LT makes it official...US Open champ leapfrogs up rankings...Nalbandian paying steep price
SAN DIEGO (AP) — LaDanian Tomlinson officially retired from the NFL today after signing a ceremonial contract with the San Diego Chargers. The NFL's fifth-leading rusher on the career list played the first nine of his 11 pro seasons in a Bolts uniform before playing out the string with the New York Jets.
UNDATED (AP) — Webb Simpson's one-stroke victory at the U.S. Open has vaulted him from 14th to fifth in the world golf rankings, replacing Masters champion Bubba Watson, who falls to sixth after missing the cut at the year's second major. Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy (MAK'-ihl-roy) are still 1-2 after failing to make it to the weekend at the Open, while Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods are still No's 3 and 4, respectively.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks say they've agreed to terms with forwards Brandon Bollig and Ben Smith on two-year contracts. The 25-year-old Bollig played 22 games as an NGL rookie last season and the 23-year-old Smith has six goals in 26 NHL games over the past two seasons.
LONDON (AP) — David Nalbandian (nal-BAN'-dee-uhn) was disqualified from yesterday's final at Queen's Club after an advertising board he kicked in anger injured a line judge. Today, London police say they are investigating an assault complaint against the Argentine tennis player, and ATP is fining him the maximum $12,560 dollars and stripping him of the $57, 5031 in prize money he earned at the grass-court warm-up for Wimbledon.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — American Melanie Oudin (oo-DAN') defeated Jelena Jankovic (yeh-LAY'-nuh YANK'-oh-vihch) 6-4, 6-2 in the rain-delayed, grass-court final of a Wimbledon warm-up in England today, collecting her first WTA title. The 20-year-old from Marietta, Georgia, dropped out of the top 200 in the rankings while recovering from an injury.