Saquon Barkley
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It has been argued that scouting takes the joy out of football. Sometimes it is fun to simply watch a game unfold and to enjoy the athleticism of the players without losing oneself in their potential as future NFL stars.

 

Mel Kiper and Todd McShay spend their days looking at young talent, and they know how to spot a future NFL star. However, the players they have listed below have less to do with how they would have impacted the college football lines for Week 5 games and more to do with the fun they bring to the game.

 

If you are looking for talented athletes that are merely fun to watch, consider these guys:

 

+Saquon Barkley

 

As far as PSU Running Backs are concerned, Saquon is something special, at least on the college level. Forget about Leonard Fournette, this is a 230-pound player that makes lateral cuts he shouldn’t be capable of. With amazing breakaway speed, Saquon makes waves in every game in which he plays.

 

+Baker Mayfield

 

This Oklahoma QB’s future in the NFL is a little uncertain. But when you see him run around for fifteen seconds only to throw the ball downfield, you will quickly forget about all the whining surrounding his small size and lacking arm strength. You know he will be in the Heisman conversation this season.

 

+Sam Darnold

 

This USC QB is the total package. Not only is he a team player, availing his receivers the opening to make plays but he has a way of using his physical prowess to extend plays, utilizing the entire field and countering any argument being made about his interceptions.

 

Darnold doesn’t look anything like a sophomore when he’s on the field.

 

+Damien Harris

 

Everyone that kept crying about this Alabama RB not being on par with 5-star recruits like Josh Jacobs has been forced to eat their words. Harris doesn’t look like he’s anything special until you see the consistent reliability he brings to the table. Harris always performs at his best regardless of the conditions or the challenger.

 

+Christian Kirk

 

It isn’t just his stats (19 catches, 250 yards, 4 touchdowns) that make this Texas A&M WR such a catch. Besides speed and agility, Kirk is always willing to go over the muddle.

 

+Devin Bush

 

This Michigan LB is following in the footsteps of his father (who was scouted in 1995) by lining up all over the field, making so many plays and proving to his naysayers why he might be better than Maurice Hurst. You won’t find that many sophomores that hit so hard.

 

+Roquan Smith

 

This Georgia ILB has been compared to C.J. Mosley and Coach Kirby Smart agrees. Georgia’s defense is pretty loaded and yet Smith has found a way to stand out.

 

+Hercules Mata’afa

 

This Washington State DE is versatile. That is his strength. Comparable to the likes of Deone Bucannon and already boasting 4.5 sacks so far in the new season, the athlete has shown an incredible ability to play on his feet and on the edge.

 

If you’ve been paying close attention to college football, then you know that there’s a lot of talent to marvel at, from Ben Banogu of TCU to Deatrick Nichols of South Florida and Elijah Marks of Northern Arizona.

 

But the names above tend to stand out for Kiper and McShay.

