Tuesday tidbits you might have missed

NFL

  1. Jon Gruden, former Las Vegas Raiders head coach, finally spoke publicly about the controversy that cost him his job last October. Gruden said during the interview :

“I’m ashamed about what has come about in these emails, and I’ll make no excuses for it. It’s shameful. But I am a good person. I believe that. I go to church. I’ve been married for 31 years. I’ve got three great boys. I still love football. I’ve made some mistakes, but I don’t think anybody in here hasn’t. And I just ask for forgiveness, and hopefully, I get another shot.”
Jon Gruden at the Little Rock Touchdown club commenting on the emails that ended his NFL coaching career. pic.twitter.com/1ClcWtdTRn — Steve Sullivan (@sully7777) August 30, 2022

  1. The Las Vegas Raiders waived 2021 1st-round offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood on Tuesday. They did make an attempt to trade him but received no offers. Las Vegas will take hits of $7.86 million in 2022 and $3.91 million in 2023 by releasing Leatherwood after June 1.

They tried to trade him to eveyone. Got 32 nos. https://t.co/2BwfIyZs4H — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2022

  1. The Las Vegas Raiders are trading cornerback Trayvon Mullen to the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals will send a 2023 conditional 7th-round pick in return. The pick has the potential to become a 6th-round selection if Mullen is active for 10 games this season.

Comp update: Cardinals are trading a 2023 conditional seventh-round pick that could become a sixth-round pick to the Raiders in exchange for CB Trayvon Mullen. On the same day, the Raiders trade Mullen and cut 2021 first-round pick Alex Leatherwood. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2022

NHL

  1. The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Tage Thompson to a 7-year extension worth $50 million. The 24-year-old has 1 year remaining on his current contract so this extension begins in the 2023-2024 season.

HERE. TO. STAY‼️ We have agreed to terms with forward Tage Thompson to a seven-year contract extension worth $50 million. Details: https://t.co/I0PGclnYQ1 pic.twitter.com/qlHiGDWFpH — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) August 30, 2022

  1. The Pittsburgh Penguins and head coach Mike Sullivan came to an agreement on a 3-year contract extension. The extension will start in the 2023-24 season and will keep Sullivan with the organization through 2026-27.

IN SULLY WE TRUST! 👏 We are proud to announce the three-year contract extension for Coach Sullivan. The extension will kick in at the conclusion of the 2023.24 campaign, and run through the 2026.27 season. https://t.co/A9EnSXrUj3 — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 30, 2022

  1. The Vegas Golden Knights picked up goaltender Adin Hill from the San Jose Sharks in return for a 4th-round pick in 2024. He has 1 season still remaining on his 2-year contact with a hit of $2.175 million.

TRADE: We've acquired a 2024 fourth-round selection from the @GoldenKnights in exchange for goaltender Adin Hill. Details: https://t.co/31qZXp3KYH pic.twitter.com/LZaPIsuGci — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) August 30, 2022

MLB

  1. NL division leaders met on Tuesday night with the Los Angeles Dodgers coming out on top of the New York Mets 4-3. The Dodgers become the first team to hit 90 wins.

Some (Gavin) Lux and a surprise from the bullpen help the #Dodgers open up their marquee matchup in New York City with a win — their 90th victory of the season. 🔗https://t.co/u3mRATMNKz pic.twitter.com/1efbHBKLp4 — Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) August 31, 2022

  1. Cleveland Guardians rookie center fielder Will Benson made 2 fantastic leaping catches at the wall, Cal Quantrill and 3 relievers contributed to a 1-hitter and Cleveland beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Tuesday night. The Orioles only hit, a single, came from Ramon Urias in the 2nd inning. Josh Naylor smashed a 2-run shot and rookie Steven Kwan contributed a 2-run double for Cleveland.

Steven Kwan doing Steven Kwan things#ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/B15wOjcMeR — Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) August 30, 2022

  1. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander, has not pitched since August 4th when he left a game against San Francisco with lower back pain. The 34-year-old is expected to make his return off of the IL on Thursday against the New York Mets.

Clayton Kershaw injury update: Dodgers star to return from back issue vs. Mets on Thursday #CBSSports #MLB https://t.co/svfkQIGxX9 — offthebooks.crypto (@x3tko) August 31, 2022

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