NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 25: Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury drives to the basket as Natasha Howard #6 of the New York Liberty defends during the second half at Barclays Center on August 25, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Mercury won 106-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

It’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Friday, August 5th, 2022!   Catch up on what you missed yesterday in Sports with the article below!

Let’s start with baseball……where the Mets got a big win over the Braves last night….6 to 4.   Pete Alonso hit his 29th home run of the season…and new Met acquisition Tyler Naquin slugged two homers as well.   The Mets, at 67 and 38, are now 4-and-a-half games in front of Atlanta for first place in the N.L. East.

Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 04: Tyler Naquin #25 of the New York Mets hits a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Citi Field on August 04, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

 

The Phillies defeated the Nationals…5 to 4.   Rhys Hoskins hit his 21st home run of the year in the victory.   The Phillies, at 57 and 48, are tied with the Cardinals and Brewers for the third and final N.L. Wild Card spot.

Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 04: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single against the Washington Nationals during the third inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 4, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

 

The Yankees were off last night.   Tonight the Yanks begin a series against the Cardinals in St. Louis.   The Yankees are 70 and 36…which is still the best record in the American League.

Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 01: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees follows through on a double in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on August 01, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

 

By the way, staying with baseball for a second…the L.A. Angels lost yesterday to the A’s (final score: 8 to 7)…despite hitting SEVEN homeruns.  It’s only the sixth time a team has lost after hitting seven homeruns!   Ouch!

Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 04: Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics looks on as Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels watches his home run leave the park in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 4, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

 

Football.   NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has chosen former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey to hear the appeal of the six-game suspension for Browns QB Deshaun Watson.     Goodell is seeking a longer suspension.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell News Conference

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 19: National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference on September 19, 2014 inside the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. Goodell took the time to address personal conduct issues in the NFL. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

 

NASCAR.   This is scary.   Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch and his family were in the Mall of America in Minneapolis when someone fired gunshots.   Busch and his family safely escaped.   Local police stated that no one appeared to be injured and they said they were still searching for a suspect.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Portraits

CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 24: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch poses for a photo during the NASCAR 2017 Media Tour at the Charlotte Convention Center on January 24, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

 

Basketball.   WNBA star Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and smuggling, and was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison.  She was also fined about $16,700.  The U.S. calls it “unacceptable.”

Las Vegas Aces v Phoenix Mercury - Game Four

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 06: Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury during the first half in Game Four of the 2021 WNBA semifinals at Footprint Center on October 06, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

LeBron James and the Lakers apparently had “productive” talks yesterday.   LeBron is entering his contract’s final year with L.A.   He’ll be 38 years old when his current deal is up.   Too old to get on the Knicks?

Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 15: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Atlanta Hawks in the first half at State Farm Arena on December 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

 

And that’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Friday, August 5th, 2022!   BAM!

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