As the names came out of the top-flight people being let go by ESPN, all one could think of is that the reporting side sadly had taken too many big hits. ... Don't hit the wrong button. Serena Williams, who last week took a photo of herself pregnant on Snapchat, said she accidentally made that post public. Williams said she was going to share the news shortly anyway. ... The Kentucky Derby trophy, made at New England Sterling Co. in North Attleborough, Mass., is worth $200,000, says wallethub.com (https://wallethub.com/blog/kentucky-derby-facts/20836/). ... Marshawn Lynch played in just seven games in 2015 and none last season. He had retired, until now. He's coming back with the Raiders. ... This stat from the Red Sox: Heading into Wednesday's game against the Yankees at Fenway, from 2008-2016, the teams were 83-83, 41-41 at Fenway and 42-42 at Yankee Stadium. ... Longtime NFL writer Sam Farmer of the LA Times has his mock draft out and Obi Melifonwu does not go in the first round Thursday night. ... Fifteen years ago Dwight Freeney, who played at Bloomfield, was a first-round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts. On Sunday he gets a Gold Key from the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance. ... Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, in Rome with the football team, gave Pope Francis a Michigan helmet. Michigan 1, Notre Dame 0. ... The Bridgeport Bluefish, in their 20th anniversary season, have their home opener Friday at 4:05 p.m.