NLCS Game 5: Los Angeles Dodgers defeat Atlanta Braves 11-2 to force Game 6

Los Angeles Dodgers’ third baseman Chris Taylor hit three homers, drove in six runs, and produced four hits in Thursday’s game, helping bring the Dodgers’ an 11-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. Taylor is the 12th hitter in history to produce three homers in a postseason …

Cleveland Browns’ QB Baker Mayfield expected to undergo shoulder surgery following 2021 season

According to NFL Network, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is expected to need surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder. It is believed that Mayfield could hold off on the surgery until the offseason, as long as the pain does not become unmanageable. Mayfield tore his labrum in Week 2 and re-injured …

ALCS Game 5: Houston takes 3-2 series lead with 9-1 win vs. Red Sox

The Houston Astros beat Boston 9-1 in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series on Wednesday, moving them just one win away from another trip to the World Series. Houston pitcher Framber Valdez was perfect through four innings, bringing a two-hit shutout into the seventh. In all, Valdez gave up one run on three hits, …

Pass rusher Whitney Mercilus signs with Green Bay Packers after release from Houston Texans

31-year old Whitney Mercilus has signed with the Green Bay Packers, shortly after he became a free agent when the Houston Texans released him on Tuesday. The 10-year veteran turned down more money elsewhere to sign with Green Bay; he had spent his entire career with the Texans after being selected in the first round …

NY Yankees manager Aaron Boone to return; signs three-year extension with team

The New York Yankees announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed manager Aaron Boone to a new three-year contract; Boone’s new contract runs through the 2024 season and includes an option for 2025. The 48-year-old Boone’s previous contract had expired at the end of the season. He has a 328-218 regular-season record in his four-year tenure …

Philadelphia 76ers suspend Ben Simmons for one game due to ‘conduct detrimental to the team’

The Philadelphia 76ers have suspended point guard Ben Simmons for one game for “conduct detrimental to the team,” the franchise announced Tuesday. Simmons will miss the team’s season opener against the Pelicans as a result of the suspension. Coach Doc Rivers threw Simmons out of practice, leading to the eventual suspension. According to multiple reports, …

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane given 21-Game suspension for violating NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games until Nov. 30 for violating the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The NHL said “that its concurrent investigation into allegations of domestic abuse made against Kane by his estranged wife, Deanna, could not be substantiated.”  During training camp, reports came out that Kane was being …

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt to miss at least one month with calf injury

Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that running back Kareem Hunt will miss at least one month due to a calf injury hw sustained during the Browns’ Week 6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Hunt injured his right calf in the fourth quarter of the Browns’ 37-14 setback Sunday in Cleveland. He was taken …

Dallas Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott suffers calf injury in Sunday’s game vs. Patriots

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a right calf strain during Sunday’s overtime win against the New England Patriots and will be evaluated on Monday. The injury happened on the last play of the game when Prescott threw a touchdown to CeeDee Lamb. The 28-year-old quarterback told reporters that he “came down funny,” adding, “I’ll …

Family of former NHL player Jimmy Hayes says he had fentanyl, cocaine in system when he diedied

A toxicology report has confirmed that former NHL player Jimmy Hayes had fentanyl and cocaine in his system when he died in August, his wife Kristen Hayes and father Kevin Hayes told Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe. The 31-year-old Hayes spent seven years in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins …