Good Morning Fan Nation here is a look back at what you might have missed in the past week of sports. We will get things started off with Baseball.
Roy Halloday of the Toronto Blue Jays threw a complete game 2-hit shutout against the Yankees. A-Rod passed Micky Mantle on the HR list. The Rays lost 1st Place in the AL by closing out the first half with a 7 game skid. Ryan Howard finished the first half with the most HR's at 28 and Josh Hamilton finished the first half with the most RBI's with 95. Brandon Webb of the D-Backs topped the scale with 13 wins at the break and Angles' K-Rod leads the league with 38 saves at the break. Cliff Lee of the Indians and Ben Sheets of the Brewers were named AL and NL All-Star Starters respectivley. Josh Hamilton hit 28 big HUGE flies out of Yankee Stadium in the first round alone. He ran out of gas though because Justin Morneau. The All-Star game tied a record by going 15 innings and the AL prevailed again 4-3. Interesting note, NL hasn't won since 1996. J.D. Drew earned the games MVP. Takashi Saito's elbow injury will keep him out of action for a few weeks. Sergio Mitre of the Marlins had Tommy John surgery. The Yankees laid claim on Richie Sexson. The Padres traded Tony Clark back to Arizona for a minor league pitching prospect. Oakland sent Blanton to the Phillies for a few minor leaguers. Since Randolph got the boot the Mets have been great. They have now won 10 straight. Francisco Liriano is pissed and wants the PA to look into why he isnt be called up to the majors. Magglio Ordonez came off the DL.
People just don't learn from their mistakes. Travis Henry got busted for possesion of weed again. The NFL handed Darrion Scott a three game suspension after he pleaded guilty to child abuse charges. This makes me ponder. Scott held a plastic bag over his sons head and gets only 3 games. Peyton Manning had a bursa sac removed, he will be out for about a month. The arguments and acusations continue in Green Bay and now somehow the Vikings are involved on the whole situation. Da Bears signed Kevin Jones, which is a good pickup if Jones can go the whole season without getting injured. Dallas signed Ken Hamlin toa six-year deal. Terrell Suggs, Albert Hanynesworth, and Nnamdi Asomugha didn't reach their long-term deals. Joe Flacco signed a five-year deal with the Ravens.
Gilbert Arenas was offered a six-year deal worth $127 million with the Wizards. Being the nice guy he must be he signed for $111 million instead leaving the team with more money for more deals. Marcus Camby was traded to the Clippers for a 2nd round pick. Orlando signed Anthony Johnson. James Posey signed four-year deal with New Orleanes (You will be missed in Boston). Cleveland signed Daniel Gibson to a five-year deal. Luke Walston is having ankle surgery today. The Celtics signed Patrick O'Bryant. Deron Williams signed a four-year, $70 millon extension. Milwaukee signed Tyroon Lue and Malik Allen. The T-Wolves signed Craig Smith.
San Jose signed Marcel Goc. Tampa Bay GM Jay Feaster quit. They also signed G Mike Smith to a two-year deal and Vinny Lecavalier to and eleven-year deal worth $85 million. Minnesota traded away Shawn Belle to Montreal for Corey Locke. Atlanta made a few signings. They picked up Jason Williams, Marty Reasoner, and Kari Lehtonen. Dallas tacked on two more years to Coach Dave Tippets contrat. Dallas Drake retired. The Islanders fired Ted Nolan. Bufffalo re-signed Daniel Paille. The Kings named Terry Murray their coach. And Edmonton signed Shawn Horcoff to a s six-year deal worth $33 million.
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series at Chicagoland Speedway. Rocco Mediate, Graeme McDowell, and Robert Allenby lead the British Open after the Opening Round. Greg Norman was a shot back. He shot another even round to take the early lead in Day 2 at the British Open. Last week Kenny Perry beat Brad Adamonis and Jay Williamson in a one-hole playoff to take the John Deere Classic. Paula Creamer won the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. Rick Price beat Chris Anderson in a playoff to win the Nationwide Tour Players Cup. Graeme McDowell won the Scottish Open. Victor Hanescu beat Igor Andreev in the ATP Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad. Fabrice Santoro beat Prakash Amritraj in the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Juan Martin Del Potro beat Richard Gasquet in the ATP Mercedes Cup. Tommy Robredo beat Tomas Berdych in the ATP Catella Swedish Open. On the Women's Circuit, Sara Errani beat Mariya Koryttseva in the WTA Tour Internazionali Femminili di Palermo and Alize Cornet beat Andreja Klepac in the WTA Budapest Grand Prix.
Comments/stories I missed are greatly appreciated.