1. The Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 to take a one-game lead over the second place Dodgers in the NL West.
2. Jared Goff threw for 465 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Rams to a 38-31 win over the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night at the Coliseum.
3. After 45 years HBO announced that it is dropping its coverage of boxing by the end of the year.
4. The Carolina Panthers signed free agent safety Eric Reid who was the first player to join former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The NFLPA filed a grievance with the NFL in May on Reid’s behalf alleging that team owners colluded to prevent his employment.
5. College Football AP Top 5: 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Clemson 4. Ohio St. 5. LSU.
6. Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant has decided to transfer after losing the starting job to freshman Trevor Lawrence.
7. In the National League the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers have clinched playoff berths. The other two spots are still up for grabs.
8. On this date in 1976 Muhammad Ali beat Ken Norton in 15 rounds to win the heavyweight title.
9. Bell Gardens at Montebello Friday night, 7:00 p.m.
10. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali.