Top 5 Sports News of the past two weeks

Alec Wisthoff, Sports Editor

1. Seahawks-PackersGame

On Sept. 4 the Seattle Seahawks took on the Green Bay Packers at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks wasted no time in showing everyone who was watching that they are still a powerhouse. With a 36-16 win against the Packers the Seahawks are looking like Super Bowl contenders already.

2. Football Week 1

With week one of college football complete it is looking like the top teams are struggling a little. With number two Alabama barely escaping defeat in a 33-23 win over West Virginia and number nine South Carolina losing horribly to number 21 ranked Texas A&M 52-28. Finally number 12 Georgia defeating number 16 Clemson by 24 points in a 45-21 win.


3. U.S.Open and the big names that left early

With the U.S. Open starting on August 25 there has been some big names in the women’s draw that have left the tournament early. Ana Ivanovic, 2008 French Open champion and former world number one was seeded number 8 in the U.S. Open this year and was defeated in the second round in a close match against Karolina Plisklova 7-5, 6-4. Also in the same week rising America tennis star Sloan Stephens lost in a three set match 7-5, 4-6, 2-6 against Johanna Larsson, an unseeded player. Finally Agnieszka Radwańska, number four seed, lost to unseeded player Peng Shuai in straight sets 6-3, 6,4.


4. Wes Welker taking Molly?

Last week wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, Wes Welker, tested positive for the illegal substance known as molly. He told reporters the accusations were false that he knowingly took the substance. He claimed that someone must have slipped him the drug while he was attending a horse race. He stands by his claim, but he will still miss the first four games of the season due to the positive drug test.


5. Heisman or not, it’s still illegal

Earlier last week Heisman trophy winner and BCS champion quarterback Jameis Winston was once again being investigated into the claim that he raped a woman back in 2012. The woman gave her first interview on what happened back in early August and Florida State University is continuing its investigation into the claims. Charges were dropped against Winston in early December of 2013 due to insufficient evidence.