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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...

NUGGETS & BRIEFS FOR AUGUST 2014
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Compiled daily by Al Myatt
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MOST RECENTLY UPDATED FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 31, 2014

USA rolls past Finland

No baskets in second quarter for Finns. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Hutchison holds Yankees to one hit

Jays win, 2-0. Read more at si.com.

Peavy flirts with no-hitter

Giants hurler throws 7 1/3 hitless inning in 3-1 win over Brewers. Read more at sfgate.com.

Golson productive in return to Irish

QB accounts for five TDs in rout of Rice. Read more at espn.com.

Gurley leads Dawgs

Georgia pulls away to down Clemson. Read more at cbssports.com.

Sims gets the job done

New Tide quarterback directs win over West Virginia. Read more at usatoday.com.

Penn State nips UCF

Closing field goal yields win in Ireland. Read more at foxsports.com.

Buckeyes stay conservative

Freshman QB manages win against Navy. Read more at yahoo.com.

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2014

'Anchor Down' is out at Vandy

SEC rules Commodores can't wear uniforms again. Read more at usatoday.com.

It’s like deja vu for Commodores

Vandy's three-year run of momentum buried by AAC also-ran Temple. Read more at tennessean.com.

Things we learned from A&M's win over South Carolina

Gamecocks looking for answers with dangerous game against ECU coming up. Read more at sbnation.com.

Irish suspend fifth player

University probe into cheating continues. Read more at yahoo.com.

Notre Dame coach favors expanded playoff

Four teams in format which starts this year. Read more at nbcsports.com.

49ers' Smith gets nine-game suspension

Substance abuse and personal conduct violations involved. Read more at time.com.

USA basketball faces Finns

Pursuit of world title starts in Spain. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Stewart comments on tragedy

Driver makes statement before returning to racing. Read more at espn.com.

Venus falters in U.S. Open

Big names continue to tumble. Read more at foxsports.com.

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

FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

Post-Manziel era eclipses post-Clowney era

Texas A&M dominates South Carolina defense in 52-28 trouncing. Read more at usatoday.com.

Temple throttles Vandy in opener

Owls get American Athletic Conference season off to eye-opening start with road  beat down of SEC foe. Read more at philly.com.

More trouble for Trojans

Running back quits, goes on Twitter tirade. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Josh Shaw may be able to come back

Southern Cal player lied about injured ankles. Read more at espn.com.

How Shaw fooled USC

Reports: Duplicity included multiple lies to multiple parties. Read more at newsweek.com.

Beamer gets contract extension

Hokies add two years, terms not disclosed. Read more at yahoo.com.

Four Tar Heel players suspended

Action follows walk-on's concussion. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

JTIII: Georgetown will keep pace with Power 5

Hoyas coach says Big East will not be left behind in hoops. Read more at washingtontimes.com.

NFL game capsules

Panthers, Redskins, Broncos among the winners. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Peyton fined for taunting

Denver QB says penalty for confronting Texans safety D.J. Swearinger is "money well spent." Read more at denverpost.com.

Bortles punctuates preseason with exclamation point

Former UCF QB makes strong push to be Jags starter with poised, productive performance against Falcons. Read more at nfl.com.

Jerry Jones mad about not drafting Manziel

Cowboys owner has regrets he was talked out of taking Johnny Football. Read more at nypost.com.

Manziel unveils new persona in Snickers commercial

First it was Johnny Football. Now it's Johnny JamBoogie. Read more at cleveland.com.

NFL gets tougher on domestic violence

Repeat violation could mean ban. Read more at usatoday.com.

Avila lifts Tigers

Two-out hit in bottom of ninth tops Yankees. Read more at cbssports.com.

Stewart returning to racing

Absence followed fatal accident. Read more at foxsports.com.

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

THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014

Rocker to resurface on 'Survivor'

Former Braves pitcher known for stinging comments. Read more at usatoday.com.

Browns receiver gets one-year suspension

Ban stems from substance abuse. Read more at espn.com.

Doc Rivers has cash flow

Clippers coach gets $50 million contract. Read more at foxsports.com.

USA rolls past Slovenia

Anthony Davis scores 18. Read more at yahoo.com.

College of Charleston to restart hoops coaching search

Top choices bow out. Read more at cbssports.com.

