Having watched quarterback Tim Tebow in two preseason games with the New England Patriots, Gerry Callahan of the Boston Herald observed: "Watching him play quarterback is like watching Jose Canseco pitch in a major league game. Watching him play quarterback after Tom Brady is like watching Canseco relieve Sandy Koufax."
Tebow didn't get in for even one play Thursday as the Patriots lost 40-9 to the Detroit Loins.. .. According to Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, Tiger Woods is "the greatest golfer to never win a major since 2008.". .. The Semlin Valley Golf Club in Cache Creek opened in 1982 and is operated by a non-profit society. Unfortunately, financial challenges may force it to close at the end of this season. Wanting to keep the wolves from the door, the club is holding a FUNdraising tournament on Sept. 2 - that's Labour Day Monday - with all prizes and food donated. It's a scramble format with a 10 a.m. shotgun start, and it's $50 all in. For more info, call the clubhouse at 250-457-6666.. .. Three Kamloopsians are among the nominees for Special Olympics B.C.'s five annual awards for 2013. Marilee Manning is one of 12 nominees for the Spirit of Sport Award, while Edith Cobb is among 10 nominees for the Grassroots Coach Award, and Greg Veale is one of nine nominees for the President's Award. The winners will be revealed over the coming weeks on the SOBC website.. .. "What's the big deal about Wayne Gretzky babysitting Robin Thicke when Gretz was traded to the Kings?" wonders R.J. Currie of sportsdeke.com.
"By then Dave Semenko had spent years babysitting Gretzky."
Spencer Conn, a six-year-old from Grayson, Ga., recently hit five home runs on consecutive pitches over two games. Noted Bartt Davis of the Las Vegas Review-Journal: "No word on whether Conn has been tested for enhanced levels of Flintstones vitamins.". .. Apparently, O.J. Simpson has gained close to 100 pounds while in a Nevada prison.
Here's Janice Hough, from over there at leftcoastsportsbabe.com: "In California, the Sonoma Valley High School Boosters had a fundraising event threatened with cancellation because they were serving homemade wines."
Gregg Drinnan is sports editor of The Kamloops Daily News. He is at firstname.lastname@example.org, gdrinnan.blogspot.ca and twitter. com/gdrinnan. Keeping Score appears Saturdays.
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