The National Digest

Your Must See Sports Headlines for Today, August 23

Welcome to the roundup of must-see sports news from Thursday, featuring Cam Newton spraining his foot during a preseason game against the Patriots and the Packers and Raiders playing on a shortened field due to unsafe conditions.

We’ll also take a look at a blockbuster match scheduled for the first day of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Monday and the latest on the Ezekiel Elliott contract situation with the Cowboys.

All this and more as we get you up to speed with the sports world on this Friday!

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made his preseason debut on Thursday night against the New England Patriots but injured his left foot in the first quarter and did not return to the game.

Following the Panthers 10-3 loss, Newton was seen heading to the team bus in a walking boot.’s Ian Rapoport reported that the injury didn’t appear to be serious. After taking x-rays, Newton was diagnosed with a sprain in his left foot, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.

Source says that, after x-rays, Panthers QB Cam Newton was diagnosed with a sprain in his left foot. Team will know more tomorrow.

The former league MVP’s season was cut short last year due to a right shoulder injury, which he would end up having surgery to remedy in the offseason.

Due to issues with old goalpost holes in the end zones (used for CFL games), the Packers-Raiders game from Winnipeg is being played with the following rules:

The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders played in a preseason game on Thursday night in Canada that will be remembered for the length of the field, instead of the actual game that was played on it.

Goalposts for the Canadian Football League left holes in the end zones at IG Field in Winnipeg, the site of Thursday’s game, leading to the decision by the league and both teams just minutes before the game, that the field would be shortened to 80-yards due to unsafe field conditions.

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