>>Browns Blank Eagles, QB Taylor Banged Up
(Cleveland, OH) — Offense was at a premium as the Browns blanked the Eagles 5-0 in preseason action last night from Cleveland. Myles Garrett sacked Nick Foles in the end zone to notch a safety. Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor left the game after landing awkwardly on this arm, but returned to the game. The NFL preseason continues today with six games on the schedule.
>>Giants, Beckham Working Towards Deal
(East Rutherford, NJ) — New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. might be on the verge of a new contract. According to ESPN, the Giants are taking steps towards getting a deal done with their star, possibly before the regular season begins. The report states it would be a record-breaking deal for a wideout.
>>Colts Host 49ers Tomorrow, Turbin Returns
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts are at home tomorrow as they host the San Francisco 49ers. The Colts’ backfield got a boost as Robert Turbin returned to practice yesterday after dealing with an ankle injury. Running back Marlon Mack is still out with a hamstring injury and could be in jeopardy to start the regular season.
>>Bears Host Chiefs Tomorrow
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears host the Chiefs tomorrow in their fourth of five preseason games. The game kicks off at noon at Soldier Field. Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy will be facing his former boss, Chiefs coach Andy Reid, for the first time. Nagy spent ten seasons on Reid’s staff as an assistant with the Eagles and the Chiefs.
>>Tigers Play Long Ball In Win Over White Sox
(Detroit, MI) — The Tigers hit three home runs in the sixth in a 7-2 win over the White Sox in Detroit. Sox starter James Shields fell to 5-and-15 after surrendering all seven runs in six and two third innings pitched. Jose Rondon belted a two-run shot in the eighth for the South Siders. The Sox have now homered in 15 straight games.
>>Cards Open Three Game Road Set With Rockies
(Denver, CO) — The Cardinals open a three game series tonight against the Rockies at Coors Field. All-Star Miles Mikolas takes the mound for St. Louis while the Rockies counter with Antonio Senzatela. The Cards are 71-and-57 after sweeping the Dodgers. They hold the top spot in the National League Wild Card standings and are three games back of the Cubs for first place in the NL Central.
>>Cubs Top Reds
(Chicago, IL) — Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo belted home runs for the Cubs in a 7-1 victory at Wrigley Field. The 481-foot solo shot hit by Baez in the third was the longest at the Friendly Confines this season. Cole Hamels posted the first complete game by a Cubs starter this year. He improved to 4-0 since being acquired by Chicago from the Rangers last month.
>>NBA Rule Changes Likely Coming
(Undated) — Rule changes are likely coming for the NBA. The board of governors are expected to pass multiple rule changes, including resetting the shot clock to 14 seconds instead of 24 after an offensive rebound. Other changes include a simplification of the clear-path foul rule and expanding the definition of a “hostile act.” A vote will take place next month.
>>Celtics’ Irving Honored By Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
(Cannon Ball, ND) — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving was in North Dakota connecting with his roots. Irving was honored by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe yesterday, from which his mother is a descendant. Irving wore traditional clothes and was given the name Little Mountain.