Let's Talk About Sports Podcast Season 2, Episode 8

Season 2, Episode 8.


Topics Covered:


NFL

· Arizona Cardinals’ LB Chandler Jones says breaking Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record of 23.5 sacks won’t “be that hard to get”

o 2 mins

· Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is part of a movement petitioning the governor of Oklahoma to overturn the conviction of and release Julius Jones, a Black man on death row for murder.

o In a letter sent to the office of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and the state's parole board, Prescott advocated on Jones' behalf, writing that this is an opportunity to correct a "miscarriage of justice."

o 2 mins

· New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker will be prosecuted in Florida on four counts of robbery with a firearm, Broward State Attorney Mike Satz announced Friday

o If convicted, Baker faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison

o Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar was not charged; Dunbar could still face discipline from the league but is set to continue his training toward playing with the Seahawks for Week 1

o 2 mins

College Sports

· Louisville men’s soccer dismisses 3 players, suspends 3 others for holding a party

o The party last week that resulted in 29 positive tests for the coronavirus and required four other programs to temporarily suspend workouts.

o The school is not releasing the names of the athletes involved, but all are members of Louisville's men's soccer team.

o "I'm extremely disappointed in these young men and particularly with the three that have been dismissed," Cardinals soccer coach John Michael Hayden said in a statement. "They have demonstrated with their actions now and previously that they do not echo the culture of this program. Our student-athletes are held to a high standard of conduct as representatives of our program and university."

o 2 mins

· MAC, Big Ten, Pac-12 postpone all fall sports, including football, plan to play them in the spring

o Pac-12 has also already postponed basketball

o 2 mins

Other Headlines

· Rory McIlroy 'taken aback' by Brooks Koepka's dig at Dustin Johnson

o Rory McIlroy took issue with Brooks Koepka's comments following the third round of the PGA Championship in which he noted that Dustin Johnson "only'' had a single major to his name as he assessed his own chances at winning a third straight Wanamaker Trophy.

o 2 mins

· Collin Morikawa, 23, wins PGA Championship in second career major

o 2 mins

NBA

· The NBA has fined Warriors F Draymond Green $50K for tampering because of his comments about Suns G Devin Booker

o Green praised Booker during Friday’s TNT broadcast for his recent play in the NBA restart but finished his statement with “get my man out of Phoenix”

o 2 mins

· Stephen Curry to get his own under armour brand, “just like how Michael Jordan got his own brand at Nike”

o 2 mins

· Eastern Conference

o 2 mins

· Race for 8 seed in West (updated 8/12)

8. Portland

9. Memphis (0.5 GB)

10. Phoenix (0.5 GB)

11. San Antonio (0.5 GB)

o 2 mins

MLB

· American League updates

o 2 mins

· National League updates

o 2 mins

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