Friday, July 10, 2009

Around the Web - Friday, July 10

  • The second day of the U.S. Open is underway at Saucon Valley Country Club. Follow rising sophomore Alex Marina's round hole-by-hole here.

  • USA Baseball suffered its first loss of the summer Friday, falling 7-1 in an exhibition with Budo University in Chiba, Japan. Rising sophomore pitcher Sonny Gray struck out the only batter he faced to get the final out in the top of the ninth.

  • Tampa Bay's David Price outdueled Toronto's Roy Halladay Thursday afternoon to lift the Rays to a 3-2 win. Price was coming off the shortest stint of his MLB career, but responded by holding the Blue Jays to only one run in six innings to move his record to 3-3 on the season.

    "I just wanted to go out there and be myself," Price told the Tampa Tribune. "I don't want to know if a guy can hit an inside fastball or if it's 110 mph when I throw it, just make him prove to me that he can hit it. Every pitcher is different. I might throw 94 and so might somebody else, but it's not the same. Nobody's fastball is going to be the same.

  • Ever wonder where Vanderbilt's baseball players live during summer ball in the Cape? Find out in this article, which includes comments from rising sophomore pitcher Grayson Garvin.

  • Christina Wirth and the Indiana Fever will travel to Chicago tonight for a 7:30 p.m. CT tipoff. It's still early in the season, but Indiana has the second best record (8-2) in the WNBA and lead the Eastern Division by three games over Washington. Wirth is averaging five minutes per game in her rookie year.

  • Derrick Byars will conclude his week at the NBA Orlando Summer League today when Indiana faces Orlando at 2 p.m. CT (free webcast). Byars did not play in the Pacers 91-88 win over Boston Thursday night.

  • The NBA Las Vegas Summer League gets underway today. Shan Foster and the Dallas Mavericks open with Milwaukee at 9 p.m. CT tonight.

    "One of the things coach (Rick) Carlisle talked about yesterday is coming out here and just playing your game, doing what got you here," Foster told WFAA-TV. "For me, that's what it is, making shots, playing great defense, being a great teammate, being a leader out there, and just playing hard."

    Matt Freije will also play in this league for Portland, but the Trail Blazers first game isn't until Monday night against Toronto.

  • Finally, have the college football itch? Well, find out who will be calling the action this year. Here's a link to ESPN’s 2009 college football game and studio announcer assignments.
  • 1 comment:

    1. I voted for Memorial Gym and I believe. Come on Vandy fans!!!