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North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were.

Marwin Gonzalez’s homer helps Astros down Mariners 7-0

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning that helped the Houston Astros to a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Houston, which eliminated the Mariners from contention for the AL West title with the victory, entered the day four games ahead of Oakland atop the division standings. The Athletics played later against the Angels.

USC game carries more significance for 33 Southern Californians on Washington State roster

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

The Cougars’ Pac-12 opener is meaningful because it’s the first of nine games that counts toward conference standings. But, similar to how the Apple Cup excites just about every Washingtonian on the Cougar roster, the USC game bears that much more importance for 33 players who hail from Los Angeles, San Diego or a close-by suburb of those two.

Steelers plan to talk to Antonio Brown about social media usage

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 10:40 a.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants to talk to Antonio Brown about the All-Pro wide receiver’s social media usage. Tomlin said he plans to talk to Brown directly following Brown’s latest outburst. Brown responded to criticism on Twitter by a former team employee by suggesting the Steelers trade him. The post came a day after the Steelers fell to 0-1-1 following a 42-37 loss to Kansas City.

Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. The letter was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker. A total of 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as “integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14 billion in revenue.”

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U.S. rolls past Panama in basketball World Cup qualifying, 78-48

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Reggie Hearn scored 12 points, Dwayne Bacon added 10 and the U.S. easily got past Panama 78-48 in a qualifying game Monday night. The Americans have won both of their second-round qualifying games so far, winning them by a combined 87 points.
The Press Box, with Larry Weir