Friday Tidbits – 8/7/09
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.
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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