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...

NUGGETS & BRIEFS FOR JULY 2014
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Compiled daily by Al Myatt
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MOST RECENTLY UPDATED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

Rich Rod sounds off

Says substitution proposal was based on personal agenda. Read more at usatoday.com.

N.C. State, WVU schedule games

Series even, 5-5. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Ducks picked in Pac-12

League championship going to neutral site. Read more at espn.com.

Warrant issued for 5-star UGa prospect

Receiver Darnell Salomon identified as suspect in dorm theft. Read more at ajc.com.

Stoops takes jab at Aggies schedule

Non-conference lineup leaves Oklahoma coach unimpressed. Read more at nbcsports.com.

It's Greek to Deacs

Manning announces addition of big man. Read more at si.com.

Cowboys great Newhouse passes

Hard-working running back played in three Super Bowls. Read more at nytimes.com.

Felton fined on gun charge

No jail time following plea agreement. Read more at cbssports.com.

Alzheimer's leads to ownership change

Bowlen stepping down from Broncos' leadership. Read more at yahoo.com.

Maybin caught for amphetamine use

MLB metes out 25-game suspension. Read more at foxsports.com.

Country's oldest golf magazine abandons print

Golf World going entirely digital. Read more at ap.org.

Arrests made in Stubhub thefts

Six charged after after more than 1,600 accounts hacked. Read more at bbc.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

Vols to meet West Virginia in Charlotte

Neutral site matchup slated for 2018. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Ball coach gets digs at Dabo

Rivals talk heats up as season approaches. Read more at espn.com.

Petrino was caddy daddy

Path to redemption included strolls on links with daughter. Read more at yahoo.com.

Baker Mayfield looking to play for Sooners

Status of Texas Tech transfer uncertain. Read more at si.com.

Green Bay still bitter about Favre

Retirement of jersey delayed. Read more at usatoday.com.

SF Giants broadcaster coping with physical decline

Color commentator and former pitcher Mike Krukow is suffering from a degenerative muscle disease. Read more at mercurynews.com.

Rays pitcher ill with Chikungunya?

Joel Peralta suffering symptoms that resemble those of the mosquito-borne virus. Read more at cbslocal.com.

Sterling meets with potential buyer

Nothing of substance comes out of 90-minute session with Balmer. Read more at foxsports.com.

Mudiay gets one-year deal in China

Contract will play $1.2 million. Read more at cbssports.com.

Queen's racehorse tests positive for banned drug

Palace says initial indications point to morphine-contaminated feed. Read more at telegraph.co.uk.

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

TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

Winston: 'Learned from mistakes'

Seminoles quarterback 'on a pedestal.' Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

FSU's Fisher weighs in on playoff

Sees luster of bowls diminished. Read more at usatoday.com.

Bowlsby paints bleak picture

Big 12 commissioner says cheating pays. Read more at espn.com.

Noles picked in ACC

Miami favored in Coastal Division. Read more at foxsports.com.

Johnny Back-Up leads jersey sales

Seattle's Wilson in second. Read more at yahoo.com.

Tebow still training for another shot at NFL

“I feel the strongest, healthiest, throwing the best I ever have," says former college and pro quarterback. Read more at cbslocal.com.

Mettenberger sucker punched by Alabama fan

Bar owner: Titans rookie did nothing to provoke blow in the face. Read more at usatoday.com.

Taser stops fight between pro athletes

Rams Jo-Lonn Dunbar and former NBA first round draft pick Donte Greene arrested after altercation at Miami Beach night club. Read more at cbslocal.com.

Nicklaus likes Rory's confidence

Youngster draws comments from veterans. Read more at cbssports.com.

FIFA keeping corruption report in house

World Cup sites may have been subject to bribes. Read more at si.com.

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

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

McIlroy wins third major

Lead dwindles but Rory holds on. Read more at espn.com.

Ladbrokes is buying

McIlroy's dad collects on long odds. Read more at espn.com.

