Spied from the Crow's Nest

Nuggets & Briefs: From his perch in the crow's nest, Al Myatt peers beyond the realm of Bonesville for items of interest to our readers. Visit the Nuggets & Briefs Archives to review Nuggets & Briefs from previous months. For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

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Buckeyes atop coaches' poll

Defending champs followed by TCU, Alabama. Read more at usatoday.com.

Ohio State announces suspensions

Bosa among four will miss opener. Read more at espn.com.

Pac-12 has no expansion plans

Commissioner anticipates no new members 'in the foreseeable future.' Read more at signalscv.com.

Brady's appeal gets change of venue

Move to New York may help league. Read more at yahoo.com.

Wilson, Seahawks still at an impasse

Window for reaching new contract agreement is closing. Read more at msn.com.

Panthers' Anderson expresses confidence

Rivera will miss practices following brother's passing. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tim Tebow prepping with epic workouts

Heisman winner won't be sucking wind on the sideline if he makes Eagles' roster. Read more and view video at yardbarker.com.

Price is right for Jays

Tigers deal left-hander for prospects. Read more at cbssports.com.

Latos to Dodgers in 13-player deal

Megatrade also involves Braves. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Tiger goes on birdie binge

Tournament host overcomes shaky start to stay in the hunt on first day of Quicken Loans National. Read more at usatoday.com.

Trump lands, Kim leads at Women's British Open

Presidential candidate's visit to his Turnberry resort steals show from South Korean. Read more at yahoo.com.

Rousey 'scared of fighting'

Dangers put photo shoot in perspective. Read more at si.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Brady files lawsuit

Pats QB fighting suspension. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

NFL alerts cops to monitor Goodell's home

Police keeping an eye on commissioner's Maine residence. Read more at pressherald.com.

Leach would like to expand playoffs

Washington State coach favors 64 teams. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Mountain West sizes up playoff position

Coaches plot different paths to premier bowls and final four. Read more at usatoday.com.

Seventh-grade commit gets to college

Sills at West Virginia, not USC. Read more at si.com.

Larry Brown, SMU facing serious charges

NCAA alleges lack of coach control. Read more at yahoo.com.

Michael Jordan loses China trademark suit

Court dismisses case alleging infringement on Nike-produced brand. Read more at msn.com.

Mike Trout's MRI comes up negative

Former ECU recruit listed day to day after wrist injury. Read more at thescore.com.

Rangers acquire Hamels

Lefty coming off no-hitter. Read more at cbssports.com.

Tulowitzki has impressive debut with Jays

Recent addition clubs homer, gets three RBIs. Read more at espn.com.

'Robot' umpire makes pro baseball debut

Computer in combination with triangulated camera angles calls balls and strikes in minor league game. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

'Miracle on ice' goalie selling memorabilia

Craig's collection listed at $5.7 million. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Brady's suspension upheld

Goodell maintains four-game ban despite appeal. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Mets lose reliever for 162 games

Mejia fails steroids test. Read more at yahoo.com.

Red Sox retire Pedro Martinez's number

Ortiz salutes HOF pitcher during ceremony. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Phils deal Papelbon

Nats acquire proven closer. Read more at cbssports.com.

Baseball Hall trimming electorate

Inactive members to be dropped. Read more at espn.com.

Hornets sign free agent guard Elliot Williams

D-League star gives Charlotte 16 players under contract. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Vin Baker makes a comeback at Starbucks

Four years sober, ex-NBA All-Star finds redemption as a barista. Read more at foxsports.com.

PGA Tour golfer seeks missing father

Billy Hurley's dad gone for nine days. Read more at usatoday.com.

Ronda Rousey hits the road for next challenge

UFC superstar will defend bantamweight title in Rio de Janeiro against unbeaten Brazilian Bethe Correia. Read more at msn.com.

Half dollar wins New Jersey man $500,000

50-cent bet at the track produces 942% return on investment. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

Smoltz issues warning

HOF inductee cautions against Tommy John surgery. Read more at usatoday.com.

Five Big 12 teams explored exodus

Schools contacted Big Ten in 2010 about moving en masse. Read more at cbssports.com.

Gators take lightly recruited two-star QB

Kyle Trask had no other FBS offers. Read more at foxsports.com.

Muschamp college football's highest paid assistant

Auburn defensive coordinator makes $1.6 million per year. Read more at 247sports.com.

UVa facing toughest nonconference schedule

State has lightest non-ACC slate. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Colorado State coach arrives in ice cream truck

Mike Bobo rolls up to team barbecue party with dessert. Read more at usatoday.com.

Martin retiring from football

Back injury leads to close of career for former Dolphin. Read more at nbcsports.com.

18-year-old sinks $10,000 shot

High school grad makes half-courter during youth tournament. Read more at nbcchicago.com.

