Archive for July, 2018

Khris Davis powers Athletics past Blue Jays

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Khris Davis smacked his 29th home run among three hits Tuesday night, powering the Oakland Athletics to a 6-2 win over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.

Jay Gruden says “you’ve got to win” as he enters fifth season with Washington

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

No coach of the Washington Redskins has had more than four years at the helm since Norv Turner had a six-plus year run from 1994-2000. Jay Gruden is getting set to enter his fifth season as head coach of the franchise this fall, the first coach to reach that threshold under Dan Snyder’s ownership of the team. “It’s a production-based business, without a doubt,” Gruden said, via John Keim of ESPN.com.

Nationals set team scoring record in 25-4 rout of Mets

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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In the highest-scoring game in franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two early home runs and the Washington Nationals kept pouring it on against emergency reliever Jose Reyes and the New York Mets in a 25-4 rout Tuesday night.

Recovering Wawrinka makes early exit at Citi Open

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka made another quick exit at the Citi Open, losing 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) to Donald Young in the first round of the hard-court tournament Tuesday night.

Report: Saints sign WRs Floyd, Tate

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The New Orleans Saints bolstered their depth at wide receiver by signing veterans Michael Floyd and Brandon Tate, according to multiple reports. Floyd, 28, caught only 10 passes for 78 yards last season with the Minnesota Vikings. The former first-round pick out of Notre Dame has 256 career receptions for 3,859 yards and 24 touchdowns but has created controversy off the field with a drunken-driving arrest that led to a brief jail term.

After years of instability, here’s why Alex Smith is the QB Washington needs

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

A recent weekend practice has just begun at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, but there’s no defense on the field — just quarterback Alex Smith and his receivers. Some of these receivers, Smith has never thrown to, and given the fact the 14-year veteran has been a Redskin for only six months, he knows that every rep matters, especially if he’s going to lead Washington from the depths of the rough-and-tumble NFC East. Smith is locked in, treating this portion of practice with the focus and intensity it deserves, when his new coach, Jay Gruden, inexplicably breaks his concentration.

NFL notebook: Diggs signs five-year extension with Vikings

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has signed a five-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. "To Vikings fans and everybody, you guys are stuck with me for a little longer," Diggs said with a smile in a video posted on the team's Twitter account. "I just signed my extension, I'm happy to be a part of this organization." A fifth-round selection from Maryland in the 2015 NFL Draft, Diggs gained 849 yards on 64 receptions last season.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin sitting out with knee issue

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin missed a third straight practice on Tuesday while dealing with a knee issue. Coach Pete Carroll said after practice that Baldwin had a sore knee coming into camp. ''We're just going to take our time with it and be patient,'' Carroll said.

Cowboys sign Ricky Jeune

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The Cowboys have come to terms with receiver Ricky Jeune after working him out Tuesday. Dallas needed depth at the position after sixth-round pick Cedrick Wilson tore the labrum in his shoulder during Saturday’s practice. Jeune, 24, signed with the

Koetter: Bucs thankful DT Vea avoided major injury

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

First-round pick Vita Vea will miss some time with a left calf injury, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were relieved that the defensive tackle didn't sustain a more serious injury, head coach Dirk Koetter said Tuesday. "It's better than we thought," Koetter told reporters of Vea's injury. "What Vita described when it happened was what you would think if a guy tore his Achilles, which would be a year-long injury.