Kira Lewis is back. Lewis, who’s 2021-22 season ended with a knee injury on December 8, 2021, played in his first game today following his rehab. Playing limited minutes, Lewis scored 18 points in 17 minutes for the Birmingham Squadron, and displayed his trademark speed on some steals and lane penetrations. See highlights below.
Minkah Fitzpatrick practiced today as a full participant, increasing the chances that he could possibly play 8 days after an appendectomy. Fitzpatrick talked to reporters today, and said he started feeling discomfort last Thursday, and decided to seek help after the team’s walk-through on Saturday. He says he went into surgery about 20 minutes after the walk-through.
Evan Neal returned to full practice today after being sidelined three weeks with a knee sprain.
The Indianapolis Star interviewed Ryan and Emma Kelly about how they dealt with losing their daughter last year, and what they’re doing now to raise awareness to prevent pregnancy terminations.
Derrick Henry’s rushing touchdown tonight gives him 10 rushing TDs for the 5th straight season. He is just the fifth player in NFL history to accomplish that feat (Shaun Alexander also did it).
Keon Ellis got into an NBA game tonight for the Sacramento Kings, marking his NBA debut. Ellis played the final two minutes of the Kings’ win.
Former San Antonio Spurs team psychologist Dr. Hillary Cauthen has resolved her lawsuit with Joshua Primo and the San Antonio Spurs. Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.
New York Yankees blog Pinstripe Alley would like to see the team bring David Robertson back for a third tour of duty.
The Boston Globe has the story about how J.D. Davison was re-routed at LaGuardia Airport to Atlanta to join the Celtics last night, instead of flying with the Maine Celtics back to Portland. Davison was needed as insurance because Boston was without a couple of guards for last night’s game against the Hawks.
Isaac Odugbesan will make his WWE debut tomorrow night on WWE’s NXT Level Up program. Odugbesan, wrestling under the name Oba Femi, will be wrestling Chen. Program airs on Peacock at 9pm CT. Meanwhile, we’ve gotten our first glimpses of Isaac Odugbesan as a professional wrestler via Instagram.
Jarran Reed will be hosting a turkey giveaway in his hometown Goldsboro, North Carolina on Saturday. Piggly Wiggly is partnering with Reed on the event.
Links to press conferences from today:
Derrick Henry sat down with Taylor Rooks for a pre-game feature on NFL on Prime.
Week 11 Injury Reports
Practice Reports – Thursday:
- Did Not Practice – Mark Ingram (knee), Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Josh Jobe (hamstring), A’Shawn Robinson (illness), J.K. Scott (illness), Dalvin Tomlinson (calf).
- Limited Participation – Jalyn Armour-Davis (hip), Christian Barmore (knee), Landon Dickerson (resting player), Anfernee Jennings (back), DeVonta Smith (knee).
- Full Participation – Minkah Fitzpatrick (appendix), Najee Harris (knee), Ryan Kelly (knee), Evan Neal (knee).
Scenes and Highlights
- Thomas Fletcher – drafted by the Seattle Sea Dragons of the XFL.
- Ben Davis – drafted by the San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL.
BASKETBALL Birmingham 103, Austin 85. Kira Lewis – 17 minutes, 18 points (7-8 2pg, 0-3 3pg, 2-3 FT), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 3 steals, -1. John Petty – 30 minutes, 3 points (0-2 2pg, 1-3 3pg), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 1 foul, +13. EuroLeague Group Play Belgrade 71, ASVEL 67. Retin Obasohan – 29 minutes, 13 points (3-6 2pg, 0-3 3pg, 7-7 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 4 fouls. Capital City 96, Maine 94. J.D. Davison – 28 minutes, 19 points (6-9 2pg, 2-5 3pg, 1-1 FT), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 turnovers, 4 fouls, +2. Los Angeles Clippers 96, Detroit 91. Braxton Key – DNP (coach’s decision) Sacramento 130, San Antonio 112. Keon Ellis – 2 minutes, 0 points (0-0 FG), 1 foul, +0. TENNIS ITF Boca Raton 15K, Doubles Quarterfinal: Alexei Nesterov / P Kotan lost to Hartenstein / Phillips 6-1, 6-1. GOLF LPGA Qualifying Stage II Rd 1: Lakareber Abe – 71, -1, T16 Kristen Gillman – 72, E, T25 Angelica Moresco – 73, +1, T43 Kenzie Wright – 74, +2, T67 RSM Classic Rd 1: Davis Riley – 68, -4, T17 Robby Shelton – 68, -2, T46 Lee Hodges – 72, E, T86 Michael Thompson – 74, +4, T138 Trey Mullinax – WD CME Group Tour Championship Rd 1: Cheyenne Knight – 73, +1, T41 FOOTBALL Tennessee 27, Green Bay 17. Derrick Henry – 28 rushes, 87 yds, 1 TD; 2 catches, 45 yds; 2-2 passing, 4 yds, 1 TD, 118.8 QBR. Jarran Reed – 4 tackles