Welcome to the The Inscriber : Digital Magazine’s daily/weekend news roundup, The Byline Report, which is a contemplation of news events that are current and relevant. Short and sweet, The Byline Report will touch upon events with a blurb of facts and information, along with a dash of snarkiness and opinion.
Without further adieu, here are the new events from July 29 – August 3, that are making headlines now.
A-Rod Facing 2014 Ban from MLB – If multiple media reports are indeed true, then the 2013 season will be the last time many will see Alex Rodriguez in the fabled Yankee pinstripes. Rodriguez, who is playing for the Yankee’s Double-A affiliate, Trenton Thunder on a rehab assignment, is looking at a lengthy suspension of 100-plus games throughout the end of the 2014 season for his involvement with the Biogenesis Clinic in Miami.
There is still the possibility of A-Rod—or A-Fraud, A-Roid—or which ever flattering moniker non-Yankee fans have for the former AL MVP, it is just another one of many attracts in the New York media sideshow that is the Yankees.
Not bad for a FOURTH-place team in it’s own division, right?
Can Tiger Close The deal at Firestone? – Thanks to an impressive second round, Tiger Woods is in cruise control at the Bridgestone Invitational, Woods who would tie a career-best 61 is current up seven shots. Not to disrespect the current field, but the way Woods is playing at Firestone, just hand the man is trophy already.
The Ohio State Buckeyes BCS ‘14 Title Hopes – To say that the Ohio State Buckeyes dodged a BIG bullet in the recent Carlos Hyde arrest is an understatement. Hyde, who led the Buckeyes in rushing last year, would be initially dismissed from the Buckeyes for an alleged assault of a woman in a Columbus-area bar. Surveillance video would ultimately exonerate the Buck’s star running back and cut an indefinite ban to a three-game suspension.
What this means for Ohio State’s BCS title hopes remains to be seen as the Buckeye’s toughest games will be a primetime matchup—oh no!—against an underrated Cal squad at Berkeley, pesky Wisconsin, always-stout Penn State and the arch-rival Michigan Wolverines. Ohio State had better be up for every game in the hopes of playing for their second BCS title—and eighth overall—most likely against the three-time defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide in Pasadena.
News & Notes : The Hall Makes Welcomes a New Class — Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Dave Robinson, Warren Sapp & Curley Culp were inducted into the NFL’s Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio. “The Wolverine” Slashes It’s Way to $79.7 Million In Eight Days – Thanks to a solid cast led by Hugh Jackman (Les Miserable, X-Men Origins : Wolverine) Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Asian action movie star, Hiroyuki Sanada (Revenge) the solo adventure of Marvel’s favorite mutant has grossed $79.7 million in the United States and $171.7 million worldwide, per boxofficemojo.com Are The Bucs The Best Team In Baseball? – After taking four out of five from the MLB-best—and defending World Series champion St Louis Cardinals, the Pirates—yes, THOSE Pirates—are the best team in MLB by a measly .002 percentage points over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox. While this is the latest the Pirates have been in first place—AND above .500—the only question that remains to be answered is, can the scrappy Buccos keep it up?
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