• OPINION: Scherzer landing on 10-Day DL could put Nationals in a treacherous position...
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    OPINION: Scherzer landing on 10-Day DL could put Nationals in a treacherous position...

    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.

  • Kansas’ forward Dedric Lawson cleared of walking out on $88 bar tab
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    Kansas’ forward Dedric Lawson cleared of walking out on $88 bar tab

    Dedric Lawson was accused of walking out on an $88 tab, according to a police report obtained by the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, but the general manager of the restaurant released a statement clearing the player of wrongdoing. Here’s what was alleged to have happened: Lawson was at a restaurant in Overton Square in Memphis at 1:30 a.m. when he was handed a bill for more than $88 by a waitress. Appearing on 92.9 FM, an ESPN radio station in Memphis, he said that he ordered two drinks worth a total of $10.50 and gave the waitress $12, but she wanted him to pay for drinks that were ordered by other people for other people.

  • DeShone Kizer agrees with Joe Thomas that he may not be ready yet
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    DeShone Kizer agrees with Joe Thomas that he may not be ready yet

    DeShone Kizer‘s a rookie, but he’s already learned that Joe Thomas knows a thing or two about football. Thomas did say the second-rounder was showing good progress, and Kizer was willing to latch onto that as well. “He’s been in the NFL since I’ve been in seventh grade, so whatever he says is probably pretty accurate,” Kizer said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.