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Rams Jared Goff Has Big Night, CC Sabathia Loses $500K

FOOTBALL

LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff had a big night in an offensive battle against the Minnesota Vikings in Thursday Night Football. Goff posted 465 yards and 5 touchdowns while Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had 400 yards and three touchdowns. The Rams defense made the difference in the exciting shootout and came out with a 38-31 victory. The Rams become only the 10th team in the Super Bowl era to post 30 points in each of their first four wins.

BASEBALL

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia only had to last 7 innings on Thursday to make an extra $500,000. He had an incentive in his 2018 contract to make an extra half a million dollars if he completed 155 innings, and heading into Thursday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, he had 148 innings under his belt. In the bottom of the 6th, the Yankees were up a comfortable 11-0 when Sabathia took the mound and threw a ball at Jesus Sucre in apparent retaliation for an errant throw at one of his teammates earlier in the game. Sabathia was ejected from the game and therefore lost out on the $500k.  Marc Carig from The Athletic summed it up best when he tweeted, “Holy cow. CC smoked Sucre and cost himself a half million dollars, got ejected from the game, then appeared to grab his crotch while facing the Rays dugout. That’s one of the most bad ass things I’ve ever seen on a ballfield. And one day, when CC Sabathia is done playing, it will be Exhibit A when people ask why he was a beloved teammate.”

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Rams/Niners Shootout, Hernandez Stage 3 CTE, Barkley On NBA Caving

FOOTBALL

Thursday night’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers did not disappoint. The shootout was a battle of offenses where the Rams’ quarterback Jared Goff threw for 3 touchdowns and zero interceptions and running back Todd Hurley ran for 113 yards and 3 TD’s. The 49ers scored 5 touchdowns but a missed point and a tired defense led to their loss. The Niners are now 0-3 (ouch, not a great way to start the season). Rams 41, 49ers 39.

The NFL is on the hot seat again after reports emerged that former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez (who hanged himself in prison after his arrest for murder) had stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). At only 27 years old, the advanced stage of CTE is considered unusual, and Hernandez former fiancee and daughter is suing the NFL for $20 million claiming the NFL failed to “disclose, treat or protect him from the dangers of such damage.”

 

BASKETBALL

NBA Hall of Famer and outspoken basketball analyst,  Charles Barkley,  expressed his annoyance that the NBA “caved” into the demands of current players by announcing they will accommodate them better by having fewer back to back games.  He told the Dallas Morning News, “The private jets and four-star hotels aren’t enough.  I’m so angry at the NBA for telling these guys, ‘Wait a minute, we’re paying you guys $30-, $40 million and you can’t play basketball two days in a row?’ I think it’s a travesty that the NBA can’t just tell these guys to play basketball two days in a row. It’s just a joke to me. We flew commercial, and we were able to play back-to-back. I’ve sat with older guys who took trains and played three days in a row. The NBA caved in.”

 

 

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Goff/Wentz Go #1,#2 In NFL Draft, Tunsil Slides After Tweet, Broncos Grab Lynch, Hawks Defeat Celtics

NFL

Jared GoffTo no one’s surprise, the Los Angeles Rams picked  QB Jared Goff from the University of California Berkeley as the #1 pick in the NFL Draft. And, again to no surprise, Carson Wentz went #2 to the Philadelphia Eagles. There was a bit of drama in the evening when someone posted a tweet of Ole Miss Offensive Tackle, Laremy Tunsil with a gas mask on smoking something through a tube. Earlier in the week Tunsil was projected to go as one of the top picks but after the tweet came out Thursday night, Tunsil’s prospects kept dropping. On the 13th pick of the night, however, the Miami Dolphins weighed the risks/reward and picked him up.

In another interesting move of the night, the Denver Broncos traded up from the 31st pick to #26 to grab Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch. With the pick, the Broncos likely ended their pursuit of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.

NBA

In playoff news, the Atlanta Hawks advance to round 2 by eliminating the Boston Celtics in game 6. They are now gearing up to take on Lebron and the Cavs. Hawks 104, Celtics 92.

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