ACC announces hoops schedule

Duke concludes regular season in Chapel Hill. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

College football season opens with Georgia State win

Last minute field goal lifts Panthers over Abilene Christian for first win as an FBS member. Read more at foxnews.com.

Questions remain at USC after Josh Shaw suspension

Team captain admits fabricating story about how his ankles were injured. Read more at latimes.com.

Projection has Pirates going back to St. Pete

Foe would be BC. Read more at si.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

Jeter recalls day he and Rivera were sent down

This is one unlikely story that is not an urban legend. Read more at apnewsarchive.com.

NBA mandates more room behind baskets

Decree was planned before George's injury. Read more at espn.com.

LeBron influential in Love's decision

Cavaliers have undergone extreme makeover. Read more at usatoday.com.

Charlotte considering improving Hornets arena

Floor, locker rooms among areas for upgrades. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

How Steve Ballmer became a hoops mogul

Nervous anticipation preceded initial meeting with Clippers coaches and players. Read more at wsj.com.

Brady Quinn says he's been cut

QB completed all four passes in only preseason action for Dolphins. Read more at cbssports.com.

Judge sides with Hernandez

Evidence from cell phones, iPads to be suppressed. Read more at foxsports.com.

Bahamas Bowl gets sponsor

Popeyes will back Dec. 24 matchup. Read more at si.com.

Razorbacks could deliver cheap pizzas

Pennies deal contingent on beating Auburn. Read more at yahoo.com.

Report: Tar Heels' hazing left walk-on with concussion

UNC-Chapel Hill athletics issues statement. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

Army football looking for better things

Loss string to Navy is program's biggest challenge. Read more at si.com.

College assignment turns into football data base

Former Vandy baseball player will provide statistical input for college football playoffs. Read more at usatoday.com.

Arkansas QB's truck set on fire

Brandon Allen's vehicle one of three torched in apparent arson. Read more at sbnation.com.

Coker, Sims listed as co-starters for Tide

Saban not committing to 'nine innings' with either QB. Read more at cbssports.com.

ACC preview favors Noles

Virginia Tech to be tested by ECU after Ohio State trip. Read more at foxsports.com.

Panthers make cuts

Receivers trimmed from roster. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tiger parts ways with swing coach

Sean Foley characterizes split as amicable. Read more at espn.com.

Murray gets first round U.S. Open win

Performance limited by cramps. Read more at yahoo.com.

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

MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2014

South Korea wins Little League World Series

Chicago falls in final. Read more at foxsports.com.

Soccer player dead after being hit by rock

Fans react negatively to loss. Read more at yahoo.com.

Mahan makes his Ryder Cup case

Three late birdies yield Barclays win. Read more at cbssports.com.

Cam Newton to miss last exhibition

Panthers QB has hairline rib fracture. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Rams' Bradford has torn ACL

Injury expected to sideline signal caller for season. Read more at espn.com.

Marino rejoins Dolphins as advisor

Days on TV desk over prolific passer. Read more at usatoday.com.

Haden spends time in hospital

Southern California AD also serves on playoff selection committee. Read more at nbcsports.com.

How Bill Hancock became czar of the College Football Playoff

It all began with a diaper change. Read more at newsok.com.

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

SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2014

Day, Furyk share lead at The Barclays

Duo at nine-under going into final round. Read more at cbssports.com.

Yankees retire No. 6

Joe Torre guided club to four World Series titles. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Rays protest against Jays

Maddon contends replay challenge came too late. Read more at espn.com.

Love to Cavaliers confirmed

Top draft pick Wiggins headed to Minnesota. Read more at foxsports.com.

Team USA hoops favors size

12-man roster set. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Another concussion for Wes Welker

Helmet hit during loss to Texans sends Broncos receiver to locker room. Read more at abcnews.com.

Meet college football's new shrine

New Hall of Fame facilityy celebrates college football with high-tech pageantry. Read more at myfox8.com.

Clemson, Marshall rated playoff possibilities

Soft schedule could hurt Herd. Read more at usatoday.com.

Pirate combo approaching records

Hardy within reach of FBS career receptions mark. Read more at yahoo.com.

It's Chicago vs. Seoul for Little League title

Sunday's championship game is set for 3 p.m. ET (ABC). Read more at sportingnews.com.

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 2014

Beer bringing revenue at college games

Sales brewing at SMU. Read more at espn.com.

College practices become less physical

Strong uses tape to evaluate Horns' toughness. Read more at cbssports.com.

