Sports: Friday, July 24, 2020
24 July 2020 Sports
Cole & Weather Shut Down Nats, Soto Tests Positive, Washington’s New Name
Gerrit Cole allowed just one hit, a first-inning homer by Adam Eaton, and Giancarlo Stanton drove in 3 runs, as the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 to open the 2020 MLB season last night in DC. Max Scherzer struck out 11 in the rain-shortened game, but allowed 6 hits, including a 2-run homer by Stanton. The Nats take on the Yankees again tomorrow night at 7:15 on CBS Sports Radio 1450.
Before last night’s game, it was announced that Nationals’ superstar Juan Soto had tested positive for the coronavirus. Soto must now test negative twice before being allowed to play again.
The Baltimore Orioles open their season tonight at 7:30 in Boston.
The former Washington Redskins will use the name “Washington Football Team” for the upcoming season, giving the organization time to choose a new name. The team will keep it’s burgundy and gold colors, and replace the helmet logo with jersey numbers.
Denny Hamlin won at Kansas Speedway last night, picking up his NASCAR Cup Series-leading fifth win of the season. It was also his second straight win at that track.
And, Mike Tyson is returning to the boxing ring at age 54. He’ll fight an exhibition match September 12th against four-division champ Roy Jones, Jr. on pay-per-view. Tyson hasn’t fought since 2005.