Heat looking to avoid luxury tax

Dealing Zoran Dragic to Celtics unloads another salary. Read more at espn.com.

Cavs bringing back Dellavedova

Hustling guard gets $1.2 million deal for one year. Read more at yahoo.com.

Company that found Blackbeard's ship suing state

$8.2 million action contends salvage agreement violated. Read more at wral.com.

Boston out as host candidate for 2024 Olympics

Mayor refuses to make city responsible for excess costs. Read more at cbssports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

New plaques going up in Cooperstown

Biggio, Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz enshrined. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Grienke's scoreless string stopped

Mets end streak at 45 2/3 innings. Read more at yahoo.com.

Cueto dealt to Royals

KC strengthens rotation. Read more at espn.com.

NFL creates ball security measures

Changes follow Deflategate. Read more at sportingnews.com.

SEC schools offer generous player stipends

Tide, Vols, Tigers budget more than $5k for out-of-state players. Read more at foxsports.com.

Head coach to oversee BYU defense

Unit looking for turnaround with Mendenhall calling the plays. Read more at deseretnews.com.

Western Kentucky chases first league title

QB Brandon Doughty gives Hilltoppers a big weapon. Read more at orlandsentinel.com.

Magic acquires Napier

Heat gets second-round draft choice. Read more at cbssports.com.

Aussie takes Canadian Open

Jason Day closes with three birdies. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Sonders offers to keep date

Teen golfer made bet for prom. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015

Hamels no-hits Cubs

Possibly his last start for Phils. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Reggie Jackson involved in controversy

Former slugger shuts down autograph session. Read more at espn.com.

George Brett: Pine tar better than hemorrhoids

Hall of Famer compares notable incidents in his career. Read more at foxsports.com.

MLB eyes 16-year-old French girl

Shortstop Melissa Mayeux generating buzz in baseball circles. Read more at yahoo.com.

Spurrier thinking long-term?

Report: Coach promises QB prospect 6 more years if he'll commit. Read more at foxnews.com.

Penn State still alive and well

Three years after NCAA hammer, Nittany Lions bouncing back. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Seahawks offer Wilson $21 million

Seattle QB on last year of rookie deal for $1.54 ,million. Read more at cbssports.com.

NFL rookie shot at Ohio home

Cardinals free agent receiver Damond Powell Jr. wounded in drive-by. Read more at msn.com.

Josh Smith takes pay cut

Clippers forward will make $6.9 million next season. Read more at usatoday.com.

Antoine Walker explains how he lost $100 million

Ex-NBA All-Star cites lifestyle, generosity to family, friends. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Cowherd dumping real estate

Departing ESPN host sells home, has another home on the market. Read more at latimes.com.

Carl Edwards on pole

Brickyard 400 set for today. Read more at foxsports.com.

U.S. falls to Panama in Gold Cup

Penalty kicks decide third place. Read more at yahoo.com.

Froome poised to claim Tour de France

British cyclist pushes himself to the limit. Read more at nbcsports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Cowherd booted early from ESPN

Departing sports personality taken off air after comments about Dominican baseball players. Read more at yahoo.com.

Seau family will be muzzled at HOF ceremony

Report: Daughter upset about induction format for late linebacker. Read more at msn.com.

Hall of Famer gives 'confrontational' talk

Charles Haley to rookies: 'Why don’t you all act like the white guys?' Read more at yardbarker.com.

Wilson retires after fireworks accident

Bucs would retain rights if DB returns. Read more at cbssports.com.

Ex-NFL player catches college teammate stealing

Former Bears, Vikings WR Bernard Berrian uses remote security app on phone to watch burglary in process. Read more at yahoo.com.

Braxton Miller moving to receiver

Position change reduces Ohio State quarterback competition. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Stevenson reportedly not admitted to Wisconsin

Four-star running back was highly sought. Read more at yahoo.com.

UNC gridder suspended after arrest

Simmons barred from all team activities. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Texas cuts free meals for coaches

Affluent Longhorns figure to save $300,000. Read more at yardbarker.com.

HOF pitchers were dominant in era of offense

Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz succeeded during steroids period. Read more at espn.com.

Rocker offers to offend fans

Former MLB pitcher signing autographs outside inductions. Read more at foxnews.com.

Dennis Rodman defends Hulk Hogan, Donald Trump

Former NBA star tweets support for controversial friends. Read more at usatoday.com.

Allenby fires caddy, withdraws at Canadian Open

Golfer, bag man exchange insults before parting ways mid-round. Read more at foxsports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015

ESPN losing another personality

Cowherd will be taking talents to Fox. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

ECU helmet gets highest bid

Ruffin McNeill among coaches at kickoff gathering in Cary. wralsportsfan.com.

