Lost in the news of Tim Russert's death: It was the 4th anniversary of Ralph Wiley's death, which I remembered in a post published earlier this morning.
Tiger Woods is 1 stroke back of the US Open lead after 2 rounds: No signs of knee problems yet! Again, I either wanted to see him win (but predicted he wouldn't) or fail epically. Looks like the latter is out of the question.
MLB to use instant replay as of August 1? What an amazing development that will ultimately help the game. Kudos to MLB for being aggressive about getting it implemented.
More MLB: How freaky was that Chipper Jones BP injury?... Back-to-back-to-back HRs for the Phillies (including, of course, Chase Utley) in that 20-2 rout of the Cards... Congrats to Barry Zito on racking up his 10th loss... Walk-off Watch: Chad Tracy for the D'backs in a 1-0 10-inning win over the Royals... Who had Andy Sonnanstine with 7 wins?... Fantasy Stud: Grady Sizemore, with 2 HR, continuing his All-Star-caliber season.
NFL: Why do Bills executives keep getting subpoenaed to talk about the Marshawn Lynch hit-and-run case?
NBA: I don't know where those Elton Brand-Gilbert Arenas team-swapping rumors are coming from, but I'm not sure I like them. Sure, Brand would give the Wizards an imposing frontcourt presence in the East, which combined with Jamison and Butler would be the best frontcourt in the East.
That said, as I am pretty convinced the Wizards will never win the East, let alone the NBA Finals, I would rather be entertained 82 games a year by Gilbert Arenas on my team than fall short in the playoffs (again) less entertainingly. That's an interesting prospect to flesh out, actually. I'm going to think about that for next week.