Tanaka to miss at least 6 weeks
A generally average year for the New York Yankees has been propped up by one major positive: Masahiro Tanaka, the first-year right-handed pitcher with a 2.39 ERA in 18 starts for the hovering-around-.500 team. But bad news hit hard this week, as Tanaka first was put on the 15-day DL, then was determined to need at least six weeks off with a partially torn elbow ligament. The $175 million man might even eventually need Tommy John surgery if rehab does not fix the issue. What does this mean for the suddenly struggling franchise?
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Maybe Andrew Hawkins forgot he's not a Cincinnati Bengal anymore. That would explain why, on Thursday, the newly signed Cleveland Browns wide receiver decided to troll LeBron James-hungry Cavaliers fans by tweeting the following:
Yes, that's a link to a 2006 story, when James signed an extension with Cleveland. Predictably, fans were upset.
@Hawk that's evil— coaster boy josh (@coasterboyjosh) July 10, 2014
Hawkins' reaction to the reaction? Well ...
Not funny? Lol— Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) July 10, 2014
Here's betting Hawkins really hopes LeBron comes back.
As we approach the start of college football season, ESPN The Magazine created a mini bracket to determine the top five storylines to watch in the 2014 season, and enlisted the fans' vote to pick the winners. The first round produced close voting, including Appalachian State winning by less than 50 votes and Charlie Strong and T.J. Yeldon pulling upsets over higher seeds. Vote now in the final round and then check out The Mag's July 24 football issue to see the winners!
The final round of voting ends July 18.
RUNNING BACKS: Gurley vs. Yeldon
Todd Gurley and T.J. Yeldon will be two of the pre-eminent backs in the SEC this season.
QUARTERBACKS: Coker vs. Allen
COACHES: Sarkisian vs. Strong
Steve Sarkisian returns to USC as the head coach; Charlie Strong won 2 Big East titles in 3 years.
UPSETS: Wisconsin or Appalachian St.?
Wisconsin is 18-2 in nonconference since '09, while Appalachian State upset Michigan in '07.
SURPRISES: Florida or Michigan?
Florida has one .500 or below season since 1987, while Michigan has one since 1984.
World Cup final -- Germany-Argentina
One semifinal brought an ocean of goals. The other featured precisely zero. But only one thing mattered in each: Germany and Argentina won, and now they will meet in the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Will the Germans, who routed the hosts 7-1, take the whole thing? Or will the Argentines, who won a penalty shootout against the Netherlands after 120 scoreless minutes, gut out another victory? Cast your votes!