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The Friday 5: December 9th

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Baltimore Ravens

It looks like it will be Tyler Huntley under center for the Baltimore Ravens (8-4) when they travel to Pittsburgh on Sunday to take on the Steelers (5-7). Quarterback Lamar Jackson is dealing with a knee injury and has not been able to practice all week. He has officially been listed as doubtful.

Should he indeed start, it would be Huntley’s first of the season. The Ravens have lost five of their last six games that Jackson hasn’t started. Well, good luck.

Per ESPN, Jackson is suffering from a sprained PCL, an injury that typically takes one to three weeks to come back from.


More NFL Week 14 Injury Updates

  • The New York Giants (7-4-1) may have to welcome the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday without RB Saquon Barkley, who is listed as questionable with a neck injury. DT Leonard Williams also has a neck injury and did not practice this week.
  • The San Francisco 49ers (8-4) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. Nick Bosa (hamstring) is questionable, while Deebo Samuel and Christian McCaffrey are good to go.
  • The Bucs have listed S Mike Edwards (hamstring), S Antoine Winfield (ankle), T Tristan Wirfs (ankle, knee) as doubtful, and RB Leonard Fournette (foot), DT Akiem Hicks (foot), CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (quad) as questionable.
  • Tennessee Titans (7-5) wide receiver Treylon Burks (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8). Meanwhile, for the Jaguars, quarterback Trevor Lawrence (toe) is questionable for the game.


Odell Beckham Jr.

The race for Odell Beckham Jr. is on. The free agent wide receiver was hanging with the Cowboys and has hinted at wanting to reunite with Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants. 

However, on Thursday night, Beckham told LeBron James it’s postseason or bust…well, kind of.

“I’m not saying I couldn’t step in and play [in the] regular season, but I don’t see the point,” Beckham said on “The Shop.” “I really don’t. I’d rather play when that pressure’s on.”

OBJ tore his ACL during last year’s Super Bowl and has been on the road to recovery the last 10 months.


MLB’s Billion-Dollar Winter Meetings

Major League Baseball’s winter meetings were held this week and with said meetings came over a billion dollars in signings. Some highlights (and personal heartbreaks):

  • Aaron Judge stays with the Yankees to the tune of a nine-year, $360 million contract.
  • Xander Bogaerts heads west to the San Diego Padres on an 11-year, $280

million deal.

  • Trea Turner (cue the heartbreak) leaves LA and returns to the east coast as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies on an 11-year, $300 million deal.
  • The New York Mets signed pitcher Justin Verlander to a two-year, $86.66 million deal and brought back OF Brandon Nimmo on an eight-year, $162 million.
  • Pitcher Jacob deGrom goes to the Texas Rangers on a five-year, $185 million deal.


World Cup

The World Cup 2022 quarterfinals did not disappoint, as Croatia and Brazil came down to the wire. Although Neymar scored in the 106th minute to give Brazil the 1-0 lead, Croatia ultimately won, 1-1, in a penalty shootout and will advance to the semifinals.

Croatia will play Argentina, with the match taking place on Tuesday, December 13 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT on FOX.

The rest of the quarterfinals action will be Saturday with Morocco taking on Portugal at 10 am ET/7 am PT and England taking on France at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. Both matches will be on FOX.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

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