Rookie Reuben Foster "needs reps over and over and over again," San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said. It went great. It went awesome," Foster told reporters in the locker room after San Francisco's 27-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. "It's wonderful just to be back in the game mode, just to go that fast and just to hit and thump." There was one drawback for Foster, though, and his teammates let him know about it, too. "A lot of guys were teasing me about the pass breakup," Foster said. "I could have caught a pick. They were talking about all the picks at practice, and I can't catch one in the game when the lights come on." "I was mad at myself," the former Auburn High School standout said. What made it really tough to take, Foster said, is that he's never had an interception in a real game - not even in park ball as a kid.
Keyed by Andrew Benintendi’s two homers, Red Sox find clutch hitting vs. Yankees. “Coming back in a day game, putting up good offensive at-bats and runs early in ballgames, I think that’s a testament to our guys being able to turn the page and get right after it the next day.” The difference was the Red Sox’ four hits with runners in scoring position, including two three-run home runs by Benintendi, who had his third multi-homer game of the season. It didn’t matter that the Red Sox went down in order six times. By capitalizing on their opportunities, the Sox scored twice as many runs as they had in any other game against the Yankees this season. It was the second time since July 4 that they scored in double digits. “It’s just another game,” Benintendi said. After a single and a double, the Red Sox rookie lifted his second three-run homer of the day, tying his career-high for RBI before the game was halfway over. “And then we were able to cash in.” After the Devers double, the Red Sox were 4-for-7 with runners in scoring position — they finished the game 4-for-11 — getting more such hits in five innings than they had in their previous 10 games against the Yankees. It was only the sixth time he allowed more than two earned runs. The Yankees got a stadium-aided two-run homer from Gary Sanchez against Pomeranz in the first inning, but he went on to pitch the next six innings surrendering just one more run on four more hits.
Usain Bolt would have won. The Usain Bolt we carry in our hearts would have roared back from third place Saturday in the final race of his career, won gold in the 4x100-meter relay and engraved his legacy with one last thrilling victory. Usain Bolt was not in London for the 2017 world championships. Someone else showed up in his place -- this Other Bolt who finished third in the 100 last week, then caught a cramp in the 4x100 and could not finish the race. He's the man who said in Rio last summer, "There was no one on that track that could outrun me to the finish." The Other Bolt was outrun to the finish three times in London -- and that was just in the 100. "No one wants to see Usain go out like that, with an injury on the track in that way," said Justin Gatlin, who took gold in the 100 and helped the U.S. men win silver in the 4x100 relay. Great Britain won the relay and China finished third. He took six strides toward the finish line of his career. It did seem like his heart was elsewhere this final season, though -- maybe with his close friend Germaine Mason, whose fatal motorcycle accident in April left Bolt despondent, or skipping ahead to a life that doesn't require a Spartan existence and vomit-inducing workouts.
Adrian Beltre led the Rangers with three hits and three RBIs, while Shin-Soo Choo reached base four times on a single and three walks. Brett Nicholas hit a three-run home run, Mike Napoli added a solo shot and starter Tyson Ross picked up the win coming off the disabled list while allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings. He is 0-3 with an 8.41 ERA in his last four starts, and Astros starters are 2-8 with a 6.62 ERA in their last 16 games. The Astros trailed, 3-1, in the fourth but had runners on first and second with two out when J.D. It was Davis' first Major League RBI. He hit Bregman, gave up a single to Gonzalez and walked both Fisher and Davis to force in a run. Bush fell behind 3-0 in the count, but rallied and retired Centeno on a routine fly to left to end the inning. Nicholas goes deep: The Rangers were in danger of letting a second-inning opportunity slip away when Nicholas hit a two-out three-run home run off Fiers. It was his first home run this season and his third in the big leagues. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006.
