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"The Stack" 8-24-16

Josh Hamilton has been released by the Texas Rangers. He is currently out for the rest of the year after having surgery in July to deal with torn cartilage in his left knee. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Josh Hamilton has been released by the Texas Rangers. He is currently out for the rest of the year after having surgery in July to deal with torn cartilage in his left knee.
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Is Josh Gordon on the trading block? The Cleveland Browns say no, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that multiple teams are thinking about trading for Gordon. Everybody has a price.
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Wasn’t necessarily planning a post today, but there seems to be enough headlines going on in the sports world yesterday and on Monday so The Stack says let’s post something.  Today’s post does not include the dismissal and indefinite suspensions to the Notre Dame football team.  Not good, but I’m not giving up on the Fighting Irish this year.  Find out what’s in “the stack” now for today, Wednesday, August 24th:


 


What we’ve missed since we’ve been gone…


 


  • Ryan Lochte lost all four of his sponsors on Monday.  That would be Ralph Lauren Polo, Speedo, Airweave (they make mattresses) and Gentle Hair Removal.  They all dumped him after his Rio Olympic vandalism and subsequent escapade.  NBC’s Matt Lauer asked Lochte on Saturday night if he thought this might happen.  It did on Monday and it isn’t surprising at all.  It should have happened and now we can only hope that Lochte goes out of the public eye for good.


 


  • The Texas Rangers released Josh Hamilton on Tuesday.  He’s been plagued by injuries lately and is done for the season after undergoing surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee in July.  There may be a chance that the Rangers try to re-sign Hamilton, but that means he will have to be healthy, something he has been unable to stay lately.


 


  • The Little League World Series continues from Williamsport.  We’ve seen lots of great action so far.  Here’s to many more great games until the end of the tournament this weekend.


 


  • Speaking of baseball, Tim Tebow will make his pitch (haha, see what I did there?) to MLB teams next Tuesday with a private workout in Los Angeles.  It is rumored that some 20 teams will be there.  Why not?  Tebow hasn’t played baseball in over a decade, but has incredible athletic ability.  What’s the worst thing that could happen by sending some scouts to see him try out?  They don’t like what they see and tell him, “no thank you.”  That is likely to happen, but it only takes one team to fall in love.  I personally think the Tampa Bay Rays are a great fit for Tebow since he could sell a bunch of tickets for them beings that Gainesville is fairly close to Tampa and St. Petersburg.  Just a thought.  I am almost fairly certain (just like everyone else) that Tebow will never make it out of the minors if he even gets there, but if all goes well next week, all it takes is one team.  Remember the movie Million Dollar Arm?  That was based on a true story and the Pittsburgh Pirates took a chance on both young men.  Who’s to say that another team won’t take a chance on Tebow?  I think someone will assuming all goes right next week.


 


  • The Minnesota Wild have switched their goal song to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”  Prince, a Minnesota icon died unexpectedly last spring.


 


  • Some teams are looking into trading for Josh Gordon according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, but the Cleveland Browns at this point have no interest in trading him.  Everyone’s got a price and Gordon comes with a lot of risk given his substance abuse, but if one team is willing to give the Browns a lot, it’s going to be tough to say no.  They want him there though and it’s not hard to understand why.  He’s a dynamic playmaker. 


 



 

Coming up later this week: College football season unofficially kicks off plus other top stories in the sports world


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