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Terrelle Pryor, Brandon Saine Power No. 2 Buckeyes
Terrelle Pryor was as good as advertised Thursday night. Pryor led the No. 2 Buckeyes to a 45-7 victory over the Marshall Thundering Herd. The junior quarterback threw for 247 yards and 3 TDs, while RB Brandon Saine rushed for 103 yards and two scores for the Buckeyes.
#15 Pitt Falls to Utah 27-24
The Pittsburgh Panthers experienced heartbreak in week one. The Panthers fell to the Utes in overtime when senior kicker Joe Phillips drilled a 21 yard game-winner. It was the Utes 18th consecutive win at home, tying a Mountain West Conference record (BYU).
CC Sabathia Extends Yankee Stadium Win Streak to 16
Another win under the belt. CC Sabathia equaled his career high for victories (19) and won his sixth start in a row overall with Thursday's 5-0 win against Oakland. Sabathia allowed one hit and struck out five in eight innings. He'll try for No. 20 next week at home facing Baltimore.
Report: Byron Leftwich to Get MRI
The Steelers QB situation became more complicated Thursday. Byron Leftwich, expected to start during Ben Roethlisberger's suspension, injured his left knee during the second quarter of Thursday's exhibition game against Carolina. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Leftwich was taken to an area hospital to undergo an MRI.
Alabama's DE Dareus Banned For Two Games
Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus has been declared ineligible for two games for accepting nearly $2,000 in improper benefits during two trips to Miami. Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said the team will appeal the NCAA ruling, trying to reduce the ban to one game.
Sources: Nyjer Morgan Ruling Due Friday
Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan could learn just how much trouble he's in by Friday. This according to sources who told ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney that the league is reviewing the range of incidents involving Morgan, including Wednesday night's brawl against the Marlins.
Dustin Pedroia: Surgery Could Be Friday
Dustin Pedroia may undergo foot surgery on Friday. The Boston Globe is reporting that the Red Sox second baseman is expected to have a screw inserted into his fractured left foot. Pedroia suffered the injury June 25 against San Francisco.
Federer Wins, Advances to Round 3 at U.S. Open
Five-time champion Roger Federer breezed into the third round at the US Open, serving 15 aces in beating 104th-ranked Andreas Beck of Germany 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. He is trying to become the first man in the Open era, which began in 1968, to win the US Open six times.
Team USA Defeats Tunisia Despite Going Through the Motions
Eric Gordon scored 21 points to lead Team USA to a 92-57 victory Thursday over Tunisia. The Americans misfired on nine of 10 3-point attempts in the first half and didn't show any sustained stretches of good offense. Team USA has three days off before playing their first elimination game against Angola (Monday, 11 AM ET, ESPN2, ESPN3.com).
Lauren Jackson Wins WNBA MVP
And the winner is......Lauren Jackson. The Seattle Storm center/forward was named the WNBA's MVP for the third time Thursday and her coach Brian Agler was named the league's coach of the year. The Storm then went on to defeat the Mercury 82-74 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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