Friday Tidbits – 9/18/09
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.
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