Wozniaki wins, too

Rory's former fiancee gets first title of year. usatoday.com.

Rory has fan ejected

British Open winner had had enough after his 15th hole tee shot. Read more at usatoday.com.

Woods lobbies for Ryder selection

Tiger struggles in first major since back surgery. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Bon Jovi interested in Bills

Says he would keep franchise in Buffalo. Read more at cbssports.com.

Price is right for Rays

Lefty leads sweep of Minnesota. Read more at foxsports.com.

Marlins snap streak

McGehee homers in 3-2 win over Giants. Read more at yahoo.com.

Four-time Pro Bowler Chris Snee to retire

Stellar guard's departure will add another question mark to Giants' shaky-looking line. Read more at nfl.com.

Rumors swirl about World Peace

Report: Knicks discuss giving injury-plagued forward a non-guaranteed training camp invite. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Redwings release design for new arena

Plan to replace Detroit's historic Joe Louis Arena aimed at revitalizing vacant downtown area in bankrupt city. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Prized recruit booted by BYU

Incoming freshman linebacker kicked off team before playing a down. Read more at sltrib.com.

Idaho dismisses star receiver

Dezmon Epps, team's leading pass catcher, given the boot three months after DUI charge. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Hoops salaries top football in Hoosier State

Indiana, Purdue basketball coaches paid more than their gridiron counterparts. Read more at nbcsports.com.

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

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014

Rory closes third round with eagle

McIlroy has six-shot lead at British Open. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Dad stands to gain if lead holds up

Rory's father and friends could pocket 200,000 pounds. Read more at espn.com.

Tiger's back holding up

Woods three over after 54 holes. Read more at usatoday.com.

Angels acquire Street

Six-player deal yields closer. Read more at cbssports.com.

Astros' top pick balks

Arm ailment apparently leads to reduced offer. Read more at foxsports.com.

New Yankee fans nine

McCarthy in control in 7-1 win over Reds. Read more at yahoo.com.

1989 A's finally get their parade

Twenty-five years after earthquake, World Series champs celebrate with fans. Read more at mercurynews.com.

Little guy drawing big attention in summer league

Five-foot-seven Yuki Togashi winning fans in his quest to land an NBA roster spot. Read more at japantimes.com.

No helmet cams in ACC

NCAA says not enough time for discussion. Read more at si.com.

Sun Belt coaches favor Ragin' Cajuns

New member Appalachian State picked to finish seventh. Read more at nbcsports.com.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014

ECU's Thursday night games among Top 25

Top midweek matchups rated. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

NCAA schedules vote on Power Five autonomy

Issue set for Aug. 7 decision. Read more at foxsports.com.

Triangle ADs reluctant to add pay for athletes

Cunningham, White cite value of current scholarships. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Trojans announce mammoth snack budget

USC approves plan to spend more than $1 million on goodies for athletes. Read more at nbcsports.com.

McIlroy continues roll

Second round 66 provides four-shot lead in British Open. Read more at espn.com.

Greenberg resisting consideration for baseball commissioner

Execs think hall of famer's son would be solid successor to Selig. Read more at usatoday.com.

Braves waive Uggla

Second baseman hitting just .162. Read more at yahoo.com.

LeBron looking for (Kevin) Love

Cavs may have to deal Wiggins. Read more at cbssports.com.

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

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

McIlroy looks to avoid freaky Friday

Hoylake proves susceptible in first round. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tiger in the hunt at Royal Liverpool

Five birdies in six-hole stretch help Woods stay within three strokes of leader Rory McIlroy. Read more at nytimes.com.

Bill Russell OK after scare

Celtics legend cleared after feeling faint during speech. Read more at espn.com.

Hernandez's fiancée facing perjury charges

Prosecutors say evidence conflicts with her testimony to Grand Jury. Read more at yahoo.com.

