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Morning Orange Juice, 6.30.08

As we approach the Olympic Games, the sports world and local papers are buzzing with Track and Field coverage. Here's an attempt to sort through it all and pick out a few points.


  • Jacoby Ellsbury and the second place Boston Red Sox travel to face the first place Tampa Bay Devil Rays tonight in the first set of a three game series. It's going to be a great series, with the Red Sox just half a game out of first place. You may remember what went down the last time the Red Sox and Devil Rays met.  Jacoby is currently hitting .272 with five home runs, and leads the American League in stolen bases with 34.



via David Kohl, the AP


  • Did you hear? Tyson Gay ran the fastest 100 meters ever, but it won't count as a world record because there was a 9.1 mph wind helping him out. 
  • We can't give credit to Tyson Gay without acknowledging the beastly Michael Phelps. He's the Tiger Woods of the pool. He set a world record yesterday in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4 minutes, 5.25 seconds. Get ready to hear a lot about this guy in August.
  • The Washington Huskies cut two players, junior RB J.R. Hasty and senior CB Jordan Murchinson. Tyrone Willingham told them both that they won't have scholarships next year. Link.


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