Sammy Watkins is Hollywood bound. The athletic wide receiver was traded by the Buffalo Bills to the Los Angeles Rams on Friday along with a Bills' 2018 sixth-round draft pick for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick. Buffalo also traded cornerback Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles for wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis are in a fight to make the Green Bay Packers' 53-man roster. Both wide receivers took major steps toward that goal Thursday night when Green Bay defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-9 in the preseason opener for both teams at Lambeau Field. Davis returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown and Janis caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brett Hundley.
MILWAUKEE -- Bartolo Colon pitched seven shutout innings, and Brian Dozier homered for the second consecutive game as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 on Wednesday night at Miller Park. Coming off his first complete game of his season, the 44-year-old Colon (2-1) scattered five hits and walked just one batter while striking out five.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins hit five home runs to power their way to an 11-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each hit two homers, and Brian Dozier had the biggest blast of the night, a go-ahead grand slam in the fourth inning. Dozier also drove in a run later in the game to cap his season-high five-RBI night.
Center Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Lynx past the Atlanta Dream 81-72 Tuesday at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta. Minnesota forward Maya Moore had 16 points, and guard Renee Montgomery finished with 13 points for the Lynx, who have beaten the Dream nine straight times and swept all three meetings this season. Forward Elizabeth Williams had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Dream, who dropped their fifth straight game.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jorge Polanco had four hits, and the Minnesota Twins pulled off another comeback in a 5-4 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Eddie Rosario scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on a balk. Rosario doubled over Milwaukee right fielder Domingo Santana's head to tie the game and later came around to score when Brewers reliever Oliver Drake (3-4) balked with Rosario at third base.
The Minnesota Vikings activated running back Latavius Murray from the physically unable to perform list, the team announced Monday. Murray was sidelined while recovering from offseason ankle surgery. The 27-year-old was expected to practice on Monday with Minnesota for the first time since signing a three-year, $15 million deal -- $8.55 million guaranteed -- as a free agent in March. He missed all of the offseason practices and the first 10 days of training camp while rehabilitating his surgically repaired right ankle.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton returned from his rehab assignment and the club reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday. Buxton, 23, missed 14 games on the DL with a left groin strain. He is batting .218 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 84 games this season. Minnesota recalled right-hander Dillon Gee from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move. Gee, 31, is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA in four prior major league appearances this season with the Texas Rangers.
MANKATO, Minn. -- Defensively, it seems we're reminded every few days that the Minnesota Vikings have some of the best young talent in the NFL. As veterans arrived for training camp on July 26, the team announced it had given Pro-Bowl right end Everson Griffen a four-year, $57.9 million extension, even though he had two years remaining on his current deal. "I think we all knew this was going to happen," said Pro-Bowl safety Harrison Smith, who got a five-year, $51.25 million extension himself a year ago. "He dominates the game, run and pass. You don't let guys like that go."
Steve Bartman, once considered Public Enemy No. 1 among Chicago Cubs fans, received a ring from the team on Monday to commemorate the franchise's 2016 World Series championship. Bartman, ostracized in Chicago for his role in the team's collapse in the 2003 National League Championship Series, was presented with the ring in the offices of team owner Tom Ricketts. Theo Epstein, the team's president of baseball operations, was among those at the ceremony.