Former Alabama men’s wheelchair basketball player and current head coach Ford Burttram has been named as head coach for upcoming U.S. Men’s U23 World Championships in June 2022.
Here are some pieces on Amari Cooper’s big game last night. The team site notes that Cooper was dominant despite having a short camp this summer. Dallas Morning News reports that Cooper showed why he should be considered among the league’s best receivers.
Gentry Estes, who covered Julio Jones in college and now will cover him in Nashville, has a piece in The Tennessean on the mythology of Julio Jones vs. the real person.
Brett Auerbach gets noticed for his power surge and ability to play all over the diamond, and might be the Giants’ best kept secret.
The Athletic on why Jalen Hurts, Mac Jones, and Tua Tagovailoa are all starters now.
Ross Depperschmidt was awarded the NOLA Gold rugby team’s “Heart of Gold” award in a vote by his teammates and coaches. The award honors former Gold player Shawn Riley, who died in January 2021 following heart surgery. Depperschmidt was also re-signed by the Gold through the 2022 season.
Jim Trotter of NFL.com does a lengthy profile piece on DeMeco Ryans.
Xavier McKinney seems to be a forgotten man, since he missed much of his rookie season with a foot injury. He plans to make up for lost time.
With the season-ending injury to Marcus Peters, Anthony Averett is being pressed into a starting role, and has the full confidence of his teammates and coaches.
Louisiana-Monroe head softball coach Molly Fichtner has signed a new 3-year contract extension with the Warhawks.
On the workout front, Dre Kirkpatrick reportedly had a positive workout for the Houston Texans today. The team likely won’t sign him in Week 1 to avoid his salary being guaranteed for the full year, but talks are ongoing. One day after being released by Philadelphia, Ross Pierschbacher worked out for the New York Jets and was signed to the team’s practice squad. Also, Cleveland reported that Miller Forristall was in for a workout today.
Wallace Gilberry and his brothers have opened a new restaurant, Berry’s Bistro, in their native Bay Minette. The restaurant, which opened in July, will host a grand opening tomorrow.
Alexa Guarachi’s run at the US Open ended with a semifinals loss today.
Week 1 Injury Reports
Game Status Reports (Sunday Games Only)
- Questionable – Ronnie Harrison (ankle), Eddie Jackson (wrist)
- Doubtful – N/A
- Out – Landon Dickerson (knee)
Practice Reports – Friday
- Full Participation – Eddie Jackson (wrist), Alex Leatherwood (shin), A’Shawn Robinson (knee)
- Limited Participation – Landon Dickerson (knee), Ronnie Harrison (ankle), Josh Jacobs (toe)
- Did Not Practice – N/A
Amari Cooper spoke to the media after last night’s game.
Julio Jones appeared before the media today for the first time in over a month. He says he’s ready to go this weekend.
Najee Harris spoke to the media after practice, and talked about anticipating his NFL debut.
Minkah Fitzpatrick also spoke to the Pittsburgh media after practice.
Mark Ingram appears on the Deep Slant podcast, which is the Houston Texans’ in-house podcast.
Scenes and Highlights
- Ross Pierschbacher – signed to the practice squad by the New York Jets.
- Andre Smith – released from the practice squad by the Baltimore Ravens.
TENNIS US Open Women’s Doubles Semifinal: 7-seed Alexa Guarachi / D Krawczyk lost to 14-seed Stosur / Zhang 6-2, 7-5. SWIM & DIVE International Swimming League Match 5 Men’s 100m Breast: Anton McKee – 58.75 seconds, 8th; 1 point. International Swimming League Match 5 Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay: Toronto Titans – 3:39.34, 6th; 6 points. Anton McKee – 58.91 seconds on breast segment GOLF Forme Tour Championship final: Davis Shore – 65-69-70, -9, T17 Ascension Charity Classic Rd 1: Dicky Pride – 69, -2, T16 BASEBALL Eugene 2, Everett 1 (Gm 1, F/7). Brett Auerbach (DH) – 0-2, 1 BB. Everett 9, Eugene 2 (Gm 2, F/7). Brett Auerbach (C) – 1-4, 1 HR (16th), 2 RBI, 1 run, 1 error. Charlotte 5, Jacksonville 1. Matt Foster – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K. Augusta 11, Columbia 1. Peyton Wilson (2B) – 1-5, 1 double. Florence 5, Schaumburg 2. Geoffrey Bramblett (ND) – 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K. San Antonio 3, Frisco 1. Kyle Overstreet (1B) – 0-4, 1 BB. American Association Semifinals Gm 1: Kansas City Monarchs 11, Sioux City 2. Morgan McCullough (SS) – 1-5, 1 double, 1 run. Missoula 8, Billings 7. William Freeman (ND) – 5.2 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K. MMidland 7, Corpus Christi 6 (F/12). Mikey White (1B) – 0-4, 1 SF, 1 RBI.