Joey Kaufman is a newsdesk writer for SB Nation and an assistant editor for Pacific Takes -- SB Nation's Pac-12 blog. A native of Southern California, Joey grew up a fan of the Lakers, Dodgers and Trojans. He is currently a junior at USC, majoring in journalism, and hopes to graduate -- barring some epic collapse -- by 2013. He also writes for the Daily Trojan, the university's student-run newspaper, and has covered USC football since 2010, when Lane Kiffin arrived on campus. Naturally, he's OK with "Tribute to Troy" being played ad nauseam.
The United States clinched the medal count for the fifth straight Summer Games on Saturday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates drop their third consecutive game, as San Diego starter Jason Marquis tosses a two-hitter in the Padres' 2-0 win.
Starting lineups for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who square off against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park on Tuesday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates fall to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night by a final score of 5-4.
Penn State wide receiver Justin Brown will transfer to Oklahoma, becoming the ninth Nittany Lions player to leave in the aftermath of NCAA sanctions.