Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. is reportedly in stable condition after being the victim of an armed carjacking in Washington, D.C. last night. The 23-year-old was shot and hit by 2 bullets in the lower body. The Commanders organization released a statement after becoming aware of the incident :
“We have been made aware that Brian Robinson Jr. was the victim of an attempted armed robbery or carjacking in Washington, D.C. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital, where team officials are on-site with him. We ask that you please respect Brian’s privacy at this time. “ Shortly after head coach Ron Rivera visited Robinson in the hospital he released his own statement. https://twitter.com/RiverboatRonHC/status/1564071582246518788
The NFL Network released it’s NFL Top 100 list for 2022. This list was introduced in 2011 and is voted on by players. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady edged out Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald for the #1 spot. Brady is the 1st player to be ranked #1 in 4 separate years (2011, 2017, 2018, 2022).
🐐💯 For the 4th time since 2011, @TomBrady is chosen by his peers as the No. 1 player in the #NFLTop100. pic.twitter.com/SsNShIoYcx — NFL (@NFL) August 29, 2022
The Miami Dolphins are signing free-agent pass-rusher Trey Flowers to a 1-year contract worth $2.1 million. Flowers has been in the league for 7 years, playing his 1st 4 seasons in New England winning 2 Super Bowls with them. He spent the last 2 seasons in Detroit.
The #Dolphins are signing former #Lions pass-rusher Trey Flowers to a 1-year deal worth $2.1M with a chance to get to $3M with incentives, source said. With scheme familiarity, he should hit the ground running, as Miami adds a veteran right before the season. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 28, 2022
Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander left his start against the Baltimore Orioles early siting right calf pain. Verlander felt something in his calf while covering first base in the 3rd inning. He made trainers aware of the issue immediately and will go for further tests on Monday. The Astros went on to beat the Orioles 3-1.
The Astros pulled Justin Verlander after just 60 pitches through 3 scoreless innings, though nothing from his last inning showed signs of injury pic.twitter.com/Pq6HJwRC8L — Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) August 28, 2022
The last place Oakland A’s pulled off their 2nd unexpected win against the New York Yankees on Sunday beating them 4-1. Minor league call-up Adrián Martínez held the Yankees hitless into the 5th inning. Oakland held New York to just 5 hits over the 2 games.
Adrian Martinez is the 8th A's player to make his MLB debut and 18th rookie to play for Oakland this season, per the broadcast. We're a month deep 😳 pic.twitter.com/MadcgF8KL1 — The Rickey Henderson of Blogs (@RickeyBlog) May 10, 2022
Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout both sent one over the wall helping lift the Los Angeles Angels over the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Sunday, completing the 3-game sweep. The Blue Jays are in an up and down struggle in their pursuit of the wild card spot. Mike Trout saying after the game :
“We’re trying to win ballgames, we’re trying to build some positive momentum into the offseason. Obviously we’re going to play some teams down the stretch that are in the race. We’re just trying to shake some things up a little bit.”
Opposite field blast for Shohei Ohtani! 🚀 pic.twitter.com/COoesrwgc3 — Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 28, 2022
Trout sends one! 🤠🐐 #GoHalos pic.twitter.com/W4niHxnVx1 — Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 28, 2022