Friday Tidbits – 9/4/09
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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