Friday Tidbits – 7/31/09
Matt Holliday was traded to St. Louis. He had four hits in his debut. The Red Sox designated Mark Kotsay for assignment. Ted Lilly, Erik Bedard, Brett Gardner, and Gary Sheffield went on the DL. Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Mets fired Tony Bernazard. Josh Willingham hit 2 Grand Slams in one game. Tim Lincecum struck out 15 Pirates. Cleveland sent Ryan Garko to San Francisco for prospect Scott Barnes. The Red Sox traded Mark Kotsay to the White Sox for Brian Anderson. Mark Buehrle set a record with 45 consecutive retired batters. The Pirates traded Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to Seattle for Ronny Cedeno, Jeff Clement, and prospects. The Phillies traded prospects to Cleveland for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco. The NY Times is reporting that Manny and Big Papi tested positive for steroids in 2003. Detroit sent OF Josh Anderson to Kansas City for cash considerations. Reed Johnson (foot) will miss a month. The Pirates sent Freddy Sanchez to San Francisco for prized prospect Tim Alderson. Baltimore traded George Sherrill to the Dodgers for prospects.
Baltimore signed Drew Bennett, who quickly retired. Michael Vick got reinstated. Charles Tillman will miss the start of camp following surgery. Another guy said Marvin Harrison shot him. I guess a return to the league isn’t in the cards. Brett Favre told the Vikings he isn’t coming back. Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jim Johnson lost his battle with cancer. Kenechi Udeze retired following his bout with leukemia.
Andre Miller signed with Portland. Toronto signed Rasho Nesterovich. Drew Gooden signed with Dallas. The Wolves sent Etan Thomas to Oklahoma City for Chucky Atkins and Damien Wilkins. The Bobcats sent Emeka Okafor to the Hornets for Tyson Chandler. Dallas signed Tim Thomas. Indiana signed Earl Watson. New Orleans signed Ike Diogu. Golden State sent Marco Belinelli to Toronto for Devean George. Lamar Odom re-signed with the Lakers.
Carolina sent Patrick Eaves for Aaron Ward. Boston signed Derek Morris. Calgary sent Wayne Primeau to Toronto for Anton Stralman and Colin Stuart. Tampa Bay bought out Vaclav Prospal’s contract. Carolina did the same with Frantisek Kaberle. Tony Amonte, John LeClair, Tom Barrassso, and the 1998 U.S. Women’s Hockey team were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Nathan Green won the Candian Open. Loren Roberts won the Senior British Open. Ai Miyazato won the LPGA’s Evian Masters. Rich Barcelo won the Nationwide’s Cox Classic. Ricardo Gonzalez won the Scandinavain Masters.
Tony Stewart won the Sprint Cup race at the Brickyard. Carl Edwards won the Nationwide race.
Robby Ginepri beat Sam Querrey to win the ATP Indianapolis Tennis Championships. Nikolay Davydenko beat Paul-Henri Mathieu to win the ATP German Open. Andrea Petkovic beat Ioana Raluca Olaru to win the WTA Gastein Ladies. Dinara Safina beat Sara Errani to win the WTA Banka Koper Slovenia Open.
Boxer Vernon Forrest got shot to death.
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