Sunday, August 25, 2013
Jake Locker threw for 133 yards and goes for a touchdown, and Tennessee sacked Matt Ryan five times Saturday night as the Titans beat the Falcons 27-16.
Locker got both his first TD with a 11-yarder to Nate Washington and the first turnover this preseason for the Titans. The third-year quarterback also posted his best game yet as he completed 11 of 13 passes and finished with a 134.9 passer rating before leaving after a series in the third quarter.
The Falcons, who lost to San Francisco in the NFC championship game in January, averaged 26.2 points per season in 2012. But they trailed 20-6 when Ryan left after one series in the third period, settling for field goals despite driving to the Tennessee 6 and 13 early.
The Falcons didn't get that close again with the first-team offense. Coach Mike Smith said his Falcons didn't play up to their standards, but he trusts his players to be ready for the season opener Sept. 8 at New Orleans.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- PEDs have taken another toll in baseball as Miguel Tejada was suspended Saturday for 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine he is the third former MVP caught using PEDs.
The Kansas City Royals infielder drew one of the longest penalties handed down by Major League Baseball. His ban came after Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games and Brewers star Ryan Braun got a 65-game penalty that will keep him off the field for the rest of the season.
All three stars have been dogged by doping allegations in the past.
Associated Press reported that Tejada tested positive for Adderall, a substance the 39-year-old has used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because those details were not made public.
MLB's medical staff grants therapeutic-use exemptions that allow players to use drugs such as Adderall to treat ADD. But the substance has become a popular performance-enhancer, accounting for 10 of the 11 positive stimulant tests in the major league program in the year ending with the 2012 World Series, according to the annual report of the Independent Program Administrator.
The report, which was released in November, said that medication for ADD accounted for 116 of 119 therapeutic-use exemptions granted by Major League Baseball.
Tejada, who was already on the 60-day disabled list with a calf injury, previously tested positive under the league's amphetamine policy. That subjected him to a 25-game ban for a second test and an 80-game suspension for a third. He is not challenging the penalties.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
The Los Angeles Dodgers increased their NL West lead to a season-best 7 1/2 games Sunday night with an 8-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mark Ellis had a homer and three RBIs to help the Dodgers improve to a major league-best 37-8 since June 22, a stretch that has dramatically turned around their season after they trailed the Arizona Diamondbacks by as many as 9 1/2 games. The Dodgers are a season-best 17 games over .500.
Kershaw (11-7) allowed two runs - one earned - and struck out eight to help the Dodgers complete their seventh series sweep of the season. Tampa Bay's only hits off the 2011 Cy Young Award winning left-hander through the first seven innings came in the fifth, a leadoff single by Yunel Escobar and a two-out triple by pinch-hitter Sam Fuld.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
LeBron James if not crying about a foul, or complaining to the refs about a play, or flopping his heart out he is on Social Media sites and complains about being too famous.
LeBron revealed in a late-night post on his official Facebook page Sunday night that sometimes the constant attention is too much to bear.
"Man it's hard to go out and have a good time these days! It's cool though, it's part of my life. Wouldn't change anything(just saying). Been in the spotlight since I was 15. Sometimes u just wanna STOP!! But I refuse cause I have a commitment to the youth to inspire them!! That will keep me pushing forward and focused alone."
I just hope to be a good model to the youth he should promote reading the dictionary to know the difference between "because" and "cause."
Monday, August 5, 2013
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Madson a right-handed reliever for the Los Angeles Angels was released by the team. He never pitched for the Angels, he's attempting to return from elbow ligament replacement surgery.
Los Angeles Angels team officials abruptly announced the move Monday before the first pitch of their game against Texas.
Los Angeles signed Madson to a one-year, $3.5 million deal in late November, hoping the former Philadelphia closer could fill the same role in Anaheim.
But Madson developed elbow soreness during spring training with the Angels and he never made it back to the big leagues with his hometown Angels despite rehabilitation assignments and extra work in Arizona.
Madson hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2011, having season-ending surgery in April 2012 after signing an $8 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds. Madson also never pitched for the Reds.