1. Kicker Fred Cox, the Minnesota Vikings all-time leading scorer and the inventor of the Nerf football, passed away at the age of 80.
2. Catcher Yasmani Grandahl signed a four-year, $73 million deal with the Chicago White Sox.
3. Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett’s indefinite suspension has been upheld after an appeal. Pittsburgh Steelers’ Center Maurkice Pouncey’s ban was reduced to two games.
4. The New York Yankees released outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury with more than $26 million left on his seven-year, $153 million contract that he signed in 2016. Ellsbury hasn’t played since 2017 due to injuries.
5. The Clippers, with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the floor together for the first time this season, beat the Boston Celtics 107-104 in overtime Wednesday night. The Clippers improved to 10-5 while the Celtics dropped to 11-3.
6. Rudy Suarez scored 33 points to lead Covina to a 77-58 win over South Hills Tuesday night to kick off the 2019-’20 basketball season.
7. Rams receiver Robert Woods, who missed Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears for “personal reasons”, has been at practice this week and should be available Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens.
8. Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Greg Luzinski turns 69 today.
9. Culver City (12-0) St. Paul’s opponent Friday night, is averaging over 51 points per game and has scored at least 60 points three times this season.
10. La Serna quarterback Andrew Henriquez 2019 stats: Passing- 148-210- 2,204 yards, 27 TD, 3 Int. Rushing- 46-378 yards, 3 TD.