Cycling: While Floyd Landis tries to throw Lance Armstrong under the bus, the seven-time Tour de France winner is out West riding in the Tour of California. And in Stage 5 he’s riding in honor of LaTrice (Haney) Vaughn, a nurse who helped Armstrong during his fight with cancer. Yeah, such a jamoke, huh Floyd? Here’s Armstrong talking about yesterday’s honoree, the Stage 4 ride and LaTrice:
MLB: Milton Bradley doesn’t want to talk with the media about his issues, but he will say he’s glad to be back with the Mariners. "I don’t have all the answers. I’m not saying I’m cured or whatever you may call it," Bradley told the Tacoma News Tribune. "But I’m working ever so hard and I’m committed to this process and it’s going to be an ongoing thing. It’s the best thing for me. And I’m glad I took this time."
MLB meets NHL: George Brett isn’t too optimistic about Kansas City landing an NHL or NBA team. He knows a bit about it having unsuccessfully tried to buy the Royals a while back. "No one stepped up in the past," Brett tells the Kansas City Star. "So for someone to step forward in the future, that means there’s gotta be someone new in town. And I don’t know anybody new in town with the deep pockets to do that."
NASCAR: Who is James Edward Neal, you ask? A former C-list NASCAR driver who got busted doing up to 140 mph on the California highways after trying to elude police in a high-speed chase. Even at 56, a racer should be able to elude a cruiser, right? As scribe Jay Busbee points out, equipment failure gets the best of ’em.