NFL: Everyone can take a sigh of relief as the NFL lockout has come to an end. However this summer has seen some of the biggest names in football re-sign with a different team. The Patriots once again look like the team to beat with the acquisition of All-Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and WR Chad Ochocinco. Also, the Philadelphia Eagles have put together what some believe could be Super Bowl contenders; see if you believe the hype of the Eagles “dream team.”
NCAAF: The USA Today’s panel of coaches have chosen the Top 25 preseason teams. The Oklahoma Sooners have received the honor for being selected atop the list at number one. Oklahoma’s head coach Bob Stoops commented saying that “preseason ranking means very little compared with what it will mean months from now”; which is why some believe that Oklahoma won’t be in the BCS title game, and check out the other 25 teams that won’t win it all
Brett Favre: Has had a history with returning to the NFL. In 2008 he retired from the Green Bay Packers and then played with the Jets. In 2009 he retired with the Jets to play for the Minnesota Vikings. In 2010 his teammates in Minnesota convinced him to stay another year. In 2011 he has retired… and may play for the Miami Dolphins!? See how Bret Favre may return to the same offensive coordinator he had in New York.
Serena Williams: Congratulations to Serena Williams for winning the 2011 Bank of the West Classic. Read the full story here and how Williams hopes this win will jump start a comeback.
NBA Lockout: As the NFL lockout has come to an end the NBA lockout looks even worse. Following one of the most exciting years in the history of the NBA with a new MVP out of Chicago, the underdog Dallas Mavericks beating the star studded Miami Heat, and a very talented rookie of the year in Blake Griffin; it appears this year there won’t be any professional basketball as the owners claim the NBA is losing money.
Tiger Woods: Has returned to Golf at the Firestone Country Club. Rory McIlroy stated, “No one expects [Woods] to come out and play well.” Woods came up with a one-over 71 this Friday. It looks like McIlroy was correct as even Woods comments on his struggles, "Here this week, it's been getting the ball the right number [distance-wise]."