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From BestUniversities.com
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The identity of a college football program is shaped by its head coach. We associate the pass-happy Fun ‘n’ Gun offense with Steve Spurrier and the Gators, the swagger of “The U” with Jimmy Johnson, and a hard-nosed rushing attack, particularly the option, with Tom Osborne and his Huskers. The success of Florida State, for example, is attributed to Bobby Bowden, who made the once forgettable program into a national power. Given their impacts, it’s no wonder high profile athletic departments are shelling out five or six million dollars per season for the services of guys such as Nick Saban and Mack Brown. Every athletic director wants to hire the next legendary coach, and if they’re lucky, they’ll find someone who’ll achieve just a fraction of the success of the coaches listed below. Here are 10 who have cemented their places in college football lore.
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  1. Bear Bryant: Nick Saban may have a 43-11 record and a national championship in just four seasons at Alabama, but he has a long way to go before he comes close to earning the same kind of admiration and adoration from Tide fans as The Bear. Almost 30 years after Bryant’s death, his presence is felt during every game in Bryant-Denny Stadium, as numerous fans don his patented houndstooth hat to keep his memory alive. During his quarter of a century in Tuscaloosa, he compiled a 232-46-9 record, including 19-6 and 16-7-2 records against hated rivals Auburn and Tennessee, six national championships and 13 SEC championships. He coached notable players such as Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, John Hannah and Ozzie Newsome. Bryant, a football lifer, died just four weeks after his final game as Bama’s head coach, almost confirming his prediction that he’d “probably croak in a week” after retirement.
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  2. Knute Rockne: Knute Rockne tragically died at the age of 43 in a plane crash, so his coaching resume isn’t as extensive as, say, Bear Bryant’s, Joe Paterno’s or Bobby Bowden’s. But he certainly made the most of his 13 years leading the Irish, going 105-12-5 and winning five national championships. His success, early use of the forward pass and knack for public relations and marketing — valued skills in modern head coaches — helped shape Notre Dame into the nation’s most beloved football program.
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  3. Robert Neyland: General Robert Neyland, a graduate of West Point, served as an officer in the Corps of Engineers during World War I, an aide to Douglas MacArthur, and in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, earning the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. The leadership skills he acquired while in the army transferred well onto the gridiron, where he led Tennessee to a 173-31-12 record, six undefeated seasons, four national championships and seven conference championships, five of which were in the SEC. Like modern SEC coaches, Neyland emphasized speed and defense, and his 1939 squad exemplified that, as it went the entire regular season without surrendering a point. Overall, the Vols recorded 17 consecutive shutouts from 1938 to 1940. His teams strictly adhered to his maxim to “Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for 60 minutes.”
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  4. Bud Wilkinson: On Oklahoma’s Mount Rushmore of head coaches, which includes Bob Stoops, Barry Switzer and Bennie Owen, Bud Wilkinson is the most esteemed and recognizable. He coached 17 seasons for the Sooners, tallying a 145-29-4 record, three national championships, 14 Big Eight championships (previously known as the Big Six and Big Seven), and an 8-2 record in bowl games. Oklahoma’s dominance under Wilkinson was highlighted by three impressive streaks — 13 consecutive Big (Six, Seven and) Eight championships, an astounding 74-game lossless streak in the conference and, of course, a 47-game winning streak that still stands as the longest in college football history. Retiring at the age of 47 to pursue a career in politics, Wilkinson certainly wasn’t a “compiler” of wins, but had he stuck around for another decade or two, one could only imagine what his career record would look like today.
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  5. Woody Hayes: Woody Hayes had a temper that makes his one-time student Bobby Knight blush. Say what you want about his character flaws, there’s no doubt the guy knew how to coach and motivate a team of young men. During his career at Dennison, Miami (Ohio) and Ohio State, he amassed a 238-72-10 record, three national championships and 14 conference championships, including 13 in the Big 10. In the same way Robert Neyland represents the modern SEC coaching philosophy, Hayes represents the prominent Big 10 coaching philosophy through the years with his conservative three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense. He coached 58 All-Americans, including two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin. He was a disciplinarian who preached the value of hard work, attributing much of his success to simply outworking his opponents. His intense focus and surly demeanor can be explained by one quote: “Show me a gracious loser, and I’ll show you a bus boy.” He lived to win.
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The Bantam Punch – Ode to Trinity College (CT) and Muhammad Ali’s Phantom Punch.
Lindsay Lohan’s Battlin’ Beavers – Ode to Blackburn College (IL).
Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders: She Needed the Money – Ode to Lindsey Wilson College (KY).
Deliver Us Boll Weevils – Ode to University of Arkansas-Monticello.
Gator Done – Self-explanatory.
Larks Like We Made It – Ode to Hesston College (KS).
Whip Out Your Little Johns – Ode to Penn State-Abington. Blame the cold.
Midnight Marauders – Ode to Tribe Called Quest and Central State University (OH).
Sweaty Nads – Ode to Rhode Island School of Design.
Norse Code – Ode to Luther College (IA).
Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana – Ode to Syracuse and the lamest knock-knock joke ever.
Not-For-Prophets – Ode to Oklahoma Baptist College.
Favre and Peterson Have Purple Aces – Ode to University of Evansville (IN).
Slip You The Shockers – Ode to Wichita State.
Webbies Does Dallas – Ode to Webb Institute (NY) and the contest winner.

