According to ESPN.com, U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati and Bob Bradley met in Los Angeles on Thursday, but no decision was made regarding Bradley's future as head coach of the U.S. national team, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. The source also indicated that the meeting was never intended to produce a decision regarding Bradley's status, and instead was meant to be a debrief of the U.S. team's performance at the World Cup, the second such meeting the two have had since the Americans were eliminated by Ghana in the second round.
The NBA has suspended Brandon Rush of the Indiana Pacers, Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings and Kenny Hasbrouck of the Miami Heat for separate incidents. The league announced the suspensions in a statement Friday. Rush has been suspended without pay for 5 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. He started 64 games for the Pacers last season and averaged 9.4 points. Evans, the NBA's Rookie of the Year, has been suspended without pay for 1 game for pleading no contest to reckless driving in California. He averaged 20.1 points last season. Hasbrouck, a former Siena guard, has been suspended without pay for 2 games for pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in New York.
Today on ESPN Radio 103.3 (Dallas), former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson weighed in on the NFL possible 18-game season. He stated, "I would have preferred to have an 18-game regular-season schedule and no preseason games," said Johnson. "I hated preseason. Really, people say that you need 4 preseason games. That's ridiculous! That fourth game, they don't even play anybody and really that first one, they only play a series." Houston Texans owner Bob McNair also wants to see the NFL expand its regular-season schedule from 16 to 18 games.