Running back LaDainian Tomlinson has retired after 11 seasons in the NFL. Tomlinson, who began his career with the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001. He finished his career with the Chargers on June 18 after signing a one-day contract. Tomlinson has many records over his career: he was the NFL rushing leader in 2006 and 2007, he rushed for 13,684 yards with 145 rushing touchdowns in his career, and he has also thrown for seven touchdowns. I hope the Chargers retire his No. 21 jersey.
In CFL preseason, the Saskatchewan Roughriders lost to the B.C. Lions 44-10 in a one-sided game. The Riders will close out the preseason against the Calgary Stampeders.
Other preseason scores were: the Toronto Argonauts got past the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 29-24, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Montreal Alouettes 22-19 and the Calgary Stampeders beat the Edmonton Eskimos 20-17.
In the Arena Football League, the Philadelphia Soul hammered the Jacksonville Sharks 67-27 in a lopsided game. The Soul’s record is 11-3 and they have clinched a playoff spot. Their next game is against the Pittsburgh Power.
Other scores from Week 15 were: the New Orleans Voodoo beat the Cleveland Gladiators 54-42, the Kansas City beat the San Jose Sabercats 57-41 and the San Antonio Talons beat the Iowa Barnstormers 57-35.
In International Rugby, the Qantas Wallabies beat Wales 25-23 in a close game. The Wallabies record is 2-1 and they will face Wales in the last game of their Wales tour.
In the Western Major Baseball League, the Regina Red Sox beat the Swift Current Indians 6-4 in a close game. They also took one from the Lethbridge Bulls 11-6. The Red Sox are in first place in the East Division.
In NASCAR, Dale Earhardt Jr. won the Quicken Loans 400. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers yet this was his first win in 143 races. Bobby Labonte started the race in 31st and finished the race in 16th. The next race is the Toyota/Save Mart 350.
That’s all folks!