Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Washington. Zimmermann (12-8) allowed one run and four hits in 6 2-3 innings in the rare 1:05 p.m. weekday start. He also delivered two hits and drove in a run as a batter for the Nationals, who are a majors-best 93-60 and increased their division lead over the Atlanta Braves to five games with nine to play.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Watch running back Silas Redd trying to score from the 1 1/2 —yard line during the Trojans first touchdown, he was stuffed until offensive tackle Aundrey Walker wrapped his arms around him and lifted him over the goal line an illegal move according to the NCAA rules.
Rule 9, Section 3, Article 2B of the NCAA rulebooks states: "The runner shall not grasp a teammate; and no other player of his team shall grasp, push, lift or charge into him to assist him in forward progress."
Walker shown on the clip pulls Redd into the end zone with a bear hug. The Trojans should have been assessed a 5-yard penalty.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III breaks New Orleans' defense with 320 yards passing and two touchdowns, and Washington held on for 40-32 victory over the Saints on Sunday.
The Saints pulled to 40-32 on Darren Sproles' 2-yard reception. But when Washington required a first down to all but put the game away, Griffin delivered a 22-yard strike to tight end Logan Paulsen.
Then the Redskins ran the clock down to 22 seconds before the Saints got the ball back. Brees desperation pass was intercepted by Reed Doughty near the Redskins' goal line as time ran out.
It marked the second interception for Brees, who in 2011 completed a single-season record 71.2 percent of his passes, but managed to hit on only 46 percent (24 of 52) against Washington.
Brees still finished with 339 yards and three touchdowns, including scoring passes of 33 yards to Lance Moore and 20 yards to Jimmy Graham.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The San Diego Padres gave reserve outfielder Chris Denorfia a two-year, $4.25 million contract extension on Wednesday that will keep him in San Diego though the 2014 season.
Denorfia, 32, will make $2 million in 2013 and $2.25 million in 2014.
Denorfia, hitting .290/.346/.445 with six home runs while splitting time between all three outfield positions. The utility outfielder has seen much of his time this season in a platoon with right fielder Will Venable, hitting a stellar .333/.387/.490 in one hundred seventy plate appearances against left-handed pitching.