From Comcast SportsNetNEW YORK(AP) --Indians closer Chris Perez has been fined 750 by Major League Baseball for a "reckless" message on his Twitter account after a benches-clearing incident in Kansas City.After pitchers for the Indians and Royals hit batters, touching off two benches-clearing incidents last Saturday, Perez posted a message on his account that said: "Huge team win tonight; time for a sweep to tell the Royals it's not Our Time', it's (hash)TribeTime. P.S. You hit us, we hit you. Period."On Wednesday, Perez received a fine from major league baseball's Joe Garagiola Jr., who told Perez he "demonstrated a reckless disregard for the safety of the players on both clubs."Perez told the team's website that he's "not going to change the way I tweet." Perez said doesn't think he broke any rules.Perez earned his fourth save Thursday for the Indians, who open a three-game series in Oakland on Friday.
Javon Wims left the Bears' Week 14 victory over the Cowboys in the second quarter with an apparent knee injury.
The severity of the injury was unknown at the time, but fortunately, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that it's "nothing major."
Injury updates from last night:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 6, 2019
— #Bears WR Javon Wims has a slight knee sprain, source said. Nothing major.
— #Cowboys WR Cedrick Wilson’s ACL is intact & no surgery for him, sources said. But he has a knee sprain & is a candidate for Injured Reserve based on the time of year.
Saturday afternoon, Wims posted a rather comical exchange between himself and a car driver (presumably an Uber driver, though that's not confirmed), wherein he discussed his injury as if he was just another fan.
"Nah he's not too bad," Wims assured the driver, after the driver said he hoped Wims wasn't seriously hurt. "I think he'll be alright... You know, I was at that game, so I saw him walk off. He walked off pretty gingerly, but it looked like he was okay.
"That kid got a bright future ahead of him, he got all the intangibles," Wims continued.
The two shared a laugh when Wims revealed his true identity. Wims' status for next week's matchup with the Packers isn't clear at the moment, but it's nice to see him making lemonade out of lemons for the time being.
The Lions fought admirably in their Thanksgiving day loss to their Bears — even without starting QB Matthew Stafford, who missed the game with a back injury.
With third-stringer David Blough under center, Detroit hung around all game, but were outdone by a late Mitch Trubisky game-winning drive, falling 24-20.
In the moment, Stafford's absence was a surprising development. Now, according to a report by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Lions organization, head coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn are all facing fines for not properly updating Stafford's status in advance of the game:
The NFL has fined the #Lions organization $75,000, head coach Matt Patricia $25,000 and GM Bob Quinn fined $10,000 for violating the NFL Injury Report Policy by failing to properly update the game status of QB Matthew Stafford prior to the Nov. 10 game against the Chicago Bears.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 7, 2019
It's insult to injury for a team currently in the basement of the NFC North at 3-8-1. Two victories over the Lions over a span of four weeks helped spark Trubisky and the Bears to the late-season surge they're currently enjoying.