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Blue Jackets back in action tonight with Exhibition game vs. Boston Bruins

Thursday, 7 p.m. ET, Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (FOX Sports Ohio Plus, NHL Network, CBJ appFOX Sports app97.1 The Fan)


It’s a Blue Jackets gameday for the first time in 145 days.

The Jackets haven’t played since beating Vancouver on March 8. From that time to now, the CBJ have been shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Of Note

Columbus beat Boston in both meetings this season, capturing a 2-1 game in overtime in Beantown on Jan. 2 before a 3-0 blanking of the Bruins in Nationwide Arena on Jan. 14. … Alexander Wennberg (1-1-2) and Nathan Gerbe (0-2-2) led Columbus in scoring vs. the Bruins this year, while Pierre-Luc Dubois, Sonny Milano, Riley Nash and Kevin Stenlund also scored goals. … Elvis Merzlikins started both games vs. Boston and allowed just one goal with a .983 save percentage. … Ohio AAA Blue Jackets product Sean Kuraly, a Dublin native, had a 6-17-23 line this year for the Bruins in 69 games.

Projected Lineup

(Subject to change)

Nick FolignoAlexander Wennberg – Cam Atkinson

Alexandre Texier – Pierre-Luc Dubois – Oliver Bjorkstrand

Gus Nyquist - Boone Jenner – Liam Foudy

Eric Robinson – Riley Nash – Emil Bemstrom

Zach Werenski – Seth Jones

Vladislav Gavrikov – David Savard

Ryan Murray – Dean Kukan

Scott Harrington – Markus Nutivaara

Joonas Korpisalo, Elvis Merzlikins

Scratches: Josh Anderson (injury), Nathan Gerbe, Stefan Matteau Devin Shore, Kevin Stenlund, Gabriel Carlsson, Adam Clendening, Andrew Peeke, Matiss Kivlenieks

Roster Report: These are the lines Columbus used in Wednesday’s practice. Columbus can dress up to 20 skaters instead of the usual 18, but Tortorella said Monday the team might not take advantage of that. The team has skated the same 20 players in its game group practices each day this week since arriving in Toronto, and the two goalies are expected to split the time.




Dodgers place LHP Alex Wood on Injured List

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-handed pitcher Alex Wood on the injured list with shoulder inflammation and have recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz.

Sborz, 26, made seven appearances for the Dodgers in 2019, going 0-1 with 8.00 ERA (8 ER/9.0 IP) and seven strikeouts. He made his Major League debut on June 20, 2019 against the Giants. In five Minor League seasons across five different levels, he is 24-20 with a 3.53 ERA (144 ER/367.1 IP) and 370 strikeouts.

Alex Wood

Wood, 29, made the start on Saturday, tossing three innings and allowing three in a 5-4 loss to the Giants. It was his first start with the Dodgers since 2018 and 87th career game (75th start) with the Dodgers, in which he is 31-21 with a 3.50 ERA (170 ER/437.2 IP) and 405 strikeouts. In eight Major League seasons, he is a combined 53-44 with a 3.42 ERA (320 ER/842.0 IP) and 772 strikeouts.



Kansas City Royals announce Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes as newest member of team’s ownership group


Patrick Mahomes 2019 photo By Tennessee Titans, CC BY 3.0, https

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 28, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals today welcomed the newest member of the team’s ownership group, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes.

“We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise,” said John Sherman, Chairman and CEO, and principal owner. “Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field.”

Sherman noted that Mahomes spent a lot of time in clubhouses as a kid, as his dad, Pat, pitched for 11 seasons in Major League Baseball. “Consistent with the entirety of our ownership group, he has a deep commitment to Kansas City and a real passion for the game of baseball – dating back to his childhood.”

“I’m honored to become a part owner of the Kansas City Royals,” said Patrick Mahomes. “I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I’m excited to do.”

“He’s proven himself to be one of the top professional athletes and competitors anywhere, and he’s built a championship culture,” Sherman concluded. “He loves football, but he also grew up loving the game of baseball. We look forward to many years of a winning partnership.”

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Cincinnati Reds offering Fan Cutouts now for a limited time


July 28, 2020


The Cincinnati Reds are offering fans the opportunity to purchase photo cutouts that will be placed in the seats at Great American Ball Park.

Each cutout is $75 and all the proceeds will benefit the Reds Community Fund.

Reds Fan Cutout details:

• Each cutout is $75

• Cutouts will be at the ballpark during the 2020 regular season located in select seating sections (cannot pick location)

• Includes a photo of the cutout in its seat location after installation

• The cutouts will be authenticated and fans have the option to pick it up after the season

Please visit for complete rules, ordering instructions and tips for submitting photos.

The Reds Community Fund was established in 2001 and is dedicated to improving the lives of youth by leveraging the tradition of the Cincinnati Reds and the game of baseball. As the official non-profit of the Reds, the Community Fund creates programming that connects underserved children with baseball and softball while operating the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy and fundraising programs that connect baseball with the community. More information at

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Royals sign RHP Matt Harvey to minor league contract


Matt Harvey pitching for Angels in 2019 By Keith Allison - https, CC BY-SA 2.0, https

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 28, 2020) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey to a minor league contract. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Harvey, 31, made 12 starts for the Los Angeles Angels last season, going 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA (47 ER in 59.2 IP). In 2018, he made 28 starts between the New York Mets and Cincinnati, combining to go 7-9 with a 4.94 ERA (85 ER in 155.0 IP) and 131 strikeouts.

The right-hander was an All-Star with the Mets in 2013, finishing fourth in National League Cy Young Award voting that season. He also led New York to the World Series in 2015, serving as the Game 1 starter in both the NLCS vs. the Cubs and the Fall Classic against the Royals. That season, he set career highs in wins (13), starts (29) and innings (189.1), posting a 2.71 ERA (57 ER in 189.1 IP) along with 188 strikeouts (8.9 K/9).

Harvey was most recently with the Oakland A’s organization at the end of the 2019 season, but was granted free agency last November and did not sign with a Major League club during the offseason.

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