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
Francisco Rodriguez blew the save and earned a victory. Eric Gagne had no such consolation. Boston scored four in the eighth to take the lead against Rodriguez, only to see Gagne give it back in the ninth on Friday night when the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Red Sox 7-5 and split a day-night doubleheader.
Carlos Zambrano’s long wait paid off. The Chicago Cubs’ talented and emotional ace agreed Friday to a $91.5 million, five-year contract extension that features a 2013 option that could make the deal worth $110.75 million over six seasons. Zambrano skipped a shot at free agency and its lucrative payday to stay with the only club he’s ever known.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is perplexed, frustrated — and still feeling confident.