Roundup: Missy Franklin wins ESPY, gets car towed
Former Cal swimmer Missy Franklin won an ESPY for best female college athlete and had her car towed in the background of her tweeted-out acceptance speech.
Meanwhile, Arizona alum Steve Kerr won the ESPY for best coach Wednesday night. He had a pretty decent season in Golden State this year.
And lastly on this tip, Marcus Mariota won the ESPY for best male college athlete. Now let’s get that offset clause figured out.
The House of Representatives passed the Steve Gleason Act, which will make technology available to patients with ALS and other similar disorders through Medicare and Medicaid. Now all it needs is Obama’s stamp of approval.
Good stuff – perhaps in part due to a strong showing in Summer League, the Toronto Raptors have signed Norman Powell, which is not always a given for a second-round draft pick. It’s a partially-guaranteed three-year deal. Also, UCLA running back Paul Perkins is on the Doak Walker Award watch list for best RB in the nation; he’s one of the esteemed 69 on the list.
Some news that slipped under the radar from this past weekend – former Washington golfer Cheng-Tsung pan won his first professional tournament at The Players Cup on the PGA Tour Canada.
Former USC basketball player Daniel Hackett signed with Olympiakos, a powerhouse in Greece. He is signed through 2017.
Colorado and Air Force agreed to a football home-and-home series for 2020 (Boulder) and 2022 (Colorado Springs). The two schools haven’t met since the Buffs outlasted the Falcons 28-27 in 1974.
Arizona State dismissed linebacker Davon Durant following his March arrest, Todd Graham told Sports Illustrated (this is a CBS Sports link though).
Tiger Woods said he “made so many mistakes” after carding a 76 in the first round of the British Open.
Hey there, check out all the sweet coaching perks Kyle Whittingham and Larry Krystkowiak get at Utah. Kyle Goon has the skinny.
David Lombardi looks at the unknowns for Oregon State football heading into the 2015 campaign.