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The Friday 5: August 11th

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Davante Adams

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams limped off the field during Friday’s joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers after being hit by 49ers’ LB Oren Burks and CB Charvarius Ward. The All-Pro later went to the Raiders’ locker room. 

Las Vegas head coach Josh McDaniels said he didn’t think the injury was “crazy serious.”

Friday was the second day of joint practices between the two teams, who play in a preseason game at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday at 1 pm PST.


Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Clayton Kershaw returned to the mound Thursday night after missing 35 games due to soreness in his left shoulder. He pitched five innings, giving up one run, three hits, and striking out four batters. Back like he never left.

Kershaw didn’t get the win, but the Dodgers ultimately beat the Colorado Rockies, 2-1, and hold a 6.5 game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.

Kershaw’s next start should be Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.


Chris Sale

As they are fighting for a wild-card spot, the Boston Red Sox have some help on the way. 

LHP Chris Sale has been activated and will start Friday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Sale’s last start was June 1, as he has been dealing with a stress reaction to his left scapula.

Sale was 5-2 with a 4.58 ERA before getting injured. The Red Sox are four games back of the final AL wild-card spot, so winning games would behoove them, like stat. 


José Bautista

José Bautista, aka “Joey Bats”, signed a one-day contract with Toronto, so he can retire as a Blue Jay. Bautista played 10 years for the team, and his name will be added to its Level of Excellence on Saturday.

Bautista was a six-time All-Star and ends his career with .247 batting average, 344 home runs, 975 RBIs and 1,022 runs. He played for eight teams in his 15 MLB seasons. Congratulations on a great career!


Giannis Antetokounmpo

After having surgery on his left knee to clean up loose cartilage in June, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo announced that he will not play for Greece in this summer’s FIBA World Cup. He is expected to be fully healed in time for the NBA season.

Antetokounmpo, who will be entering year three of a five-year, $228 million deal, averaged 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.8 assists last season.

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