sunday in Oakland.

 

  • An already stacked Team USA landed another star on Thursday. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts committed to representing the U.S. in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.