Mark Ingram was the first power running back to take home the Heisman Trophy since Ricky Williams and Ron Dayne won it in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He ends a string of three consecutive Quarterback winners. In fact, Quarterbacks have won eight of the last nine Heisman Trophies.

Too often it seemed that the QB of the #1 team would take home college’s most prestigious award. Of those eight QBs, only Carson Palmer went on to success in the NFL. Tim Tebow and Sam Bradford haven’t had their opportunity yet, but I’m not one who thinks they’ll have productive pro careers.

When the Heisman was at its best was between 1968-1988. That stretch produced Hall of Famers O.J. Simpson, Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, Marcus Allen, and Barry Sanders. It also produced quality RBs Billy Sims, Herschel Walker, Mike Rozier, and Bo Jackson.

I’m not saying that Ingram belongs in the first batch of Backs, but perhaps he can help buck the trend of glorifying the QB and prompt Heisman voters to take the best player and not just the best QB.  After all, he became Alabama’s first Heisman winner so anything is possible.

Friday Tidbits – 9/18/09

18 September 2009


Derek Jeter now has more hits with the Yankees than anyone in their storied history.  Ichiro set the record with 200 hits in nine consecutive seasons.  Alfonso Soriano (knee) will go under the knife.  Justin Morneau (back) will miss the rest of the year.  Jorge Posada and the Yankees got in a brawl with Jesse Carlson and Toronto.  They got suspended.  Dice K came back and got the Win.  Carl Crawford and Pat Burrell got into it.  Roy Oswalt is done for the year.


Brett Favre was named a Captain of the Vikings.  Shawne Merriman won’t get charged in his alleged domestic assualt incident.  James Davis got in a car accident.  Richard Seymour finally reported to Oakland.  McNabb fractured a rib.  Drew Brees threw six TDs.  Adrian Peterson had 3 TDs.  Denver beat Cincy on a tipped pass.  Jay Cutler threw 4 INTs as the Bears lost.  Brian Urlacher (wrist) is gone for the year.  Anthony Gonzalez (knee) will miss 2-8 weeks.  Tom Brady looked OK until the 4th quarter when he was amazing.  The Bills gave the game away to the Pats.  The Pats throwback jerseys looked so cool.  LT rolled his ankle.  Sproles looked good filling in.  Shawn Andrews is done for the year.  The Eagles signed Jeff Garcia.  The Panthers signed A.J. Feeley.  Jacksonville lost Reggie Hayward for the year.  Someone vandalized Leodis McKelvin’s yard.  What an idiot.  Boo him, but leave his home alone.  The Jets got fined for no reporting Favre on the injury report last year.  The Colts signed Hank Baskett.  Vince Young took Steve McNair’s sons to their school’s Dear Dads Breakfast.  Nice guesture.  On the other end of the spectrum, Dunta Robinson got fined $25K for putting “Pay Me Rick” on his shoes last week. 


James Singelton signed with the Mavs.  Pat Riley and others took a paycut from the Heat.  Richard Jefferson dislocated his thumb.  The tyrant David Stern fined Stephen Jackson $25K for saying he wanted to be traded.  The Suns bought out Sasha Pavlovic’s contract.  He signed with the Wolves.  Tim Thomas needs to get his knee scoped.  Desmond Mason signed with the Kings.  Portland signed Juwan Howard.


Buffalo signed Drew Stafford.  Florida signed Dennis Seidenberg. St. Louis picked up the option on Coach Andy Murray’s contract.  Columbus signed Antooine Vermette.  The Wild signed Petr Sykora.


