Madison Bumgarner spilling his dirt bike, Pablo Sandoval wearing a San Francisco uniform again, Hunter Strickland going after Bryce Harper to start a brawl, Michael Morse’s career probably ending when he slammed heads with Jeff Samardzija, 56 losses by the All-Star break. You have to hand it to the Giants, who were officially eliminated from National League West contention with Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Phillies. They have not been boring. Not even catcher Buster Posey, who usually prides himself on his blandness but took another tack after the Giants’ 76th loss left them 39 games behind the Dodgers. Posey accused Philadelphia closer Hector Neris of deliberately drilling him in the back with two
For the second straight week, Kirk Cousins performed at a level subpar to his ability. Or at least the ability Redskins fans have come to expect during the last two seasons. In Washington's preseason Week 1 loss to the Ravens, Cousins hardly played and threw only two passes. It was easy to dismiss that outing as too short and too limited for true evaluation. Against the Packers Saturday night, that was not the case. The Redskins were not able to even gain a first down until their fourth possession, and Cousins did not get into even the slightest rhythm until he and the Washington offense faced the Packers backup defenders. Since being named the Redskins starter in 2015, Cousins has thrown for
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.