World Series loss not only one for Puig

Posted: November 4, 2017 at 1:57 a.m.

Things went from bad to worse for Los Angeles Dodgers outfi elder Yasiel Puig on Wednesday. After losing to the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series, Puig discovered his home had been burglarized.

Yasiel Puig had a bad Wednesday night. His Los Angeles Dodgers lost Game 7 of the World Series and his house was burglarized.

That's the report from CBS Los Angeles, which says Puig's home was broken into while his team was losing 5-1 to the Houston Astros. A window of his home was smashed, and some items were taken. TMZ reports that the burglar alarm went off, so the perpetrators managed to grab only a few items of jewelry before fleeing.

This is not the first time this year Puig has been the victim of a robbery. Back in March, while Puig was away at spring training, thieves took over a half-million dollars worth of jewelry from his house.

The bright side to this robbery is if they hit him again next summer, there won't be a World Series ring there to steal.

Shell lame

Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin missed the first six games of the regular season after suffering a mysterious ankle injury this past summer.

It seems a conch shell sidelined the punter.

Per Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, Martin injured himself while on vacation in the Bahamas ahead of training camp. According to Rogers, it remains unclear whether the fifth-year pro rolled his ankle stepping on the shell or if he merely dropped it on his foot.

Earlier this week, Martin referred to the cause of the injury as a "freak accident" without offering additional details.

No forgiveness

It continues to be a wait-and-see situation with Nikola Mirotic.

After Friday morning's shootaround, Chicago Bulls Coach Fred Hoiberg said that while he continued to text with Mirotic, there is still no set date for the forward to meet with the team, or specifically, meet with Bobby Portis, after Portis (Little Rock Hall, Arkansas Razorbacks) punched him in the face almost three weeks ago.

"I've texted with Niko and I know he's happy to be working out again and feels good to get back in the gym and get a sweat,'' Hoiberg said. "He still can't do anything with impact, still sore when he does that. He did increase his workload on the bike and he'll continue to do that.''

Hoiberg made it seem like it's all but on Mirotic's terms now, and the organization is willing to back off and let him have that leeway to decide when, and even if, he would be willing to sit down with Portis.

Portis' punch concussed Mirotic, as well as breaking two bones in his face. The Sun-Times reported last weekend that Mirotic and his camp informed the Bulls that either Portis had to go or Mirotic would be willing to waive his no-trade clause, looking to be dealt as soon as he is eligible in mid-January.

Wie's broken clubs

Michelle Wie is no longer in panic mode, but that's only because of some quick action after a bizarre development.

The American is competing in this week's Japan Classic, and it appeared she might have to do so without some crucial clubs.

Apparently, Wie's driver, 3-wood and 5-wood broke last week, and, as she posted on Instagram, she's not sure why. Wie pointed to the possible reason of travel, as she's jetted from South Korea to Taiwan to Malaysia and now to Japan over the past four weeks.

Whatever the case, those clubs being broken is a huge problem. It's not exactly easy to compete in an event minus those three or with shoddy replacements, and Wie was understandably concerned.

Thankfully, she got some help. The Callaway team in Japan was able to supply her with the clubs she needed, good as new.

Sports on 11/04/2017