Your Five Thigns For October 9th: Star Wide Receivers Out Due To Injury
1. AJ Green and Calvin Johnson Could Be Missing For The Next Few Weeks
Both Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals fans are waiting hoping the star wide receivers on their team will play sooner rather than later. Yesterday afternoon, AJ Green was carted off the practice field with what is described as a toe injury. Calvin Johnson, who left last weeks game against the Bills, said that he needs rest to recover from the high ankle sprain. He suffered the injury against the Green Bay Packers back on September 21st in week 3. Both players are expected to miss this week. But, both players could be out for multiple weeks.
2. Pistons Beat Bills In First Preseason Game
On Tuesday Night, the Detroit Pistons topped the Chicago Bulls in overtime. This was the first game for the new look Pistons under new coach Stan Van Gundy. The Pistons stayed with the Bulls every step and won the game in overtime 111-109. Greg Monroe who came off the bench, lead the Pistons with 24 points. Jimmy Butler and Aaron Brooks lead the Bulls with 18 points each. The Pistons next preseason action will be against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Pistons first regular season game on October 29th at Denver.
3. Adrian Peterson Trial Tentatively Set
Adrian Peterson trial has been tentatively set for December 1st in Texas. Peterson could face up to two years in jail according to Texas law. What could postpone the case is comments the judge made to the attorneys as the judge will need to recuse himself. Read more about the comments and about trail here.
4. NHL Season Underway
Last night, the NHL season has started as 4 teams squared off on opening night. The Stanley Cup Champions, Los Angeles Kings opened their night with the banner raising ceremony but that was the last of the cheers from the Kings fans as they lost to the San Jose Sharks 4-0. Ryan Miller, now with the Vancouver Canucks, got his first win as Vancouver beat Calgary 4-2. The Red Wings open the season tonight against the Boston Bruins. Check out the full schedule and results from last night here.
5. Owners Approve Sale To Bills
NFL owners unanimously approve the sale of the Buffalo Bills to the Pegulas. A report says the sale is for $1.4 Billion. The Pegulas own both the Bills and Sabers, the two professional teams in Buffalo. Fans in Buffalo were worried that groups would come in and move the team out to Toronto or elsewhere. Most people feel that the Bills will stay in Buffalo now that the Pegulas own the team. Read more about the sale here.