Gators reward walk-ons

Team celebrates good news for McNeely, Velez. Read more at foxsports.com.

Kent State plans tribute

Number on helmet will honor late teammate. Read more at yahoo.com.

Ice Bucket Challenge leads to shocking incident

Electric arc injures four firemen at Campbellsville University. Read more at wtvq.com.

Chris Johnson brimming with confidence

Former ECU star ready to carry the load for the New York Jets. Read more at nydailynews.com.

Gesture costs Manziel $12,000

Rookie responds to talk in exhibition game. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

"Jimmy Graham Rule" costs Jimmy Graham

Saints' All-Pro tight end fined $30K for crossbar dunks in exhibition game. Read more at usatoday.com.

Red Sox shell out for Cuban defector

Castillo agrees to $72 million for six years. Read more at usatoday.com.

Manfred signs on as MLB commissioner

Plans to maintain consensus among clubs. Read more at si.com.

Cubs stuck in the mud

Column: Bad luck, rundown stadium and Obamacare conspire against franchise. Read more at suntimes.com.

Golfer penalized for green-shredding

Playing ball from wrong green costs Korean Seung-Yul Noh two strokes. Read more at nypost.com.

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

FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014

Female Little Leaguer boosts ratings

Mo'Ne Davis, Philadelphia fall to Las Vegas. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Pete Rose wants second chance

New commissioner may lift ban after 25 years. Read more at usatoday.com.

Washington Nationals' 10-game run making history

One more win will give team longest streak for a D.C. team since 1933. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Price loses one-hitter to former club

Rays prevent sweep by Tigers. Read more at espn.com.

Steelers running back duo busted

Pot charges expected against Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. Read more at post-gazette.com.

Under Armour offers Kevin Durant rich deal

Report: Proposed pact may be worth $285 over 10 years. Read more at newsok.com.

Dwyane Wade facing foreclosure

Report: Heat star stops making payments on Chicago residence of his ex-wife. Read more at ibtimes.com.

Rory suffers woeful start at Barclays

Northern Irishman's bid for fourth straight win misfires with first-round 74. Read more at telegraph.co.uk.

NCAA planning appeal on O'Bannon ruling

Antitrust status in question. Read more at foxsports.com.

Carden among players to watch

Skip Holtz listed as a coach on hot seat. Read more at si.com.

RB Davis questionable for Gamecocks

Spurrier confident in depth. Read more at cbssports.com.

Tim Howard taking break

Goalie plans to return to U.S. soccer after family time. Read more at yahoo.com.

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

THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014

Jim Kelly gets good news

Former Bills quarterback cancer free after treatments. Read more at si.com.

Cowboy$ top U.S. sports franchises in value

Dallas' NFL team appraised at more than $3 billion. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

PATs not automatic in NFL preseason

Eight missed from longer range. Read more at espn.com.

Browns named Hoyer starting QB

Experience was factor in competition with Manziel. Read more at cbssports.com.

Age no foe for some of NFL's veteran stars

Preparation, training, strict diets and consistent sleep habits play a role in keeping old codgers going. Read more at apnewsarchive.com.

Volcano could impact UCF-Penn State clash in Ireland

Ash from Iceland could affect plane flights. Read more at yahoo.com.

Clemson loses top RB

Brooks will use his redshirt year. Read more at usatoday.com.

Tony Stewart skips third straight race

Three-time NASCAR champ has been in seclusion since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. Read more at apnewsarchive.com.

Former boxing champ sentenced for bank robbery

Page gets seven-year sentence. Read more at foxsports.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014

Ditka weighs in on Redskins' name

Former Bears coach faults liberals. Read more at usatoday.com.

Clark says comment sparked Manziel

'This isn't college' drew obscene reaction. Read more at cbssports.com.

Ex-players clash on NFL concussion settlement

It's a hot subject in a hot summer. Read more at usatoday.com.

NFL to Coldplay: Pay to play

League wants artists to pony up to perform at Super Bowl halftime. Read more at wsj.com.

Carden, Hardy have paid dues

McNeill cites competitive depth. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Buckeyes' Miller done for the season

Ohio State faces adjustment after star QB reinjures shoulder. Read more at abcnews.com.

Maryland to maintain scholarships

Terps setting trend in academic support with four-year grants. Read more at nbcsports.com,

Coach K, Class of 1969, visits West Point

Duke mentor brings Team USA for tour. Read more at yahoo.com.

