Players on the roster bubble need to make good impressions during the NFL preseason. Dallas Cowboys rookie wideout Noah Brown apparently didn’t get that memo, though. During the third quarter of Saturday’s preseason tilt between the Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts, Brown inexplicably cheap-shotted Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez. Check out the boneheaded play in the video below: Seriously? On the punter? This isn’t a good look for Brown, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. But it might’ve been a learning experience for Sanchez, who’s battling for the opportunity to replace the recently retired Pat McAfee as the Colts punter. But if this type of punishment is part of the job, we’d be surprised
Thousands of counterprotesters marched through the Boston Common on Saturday, expecting to greet white supremacists during a provocative “free speech” rally in Massachusetts just a week after a violent protest took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Early Friday evening, the Washington Nationals announced that Max Scherzer wouldn’t start against the San Diego Padres tonight due to tightness in his neck, the second such instance in four starts in which the injury sidelined Scherzer. Later, the team announced that they had placed him on the 10-day DL with left neck inflammation. The Nats’ ace suffered from neck spasms in an earlier August start against the Miami Marlins, in which he exited after only one inning due to tightness in the right side of his neck, which a trip to the chiropractor supposedly cured. It seemed like a non-event of an injury, one that would ultimately end up being forgotten and meaningless on the Nationals’ inevitable journey to the postseason.