Roman Harper was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame tonight in Metairie. Harper played with the Saints from 2006-2013, then returned to finish his career there in 2016. Harper was named to 2 Pro Bowls, and won a Super Bowl with the Saints following the 2019 season.
The Atlanta Falcons placed Calvin Ridley on the Reserve / Non-Football Injury list today. He’ll now have to miss a minimum of three weeks, starting with Week 9.
Xavier McKinney was re-activated from the Reserve / COVID-19 list today after it was determined that his positive rapid test earlier in the week was a false positive.
Justin Thomas and Michael Thompson both shot 65s today at Mayakoba to get into the Top 5 following second round play. Both are -9, T5, 4 strokes back.
Final round play at the USA 1 qualifying tournament for the PGA Tour Latinoamerica was postponed until tomorrow due to heavy rains. Davis Shore currently holds a 2-stroke lead for medalist honors and a full-year exemption.
Herbert Jones cleared concussion protocols today, but injured his left ankle during warmups for tonight’s game, so he missed a second straight game.
John Petty made his professional debut tonight in Birmingham Squadron’s inaugural G League game. The Squadron won on the road in Greensboro, 128-117.
Alex Avila is taking part in a celebrity sandlot game in Dallas on Saturday as part of the grand opening of the Warstic flagship store there.
Donta Hall did a Q&A on the AS Monaco website (link is to the English version).
Henry Ruggs’ pending charges now include a charge of possessing a firearm while under the influence. He already has charges of DUI resulting in death, DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm and reckless driving pending..
Julio Jones met with the Titans beat today (about 11:15 in the below clip). He pronounced himself ready to play this week, and discussed his conversation with Derrick Henry this week.
Hapoel Jerusalem did a “get to know” feature on Retin Obasohan.
Cam Robinson was mic’d up for Jacksonville’s Week 8 game against Seattle.
Week 9 Injury Reports
Game Status Report
- Questionable – Christian Barmore (foot), Amari Cooper (hamstring), Dont’a Hightower (ankle), Tua Tagovailoa (ribs, left finger)
- Doubtful -N/A
- Out – Rashaan Evans (ankle), Calvin Ridley (personal)
Practice Reports – Friday:
- Did Not Practice – Rashaan Evans (ankle), Eddie Jackson (hamstring), Calvin Ridley (personal)
- Limited Participation – Christian Barmore (foot), Amari Cooper (hamstring), Dont’a Hightower (ankle), Julio Jones (hamstring), Tua Tagovailoa (ribs, left finger), Jedrick Wills (ankle)
- Full Participation – Trevon Diggs (ankle), Xavier McKinney (covid protocol/cleared)
- Xavier McKinney – activated from the Reserve / COVID-19 list by the New York Giants.
- Calvin Ridley – placed on the Reserve / Non-Football Injury list by the Atlanta Falcons.
- John Petty – signed by the Birmingham Squadron of the NBA G League.
- Braxton Key – signed by the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League.
Scenes and Highlights
SWIMMING LEN European Short Course Championships Men’s 200m Breaststroke prelims: Anton McKee – 2:06.29, 9th overall; advances to semifinals LEN European Short Course Championships Men’s 200m Breaststroke semifinals: Anton McKee – 2:06.03, 10th overall SOCCER Feyenoord 0, FC Twente 0. Pia Rijsdijk – no stats; played full match GOLF Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament Rd 2: Tom Lovelady – 69-71, -1, T22 World Wide Technology Championship Rd 2: Justin Thomas – 68-65, -9, T5 Michael Thompson – 68-65, -9, T5 Davis Riley – 70-69, -3, cut Trey Mullinax – 69-71, -2, cut TimberTech Championship Rd 1: Dicky Pride – 73, +1, T37 BASKETBALL Leeuwarden 95, Amsterdam 75. Ar’mond Davis – 26 minutes, 18 points (6-7 2pg, 1-1 3pg, 3-3 FT), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, 3 fouls. EuroLeague group play: Olympiacos Piraeus 86, Monaco 65. Donta Hall – 22 minutes, 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-3 FT), 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 fouls. Les Sables 83, Rennes 72. Mykal Riley – 34 minutes, 17 points (2-3 2pg, 4-11 3pg, 1-4 FT), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 turnovers, 2 fouls. Birmingham 128, Greensboro 117. John Petty – 34 minutes, 7 points (2-5 2pg, 1-5 3pg), 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals, 2 turnovers, 3 fouls. Cleveland 102, Toronto 101. Collin Sexton – 32 minutes, 9 points (3-12 2pg, 1-5 3pg), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, 2 fouls. Rio Grande Valley 127, Austin 117. Joshua Primo – 24 minutes, 14 points (3-6 2pg, 2-6 3pg, 1-2 FT), 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block, 3 turnovers, 2 fouls. Golden State 126, New Orleans 85. Kira Lewis - 18 minutes, 2 points (1-6 2pg, 0-4 3pg), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal, 4 turnovers, 2 fouls. Herbert Jones - DNP (ankle).