Thursday, July 9, 2009

Around the Web - Thursday, July 9

  • Jim Wyatt has a good piece on the friendship that evolved between Jay Cutler and Steve McNair. Cutler recalls how McNair went out of his way to prep him for the Senior Bowl in January, 2006.

    "Mac met with me on two occasions, and he would have stayed there with me all day, as long as it took for me to learn the offense," Cutler told The Tennessean. "I'll never forget that, and that just shows you the type of guy he was."

  • Rising sophomore golfer Marina Alex will tee it up in her first U.S. Open today at 1:31 p.m. CT. Follow her hole-by-hole here, and keep up with her latest blog.

  • You can track Derrick Byars (Indiana Pacers) in the NBA Orlando Summer League all week long. Byars only played in four minutes of Indiana's 95-79 victory over Utah Wednesday. The Pacers will next face Boston Thursday at 6 p.m. CT. Watch a free webcast of the action here.

  • Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Darryl Drake talks about how he's been impressed with Earl Bennett during OTA practices. Drake points to Bennett's confidence level as the key.

  • Tampa Bay pitcher David Price rebounded from some recent struggles on the mound by limiting Toronto to just one run on six hits while striking out seven before exiting the game after six innings (still in progress, Rays lead 3-2 in 8th).

  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Jeremy Sowers was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.

  • Cape Update... rising sophomore Grayson Garvin pitched three scoreless innings in relief Wednesday, but Falmouth still fell to Bourne, 3-1. For updated stats on all the Commodores playing in the Cape, click here.
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