Roundup: CU's Coburn becomes 1st American woman to medal in steeplechase
Former Buff Emma Coburn became the first American woman to medal in the steeplechase by getting a bronze in the event and setting a U.S. record time of 9:07.63 in doing so (John Meyer, Denver Post).
By nabbing bronze in the 100 meters final Sunday night, former USC sprinter Andre de Grasse set himself up to be a future sprint champion, opines Josh Peter of USA TODAY Sports.
Reporting from Rio, Alex Espinoza tells us about Klay Thompson catching fire in Team USA’s win over France, going for 30 on 7-of-13 shooting from downtown in the Americans’ narrow victory over France.
Stanford swimmer Simone Manuel reflected on her historic swims and sharing her Olympic experience with other Stanford swimmers in this video.
Former Cal QB Jared Goff had an “uneven” debut with the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday in the team’s preseason opener, writes Chris Wesseling of NFL.com. Goff was 4-9 for 38 yards and a pick.
On the other hand… Sean Mannion threw three TD passes for the Rams in the preseason win over the Cowboys and finished the game completing 18-of-25 passes for 147 yards.
Ha! Washington cornerback Jordan Miller and receiver Quinten Pounds had to hold hands at practice after getting into a fight on the field. It’s a punishment Chris Petersen makes guys who fight during practice endure, and DT Elijah Qualls calls it “Lover’s Lane” (Chip Patterson, CBS Sports).
This is funny (from last week) – UCLA football coach Jim Mora watched his nephew’s Little League game during practice, breaking out his phone to do so and breaking a cardinal rule of coaching in the process (Kyle Bonagura with the story).
Zack Rosenblatt of the Arizona Daily Star features Arizona football centers Levi Walton and Nathan Eldridge, the two guys most likely to replace the late Zach Hemmila in the starting role.
Time for a little ASU Confidential with Doug Haller. Who is the funniest guy on the football team? Hardest hitter? All that and more in the link.
Andrew Greif informs that Oregon football is looking for its quarterbacks to have an “it factor.”
These are always cool – Utah tight end Ken Hampel got surprised with a scholarship. Kyle Goon has the details.