Customers line up for Paterno Legacy beer

Pre-sales of Vienna-style lager exceed 2,800 barrels. Read more at msn.com.

Goodell pressured to play hard ball on Brady

Owners clique pushes commish to refuse to make a deal. Read more at businessinsider.com.

Steelers extend Tomlin's contract

New deal runs through 2018. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Tebow uses novel training

Football QB turns to baseball gurus. Read more at usatoday.com.

Kazmir joins Astros

A's get prospects in return. Read more at cbcsports.com.

Hessman closing in on minor league HR record

Mud Hen already has International League mark. Read more at foxnews.com.

Warner Bros. cuts deal with LeBron

NBA star may be involved in Space Jam project. Read more at yahoo.com.

Special Olympians forced to sleep on floor

International competitors stack up in gym after flight delays. Read more at foxnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


U.S. Open sites announced

Pinehurst confirmed for 2024. Read more at usatoday.com.

Bill Simmons has new home

HBO signs former ESPN personality. Read more at foxnews.com.

Florida transfer will start for Holtz

Driskel wins Louisiana. Tech QB job. Read more at cbssports.com.

Michigan, Ohio State fans fight at sea

Arrests ensue after argument on boat escalates to fisticuffs. Read more at usatoday.com.

Hollis to head NCAA hoops committee

Michigan State AD has been innovative. Read more at nbcsports.com.

NBA looks at restructuring playoffs

Division winners could be impacted. Read more at espn.com.

Hornets add Hansbrough

Charlotte continues personnel changes. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Kings get a Curry

Seth agrees to two-year deal. Read more at yahoo.com.

Hebrew-speaking pitcher breaks new ground

UNLV recruit Dean Kremer is Israel's first Major League draft pick. Read more at msn.com.

New Little League World Series uniforms unveiled

This year's outfits push the design envelope. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Bonds prosecution halted

Department of Justice not pursuing appeal. Read more at usatoday.com.

Tigers ready to unload talent

.500 team still has realistic shot at wild card. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Minor leaguer has eyes for Ronda Rousey

Cubs prospect Anthony Giansanti leaves ticket for UFC star at every game. Read more at foxsports.com.

New sport of "fowling" takes off

Football/bowling hybrid game gains loyalists in Detroit. Read more at apnews.com.

Vikes restructure Peterson's contract

$20 million guaranteed as sides reach accord. Read more at yahoo.com.

Gronk hasn't finished reading his own book

Pats' extroverted TE apparently has faith in his editor. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Titans sign their franchise QB

Report: Mariota deal includes $15.9 million signing bonus. Read more at foxsports.com.

Giants, Eli Manning discuss contract

Report: Talks contemplate deal on par with Steelers' Roethlisberger. Read more at msn.com.

CFP scouts San Antonio

Prospective playoff sites will be evaluated. Read more at sportingnews.com.

UAB to play again in 2017

Conference USA will work with Blazers. Read more at cbssports.com.

Clemson picked in ACC

Tigers' Watson is preseason Player of Year. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Mannings give Duke an advantage

Cutcliffe connection attracts young QBs. Read more at espn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

Zach Johnson emerges from playoff

Final round 66 helps him to second major. Read more at cbssports.com.

Spieth a stroke back

Double-bogey at No. 8 proves costly. Read more at golfchannel.com.

Mickelson hooks onto hotel balcony

Lefty's ball finishes outside room 130. Read more at espn.com.

Sun Belt urged to cut back on 'money' games

Benson wants teams to shed "addiction" to Power Five matchups. Read more at gulflive.com.

Spurrier discusses retirement

Coach cites goals he still wants to reach at South Carolina. Read more at greenvilleonline.com.

Big 12 limits contact

Live hitting trimmed to twice weekly in season. Read more at si.com.

Bowlsby: Expansion not looming for Big 12

Commissioner says majority of members don't favor adding schools. Read more at chron.com.

Lou Holtz high on Irish

Former Notre Dame coach: 'This might be the year.' Read more at 247sports.com.

Swofford cites stability

ACC continues to examine channel with ESPN. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

ACC to institute team medical observers

New procedure will be evaluated. Read more at yahoo.com.

NCAA tweaks March Madness seeding rules

Selection committee will have more flexibility to set First Four. Read more at msn.com.

MLB contenders have needs

Trade deadline approaching. Read more at usatoday.com.

Mayweather set to square off with Berto

Both camps confirm that fighters will clash in Las Vegas on Sept. 12. Read more at tmz.com.

Two killed in California motorcycle race

Spanish riders fatally injured in chain-reaction crash on first lap. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

UAB golfer shares British Open lead

Blazers coach carrying Paul Dunne's bag. Read more at cbssports.com.

Spieth moves up leader board

Slam bid intact after 66. Read more at espn.com.