Tiger taking some time off

Agility work is part of plan. Read more at espn.com.

Arnold Palmer gets a pacemaker

Golf legend's surgery corrected an abnormal heartbeat. Read more at orlandosentinel.com.

Carl Edwards shifts to Joe Gibbs Racing

NASCAR star will drive the No. 19 Toyota starting next season. Read more at kansascity.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

Congress could weigh in on college athletics

Court system may not be the exclusive means of change. Read more at cbssports.com.

Pirates get no respect in polls

Blue Devils also excluded after breakout season. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tulsa hit with Title IX lawsuit

University allegedly failed to protect female student. Read more at espn.com.

Nebraska receiver lived without power, water for a week

Bell took job as bartender to pay bills. Read more at si.com.

Steve Ballmer debuts as Clippers owner

Microsoft icon assures fans team won't move to Seattle. Read more at apnewsarchive.com.

McCutchen ready to return

Prominent Pirate takes batting practice. Read more at yahoo.com.

Lots of drama as Wyndham winds up

FedExCup field set. Read more at pgatour.com.

Nadal withdraws from U.S. Open tennis

Wrist injury sidelines defending champ. Read more at foxsports.com.

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

MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

Full cost of attendance may be difficult to determine

Factors vary with institutions. Read more at usatoday.com.

Noles atop AP poll

Ten preseason favorites have won national titles since 1950. Read more at espn.com.

Peyton dominant in Denver win

Manning completes 12 of 14 in two series to help Broncos spoil 49ers' first game in Levi's Stadium. Read more at newsday.com.

Jonathan Stewart impresses as Panthers beat Chiefs

Former first-round draft pick gives Carolina a boost after replacing DeAngelo Williams. Read more at foxnews.com.

Gordon goes from pole to checkered flag

Win at Michigan his first since 2001. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Josh Hamilton trying to find earlier form

Scioscia expresses frustration in slugger's lack of production. Read more at cbssports.com.

Cuddyer breaks out in return from DL

Two-time All-Star hits for cycle as Rockies thump Reds. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Villegas wins Wyndham

Closing 63 good for $954,000. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tiger passing on hefty appearance fees

Back takes priority over bucks. Read more at yahoo.com.

Fastest on the planet includes Rio beach

Bolt wins 100 meter in atypical setting. Read more at foxsports.com.

Adults making big money playing dodgeball

Recent Las Vegas event featured $20,000 prize. Read more at newser.com.

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

SUNDAY, AUG. 17, 2014

Larry Brown criticizes recruit's decision

Point guard went pro rather than play for Mustangs. Read more at yahoo.com.

Texas A&M names Manziel's successor

Kenny Hill to start at QB for Aggies. Read more at usatoday.com.

Furniture store offers deal on Aggies-Gamecocks game

If Aggies win by 10 points or more, purchases are refunded. Read more dallasnews.com.

One of suspended Notre Dame players denies charges

Daniels says he wrote his own papers. Read more at si.com.

Clowney makes impact in Texans' victory

Top draft pick makes big hits behind the line of scrimmage in win over Atlanta. Read more at foxnews.com.

Bon Jovi reaches out to Jim Kelly in Bills bid

Rocker and NFL Hall of Famer discuss possible mutual effort to buy franchise. Read more at buffalonews.com.

Ortiz's historic night powers Boston

First of two blasts in win over Astros makes slugger first Red Sox player to reach 400 homers. Read more at boston.com.

Watney leads Wyndham

Birdie on 18th provides one-shot margin. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tringale asks for disqualification

Honesty costs pro golfer $53,000. Read more at espn.com.

Kevin Sutherland cards first Champions Tour 59

Record round includes final bogey. Read more at cbssports.com.

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 16, 2014

Process of College Football Playoff seeding revealed

Committee members with connections will be recused. Read more at foxsports.com.

Buckeyes to meet Oregon State, UNLV

Dates replace canceled UNC-Chapel Hill games. Read more at yahoo.com.

Irish dealing with academic fraud

Report: Four gridders dismissed, victories could be vacated. Read more at cbssports.com.

New NASCAR rule addresses leaving disabled vehicle

Smoke or fire in car an exception. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

New MLB commissioners will face challenges

Transition from Selig should be smooth but labor issues persist. Read more at si.com.

