Multiple sources are reporting that the Denver Broncos will decline the option on Kareem Jackson’s 2021 salary of $11 million tomorrow, making Jackson a free agent. Jackson, who’s still playing at a high level, will draw plenty of interest in the market.
Here are some press from Justin Thomas’ win yesterday. Golf Channel looks at the old Justin Thomas re-emerging at the Players Championship. PGA Tour posts the obligatory look inside the winner’s bag. Golf Digest has a piece on how Thomas stayed calm on a crazy Sunday, and also notes that the win is the biggest payday of Thomas’ career. Golf.com looks at an adjustment that JT has made to his backswing. CBS Sports notes the excellence and obsession that may make Thomas generationally great.
Here’s more on Justin Thomas.
Justin Thomas also took some time today to support the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.
Jimmy Nelson had another stellar outing on Sunday (2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K), and his long, rocky road back to making the major league roster is turning heads. Nelson also did a fantastic interview with the Pitching Ninja to discuss the mental side of injury recovery.
Spencer Turnbull turned in another solid outing yesterday, going 4 innings. Here’s a recap of his start, as well as his comments after leaving the game.
Alexa Guarachi’s title in Dubai over the weekend vaulted her all the way up to 15th in the latest WTA doubles rankings, a jump of 9 spots. It’s a new career high mark for Guarachi, and a new high for any Alabama women’s tennis player.
NFL Free Agency’s early negotiation period started today, with Dalvin Tomlinson being a name drawing a lot of interest. Tomlinson would like to return to New York, but will probably garner more lucrative offers elsewhere. Here’s a look at what would need to fall into place for the Giants to re-sign Tomlinson. UPDATE: Dalvin Tomlinson has reportedly agreed to a 2-year, $22 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings. More in tomorrow’s recap.
Our good friend Roger Myers has a great interview with Haylie McCleney at Roll Bama Roll.
BASKETBALL Peñarol 73, Atenas 72. Tony Mitchell (PEN) – 27 minutes, 17 points (2-5 2pg, 3-10 3pg, 4-6 FT), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 turnover, 3 fouls. Denver 121, Indiana 106. JaMychal Green – 18 minutes, 16 points (2-4 2pg, 4-6 3pg), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 0 turnovers, 2 fouls.