Duval flashes old form

2001 champ shoots 67. Read more at usatoday.com.

Coaches weigh in on football signing date

Texas football forum debates December versus August dates. Read more at dfw.com.

Texas AD defends decisions

Patterson trying to return Longhorns to prominence. Read more at yahoo.com.

Army player's career in doubt after fight

DB Josh Jenkins suffered head injury in altercation with since-booted teammate Seth Combs. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Bill Arnsparger passes at 88

Defensive guru left his mark on pro and college football. Read more at spacecoastdaily.com.

DeflateGate ball has hefty price tag

Pigskin tossed in stands nets $43,000-plus at auction. Read more at nbcsports.com.

New Vikes stadium has innovative roof

Ceiling features transparent space age material. Read more at foxsports.com.

Ingram bows out of All-Star game

East-West basketball matchup tonight. Read more at highschoolot.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015

Weather plays havoc at St. Andrews

Dustin Johnson leads after 36 holes. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

British Open headed for Monday finish

Second time golf major has gone beyond Sunday. Read more at yahoo.com.

Woods makes exit

Tiger misses cut at 7-over. Read more at golfchannel.com.

Favre humbled in return

Packers honor former QB. Read more at espn.com.

Female official wants to be one of the boys

Eastin to call full NFL season. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Deflategate pigskin auctions for $43,740

Football was used on a touchdown play by LeGarrette Blount. Read more at usatoday.com.

UCF gridder recovering from shooting

Williams reportedly hit twice in arm. Read more at usatoday.com.

NBA Finals MVP trolls masses on Twitter

Andre Iguodala has maintained his sense of humor since championship series heroics. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Dempsey leads USA in Gold Cup quarterfinals

Hat Trick paces 6-0 win. Read more at cbssports.com.

Pele hospitalized

74-year-old Brazilian soccer great recovering from back surgery. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Mistress kills former NFL player's wife, self

Kidnapping of Buster Barnett's wife ends in in murder, suicide. Read more at msn.com.

What's in store for Peyton?

Aging QB seeks to continue effectiveness. Read more at si.com.

Rex Ryan takes a flying leap

Bills coach lives to tell tale after parachute jump with Golden Knights. Read more at msn.com.

Feds probe Tennessee

Numerous gridders charged in sexual assaults. Read more at yahoo.com.

SEC picks contradict

Auburn overall favorite but Tide voted to win West. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Judge OKs settlement against NCAA, EA

$60 million resolution follows suit over video games. Read more at espn.com.

Triangle talent gets NBA preview

Summer leagues going strong. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

MLB cranks up after break

Who will emerge in final portion of season? Read more at usatoday.com.

Johnson leads in midst of second round

Weather interferes with British Open. Read more at golfchannel.com.

John Daly still irresistible to Open crowds

Miss the cut or not, fans love the larger-than-life American. Read more at theguardian.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015

D.H. Conley coach suspended

Pascal out for one year. Read more at highschoolot.com.

Banowsky stepping down

C-USA commissioner will take position with charity arm of CFP. Read more at yahoo.com.

Another hole in ESPN's roster

Network's talent pool continues to shrink as Colin Cowherd departs. Read more at variety.com.

Freeze takes stand on Rebel flag

Says banner has been 'hijacked,' creates ill will. Read more at cbssports.com.

SEC draws line on violence against women

League moves ahead alone on tougher transfer rules. Read more at msn.com.

Georgia player writes children's book

WR Malcolm Mitchell wants to hand down the joy of reading. Read more at msn.com.

Penn State going old school

Nittany Lions revert to tradition, remove names from jerseys. Read more at sportingnews.com.

SMU's Brown and what might have been

Mudiay could have meant national title. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Josh Smith set to sail with Clippers

Former Rocket agrees to one-year deal. Read more at espn.com.

British Open features déjà vu

Leaderboard looks like repeat of Chambers Bay. Read more at golfchannel.com.

Tough day for Tiger

Bad start leads to 76. Read more at usatoday.com.

John Daly thrives in neon pants

Eccentric golfer makes colorful fashion statement during solid round. Read more at yahoo.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Michigan rakes it in

Nike deal valued at $169 million. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Saban addresses NFL draft deadline

Focus of Tide players changed with deadline looming last season. Read more at si.com.

Plaxico Burress questions Saban's integrity

Former player for Saban says coach gave him bad draft advice. Read more at deadspin.com.

Muschamp well compensated

Auburn deal and Florida buyout total over $3 million annually for defensive coordinator. Read more at espn.com.

Cowboys agree with Dez Bryant

Five-year deal for $70 million. Read more at cbssports.com.

Memphis adjusts Nichols' release

Initial restrictions removed. Read more at yahoo.com.