NFL draft leaving New York

Commissioner Roger Goodell says league is looking at Los Angeles or Chicago for 2015. Read more at nfl.com.

Sizing up MLB's second half

Clubs have to deal with hurdles. Read more at usatoday.com.

Forbes rates Real Madrid most valuable

Yankees top list among teams in U.S. Read more at si.com.

Ole Miss QB says players do go to bed hungry

Wallace makes remarks at SEC media day. Read more at cbssports.com.

Texas A&M finds funds to insure Ogbuehi

Sumlin recruits rising senior to stay in program. Read more at foxsports.com.

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

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

All-Star Game features smooth Jeter-to-Trout transition

Future Hall of Famer and future face of baseball excel together in American League win. Read more at arcamax.com.

Gary Player says golf lessons hurt Tiger's game

Golf legend estimates Woods would have won 24 majors by now if he hadn't changed his swing after winning 2000 U.S. Open. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Winning British Open on Tiger's mind

Woods has remained stuck on 14 Grand Slam tournament victories since 2008. Read more at latimes.com.

Tide, Trojans schedule first meeting since 1985

Perennial powerhouses to tangle in the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, TX. Read more at foxnews.com.

Texas Tech rescinds incoming freshman's dismissal

Three-game suspension applied after assault charges dropped against cornerback Nigel Bethel, III. Read more at lubbockonline.com.

Kevin Durant, Ronda Rousey win ESPY honors

NBA star and UFC fighter named male and female athletes of the year, respectively. Read more at ajc.com.

Calipari dines with rapper Drake

Kentucky coach tweets photo of him with his "good friend." Read more at si.com.

IMG dumps troubled tennis star

Move comes amid agency's concerns over Australian Bernard Tomic's off-court behavior. Read more at yahoo.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

NCAA investigating Oklahoma State

Sports Illustrated series prompts probe. Read more at cbssports.com.

Spurrier compliments Bama

Saban's recruiting headed for another bountiful harvest. Read more at espn.com.

Spurrier's best quotes from SEC Media Days

Ol' ball coach touches on Davy Crockett, big donors and Duck Dynasty. Read more at sbnation.com.

Aggies adjust to exit of Johnny Football

Starting QB unknown for opener with South Carolina. Read more at yahoo.com.

Mississippi State eyes jump in SEC standings

Battle-tested defense and experienced QB fuel Bulldogs' big goals. Read more at kansascity.com.

Tebow buys $1.4 million spread in hometown

Newly-minted TV analyst and former QB to reside in style in Jacksonville. Read more at inquisitr.com.

Team USA basketball selects 19

Coach K to guide elite in World Cup of basketball in Spain. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Coach K counsels LeBron

Duke coach tells NBA star to do what's best for himself. Read more at usatoday.com.

Tony Francona catches Lebron fever

NBA star's return to Cleveland prompts Indians manager to buy Cavs season tickets. Read more at foxsports.com.

Bulls to amnesty Boozer

Action follows addition of Gasol. Read more at si.com.

Dwyane Wade staying in Miami

Veteran reaches agreement with Heat on $60 million contract. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Politicians push to protect NASCAR tax loophole

Michigan senator and New York congressman fight efforts to ax racetrack depreciation. Read more at weeklystandard.com.

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

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

College Football Playoff trophy displayed

Four laces symbolize four participating teams. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Slive pushes for Big Five autonomy

First order of business would be full-cost scholarships. Read more at yahoo.com.

NCAA president's pay exceeds $1.7 million

Mark Emmert's compensation revealed in NCAA's latest tax returns. Read more at apnews.com.

Herd extends Doc Holliday's contract

Pact includes $3 million buyout if Herd coach leaves for West Virginia. Read more at cbssports.com.

SMU hoops signee heading overseas

Coach Larry Brown confirms Emmanuel Mudiay's departure. Read more at espn.com.

Andrews becomes Fox's top sideline reporter

Pam Oliver remaining with network. Read more at usatoday.com.

