NFL podcast with Tony Renteria: Lawrence to start for Jags; Dalton to start for Bears; Jets Curry develops blood clots out for the season

Tough break for the New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry as doctors have ordered that Curry play no contact sports and will be out for three to six months (file photo from Sports Illustrated)

On NFL podcast with Tony R:

#1 The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Trevor Lawrence as their starting quarterback, Jags head coach Urban Myer made the announcement on Wednesday and Lawrence is slated to make his start on Sep 12th versus against the Houston Texans in Houston.

#2 Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has announced that Andy Dalton will be the starting quarterback and he was selected over Justin Fields to start. Dalton has a lot of veteran experience but also Nagy had to measure how Dalton looked in pre season and camp as well.

#3 Sad story Tony, New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry will miss the entire 2021 season due to a rare blood disorder and Curry had to have his spleen removed which led to complications. During the recovery process Curry developed blood clots doctors have put Curry on blood thinners and said he is not to play contact sports for three to six months and miss this season.

#4 San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that while he hasn’t decided on a starting quarterback yet there has been talk that the 49ers who are favored to win the NFC West will be going with quarterback Trey Lance. Lance in his last pre season game threw two touchdown passes and saw more time under center than starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in last Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

#5 Tony, the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Nathan Peterman has started in the first two pre season games and completed both games. This Sunday against the 49ers do you see starting quarterback Derek Carr and back up Marcus Mariota getting some time or will Peterman play most of the game?

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Texans QB Watson accused of sexual assault; Rogers playing out the string in Green Bay

Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson drops back to pass is under investigation for extortion and has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior is seen here during practice on Wed Aug 18, 2021 (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports with Tony R:

#1 The Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior is being investigated by the FBI. Watson also spoke to the FBI about extortion as well. Watson is being sued by different women. Can he get out of this fix?

#2 Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers who is signed for one more year under restructured contract. Rogers heart isn’t in Green Bay and most likely will leave after this season. Do you think he fits in in New England or Denver for next season.

#3 The Dallas Cowboys said they won’t use Dak Prescott until the regular season on Sep 9th. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said he wants to reserving Prescott for the regular season. He’s been injured prone how long can the Cowboys protect Prescott.

#4 The Las Vegas Raiders used quarterback Nathan Peterman who impressed Raiders head coach Jon Gruden in their last game against Seattle Seahawks who threw for 246 yards, one interception, no touchdowns and got the running backs in good position.

#5 Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton is trying to stay ahead of back up quarterback Justin Fields for the starting job. Dalton said this week “right now it’s my time” Dalton threw for 2-4 for 18 yards last Saturday against the Miami Dolphins. Fields threw 14-20 for 143 yards and one touchdown. Do you see a quarterback controversy in Chicago?

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Former 49er Aldon Smith cut by Seahawks off field troubles; Jets Mims road to recovery after food poisoning

Former Seattle Seahawk defensive end Aldon Smith was cut by the Seahawks for what was reported “off field” issues on Wed Aug 11, 2021 (file photo from Tacoma News Tribune)

On Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:

#1 Former San Francisco defensive end 49ers Aldon Smith was cut by the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday due to non football related issues. Smith was trying to make the Seahawks as defensive end and had problems in the past when he played for the 49ers.

#2 Smith 31, had had alcohol and legal issues for most of his time with the 49ers. Smith had played with the 49ers from 2011-2014 and with the Oakland Raiders 2015-17. He was charged with second degree battery in Louisiana in April. The April incident took place just after the Seahawks signed Smith a NFL minimum salary agreement.

#3 New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims said that when he got food poisoning it took a big toll on him. Mims used to enjoy salmon but not anymore he got a bad batch of it and ended up getting the food poisoning and lost 20 pounds. Mims suffered from intestinal infection and it took two weeks to recover as he was on anti biotics. He was vomiting for two weeks.

#4 Tony, ever since Tom Brady left the New England Patriots the question each year has been who was going to start for the Pats. For awhile they went with Cam Newton. Head coach Bill Belichick said that it’s Newton quarterback Mac Jones has been looking great in camp and the Pats who play the Washington Football Team tonight on Thursday Night Football will be looking closely at Jones and what he can do.

#5 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is very impressed with wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. Sanu said he’s in the best shape of his life. His numbers in nine seasons in the NFL 4,694 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns.

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: How much did the Nassar abuse play a role in Biles stepping away?; plus more from the Olympics

US gymnast Simone Biles encourages her teammates on Tue Jul 27, 2021 in Tokyo after bowing out of the games due to health related issues. Biles said she will not return to action but will be on the sidelines for her teammates (AP News photo)

Headlines podcast with Tony R:

#1 Gymnast Simone Biles who stepped away from from gymnastics and said she would be on hand to support her teammates, Gymnast coach Andrea Orris said she was shocked about all criticism that Biles got for stepping away. Biles said her head was simply not into the games and that after the gymnastics team got silver she thought it would be better if she would step away.

