NCAA Football — #18 Tennessee began its season on the road at UCLA, and left 0-1 after losing 27-24 in overtime. Bruins quarterback Kevin Craft threw four interceptions in the first half alone, but rallied the team in the second half by not throwing more interceptions… After a thrilling 0-0 first half, Fresno State beat Rutgers 24-7 in New Jersey. The Bulldogs were comfortable because Fresno is the New Jersey of California.
MLB — Cliff Lee handcuffed the White Sox in a five-hit shutout that improved his record to 20-2, becoming the Indians’ first twenty-game winner in Gaylord Perry 34 years ago. Hee hee, Gaylord! … Arizona’s Stephen Drew and the Mariners’ Adrian Beltre both hit for the cycle last night, a statistical anomaly that hadn’t happened since Woodrow Wilson was president. Great job on World War I, jerk… Greg Maddux picked up career win number 345, tying him for 8th with Roger Clemens on the “steroid-inclusive” list.
Beach Volleyball — One match removed from their gold medal run in the Olympics, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh had their year-long 112-match winning streak snapped. Don’t worry, ladies. You still have each other. (Maaaaaaaaaaaaake ouuuuuuuuuut.)