Mandy Mitchell

The Mitchell Report: Holmes, Chrome and fast work

Posted May 4, 2014

Thoughts on the sports world I can't share in a 5 minute sportscast. Some Triangle news. Some not.
 

What we learned this weekend

J.B. Holmes is the man

The winner of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte had brain surgery....TWICE!...in 2011. He returned to the PGA tour late in 2012. Sunday was his first win since he began his comeback.

Cheap horses are winners too

California Chrome is not your stereotypical Kentucky derby winner. The horse is the product of an $8,000 mare and a $2,500 stallion. What a victory for the little man on Saturday! Let's hope he can win two more races and we will really have a story worth telling in Hollywood.

Turner is a stud

Not like this is new news, but NC State's Trea Turner solidified himself as a stud Saturday night against Coastal Carolina. He got four hits and stole four bases, including home. The Pack is having a down season, but this isn't due to a lack of great play out Turner who is a lock to be a first rounder in the upcoming Major League baseball draft.

Jameis works fast

Jameis Winston is back on the FSU baseball team after completing his 20 hours of community service in less than a week. He was suspended from the team after walking out of a grocery store without paying for crab legs. He was to finish his community service before returning to the field. That, according to head coach Mike Martin, is complete.


Stories you may not have heard

Former Duke guard Chris Duhon was named an assistant coach at Marshall. He last played in the NBA for the Lakers in 2013.

Former Bull Wil Myers hit an inside the park home run for the Rays on Sunday against the Yankees.

"Tire man" is a thing apparently. Read about him here. 

 

Worth Reading

Great piece about a now aging Steve Spurrier.


Olympics fan? Rio isn't doing too well.
 

 

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  • vt94hokies May 9, 2014

    Mandy. Why doesn't WRAL do an article in how UNC-CH has failed to enlighten all of us on how to create trust again for this University. They have danced around this issue for so long. Holden Thorp bowed out. The new Chancellor is a total weakling. There isn't much changing in my opinion.

  • vt94hokies May 8, 2014

    I have always been a fan of Phil. But, to see JB Holmes win this one made me happy. After all that he has been through to battle back and win again, was impressive. I still hope that Phil can win in Pinehurst.

    Jameis has been of the fast track for a while since winning the NC. He's a young kid that needs to grow us sooner than later.

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