#2 Biles whose been through a lot a huge success in past Olympic games was abused by team doctor Larry Nassar who is serving a life sentence for sexually abusing Biles and her teammates. Did the abuse of the past play a part in Biles stepping away from the games?

#3 US men’s golfer Collin Morikawa is ready to take his swings as the US team is looking for gold. Also participating in golf is Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama who is also looking for gold for the host country. It could be pretty competitive on the golf course in one of Japan’s favorite sports.

#4 Three on Three basketball seems to be a well watched sport and it worked well for women’s Team USA who got a first win over the Russian Olympic Committee Team 18-15. Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young are no amateurs as as they all star in the WNBA.

#5 Tony, when you watch the games whether it’s swimming, basketball, or volleyball it’s just strange just to watch these games played in front of empty arenas or stadiums that was built intended to be filled up by fans a lot of money went into it but no tickets sold and games will go one without fans in the name of safety.

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Softball returns to Olympics after 13 year hiatus; Bucks Championship parade today in Milwaukee; plus more

Team USA softball team celebrates their first win at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in Fukushima against Italy on Tue Jul 20, 2021 (photo from USA Today)

On Headlines Sports with Tony R:

#1 Tony, 2021 Tokyo Olympics it was an event that had the Japanese populous saying it was a bad idea to even have the Olympics but here it is and the sport of softball kicked off the games on Tuesday it’s the first time softball has been back to the games in 13 years.

#2 Today the Milwaukee Bucks celebrate their championship victory in the NBA Finals over the Phoenix Suns winning four games to two with a celebration parade in downtown Milwaukee. This was the Bucks first championship since 1971.

#3 Tony, the Oakland A’s turned down the Oakland City Council’s offer of approving one of the infrastructure plans but turned down the other. The A’s said they’ll take their marbles to Las Vegas hence team president David Kaval in Vegas this week to meet with city officials about building a new park for the A’s. Was the turn down by the A’s a matter of being greedy because they wanted more out of the deal or was it a matter of being cheap not wanting to spend their own money for the other infrastructure.

#4 Tony, with the Delta Variant has spread, hospitals are filling up, an outbreak is in full effect. Are ballparks and arenas filling up without wearing masks a huge risk considering what’s going no social distancing and do you see places shutting down again?

#5 Tony, the Seattle Kraken got cracking with their first player signing of unrestricted free agent defenceman Jamie Oleksiak who played the last three seasons with the Dallas Stars. Oleksiak will get an annual salary of $4.6 million for five years. Expansion hockey has come to Seattle.

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Raiders host Chargers on Thursday Night Foootball tonight

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#1 Tony the Raiders are coming off one of the toughest defeats this season against the Indianapolis Colts in their last game last Sunday. The Colts got a good jump on Las Vegas early scoring ten points in each of the first and second quarters for a 20-14 half time lead.

#2 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr just couldn’t get any traction he did he one keeper for a score but 316 yards throw and only two touchdowns the Colts were just too much and Carr could only struggle under center all game long.

#3 Tony talk about the turnovers, Carr threw an interception and the other turnovers just threw Las Vegas’ game off and the Raiders never were in this one.

#4 Short turnaround the Raiders didn’t very much rest after playing last Sunday they go right back at it again tonight on Thursday Night Football that’s got to take a toll on teams with that short turnaround.

#5 The Los Angeles Chargers have won two of their last six games, they did beat the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday and the Raiders host them tonight. Which Raider team shows up tonight against the Chargers?

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: All Santa Clara County teams looking to play elsewhere; How Warriors deal with two more positive tests; plus more

Tara Vanderveer Stanford women’s head coach, the womens and mens basketball teams and Cardinal football team will be playing away from Stanford during the Santa Clara Covid-19 shutdown (AP News file photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony as you know Santa Clara County has shutdown all sports activities on any level in line with Coivd-19 protocols. The 49ers are now playing the rest of their home schedule in Arizona unless something changes in January and the Stanford Cardinal football will play their remaining games at Washington Sat Dec 5th and at Oregon State Sat Dec 12th. Stanford’s men’s next two games against Cal Poly and Loyola Marymount have been canceled and they will play at USC on Dec 13th and the Stanford women will play at UNLV Las Vegas.

#2 The Golden State Warriors reported they had two players who tested positive and team president Bob Meyers was asked how the Warriors and the NBA setting would be played outside of a bubble environment like they had last season when all teams played in Orlando.