Manfred: 'No timetable' on Rose decision

Banished Reds great applied for reinstatement in March. Read more at foxsports.com.

Legend of Trout has only just begun

Former ECU recruit gets early start on path to greatness. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

History abounds at St. Andrews

Community dates back to 1158. Read more at usatoday.com.

U.S. Open returning to Pinehurst

Major scheduled to be back in 2024. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Poker survivors aim for $7.7 million prize

Nine competitors will vie for World Series of Poker title in November. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Mike Trout fuels American League victory

All-Star MVP hits leadoff homer and later scores go-ahead run. Read more at usatoday.com.

MLB has looked at North Carolina

Commissioner addresses possible expansion. Read more at espn.com.

Non-contact periods affect recruits, coaches

Nods, signals replace conversation. Read more at usatodayhss.com.

Nichols considering transfer options

Memphis prohibits move to AAC member. Read more at cbssports.com.

Wake Forest builds for future

Wellman anticipates progress in revenue sports. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Judge orders NCAA to pony up in O'Bannon case

Federal magistrate award $46 million in legal fees and costs to plaintiffs. Read more at usatoday.com.

Divers believed to have found Dawson's body

Former NFL receiver went missing in North Texas lake. Read more at msn.com.

Bills assistant on paid leave

Kromer charged in assault of juvenile. Read more at yahoo.com.

Tiger optimistic despite major drought

Woods not giving up on catching Nicklaus. Read more at golfchannel.com.

Dale Jr. dishes on dust-up with Danica

Earnhardt attributes collision that wrecked female driver's ride to bad brakes on his car. Read more at foxsports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015

'Toddfather' is new King of Swing

Reds' Todd Frazier wins All-Star Home Run Derby in home ballpark. Read more at msn.com.

Chris Berman's hair goes viral

Broadcaster's remaining mane finds the spotlight at Home Run Derby. Read more at msn.com.

Starting pitchers named

All-Star game tonight. Read more at cbssports.com.

David Ortiz doesn't believe 'red seat' story

Red Sox slugger rejects legend of Ted Williams' 502-foot homer. Read more at msn.com.

Suit seeks safety netting

Foul balls a hazard in MLB. Read more at yahoo.com.

New SEC commissioner expresses lofty goals

Sankey talks about winning titles within rules. Read more at usatoday.com.

WSSU player responds in emergency

Rams gridder takes wreck victim from burning vehicle to hospital. Read more at wral.com.

McElwain rebuilding from Montana to Florida

Gators look for return to glory under new coach. Read more at sportingnews.com.

FSU president warns football team

Alleged violent incidents against women prompt stern admonition. Read more at msn.com.

BSU's blue turf goes green

Makeover is temporary for international soccer club match. Read more at msn.com.

Battle for Battle takes turn

Elite hoops recruit changes commitment from Wolverines to Syracuse. Read more at espn.com.

Former NFL player missing after fall into lake

JaJuan Dawson played for Browns, Texans and Colts. Read more at msn.com.

Spieth, Johnson open Open together

Matsuyama to join U.S. Open champ, runner-up. Read more at golfchannel.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015

Babe Ruth's daughter delivers first pitch

Historic moment precedes Red Sox-Yankees matchup. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Three homers by Nieuwenhuis lift Mets

Whiff ends chance for fourth. Read more at cbssports.com.

Kershaw subs for Scherzer

All-Star personnel adjusted. Read more at yahoo.com.

Bills assistant arrested for assault

Incident developed over beach chairs at fishing site. Read more at espn.com.

BYU devises protection scheme for QB Hill

"Bash Brothers" play role in coach Bronco Mendenhall’s plan. Read more at heraldextra.com.

BYU fans make reservations for storied venues

Nebraska, Michigan, Missouri, UCLA on Cougars' itinerary. Read more at deseretnews.com.

SEC coming off down year

League's best beaten in postseason. Read more at usatoday.com.

Southern Miss coach lays down marker

Monken says he will resign if stadium is filled every game and team has losing season. Read more at hattiesburgamerican.com.

Louisiana Tech banking on upgraded stadium

$22 million project spawns new excitement in Ruston. Read more at shreveporttimes.com.

Another highly-regarded recruit says Duke

Tatum continues run of elite talent. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Kyle Busch rolls at Kentucky

Joe Gibbs Racing makes a statement in Quaker State 400. Read more at examiner.com.

Djokovic wins Wimbledon

Federer rues losing first set. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015

Report: Fisher bans FSU players from bars

Crackdown by coach comes after two assault incidents. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Bo Jackson knows surprises

Auburn delegation rewards Chicago kids with major swag. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Kaepernick likes 49ers' changes

QB says new faces and new coaches are 'for the good.' Read more at yardbarker.com.