All-Star starters named

Hernandez going for AL, Wainwright will face Jeter. Read more at foxsports.com.

Rose: All-Star Game has lost something

Banned 17-time All-Star laments diminished passion surrounding the game. Read more at limaohio.com.

Social media active during World Cup final

Facebook, Twitter set records. Read more at si.com.

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

MOST RECENTLY UPDATED FOR MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Fresh Goetze gets winning goal for Germany

Argentina edged, 1-0. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Feds looking at NFL

Drug Enforcement Administration has questions about players' access to prescription drugs. Read more at cbssports.com.

Heat entice Deng

Former Blue Devil agrees to two-year deal for $20 million. Read more at espn.com.

Cavs owner acted out of emotion when LeBron left

Gilbert has sought to resurrect relationship with superstar. Read more at usatoday.com.

Keselowski pulls off historic Magic Mile double

NASCAR driver wins both weekend races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Read more at bostonherald.com.

Rose takes Scottish Open

Final round 65 provides win. Read more at yahoo.com.

Eagle lifts Mo Martin in Women's British Open

"Absolutely perfect" 3-wood from 240 yards hits pin on 18th. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Five burning questions from Tony Barnhart

Over 1,000 media members will be pressing for answers at SEC Media Days. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

Baylor stepping up with new stadium

Bears didn't show recruits former facility. Read more at foxsports.com.

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

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014

Tiger tuning up

Woods getting ready for sequel at Hoylake. Read more at usatoday.com.

World Cup final matches Argentina, Germany

One billion will watch. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Brazil bows out with a whimper

Netherlands claims third, 3-0. Read more at si.com.

LeBron has two-year deal

Pact will allow flexibility if max increases. Read more at espn.com.

Wade understands end of Big Three

'Home is where the heart is.' Read more at foxsports.com.

Anthony staying in Big Apple

Knicks star will have dollars and exposure. Read more at cbssports.com.

Problems continue for P.J.

His agent isn't certified. wralsportsfan.com.

Futures Game to lead off All-Star Week

U.S. vs. The World: Minor League whiz kids to face off in Twin Cities. Read more from mlb.com.

Grades may block some Gamecocks signees

Group still seeking eligibility. Read more at yahoo.com.

LSU announces new capacity

Tigers move ahead of Tide. Read more at nbcsports.com.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014

NFL teams divided $6 billion in 2013

Green Bay's financial report shows league's profitability. Read more at cbssports.com.

James heads back to Cleveland

Cavs to pay max terms. Read more at espn.com.

Three share Scottish Open lead

Rory victimized by inconsistency. Read more at foxsports.com.

Prized Wisconsin recruit to sit out season

School supports lineman Jaden Gault's decision to focus on his mental health. Read more at madison.com.

Buckeyes going nocturnal

Matchup with Michigan will be a night game. Read more at yahoo.com.

Judge weighs O'Bannon suit

NCAA denies antitrust violations. Read more at usatoday.com.

Wojcik will stay at home

College of Charleston won't allow coach on road to recruit. Read more at si.com.

Yow looks for State to take two steps forward

Wolfpack AD undeterred after slight slippage in 2013-14. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

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

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

ESPN3 will have Tiger-only feed at British Open

Golf superstar looking for comeback at season's third major. Read more at usatoday.com.

Gortat revels in new contract

Polish center helped Wizards to playoffs in 2014. Read more at espn.com.

Hairston acknowledges need to mature

Assault charge the latest trouble for Hornets rookie. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

P.J. swapped cars with Josh Gordon

Switch didn't work out too well for suspended receiver. Read more at cbssports.com.

World of NBA free agency waits on LeBron

Meeting with Pat Riley doesn't lead to resigning with Heat. Read more at si.com.

Sterling vows to keep Clippers

Banned owner calls wife 'pig.' Read more at nbcsports.com.

