Saturday Shenanigans You Might Have Missed
The Denver Broncos have reportedly been entertaining multiple trade inquiries involving pass-rusher Bradley Chubb and wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamle. The team is also said to be open to offers regarding tight end Albert Okwuegbunam.
The Washington Commanders will go without their starting quarterback for at least the next 4 games. Carson Wentz was placed on injured reserve on Saturday. The 29-year-old had surgery to repair a broken finger on his right hand (throwing hand) during the 2nd quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears. Wentz finished the game, helping his team win 12-7. Taylor Heinicke will start for Washington against Green Bay, with rookie Sam Howell as the back up.
Denver Nuggets center, Nikola Jokic tied Wilt Chamberlain for 6th all-time with his 78th triple-double last night in the teams win against the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-117. Jamal Murray, playing in his 1st home game in more then 18 months after missing all of last season with a torn ACL, hit 2 free throws with 9.7 seconds left to give the team a 4 point lead. Jokic had 19 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists. Also with huge contributions to the win, Michael Porter Jr. added 22 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in 21 points.
Toronto Raptors wing Scottie Barnes left Saturday's game against the Miami Heat after suffering a right ankle sprain in the 2nd quarter, he stayed in and shot his free throw but left the game shortly after. The NBA Rookie of the Year landed weird on his right foot after being fouled on a drive to the basket. He did undergo X-rays and the good news is they came back negative. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse did say during post game that he does expect him to miss some time, no other detains were given.
Nashville Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki was taken off the ice on a stretcher during the 2nd period of Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The 33-year-olds head collided with the boards after a hit from the Flyers forward Morgan Frost. There was no penalty given on the play. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for more testing but was said to be conscious and was able to move all of his extremities.
Rasmus Dahlin scored for the 5th straight game, extending his NHL record for defenseman to open a season, he had an assist as well. Also contributing to the win, Victor Oloffson had 2 goals and an assist, Alex Tuch and Zemgus Girgensons both scored, Casey Mittlestadt added 2 assists and Craig Anderson stopped 29 shots for the Sabres. This was their 3rd straight win, keeping the Vancouver Canucks winless beating them 5-1.
ALCS: The Houston Astros shut down the New York Yankees in their own stadium beating them 5-0 and taking the 3-0 lead in the series. Astros starter Cristian Javier threw and impressive 5 1/3 innings giving up just 1 hit. Center fielder Chas McCormick hit a 2 run shot off of Gerrit Cole in the 2nd inning, Christian Vazquez drove in the other 2 runs. Houston is 1 win away from its 2nd consecutive AL pennant, and its 4th since 2017.
NLCS: The Phillies put up 10 runs after putting themselves in the hole 4-0 when left-hander Bailey Falter started the game but did not even make it out of the 1st inning. Philly making the comeback and taking game 4 by a score of 10-6. They stand