Cuban brushes off Jordan apology

Mavs owner unmoved by center's regrets for reneging on deal. Read more at usatoday.com.

Pete Rose still banished, still adored

Long lines form for a brush with baseball's career hit king. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Implosion makes way for Red Wings

Dynamite razes former hotel as arena construction project proceeds. Read more at msn.com.

Woods 'shocked' by conditions at St. Andrews

Rain, sun bring slower fairways, softer greens to British Open course. Read more at msn.com.

McIlroy consulted Tiger about bum ankle

Oft-injured Woods: 'He picked my brain a little bit.' Read more at usatoday.com.

Record goes down at U.S. Women's Open

South Korean Chella Choi shoots nine-hole score of 29. Read more at msn.com.

Jeff Gordon seeks to fill in résumé

Future Hall of Famer gunning for first win a Kentucky Speedway. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


ESPN faces adjustments

Cable subscribers diminishing. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

ESPN's Broussard apologizes to Mark Cuban

Reporter sidesteps Mavs owner's $100K challenge over tweet. Read more at usatoday.com.

Virginia Tech RB gets 15 days in jail

McKenzie already suspended indefinitely. Read more at espn.com.

More trouble in Tallahassee

Another Florida State player charged with punching a woman. Read more at msn.com.

Hardy's suspension reduced

Ban trimmed from 10 games to four. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Scout school grad impacted NBA final series

Enrollees build relationships and learn game. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Rose giddy over chance to meet commish

MLB will allow banished baseball icon to be honored at All-Star game. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Managers brawl during extra innings

Alaskan Baseball League game descends into fisticuffs. Read more at usatoday.com.

Jan Stephenson gave LPGA a sexy side

She proved herself on course as well. Read more at usatoday.com.

Spieth shoots 64

Feeling heat of competition is preparation for Open. Read more at yahoo.com.

Djokovic, Federer in Wimbledon final

Tennis stars advance in straight sets. Read more at cbssports.com.

Tears flow as Pacman visits convict

Boxer Manny Pacquiao visits fellow Filipino on Indonesia's death row. Read more at msn.com.

'Cyborg' calls out Ronda Rousey

Challenge comes after Cris "Cyborg" Justino KOs foe in under a minute. Read more at mmafighting.com.

Ticket scalping spreads beyond sports, concerts

Frenzy erupts over "free" tickets for Donald Trump speech. Read more at vocativ.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015

Rose Bowl rejects NFL

Committee favors art and music festival. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Ken "The Snake" Stabler passes at 69

Bear Bryant protégé led Raiders to 1976 Super Bowl title. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Goodell: Brady decision is near

Commissioner says final ruling on QB's Deflategate appeal could come next week. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Did NFL punish ESPN with bad TV lineup?

Speculation arises about possible retaliation for vocal criticism by since-departed anchors Bill Simmons and Keith Olbermann. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

LeBron staying home

Two-year deal for $43 million has opt-out after first season. Read more at cbssports.com.

Jeremy Lin joins Hornets

Proven point guard projected as back-up to Walker. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Duncan's deal for two years

Spurs vet accepts reduced salary. Read more at foxsports.com.

Aldridge will get No. 12 for Spurs

Bowen gives permission on retired jersey. Read more at espn.com.

Air crash victim was former Louisburg player

One-time Atlanta Braves prospect Joseph Johnson and his father were killed in mid-air collision with F-16. Read more at foxnews.com.

Jury awards high school player $1 million

Spencer Ludman's skull was shattered by a foul ball when he was in the dugout. Read more at foxnews.com.

Serena breezes into Wimbledon final

Sharapova topped in semis. Read more at usatoday.com.

Tour de France leader bows out

Martin sustains broken collarbone. Read more at yahoo.com.

High schools embrace hot new sport

Explosive growth of trap shooting competitions breeds new generation of 2nd amendment supporters. Read more at bloomberg.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Redskins take judicial setback

Club facing loss of trademark. Read more at cbssports.com.

Wilson loses two fingers in fireworks accident

Former NCSU defender now with NFL Bucs. Read more at msn.com.

J.J. Watt reigns over Top 100

Texans' star No. 1 in NFL Network's annual countdown of top players. Read more at nfl.com.

Olbermann out at ESPN

Departure follows "commentary" on his ESPN2 program. Read more at hollywoodreporter.com.

Mickelson mum regarding 'laundry'

Link to multi-million gambling report gets no direct comment. Read more at usatoday.com.

McIlroy sidelined

No British Open after soccer mishap. Read more at golfchannel.com.

Tar Heels announce non-ACC hoops slate

Trips to Maryland, Texas among challenges. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Clippers try to persuade Deandre Jordan

Old team making pitch to void agreement with Mavs. Read more at espn.com.

