Monday, October 18, 2021

Monday game in a nutshell


NEW YORK (WNN) — Luis Rojas was let down as manager of the New York Mets on Monday after two losses.

The team declined their option on Rojas’s contract for 2022, announced a day after finishing third at 77–85 at the NL East in Steve Cohen’s first year of ownership. The move was no surprise, the first of several significant changes to come again this season for a club in constant turmoil.

The Mets said that Rojas is still offered the opportunity to remain in the organization in the assigned role. The club said that a decision regarding the coaching staff would be taken in the next several days.


Talladega, Ala. (WNN) — Bubba Wallace became the second black driver to win at NASCAR’s top Cup Series level after rain halted Monday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Wallace had gone through a crash and into the front of the field five laps before the second rain stop of the race. NASCAR tried to dry the track for about 45 minutes, but with sunset and rain showing no signs of stopping, the race was called off.

He is the first black driver since Wendell Scott in 1963 to win at NASCAR’s elite cup level—a race in which he was not declared the winner for several months. NASCAR finally presented its trophy from that race to Scott’s family two months ago.


The Washington football team has placed head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion on administrative leave, in what a team statement called an “ongoing criminal investigation” unrelated to the club.

Federal law enforcement officials, including agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, issued a search warrant at a Washington practice facility, two people familiar with the matter told the Associated Press. Another search warrant was issued at a local home, according to one of the people, each of whom spoke to the WNN on the condition of anonymity on Monday as the investigation continues.

Vermillion, who is also the team’s director of sports medicine, is in his second season with the Carolina Panthers after 18 seasons in Washington working under coach Ron Rivera.

– By WNN Sportswriter Stephen Whynow.

Jacksonville, Fla. (WNN) – Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Mayer apologized to his family, his team and owner Shad Khan for being “a distraction” after a video surfaced over the weekend that showed a young woman dancing on his lap Was.

Mayer called a team meeting on Monday and vowed to “own it,” the motto he uses daily and Jaguar has plastered around the facility.

Meyer did not return with his team after a 24-21 loss to Jacksonville in Cincinnati on Thursday night. He stayed in Ohio to see family members and went to dinner at his restaurant/bar in Columbus, Urban Meyers Pint House on Friday.


VOORHEES, NJ (WNN) — Philadelphia Flyers coach Alain Vignot on Monday denied allegations that he ever gave players drugs without a doctor’s consent, as suggested in a string of social media posts by former player Robin Lehner. had gone.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Lehner said he knew “many” teams that give players sedatives and anxiety pills without a prescription. He cited Flyers and Vignault and claimed to have evidence. Lehner currently plays for the Vegas Golden Knights.

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The NHL has reached out to Lehner to set up an interview on his claims. Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said the team leaves health decisions up to doctors, not coaches, and added that the team has “no reason to believe that any of our players have received improper care.”


LONDON (WNN) – The men’s professional tennis tour has opened an investigation into allegations of domestic abuse by an ex-girlfriend by Olympic gold medalist and 2020 US Open runner-up Alexander Zverev.

The ATP announced on Monday that it is “looking into allegations relating to Alexander Zverev at the 2019 ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai.”

“The allegations against Alexander Zverev are serious and we have a responsibility to address them. We hope that our investigation will allow us to establish the facts and determine the appropriate follow-up action,” ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli said in a statement issued by the tour. “We understand that Zverev welcomes our investigation and acknowledge that he has denied all allegations.”

Zverev is a 24-year-old German who is currently ranked fourth in the world.


Daytona Beach, Fla. (WNN) — The Toto Japan Classic is no longer part of the LPGA Tour schedule because of the pandemic, leaving only one tournament as part of the Tour’s Asian swing in the fall.

The Toto Japan Classic is scheduled for November 4-7.

There are now only four tournaments left in the LPGA Tour’s season, which starts this week at the Cognizant Founders Cup in New Jersey. The BMW Ladies Championship will take place in South Korea from October 21-24. After two-breaks, the Tour ends with back-to-back events in Florida and the CME Group Tour Championship.

The tour had previously lost tournaments in Shanghai and Taiwan.

college baseball

ALLEGANY, NY (WNN) — St. Bonaventure baseball coach Larry Sudbrook is retiring after a 36-year career in which he recorded the most wins of any game in the school’s history.

The school announced Sudbrook’s decision to retire effective December 31 on Monday and said assistant BJ Salerno would serve as the program’s interim coach for the 2022 season.

A three-time Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year, Sudbrook (725-802-10) holds the conference record for victories. His teams won 20 or more games 22 times, and he led the school to its only place in the NCAA Tournament in 2004.


NEW YORK (WNN) – New York Jets safety Marcus Mei is facing three misdemeanor charges following a DUI arrest following an alleged car crash in Florida in February.

Broward County Court records show that 28-year-old Mai was charged on February 22 with driving under the influence, DUI/damage to property, and leaving the scene of an accident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A zoom hearing in the matter is to be held on October 20.

ESPN first reported the crash and allegations Monday night.

According to court documents, Mai is also facing a $30,000 “excess” civil lawsuit filed by the car’s driver.


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