MLB -The Rays regained a bit of breathing room in the AL East with a 9th inning rally off Jonathan Papelbon. Down 4-3, pinch-hitter Dan Johnson, who arrived from a Triple-A call up 30 minutes before the game started, homered to left to tie it, then two batters later Dioner Navarro doubled in Fernando Perez to give Tampa the lead. The win marks the first road victory by either club in their 14 contests this year…The Mets padded their lead over the Phillies as well thanks to the second straight two homer game from Carlos Delgado. Meanwhile Carlos Beltran reached 100 RBIs for the third consecutive year as New York downed the Nats 10-8…The Twins’ 7-2 win against the Royals, coupled with the Blue Jays’ doubleheader sweep of the White Sox has Minnesota back within a game in the Central…Albert Pujols homered for the third game in a row to help the Cards to a 4-3 win against the Cubs, losers of eight of nine. Uh oh, they’re not gonna do it anymore!…And the Dodgers got five runs in the final two frames to stretch their herculean lead in the NL West to two and a half games.
Golf – Former phenom-to-be Michelle Wie is gonna have to tough it out in Q school. If that doesn’t work out, there’s always the stripper academy, though the head mistress there is a bit of a bear.
NFL – Shawne Merriman was on less borrowed time then we all thought. A week after trying to make a go of playing with a torn ligament, he’s having season-ending surgery to repair it. And Chris Simms signed with the Tennessee Titans, leaving them with the best shirtless QB corps in the NFL (They’ll have to work on Kerry Collins).