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Three MLB games postponed as players protest Wisconsin shooting – ESPN

Wednesday’s Brewers-Reds and Mariners-Padres games have been postponed in the wake of the weekend shooting of Jacob Blake.

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MILWAUKEE — Three Major League Baseball games were postponed Wednesday as players across the sports landscape reacted in the wake of the weekend shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin.
Games between the Cincinnati Reds and Brewers in Milwaukee, Seattle Mariners and Padres in San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Giants in San Francisco were called off hours before they were set to begin.
Dodgers star Mookie Betts, who is Black, told his teammates he was sitting out a…

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The exquisite catharsis of watching Clayton Kershaw fail to implode – The Guardian

The Dodgers pitcher is brilliant in the regular season and notoriously rocky in the playoffs. Watching him pitch well in the World Series is a joy

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In the 178th postseason inning hes pitched, facing the first batter of his 29 October start, the best pitcher this century allowed a hit.
It might have been nothing, early jitters for the Dodgers ace, that gradual settling that even the mightiest arms require. But in the case of Clayton Kershaw, a million minds worried that it might be more. One hit may lead to two, three to sliders that dont drop and curveballs that wont curve and another of Kershaws fabled playoff meltdowns.
Or a hit might just…

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Dolphins announce Tua Tagovailoa as the new starter – NBC Sports – NFL

It’s official. It’s Tua time. Dolphins coach Brian Flores announced on Wednesday the rookie Tua Tagovaioloa will become the new starting quarterback. The fifth…

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It’s official. It’s Tua time.
Dolphins coach Brian Flores announced on Wednesday the rookie Tua Tagovaioloa will become the new starting quarterback. The fifth overall pick in the draft supplants veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had taken the team to a 3-3 record.
But this decision was made when the Dolphins made Tua the fifth overall pick in the draft. From that point forward, the only remaining question was the timing.
Should it have been from Week One? Maybe. Could it has taken even longer, absolutely….

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Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says starting Tua Tagovailoa is what’s best for team – ESPN

Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he thinks it’s best to move to start QB Tua Tagovailoa. “He’s gotten more comfortable,” Flores said of the rookie. “We’re comfortable…

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Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores confirmed Wednesday morning that the team will start quarterback Tua Tagovailoa against the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 1, after the team’s bye week.
As reasons for the switch, Flores cited Tagovailoa’s improvement in practice and readiness as well as an overall feeling within the organization that it was time.
“We feel like through practice meetings and walk-throughs that he’s ready, and that’s how we’re going moving forward,” Flores said. “[Ryan Fitzpatrick] has…

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