9:00 PM Workers at Davco Fasteners in Twinsburg, Ohio surprised co-worker & former minor league baseball player Dick Potts by giving him a personalized bat on his 88th birthday. Potts said the gift meant "more than anything I've ever had happen to me".
8:45 PM New York Giants quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf was honored Thursday night by the Polycycstic Kidney Disease Foundation. Seven years earlier Langsdorf had donated a kidney to Laurie Cavanaugh, sister of former Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.
BECKHAM LEAVES (STREAK) MARK NORTH OF THE BORDER: Now that the MLS season is over for the Los Angeles Galaxy (at least that’s what we hear), it makes perfect sense for David Beckham to play on a gimpy knee and ankle in an exhibition on artificial turf against sub-standard opposition.
BECKS SCORES FOR WILDFIRE VICTIMS IN CHARITY MATCH: Although the MLS season is over, David Beckham did get to play in one more soccer match - for charity:
The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports Becks scored 2 goals and had 3 assists as the L.A. Galaxy beat Hollywood United F.C. 10-4 on Sunday.The match at the Home Depot Center in Carson was a benefit for victims of the recent southern California wildfires, raising more than $90,000 for the cause.
Hollywood United was led by actor-slash-goalie Anthony LaPaglia, star of CBS’s “Without a Trace”. Other players who hit the pitch for H.U.F.C. included Def Leppard guitarist Viv Campbell, Galaxy GM Alexi Lalas, and Jim Rome fan Eric Wylanda.
With a writers strike currently hitting Hollywood, LaPaglia should have more time to work on his game.Maybe Anthony can arrange a match between the Writers’ Guild and the studios - winner gets a new contract written to their demands.