Christian Barmore signed his rookie contract with new England today. Total value of the deal is expected to be approximately $8.5 million over four years, with a signing bonus of $3.5 million.
Haylie McCleney opened her Olympics campaign going 5-6 with a walk and a reached-on-error in 7 plate appearances, as USA won its first two games, 2-0 over Italy and 1-0 over Canada. McCleney scored the lone run in the game versus Canada tonight (July 22 in Japan).
More on Cyrus Kouandjio’s decision to retire this week, which caught the Saskatchewan RoughRiders by surprise.
Mike Kaye of NJ.com goes back to Alabama to find out what kind of student Jalen Hurts was.
Should Boston make a run at JaMychal Green if Green opts out of his Denver contract?
Emma Talley is featured in this New York Times piece looking at the quest for driving distance on the LPGA Tour.
Here’s another piece looking at how important Dont’a Hightower is to the Patriot defense.
Pats Pulpit has a roster review feature on Anfernee Jennings.
Butch Hobson is being honored by the Chicago Dogs with a bobblehead giveaway Friday night.
Michael AuPrince was named to Australia’s men’s wheelchair basketball team for the Tokyo Paralympics. AuPrince shares what it means to have made the Paralympics in a second sport (he previously competed as a swimmer).
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin talked at length about how good a safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is on a Ringer podcast.
- Christian Barmore – signed to a 4-year rookie contract by the New England Patriots.
- Jake Walters – re-assigned to the Beloit Snappers of the High-A Central League.
- William Freeman – signed with the Missoula Paddleheads of the Pioneer League.
SOFTBALL Olympics Opening Round: USA 2, Italy 0. Haylie McCleney (CF) – 1-2, 1 single, 1 BB. SOCCER Olympics Group Play: Netherlands 10, Zambia 3. Merel Van Dongen – no stats; played full match. TENNIS UTR Pro Series - Newport Beach. Alexey Nesterov defeated Aryan Chaudhary 6-1, retired. GOLF WAPT Natchez Golf Classic Rd 2: Kenzie Wright – 68-68, -8, T2 Forme Tour Bolingbrook Golf Club Invitational Rd 2: Dru Love – 73-74, +3, cut Jonathan Hardee – 73-75, +4, cut European Ladies Amateur Championship Rd 1: Benedetta Moresco – 74, +2, T50 BASEBALL Gwinnett 4, Norfolk 3 (Gm 2, F/7). Thomas Burrows (ND) – 1 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 3 BB, 2 K. Durham 7, Charlotte 3. Will Carter – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP. San Antonio 10, Springfield 5 (completion of suspended game). Kyle Overstreet (1B) – 3-5, 3 singles, 2 RBI, 1 run. West Michigan 5, Lansing 1. Cobie Vance (SS) – 1-2, 1 single, 1 BB, 1 HBP. Eugene 5, Hillsboro 4. Brett Auerbach (2B) - 1-3, 1 HR (5th), 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 run. Lincoln 5, Kansas City 2. Morgan McCullough (PH) – 0-1. Missoula 15, Great Falls 2. William Freeman - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K.