#3 USC beat #8 Ohio State.  Michigan beat #18 Notre Dame.  Houston beat #5 Oklahoma State.  UCLA’s Kevin Prince will miss a month.  Georgia’s Rod Battle and Pitt’s Andrew Taglianetti will miss the year with ACL injuries.  Georgia also lost Derrick Lott for the year to an ankle injury.  North Carolina lost Center Lowell Dyer and Tight End Zach Pianalto for a month.  #20 Miami beat #14 Georgia Tech.  Ohio State lost OL Jim Cordle for a month.


Memphis’ Angel Garcia tore his ACL.  Tom Izzo got a contract extension.  Oklahoma State gave Travis Ford an extension.  Pitt’s Jermaine Dixon broke his foot.  Myles Brand lost his bout with cancer.


Juan Martin del Potro beat Roger Federer to win the U.S. Open.  Kim Clijsters beat Caroline Wozniacki to win the Women’s Finals.  Venus and Serena won the Doubles Final.  Serena Williams had a meltdown in her last singles match and got fined.

Tiger Woods won the BMW Championship.  James Kingston won the Mercedes-Benz Championship.  The U.S. won the Walker Cup.  Jiyai Shin won the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship.  Josh Teater won the Utah Championship.
Denny Hamlin won the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.  Carl Edwards won the Nationwide race.
 
 

 

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Friday Tidbits – 9/11/09

11 September 2009


Grady Sizemore shut it down for the year.  Same with Jose Guillen.  Carlos Pena broke two fingers after getting hit by C.C. Sabathia finishing his season.  Fernando Rodney got a three-game suspension.  Corey Hart came off the DL.  So did Carlos Beltran.  Derek Jeter tied Lou Gehrig for the most hits for a Yankee.  Torii Hunter won the Branch Rickey Award.  He is just a great person.


Favre’s wallet is $10K lighter after getting fined for his crackback block.  The Bills fired OC Turk Schonert.  Kevin Jones will miss the year.  The Bills cut Dominic Rhodes.  The Giants cut David “F’n” Tyree.  The Saints cut Joey Harrington.  The Raiders cut Jeff Garcia.  Tampa dealt Luke McCown to Jacksonville for a pick.  The Patriots traded Richard Seymour to Oakland for a 2011 first round pick.  He still hasn’t reported to Oakland though.  Matthew Stafford will start for the Lions.  Shawne Merriman got himself in a stick situation.  We’ll have to see how it plays out, but it doesn’t look good.  In an odd turn of events, it appears the Broncos and Brandon Marshall are discussing an extension.  Favre said he wouldn’t put his streak before the team.  Pittsburgh beat Tennessee in OT to open the year.  The Jets could be in some hot water for not listing Favre on the injury report last year.  If it were the Patriots, there would be a lot more noise.  The Vikings cut Bobby Wade and signed Greg Lewis.


The Wolves signed PG Ramon Sessions.  Allen Iverson will play for Memphis next year.  C.J. Watson re-signed with Golden State. The Timberwovles kept dealing players by sending Darius Songaila and Bobby Brown to New Orleans for Antonio Daniels.  I wouldn’t get too cozy if I was Antonio.  Some guy named Michael Jordan will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.


Columbus signed Derick Brassard.  Boston signed Coach Claude Julien.  Anaheim signed Steve Eminger.  Dany Heatley is going to San Jose, Patrick Marleau is going to the Kings, and Alexander Frolov and Jarret Stoll is going to Ottawa in a three-team deal.


Oregon suspended LaGarrette Blount for the year.  #6 Ohio State barely beat Navy.  #22 Iowa narrowly defeast Northern Iowa.  #9 Oklahoma State beat #13 Georgia.  #20 BYU beat #3 Oklahoma.  #5 Alabama beat #7 Virginia Tech.  Sam Bradford (shoulder) will miss a couple of weeks.  Oklahoma’s Jermaine Gresham and Florida’s Andre Dubose will miss the rest of the year with injuries.  #3 USC meets #8 Ohio State and #18 Notre Dame takes on Michigan this weekend.

