CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 26: Damar Hamlin #3 of the Buffalo Bills looks on against the Chicago Bears during the second half of a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 26, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac is back with an action-packed Sports Report for ya today!  We’ve got big Yankee roster news! Jets update! A promise from Ben Simmons! And more! But first!

Did you see the incredible and inspiring news that Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has made the final, 53-man roster as the team heads into the upcoming NFL season? WOW!

Buffalo Bills v Chicago Bears

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 26: Damar Hamlin #3 of the Buffalo Bills reacts in the first half of a preseason game against the Chicago Bearsat Soldier Field on August 26, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

Of course, Hamlin had a terrible and frightening incident happen to him when he freakishly suffered a cardiac arrest live on Monday Night Football in a Buffalo Bills versus Cincinnati Bengals game.  Thankfully, the medical staff was able to get onto the field quickly and save Damar’s life.  But the moment was really scary.

Buffalo Bills v Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI, OHIO – JANUARY 02: Buffalo Bills players react after teammate Damar Hamlin #3 was injured against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Paycor Stadium on January 02, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

However, that traumatic incident did not discourage Damar from wanting to play the sport of football. Hamlin is still just twenty-five years old and still believes he can compete at a very high level in the NFL.

Still…a lot of people were naturally about a player coming off of a cardiac arrest and stepping onto an NFL field the very next season.  But despite the concerns, the Bills and Damar have said that they’ve taken their time with the process…and feel that he is ready to come back.

Man…what an amazing story.  I mean…and I’m not trying to make light of this deal…but I just know that if I bang my knee on the coffee table I need to call out of work for two days!  And this guy goes through a terrifying medical emergency and goes after it the next year?!  Amazing!  I’ve seen a lot of inspiring things in sports…but this one ranks among the top.  It’s why Damar won an ESPY Award this year…this guy is awesome.

The 2023 ESPY Awards - Backstage

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JULY 12: Damar Hamlin, recipient of the Pat Tillman Service Award, attends The 2023 ESPY Awards at Dolby Theatre on July 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Congrats, Damar!  Whether you’re a Buffalo Bills fan…or just a fan of inspiring humans…it’s safe to say that Damar Hamlin rocks!  I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents!

  • Yanks Win Two In A Row For First Time In Weeks

    The Yankees won back-to-back games for the first time in four weeks…as the Yanks beat the Tigers last night…4 to 2.   Gleyber Torres continued his good season as he slammed his 22nd home run of the year…Anthony Volpe crushed his 19th home run of the season…as the Yankees improve to 64 and 68.

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers

    DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 29: Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees watches his solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Comerica Park on August 29, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

  • Mets Lose To Rangers

    The Mets lost to the Rangers…2 to 1. The Mets drop to 60 and 73 for the season.   The Mets, too, are having a terribly disappointing season.   New York Baseball is almost done for the year.

    Texas Rangers v New York Mets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 29: Drew Smith #40 of the New York Mets looks on after surrendering a seventh inning home run to Mitch Garver #18 of the Texas Rangers at Citi Field on August 29, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Outslug Angels

    The Phillies outhit the Angels…12 to 7.   Bryce Harper hit his 299th career home run in the game in what was one of five Phillies home runs on the night…as the Phils improve to 74 and 58…still in the first, National League, Wild Card spot.

    Los Angeles Angels v Philadelphia Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – AUGUST 29: Bryce Harper #3 and J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies react following a solo home run by Harper during the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Citizens Bank Park on August 29, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Yankees Release Donaldson & Bader

    Back to the Yankees for a second…the Yanks have released third baseman Josh Donaldson and outfielder Harrison Bader.   The Donaldson deal in particular was yet another awful trade by general manager Brian Cashman.

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    BOSTON, MA – JUNE 18: Josh Donaldson #28 of the New York Yankees takes off his helmet after grounding out to end the sixth inning of game two of a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 18, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo By Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

  • Cook Will Be Ready For Jets Opener

    Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook practiced for the first time since finalizing a one-year, $7 million contract on Aug. 14, declaring afterward that he did “everything” in practice and will be ready for the season opener against the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football.

    Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JANUARY 08: Running back Dalvin Cook #4 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on January 08, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

  • Simmons Says He's Ready To Compete For Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets’ one-time All Star Ben Simmons, who’s struggled recently to get on the court, says he’ll be ready to play for the Nets when the NBA season begins in October.   “Regardless of what people say, I’m a three-time All-Star, All-NBA player, All-Defensive Team. I’ve done things.”

    Phoenix Suns v Brooklyn Nets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 07: Ben Simmons #10 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against the Phoenix Suns during their game at Barclays Center on February 07, 2023 in New York City. 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 Al Bello/Getty Images)



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