GREEN BAY, Wis. — Keep the head up. Be aware if the quarterback got rid of the ball. Wrap up. Seems like a simple enough checklist for a defender to hit the quarterback. A roughing-the-passer penalty on linebacker Clay Matthews against the Minnesota Vikings might have raised new questions with the Green Bay Packers. The … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis. | Roughing it: Packers confident in how they go after QB
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: FINAL COUNTDOWN With the Rockies a half-game ahead of the Dodgers for the NL West lead, the teams begin their final series of the regular season. Jon Gray (11-7) pitches the opener of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium against Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-3). Gray is 4-0 … Continue reading LEADING OFF: NL West showdown, Cards-Braves, Cubs slumping
CHICAGO — Cubs reliever Pedro Strop will miss the rest of the regular season with a left hamstring strain, leaving the NL Central leaders with major questions at the back end of their bullpen. The team announced the injury after Strop underwent an MRI on Friday. Strop has been Chicago’s closer since Brandon Morrow was … Continue reading CHICAGO | Cubs reliever Pedro Strop to miss rest of regular season
NASHVILLE, Tenn — Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay for the entire preseason and first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse. Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension Wednesday after an investigation and a hearing with Watson last week. Watson pleaded no contest in July to a charge of … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | Predators’ Watson suspended 27 games for domestic abuse.
When Alex Ovechkin embraced Josh Norman in a meeting of two of Washington’s biggest sports stars, the Redskins cornerback had a question for the Capitals’ Stanley Cup-winning captain. “You still celebrating?” Norman asked. “We’re done,” Ovechkin said. “We’re done for right now.” The Capitals seemed to celebrate as hard as any champion in NHL history. … Continue reading Capitals try to forget Cup celebrations as NHL camps open
The Latest on the NFL‘s first Sunday of the regular season (all times eastern): 8:30 p.m. It didn’t take long for new Bears linebacker Khalil Mack to get pressure against the Packers. Mack didn’t start but came in on the fourth play of the game’s opening drive. He got pressure on second-and-10 on Packers right … Continue reading The Latest: Bears’ Khalil Mack makes presence felt
The Latest on the NFL‘s first Sunday of the regular season (all times eastern): ___ 6:55 p.m. The Titans and Miami Dolphins are playing again after their second delay for lightning in the area, and the injuries are adding up for Tennessee. The teams have had two separate delays combining for 3 hours, 59 minutes … Continue reading The Latest: Titans, Dolphins playing again after 2nd delay
The Latest on the NFL‘s first Sunday of the regular season (all times eastern): _____ 3:30 p.m. It’s already Josh Allen time for the Buffalo Bills. Nathan Peterman has been pulled from his third NFL start after failing to mount any offense for the Bills against the Baltimore Ravens. Peterman was yanked with Baltimore leading … Continue reading The Latest: Josh Allen at QB after Bills bench Peterman