#Sports!: Cardinals picked up another big win on Friday against the Pirates; One other big NBA move…the Bulls and DeWayne Wade have agreed on a buyout
The Cardinals picked up another big win on Friday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, and then suffered two big time losses on Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday the Pirates beat the Cards 4-1. With that loss, TheCards are now 2.5 games back of the Rockies. Arizona has already clinched the first Wild Card spot. So now its down to the Rockies, Brewers, and Cards. Tonight, the Cards start a series with the Cubs. It’s crucial. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15PM and the red hot Luke Weaver gets the start.
Good news bad news out of the Blues game last night against the Penguins. The good news, they won 4-1. The bad news…Robby Fabbri has re-injured his knee and will miss the remainder of training camp. It’s the same knee he hurt last year. Neither the team nor Fabbri will have any comment on the injury until he is revaluated in 10 days.
In addition to blasting NFL players who protest during the national anthem and calling for their firing and an NFL boycott, President Trump also disinvited star NBA player Stephen Curry of the champion Golden State Warriors from the traditional White House visit for champion sports teams. Trump tweeted on Saturday “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Curry had already said he wasn’t going, but the Warriors hadn’t made a collective decision about what they would do. After the tweet, the team said it was clear they weren’t welcome, and coach Steve Kerr said: “Not surprised. He was going to break up with us before we could break up with him.” Curry called the whole thing “surreal” and said he doesn’t believe Trump, quote, “respects the majority of Americans in this country.” One of the NBA’s biggest stars, LeBron James, fired a tweet at Trump that read: “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
A big time trade happen in the NBA over the weekend. The New York Knicks have agreed to trade Carmello Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for 2 players and a 2018 2nd round draft pick. To make the trade happen, Melo has waived his no-trade clause and waive his $8.1 million dollar trade kicker. According to sources, Melo said he would waive his no trade clause if the Rockets, Cavs, or Thunder came a-calling.
One other big NBA move…the Bulls and DeWayne Wade have agreed on a buyout which will make Wade a free agent. Now it looks like the Cavaliers, Spurs, Heat, and Thunder all could be potentional teams where Wade ends up.
Jacksonville Jaguars 44, Baltimore Ravens 7 (In London)
Buffalo Bills 26, Denver Broncos 16
Chicago Bears 23, Pittsburgh Steelers 17 (OT)
Atlanta Falcons 30, Detroit Lions 26
Indianapolis Colts 31, Cleveland Browns 28
Minnesota Vikings 34, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
New England Patriots 36, Houston Texans 33
New York Jets 20, Miami Dolphins 6
Philadelphia Eagles 27, New York Giants 24 – Rookie kicker Jake Elliott won game for the Eagles with 61-yard field goal as time ran out.
New Orleans Saints 34, Carolina Panthers 13
Tennessee Titans 33, Seattle Seahawks 27
Green Bay Packers 27, Cincinnati Bengals 24 (OT)
Kansas City Chiefs 24, Los Angeles Chargers 10
Washington Redskins 27, Oakland Raiders 10
Tonight’s Monday Night Football games on ESPN:
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals (8:30 p.m. ET)
The Missouri Tigers took on the Auburn Tigers in Columbia over the weekend. And one Tiger team showed up…the other didn’t. And unfortunately for Mizzou fans…they saw a real bad game. Auburn won the game 51-14 and it was ugly from the get go. The Mizzou Tigers now have a very much needed off week.
And finally…the ISM CONNECT 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway saw Kyle Busch getting the win with Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, and Martin Treux Jr. rounding out the top 5.