The year in review: August 2010

Tournaments, tributes and a top draft choice

December 26, 2010

Editor’s note: This is the eighth installment in a 12-part series looking back at some of the biggest local, regional and national sports stories of 2010.

AUG. 1 — Stuart Appleby shot 59 in the final round to win the Greenbrier Classic, the fifth 59 in golf history. ... Delaware defeated Clear Spring 1-0 in the Little League 9-10 Eastern Regional opening game in Cranston, R.I.

3 — Clear Spring lost to New Jersey 6-5 in the Little League 9-10 Eastern Regional.

4 — Clear Spring lost to New York 5-0 in the Little League 9-10 Eastern Regional Eastern Regional.

5 — Clear Spring’s season concluded with a 16-10 loss to Pennsylvania in the Little League 9-10 Eastern Regional.

6 — Dick LeBeau, Floyd Little, Russ Grimm, Rickey Johnson, Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith were enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

14 — Jim Markovitz, of Pittsburgh, took the first-round WACO lead in golf.

15 — Chris Baloga, of Towson, Md., won the 27th annual WACO golf championship. ... Martin Kaymer won PGA Championship in playoff over Bubba Watson.

17 — Nationals signed 17-year-old Bryce Harper to a five-year, $9.9 million contract.

23 — Thomas Blake scored two goals to lead St. Maria Goretti over Hedgesville 2-1 in boys soccer opener. ... Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren granted divorce.

27 — In West Virginia prep football openers, Martinsburg defeated Stonewall Jackson (Va.) 27-21 and Hedgesville beat Washington, 20-6.

28 — Suns won home finale, 5-2, over Delmarva.

29 — Japan won Little League World Series, 4-1, over Hawaii.

— Compiled by TIM KOELBLE
Staff Writer

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