8.23.2014

Manny Machado Out For Season


Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado will have season-ending surgery on his right knee. According to reports, the star third-baseman will have the surgery within a week to repair the knee.

Machado had season-ending surgery last year on his left knee and began this season on the disabled list as he recovered from that injury.

Machado hit .278 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs this season for the Orioles. In addition to his solid offensive production, he is arguably the best fielding third-baseman in the game. The absence of Machado will definitely hurt the first-place Orioles during the final stretch of the season.

Having already lost catcher Matt Wieters for the season, the Orioles will be forced to rely on a lot of other players to pick up the production. Chris Davis and Ryan Flaherty have filled in at third base in Machado's absence. Fortunately the Orioles are packed with depth, but it is hard to say Baltimore will be able to match Machado's offensive and defensive production.

8.16.2014

NFL Network To Feature Redskins' Great Sean Taylor In 'A Football Life' Series


Former Washington Redskins' safety, Sean Taylor, will be featured in the NFL Network series 'A Football Life' this fall. The episode is tentatively scheduled to air on September 26.

The series is documentary based that examines some of game's icons and stars behind the scenes on and off the field.

Taylor, who was fatally shot in his home in 2007, was one of the game's best. Who knows how great he could have been. As a Redskins fan, I loved watching Taylor play. He was my favorite player, and he will continue to be the best safety to ever suit up in the NFL in my eyes. His death was devastating to his friends, family and the entire NFL and its fans. The ability Taylor had on the field has yet to be duplicated and it never will be. He will always be remembered and always honored. It was a privilege  to watch Taylor suit up for the Redskins and something I will always cherish. He will forever be a Redskins great.

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8.14.2014

Justin Worley Named Vols Starting Quarterback


Tennessee coach Butch Jones named senior Justin Worley the Vols starting quarterback when they open the season August 31 against Utah State at Neyland Stadium for the Sunday night opener.

After a strong off-season, Worley was the clear choice over sophomores Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman.

A year ago, Worley threw 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions before a thumb injury ended his season. Peterman and Dobbs took over the rest of the way and proved to be shaky at best.

This off-season, Jones opened up the competition to the three, but the senior prevailed.

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8.07.2014

RG3 Plays One Series In Opener


Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III went 2-of-4 passing for nine yards on the opening drive in the pre-season opener against New England. As expected, the workload for the third-year quarterback would be light in the first live action of the year. Griffin's incompletions weren't great passes and one probably should have been intercepted. However, it's hard to be too tough on Griffin on the first drive of the year.