Nationals

Towson State beats Cincinnati Christian 79-40

Towson State beats Cincinnati Christian 79-40

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Mike Burwell scored 18 points, leading four Towson State players in double figures, and the Tigers never trailed in beating Cincinnati Christian 79-40 on Monday.

The game was Towson's final game in the Comfort Suites Invitational at Eastern Kentucky. The Tigers went 3-1 in the tournament and are 3-2 this season.

Marcus Damas scored 12 points for Towson State, while Kris Walden and Bilal Dixon scored 10 apiece. Dixon also had a game-high 11 rebounds as the Tigers owned a 46-22 advantage on the boards.

Towson led 39-19 at the half and by as many as 42 in the final minutes.

DJ McCommons had nine points to lead the Eagles (1-4). Cincinnati Christian plays in NAIA.

Quick Links

You’ve seen Max Scherzer’s eyes plenty, but you’ve never seen Max Scherzer’s eyes like this

You’ve seen Max Scherzer’s eyes plenty, but you’ve never seen Max Scherzer’s eyes like this

Max Scherzer is a bad, bad man with a hint of crazy. Yet, situations like this are why Scherzer is nicknamed Mad Max. 

Scherzer is pitching for the Washington Nationals a day after taking a ball off the nose during batting practice. With a broken nose and a blackened patch circling underneath his right eye, Scherzer would not let the Nationals allow him to miss a start. In fact, he was adamant about starting against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday evening. 

The results, well… are straight out of a nightmare. 

Who, in their rightful mind, would step into a batter’s box against a guy that has blue, brown, and now black eyes? Especially when that guy is Scherzer, an already intimidating three-time Cy Young winner. 

In the first inning, he didn't lose a step. It was his highest average velocity in an opening frame since 2015.

But honestly, did anyone expect anything different from the Nationals ace? No one questions the heart of Scherzer. The only question will be for the Phillies and if they can get this image of Scherzer out of their heads when they go to bed tonight. 

MORE NATIONALS NEWS: 

Quick Links

Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

qbs_golfers.jpg
USA TODAY Sports Images

Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

You may not immediately think quarterbacks and golfers have a lot in common, but the two types of athletes do share quite a few similarities.

They both look to rack up yardage. They both need to play their best on Sundays. And they both have to be as mentally sharp as they are physically in form.

So, with all that in mind (and, frankly, because Redskins training camp is still more than a month away), why not try to match up QBs with guys on the PGA Tour? 

FOR THE GALLERY FEATURING QB-TO-GOLFER COMPARISONS, CLICK HERE

That's the purpose of this NBCSportsWashington.com gallery, to pair up passers with golfers because of key traits they share. Who's the Patrick Mahomes on the links? Who's the Dustin Johnson of the NFL?

Those answers, and plenty more, lie in this list. So, go ahead and run through it, then head over to @PeteHaileyNBCS on Twitter to praise (or rip... yeah, most likely rip) the choices. No one will throw a flag or assess you a two-stroke penalty if you have some disagreements.  

FOR THE GALLERY FEATURING QB-TO-GOLFER COMPARISONS, CLICK HERE