Bruce Chen (W 5-0 1.79) 7.2ip 5h 0r, he improved to 23-10 in August for his career++Dillon Gee (8-8) allowed just one run on eight hits, striking out three without a walk over 7.2 innings helping Mets sweep Rockies++Tim Lincecum (W 6-11) 8ip 1h 0r 1bb 8k++Hyun-Jin Ryu (11-3) won his fifth straight decision by limiting the Cardinals to one unearned run on five hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter. LA has come away victorious in each of Ryu's last eight starts, last losing on June 19 against the Yankees++Max Scherzer (17-1) breezed through seven innings, allowing four hits and a pair of runs; became the first pitcher to win 17 of his first 18 decisions since Roger Clemens in '01++57yd FG by Ravens' K Justin Tucker++Dane Sanzenbacher 71yd unt return TD, 35yd TD reception in Bengals pre-season oener at Falcons++ Rams K Greg Zuerlein 54yd FG++Tennessee had TD runs of 58 & 19 by tandem RBs Chris Johnson & Shonn Greene, respectively++Can we say'Wrong Courts?'-LeBron James does his 'civic duty,' but doesn't get chance to serve as juror++Fox Sports is in as the next broadcast partner for the U.S. Open starting in 2015++
TheFannys Jeff Samardzija (L 6-11) 3.1 11 9 9--Zach McAllister (L 4-7) 2.1ip 4h 6r 4bb--Plaxico Burress, the 35-year-old wideout was expected to be in the mix to be Pittsburgh's fourth or fifth receiver, but the shoulder injury is likely to end Burress' season--
NBC Sports @NBCSports MUST READ: Now retired, Kerry Wood is using his iconic status in Chicago to aid the city's troubled youth: http://bit.ly/1cO1cgh
Alexander Wolff @alexander_wolff Just finished The Sports Gene by @SIDavidEpstein and am awed by its insight, clarity and scrupulousness. Won't watch sports the same way
Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN Trying to adapt @PFF_Sam's approach to preseason: Score doesn't count, but there is useful info within games. Still don't think we need 4.
Post Sports @PostSports “I just spazzed out…. It was dumb,” Redskins tight end Fred Davis said about his odd touchdown celebration http://wapo.st/19S7pbx
ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk The Broncos have added the pistol formation to their offense http://wp.me/p14QSB-9eO8
NationalFootballPost @FootballPost Belichick tells Tim Tebow to stay ready: Patriots quarterback getting acclimated http://bit.ly/15jqawu
GameDay Boston @GameDayBoston 500+ tickets available as the Eagles & Pats square off at Lincoln Financial. Last minute tickets from $39 here: http://tiqiq.us/PhiNE
James Brimacombe @365FantasyFBall I am so glad the Eagles have every midget WR in the league. Speed is nice but would be nice to have some length as well. Red zone O is bad
Eric Yeomans @Eric_Yeomans Encouraging run by Chris Johnson last night, but I still think I'd rather be wrong this year and miss out on him than own him
USA TODAY Sports @USATODAYsports Here's what you need to know about Round 2 of the PGA Championship: http://usat.ly/16ERUQU
EDITOR'S TAKE ~ why do I put a time-sensitive TwT that may expire in minutes?
MLB Reports @MLBreports Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (August.8th) - Updated Yearly 'WOB' Standings http://wp.me/p1iuH8-82g
Jason McIntyre @jasonrmcintyre Explosive claims here RT @thebiglead: Jack Clark Says Albert Pujols Was Using Steroids http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2013/08/09/jack-clark-says-albert-pujols-was-using-steroids-and-shawn-green-was-cheating-on-steroids-too/ … via @thatsonpoint
Ben Maller @benmaller Former Cards star Jack Clark thinks signs are there that Tigers ace Justin Verlander was a PED user. http://ow.ly/nLYwl
Kristi Dosh @SportsBizMiss Papa John's has a Super Bowl promo: online orders in August will automatically enter fans for a chance to win tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII
Bobby Bones @mrBobbyBones sign the petition to have Luke Bryan change the name of his song to "Catfish Dinner" http://www.bobbybones.com/articles/-what-we-talked-about-457650/luke-bryan-catfish-dinner-petition-11555446/ …
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN Mark Cuban criticizes suspension of A-Rod. http://thescore.com/mlb/articles/1249006-mark-cuban-criticizes-a-rod-suspension … Wonder if NBA has checked on alleged Biogenesis link yet...
Sport Hotties™ @SportHotties Bush pic.twitter.com/R4eMF8D4PfEDITOR'S TAKE ~ doesnt matter which team this Bush is on
Sport Hotties™ @SportHotties Astros pic.twitter.com/aLlRDVcfTf
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