Monday, August 11, 2008

Cleaning Up the Mess...

Well it is Monday (as of the start of this post), so it must be time to round up some of the top news and notes items of the past week from a busy time in sports!

Let's dive into the headline makers from the past week...


* Did you hear that Brett Favre was traded to the Jets? A trade that seemed to have gone under the radar... (sarcasm)
* As a result of this Favre guy, the Jets cut Chad Pennington and proceeded to sign with the Miami Dolphins
* Safety Adam Archuleta signed a deal with the Oakland Raiders
* The Pittsburgh Steelers signed QB Byron Leftwhich to backup BIG Ben
* The 49ers signed line backer Takeo Spikes
* After a 17 day absence, Shawn Andrews reported to Eagles training camp
* Seahawks wide receiver Bobby Engram will be out 6-8 weeks with a cracked shoulder bone
* Willis McGahee will miss 2-4 weeks with knee surgery


* The Atlanta Hawks matched the deal Josh Smith signed with the Memphis Grizzlies and signed him long-term
* 76ers 2nd year center Jason Smith tore his ACL and will most likely be out for the season
* Team USA took care of business in the opening game and defeated host country, China
* The Clippers signed veteran point guard Jason Williams


* The Orioles traded reliever Chad Bradford to the Tampa Bay Rays, and DFA's Al Reyes
* The Cubs traded reliever Scott Eyre to the Philadelphia Phillies
* The St. Louis Cardinals signed infielder Felipe Lopez, formerly of the Nationals
* The Royals traded pitcher Horacio Ramirez to the Chicago White Sox
* The Mariners released DH Jose Vidro
* The Florida Marlines signed catcher Paul Lo Duca
* The Rays placed both Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford on the DL, activate OF Rocco Baldelli
* The Blue Jays released outfielder Shannon Stewart
* BIG NEWS!! -- The Cincinnati Reds traded outfielder Adam Dunn to the Arizona Diamondbacks for 3 minor leaguers

* Paddy Harrington won the PGA Championship, making it back to back majors for Harrington
* Michael Phelps is a perfect 3 for 3 so far in the Olympics in his quest for 8 Gold Medals
* The Olympics Open Ceremonies were on 08/08/08 and started the games off with a bang

Anything I missed??

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