Vince Young looked downright rusty. The 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year slipped to the ground, threw passes short and high and lost the ball on a bungled handoff. Being benched for the Tennessee Titans’ exhibition opener must be a little to blame, right? Not according to coach Jeff Fisher. He credits lots of rain and a blitz-heavy defensive plan by the New England Patriots for how Young and the…
With all the talk about Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaving his No. 8 behind when he departs Dale Earnhardt Inc. for Hendrick Motorsports next year, some believe the drivers — not the teams — should have the option of keeping a number throughout their careers.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is perplexed, frustrated — and still feeling confident.
After finishing a six-week NASCAR suspension, crew chief Steve Letarte was back at the track and, apparently, feeling just a little strange to be there.
Jacque Jones has heard it all. Boos, catcalls and on Friday the cheers from a powerful ovation at Wrigley Field. Benched earlier this season and nearly traded, Jones made a great catch and hit a two-run homer to lead a 2-1 Cubs’ victory Friday that ended the St. Louis Cardinals’ five-game winning streak and pushed Chicago into first in the NL Central.
Tom Glavine got win No. 301. Matt Chico got sent to the minors. Two finesse pitchers who wear No. 47 faced each other Friday night, and the visiting veteran was more at home than the home team’s rookie. Facing a franchise he has beaten more than any other, Glavine allowed one run over seven innings in the New York Mets’ 6-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Tim Couch’s return to the NFL lasted nearly three weeks. The Jacksonville Jaguars released the former top draft pick Saturday after a handful of practices and one preseason game. Couch, who hadn’t played in the NFL since the 2004 preseason, wanted a chance to revive his career following two shoulder operations.
Lady Joanne fought off Octave and Lear’s Princess in a tough stretch run to win Saturday’s $500,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. The Carl Nafzger trained Lay Joanne held off the closing Lear’s Princess and a late run from Octave, who could not get up in time on the rail. The filly drifted in the stretch, instituting a steward’s inquiry into the stretch run of the 1-mile race, the results…
Qualifying has provided Jeff Gordon with some real surprises this season.
By Bruce Martin PA SportsTicker Contributing Editor