QB Geno Smith must play well vs. Jets to earn roster spot with Giants

Asked his favorite memory of his time with the Jets, Smith said, “Honestly, just being in the locker room with the guys.” That seemed like an odd choice for a player who was infamously Smith needs to prove something against his former team on Saturday. Watch video EAST RUTHERFORD — It seems fitting that for Geno Smith to begin a new chapter in his NFL career, he’ll need to perform well against his former team. Smith is competing with Josh Johnson for the Giants’ backup quarterback job. The Giants face the Jets, who drafted Smith in the second round in 2013, on Saturday night in the all-important third preseason game.… Read More

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UGA has raised $20M for stadium renovations

The University of Georgia has raised $20 million in donations to help fund renovations to Sanford Stadium, the Macon Telegraph reports. The project will cost $63 million, of which $53 million will be paid from donations, Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “We’re right on track on where we anticipated to be in the funding for that project,” McGarity said. “There are a lot of opportunities out there.” Of those opportunities, McGarity said there will be naming rights possibilities for… …read more Source:: Bizjournals.com – Sports

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Umpire puts spin on Yankees-Tigers’ day of fighting

Crew chief Dana DeMuth spoke to a pool reporter following Thursday’s ugly Yankees-Tigers game in Detroit. DETROIT — If plate umpire Carlos Torres is feeling guilty about being a perpetrator to the Yankees and Detroit Tigers’ brawl-filled Thursday at Comerica Park, we’ll probably never know. Only crew chiefs can do interviews, and so veteran ump Dana DeMuth did the talking to a pool reporter after a 10-6 Yankees loss that included four players hit by pitches, another having one sail behind his back and eight ejections. Girardi trashes umpires after brawl-filled loss Yankees manager Joe Girardi blamed everything on Torres, a 38-year-old native of Venezuela who is in his first… Read More

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