Magnificent 7: Rangers retire Pudge's jersey. ARLINGTON -- The Magnificent Seven was retired on Saturday in an encore performance worthy of Ivan Rodriguez's induction into the Hall of Fame two weeks ago. Rodriguez's No. #PudgeHOF pic.twitter.com/krIPzfavjv — Texas Rangers (@Rangers) August 13, 2017 Once they were seated, Rodriguez was introduced, and he made the long walk from the Rangers' right-field bullpen to an extended standing ovation. "That was a great moment," Rodriguez said. Mayor Jeff Williams read a proclamation declaring it to be Ivan Pudge Rodriguez Day in Arlington, and National Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson unveiled the official plaque that had been brought from Cooperstown. Rodriguez's No. 7 was retired and unveiled in left field. Rodriguez began his acceptance speech by noting that it was a "great night" and then paid tribute to Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who recorded his 3,000th career hit on the same Sunday as the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Dallas Cowboys: Comparing Cooper Rush and Luke McCown. Cowboys Fantasy Projections Related Videos Arenado Gets Ejected Fowler Struggles Down Stretch Day Cards Eight on Final Hole The Dallas Cowboys have a couple options for their third-string quarterback spot, but should Luke McCown or Cooper Rush get the job? The Dallas Cowboys have a bit of a decision to make when it comes to their third string quarterback position for the 2017 NFL season. With Dak Prescott being the starting quarterback, always remember he was the third-string option last season at the start of training camp. The second-string quarterback spot seems to be set with Kellen Moore, who returns after missing all of last season with a season-ending leg injury. That leaves two options for the third and final quarterback on the 53-man roster for the Cowboys: undrafted rookie Cooper Rush or veteran journeyman Luke McCown. Both quarterbacks bring their positives and negatives to any NFL roster, but there is a question that needs asking: what would happen if the top two quarterbacks on the roster were to miss games? If something were to happen, which quarterback do you trust more: Rush or McCown? With the Cowboys having depth issues in recent seasons at quarterback (remember 2015) and even last year when Tony Romo and Moore were both injured before the preseason even ended, the third-string quarterback spot is of vast importance to this roster. Before the next four preseason games get under way on Saturday, here is a look at the two players vying for the third-string quarterback spot for the Cowboys during the 2017 season — that is, if the Cowboys decide to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Four-star OL Darrell Simpson commits to Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Sooners have received some extremely positive news on the recruiting front, as Justin, Texas, four-star offensive tackle Darrell Simpson has announced his commitment to OU. Oklahoma’s primary challengers in Simpson’s recruitment have been TCU and Oklahoma State, but the Justin, Texas, native also has received offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon and Texas A&M. Oklahoma already has commitments from five-star offensive tackle Brey Walker and four-star JUCO OL Tramonda Moore in 2018, so it’s abundantly clear that Bill Bedenbaugh is once again thriving as a recruiter. As well as Bedenbaugh and OU have recruited at tackle, guard and center in recent years, the offensive front should be a position of strength for years to come. Standing at 6’7” and weighing in at around 330, Simpson is a mountain of a man. The size, strength and athleticism are clearly there for him, so he has a chance to really develop into something special once Coach B gets his hands on him. Error loading player: No playable sources found Loading 00:00 / 07:03 Junior Highlights 48 Play Simpson is Oklahoma’s 17th commitment of the 2018 class and is the fourth overall ChampU BBQ attendee to commit to OU since the event (second for 2018). Oklahoma now has 10 commits on the offensive side of the ball, including three blue-chip offensive line commits.
During those opportunities, Gosselin hit .150 with two RBIs in 28 games. Smith was on the Rangers' active roster on Wednesday against the Mets, but did not appear in the game. But for the people who were able to make it, they were treated to Refuge's Back to School Block Party, which partnered with the Robinson Chirinos and Martin Perez Foundations to give back to the community. Giving backpacks, but also just giving your time and also trying to help people in need is something not only us -- we -- need to do, but everybody that can, that's the responsibility we have here in the world." A Major League Baseball player's schedule can be hectic, to say the least, but Perez said the chance to take even just a few hours out of their day to give back to the community and see the joy in the faces of the kids when they received a backpack made it all worth it. We just want to give the kids a different day, watch the kids have a big smile, and that's good for us." There's nobody too busy to give 10 minutes, 20 minutes or half an hour of their time during the day to go and help somebody." Some Rangers already have a good idea how they will take advantage of the weekend. "I think we're gonna have fun with it," Robinson said. Delino DeShields is also going to use his nickname, "Poppa," that weekend, on top of cleats based on his favorite cartoon growing up.