NFL: Former Washington State University linebacker Travis Long signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Eagles announced Monday afternoon.
Long was a four-time all-conference selection while starting all 47 games he appeared in for the Cougars. The product of Gonzaga Prep tallied 201 career tackles, 141 solo including 20.5 sacks, sixth-most in school-history. He led the Cougars in tackles-for-loss all four years and posted team-highs in sacks in each of the last three seasons.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Long earned an All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors last year after registering 61 tackles, 12 for loss and 8.5 sacks in 11 games before suffering a season-ending ACL injury.
Following the season, Long was named the Cougars’ defensive MVP and presented the Laurie Niemi Award, which is given to the senior who best shows courage and attitude.
Brewers show fans appreciation
Baseball: The Milwaukee Brewers have decided to show their fans a little love with an unusually generous promotion.
Fans who attend a Brewers home game in August will receive a $10 voucher good for food, drinks, merchandise and game tickets. Team owner Mark Attanasio said Monday “this has been a challenging season for all of us” but the fan support has not wavered.
The team says it expects attendance at its 12 August home games to average over 30,000 fans. That means the promotion would cost about $3.6 million.