Sports News & Scores September 26, 2023

Sports News & Scores September 26, 2023

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Sports News & Scores September 26, 2023

Major League Soccer

Austin FC 3 – LA Galaxy 3

National Football League

Philadelphia Eagles 25 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11

Passing Leader: Eagles’ Hurts (277)

Rushing Leader: Eagles’ Swift (130)

Receiving Leader: Eagles’ Brown (131)

Cincinnati Bengals 19 – Los Angeles Rams 16

Passing Leader: Rams’ Stafford (269)

Rushing Leader: Bengals’ Mixon (65)

Receiving Leader: Bengals’ Chase (141)

Major League Baseball

New York Yankees 6 – Arizona Diamondbacks 4

Winning Pitcher: Yankees’ Hamilton (3-2)

Losing Pitcher: Diamondbacks’ Ginkel (9-1)

Save: Yankees’ Holmes (22)

Texas Rangers 5 – Los Angeles Angels 1

Winning Pitcher: Rangers’ Gray (9-8)

Losing Pitcher: Angels’ Herget (2-4) 

Houston Astros 5 – Seattle Mariners 1

Winning Pitcher: Astros’ Verlander (12-8)

Losing Pitcher: Mariners’ Castillo (14-8) 

San Francisco Giants 2 – San Diego Padres 1

Winning Pitcher: Giants’ Webb (11-13)

Losing Pitcher: Padres’ Suarez (4-3)

National Hockey League

Preseason Games:

Game 1 Florida Panthers 5 – Nashville Predators 0

Game 2 Florida Panthers 5 – Nashville Predators 2

New Jersey Devils 6 – Philadelphia Flyers 0

New Jersey Devils 2 – Montreal Canadiens 2

Ottawa Senators 4 – Toronto Maple Leafs 3

Winnipeg Jets 5 – Edmonton Oilers 0

Colorado Avalanche 3 – Vegas Golden Knights 2

Seattle Kraken 5 – Calgary Flames 3

Calgary Flames 3 – Seattle Kraken 2

Sports News Headlines:

Legendary Quarterback Joe Namath Criticizes Jets’ Zach Wilson

New York Jets’ quarterback Zach Wilson got a vote of confidence from coach Robert Saleh. He also got strong criticism from legendary quarterback Joe Namath. Former Jets’ quarterback Joe Namath feels the same way about Zach Wilson as the fanbase. He ripped into Zach Wilson during an interview. He also ripped into the coach as well as general manager Joe Douglas. Joe Namath took the time to talk about Zach Wilson’s performance in Sunday’s game. During the Michael Kay Show, he thought Zach Wilson’s performance was awful. The legend was upset with Zach Wilson’s first sack in Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots. He said Zach Wilson went down without being touched. He questioned why he would sit down on a play. He wondered what happened.

The legendary quarterback thought the Jets’ quarterback was trying to win and make plays. He questioned if Zach Wilson was trying to quit on a play. The legend thought Zach Wilson’s actions were disgusting. Joe Namath thought the quarterback should be traded for what he did. He has seen enough of Zach Wilson. The legend didn’t just stop at Zach Wilson. He ranted against the coach and general manager as well. He feels they should be replaced. He thinks they’re not picking the right players. He believes they aren’t doing a good job of coaching the team. Joe Namath thinks they need to fix the problem and get new players. The team needs to make major changes from top to bottom. The Hall of Famer usually has a high opinion of the team, but that has changed lately.

MSU Coach Mel Tucker’s Lawyers Respond To His Attempted Firing

Suspended Michigan State Spartans’ coach Mel Tucker has responded to the school’s letter firing him. He believes they fired him without a meaningful review of the facts. His lawyers presented a strong case as to why the school shouldn’t be allowed to fire him for cause. According to the lawyers, Mel Tucker didn’t engage in unprofessional or unethical behavior. He also didn’t engage in “moral turpitude.” The lawyers said assault and battery don’t constitute “moral turpitude” under the Michigan Law. They thought the university’s findings were flimsy. The lawyers claim Mel Tucker didn’t breach his contract when he responded to the accusations.

They are questioning the school’s investigation into the complaint. They also criticized the school for not maintaining confidentiality during the investigation. They feel the investigation has been unfair and biased. Mel Tucker is the scapegoat for the university’s negligence. In the letter, the lawyers questioned why the university wanted to fire Mel Tucker for cause soon after he asked to go on medical leave. Mel Tucker’s lawyers believe that if everyone were investigated, there would be something embarrassing that would lead to them being terminated.

Warrant Out For Los Angeles Chargers’ Player

The police in Massachusetts have issued an arrest warrant for Los Angeles Chargers’ J.C. Jackson. The cornerback had until last Friday to pay a $600 fine and attend a class for reckless driving. J.C. Jackson was charged with driving over the speed limit in 2021. He was still playing with the New England Patriots at the time. J.C. Jackson never paid the fine or took the class. He defaulted after not appearing in court by the deadline. The arrest warrant came a day after J.C. Jackson was inactive in the Los Angeles Chargers’ first win of the season.

According to coach Brandon Staley, it wasn’t related to the warrant. The coach was asked if the team would take disciplinary action against J.C. Jackson because of the warrant. He doesn’t know if they are doing that right now. It’s a private situation that the cornerback is working through. The Los Angeles Chargers are going against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. According to Brandon Staley, for J.C. Jackson to be active for the game, he has to establish consistency with his performance.

Minnesota Vikings’ Coach Threatens To Bench Players

Minnesota Vikings’ coach Kevin O’Connell had a direct and stern warning for his team. The team leads the NFL in turnovers in a 0-3 start. This is a situation that is going to be fixed one way or the other. The players are going to fix the problem, or they are going to put other players in the game who will fix the problem. The Vikings have lost seven fumbles which ties them for the second most fumbles through three games since 2000. Kevin O’Connell reorganized practice last week to address the problem. He gave them new drills and bought new equipment to stimulate contact for the ball carriers. He feels the team needs more opportunities to get the ball in their hands. The Vikings are going to continue to do different things to improve their game.

Los Angeles Angels Star Discusses His Season

Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout was emotional when he was talking about his injuries. He discussed his injuries a day after manager Phil Nevin said he wouldn’t return for the season. Mike Trout was on his way to being one of the best players in the game. He has played in fewer than half the Angels’ games in the past three years. He has appeared in about 82 games. It’s frustrating for Mike Trout because he wanted to get back into the game. He has hired people to work on his body.

His body feels great. Unfortunately, an incident occurred, and he broke his hand. Mike Trout suffered a fracture to a bone on the bottom part of his left hand. He was finishing a swing in San Diego in July. He tried to push to make a comeback weeks later, but his hand wasn’t better. Mike Trout was able to play in one game before he landed on the injured list again. He was in pain when he came back. His swing wasn’t right. He wasn’t himself. Mike Trout tried to take it day by day so the pain could go away, but it didn’t.

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