The Collegian
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Media Timeout: 9/30/2010

• LeBron James practiced for the first time with the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Reports of King James fist-pumping after passing over a double-team that set up a teammate for a dunk, shouting instructions during drills and getting into an animated and heated argument with Dwyane Wade over a scoring dispute as practice was ending were just some of the antics in The King's new court. The Heat certainly acquired a gregarious diva when LeBron signed in July. Latin pop diva Gloria Estefan, who calls Miami home, is going to be fierce competition for LeBron and his "Miami Sound Machine."

• The Buffalo Bills released quarterback Trent Edwards on Monday. First-year Bills' head coach Chan Gailey said he needed to see if quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick could put some life into the offense before deciding on Edwards. The move was a surprise in the NFL world, especially because a few weeks earlier, Gailey said he saw "light at the end of the tunnel" with Edwards as his starter. That light that Gailey saw at the end of the tunnel with Edwards must have been a green light for "go," since he swiftly sent his former starter on his way. And how fitting that Edwards' will now don a green jersey for the Jacksonville Jaguars?

• The Atlanta Braves eeked out another win against the Florida Marlins Tuesday night with left fielder Eric Hinske's pinch-hit homer, helping the Braves hold the National League wild-card lead. If the Braves keep up the winning streak, that puts them in good shape for their first-ever wild-card berth, and first postseason trip since 2005. It'd be great for fans to give manager Bobby Cox one last tomahawk chop into the postseason, as this is his 25th and final season managing the team.

• The last time Wales got tons of publicity was when the late Princess Diana of Wales married Prince Charles. But the Ryder Cup, which will be played in Wales this year, has provided a lot of drama, emotion and publicity for the tiny country. While Phil Mickelson has played referee between Tiger Woods and Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy, American golfer Bubba Watson, the weeping willow of the American squad, will play on despite his cancer-stricken father's struggle to stay alive. It all sounds like a soap opera, but fans will have to stay tuned to see who's sleeping with who on the back nine.

Contact staff writers Amelia Vogler at amelia.vogler@richmond.edu.

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