Sacramento goes King size

Center of Indian descent is 7-5, 360. Read more at espn.com.

No shirt, no medal

Stripping French runner stripped of European steeplechase title. Read more at usatoday.com.

Girl dominates at Little League World Series

Taney Youth Baseball Association of Philadelphia's Mo’ne Davis shuts out Nashville to become first girl in Little League history to earn a win. Read more at nytimes.com.

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

FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014

Manfred voted MLB commissioner

Deciding ballot is unanimous. Read more at espn.com.

Scherzer fans 14

Tigers top Pirates. Read more at yahoo.com.

San Antonio Raiders?

Expenses calculated for Alamodome renovation to NFL standards. Read more at si.com.

Keenum gets snaps with first unit

Texans trying to recover from dismal showing. Read more at cbssports.com.

Fantasy football costly for employers

Firm estimates losses at $13 billion. Read more at foxsports.com.

Appalachian returns to site of huge upset

Mountaineers moving to FBS. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Former Houston linebacker dies in Afghanistan

Hairston's unit engaged in small arms fire. Read more at usatoday.com.

Tony Stewart won't race at Michigan

Driver will skip second straight race after fatal incident at small dirt track. Read more at abcnews.com.

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

THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014

Myths and facts from the Power Five

What each league is selling and the reality of its claims. Read more at espn.com.

Rich Rod not happy with walk-on rule

Arizona coach opposes inclusion in class limit. Read more at si.com.

Golson named Notre Dame starter

Quarterback wins job after academic suspension. Read more at cbssports.com.

Case of UCF player's death going to Florida Supreme Court

Compensation was significantly reduced from earlier ruling. Read more at foxsports.com.

Plenty on the line at Wyndham

PGA converges on Greensboro. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tiger takes name off Ryder Cup list

Lingering back problems prompt Woods to inform U.S. captain Tom Watson in a phone call. Read more at apnews.com.

Obama visit disrupts Vineyard golfers

President's security continent wands and frisks course regulars. Read more at pagesix.com.

'Only Tony knows'

Stewart's hometown weighs in on racing tragedy. Read more at usatoday.com.

Baseball owners gather

Selig's successor could emerge. Read more at yahoo.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

What could go wrong with college football playoff?

Worst-case scenarios examined. Read more at si.com.

How big are the Big 5 conferences?

American thinks it has the best chance of crashing the party. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

Gamecocks thinking SEC crown

Spurrier confident despite personnel departures to NFL. Read more at yahoo.com.

Judge dismisses Frazier's wrongful termination suit

Former NCCU football coach was trying to regain position. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Deacs starting true freshman at quarterback

Clawson says rookie gives Wake best chance to win. Read more at cbssports.com.

Peyton Manning miffed over Broncos camp fight

Denver QB not happy about skirmishing in the family. Read more at espn.com.

Raiders, Cowboys brawl during practice

Two all-out scrums develop while teams work out together. Read more at sfgate.com.

Sale of Clippers completed

Ballmer looking forward to taking franchise higher. Read more at espn.com.

Stewart could still face charges

Investigation thus far hasn't shown criminal intent. Read more at usatoday.com.

ESPN announcer blames death on southern 'culture'

Colin Herd rips what he calls South's “eye-for-an-eye” worldview. Read more at truthrevolt.com.

Stanton taking ice bucket challenge

Marlins outfielder will get doused by fan. Read more at foxsports.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014

Slive talks about new era in college sports

NCAA appealing decision in O'Bannon suit. Read more at espn.com.

NCAA seeks clarification on O'Bannon ruling

NCAA calls language of Judge Claudia Wilken's ruling ambiguous. Read more at apnews.com.

Social media can hinder recruits

Player recently tweeted commitments to four schools. Read more at yahoo.com.

Petersen building unity with ancient philosophy

Former Boise State coach learned approach at UC-Davis. Read more at si.com.

Wake makes transitions

New coaches create hope for Wellman, facilities improving. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Cam Newton cleared for exhibition action

Panthers meet Chiefs on Sunday. Read more at cbssports.com.

QB Brady Quinn signs with Dolphins

Former first-round draft pick will compete with Matt Moore to back up Ryan Tannehill. Read more at nytimes.com.

Stewart facing uncertain future

Authorities continue to investigate youthful driver's death. Read more at usatoday.com.

Tiger's Ryder Cup status remains in question

Condition of Woods' back likely to be decisive. Read more at foxsports.com.

