Sports That Matters
July 22nd, 2019
On this day in sports.
- 1923 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)
- 1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
- 1990 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
- 1994 O.J. Simpson pleads “Absolutely 100% Not Guilty” of murder
- 1997 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches
- 2018 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: Francesco Molinari holds off a pack of players including favourites Rory McIlroy & Justin Rose to win by 2; first Italian to win a major title
The Cleveland Browns have had a ridiculously busy offseason, going out and landing big names such as Odell Beckham Jr., Kareem Hunt, Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson to bolster what was already an impressive young roster. As a result, the Browns are actually thinking Super Bowl for the first time in pretty much forever. (READ) by
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has released a docu-series on Youtube that shows Day One of his three-day camp he hosted this summer for some of his teammates and named it, “Summer Camp.” The video shows Wilson giving a pep talk to the guys, playing some hoops, and of most importantly working on the football. (READ) by
We haven’t even gotten to training camp yet! That never stopped anyone from giving their opinion on something. So, the first of what will surely be many offseason prediction articles on how many games the Arizona Cardinals will win in 2019 has dropped. (READ) by
Stephen A. Smith has a problem with Le’Veon Bell calling out critics on social media, saying Bell is not focused on football and the New York Jets.
Booger McFarland has doubts that Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury can succeed with the Arizona Cardinals, while Mike Greenberg says Murray could easily get hurt like Robert Griffin III if he is constantly outside the pocket.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr had an interesting response to a tweet that The Onion sent in President Donald Trump’s direction over the weekend. On Sunday, The Onion posted an article with a thumbnail of Trump giving a speech. In the satirical caption, the media outlet wrote, “Federal Officials Investigating Man Posting Racist. The post Warriors coach Steve Kerr posts hilarious tweet on The Onion’s Donald Trump satire. (READ) by
In the way that former president Ernie Grunfeld had structured and managed the Washington Wizards‘ hierarchy, there were few instances of subordinates afforded access to owner Ted Leonsis. Coaches and executives would come and go, but audiences without Grunfeld’s presence to filter interactions were rare. (READ) by Adrian Wojnarowski
The Dallas Mavericks entered the summer as a team to watch in free agency. Fans had hopes of landing an All-Star that would give the Mavs a big three and push them into title contention. The front office decided on a more measured approach. (READ) by Tyler Watts
With Talen Horton-Tucker officially being signed to his rookie scale deal, the Los Angeles Lakers roster now stands at 14 players. With one final roster spot available, it is going to be interesting to see who the Purple and Gold bring in with their final roster spot. (READ) by Jonathan Kiernan
Los Angeles Lakers have claimed Kostas Antetokounmpo off free agency waivers to a two way deal.
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby do a deep dive on the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of Ben Simmons signing his max extension, giving the Sixers a core of Simmons, Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Josh Richardson.
In 2012, Adam Jones walked into Camden Yards to make an announcement. The news conference was a little fuller than usual. Certainly, there were the reporters and team staffers one would expect for a contract extension. There were teammates and family, too. At the age of 26, Jones was already a fixture in the Orioles organization. (READ) by Katherine Fitzgerald
Contending teams can’t afford to lose 3 of 4 at home in big spots. Teams just trying to remain relevant sure as hell can’t. That, though, is exactly what we saw from the Cincinnati Reds this weekend, as they managed just a lone win in their vital series against the St. Louis Cardinals – a Cardinals club that was without Yadier Molina, Marcell Ozuna, and Matt Carpenter. (READ) by
My earliest Royals memory is (I think) George Brett retiring. Like so many of you, I suffered the majority of my life as a Royals fan wishing for mediocrity, and being satisfied by competency from so many players. But 2015 wasn’t like that. (READ) by
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit two of the four Angels’ home runs in a 9-3 victory over the Mariners.
Tyler Saladino cranked a game-tying grand slam and Mike Moustakas gave the Brewers the lead in the 8th inning of their 7-4 win.
Mike Yastrzemski clubbed a walk-off solo homer to lead the Giants to a 3-2 win in 12 innings.
Walker Buehler struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings to lead the Dodgers to a 9-0 win and series sweep of the Marlins.