Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Morning Roundup: Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova highlights Day 1 of US Open –

Morning Roundup: Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova highlights Day 1 of US Open –
27 Aug

With just a few days left in the preseason, the Atlanta Falcons have brought in former Pro Bowler Blair Walsh to compete for their kicking job.

Walsh was at practice Sunday and will get a shot at beating out Giorgio Tavecchio, who has made only four of eight field goal attempts in exhibition games.


LLWS: Louisiana claimed its first Little League World Series title as Marshall Louque hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs, while pitcher Egan Prather threw a two-hit shutout Sunday to lead a team from River Ridge past Curacao 8-0 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

NASCAR: Brett Moffitt led 45 of 64 laps of Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, on his way to a second straight win in the NASCAR Truck Series playoffs.

MLB: Indians third baseman José Ramírez has a broken right hand, an injury that could be a blow to the club’s playoff hopes. Cleveland placed Ramírez on the injured list Sunday, saying the two-time All-Star has a fractured hamate bone. He was removed from Saturday’s game in the first inning after swinging at a pitch.

College football: Feleipe Franks made up for three inexcusable turnovers by accounting for three touchdowns, doing just enough to help No. 8-ranked Florida beat Miami 24-20 Saturday night in Orlando in the opening game of the college football season. Franks threw for 254 yards and two scores and ran for another as the Gators won for just the second time in their last nine meetings with the Hurricanes.

• Cedric Byrd hauled in four touchdown passes to help Hawaii escape with a 45-38 win over Arizona Saturday in Honolulu. The Rainbow Warriors never trailed, saw three separate 14-point leads erased and overcame six turnovers to record their first win over the Wildcats in six tries.



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