1. The Pittsburgh Steelers routed the Carolina Panthers 52-21 on Thursday Night Football.
2. Steelers President Art Rooney II said they expect running back Le’Veon Bell to report to the team next week.
3. Receiver Dez Bryant completed his first practice with the New Orleans Saints Thursday and said it will be up to head coach Sean Payton whether he plays on Sunday.
4. Former Pasadena players Darius Brown II and Tavian Percy made their college debuts for Cal State Northridge and New Mexico respectively Tuesday night when they faced each other at Northridge. New Mexico beat CSUN 87-84 with a shot at the buzzer.
5. “LS vs SP back in the day that would have been a huge blowout for St. Paul. But this is 2018 not 1998. La Serna wins 34-20 LS has it share of players from other communities. That is the climate of HS football these days. If you have a good program kids will get to that school if it is logistically to manage!” – MVS Commenter “Local HS Football fan”.
6. The contract that Bryce Harper rejected from the Washington Nationals was for 10 years, $300 million.
7. On this day in in 1996 Evander Holyfield upset Mike Tyson in an 11th round knockout in Las Vegas to regain the WBA heavyweight title.
8. El Monte’s Davon Booth has now rushed for 2,030 yards and 27 touchdowns this season.
9. The Dodgers have lost their hitting coach, third base coach and General Manager to other teams since the World Series ended.
10. “Seriously, it takes me like 30 minutes to do my hair before a game.” – Bryce Harper.