Amanda Locke was named head softball coach at Birmingham Southern College today. This will be Locke’s first head coaching assignment.
Jalen Hurts had his first media appearance today, as the Philadelphia Eagles opened camp. Hurts addressed what it means to be a leader, and how he’s long been accustomed to having a new play-caller every season. Here’s the entire session.
Tua Tagovailoa also appeared before the media today, as the Miami Dolphins also opened camp today. Tagovailoa talks about his commitment to improving since it’s his show in Year 2.
New York Jet head coach Robert Saleh indicated that Quinnen Williams would be held out of practice for at least another week, as Williams recovers from off-season foot surgery.
Vinnie Sunseri, who spent last season as a defensive analyst for the New England Patriots, appears on the Patriots coaching roster now as running backs coach, indicating that he has received a promotion.
Justin Thomas described the Olympic experience as “the coolest thing that he’s ever been a part of,” and that it surpassed Ryder Cup and majors in terms of something that he wants to win.
The Athletic looks at the potential quarterback battle in New England involving Mac Jones.
The Draft Network profiles Dylan Moses and looks at his chances at making the Jaguars’ roster.
Morgan McCullough extended his hitting streak to 8 games with hits in both games of a twin bill today. McCullough is 15-for-29 with 7 walks over the 8-game stretch.
The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and the WBSC announced its All Olympic Softball Team, which included Haylie McCleney.
The attorney for Julio Jones addressed a lawsuit filed against Jones, among others, recently. Attorney Rafe Emanuel called the allegations in the suit “baseless.”
Marlon Humphrey appears on this week’s Truss Levels podcast, co-hosted by Mark Ingram, and it is gold.
Some other scenes from around the NFL, as camps opened today in many locations.
- D.J. Fluker – placed on the Active / Physically Unable to Perform list by the Miami Dolphins.
- Anthony Averett – placed on the Active / Non-Football Injury list by the Baltimore Ravens.
- Landon Dickerson – placed on the Active / Non-Football Injury list by the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Kenyan Drake – placed on the Active / Non-Football Injury list by the Las Vegas Raiders.
- Eddie Jackson – placed on the Active / Non-Football Injury list by the Chicago Bears.
- Reggie Ragland – placed on the Active / Non-Football Injury list by the New York Giants.
- Saivion Smith – cleared waivers and became a free agent.
- Tevin Mack – signed with Orlandina Basket of Italy’s Serie A2 Old Wild West league.
SWIM & DIVE Olympic Swimming Women’s 100m Free Prelims Kalia Antoniou – 55.38 seconds, 1st in heat, 29th overall. Olympic Swimming Women’s 4x200m Free Relay Prelims Germany – 7:52.06, 6th overall; advances to finals Leonie Kullmann – 1:59.00 on 2nd leg GOLF WAPT Babe Zaharias Open Rd 2: Kenzie Wright – 69-75, E, T16 Forme Tour Birck Boilermaker Classic Rd 1: Jonathan Hardee – 72, E, T70. BASEBALL Kansas City Monarch 12, Houston Apollos 1 (Gm 1, F/7). Morgan McCullough (SS) – 2-3, 1 double, 1 single, 1 BB, 2 runs. Kansas City Monarch 10, Houston Apollos 2 (Gm 2, F/7). Morgan McCullough (SS) – 1-4, 1 single, 2 RBI, 1 run. Lake Erie 4, Gateway 3. Geoffrey Bramblett (ND) – 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Fort Wayne 15, Lansing 5. Cobie Vance (2B) – 2-5, 1 double, 1 single. Jacksonville 2, Charlotte 1. Will Carter – 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K. Matt Foster (L, 0-1) – 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K. Eugene 2, Everett 0 (Gm 1, F/7). Brett Auerbach (2B) – 1-3, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run. Frisco 4, Corpus Christi 3. Chandler Taylor (RF) – 0-4. Cincinnati 8, Chicago Cubs 2. Adam Morgan – 0.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Memphis 8, Gwinnett 7 (F/11). Thomas Burrows – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K. Amarillo 11, San Antonio 7. Kyle Overstreet (1B) – 2-5, 2 singles, 1 run. Everett 9, Eugene 6 (Gm 2, F/7). Brett Auerbach (3B) - 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R.