Tar Heels reach out to Rashad McCants

UNC compliance director sent letter to former player last month requesting meeting to discuss his allegations of academic misconduct at the school. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Cards catcher Molina sidelined for surgery

Right thumb ailment will result in extended absence. Read more at yahoo.com.

Wrigley Field renovation generates controversy

Blocking views of fans outside becomes issue. Read more at usatoday.com.

Red Raiders are red hot

Texas Tech sells out football season tickets for the first time. Read more at foxsports.com.

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

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014

Soccer slows prostitution

World Cup doesn't bring anticipated boon to sex trade. Read more at usatoday.com.

Mike Tyson comments on Suarez's World Cup bite

Former heavyweight champ, who once took a chomp out of Evander Holyfield's ear, attributes soccer star's offense to "the heat of the moment" and frustration. Read more at foxsports.com.

Cavs clear cap space

Jack among departures that could pave way for LeBron. Read more at foxsports.com.

Report says Anthony to remain with Knicks

Announcement due today. Read more at cbssports.com.

Spurs extend Pop

Terms not disclosed. Read more at espn.com.

Tanaka on shelf

Yankees ace dealing with inflammation of elbow. Read more at si.com.

Cubs still wrangling for changes at Wrigley Field

Team navigates political process and resistance from area rooftop property owners in effort to implement pricey upgrade plan for historic ballpark. Read more at chicagotribune.com.

Cox Communications to add SEC Network

Move adds six million viewers for new addition to ESPN lineup. Read more at yahoo.com.

A&M claims largest scoreboard in college football

Aggies' new jewel measures 47 feet high and 163 feet wide. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Former UNC gridder testifies to Senate committee

Ramsay says NCAA doesn't protect athletes. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014

Miami linebackers dismissed from team

Duo charged with sexual assault. Read more at espn.com.

Gibbs accepts Houston for what it is

Cougars defensive coordinator looking to change program's identity. Read more at usatoday.com.

Cougs' new digs to be named TDECU Stadium

Report: Texas Dow Employees Credit Union buys naming rights. Read more at chron.com.

McCants said what?

Former North Carolina player talking huge bucks. Read more at si.com.

Rockets go big for Bosh

Offer is four years, $88 million. Read more at cbssports.com.

More talk of Lebron to Cavs

Report: "Source" 90 percent certain that James will return to Cleveland. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Woods' Ryder Cup status uncertain

Watson says Tiger's health and how he's playing are factors. Read more at yahoo.com.

Dutch isolate Van Persie

Stomach ailment may cause him to miss World Cup semis. Read more at foxsports.com.

Pistorius defense rests

Final arguments scheduled in August. Read more at nbcsports.com.

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

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014

NCAA suggests physical contact limits in football

Proposed restrictions designed to limit concussions. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Hairston has Aug. 8 court date

Former Tar Heel guard allegedly punched high school player in pick-up game. Read more at espn.com.

Could LeBron return to Cavs?

Agent reportedly pushing for Cleveland. Read more at cbssports.com.

Sterling family trust probate trial delayed

Issue could move to federal court. Read more at foxsports.com.

McRoberts gets deal with Heat

Former Duke player was with Charlotte last season. Read more at yahoo.com.

Study: MLB umps show favoritism

Researchers find evidence that All-Star pitchers get more beneficial calls. Read more at nytimes.com.

Man who fell asleep during Yankees game files lawsuit

Andrew Robert Rector claims defamation by team, TV announcers and Major League Baseball. Read more at nydailynews.com.

Jim Brown says ring up for auction was stolen

Browns Hall of Famer contends that 1964 NFL title ring was stolen from him decades ago. Read more at cleveland.com.

Two brothers, two vastly different paths

Graduate assistant college coach D.J. Hernandez in court for legal proceedings against alleged murderer Aaron Hernandez. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

Revised NFL concussion deal gets court's tentative nod

New arrangement covering thousands of former players would put no cap on payments. Read more at hollywoodreporter.com.

