Wild thing, we think we love you again. St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa confirmed that pitcher-turned-outfielder Rick Ankiel will be called up on or before September. The once-promising left-hander that made highlight reels for his wild throws to the backstop, has 31 home runs in Triple-A this season. Talk about anger management.


Lions receiver Calvin Johnson inked a 6-year, $64 million contract before ever taking the field or catching a pass in the NFL. And roughly $27 million is guaranteed. Wow. I have to talk to my agent and see if I can get my trips to Subway guaranteed in my next contract.

Bye-bye, Neifi

Neifi Perez was suspended 80 games for testing positive for a banned substance for a third time, including twice this season. Let me know when I should start caring.


Legendary football coach Mike Ditka will skip Hall of Fame ceremonies until disability payments improve for former players. Rumor has it that he is still looking out for Ricky Williams and is willing to trade all inductees to make sure Williams has his “drug” money.

10 million reasons

K.J. Choi says that he will donate his $10 million bonus to charity if he wins the FedEx title. Easy to say if you are a guy that knows Tiger Woods is playing on the same tour.

Where are the QBs?

Top draft pick JaMarcus Russell and No. 22 draft pick Brady Quinn are holding out for more money as training camp swings into action. Obviously, there isn’t much difference between an education from LSU and Notre Dame, as both are looking equally smart for cashing in while they can.

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