Colon was an All-Star as recently as last year


The Beavers got started early, with Trevor Larnach knocking in Steven Kwan from second on a classic single up the middle. Oregon State pitcher Bryce Fehmel then blanked LSU in the bottom of the frame after tagging Tigers big bat Greg Deichmann out at second on a steal attempt.

Neither club could cross a run in the second, but in the top of the third, LSU starter Eric Walker suddenly got pulled after a trainer visited the mound. He’d apparently experienced forearm soreness during a simulation game before the team left for Omaha, and his exit was an unwelcome loss for a team that suddenly needed to deal with an arm missing from the rotation.

In any case, Walker’s departure ushered in Caleb Gilbert, a capable replacement, and he immediately struck out the first two batters he faced, then forced a groundout to the shortstop for the third out. Gilbert kept dealing after that, stranding two Beavers runners in the top of the fourth.

It almost all worked out. All of it except for Bartolo Colon, whose ERA ballooned to 8.14 after allowing six runs in four innings against the Padres on Wednesday night. The Braves designated Colon for assignment, and it’s hard to see where he fits on another team.

Colon was an All-Star as recently as last year, and he was one of baseball’s all-time greatest comeback stories. There are three stages to his career:

Stage 1 was the fireballer, the affable youngster who was remarkable in an unremarkably traditional way. He was an excellent young pitcher, similar to the hundreds of excellent Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China young pitchers who had come before him.

This was a very fun pitcher, but not in a way that was Cheap Donegal Gaa Jerseys unique to Colon. He signed a big contract with the Angels, and rewarded them with a Cy Young.

The 7 best fights from NFL training camps


All 32 teams are now into the padded practice portion of camp, i.e. they have the pads on and they hitting each other. That means the intensity level at NFL training camps has officially been dialed up. It also meant fights!

I love sushi. I’d put it in my top three favorite foods. And while I haven’t been to Ajian, my friend and former colleague Marq Burnett of SEC Country has. Burnett said it’s actually good. The ingredients are fresh, and even though he had a roll that combined strawberries and raw tuna, he liked it. Still, there’s no way in hell I’m going to a sushi place that serves a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos roll.

As a matter of fact, I can think of a few superior restaurant concepts NFL players could pull off.

He may be the best college kicker of all time, but Aguayo hasn’t shown much in the NFL. He led the league in missed field goals during his rookie season and didn’t seem to be over his problems Friday night. In the Buccaneers’ preseason debut, the former second-round pick missed an extra point and a 47-yard field goal attempt.

Aguayo is competing with Nick Folk for the Buccaneers’ kicking job and wasn’t helped by the fact that Folk nailed a 45-yard field goal Friday. There’s a very real chance that he Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal could get cut by Tampa Bay before the regular season begins.

Butler’s ascension hasn’t been all sunshine, however. He’ll have to find a way to correct the mistakes of 2016, including at the Super Bowl, where he’d earned fame years prior. Until the Patriots made their historic comeback to topple the Falcons, two images were set to define an Atlanta win — Tom Brady sprawled on the turf after a pick-six, and Butler getting flipped to the ground by Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys Taylor Gabriel’s double-move downfield.