Astros Accused Of Instigating Dispute With Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez

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Baseball fans have criticized the Houston Astros after the team’s game Wednesday, claiming that the team instigated a fight with Mariners star Julio Rodriguez. In the midst of a tight division race, the Astros were frustrated after two of their batters were hit in the game Tuesday. “I’m tired of our guys getting hit,” Houston manager Dusty Baker said before the game Wednesday. “It makes guys a lot bolder when they don’t have to hit.” Baker’s comments were seen by many as loading the powder keg, which nearly exploded in the bottom of the sixth inning when Astros pitcher Hector Neris charged Rod… Read More “Astros Accused Of Instigating Dispute With Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez”

Jimmy Garoppolo In Concussion Protocol After Raiders Loss To Steelers

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Quarterback Jimmy Garappolo is currently in concussion protocol, which puts his status as the starting quarterback for the Raiders in jeopardy on Sunday when they play their AFC West rivals Los Angeles Chargers. Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said on Monday that he was unsure when the concussion occurred.  During the Raiders 18-23 loss to the Steelers, Garoppolo was sacked four times. His head also bounced on the turf during a fourth-quarter play, where Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was penalized for roughing the quarterback. The Raiders have veteran Brian Hoyer and rookie Aidan O’Connell a… Read More “Jimmy Garoppolo In Concussion Protocol After Raiders Loss To Steelers”

Flight Carrying Pittsburgh Steelers Makes Emergency Landing In Kansas City

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A plane carrying the Pittsburgh Steelers football team was diverted towards Kansas City due to issues with the aircraft that led to an emergency landing.  Burt Lauten, the senior director of communications for the Pittsburgh Steelers, issued a statement about the landing. “Our team charter plane was unexpectedly diverted to Kansas City early this morning on our way back to Pittsburgh following our game in Las Vegas,” Lauten posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Everyone on the plane is safe, and we are making necessary plans to arrive back in Pittsburgh later today.”  The Steelers were on t… Read More “Flight Carrying Pittsburgh Steelers Makes Emergency Landing In Kansas City”

Chargers’ Mike Williams Leaves Vikings Game Early, Team Fears Season-Ending Knee Injury

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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams had to leave early with a knee injury during the Charger’s week three matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Before the injury, Williams had six catches for 110 yards and a touchdown before having to leave with an injury in the third quarter. He was then helped off the field and was carted off to the locker room.  The Chargers now are concerned Williams won’t be available for the season, they are thinking the knee injury will be significant.  With seven years under his NFL belt, Williams’ has had 230 receiving yards for the Chargers’ first three… Read More “Chargers’ Mike Williams Leaves Vikings Game Early, Team Fears Season-Ending Knee Injury”

Saints Safety Marcus Maye Suspended Three Games For Substance Violation

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New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye will serve a three-game suspension after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The league announced the suspension on Wednesday. “Marcus Maye of the New Orleans Saints has been suspended without pay for the next three games for violating the NFL Policy on Substances of Abuse,” an NFL spokesperson said. “Maye is eligible to return to the Saints’ active roster on Monday, Oct. 9, following the team’s Week 5 game at New England.” It is unclear exactly how Maye, a veteran in the midst of his seventh NFL season, violated the policy, but his absence could n… Read More “Saints Safety Marcus Maye Suspended Three Games For Substance Violation”

Brewers’ J.C. Mejia Suspended 162 Games For Repeat PED Offense

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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher J.C. Mejia is facing a 162-game suspension after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug for the second time in his career. MLB issued the suspension Wednesday, more than a year after Mejia was suspended 80 games for the same offense in 2022. The steroid Mejia tested positive for was Stanozolol, a synthetic drug derived from testosterone. San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended for using the same substance last season. “The Milwaukee Brewers fully support MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and share in the goal of elimina… Read More “Brewers’ J.C. Mejia Suspended 162 Games For Repeat PED Offense”

Patrick Mahomes Restructures Massive $210 Million Deal With Kansas City Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes have restructured their agreement. The deal will pay out $210.6 million between 2023 and 2026, which is the most in NFL history over a four-year span, with compensation now guaranteed. The Chiefs organization and Mahomes will then revisit their deal after the 2026 season is over. Mahomes became the highest-paid player in the NFL when he was given a 10-year extension worth $450 million. While no player has since topped Mahomes’ contact in its total value, several NFL quarterbacks, such as Justin Herbert, Jalen Hurts and Joe Burrow, have passed Mahomes … Read More “Patrick Mahomes Restructures Massive $210 Million Deal With Kansas City Chiefs”

NBA Board Of Governors Approves Harsher Rules For Resting ‘Star’ Players

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The NBA board of governors unanimously voted Wednesday to approve harsher rules for teams looking to rest “star” players during the regular season. The rules are intended to increase competitive play during the NBA regular season, which has been criticized in recent years for a perceived lack of player interest. “I think we’ll state this principle, see how teams react and see if more needs to be done,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said after the meeting. “But I think, most importantly, there’s a sense from all the different constituent groups in the league that this is ultimately about the fan… Read More “NBA Board Of Governors Approves Harsher Rules For Resting ‘Star’ Players”

Chiefs’ Travis Kelce Returns To Practice, On Track To Play In Week 2

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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce returned to practice Wednesday and is on track to play in Week 2. Offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said Thursday that the decision will ultimately be made by coaches later this week. On his podcast with his brother, Eagles center Jason Kelce, the Chiefs All-Pro tight end expressed frustration about missing Week 1, a game Kansas City lost to the Detroit Lions 20-19. Kelce reportedly begged coaches to play before the game but they did not allow him to do so. “Seriously though, I did feel like an a—— for not being able to be out there Week 1,” Kelce said o… Read More “Chiefs’ Travis Kelce Returns To Practice, On Track To Play In Week 2”

Saints Backup QB Jake Haener Suspended Six Games For PED Violation

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Jake Haener has been suspended by the NFL for six games after failing a drug test earlier this summer. Taysom Hill was named the third-string quarterback earlier this week, putting Haener fourth behind Derek Carr, Jameis Winston and Hill. Following the NFL’s suspension ruling, which claimed that Haener had an undisclosed banned substance in his body when he was tested during the preseason, the quarterback released a statement apologizing for the incident. “I recently learned that I tested positive for a substance banned by the NFL earlier this summer,” the statem… Read More “Saints Backup QB Jake Haener Suspended Six Games For PED Violation”