Mahomes limited in playing time in Chiefs’ 17-7 loss at Pittsburgh
There was some talk about Patrick Mahomes playing the first half of the game at Pittsburgh Saturday night. That’s not how preseason games normally go and it didn’t seem likely to me. He ended up only played half of the first quarter but Tim Grunhard made an interesting point based on what he was seeing in the game.
Chad Henne found Mecole Hardman to tie the game at 7-7.
Marcus Kemp left the game with what appears to be a bad injury.
Royals lose to Mets 4-1
The Royals lost the second of a three-game weekend series against the New York Mets on Saturday 4-1 at Kauffman Stadium. If you watched the Chiefs or Sporting you didn’t miss anything. The loss evens the series at one win each.
The Royals took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when Alex Gordon scored on a fielding error by Pete Alonso on a hard hit ground ball by Jorge Soler.
The Mets scored in the very next half inning to tie the game at 1-1. Joe Panik singled in Juan Lagares. The Mets added two more in the seventh and one in the eighth.
The Royals offense was once again silent with only four hits, none of them for extra bases. Hunter Dozier was 2-for-4. Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez each had a hit. Alex Gordon and Brett Phillips each walked once. That was it. That was the offense.
Jakob Junis allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six Mets.
Four relief pitchers combined to allow one run in the final 2 2/3 innings.
The rubber game of the series is Sunday at 1:15pm. Glenn Sparkman pitches for the Royals. Zack Wheeler goes to the mound for the Mets.
Danny Duffy has a successful simulated game on Friday. He will throw a four inning simulated game on Tuesday.
Sporting rallies from down one to win 2-1 over San Jose
Sporting fell behind 1-0 to San Jose in the first half by allowing an unmarked player to score on a header off of a corner kick.
Sporting tied the game 1-1 on a beautiful left-footed half-volley by Benny Feilhaber.
Sporting took a 2-1 lead on Graham Smith’s first MLS goal on a put back after Johnny Russell’s free kick hit the post.
Peter Vermes was happy with how his team played tonight. He said after the game that he hopes the fans realize that the team was playing for them tonight.
There is someone attempting to put a lot of money on the Jayhawk win total this fall.
QB Josh McCown is coming out of retirement to sign a 1-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. McCown announced his decision this summer but said he would return to playing for the right opportunity. McCown plans to return to work at ESPN after the season.
Major League Baseball suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias 20 games for violating the league’s Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Urias was arrested May 13 for allegedly “shoving a female companion to the ground.” Urias is not appealing the suspension.
Michael Avenatti presented text messages and emails in court on Friday from Nike executives which appears to show how college basketball recruiting is done. Nike has not been involved in the college basketball trials so far. None of this is a shock but it does bring to light details on Nike’s involvement. So far Adidas has been the focus in the federal trials.
Nike’s executives have been spared federal scrutiny so far. Defense attorneys repeatedly argued at those trials Adidas wasn’t bidding against itself.
Zion Williamson (Duke) and Romeo Langord (Indiana) are mentioned in the Dan Weztel piece on Yahoo! Sports. Kansas was reportedly in on both players but lost out on them.