NFL Teams must get down to 53 today, North Dakota State upsets K State, MLB News and Notes, Lefty has share at Deutsch Bank, Lamar Odom arrested, 80 YO tests positive for doping + Friday Recap: Saturday, August 31, 2013
NFL trims rosters today to get down to 53 man limit
Every NFL team must get down to the 53-man roster limit today by 6:00 PM EST. Teams were required to trim their rosters from 90 to 75 last Tuesday and down to 53 by tonight. Sportsbetting3 will be on top of the cut tracker throughout the day and will report on significant cuts and transactions early on the Sunday report.
FCS Bison drop K State 24-21 in Manhattan
Kansas State is the defending Big 12 champion. That didn’t mean much to two-time defending FCS champ North Dakota State who took down their fourth straight major conference opponent. Bison QB Brock Jensen scored on a keeper with 28 seconds to play to give North Dakota State the win. Even playing home at the Little Apple, Kansas State didn’t take NDSU lightly as the Bisons own wins over Kansas, Minnesota and Colorado State since 2010.
MLB News and Notes
The Pittsburg Pirates blanked St Louis 5-0 on Friday to grab a share of the lead in the NL Central. Garrett Jones and Russell Martin homered for the Bucs as Francisco Liriano and Mark Melancon combined on a four-hitter.
Kurt Suzuki’s three-run homer in the fifth inning held up the rest of the way as the Oakland A’s climbed to within two games of the Texas Rangers in the battle for the AL West.
Yu Darvish flirted with a no-hitter yet again taking a no-no into the seventh vs. Minnesota but a Chris Herrmann broke the ice with a two-run homer and Justin Morneau followed with a two run shot to make the Twins 3-2 winners.
Lefty shoots opening round 63 at the Deutsche Bank
Phil Mickelson knocked home seven birdies and and eagle before settling for an opening round 63 to share the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. Brian Davis also shot 63 with Kevin Stadler a shot back. Tiger Woods had an opening round 68 and is T-36 at three under.
Lamar Odom arrested for early morning DUI
The strange case of Lamar Odom got a bit stranger on Friday when he was arrested for suspicion of DUI. Odom was pulled over at 3:25 AM after being spotted driving a white Mercedes SUV erratically. Odom was unable to perform field sobriety tests and was arrested. He refused chemical tests and booked without any incident. SB3 will be following the Lamar Odom story as further updates become available.
80-year-old weightlifter tests positive for doping
Don Ramos, and 80YO weightlifter from Colorado Springs, was suspended for two years after testing positive for steroids at the Pan American Masters Weightlifting Championships this past June. Organizers of masters events have been cracking down on doping. Two years ago, USADA suspended nine masters athletes for positive tests, including one in his 50s and three in their 60s. Just when you thought is was safe …..
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