Kirani James, who was already the first sprinter to appear in the finals of three straight Olympic Men’s 400 meter races, took the bronze medal with a time of 44.19 seconds. It’s the third straight Olympics in which James has reached the podium, taking gold in 2012 and silver in 2016.
Tua Tagovailoa and the Tua Foundation announced today a donation of $93,000 will be made to the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch to cover funeral expenses for the eight juveniles, ages 4-17, that were killed in a recent accident on I-65 in Alabama. The donation will also cover counseling expenses for the girls of the ranch that lost loved ones. The Foundation will contribute $46,500 of the proceeds from its recent fundraiser at Bryant Denny Stadium, and Tagovailoa will personally match the contribution.
AS Monaco officially announced the signing of Donta Hall to a two-year contract today.
Mac Jones again drew rave reviews for his performance at Patriots practice today, particularly with today’s practice being held in the rain. Jones continues to build momentum in the quarterback competition, and whether he starts or not, his rapid development is a good sign for the Patriots.
The Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans both released rosters today for the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League. John Petty will be playing for the Pistons, while Kira Lewis and Herb Jones will suit up for the Pelicans. Play gets underway on August 8.
Justin Thomas gave us a peek into his workout regimen, which focuses on flexibility, endurance, and recovery.. Here’s a clip:
Houston Chronicle looks at the special bond between Mark Ingram and Texans head coach David Culley.
Philadelphia Eagles appear to be in no hurry to name Jalen Hurts has its starting quarterback.
Peyton Wilson has officially been assigned to the ACL Royals Gold of the Arizona Complex League and made his professional debut tonight.
ArDarius Stewart will miss Winnipeg’s CFL season opener tonight. He was placed on the Injured list with a foot injury.
Najee Harris rushed for 22 yards on 7 carries in his pre-season debut tonight.
Mac Jones spoke to the media after practice today. Here is the full appearance. Some notes from the conference:
- Jones said he’s a visual learner so he draws the plays on paper to help him learn the playbook.
- On padded practices, Jones said it’s good to practice in pads because that’s how the game is, and that you want to practice how you play.
- Jones indicated that he works on football “all day long.”
Scenes and Highlights
- Donta Hall – officially signed to a 2-year contract with AS Monaco of France’s Jeep Elite ProA League.
- Daron Payne – activated from the Reserve / COVID-19 List by the Washington Football Team.
- Reggie Ragland – removed from the Active / NFI list by the New York Giants.
- Peyton Wilson – assigned to the ACL Royals Gold of the Arizona Complex League.
- ArDarius Stewart – placed on the Injured List by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
TRACK & FIELD Olympics Athletics Women’s 4x100m Relay Prelims Jamaica – 42.15 seconds (SB), 3rd in heat; advances to finals Remona Burchell – ran 3rd leg Olympics Athletics Women’s 4x100m Relay Prelims Trinidad & Tobago – 43.62 seconds, 8th in heat Alya Stanisclaus – did not participate Olympics Athletics Women’s 4x400m Relay prelims Canada - 3:24.05, 7th overall; advances to finals. Natassha McDonald - did not participate. Olympics Athletics Men’s 400m finals Kirani James – 44.19 seconds, 3rd. BASKETBALL Big3 League: Killer 3’s 50, Bivouac 30. Alonzo Gee – 8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists. GOLF Olympics Women’s Golf Rd 2: Stephanie Meadow - 72-66, -4, T11. Hero Open Rd 1: Gavin Moynihan – 70, -2, T35 WGC St Jude Invitational Rd 1: Justin Thomas – 67, -3, T13 Barracuda Championship Rd 1: Michael Thompson – 12 pts, T4 Robby Shelton – 7 pts, T27 Lee Hodges – 3 pts, T71 Davis Riley: -2 pts, T118 BASEBALL Olympics Baseball semifinals: United States 7, South Korea 2. David Robertson – DNP. Colorado 6, Chicago Cubs 5. Adam Morgan – 0.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K. Lake County 5, Lansing 1. Cobie Vance (3B) – 0-4. Atlanta 8, St. Louis 4. Wade LeBlanc (ND) – 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 BB (1 IBB), 1 K, 1 HR allowed. At plate: 0-2. Frisco 4, Amarillo 3. Chase Lee – 0.2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Corpus Christi 7, San Antonio 5 (F/10). Kyle Overstreet (1B) – 1-1, 1 single, 3 BB, 2 runs. ACL Royals Gold 4, ACL Brewers Blue 2 (F/7). Peyton Wilson (2B) – 0-2, 1 BB, 1 run. Southern Illinois 10, Gateway 5. Geoffrey Bramblett (ND) – 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 1 HBP. Billings 14, Missoula 4. William Freeman – 1 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K. ACL Indians 4, ACL Athletics 3 (F/7). Mikey White (3B) – 1-4, 1 single, 2 errors. Kansas City Monarchs 9, Cleburne 6. Morgan McCullough (SS) – 2-3, 1 double, 1 single, 1 SF, 2 HBP, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 run. Idaho Falls 12, Ogden 4. Kyle Kaufman (PH) - 0-1.