As Browns receiver Braylon Edwards continues to miss practice time due to a mysterious injury that, as rumor has it, he suffered while playing basketball, some league insiders are wondering whether Edwards is faking it. The fact that Edwards showed up a day late for camp is fueling the theory/hypothesis that he isn't really hurt, and that he's merely saying that he's hurt in order to not have to practice as a protest against the fact that he hasn't received a contract extension and/or hasn't been traded. (profootballtalk.com) Comment
Nuggets guard J.R. Smith's tweets are raising questions among fans. Several recent posts by Smith on his page -- twitter.com/jr_smith1 -- are written in a way that is commonly associated with the Bloods street gang. Words that would have a "C" in them are replaced with "K," or if a word has both in them, the "C" is removed altogether. Smith has nearly 15,000 followers on his Twitter page.(Denver Post) Comment
Multiple sources said yesterday that players will get through waivers this year more than in recent years due to teams not wanting to get stuck with a contract via the claim process. Not wanting to add payroll, the Yanks weren't serious players for lefty Jarrod Washburn, who went from Seattle to Detroit. If Hal Steinbrenner didn't allow Brian Cashman to take on significant money before July 31, it's unlikely he will do so now. (New York Post) Comment
The Packers' Greg Jennings (85) high fives a fan as he rides a bike to training camp on in Green Bay, Wis. (AP)
We always wondered whatever became of James Van Der Beek from Dawson's Creek. From the looks of this, maybe he should get cracking on organizing a reunion show.
1985 -- Rod Carew collects the 3,000th hit of his career. 1984 -- Carl Lewis win the gold medal in the 100-meter race at the Los Angeles Olympics. 1983 -- Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull with a warm-up throw.
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