Potential trade scenarios surrounding Kyrie Irving are running rampant. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports I think I speak for everyone when I say that the perpetual NBA trade rumor machine needs to take a couple of months off and let Major League Baseball and the NFL take over some headlines. But following Minnesota Timberwolves young star, Andrew Wiggins, and his claim that he deserves nothing less than $148 million smackeroos, the T-Wolves are said to be in a position where trading Wiggins is a possibility – especially seeing that the trade for Jimmy Butler has made Wiggins somewhat expendable. The 2014 No. 1 pick arrived in Minnesota prior to his rookie season thanks to a summer trade with Cleveland.
It would have been a nightmare scenario. For just a minute or two on Friday morning, fear spread that Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett had suffered a potentially serious injury during a non-contact drill at the team’s second training camp practice. According to reporters at camp, Bennett – Green Bay’s prized free agent acquisition – required help getting to his feet and then limped off the field at the conclusion of an individual drill. The panic quickly subsided. Nightmare avoided. Bennett briefly went inside the Don Hutson Center before returning to practice, seemingly unharmed: Bennett finished the practice without incident. In fact, he quickly returned to team drills, catching
Ryan Zimmerman got off to an unexpectedly strong start to his 13th major league campaign. In the first month-plus, the 32-year-old first baseman put up a gaudy 410/.449/.855 line, 13 doubles and 13 home rums in 127 plate appearances. His production dropped in the weeks that followed, however, which Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker said was inevitable. “Nobody could sustain that pace that he was on,” Baker told reporters in mid-July, “... but he spoiled us with it and he’s -- I had a discussion with him today that he’s had a tendency to be a streaky hitter because he has a lot of moveable parts, and when they’re on, they’re on, and when they’re off, they’re — like the more moveable parts