The Morning Rat Race

NANCY, FRANCE - (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!   Davey Mac back with your first Sports Report of the week!   We took off on Friday…so we’re catching up on a few things today!   But before we get into the scores and news…did you see what happened at the Tour de France?   Yuh-yoh!   Check this out!




OUCH!   I gotta tell ya…this is the main reason why I’m not a competitive cycler.   That…and the fact that I prefer traveling via a car.

Le Tour de France 2015 - Stage Three

HUY, BELGIUM – JULY 06: Riders collect themselves after a crash with 65km left to race in stage three of the 2015 Tour de France from Anvers to Huy on July 6, 2015 in Huy, Belgium. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)



I mean…how do this NOT happen all the time?   These guys are packed in together like sardines, going 100 miles per hour, zigging and zagging through the mountains of France, with spectators everywhere…I’m surprised this doesn’t happen every day of the race!

Le Tour de France 2017 - Stage Four

VITTEL, FRANCE – JULY 04: A crash on the finishing straight during stage four of Le Tour de France 2017 on July 4, 2017 in Vittel, France. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)




Not to belabor the point…but I have no fear of wiping out in my Subaru Forrester when I’m driving through the hills of Vernon Valley or Montclair!   Plus…can play my tunes loudly and rock out…which I believe is not feasible in competitive racing!

Le Tour de France 2016 - Stage Seventeen

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, SWITZERLAND – JULY 20: Gorka Izaguirre Insausti of Spain riding for Movistar Team lies on the ground afer crashing during stage seventeen of the 2016 Le Tour de France, a 184.5km stage from Berne to Finhaut-Emosson on July 20, 2016 in Finhaut-Emosson, Switzerland. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)



Bottom line…I salute all of the participants in the Tour de France…but be careful, folks!   These crashes are no bueno!   I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents!

Le Tour de France 2015 - Stage Three

HUY, BELGIUM – JULY 06: (L-R) William Bonnet of France riding for FDJ, Simon Gerrans of Australia riding for Orica-GreenEdge, Jose Mendes of Portugal riding for Bora-Argon 18, Greg Henderson of New Zealand riding for Lotto Soudal and Ramon Sinkeldam of the Netherlands riding for Giant-Alpecin lay on the ground after being involved in a crash with 65km remaining in stage three of the 2015 Tour de France from Anvers to Huy on July 6, 2015 in Huy, Belgium. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)



  • Yanks Blow Game To Rockies

    The Yankees had a bad loss yesterday as they were beaten in extra innings…8 to 7.   Gerrit Cole pitched well…throwing six innings…giving up one run…while striking out 11…but the Yankees bullpen had an awful game.   They blew a 3 to 1 lead in the 8th inning…and then in the bottom of the 11th…with the Yanks up 7 to 5…they gave up two home runs to end the game.   The Yankees end up losing two out of three to the Rockies and, at 50 and 44, are tied with the Red Sox for LAST PLACE in the A.L. East.   Awful.   Fire Brian Cashman TODAY.

    New York Yankees v Colorado Rockies

    DENVER, CO – JULY 16: Nolan Jones #22 of the Colorado Rockies douses Alan Trejo #13 of the Colorado Rockies in water after Trejo hit a walk-off home run to beat the New York Yankees in the eleventh inning at Coors Field on July 16, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)


  • Mets Defeat Dodgers

    Meanwhile, the Mets got past the Dodgers…2 to 1.   Luis Guillorme had the game-winning hit for the Mets in the bottom of the tenth to walk if off…the Mets improve to 43 and 50 for the season…4th in the N.L. East.

    Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 16: Luis Guillorme #13 of the New York Mets drives in the winning run with a double in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their game at Citi Field in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


  • Phils Get Past Padres

    The Phillies took down the Padres…7 to 6.   Kyle Schwarber slugged his 25th home run of the season for the Phillies…who are now 51 and 42…3rd in the N.L. East.

    San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JULY 16: Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a sacrifice fly to score Edmundo Sosa #33 for the winning run in the 12th inning to defeat the San Diego Padres 7-6 in a game at Citizens Bank Park on July 16, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

  • Deadline For Saquon & Giants Is Today At 4 PM

    The Giants have until 4 PM TODAY to get superstar running back Saquon Barkley to sign a franchise tag otherwise he will have to be a hold out this year.   Hopefully this happens because the Giants definitely need Saquon back…he rushed for a career-high 1,312 yards and also was very active as a pass-catcher as well.

    New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 25: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Alcaraz Wins Wimbledon

    Carlos Alcaraz beat Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon yesterday.   It’s Alcaraz’s second Grand Slam title in a year’s time.

    Day Fourteen: The Championships - Wimbledon 2023

    LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 16: Carlos Alcaraz of Spain with the Men’s Singles Trophy following his victory in the Men’s Singles Final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fourteen of The Championships Wimbledon 2023 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • Steph Curry Wins Celeb Golf Tournament With Big Putt

    Basketball…or golf…I suppose.   NBA megastar Steph Curry made an 18-foot putt for eagle on the final hole to win the American Century Championship on Sunday, his first title in the celebrity tournament.   Curry finished with 75 points, two ahead of runner-up Mardy Fish, a former pro tennis player who won this event in 2020.

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