The Weekend Water Cooler

By: Brad Shepard

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Welcome to the Weekend Water Cooler!  Here's your rundown of the weekend in sports news.


Buffalo Bills acquired WR Corey Coleman from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for an undisclosed pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Executive VP of Football Operations Howie Roseman and head coach Doug Pederson to contract extensions.

The New Orleans Saints released WR Brandon Coleman with a failed physical designation.

 Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon won’t report to Browns' training camp by Tuesday.

Green Bay Packers LT David Bakhtiari has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle.

The NFL season kicks off this Thursday, with the first preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills.



Boston Red Sox P Chris Sale will not return from the disabled list when he's first eligible on Wednesday.

Houston Astros OF George Springer was removed from Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to left thumb discomfort.

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a deal to acquire P Shawn Kelley from the Washington Nationals.

Los Angeles Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig is experiencing additional soreness in his right oblique and could be placed back on the disabled list.

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve has been ruled out through at least this Tuesday.  He’s scheduled to return to Houston to have his right knee examined by team doctors.



The Anaheim Ducks have signed goaltender John Gibson to an eight-year contract extension.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights have signed center William Karlsson to a one-year contract, avoiding contract arbitration.



Vince Carter said he is "90-something percent" sure that he’ll retire after the 2018-19 season.  Carter signed with the Atlanta Hawks in July.

Atlanta Hawks SG Kevin Huerter has been fully cleared to resume basketball activities following hand surgery.

The Miami Heat have made Tyler Johnson, Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters available in trade talks this summer.