Deshea Townsend has been hired as defensive backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings. Townsend most recently served on the Chicago Bears’ staff in the same capacity, and has also coached with the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans.
Kyle Moore did a Q&A with Rich Dubroff of Baltimore Baseball to discuss his recent promotion to managing the Orioles’ Double A affiliate, as well as his time coaching in the Oriole organization.
Derrick Henry, in Los Angeles for the NFL Honors ceremony, spoke about the premature end to the Titans season.
Pauline Davis-Thompson’s book Running Sideways is out this week. Davis chronicles her rise from her modest Bahamian roots (where she went from carrying pails to bring fresh water to her family) to becoming a track & field Olympic champion.
Mac Jones was interviewed on both Good Morning Football and the Next Pats Podcast today.
Derrick Henry also made the media rounds today, appearing on Maggie and Perloff.
Scenes and Highlights
- Geoffrey Bramblett – traded from the Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League to the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League.
- Will Freeman – traded from the Missoula Paddleheads of the Pioneer League to the New York Boulders of the Frontier League.
TENNIS Bengaluru Open 1, Doubles Semifinal: 3-seed Saketh Myneni / R Ramanathan defeated Clarke / Polmans 6-4, 6-4. GOLF Dimension Data Pro-Am Rd 2: Gavin Moynihan – 71-70, -3, T59 Astara Golf Championship Rd 2: Tom Lovelady – 77-68, +4, cut Robby Shelton – 72-75, +6, cut WM Phoenix Open Rd 2: Justin Thomas – 67-70, -5, T23 Michael Thompson – 70-73, +1, cut SOCCER Feyenoord Rotterdam 3, Excelsior Rotterdam 2. Pia Rijsdijk – DNP (inactive) PSV Eindhoven 3, VV Alkmaar 1. Maruschka Waldus – no stats; played full match BASKETBALL Toulouse 79, Les Sables 70. Mykal Riley – 30 minutes, 25 points (2-4 2pg, 5-6 3pg, 6-6 FT), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 turnovers, 1 foul, +5. San Antonio 136, Atlanta 121. Joshua Primo – 28 minutes, 13 points (2-4 2pg, 3-7 3pg, 0-1 FT), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 turnover, 4 fouls, -7. Boston 108, Denver 102. JaMychal Green – 14 minutes, 4 points (2-5 2pg, 0-3 3pg), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover, 1 foul, -7. TRACK & FIELD Music City Challenge Men’s Weight Throw: Daniel Haugh – 24.93 meters, 1st Tyson Invitational Women’s 60m Open prelims: Vanessa Clerveaux – 7.64 seconds, 4th in heat; advances to finals Tyson Invitational Women’s 60m Open finals: Vanessa Clerveaux – 7.73 seconds, 8th