Monday, July 22
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With just three days before the Washington Redskins report to Richmond for pre-training camp physicals and conditioning tests, and four days before they hit the field for their first practice, quarterback Robert Griffin III feels ready to join his teammates on the field, less than seven months since the reconstruction of his right knee. On Wednesday, he'll find out if he can. A person familiar with the second-year quarterback's physical and mental health said this week that Griffin's knee -- the same in which he tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in 2009 and then this past January suffered damage to his lateral collateral ligament, ACL and meniscus -- "feels great," and that Griffin believes that he has done everything possible to meet his stated goal of returning for the opening of camp. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized by the Redskins to speak publicly on the matter, said Griffin continues to run and cut without pain or limitation. However, the decision on whether Griffin receives the green light to practice this week rests with James Andrews, the sports orthopedic surgeon who serves as a team consultant and spends every game on the Redskins' sideline. Andrews, who has met with Griffin periodically to monitor his process since conducting his surgery in January, will examine his knee extensively Wednesday. He will determine then just how ready Griffin really is to return to the field, and relay that opinion to the Redskins. (Washington Post)Comment
The Dodgers hope they have found a flaw or two in Carlos Marmol's mechanics, which can get him to Dodger Stadium for the stretch run. He's due to pitch twice for low-A Chattanooga this weekend and will be re-evaluated after his outing Sunday. (Chicago Tribune)Comment
Lamont Gaillard, the nation's No. 3-ranked defensive lineman, has committed to UGA. The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder is from Fayetteville, N.C., and picked UGA over North Carolina, LSU, Clemson, Alabama, and Tennessee, among others. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)Comment
Tiger Woods had an excellent chance at ending his five-year major drought but shot a 3-over in the final round at the British Open and finished tied for sixth. (UPI/Landov)
Peter King and the MMQB team ask Jerry Jones where the NFL is headed.
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This Day in Sports
- 1962 -- Gary Player of South Africa becomes the first non-U.S. resident to win the PGA Championship.
- 1963 -- Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson in the first round to defend his heavyweight title.
- 2012 -- Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British rider to win the Tour de France.