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.
Great piece about a now aging Steve Spurrier.
Olympics fan? Rio isn't doing too well.