Thursday Things You Might Have Missed


NFL


  • Well I doubt anyone missed this but I had to mention it regardless. The San Francisco 49er's making HUGE moves ahead of the November 1st trade deadline. Thursday night the news broke that they had made a trade for Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a package of picks that includes 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round selections in the 2023 draft.



  • Thursday night football saw the Arizona Cardinals pull out the win over the New Orleans Saints 42-34. It did not come without a heated exchange between Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury, it seems they are continuing to butt heads. You can see wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins step in to calm the situation.



  • Dallas Cowboys quaterback, Dak Prescott, stated in an interveiw on Thursday that he is ready to go and will be starting Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Prescott went out in week 1's contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a thumb injury that he later had surgery on. He has spent the last 5 week rehabbing, he was medically cleared on Wednesday.





NBA


  • NBA referee, Tony Brown has passed away at the young age of 55 due to panceratic cancer. Brown officiated more then 1,100 NBA games over almost 2 decades of his career. Those included several All-Star games, Finals games as well as WNBA and CBA games.



  • Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland did not sustain any structural damage to his left eye when he got hit during their season-opening loss in Toronto. The 22-year-old did suffer a laceration inside his eyelid, with a significant amount of bleeding, in the 1st quarter on Wednesday night when Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. accidently poked him while reaching in for a steal. Garland left the game and was checked Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. The team has said that he will be re-evaluated several times over the next 2 days and then his status going forward will be updated. It is probable that he will miss Saturdays matchup against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.





NHL


The Calgary Flames have signed backup goaltender Dan Vladar to a 2-year extension carrying an AAV of $2.2 million. The 25-year-old has just 1 more season left on his current deal, which carries a $750,000 AAV, before the new contract begins.




  • The Florida Panthers have signed forward Eric Staal to a 1-year contract. Staal played for the Panthers during the preseason on a professional tryout. The 37-year-old last played in the NHL in 2020-21, he will now play with his younger brother.





MLB


  • The Toronto Blue Jays have announced that will sign manager John Schneider to a 3-year contract with an option for 2026. Schneider was given the interim coaching position after Charlie Montoyo was let go in July. Schneider led the Blue Jays to a 46-28 record as well as the 1st wild-card slot in the AL.




  • The Houston Astros delivering again taking game 2 of the ALCS 3-2 over the New York Yankees. Alex Bregman smashed a 3-run homer over the wall early while Framber Valdez pitched 7 strong innings.



  • Friday playoff game: San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies - Game 3 (SD 1 - PHI 1) - 7:37pm - Fox Sports 1

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