Day, Tringale hold on for Shootout victory


Day, Tringale hold on for Shootout victory

Jason Day and Cameron Tringale led wire-to-wire and held on for a one-shot win at the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Breaking down the Redskins' Su'a Cravens pick


Breaking down the Redskins' Su'a Cravens pick

Scot McCloughan says that he loves “football players”. He just drafted one for the Redskins in the second round.

Su’a Cravens is a 6-1, 225-lb. linebacker/strong safety out of USC. He should be very useful in nickel and dime situations and it’s possible that defensive coordinator Joe Barry will have a lot of fun moving him around in the defensive scheme.

Cravens possess the traits that McCloughan likes in his players; he’s smart, tough, and instinctive. He’s obviously a student of the game, anticipating plays and acting as a highly disruptive force.

The Redskins told Cravens that they see him as a dime linebacker, which will put him in a position to make plays in passing situations. They currently don’t have a specialist for that position so he will be a new dimension added to the offense.

His addition to the roster almost assuredly means that Trent Murphy, the team’s second-round pick as an outside linebacker two years ago, will make a permanent move to the defensive line.

So details on just what Cravens’ role will be won’t be sorted out until training camp, the preseason games and probably into the regular season.


Reimold's home run propels Orioles to 3rd straight win


Reimold's home run propels Orioles to 3rd straight win

BALTIMORE – Quietly, Nolan Reimold has had a productive few weeks for the Orioles. With all the team’s sexy new additions, Reimold has seemingly been overlooked, but he’s delivered some timely hits. 

On Friday night, Reimold hit a three-run home run that broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning, giving the Orioles their third straight win, 6-3 over the Chicago White Sox before 19,912 at Oriole Park. 

Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy began the seventh with singles off Carlos Rodon (1-3). Reimold hit an opposite field home run just over the right field scoreboard, his third of the year, and the Orioles had a 6-3 lead. 

Brad Brach (3-0) got the win. In his three seasons with the Orioles, Brach is 15-4. 

Darren O’Day and Zach Britton finished up, and Britton got his sixth save. 

After Rodon retired the first 11 Orioles, Chris Davis singled with two outs in the fourth. 

Things went awry for Rodon and the White Sox (16-9) an inning later when the Orioles (14-8) came up with three runs. 

Adam Jones led off with a walk. Second baseman Brett Lawrie booted Wieters’ grounder. Jones advanced to third, but was quickly tagged out in a rundown when he tried to score on Hardy’s grounder to third. Reimold’s infield single loaded the bases.

Jonathan Schoop’s single up the middle scored Wieters and Hardy. Reimold scored when shortstop Jimmy Rollins threw wildly to first on Joey Rickard’s grounder, and the Orioles led 3-1. 

Rickard tried to score on Manny Machado’s single to right, but Adam Eaton’s throw home was in time to get Rickard. 

Mike Wright allowed a run in the second on a double to Melky Cabrera and a two-out triple to Avisail Garcia. 

He retired 10 of his next 11. Eaton walked with one out in the sixth. Rollins lifted a fly to center that Jones tried to make a diving catch on. He couldn’t, and Eaton made it to third. Jose Abreu’s single to right scored Eaton. 

Cabrera’s liner to center was caught by Jones, and he threw home as Wieters snatched the ball and swiftly brought it down to tag Rollins to temporarily preserve a 3-2 lead. 

Wright allowed two runs on five hits in six innings. 

Lawrie tied the game at 3 with a home run to left off Brach that he punctuated by pointing to the sky. 

NOTES: Mat Latos (4-0, 0.73) faces Kevin Gausman (0-1, 1.80) on Saturday night. … Machado has 10 doubles in 22 games. … The Orioles are 9-1 at home. 

Redskins take linebacker-safety hybrid Su'a Cravens


Redskins take linebacker-safety hybrid Su'a Cravens

With their second round pick (No. 53 overall), the Redskins selected linebacker-safety Su’a Cravens out of USC.

Cravens, who is listed at 6 foot 1, 226-pounds, recorded a combined 10.5 sacks and 32 tackles for the loss the past two seasons for the Trojans.  

The Los Angeles native is expected to speak to the media via conference call soon. Coach Jay Gruden, meantime, is scheduled meet with  reporters at Redskins Park following the completion of the third round, where the Redskins pick 84th.

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