Tuesday, July 27, 2010

07/27 Quickie: Garza, CP3, Haren

Looking for another sign that Tampa's stellar pitching is going to lead it to a playoff season? How about Matt Garza's no-hitter, the first in Rays franchise history?

Dan Haren's Halos debut: The good? 8 Ks through 5 IP. The bad? Didn't keep the Angels from losing to the Red Sox. The ugly? When Haren took a Youkilis shot off his forearm.

Chris Paul says he does NOT want to be traded? What b.s. He obviously learned from LeBron that open infidelity is not optimal; it will only make his inevitable betrayal of Hornets fans that much more painful.

T.O. to the... Bengals? Can the world handle T.O. and Ochocinco on the same field? (Can either guy handle the other as a teammate? Cripes: Talk about enabling.)

Big 12 Media Days: I love how Nebraska doesn't want to talk about its move to the Big Ten -- the "Good Riddance Tour" is only the biggest story in the conference this season.

NBA Trades: Finally, some good news for the Cavs, trading for Ramon Sessions from the T'wolves and giving up Delonte West -- who, immediately after the LeBron debacle, was the face of the franchise -- and Sebastian Telfair. Sessions is underrated. (Let the "now-it-can-be-told" stories about West...commence. BTW: Jonny Flynn is out for 3-4 months with a hip injury -- not that even a Flynn injury will make it reasonable for Telfair to get playing time.)

MLB Fantasy Stud: Joe Mauer (career-high 7 RBI)

Dept. of Litigiousness: The Titans are suing USC for poaching their RBs coach Kennedy Pola. No hard feelings or anything.

T-Mac Watch: That's going to be a "no" from the Bulls. Even as a 12th man? Yikes.

More later.

-- D.S.

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