The Red Sox defeated the Angels 3-0 on Thursday evening behind eight shutout innings from Chris Sale. Though Boston’s ace has had a troublesome season, he delivered a classic efficiency at Fenway Park, putting out 13.
The Patriots opened the crew’s 2019 preseason schedule with a 31-3 win over Matt Patricia’s Lions. A plethora of New England rookies made spectacular debuts, together with undrafted rookie extensive receiver Jakobi Meyers, who made six catches and scored two touchdowns.
Looking forward to Friday, the Red Sox face the Angels once more at Fenway tonight at 7:10 p.m. Also, the English Premier League season begins at 3 p.m. EST with Liverpool internet hosting Norwich City.
Jets quarterback defined why he snubbed a Tom Brady birthday video: For Tom Brady’s latest 42nd birthday, a couple of NFL gamers from different groups mixed for a video wishing the Patriots’ quarterback their finest. One participant who was requested to play a job declined, nevertheless, although he bares no ill-will in the direction of Brady.
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, twenty years youthful than Brady, stated no to being included within the video whereas concurrently paying homage to Brady’s competitiveness and longevity in his clarification.
“I’m going to get every competitive edge I can, because he’s going to do the same thing,” Darnold advised Yahoo Sports’s Charles Robinson. “He’s the ultimate competitor. He’s exactly where I want to be when I’m his age. To chase that, I can’t be giving him anything.”
Asked if merely wishing Brady a cheerful birthday in a video was truly going to deprive him of a aggressive edge in opposition to the Patriots, Darnold was unequivocal.
“For sure,” Darnold responded. “If I see him after a game, I’ll tell him good game and all that stuff. But I don’t want to give him anything. Especially to him. No.”
Happy birthday to the 🐐!
Some of the NFL’s finest needed to want @TomBrady a really completely happy 42nd birthday! 🎉🎂 pic.twitter.com/44g0Owd7mf
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) August 3, 2019
The Patriots play the Jets in Week 3 of the common season at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 22, and on Monday Night Football at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 21.
Trivia: Undrafted rookie extensive receiver Jakobi Meyers scored a pair of touchdowns within the Patriots’ preseason debut on Thursday evening. A 12 months in the past, one other undrafted rookie additionally scored twice within the crew’s first preseason recreation. Who was the participant who scored two touchdowns in New England’s 2018 preseason opener?
(Answer on the backside).
Hint: He shares a primary identify with the son of Simpsons character Chief Wiggum.
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The Patriots apparently have a brand new kicker: While the Patriots’ preseason opener went pretty easily, one obvious mistake was in a selected jersey identify. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s identify was spelled incorrectly:
Maybe spell verify subsequent time pic.twitter.com/WG9Lvw5rKZ
— Tim Langlois (@timlanglois) August 9, 2019
Alex Cora was elated with the brief recreation: Because of the low rating within the Red Sox’ win over the Angels — highlighted by Chris Sale’s 13-strikeout dominance — the whole recreation time was simply two hours and 16 minutes. Boston supervisor Alex Cora was compelled to grapple with a brand new downside: What to do together with his unexpected free time.
“Honestly when I got to the clubhouse, I was like, ‘What do we do now?’” Cora joked. “We’ve got so much time. I can play with my kids at home, finally do something, because whenever I get home, they’re sleeping. I don’t even know what to do with my life now.”
Lil Wayne has a reasonably clear football philosophy concerning Tom Brady:
“I’m never going to bet against Tom Brady.” — @LilTunechi pic.twitter.com/FH4ar3dOyF
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) August 8, 2019
An Englishman scored on his first…attempt: Former English rugby participant Christian Wade, 28, needed to see if he might make it within the NFL. Wade, who ranks third all-time in Premiership Rugby tries (scores), took his very first carry within the preseason for a 65-yard landing:
From rugby star to the NFL …
Christian Wade scored a 65-yard landing in his first-ever football recreation 💪 (by way of @NFL)pic.twitter.com/8nr0P5TXgP
— ESPN (@espn) August 9, 2019
On today: In 1988, the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings accomplished a real blockbuster commerce, as Wayne Gretzky headed from the Stanley Cup champions to Southern California. It stays one of many highest-profile trades in any sport ever to happen.
Along with Gretzky — who at 27 was in his prime and simply helped Edmonton win its fourth championship in 5 season — the Oilers additionally despatched middle Mike Krushelnyski and defenseman Marty McSorley to Los Angeles in change for middle Jimmy Carson, first-round decide Martin Gelinas, future first spherical picks in 1989, 1991 and 1993, and $15 million.
The results of the deal was that the Oilers nonetheless managed to win one other Stanley Cup in 1990 with out “the Great One” because of Mark Messier’s Hart Trophy season in addition to an array of expertise that remained on the crew. The Kings with Gretzky went to the playoffs for 5 straight seasons, together with a Stanley Cup look in 1993. His higher legacy was elevating the sport of hockey within the U.S., inspiring a brand new technology of gamers.
And in 2016, the “Final Five” USA gymnastics crew — captained by Aly Raisman — gained its second consecutive Team All-Around gold medal:
Back-to-back #GOLD for the primary time EVER. pic.twitter.com/0kMQfhh15Y
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 9, 2016
Daily spotlight: Browns returner Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi has had a troublesome journey to get his alternative within the NFL, however he made essentially the most of it in his preseason debut. His teammates had been elated after he returned a punt for a landing with an electrifying return.
In April, Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi was sleeping exterior and needed to discuss his manner right into a exercise with the @Browns …
Tonight, he scored a TD in his first #NFLPreseason recreation and his teammates had been hyped 🧡 (by way of @thecheckdown)pic.twitter.com/CO6R5vnktl
— ESPN (@espn) August 9, 2019
Trivia reply: Ralph Webb