Chad Ochocinco has changed his last name back to Johnson, in part because of his recent marriage. Apparently, his wife Evelyn Lozada was not interested in becoming Evelyn Lozada-Ochocinco, which roughly translates to "My husband's attention-getting device has grown tired."
A little off course
Adam Scott was cruising along at the British Open, holding a four-shot lead Sunday. Unfortunately, all Els broke loose on the final four holes. Scott might be able to play his collapse into a major motion picture. Working title: “Bogey Nights.”
Detroit goes export route
Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested for the second time since June 23. His arrest brings the Lions' total of player arrests to seven this offseason. To fix this problem, the Lions will appeal to the NFL to include June and July as “in-season” months.
The Lions finally decided to cut Berry on Monday. Makes sense. Nothing stains a team more than spoiled Berrys.
Washington not a"Mays"ed by Trout
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington wants to cool the praise for Angels outfielder Mike Trout. “He's not Willie Mays,” Washington said. To be honest, Trout is faster than Mays. Then again, Mays is 81 years old.
Lessons to be learned?
The NCAA came down hard on Penn State on Monday, with NCAA president Mark Emmert saying it was necessary to change the culture at Penn State. Too much power had been given to the football program.
In responses, several other football programs privately vowed to change their culture, including skirting recruiting rules only from Mondays through Saturdays.
Dynasties generally start with a title
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick made a comment about the Eagles developing a potential dynasty. Two coaches have no problem with the comments: Eagles coach Andy Reid, because he's supportive of his player, and Jets coach Rex Ryan, because someone else stuck their foot in their mouth for a change.
The Boston Celtics reached an agreement with free agent guard Dionte Christmas. The Celtics believe if you sign Christmas in July, you're bound to have a great new year.