On July 5th, the Seattle Mariners were at .500 with a 43-43 record and were 2 ½ games out of first place in the AL West. On July 26th, the Mariners are at .417 with a 43-60 record and now stand 15 ½ games out of first place in the AL West. With the Mariners losing last night to the Yankees, they have now lost 17 in a row. During their 17th consecutive loss, C.C. Sabathia flirted with a perfect game. More here.
The Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants in the first meeting of the two teams since last year’s NLCS. Tim Lincecum was scratched from his start with the flu. Vance Worley went the distance for the Phillies allowing just two runs for his first complete game. Chase Utley highlighted the night with an inside the park homerun in the sixth inning to give the Phillies a 6-1 lead. They would go on to win 7-2. More here.
NFL free agency has begun. Players expected to be cut are Cowboys RB Marian Barber, WR Roy Williams, LG Leonard Davis, Giants OL Shaun O’Hara, Ravens WR Derrick Mason, RB Willis McGahee, TE Todd Heap, and Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter among others. Matt Hasslebeck has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Tennessee Titans. The Minnesota Vikings are close to a contract with former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb. More here.
The Eagles signed a number of undrafted free agents. Most notably Miami running back Graig Cooper and high school Youtube sensation and former West Virginia running back Noel Devine. (See video below). The Eagles open training camp today and quarterback Michael Vick is unsure if WR Desean Jackson will report to camp due to his displeasure with his contract. More here.