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

MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2014

McIlroy's legacy takes a big leap with PGA win

25-year old prevails in the dark with two of the world's best golfers nipping at his heels. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Rory's British Open ball auctioned

Price tag of $52,000 second only to Bobby Jones. Read more at espn.com.

Shaken Stewart withdraws from race

NASCAR star hit and killed walking driver Saturday night. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Twitter war erupts between Olberman, NACAR fans

Racing fans take exception to ESPN announcer's criticism of NASCAR in wake of Kevin Ward death. Read more at usatoday.com.

Ward death highlights history of confrontation in racing

Combative disputes no stranger to either NASCAR or Tony Stewart. Read more at nytimes.com.

Bennett back with Bears

Suspension for slamming rookie was a lesson for veteran TE. Read more at cbssports.com.

Venus falls in final

Radwanska effective from baseline. Read more at foxsports.com.

NCAA to appeal O'Bannon ruling

Emmert responds regarding antitrust status. Read more at yahoo.com.

Beamer takes ice bucket challenge

Dousing raises awareness of ALS. Read more at si.com.

Noles QB gets variety of questions

Some relate to football, some off the wall, some to crableg episode. Read more at usatoday.com.

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

SUNDAY, AUG. 10, 2014

Navy SEAL trying to play college football

32-year old Hruby relentless at defensive end. Read more at suntimes.com.

Colorado State dismisses AD

Move comes in midst of football stadium fundraising drive. Read more at yahoo.com.

O'Bannon prepared to continue battle

Judge's ruling could be subject to Supreme Court interpretation. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Column: Sky isn't falling on college sports

O'Bannon case strikes the right balance on compensation for athletes — for now. Read more at sltrib.com.

George O'Leary pushes back against resignation report

Central Florida football coach denies Fox Sports story. Read more at orlandosentinel.com.

Jeter passes Honus Wagner on career hits list

Retiring Yankee moves into lead among shortstops. Read more at espn.com.

Lebron 'stunt' gets ESPN host suspended

TV and radio personality gets in hot water over Cleveland billboard. Read more at foxnews.com.

Gordon grabs Glen pole

NASCAR stages road race today. Read more at nascar.com.

McIlroy leads PGA

Birdies on three of last four holes put Rory at 13-under. Read more at usatoday.com.

Venus beats Serena

Five-game losing streak to sister ends. Read more at foxsports.com.

Amputee realizes dream of becoming pro wrestler

Iraq war vet Chris Melendez's debut match will air on Spike TV. Read more at foxnews.com.

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014

Judge rules against NCAA

Decision states current structure violates antitrust laws. Read more at espn.com.

CAA commissioner opposed autonomy

Yeager: 'We're not even in the room.' Read more at espn.com.

Boise State president not happy about vote

Says no Division I president should support Power Five. Read more at si.com.

ACC, Terps settle suit

League will keep $31 million. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Duke point guards not competing

Jones, Cook plan to collaborate. Read more at yahoo.com.

Alonzo Mourning heads Hall of Fame class

Center came back from kidney transplant to win NBA title. Read more at latimes.com.

Jonathan Martin returns to football with 49ers

Offensive lineman plays first half in exhibition. Read more at usatoday.com.

Preliminary hearing set for Sharper

Former All-Pro safety faces multiple rape charges. Read more at foxsports.com.

Marlins unlikely to re-sign Stanton

Slugger's worth may exceed Miami's means. Read more at cbssports.com.

McIlroy takes PGA lead

Rory shoots 67 on Friday. Read more at espn.com.

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

FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014

Autonomy question passes NCAA board vote

Balloting is 16-2. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

After autonomy vote, what's next?

Tony Barnhart:  The college athletics world is going to be different. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

Opinion: Vote amounts to virtual coronation of 'Big 5'

Macur: NCAA's core purpose no longer applies. Read more at nytimes.com.

American sets its aims on joining Power Five

Commissioner Mike Aresco supports autonomy but is wary of perceptions. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Snyder bemoans big money's influence

Kansas State football coach says colleges have sacrificed values. Read more kansascity.com.

Bearcats overlooked no more

With UCF off the schedule and contenders ECU and Houston at home, Bearcats look to own the American. Read more at foxnews.com.

Trump makes formal bid for Bills

Proposal will be first for NFL franchise. Read more at foxsports.com.