#3 Lots of excitement surrounding the Sacramento Kings as they prepare for the 2020-21 season. Kings general manager Monte McNair feels very positive that they will sign and get Buddy Hield on board.

#4 Regarding D’Aaron Fox is excited to be on board in Sacramento and says he’s excited being committed to winning and that’s what it’s always been about and is happy to have got a contract extension in Sacramento.

#5 Tony talk about the Las Vegas Raiders crushing 43-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr turned the ball over four times for a total of five Raider turnovers. Was this team not focused or were they just resting on their laurels after a near loss to the Kansas City Chiefs the week before?

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Cano’s career could be toast after second PED’s suspension; 7 Raiders come down with positive Covid-19 test; plus more

New York Mets Robinson (24) Cano greets J.D. Davis (28) after hitting a home run during their game on August 17, 2020 against the Miami Marlins (AP News file photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony the New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano who was suspended on Wednesday for coming up positive for PEDs may not be back with the Mets. This is Robinson’s second suspension for PED use.

#2 Cano was considered a Hall of Fame candidate who was just 376 hits away from reaching a career total of 3,000 most likely will never see that plateau and no team may pick him up because of his steroid use and suspensions.

#3 Tony tell us about the Las Vegas Raiders here they go again seven players go on the Covid-19 list, saftey Jonathan Abram, defensive tackles Maliek Collins, Johnathan Hankins, Kendal Vickers, defensive end Arden Key, cornerback Isaiah Johnson, and defensive end David Irving from the practice squad. Tony how will the absence of these seven players impact the Raiders going into Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

#4 The Raiders had a success in the ground game in their last game against the Broncos could they get that same satisfaction against the Chiefs this coming Sunday at Allegiant Stadium? The Raiders are the only team in the NFL to beat the Chiefs so far this season.

#5 The Sacramento Kings Bogdan Bogdanovic will enter restricted free agency after a deal that would have been a trade and sign deal fell though that would have sent him to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Kings and Bucks did have an agreement but the Bucks were able to acquire Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Hornets as the Bucks were looking for someone that could compliment Giannis Antetokounmpo on offense. Will Kings still try and deal Bogdanovic somewhere else or will the Kings work on trying to keep him.

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Headlines Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: AB to play for Bucs this Sunday has he improved?; Raiders back in LA to face Chargers; plus more

Former New England Patriot wide receiver Antonio Brown will join his former teammate former New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady in Tampa Bay for Sunday Night Football as the Buccaneers host the New Orleans Saints (file photo from Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

On Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony talk about how big of a risk the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking on wide receiver Antonio Brown lots of baggage he’s expected to play on Sunday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints.

#2 Bucs quarterback Tom Brady like Brown so much when he was in New England he got Brown on the team and even had Brown stay at him home, Brady pushed for Brown again to come to Tampa Bay will there be anything different from the last two times Brown was on an NFL team like the Raiders and then the Patriots?

#3 The Las Vegas Raiders (4-3) got a big win over the Cleveland Browns last Sunday in Cleveland 16-6. It was the fourth quarter that the Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw for the game’s only touchdown to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow and it was enough to get the Raiders over the top.

#4 The Raiders are headed for Los Angeles to face the LA Chargers (2-5) this Sunday. The Chargers have struggled they have lost four of their last five games including a close game to the Denver Broncos 31-30 where the Broncos came back scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

#5 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo whose expected to be out of action for the next six weeks there is no doubt that his absence will have a huge impact on the 49ers including in tonight’s game against the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara for Thursday Night Football.

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Titans huge Covid mess; Raiders tough loss to Bills now face Chiefs

Buffalo Bills free safety Jordan Poyer, left, and cornerback Josh Norman, right, guard Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor (15) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. Poyer was called for pass interference on the play. (AP Photo/David Becker)

On Headline Sports with Tony R:

#1 Tony talk about the Tennessee Titans less than half of their team has Coronavirus and it looks risky to play their next scheduled game against the Buffalo Bills next Sunday.

#2 The Las Vegas Raiders were chasing the Bills last Sunday at Allegiant Stadium all for not. The Raiders shut the Bills out in the third quarter but the Bills got 13 points in the fourth quarter and a seven point win last Sunday.

#3 Tony the way you saw the Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on offense last week against the Bills he was trying to get some ground game going in the second half.

#4 Also the Dallas Cowboys have released defensive back Brandon Carr a 13 year vet. The Cowboys were looking for Carr to provide some depth to their secondary.

#5 The San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens struggled last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 25-20 loss. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan hasn’t decided whether to go with Mullens or back up CJ Beathard.

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