Justin Thomas shot a -12 61 in third round play at the Sentry Tournament of Champions to move into contention. The 61 is a course record for Kapalua’s Plantation Course (later tied by Jon Rahm). Thomas’ round included 2 eagles and 8 birdies. Some highlights are below. Post-round comments linked here.
The Tennessee Titans did not activate Derrick Henry from Injured Reserve by today’s 4pm ET deadline, so he won’t be available for tomorrow’s regular season finale against Houston. Tennessee secures the AFC first-round bye with a win tomorrow. On a side note, Da’Shawn Hand was elevated from the practice squad, and should make his Titans debut tomorrow.
DeVonta Smith set a Philadelphia franchise rookie record with 916 receiving yards on the season.
Jalen Hurts and Landon Dickerson were among several Philadelphia Eagles held out of tonight’s regular season finale. Hurts has been dealing with an ankle injury for several weeks, while Dickerson missed practice all week with a thumb injury. On the Dallas side, Trevon Diggs did not travel with the Cowboys due to an illness.
Alonzo Gee is on leave from the Taichung Wagor Suns, as he has returned stateside to be with grandmother, who’s critically ill. Taichung will not seek a replacement, and Gee is free to return to the team when he’s available.
Sarah Cornell has been elected to the 2022 class of the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame. Cornell is a graduate of W.T. Clarke High School in Westbury, New York, and was 2016 Gatorade New York State Player of the Year. The induction ceremony will be June 18.
A rookie hasn’t made the NBA All-Defensive Team since 1998, but Herb Jones is making a strong case to make the team this season.
Week 18 Injury Reports
Game Status Report – Saturday & Sunday Games
- Questionable – Christian Barmore (knee), Landon Dickerson (thumb), Damien Harris (hamstring), Ronnie Harrison (ankle), Mark Ingram (knee), Josh Jacobs (ribs),
- Doubtful – N/A
- Out – Anthony Averett (ribs/chest), Trevon Diggs (illness), Dont’a Hightower (knee).
- Isaiah Buggs – waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Lester Cotton – elevated from the practice squad for Week 18 by the Las Vegas Raiders (standard elevation).
- Landon Dickerson – deactivated for Week 18 by the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Trevon Diggs – deactivated for Week 18 by the Dallas Cowboys.
- Da’Shawn Hand – elevated from the practice squad for Week 18 by the Tennessee Titans (Standard Elevation).
- Jalen Hurts – deactivated for Week 18 by the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Jared Mayden – elevated from the practice squad for Week 18 by the Philadelphia Eagles (COVID-19 Replacement).
- Bola Olaniyan – signed by CB Solares of Liga EBA.
- Ross Pierschbacher – elevated from the practice squad for Week 18 by the New York Jets (standard elevation).
- Saivion Smith – re-signed to the practice squad by the Detroit Lions.
- Damion Square – elevated from the practice squad for Week 18 by the Las Vegas Raiders (standard elevation).
- Carson Tinker – re-signed to the practice squad by the Los Angeles Rams.
Scenes and Highlights
BASKETBALL Taiwan Beer 91, Taichung 84. Tony Mitchell – 32 minutes, 19 points (4-7 2pg, 0-5 3pg, 11-13 FT), 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 2 turnovers, 3 fouls. Alonzo Gee – DNP. Hapoel Gilboa/Galil 78, Hapoel Jerusalem 72. Retin Obasohan – 29 minutes, 12 points (3-6 2pg, 0-4 3pg, 6-7 FT), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 5 turnovers, 4 fouls. Melilla 65, Galdakao 56. Alana Gonçalo Da Silva – 35 minutes, 0 points (0-3 2pg, 0-6 3pg), 2 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, 4 fouls. Iowa 115, Birmingham 113. John Petty – 24 minutes, 9 points (0-1 2pg, 3-7 3pg), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 5 fouls. Södertälje 92, Fryshuset 78. Galin Smith – 17 minutes, 3 points (1-3 2pg, 1-1 FT), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 fouls. GOLF Sentry Tournament of Champions Rd 3: Justin Thomas – 74-67-61, -17, T8 FOOTBALL Kansas City 28, Denver 24. Derrick Gore – 7 rushes, 30 yds; 0 catches (1 target). Jarran Reed – 3 tackles, 1 PD, 1 QBH Jerry Jeudy – 2 catches, 30 yds Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – DNP Dallas 51, Philadelphia 26. Amari Cooper – 5 catches, 79 yds Trevon Diggs – inactive DeVonta Smith – 3 catches, 41 yds Jalen Hurts – inactive Landon Dickerson – inactive Jared Mayden – 2 tackles