Colts Running Out Of Luck, Double Bits Of History Made In Red Sox Win, Jones To Keep Deals Within Cap

Grace Higgins | July 14th, 2019

If the Indianapolis Colts aren’t totally out of luck, they could be the NFL season starts in just over three weeks after GM Chris Ballard stated that star quarterback Andrew Luck now had a problem with his upper ankle. Luck had previously been dealing with a calf injury, but now it seems to have moved, either by strain or because it’s effectively a new injury. The former Stanford QB has not been practicing like they would want him to and it’s been made clear that he will be missing all of the preseason games. At this point, the Colts will just be hoping that they can get him healthy for the regular season, especially seeing as how he helped lead them to the playoffs in comeback fashion last year. One thing is clear after Ballard’s media talk: they will play him if he’s less than 100%. But only if he’s “functional.”

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The Boston Red Sox needed extra innings to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 on Tuesday night, and despite them being very much outsiders for the postseason at this stage, that still didn’t stop them from making a little bit of history on the way to the victory. First off, it was starting pitcher Chris Sale that would make it. Sale, who came into the game needing five strikeouts to reach 2000 of them, did so after just three innings. In total he would end up with 12 of them on the night, enough to easily surpass Pedro Martinez in the number of innings it took him to rack up that number. Sale, who has struggled throughout the season, didn’t have his best game, however, giving up five runs (only three of which were earned) in six and 2/3 innings. On the other side of the plate, Boston was aided by the consistently great hitting of Rafael Devers to record their win. Devers went 6-6 on the evening, which would make him the youngest player to do that in the modern era. The 22 year-old had four doubles in the game, including one in the tenth inning. He now leads the entire American League in batting average (.328) and unsurprisingly doubles (43). The Indians’ loss means they are a half game behind the Minnesota Twins in the tight AL Central race.

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If it weren’t for the NFL’s salary cap, you would have to believe that none of this would be taking place right now. Jerry Jones would have given massive extensions to all three of his stars looking for one: Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliott. Alas, there is one, though, and because of that, the Dallas Cowboys’ owner knows all too well he has to stay within in it. Well, at least that was his latest excuse for not tying up Elliott and getting him back into camp as a result. Jones did make one valid point when he said that he gave up DeMarcus Ware back in 2013 only to see the defensive end win the Super Bowl, so it only makes sense that he doesn’t want to overextend too much to keep his strong offensive core together.

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