Undated: Former NBA star Bill Russell during a basketball game. Mandatory Credit: Allsport USA/ALLSPORT

It’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Monday, August 1st, 2022!   Catch up on what you missed yesterday in Sports with the article below!

Let’s start with baseball…where the Yankees were on the verge of a four-game sweep when the bullpen faltered and the Yanks lost to the Royals…8 to 6.   Despite D.J. LeMahieu hitting his 11th home run of the year and Anthony Rizzo slugging his 25th homer…Ron Marinaccio and Clay Holmes allowed home runs in the 8th and 9th innings and that was the game.   The Yankees are now 69 and 34 and will play the Mariners this evening at seven in Yankee Stadium.

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 31: Clay Holmes #35 of the New York Yankees reacts after giving up a 3-run home run to Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on July 31, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Royals won 8-6. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)


Meanwhile, the Mets dominated the Marlins….9 to 3.   Francisco Lindor had three hits in the game for the Mets.   Mark Canha and Jeff McNeil had three hits each for the Mets as well.   The Mets improve to 64 and 37 and will take on the Nationals tonight in Washington D.C.

New York Mets v Miami Marlins

MIAMI, FL – JULY 31: Francisco Lindor #12 of the New York Mets hits a double during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on July 31, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)


The Phillies crushed the Pirates…8 to 2.   The Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber hit his 33rd home run of the season…amazing year he’s having.   The Phils are now 55 and 47 and are in the third and final National League Wild Card spot.   The Phillies are off today.   They take on the Braves in a big series, beginning Tuesday.

Philadelphia Phillies v Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH, PA – JULY 31: Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run in the fifth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on July 31, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)


Football.  The Browns’ Deshaun Watson has agreed to settle three of the remaining four active civil lawsuits against him.   Meanwhile, a decision is expected TODAY on whether Deshaun Watson violated the league’s personal conduct policy following accusations of misconduct.

Cleveland Browns Training Camp

BEREA, OH – JULY 30: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass during Cleveland Browns training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on July 30, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)


NASCAR.  Tyler Reddick won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   Reddick now has two wins in his last five race.

NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JULY 31: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 3CHI Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 31, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)


Finally…basketball.  NBA legend Bill Russell died yesterday at the age of 88.  A cause of death wasn’t released.   Bill was the centerpiece of the Boston Celtics dynasty in the 1960’s that won eight straight NBA Championships.   Russell would win an amazing ELEVEN titles overall in his career.   Bill also was known for his legendary rival with Wilt Chamberlain.   Chamberlain (playing for the Sixers first and then the Lakers) presented Russell with his most difficult defensive challenge…but Russell’s teams dominated Wilt’s.   And despite the fierce competition between the two legendary big men, Bill and Wilt remained friends.   In 2011, Bill was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his accomplishments on the court and in the civil rights movement.   Rest in peace, Bill Russell.

NBA Europe Live - Philadelphia 76ers vs CSKA Moscow - October 11, 2006

NBA great Bill Russell gets introduced to the crowd during the NBA Europe Live Tour presented by EA Sports on October 11, 2006 at the Kölnarena in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Mansoor Ahmed/Getty Images)





And that’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Monday, August 1st, 2022!   BAM!

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