SummerSlam was six hours long, but it didn’t feel quite that lengthy, and not just because Barclays’ security kept fans from entering the arena in a timely fashion that would have allowed them to, you know, watch the wrestling they had paid for and likely traveled to see. Don’t worry, I’m not that bitter about still not being able to say I’ve seen the Hardy Boyz wrestle, I’m just going to bring it up here in this space on my platform that other people will see, for no reason whatsoever. You know this going in, however, so you’re watching before the 7 p.m. “start” time, which means that Usos vs. New Day was, for all intents and purposes, the opener that got everyone hyped for SummerSlam even though it was on the pre-show. This was one of the New Day’s better tag matches since the group entered the championship scene a couple of years back, and while a lot of that is thanks to their growth as a unit since Xavier Woods decided he deserved praise for his ring work, too, you have to credit the Usos here as well.
The Green Bay Packers beat the Washington Redskins by a 21-17 final to improve to 2-0 in the preseason. While not everything was rosy, there were certainly some bright spots. Here are the takeaways from Saturday night: Watching backups Brett Hundley, Joe Callahan and Taysom Hill compete for most of the first preseason game can certainly hypnotize viewers into what passes as acceptable quarterback play. Juxtaposing the backups’ trudge through the first game with Aaron Rodgers’ single drive on Saturday night provides ample perspective about just how good No. 12 is. During his only drive of the game, Rodgers showcased his diverse skillset. The offense drove 75 yards in 15 plays, including a 13-yard
BOSTON — CC Sabathia didn’t like the Red Sox game plan in the first inning of Saturday night’s 4-3 Yankees win at Fenway Park. So, when he fielded Andrew Benintendi’s bunt toward the third base line and fired a hard strike to first base for the final out, the veteran lefty waved his pitching hand at the Red Sox dugout in a dismissive way. “To come out and that’s your strategy, that got me going a little bit,’’ Sabathia told The Post at his locker Sunday morning. “Literally, two of the hottest hitters in baseball bunting. If that was their strategy, I [handled] it.’’ Before Benintendi bunted, Sabathia watched leadoff hitter Eduardo Nunez foul off a 1-1 pitch trying to bunt his way on base. Benintendi