Albert Breer discusses Dont'a Hightower having teams back off of him in the offseason when he was a free agent because of scares over his physical.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't just believe the Big Ten has closed the gap with the more heralded Southeastern Conference. He is convinced the race is a dead heat already. "I don't think there's a gap at all," Meyer said at Big Ten media days. "I've coached in the SEC East when that was one of the strongest in the country. And I think the Big Ten East right now is every bit as strong as I can remember the SEC East," where he won two national championships at Florida. Sheer numbers suggest the Big Ten still has some work ahead of it. The SEC dominated the Big Ten the last two seasons, when it won six of the eight meetings between them. Its average margin of
At the trade deadline, relief pitching is the name of the game and one of the names clearly available is Pat Neshek. Today Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Nationals, Dodgers, and Red Sox are among the clubs who are closely scouting the Phillies reliever. Last week Ken Rosenthal reported that the Brewers and Rays were involved as well. Neshek is an impending free agent, so he may come cheaper than Justin Wilson or some of the other bullpen arms available right now. The All-Star is 36 and is posting a fantastic season, featuring a 1.12 ERA and 45/5 K/BB ratio over 40.1 innings this season.