Missed opportunities sunk the Texas Rangers last night as they fell to the Red Sox 8-4 at Fenway Park. But it didn’t look that way at first as Rougned Odor crushed Hector Velasquez’s 91-mile-per-hour sinker over the right-field wall for a 447 foot home run to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead in of the top of the second inning. Game 3 of the series of the series is at 6:10 tonight.
The NFL Players Association announced Tuesday it filed a grievance against the league’s new national anthem policy. In its statement, the NFLPA said the NFL agreed to hold discussions in hopes of finding a mutual solution to the issue. May, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league would enact a national anthem policy for 2018 that requires players and league personnel on the sideline to stand but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they don’t want to stand. Under the change approved by team owners, individual clubs would have the power to set their own policies to ensure the anthem is being respected during any on-field action.
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has denied accusations of domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty and performance-enhancing drug use in a statement posted on his Instagram account. Earlier Tuesday, an unidentified Instagram user posted a graphic image of a woman with cuts and bruises on her face along with a message that accused McCoy of beating the woman. The post, which has been deleted, also included allegations that McCoy beat his son, beat his dog and used “illegal steroids.”
Serena Williams came up with a comeback to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon, then walked off Centre Court with her right index finger aloft. Williams moved closer to her eighth title at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam trophy overall — but first since missing more than a year while having a baby — by beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals Tuesday.
New Panthers owner David Tepper said he’ll accept nothing less than an “open and safe” work environment, but he’s “contractually obligated” to keep a 13-foot-high statue of the former owner and team founder Jerry Richardson outside of the team’s stadium. Tepper, who was introduced as the Panthers’ new owner Tuesday, said keeping the statue in place was part of the deal when he purchased the team.