Wawrinka stunned at Wimbledon

Gasquet reaches semifinals in lengthy upset. Read more at yahoo.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Noles taking spring game to Orlando

Citrus Bowl will host 2016 FSU scrimmage. Read more at cbssports.com.

Cam Newton a novice Down Under

Panthers QB tries Australian football. Read more at espn.com.

Avery Johnson's son joining him

Junior transferring to Alabama. Read more at yahoo.com.

NBA star blames iPhone for shooting woes

Spurs' Matt Bonner attributes "tennis elbow" to his new phone's bigger display. Read more at foxnews.com.

Spurs get help

Aldridge, David West revitalize frontcourt. Read more at grantland.com.

David Lee heading to Celtics

Golden State reportedly will receive Gerald Wallace. Read more at csnbayarea.com.

Serena challenged but advances

Azarenka falls in quarters at Wimbledon. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Women to face traditional U.S. Open course

Lancaster CC is lush. Read more at usatoday.com.

Caddie booted from Women's Open

USGA cites Sei Young Kim's caddie for taking improper photo of course setup notes. Read more at foxnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Serena defeats Venus

Williams sisters battle at Wimbledon. Read more at yahoo.com.

McIlroy's British Open status in doubt

Golfer injures ankle playing soccer. Read more at golfchannel.com.

Wolfpack has biggest gain in hoops attendance

Syracuse leads nation in fan support. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tide reports violations

One gridder got too much scholarship money. Read more at msn.com.

Michigan switching to Nike

Move from Adidas scheduled for 2016. Read more at espn.com.

Mavs eye Lin

Point guard needed in Dallas. Read more at cbssports.com.

Ginobili will be back

Spurs vet makes announcement via Twitter. Read more at usatoday.com.

Skyrocketing NBA wages a sign of trouble ahead?

Financial firm contends Fed's monetary policy has created a bubble that will affect many industries. Read more at inflation.us.

Don Zimmer's jersey vanishes from luggage

Baseball icon's widow suspects TSA agent of theft. Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015

Royals have All-Star presence

Starters named for summer classic. Read more at cbssports.com.

Verlander struggling

Former Tigers ace winless since return from injury. Read more at yahoo.com.

Cavs payroll climbing

Deal in works for Nets' Johnson. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Spurs turn attention to Ginobili

San Antonio seeking one more season from elite performer. Read more at espn.com.

Lee emerges from four-man playoff

Par decisive on second extra hole. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tiger clawing back to success

Woods fires bogey-free 67 in final round at Greenbrier. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Dale Jr. wins in middle of the night

Earnhardt dominates race marred by spectacular last-lap crash. Read more at thescore.com.

NASCAR fans defend Confederate flags

Resistance to racing circuit's stance against Stars & Bars on display. Read more at msn.com.

WBO to take Mayweather's belt

Champ didn't pay fee on time. Read more at boxingjunkie.com.

Lloyd leads USA women's offensive

Japan falls, 5-2, in World Cup final. Read more at sportingnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015

New hot dog eating champion

Stonie stops Chestnut's streak. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Colleges pursue eighth-grader

Pappoe already has 11 scholarship offers. Read more at yahoo.com.

Harper hits patriotic homer in Nats win

Slugger uses star-spangled bat to belt first-inning round-tripper. Read more at msn.com.

Seth Maness improves to 3-0

Former ECU star's perfect relief inning helps Cards beat Padres. Read more at 4029tv.com.

Marlins sued over Shark attack

Woman claims injuries in mascot incident, seeking $15,000. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Aldridge agrees with Spurs

Four-year deal worth $80 million. Read more at cbssports.com.

Blazers assistant dismissed over comment

Hughes spilled beans on Aldridge. Read more at espn.com.

Lakers looking to acquire Hibbert

Pacers would receive cash, picks. Read more at usatoday.com.

Dale Jr. on pole after Mother Nature intervenes

Rain forces NASCAR to set Coke 400 field based on practice speeds. Read more at usatoday.com.

Confederate flags continue to fly at Daytona

Many fans snub NASCAR's stance against Stars and Bars. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Tiger cools off at Greenbrier

Woods slips to 71, falls 7 shots behind leader Jason Bohn. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

England tops Germany

1-0 win yields third in women's World Cuo. Read more at msn.com.

Premature celebration costs 10k runner?

American Ben Payne loses lead at finish line to Briton Scott Overall. Read more at ajc.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Who are highest-paid college football coaches?

Tide's Saban leads the way. Read more at msn.com.

Video game settlements likely for college athletes

NCAA, Collegiate Licensing Company, EA Sports on the hook for millions in payments. Read more at usatoday.com.

Edsall has gotten Terps turned around

Maryland coach gets contract extension. Read more at yahoo.com.

