>>NFL Trade Roundup
(Undated) — A handful of deals got done ahead of Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline. The Packers dealt safety Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington and running back Ty Montgomery to Baltimore. Houston acquired Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas from Denver and the Eagles snatched Golden Tate from the Lions. The Rams added pass-rusher Dante Fowler from Jacksonville.
>>Giants QB Lauletta Charged In Traffic Incident
(East Rutherford, NJ) — Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta is facing a felony charge after allegedly failing to obey a police officer’s orders yesterday. The 22-year-old rookie was arrested on his way to practice after nearly running over an officer, who was directing traffic. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur released a statement calling the incident obviously very disappointing.
>>Kyle Long Out 6-to-8 Weeks With Foot Injury
(Chicago, IL) — Bears guard Kyle Long will be out of action for a while. NFL Network reports he will miss six-to-eights weeks after hurting his right foot in Chicago’s win over the Jets Sunday. Long is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve and designated to return. He’s struggled with injuries over the past three years, missing 14 games in 2016 and 2017.
>>Red Sox Parade Today
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox will celebrate their latest World Series championship today with a parade in Boston. Players and coaches will begin the route at Fenway Park and wind through the streets of Boston’s Back Bay. The Red Sox finished off the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games on Sunday to claim their ninth World Series title overall and their fourth since 2004.
>>Marcell Ozuna Has Shoulder Surgery
(Los Angeles, CA) — Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna is recovering from surgery. Multiple reports say the two-time All-Star underwent a scope on his right shoulder yesterday in Los Angeles. Ozuna was bothered by nagging shoulder pain throughout this past season. The team hopes that he reports to spring training next year without restriction.
>>White Sox Cut Ties With James Shields
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox are parting ways with starter James Shields. The team cut ties with him by declining a 16-million-dollar team option for 2019 and electing instead to exercise a two-million-dollar buyout. Shields started 76 games for the Sox over three seasons, posting a record of 16-and-35 with a 5.31 ERA and 1.447 WHIP.
>>Alabama Number-One In First CFB Playoff Rankings
(Undated) — Alabama is number-one in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the year. Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame round out the top-four. The top four at the end off the season advance to the national semifinals. Pivotal games this week include sixth-ranked Georgia at number-nine Kentucky, ‘Bama at number-three LSU and 14th-ranked Penn State at fifth-ranked Michigan.
>>Board Recommends Durkin Keep Job At Maryland
(Baltimore, MD) — DJ Durkin could be back on the Maryland sidelines this weekend. The University System of Maryland Board of Regents is recommending he keep his job as head football coach. Durkin had been on paid administrative leave since August during an investigation into the culture of the program after offensive tackle Jordan McNair collapsed and died in practice.