Samford’s Jim Griffin died of an apparent heart condition.  Seton Hall Coach Bobby Gonzalez got a contract extension.


Steve Stricker won the Deutsche Bank Championship.  Suzann Peterson won the Canadien Open.  Jeff Sluman won the Walmart First Tee Open.  Alexander Noren won the European Masters.  Troy Merritt won the Mexico Open.

Kasey Kahne won at  Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Kevin Harvick won the Nationwide race.

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Friday Tidbits – 9/4/09

4 September 2009


The Angels landed Scott Kazmir for some prospects.  John Lackey picked up his 100th Win.  The Dodgers landed Ronnie Belliard from the Nationals.  Zack Greinke tossed a one-hitter.  The Dodgers acquired Jim Thome and Jon Garland.  Brad Penny signed with the Giants.  Aaron Boone is back with the Astros.  David Wright came off the DL.  Jason Giambi joined Colorado.  Colorado Closer Huston Street (biceps) is out indefinitely.  Pedro Martinez tossed a gem to beat Tim Lincecum.  He’s 3-0 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Not bad for an old cat.  Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla had some beef.


The Broncos suspended Brandon Marshall.  Chicago’s Dusty Dvoracek (knee) is out for the year.  Byron Leftwich won the Tampa Bay starting QB gig.  Ochocinco got fined $5K for an orange chin strap.  Tedy Bruschi is calling it a career.  The Pats cut Kevin O’Connell.  Matt Cassel sprained his MCL.  Brett Favre looked much better in his second preseason start.  Osi had beef with the Giants and left practice.  Matt Schaub rolled his ankle.   Pacman Jones signed with the CFL.  Andre Smith suffered a foot fracture shortly after ending his holdout.  Ricky Williams signed an extension.  John Riggins and Clinton Portis have a beef.  Turns out Pacman won’ t play in the CFL after all.  Tampa Bay fired OC Jeff Jagodzinski. Michael Vick can return in Week 2.  Vince Young had a nice game.


J.R. Smith and Jason Richardson got suspended.  Bill Laimbeer will be on Minnesota’s coaching staff.  Rubio won’t play for them for two years.  Mikki Moore signed with Golden State.  Houston is saying that Yao Ming could play next year.  The Celtics signed Marquis Daniels.  Bruce Bowen is hanging it up.  Atlanta signed Jason Collins.


San Jose Sharks sent defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich to Vancouver Canucks for prospects.  Tampa Bay signed Alex Tanguay.  Paul Kelly was fired as the executive director by the NHLPA.  Adam Mair (hip) will miss six weeks.  Roberto Luongo signed a 12-year, $64 million deal with Vancouver.  Phillippe Boucher hung up his skates.  Phoenix signed Taylor Pratt.


Nick Saban got a lengthy extension at Alabama, but we all know it’s only good until someone offers him more money.  USC WR Ronald Johnson (collarbone) will miss two months and Shareece Wright (academics) will miss the year.  Michigan is in some hot water over possible practice violations. Cannon Smith is transferring to Memphis.  Iowa’s Jewel Hampton (knee) will miss the year.  Oklahoma State’s Jamal Mosley quit the team.  Alabama’s Julio Jones and Mark Ingram were reinstated.  Oklahoma State’s Orie Lemon tore his ACL.  South Carolina’s Clifton Geathers got a one-game suspension.  Arizona State suspended a few of their players.  Oklahoma’s Jermaine Gresham (knee) will miss their opener.  #14 Boise State beat #16 Oregon.


Pitt suspended Gilbert Brown because he wasn’t hitting the books.  Mississippi State Center Jarvis Varnado was hospitalized after not feeling well during a workout.