Cuba confirms defections

Baseball players take leave during games in U.S. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

A-Rod, Yankees reach accord

Charities will benefit on milestone bonuses. Read more at cbssports.com.

'Ballhawk' extracts $150K for charity

Yankees accede to Zack Hample's suggestion to make donation in exchange for home run ball that marked A-Rod's 3,000th hit. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Mavs, Jordan getting close

$80 million deal coupled with expanded offensive role. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Aldridge weighing options

Lakers make second presentation. Read more at espn.com.

Dwyane Wade celebrates contract his way

Heat star marks new pact with tea and painted toenails. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Tiger still in the hunt at Greenbrier

Woods 4 shots behind leaders Scott Langley, Jhonattan Vegas. Read more at usatoday.com.

NASCAR distances itself from Trump

Racing circuit's season-ending awards ceremony to be moved from Trump National Doral Miami. Read more at msn.com.

Serena survives

Not so elementary with Watson. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015

P. Diddy avoids felony charges

Report: D.A. refers case to city attorney for possible misdemeanor charges in UCLA incident. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Has honeymoon ended for Charlie Strong?

Texas coach's team still has work to do to challenge for Big 12 crown. Read more at foxsports.com.

Seahawks need Wilson more than he needs them

Ex-NCSU QB capable of adapting to the system of any NFL team that signs him. Read more at sbnation.com.

Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders passes at 68

Former tight end served Lions as a player, coach, broadcaster and scount. Read more at prideofdetroit.com.

Tim Duncan not hanging up sneakers

39-year-old Wake Forest alum will play for Spurs in 2015-16. Read more at foxsports.com.

Wade chooses to stay with Heat

Team ponies up $20 million for one-year deal for 12-year veteran. Read more at msn.com.

Pete Rose sidesteps gambling question

Citing potential reinstatement meeting with commissioner Rob Manfred, banished Reds icon declines to comment on whether he bet on games as a player. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Tiger opens with solid round at Greenbrier

Woods four shots behind leader Scott Langley after recording 4-under-par 66. Read more at msn.com.

Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag

Golfer will adorn vintage General Lee car from "Dukes of Hazard" TV show with American flag. Read more at espn.com.

Wave of shark attacks rattles N.C.

Unprecedented onslaught breeds terror on state's beaches. Read more at telegraph.uk.co.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


ECU chancellor to step down

Ballard relinquishing post following upcoming school year. Read more at wral.com.

Navy officially joins AAC

Midshipmen's first conference foe will be ECU. Read more at eyeonannapolis.com.

There's life after football for George Koonce

Former ECU, NFL player crafts software for college athletes. Read more at footballmatters.org.

Spikes pleads guilty

Former Patriot gets year of probation in hit-and-run. Read more at espn.com.

Government may block Redskins from D.C.

Report: Obama administration won't go along with move from Landover, MD, to old Robert F. Kennedy Stadium location unless team changes name. Read more at yardbarker.com.

ESPN to Olberman: Pipe down

Network wants anchor to quit doing "commentary." Read more at hollywoodreporter.com.

Carrasco loses no-hitter with 1 strike to go

Cleveland right-hander finishes with 1-hitter in 8-1 win over Rays. Read more at msn.com.

Love sticking with Cavs

Injury sidelined him during run to NBA finals. Read more at cbssports.com.

Pelicans secure Davis

Deal valued at $145 million. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Tiger hoping to find game

Woods playing at Greenbrier after taking break. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Fox exec responds

Network criticized for U.S. Open coverage. Read more at usatoday.com.

Tomlinson, Brian accorded ACC honors

Duke star edges Notre Dame's Grant for male award. Read more yahoo.com.

Navy replacing Prowler with Growler

Marine Corps will continue flying Prowler out of Cherry Point through 2019. Read more at examiner.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


Emmert earned $1.8 million in 2013

NCAA president had $1.3 million salary, other compensation. Read more at usatoday.com.

Nike chairman Phil Knight stepping down

76-year-old co-founder plans to stay involved with company. Read more at msn.com.

Harbaugh recruiting DE he babysat

Stanford coach helped at home during childbirth. Read more at msn.com.

Brett Favre still confident

He's not planning to come out of retirement. Read more at cbssports.com.

Russell Wilson floats figure

QB mentions $25 million on upper end of salary. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Kings checking out Calipari

NBA club determining interest of Kentucky kingpin. Read more at yahoo.com.

Slumping Cubs hire a magician

Manager Joe Maddon hoping some tricks will improve team's fortunes. Read more at msn.com.

Team USA adds Triangle hurlers

Collegians meet Cuban club. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Daytona offering flag exchange

Track hosting events on Independence Day weekend. Read more at espn.com.

USA heads to World Cup Final

Carli Lloyd sparks 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

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