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Sunday Summary Just In Case You Missed Something


NFL


  • New England Patriots veteran safety Devin McCourty believes in current quarterback Mac Jones and expressed his opinion on the subject while doing an interview on NFL Networks "Good Morning Football". The 35-year-old saying that was drafted by New England in the1st round of the 2010 draft:

"I'm excited for Mac. I think (the) sky is the limit. I think he is the future of New England. ... I think you're wrong if you don't think that. He's in that building right now doing different things, working with guys, talking to guys; that's what he wants. He wants to be that quarterback."



  • The Chicago Bears are reportedly leaning in the direction of trading off the No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft. The are solid with quarterback Justin Feilds but are looking at plenty of holes in other positions. The last time the No. 1 overall pick was traded before the draft was in 2016 when the Los Angeles Rams moved up to select quarterback Jared Goff.





NBA


  • Damien Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers dropped a stunning 71 points in last nights game against the Houston Rockets. Portland coming out on top 131-114, Lillard made 22 of his 38 shots and buried 13 three pointers.



  • Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic did it again, putting up his 23rd triple-double of the season. The 28-year-old had 40 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists. The Nuggets moved to a record of 43-19 on the season, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 134-124.





NHL


  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have picked up winger Tanner Jeannot from the Nashville Predators in return for defenseman Cal Foote and a package of 5 draft picks. The draft pick package inclueds a conditional 1st-round pick in 2025 and a 2nd-round in 2024, as well as a 3rd, 4th and 5th round selections in the 2023 draft.



  • New York Rangers defenseman K'Andre Miller was given a match penalty and ejected from the game on Sunday against the Los Angeles Kings. In the 1st period Miller spit on Drew Doughty. The NHL Department of Player Safety has previously punished players for spitting on an opponent. Garnet Hathaway, who was with the Washington Capitals at the time, was suspended for 3 games in 2019. Miller issue an apology via Twitter Monday morning.





MLB


  • Major League Baseball remains as the only North American sport that does not operate with some kind of salary cap in place. MLB players' association executive director Tony Clark made it abundantly clear again over the weekend that they would never agree to such a thing. Clark telling reporters this weekend:

"We are never going to agree to a cap. Let me start there. We don't have a cap. We're not going to agree to a cap. A salary cap is the ultimate restriction on player value and player salary. We believe in a market system. The market system has served our players, our teams and our game very well. It's focused on how best to depress players' salaries. That's the underlying theme there."



  • The Toronto Blue Jays have added former Houston Astros general manager James Click as their vice-president of baseball strategy. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins saying:

"We're just really excited that he chose us to get an objective view of things that we're doing well, things that we could be doing better. We feel very, very good about where we are as an organization, but we're always trying to get better."



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