In Memorium – Davis Heller
Former Alabama infielder Davis Heller has passed away at the age of 22. As reported in a statement issued by the North Greenville University baseball program, Heller died in his off-campus apartment from what appear to be natural causes, though an investigation is still underway. Heller joined the Alabama baseball program prior to the 2021 season from South Mountain Community College in his native Arizona, and spent two seasons in Tuscaloosa. Heller transferred to Division 2 defending national champions North Greenville this offseason to complete his eligibility.
Heller, at 6’8″, was a gentle giant who was immensely popular among his teammates, and will be sorely missed. Our prayers go out to his parents, D.J. and Melanie, and his sisters Brianna, Lindsey, and Jenna, as well as all his friends and teammates whose lives were touched by him.
Landon Collins tells Josina Anderson of CBS Sports that he is signing with the New York Giants. The team, which is already in London for Sunday’s game, has not made an official announcement yet, though reports are that he’ll initially be signing to the team’s practice squad. Collins in en route to London to join the team. Collins spent his first four seasons with the Giants, collecting three Pro Bowl selections an a All-Pro nod, before signing with the Washington franchise as a free agent.
Jiwon Jeon shot a career-best 65 (-7) in the opening round of the Epson Tour Championship, and is tied for the lead. Close behind is Polly Mack, who is among 8 golfers at -6, T3rd.
Tyler Gentry homered twice in Arizona Fall League play today to lead the Surprise Sagueros to an 8-6 win over the Salt River Rafters.
Ozzie Newsome has been selected to represent Alabama as part of the Southeastern Conference Football Legends Class of 2022. Newsome and the representatives from the other institutions will be honored the weekend of the SEC Championship Game.
Alabama Track and Field legend and Olympic gold medalist Lillie Leatherwood will serve as the Grand Marshal for Alabama’s homecoming parade this year.
The Las Vegas Raiders may have planned to go the running-back-by-committee route this year, but Josh Jacobs remains the offense’s bell cow.
Links to press conferences from today:
Josina Anderson tells SNY how the Landon Collins deal with New York came to pass.
Jiwon Jeon discussed her opening round at the Epson Tour Championship.
Week 5 Injury Reports
Practice Reports – Thursday:
- Did Not Practice – Tua Tagovailoa (concussion, back, ankle).
- Limited Participation – Landon Dickerson (resting player), Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee), Julio Jones (knee), Mac Jones (ankle), Evan Neal (neck), Jaylen Waddle (groin), Levi Wallace (foot).
- Full Participation – Raekwon Davis (knee).
Scenes and Highlights
- Matt Foster – recalled by the Chicago White Sox.
TENNIS ATP Challenger Gwangju Open, Doubles Quarterfinal: 3-seed Saketh Myneni / Y Bhambri defeated Gengel / Svrcina 7-6 (7-3), 6-4. WTA Ostrava Agel Open Doubles Quarterfinal: 3-seed Erin Routliffe / A Rosolska defeated Barnett / Nicholls 6-1, 6-2. BASKETBALL EuroLeague Milan 69, ASVEL 62. Retin Obasohan – 20 minutes, 2 points (1-3 2pg, 0-1 3pg), 1 rebound, 3 assists, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, 3 fouls. GOLF Open de España Rd 1: Gavin Moynihan – 71, E, T69 Epson Tour Championship Rd 1: Jiwon Jeon – 65, -7, T1 Polly Mack – 66, -6, T3 Lakareber Abe 70, -2, T52 Shriners Children’s Open Rd 1 (suspended-dark): Lee Hodges – 67, -4, T21 Michael Thompson – 68, -3, T38 Robby Shelton – 68, -3, T38 LPGA Mediheal Championship Rd 1: Stephanie Meadow – 68, -4, T7 Lauren Stephenson – 76, +4, T98 Emma Talley – 76, +4, T98 Janie Jackson – 77, +5, T108 BASEBALL Surprise 8, Salt River 6. Tyler Gentry (RF) – 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs. FOOTBALL Indianapolis 12, Denver 9 (F/OT). Ryan Kelly – active; no stats Tony Brown – active; no stats Jerry Jeudy – 3 catches, 53 yds; 1 tackle Kareem Jackson – 7 tackles Patrick Surtain II – 7 tackles, 1 FF