Jay Gruden comes up a winner

Redskins thump Patriots 23-6 in first-year coach's debut. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Vick wakes up crowd as Jets beat Colts

Speed is still there in two-series stint for former Virginia Tech quarterback. Read more at nydailynews.com.

Landon Donovan to retire

End of MLS season will conclude his career. Read more at yahoo.com.

Durant withdraws from Team USA

Mental and physical exhaustion cited as reason for Thunder star's departure. Read more at si.com.

Cavs have agreement for Love

Long term deal reported. Read more at cbssports.com.

Felton suspended four games

Gun charge prompts NBA action. Read more at usatoday.com.

Tiger struggles at PGA

Three-over round puts Woods in danger of missing cut. Read more at espn.com.

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

THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

Vote looms on autonomy for top leagues

NCAA proposal would allow for any other Division I conference to opt in to Power 5's rules. Read more at nytimes.com.

Washington State ponies up for Leach

Coach's pay boosted $500,000 annually after snapping bowl drought. Read more at si.com.

Wojcik forgiven following firing

College of Charleston dismisses hoops coach after abuse investigation. Read more at yahoo.com.

Duke AD signs extension

White's pact runs through 2021. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Junior, sister share Earnhardt stories

Podcasts reveal personal side of popular driver. Read more at usatoday.com.

Woods arrives at Valhalla

Practice round may determine status for PGA. Read more at espn.com.

Tiger brings drama even in practice round

His back is back, and he with it. Read more at usatoday.com.

Oosthuizen wins long drive

Late day 340-yard belt is best. Read more at golfweek.com.

Nike no shoe-in for Durant

Thunder star pursued by others. Read more at cbssports.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2014

Spurs hire female assistant

Becky Hammon retiring as WNBA player, welcomed by Popovich. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Snyder defends Redskins

Owner says it is a term of honor, respect. Read more at espn.com.

Bears suspend Bennett

Tight end apparently overreacted to rookie's tackle. Read more at yahoo.com.

A-Rod's alleged supplier to plead guilty

Bosch arrested in Tuesday sweep. Read more at foxsports.com.

Pirates' McCutchen sidelined

Oblique injury won't help Bucs' playoff chances. Read more at si.com.

Tiger's caddy optimistic

Woods questionable for PGA with back trouble. Read more at cbssports.com.

Defense may make difference for Houston

Cougars expected to contend in AAC. Read more at usatoday.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014

Team USA expected to cut three

Official announcement today on Wall, Beal, Millsap. Read more at espn.com.

NFL teams to deploy Microsoft Surface

League okays use of tablet computers on sidelines and in coaches box. Read more at techcrunch.com.

Valhalla well-suited for major golf

PGA visiting Kentucky layout. Read more at foxsports.com.

Tiger's caddy gathers data

Woods uncertain for PGA. Read more at yahoo.com.

Fight over rules sends golfers to hospital

Duffers wind up in ER after argument on Pennsylvania course. Read more at cbslocal.com.

Princeton Review ranks Auburn No. 1 "Jock School"

UAB makes top 20 for "Best Health Services" and "Best Athletic Facilities." Read more at al.com.

Syracuse crowned No. 1 "Party School"

BYU repeats at top of Princeton Review's "stone-cold sober" list. Read more at ap.org.

Hokies lose offensive lineman

Ankle injury led to blood clots. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Wake without nose tackle

Garcia expected to miss season with knee ailment. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Kaminski leaving Michigan State program

Izzo clarifies terms of departure. Read more at usatoday.com.

Jeter commits to Duke

Big man should replace Okafor. Read more at cbssports.com.

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

MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2014

Earnhardt wins at Pocono

Junior completes track sweep. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tiger withdraws with back ailment

Awkward shot leads to exit from Bridgestone. Read more at usatoday.com.

Wiggins wants to play where he's wanted

Acquisition of Love could lead to deal for top pick. Read more at espn.com.

Ray Allen uncertain about 19th season

Prolific shooter weighing options, would be comfortable retiring. Read more at si.com.

Spurrier: ECU tougher than some Big Ten teams

Ol' Ball Coach speaks out against power conferences playing only each other. Read more at sbnation.com.

League networks highly profitable

ACC could be next to reap benefits. Read more at cbssports.com.

Air Force Academy investigating behavioral issues

Coaches called on carpet. Read more at foxsports.com.

