In L.A., Tom Hoffarth wrote the Angels' FS West broadcast Friday "showed caution and noteworthy professionalism in delivering news of the autopsy report on the death" of Angels P Tyler Skaggs. Play-by-play broadcaster Victor Rojas "reported the findings in a straightforward manner" at the top of the Red Sox-Angels game broadcast, followed by clips of a news conference with Angels GM Billy Eppler and manager Brad Ausmus. But "predictably omitted was anything related to the statement from the Skaggs family that implicated a team employee's alleged involvement in Skaggs' death from an accidental drug overdose" (L.A. TIMES, 9/2).
CAN'T MISS: The AP's Barry Wilner wrote the four women featured in the NFL Films documentary "A Lifetime Of Sundays" -- Bears Principal Owner Virginia McCaskey, Lions Owner & Chair Martha Firestone Ford, the Chiefs’ Norma Hunt and Steelers' Patricia Rooney -- were "honest, funny, insightful and always respectful of each other and the audience." But "most importantly, their roles as trail blazers ... was popularized." Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of the film, "I hope everybody has an opportunity to see this thing. It was phenomenal" (AP, 9/2).
FREUDIAN SLIP: In Spokane, Vince Grippi wrote fans watching the New Mexico State-Washington State game on Saturday "bemoaned the many times WSU was called 'the Huskies' by Pac-12 analyst Chad Brown." Grippi: "Honestly, isn't that really embarrassing to the conference?" (Spokane SPOKESMAN-REVIEW, 9/2).