Former coach says Tiger doesn't care as much

Haney sees slice instead of fade. Read more at golf.com.

Soccer pressure builds in Brazil

Traditional powers take aim on World Cup. Read more at usatoday.com.

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

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

Yanks deal with D-Backs

McCarthy could fill Sabathia's slot. Read more at yahoo.com.

In this corner, Brandon Flowers

Chargers defender says he's the best. Read more at cbssports.com.

Battier joins ESPN

Former Duke star will be college hoops analyst. Read more at espn.com.

Trial involving Clippers sale set to start

Issue is whether Mrs. Sterling had authority to negotiate blockbuster. Read more at foxsports.com.

Hornets look into gym scrap involving P.J. Hairston

Report: Rookie in pickup game scuffle with prep player. Read more at usatoday.com.

Djokovic wins Wimbledon

Federer denied another major. Read more at nytimes.com.

British cyclist out of Tour de France

Injury sidelines Cavendish. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Rain shortens Daytona race

No. 43 breaks drought. 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 6, 2014

Browns' Gordon arrested in Raleigh for DWI

"Fats" Thomas posts receiver's bail. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Cubs ship starting pitchers

Samardzija, Hammel head to A's. Read more at espn.com.

Knicks offering Carmelo the max

$129 million for five years should keep star in Big Apple. Read more at foxsports.com.

UFC women's fight lasts 16 seconds

Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey KOs Alexis Davis with blinding finish. Read more at foxsports.com.

Argentina edges Belgium, 1-0

Outcome provides first semifinal berth in World Cup since 1990. Read more at cbssports.com.

Kvitova dominates in Wimbledon women's final

Two-set triumph completed in 55 minutes. Read more at usatoday.com.

Duke freshman projected as top NBA pick in 2015

Okafor expected to spend one season with Blue Devils. Read more at si.com.

College of Charleston coach investigated for abuse

Allegations surprise Wojcik. Read more at yahoo.com.

Tide running back jailed after brush with police

Kenyan Drake charged with ignoring police orders at a crime scene. Read more at tuscaloosanews.com.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014

Chestnut the champ in hot dog consumption

Eight-time winner proposes before downing 61 franks. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Trump may foot the Bill(s)

Real estate magnate said he would keep club in Buffalo. Read more at cbssports.com.

UMass football facing tough climb

Second-time coach Mark Whipple striving to repeat at the FBS level what he and the Minutemen accomplished in the school's FCS days. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

Charges dropped against former UNC prof

Action prompted by cooperation with investigation. Read more at yahoo.com.

USA could host World Cup in 2026

Support for 2014 run will factor in FIFA's evaluation. Read more at foxsports.com.

Hummels heads Germany past France

Lone goal decides World Cup quarterfinal. Read more at espnfc.us.

Top seed Djokovic meets Federer in Wimbledon final

Becker's pupil looks to snap losing streak in majors. Read more at usatoday.com.

Athletes with the flag

Stars and stripes in the world of sports. Read more at si.com.

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

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014

Arthur arrives with 100-mph winds

Category 2 hurricane comes ashore near Cape Lookout and tracks up East Coast. Read more at foxnews.com.

Ronda Rousey ready to save UFC 176

Women's bantamweight champion ready to step up if called. Read more at foxsports.com.

Ex-NFL players: Concussion deal lousy

Motion filed urging judge to reject proposed settlement between league and 20,000 retired players. Read more at nbc29.com.

Baseball, July 4th go hand in hand

National pastime has seen it all on Independence Day. Read more at mlb.com.

Major League hitters struggling at historic rates

Now pitchers have the power. Read more at nytimes.com.

Cubs complete Fenway sweep of Red Sox

Homers help Chicago secure sixth win in last seven road games. Read more at beloitdailynews.com.

Boise Stare to pony up to AAC

School agrees to pay $2.3 million settlement over aborted entry into conference. Read more at foxnews.com.

