Tuesday, August 1

by | Aug 1, 2023 | Quick Hits

High school football practice got underway on Monday with varying degrees of participation among schools in the immediate area. South Johnston has 120 out for varsity and junior varsity. Triton reported a total turnout of 82. Harnett Central has approximately 40 out for varsity and 70 to 75 total. Midway had a group of 57 on hand Monday evening for varsity and JV. … The United States advanced to the round of 16 with a scoreless draw against Portugal in the women’s soccer World Cup on Tuesday in New Zealand. … The trade deadline in major league baseball is today at 6 p.m. … Baltimore left fielder Austin Hays made a diving catch in the ninth inning with two runners on base to preserve a 4-2 win at Toronto. Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette, who leads the American League with a .321 batting average, left the game after experiencing right knee soreness. … ESPN reportedly laid off NBA analyst Mark Jackson and will add former coach Doc Rivers to its coverage of the league finals. … Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams is favored to repeat as Heisman Trophy winner.



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