A shooting at a Chicago White Sox game over the weekend that injured two women prompted an investigation by Chicago police as conflicting reports emerged regarding where the gunshot originated from.
Cut day came and went in the NFL with little to report, but the San Francisco 49ers shocked the football community over the weekend when they traded former first-round pick Trey Lance to the Dallas Cowboys.
Soccer superstar Lionel Messi continues to make headlines as he continues to score goals. Messi only needed 30 minutes of play to score in his MLS debut for Inter Miami.
Friday's game between the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics was interrupted by a gunshot that injured two women at Guaranteed Rate Field. Authorities are unsure where the gunshots came from, but they have nearly ruled out the possibility that the shots came from outside the ballpark. Both women, ages 42 and 26, were expected to recover from the shooting. The 42-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and the 26-year-old woman had a graze wound to her abdomen, according to Chicago police. ESPN reported Tuesday that the gun belonged to one of the women injured and that the incident occurred due to an "accidental discharge." The shooting is still under investigation. One of the women shot, who was also accused of sneaking a gun into the game, denied that she brought a gun into the stadium.
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- Ronald Acuña Jr. knocked down by fans on field
- Former World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg retires
- Jose Altuve completes first cycle for Astros in 10 years
The San Francisco 49ers traded former first-round pick Trey Lance to the Dallas Cowboys on Friday after the team announced that Sam Darnold had won the backup job behind second-year quarterback Brock Purdy. The Niners will receive a 2024 fourth-round pick from Dallas as compensation. “We took a shot and it didn’t work out," general manager John Lynch said. "We own that. We take accountability for it but I think, as I think you guys do, his story is very much still unwritten.” The Cowboys, who have Dak Prescott starting under center, have quarterbacks Cooper Rush and Will Grier on the roster already, so the trade or release of Grier is the most likely route forward for Dallas. A year ago, Lance was named the starter for the Niners over Jimmy Garoppolo, but an ankle injury in Week 2 sidelined him for the rest of the season and was the first step in Purdy's emergence and eventual takeover of the QB room.
In other news:
- Raiders, Josh Jacobs agree to 1-year deal worth up to $12 million
- Cardinals leave Kyler Murray on PUP list, cut Colt McCoy
- Texans name C.J. Stroud Week 1 starting QB
A family spokesperson for LeBron James and his son, Bronny, said that Bronny's cardiac arrest he suffered in July was caused by a congenital heart defect. The spokesperson went on to say that the family is confident Bronny will make a full recovery and return to basketball "in the very near future." Bronny suffered the cardiac arrest July 24 during a practice at USC, where he is a freshman. He was rushed to the hospital and was discharged less than 48 hours later. Trojans basketball coach Andy Enfield said Monday that James is doing "extremely well" and is attending classes.
In other news:
- Latvia eliminates France from men's World Cup
- Team USA finishes pool play undefeated
- P.J. Washington signs 3-year, $48M deal with Hornets
Arizona State announced a self-imposed bowl game ban over the weekend that stem from alleged misdoings by former head football coach Herm Edwards. The ban prevents the Sun Devils' football team from participating in bowl games this upcoming season. The university said the ban will “help pave the way for program stability and greater clarity going forward.” The ban comes amid an NCAA investigation, which started in 2021, into Edwards and alleged recruiting violations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arizona State fired Edwards three games into last season following a loss to Eastern Michigan in September. The self-imposed ban came just days before the Sun Devils open the college season against Southern Utah on Thursday and a year before the football program joins the Big 12 next season.
In other news:
- Reigning Heisman winner Caleb Williams tosses 4 TDs
- Michigan's Jim Harbaugh backs student-athlete revenue sharing
- Michigan State, Tennessee exhibition to support Maui charity
Fresh off of his Leagues Cup title, Lionel Messi made his Major League Soccer debut with Inter Miami and scored his first MLS goal in a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Messi came off the bench in the 60th minute and put the game out of reach in the 89th minute with a late goal to put Inter Miami up 2-0. Miami moved out of last place in the Eastern Conference and the team now sits at 14th. The victory is Miami's ninth in a row after its impressive run in the Leagues Cup tournament that culminated last week with a penalty kick victory for Messi and his team.
In other news:
- Luis Rubiales suspended by FIFA for Jenni Hermoso kiss
- Rubiales' mother hospitalized after hunger strike
- Man City reportedly close in on $60 million deal for Wolves' Nunes
Terry Pegula, the owner of the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills, dissolved the parent company of the two organizations, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, on Monday. Pegula is now the president of the Sabres and Bills, and the announcement noted that the decision allows "each respective organization to focus singularly on their efforts." Pegula fired executive vice president and COO Ron Raccuia back in July, kickstarting the restructuring. Sabres COO John Roth will continue splitting his responsibilities overseeing the business side of both franchises, while Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams handles running the hockey side of the organization.
In other news:
- Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe signs multiyear extension
- Edmonton Oilers add veterans Gagner, Sutter
- Ex-Flames coach Bill Peters hired by WHL’s Lethbridge Hurricanes
- Biles is Back: Simone Biles won a record eighth national all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in San Jose on Sunday, making her the oldest woman to ever win the U.S. all-around crown at 26 years old.
- Tour Champion: Viktor Hovland continued his recent dominance by winning the Tour Championship on Sunday with a 7-under-par 63 to claim the 2023 FedEx Cup crown and an $18 million bonus. Hovland, who won the BMW Championship last week and the Memorial Tournament earlier this summer, beat out Xander Schauffele and Wyndham Clark to secure his third event of the year.
- RIP Bray: The cause of death of WWE superstar Bray Wyatt, who died last week at 36, was reportedly a heart attack, multiple outlets confirm. Wyatt, whose real name was Windham Rotunda, made his WWE debut in 2010 under the ring name Husky Harris.
Sports Report Quiz
- The 49ers traded quarterback Trey Lance to the Cowboys after _______________ won the backup spot behind starter Brock Purdy.
- Inter Miami has won _______ straight matches.
- Arizona State's self-imposed ban comes a year before they're scheduled to join the _________ conference.
- The shooting at the Chicago White Sox game happened at _________________ Field.
Be sure to check out next week's edition of the Sports Report to see the correct answers!
Answers from last week's quiz: 1) $6.5 million 2) shortstop 3) Oklahoma Sooners 4) Germany