Sports: Monday, August 9, 2021

Nats’ Slide Continues, Olympic Games Come To A Close, Manning Headlines HOF Class

Despite out-hitting the Braves 12-6, the Washington Nationals lost to Atlanta yesterday 5-4. The Nats, who dropped 2 of 3 to the Braves, were led by Ryan Zimmerman’s 3-for-5 afternoon, but saw pitcher Patrick Corbin struggle once again, giving up 5 earned runs in his 6 innings of work. The Nationals are off today before starting a series against the New York Mets tomorrow night on Sports Radio 1450.

Tampa Bay out-slugged the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 yesterday to sweep the 3-game weekend series. The O’s start a midweek set against the Detroit Tigers tomorrow at Camden Yards.

The Summer Olympic games ended yesterday with a closing ceremony that included Zoom-like videos, a presentation from Paris, who will host the 2024 Games, and the dousing of the Olympic flame. The US led the overall medal count with 113.

Peyton Manning headlined the 2021 Pro Football Hall Of Fame class that was inducted yesterday in Canton, Ohio. This year’s class also included receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive standouts Charles Woodson and John Lynch.

And, on the PGA Tour, Abraham Ancer won the WGC Fed-Ex St. Jude Invitational. Ancer beat Hideki Matsuyama and Sam Burns in a playoff to take home the $1.8 million first prize.