Heath Slocum if you got ‘em won at the Barclays.  Byeong-Hun An won the U.S. Amateur.  M.J. Hur won the Safeway Classic.  Gary Christian won the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic.  Loren Roberts won the Boeing Classic.  Peter Hedblom won the Johnnie Walker Championship.

Carl Edwards won the Nationwide race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

Fernando Verdasco beat Sam Querrey to win the ATP Pilot Pen Tennis.  Caroline Wozniacki beat  Elena Vesnina in the Women’s final.

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The Twins acquired Carl Pavano.  Jason Giambi was cut.  So was John Smoltz.  Carlos Zambrano went on the DL.  The Brewers traded for David Weathers.  The White Sox bought out Alex Rios’ contract.   Vladimir Guerrero hit his 400th HR.  Troy Tulowitzki hit for the Cycle.  Scott Rolen went on the DL.  Kevin  Youkilis and Rick Portcello each got five-game suspensions for fighting.  The Brewers sent J.J. Hardy to the minors and designated Bill Hall for assignment.  They also fired Pitching Coach Bill Castro.  Lance Berkman, Gil Meche, and LaTroy Hawkins came off the DL. Pedro got a Win in his return.  Someone poured a beer on Shane Victorino.   Jordan Zimmermann will have Tommy John surgery.  Jonny Gomes had a 3 HR game.  Jake Peavy pitched well in a rehab start.


Brandon Jones will miss two months with a cracked shoulder.  The Browns cut Shaun Smith.  Roddy White got PAID.  Rod Woodson, Randall McDaniel,  Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson and Bob Hayes were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Cornelius Ingram tore his knee and will miss the season.  Donnie Avery (foot) will miss a month.  Antonio Bryant (knee) will miss the rest of the preseason.  Brian Cushing hurt his knee.  Antoine Bethea broke his hand.  Alan Faneca broke his finger.  Donte’ Stallworth got a full year suspension.  The Eagles signed Michael Vick.  Out with Dawkins, in with Vick.  Classy.  Tom Brady looked good in his return.


Ben Wallace is returning to Detroit.  The Hawks re-signed Marvin Williams.  The Celtics signed Shelden Williams.  The Nuggets traded Steven Hunter and a future first round pick to Memphis for a future second round pick.  They needed to clear space on their payroll.  Kurt Rambis is Minnesota’s new Coach.  Big Baby re-upped with the Celtics.  Linas Kleiza signed a two-year deal with Olympiakos.  Von Wafer will join him.  Pau Gasol broke his finger.  The Sixers signed Royal Ivey.  Leon Powe signed with Cleveland.  Now LeBron will stay.  Washington signed Fabricio Oberto.  New Orleans sent Rasual Butler to the Clippers for a future draft pick.  David Anderson signed with Houston.  Minnesota traded Quentin Richardson to Miami for Mark Blount.


Patrick Kane was charged with theft for allegedly hitting a cab driver for not having 20 cents in change from his $15 fare.  If it’s true, what a joke.  You make a ton of cash.  Give the driver a twenty spot and be on your way.  Buffalo signed Mike Grier.  Nashville signed Ryan Jones.  Anaheim acquired Justin Pogge from Toronto for a 2011 draft pick.  Edmonton signed Ladislav Smid. 


West Virginia WR Jock Sanders was reinstated.  Michigan State reinstated Glenn Winston.   Ohio State LB Tyler Moeller (head) will miss the whole season.  Texas Tech RB Baron Batch will miss a month with an arm injury.  Marell Evans is transferring from Michigan.  Virginia Tech RB Darren Evans will miss the year after tearing his knee.


Isiah Thomas landed Dominique Ferguson, a top ten recruit.  Georgia Tech’s Kammeon Holsey tore his ACL.  Centenary’s Chase Adams is transferring to Pitt.  Rick Pitino got in some hot water for cheating on his wife in a restaurant.