Booted Mizzou player becomes a Sooner

Coach Bob Stoops announces enrollment of former five-star recruit Dorial Green-Beckham. Read more at newsok.com.

Texas A&M plays hard ball against disabled Bills fan

Aggies threaten suit over fan site of cancer survivor and double amputee Chuckie” Sonntag. Read more at buffalonews.com.

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

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

Gopher receiver becomes YouTube phenom

Hutton catches two footballs in midst of back flip. See more at foxsports.com.

Appalachian celebrates move to FBS

Sun Belt new home for former FCS power. Read more at wataugademocrat.com.

20 questions from John Calipari

Kentucky coach demonstrates his recruiting prowess with queries for prospects. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Position ruling costly for Graham

Wideouts command more bucks than tight ends. Read more at cbssports.com.

Red Sox ink 16-year-old prospects

Anderson Espinoza of Venezuela signs for $1.8 million, Christopher Acosta of the Dominican Republic for $1.5 million. Read more at bostonglobe.com.

Verlander back on track

Tigers sweep A's. Read more at espn.com.

Butler a valuable piece in free agent puzzle

Heat, Lakers, Spurs have interest. Read more at usatoday.com.

Hollins next coach for Nets

Brooklyn moves quickly after Kidd bolts for Cleveland. Read more at yahoo.com.

Defending champ falls at Wimbledon

Andy Murray loses in quarterfinal to up-and-coming Grigor Dimitrov. Read more at msn.com.

Ginobili to sit for FIBA World Cup

Spurs star has stress fracture. Read more at si.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014

Salary expectations don't add up for Heat

If Big Three are back, rest of team may get relatively small change. Read more at cbssports.com.

NBA union advises players to stretch payments

Move is preparation for possible lockout. Read more at usatoday.com.

Patent office received no complaints about Redskins name

Administrative board's cancellation of team trademark came despite no protests from public. Read more at washingtontimes.com.

Hernandez featured in Gators, Patriots calendars

Accused murderer on display in calendars produced by third-party company for both teams. Read more at tbo.com.

Belgium tops U.S. in extra time

Howard has huge effort in goal. Read more at espnfc.us.

Soccer fever: Here today, gone tomorrow?

Blaudschun: U.S. elimination from World Cup by Belgium likely relegated the sport back to its typically low-profile stature on the American scene. Read more at ajersey.guy.com.

Nadal out at Wimbledon

No. 144 seed Kyrgios pulls stunner. Read more at si.com.

Post race penalties for Busch

Vehicle height results in deduction of six owner points. Read more at foxsports.com.

Jameis Winston insures his future

Source: Seminoles QB buys $8-10 million policy that would pay out if he falls out of first round of the NFL draft because of illness or injury. Read more at yahoo.com.

UNC whistle-blower files civil suit

Willingham says work place was hostile. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

New alliances, date for Liberty Bowl

Dec. 29 date in Memphis will match SEC and Big 12 teams. Read more at yahoo.com.

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

TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

LeBron: Show me the money

Star seeking maximum contract. Read more at si.com.

Evaluation shows Sterling fit to testify

Banned owner apparently will be heard in court July 7. Read more at foxsports.com.

Bucks deal for Kidd as coach

Nets will get draft picks. Read more at espn.com.

Altidore will be available

U.S. takes on Belgium in round of 16 match today. Read more at cbssports.com.

French-speaking referee draws comment

Klinsmann hopes FIFA's selection won't be an issue. Read more at usatoday.com.

Pistorius trial resumes with psychiatrists' report

Surgeon explains amputee's vulnerability. Read more at yahoo.com.

NCAA reopens investigation at UNC-Chapel Hill

AD Cunningham issues statement. Read more at wncn.com.

Terps thinking about Big Ten trophy games

Clashes with regional rivals Penn State and Rutgers top the list. Read more at nbcsports.com.

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


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