Kiffin expounds on Alabama hire

First discussion with Saban was years ago. Read more at yahoo.com.

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

SUNDAY, AUG. 3, 2014

Wojcik's attorney counters charges with video

Tape appears to absolve coach of abuse contention. Read more at si.com.

Auburn has personnel issues

Marshall won't start opener against Arkansas. Read more at espn.com.

Pro Football Hall enshrines seven

Southern Miss alum Ray Guy, legendary punter, among inductees. Read more at espn.com.

Strahan's gap challenged sculptor

Likeness revealed at HOF induction. Read more at foxsports.com.

Cespedes bats cleanup in Red Sox debut

Boston's new slugger generates excitement in first appearance since blockbuster trade brought him from Oakland, but Yankees prevail on the scoreboard 6-4. Read more at mlb.com.

Pacers' George has surgery

Broken leg occurred in Team USA scrimmage. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Lebron license plates coming to Ohio?

State legislator plans legislation to permit sale of commemorative ”LeBron James Witness 2.0” plate. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Garcia leads by three strokes

McIlroy in pursuit this time. Read more at cbssports.com.

Friendly pairing generates full House

Elite clubs set record for soccer game in U.S. Read more at usatoday.com.

Bolt wows Scots

World's fastest man anchors record relay. Read more at yahoo.com.

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 2014

Garcia ties Firestone course record

Sergio has three-shot lead after 36 holes. Read more at foxsports.com.

Circumstances of Johnson's leave may be drug related

Report says golfer tested positive for cocaine. Read more at espn.com.

MLB makes statement on controversial replay ruling

Review took over six minutes. Read more at usatoday.com.

Red Sox may have landed Big Papi 2.0

Boston slugger believes Yoenis Cespedes may be a younger version of himself. Read more at nypost.com.

Wild deadline day sends shockwaves

Eye-catching swaps executed on eve of MLB trade deadline. Read more at foxsports.com.

Pacers' Paul George suffers gruesome leg injury

All-star forward goes down during Team USA scrimmage. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Spurs resign Parker

2014 NBA champions staying together. Read more at yahoo.com.

LSU sells out for 11th straight year

Bigger stadium enables school to sell a record 74,350 season football tickets. Read more at nbcsports.com.

NCCU looking for respect

Eagles plan up-tempo style. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Three Tide players suspended

Another out with academic issues. Read more at cbssports.com.

Maryland loses 7-1 recruit

Reed banned by Terps after arrest. Read more at si.com.

UCLA must replace Pauley Pavilion floor

Historic facility's famed hardwood and other campus properties damaged by 20 million gallon deluge of water after water main break. Read more at lakeplacidnews.com.

Little League slugger gives new meaning to "Girl Power"

Ponytail bobs up and down as 12-year-old Kayla Roncin circles the bases after her homer helps Toms River, NJ, in its pursuit of a Little League World Series berth. Read more at foxnews.com.

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

FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 2014

Coaches rate Noles No. 1

Tide in second spot. Read more at cbssports.com.

Sooners and Houston set neutral site game

Oklahoma to open 2016 season with Cougars at Texans' NRG Stadium. Read more at nbcsports.com.

More than 900 cars still trapped at soggy UCLA

Campus still reeling after 20-million-gallon deluge from burst water main. Read more at cbslocal.com.

Manziel even in QB battle

Browns look for leadership after 4-12 season. Read more at si.com.

Trump advances in effort to buy Bills

Real estate mogul is prepared to make all-cash offer for sole ownership of team. Read more at billingsgazette.com.

MLB runner out by 15 feet called safe

Reds take advantage of new rule interpretation for 3-1 win. Read more at foxsports.com.

Red Sox could be winners at trade deadline

Lester, Gomes dealt to A's for Cespedes. Read more at usatoday.com.

Price lands in Detroit

Tigers add another Cy Young winner in three-team deal. Read more at espn.com.

Bzdelik hired as Grizzlies assistant

Former Wake Forest coach has considerable NBA experience. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tiger has best round since return

Four months after back surgery, Woods fires 2-under 68 at Firestone to stay within range of leader Marc Leishman. Read more at abcnews.com.

Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from PGA Tour

Plans to address health mean he'll miss Ryder Cup. Read more at yahoo.com.

Sumo wrestlers travel in tight squeezes

Japan's jumbo athletes take snug plane and bus rides. Read more at wsj.com.

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


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