Tiger Woods won the Bridgestone Invitational.  John Rollins won the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.  Chris Tidland won the Wichita Open.  Jennifer Song won the  U.S. Women’s Amateur Open.  Tiger Woods jumped out to an early lead in the PGA Championships.

Tony Stewart won the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.  Marcos Androse won the Zippo 200 on the Nationwide tour.

Juan Martin Del Potro beat Andy Roddick in the ATP Legg Mason Tennis Classic.  Flavia Pennetta beat Samantha Stosur in the WTA LA Women’s Tennis Championships Presented by Herbalife. 

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The White Sox landed Jake Peavy.  The Red Sox picked up Victor Martinez.  The Twins got Orlando Cabrera.  Melky Cabrera hit for the Cycle.  Ian Kinsler and Corey Hart went on the DL.  The Red Sox sent Adam LaRoche to Atlanta for Casey Kotchman.  The Blue Jays sent Scott Rolen to Cincy for Edwin Encarnacion and a couple Pitchers.  Jarrod Washburn was dealt to Detroit.  Edison Volquez had Tommy John surgery.  Brandon Webb went under the knife as well.  The Padres cut Mark Prior.  LaTroy’s wallet is a little lighter after he criticized an Ump.  Jonathon Niese is out for the year after tearing his hammy.  The Mets got Anderson Hernandez from Washington for Greg Veloz.  Prince Fielder objected to his beaning.  He and Guillermo Mota got fined.  Pedro Martinez had 11 Ks in a Double-A rehab start.  Justin Upton went on the DL.


Beanie Wells sprained his ankle.  Plaxico Burress was indicted on three charges.  Marshawn Lynch lost his appeal and his three game ban will remain.  Philly’s Stewart Bradley (knee) will miss the whole season.  Maake Kemoeatu tore his Achilles tendon.  The Chiefs signed Amani Toomer.  The Patriots signed Andrew Walter and released Matt Guttierez.  Texans CB Jacques Reeves broke his leg and C Chris Myers sprained his ankle.  Eli Manning got PAID.  Juqua Parker got popped with weed.  Harry Douglas tore his knee and will miss the season.  Roddy White is holding out.  Braylon Edward came off the PUP list.  The Patriots got Derrick Burgess from the Raiders.


Minnesota signed Ryan Hollins to an offer sheet.  Dallas has a week to match.
Milwaukee released Bruce Bowen.  Oklahoma City signed Kevin Ollie.  Brandon Roy signed an extension with Portland.  Primoz Brezec signed with Philly.  Rashard Lewis was suspended ten games for testing positive for DHEA.


Buffalo signed Cody McCormick.  Jeremy Roenick and Teppo Numminen are hanging up their skates.  Ottawa signed Brian Elliott.   Detroit signed Patrick Eaves.  Brendan Shanahan signed with New Jersey.


Hawaii Coach Greg McMackin was suspended for 30 days for a gay slur.  Mississippi said thanks, but no thanks to signee Jamar Hornsby.  Urban Meyer is getting PAID.


East Tennessee State Center Seth Coy died in a car accident.


Tiger Woods won the Buick Open.  He may or may not have broke wind on camera.  Fred Funk won the U.S. Senior Open.  Catriona Matthew won the Women’s British Open.  Derek Lamely won the Nationwide Childrens Hospital Invitational.  Oskar Henningsson won the Moravia Silesia Open.

Denny Hamlin won the Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.  Brad Keselowski won the Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.

Thomaz Bellucci beat Andreas Beck to win the ATP Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad.  Nikolay Davydenko beat Juan Carlos Ferrero to win the ATP Studena Croatia Open.  Sam Querrey beat Carsten Ball to win the ATP LA Tennis Open.  Marion Bartoli beat Venus Williams to win the WTA Tour Bank of the West Classic. Vera Dushevina beat Lucie Hradecka to win the WTA Istanbul Cup.

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