Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was arrested for public intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident. Williams has now supplied his side of the story that, as told by the authorities, involved Williams allegedly wrecking his Lamborghini into a light pole.
Williams will face league scrutiny under the substance-abuse policy for the alcohol-related arrest. He’ll need to achieve full vindication in order to avoid placement in the drug-testing program or any type of discipline.
Toughest tests: The road schedule is brutal. Tennessee, Kansas City, Atlanta and Carolina all made the playoffs last year. Baltimore lost four road games last season, and that included a 44-7 loss at Jacksonville. Joe Flacco’s home-and-road splits were almost identical last season, but he will need to be better if they want to go .500 in these games.
Biggest breaks: Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Buffalo are the only teams coming to M&T Bank Stadium that had winning records last season. The game against the Bills should be interesting given last year’s AFC wild-card race. The Ravens faced three AFC North opponents in the first four weeks last year but didn’t take advantage of winning two of those three games.
The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on Austin’s first homer of the day, a 440-foot blast to left that followed Aaron Hicks’ leadoff walk.
The next inning, Austin hit another two-run homer to make it a 6-0 game after Hicks tripled in a run, this one a 405-footer to dead center.
A few days ago, Austin was slumping and seemed to be a good bet to be optioned to Triple-A when Greg Bird comes off the disabled list in a week or so.
A mini hot streak later, Austin could be safe and fellow platoon first baseman Neil Walker appears to be in danger of being designated for assignment (and then probably traded).
Austin is 6 for 10 with three homers in his last three games and now is hitting.264 with eight homers and 23 RBIs in 91 at-bats compared to Walker’s.211 with no homers and 11 RBIs in 109 at-bats.