Tuesday’s stories from the sporting world include a change set to occur in the MLB postseason, a slugger tying his career high in home runs, a NHL superstar taking a trip down memory lane and much more.
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton blasted home run No. 37 of the season, tying his career high in home runs set back in 2012 and repeated in 2014. The home run came off of Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer, making the home run even more memorable and impressive.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez tossed eight strong innings and first baseman Matt Carpenter provided the spark on offense by connecting on a three-run home run. St. Louis routed the Royals in Kansas City last night by a final score of 11-3.
The 2017 MLB Postseason schedule has been announced and one major change will be taking place. The 113th World Series is slated to begin on Oct. 24 at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record.
It appears as if nothing can go right for the New York Jets and that belief was made into an even more believable reality as the team announced that their No. 1 wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will undergo season-ending neck surgery. Quarterbacks Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are now thrust into what appears to be an impossible situation.
Branden Albert, who announced his retirement last week after nine seasons in the NFL, met with the Jacksonville Jaguars over the weekend and informed the team that he’d like to return.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not play in the team’s preseason opener against the Houston Texans. The move comes as no surprise as Newton sat out team sessions during the first week of training camp after undergoing shoulder surgery this offseason.
Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was on the practice field catching passes from newly-signed quarterback Jay Cutler, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Ajayi isn’t cleared for game action, but his presence on the field is a positive sign.
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers now has one less job to worry about. According to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers have relieved Rivers of his front office duties and will have his focus set on solely coaching the team.
The New York Knicks have announced that they have re-signed guard Ron Baker. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Baker averaged 4.1 points, 2.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds over 16.5 minutes and 52 games (13 starts) during his rookie season with the Knicks.
Pittsburgh Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby returned to the city of Rimouski with the Stanley Cup. Crosby was selected as the first pick in the 2003 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Draft by the Rimouski Oceanic.