NFL: Two of the teams from the state of Florida clash on Monday Night Football this evening as the Miami Dolphins meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who remain the NFL’s only winless team. The other winless Florida team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, got their first win over the Tennessee Titans Sunday 29-27.
Meanwhile, the Titans lost quarterback Jake Locker in the second quarter of the game to a right foot injury. The Titans believe it’s a Lisfranc injury, but there will be further examination today.
The Tennessean has reported that the injury will most likely end Locker’s season. Locker was just in his second game back in the lineup after suffering a right knee and hip injury in week 3. The Titans host the Indianapolis Colts Thursday night.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will get an MRI today after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday’s win over San Diego. The Chargers got two clean shots toward Manning’s previously injured ankle late in Sunday’s game but Manning did not leave the contest. He told reporters afterwards he was pretty “sore” and would get the follow up exam today.
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak returned to the team today according to NFL.com. A Texans source says Kubiak is not expected to work a full day after suffering a mini stroke at halftime of last week’s game with Indianapolis. Kubiak says he’s anxious to get back to work amid rumors the Houston front office is “somewhat frustrated” with Kubiak or his staff.
MLB: The Atlanta Braves will be moving to a new home for the 2017 season. The team announced via its Twitter account today they will move to a new $670 million 42-thousand seat stadium in Cobb County. The Braves have played at Turner Field since it was converted into a baseball stadium following the 1996 Summer Olympics.
The first set of post season awards will be announced today as the National and American League Rookies of the Year will be chosen. The National League finalists are Los Angeles Dodgers outfield Yasiel Puig, along with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller and Miami Marlins hurler Jose Fernandez.
The American League finalists are Tampa Bay outfielder Wil Meyers, along with teammate pitcher Chris Archer and Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias.