Doc Rivers Head Coach 76ers, Preakness, Sam Darnold's TD Scramble

Betsy Berns
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@BetsyBerns

Friday, October 2, 2020


BASKETBALL

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Doc Rivers as their new coach. He has 90 plus wins in his career joining only Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown, Red Auerbach, and Jerry Sloan. Rivers has spent the last seven seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers but parted ways after the Clippers lost in the second round of the playoffs.

HORSE RACING

The Preakness (normally the second leg of the Triple Crown) will take place on Saturday as the final leg of the Series. Authentic, who beat Tiz the Law two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby, is the favorite. Tiz the Law will not be running, but for the first time since 2014, a filly (Swiss Skydiver) will be competing.

FOOTBALL

Having two 0-3 teams play on Thursday night did not generate much excitement. The NY Jets/Denver Broncos matchup was mostly uneventful with the Broncos pulling ahead 37-28. The only really exciting play featured Jets quarterback Sam Darnold scrambling for a 46-yard touchdown.