Troys are on fire: Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki's RBI capped an epic nine-run comeback against the Braves; Columbus, Ga., pitcher Troy Gilliland tossed a five-hit shutout in the LLWS quarters; and Troy Polamalu, back from an injury-plagued '09, just had his Paris-like locks insured for $1 million.
EARLY GOLF RISER
September 5, 2010
Hyped at age 12, derided as a teen, Michelle Wie (right) at 20 has the gritty game to match her sweet swing. Wie's wire-to-wire win at the Canadian Open included an ace—her eighth, but "the first time I actually had seen it go in in a tournament.... It was surreal."
SAM THE RAM
Yeah, it's only the preseason. Still you had to notice rookie St. Louis QB Sam Bradford's 15-for-22, 189-yard, two-TD evening in Foxborough last Thursday. "He was putting the ball on the money," Rams RB Steven Jackson said of the No. 1 overall pick (right).
Troy burns, indeed. The Football Writers Association of America took back the national title trophy it awarded USC in 2004; Matt Leinart (left) was benched by Arizona; Denver's LenDale White will serve a four-game suspension; and new AD Pat Haden opined that Reggie Bush ought to return his '05 Heisman.
EARLY GOLF WAKE-UP CALL
Jim. Jim. HEY, FURYK! With $10 million on the line in the FedEx Cup playoffs, shouldn't you have a functioning alarm clock? Furyk overslept and missed his 7:30 a.m. tee time for the pro-am at the Barclay's, resulting in a DQ. "I've got no one to blame but myself," he said.
Sammy Sosa is miffed that the Cubs are letting rookie Tyler Colvin wear the 21 jersey in which Sammy slammed 545 homers. "[That number] should be untouchable," he told Chicago Magazine. Maybe, Sammy, you shouldn't have left that final '04 game so early?