Vince McMahon’s rebooted XFL has picked veteran sports executive Oliver Luck as its commissioner and CEO for the league’s relaunch in 2020.
Luck, 58, the father of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, played four seasons under center with the old Houston Oilers in the early 1980s. Since his retirement he’s held a number of sports executive posts, most recently as the NCAA’s executive vice president for regulatory affairs. From 2010-2014 he worked as the athletic director at his alma mater, West Virginia University. He’s also held high-level posts with Major League Soccer and the Houston Sports Authority.
I’m not going to sit here and point fingers at anybody. Would I like to win this game? Absolutely so would everybody else in here, Sale said. It would be kind of selfish for me to say something like that, especially looking at my last two leading up to this one.
Boston right-fielder Mookie Betts was eligible to come off the disabled list, where he’s been with a left abdominal strain, but did not Friday.
Philadelphia defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl last season to earn a trip at the White House, but like other teams with the same opportunity, chose to allow players the option to remain home.
Last week, The NFL announced a new rule banning players from kneeling in protest during the playing of the national anthem before games. If they choose not to stand, they can stay in the locker room, but if they violate the new rule, their teams will be fined.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa missed his second straight game since coming out after seven innings against Seattle on Wednesday because of soreness on his right side. Correa said an MRI didn’t show anything abnormal, but manager A.J. Hinch said the club won’t rush it. I think what gives us comfort is that he hasn’t had any pain since the night that he got injured. He’s not feeling anything when he coughs, when he breathes, when he laughs, any sort of body movement, Hinch said. The Astros have a day off after this four-game series.
Astros: C Brian McCann was activated from the disabled list after missing nine games with right knee soreness, snapping a 1-for-29 slide with a single in the ninth inning.
Rangers: SS Elvis Andrus took light batting practice. He’s been on the disabled list since April 13 after breaking his right elbow when he was hit by a pitch. Andrus is eligible to come off the 60-day DL Monday.