FILE In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden walks the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Landover, Md. A week after a last minute loss at the Detroit Lions, they went into their bye week 4 3 1 and not quite sure how to feel.
He gave up seven hits, struck out five and walked two.MACU Keisy Portorreal improved to 7 2 in pitching the six hit complete game. He walked two and struck out six.Friday second game saw the Evangels strike for three runs in the third before the Pioneers tried to rally. Wayland got single runs in the fourth (on an RBI double by Floers) and sixth (on Austin Moya bases loaded walk) but went to the seventh down 6 2 after MACU plated two in the fifth and another in the sixth.Rucker opened the seventh with a double then Ottenwalder walked.
The Jaguars became the first team to open camp, drawing the ire of the NFL and the Players Association in the process. The Jacksonville rookies had a mandatory reporting date of July 8, but Coughlin strongly ”suggested” that the veterans also arrive on that date. That despite league rules mandating that only rookies could be required to start work before today..
When it comes to the punting market, there aren’t as many available veterans. Kevin Huber, Shane Lechler, Dustin Colquitt and O’Donnell are the most experienced options. Would the Bears consider drafting a punter? In the last five years, there has been an average of two punters selected each year.
This is the week. RB Aaron Jones (knee) returned to practice for the first time since getting hurt on Nov. 12 against Chicago. For the third straight season, college football gets an Alabama Clemson matchup in the playoff, though this time in the semifinals. The Tide beat the Tigers in a classic national championship game in Glendale, Arizona, two seasons ago. The teams played another thriller last season and Clemson took the title in Tampa, Florida..
Boras attributes baseball’s attendance drop to an increase in non competitive teams, predicts fans from perennial losers will increasingly stay away from ballparks until ticket prices are cut and says regional sports networks will negotiate lower rights fees with teams going into rebuild cycles. Martinez, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and Jake Arrieta, all Boras clients, remain unsigned 10 days before spring training in a historically slow market. He says the luxury tax, envisioned by Commissioner Bud Selig to increase competitive balance, is having the opposite effect.