Weekend Recap: Some Old Faces In New Towns, A-Rod Still Can't Count To 600 And T.O. Can't Find His Boarding Pass
August 2, 2010 8:30 AM ET
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Kerry Wood has a new uniform but no more goatee.
The biggest sports news of the weekend didn't occur on the field, but it directly contributed to what will happen on it. We're talking about the MLB trade deadline, which ended at 4 ET Sunday. Jayson Stark weighed in on the winners and losers - the Texas Rangers came off with some big additions, but the biggest names headed to the Bronx, as Austin Kearns, Lance Berkman and two-time All-Star Kerry Wood all find themselves wearing pinstripes. The other big trade of the season occurred on Thursday, but Roy Oswalt's debut for the Phillies is one he may as well soon forget as he gave up five runs (four earned) over five innings in a loss to the Nationals Friday.
After the trade deadline closed, the San Francisco Giants continued to steamroll through the NL West. The division remains wide open but the Giants closed in on the San Diego Padres after sweeping the Dodgers behind Matt Cain's strong performance.
The A-Rod home run saga continued over the weekend as the Yankees visited the Trop. Baseball's soon-to-be youngest member of the 600 Home Run Club went 0-7 with a walk and a run over the first two games before getting Sunday off. Although later in the game he came in as a pinch hitter - and struck out. We're guessing Rodriguez will be happy to return to the Bronx, where the home run chase continues as the Yankees host Toronto today.
While A-Rod may not be feeling so great, injured NASCAR owner Jack Roush must be feeling a lot better after Greg Biffle won Pocono for Roush Fenway Racing, his first checkered flag in 64 races. Tony Stewart came in second and fellow Roush driver Carl Edwards came in third.
NFL training camp officially got underway as the final few teams reported over the weekend, but Denver fans already have a few things to be concerned about as Broncos running backs Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter were injured during their first day of practice. Meanwhile, Terrell Owens finally teamed up with Chad Ochocinco after missing his flight to Bengals camp.
And of course, that's just the start of the weekend that was in sports. The Red Sox walked off not once, but twice (which should make Bill Simmons happy) Jon "Bones" Jones is one step closer to the UFC light heavyweight title, Stuart Appleby shot the magic 59 at the Greenbier Classic and Ozzie Guillen made his opinion known, once again.