While his Team USA mates handled things on the court with a 118-78 rout of Great Britain Thursday, Blake Griffin continued his work off it. He is recovering from arthroscopic surgery that repaired torn cartilage in his left knee:
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin) July 19, 2012
Phil Mickelson will take a big left turn and return to the United States early after shooting a 78 Friday and missing the cut at +11 following his first two rounds Royal Lytham & St. Annes in the British Open.
— Blake Graham (@BlakeGrahamPGA) July 20, 2012
Luke Donald’s caddie, John McLaren, departed earlier than Mickelson. Donald, the No. 1 player in the world, is seeking his first major. McLaren and his wife Helen, meanwhile, were expecting something even bigger:
New caddy (Gareth Lord) on the bag today as I've given Johnny the day off to welcome his 1st child into the world!! Gd luck Mr & Mrs McLaren
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) July 20, 2012
Newly-acquired forward Antwan Jamison got a special greeting from a Los Angeles legend:
Welcome to the @Lakers Antawn Jamison
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 19, 2012
The Oakland Athletics welcomed 718 dogs to their 7th Annual Athletics Dog Day at the Park Thursday. The event raised $15,000 for Dog4Diabetics and, the team tweeted, will be submitted to be considered for the "the world record for most dogs to attend a sporting event."
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) July 20, 2012
In Indianapolis, it was a case of "Peyton Who?"
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) July 19, 2012
Andrew Luck's four-year deal is worth a guaranteed $22.1 million, and, reported The Indianapolis Star, includes a team option for a fifth season:
Congrats 2 Andrew Luck... Now the real work begins! Looking 4ward 2 watching him distinguish himself in the NFL! What u guys think? #fb
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) July 19, 2012
Long-snapper Matt Overton urged Luck to take the next step toward NFL and social media superstardom:
Why all the fake Andrew Luck twitter profiles? We really need Luck to get on the twitter game, get his blue check mark, & kill the creeps
— Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) July 12, 2012