Call it revenge against the nerds: with just hours to go, the big-market New York Mets and star slugger David Wright staged a comeback to claim the “Face of MLB” title over surprising finalist Eric Sogard of the Oakland Athletics in a Twitter-based contest run by Major League Baseball.
Fresh off seven straight wins, the Americans are poised to complete the greatest comeback in the 162-year history of sailing’s oldest trophy. The boats are set to go Wednesday in San Francisco, about breakfast time Thursday in New Zealand.
Go figure – Ryan Vogelsong pitches his best game of the year, silences his critics, then gets hit on the hand while batting and breaks two bones in his pitching hand.
Drafted first overall in 2007 following an MVP performance in the Sugar Bowl for LSU, JaMarcus Russell signed a six-year contract with the Raiders that included $31.5 milllion guaranteed. He was out of the league after three seasons.
New data show a slight increase in the number of threatened California sea otters swimming in coastal waters, a comeback made more difficult because of a recent uptick in shark attacks.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will be making his movie comeback in New Mexico as “Sheriff Ray Owens” in the movie “Last Stand” when filming begins in October…
At long last, Emmanuel Burriss is back where he is supposed to be for the San Francisco Giants.