On the upside, Geno Smith was judged to have a very strong arm, "good overall accuracy" plus "escapability" and outstanding straight-line speed, but the list of negatives came up long. "[Was] often out of sync with receivers. Average field vision and coverage recognition -- forces throws and does not work through progressions. ... Not a student of the game. Nonchalant field presence -- does not command respect from teammates and cannot inspire. Mild practice demeanor -- no urgency. Not committed or focused -- marginal work ethic. Interviewed poorly at the Combine and did not show an understanding of concepts on the white board. Opted not to compete at the Senior Bowl and has approached offseason training as if he has already arrived." (Pro Football Weekly) Comment
Pablo Sandoval made three throws to first base without any apparent issues Monday, but it was one he made after fielding Matt Kemp's slow roller in the sixth inning that raised eyebrows. [Sandoval] appeared to clench his hand repeatedly and shake his right arm after bouncing [the throw]. But he remained in the game and insisted that the irritated nerve in his right elbow didn't bother him in the slightest on Opening Day. It certainly didn't affect his right-handed swing; despite just two at-bats in the past two weeks, he managed to get a pair of the Giants' four hits against Clayton Kershaw in a 4-0 loss at Dodger Stadium. "Lucky," Sandoval said, smiling. "I was concentrating on getting ready for the season. I'm getting there." (CSN Bay Area) Comment
Florida Gulf Coast's Andy Enfield has ridden a wave all the way to another sunshine state, this one at Southern Cal. Enfield completed his second season at FGCU in spectacular fashion, by leading the Eagles to the Sweet 16 with a running-and-dunking style that turned Fort Myers, Fla., into Dunk City, USA. It was, and still is, the story of this NCAA tournament -- one so good that it helped launch Enfield from the Atlantic Sun to the Pac-12. Also worth noting: This could multiply Enfield's salary by 10. The 43-year-old former NBA assistant made about $150,000 a year at FGCU. A source told CBSSports.com he will make around $1.5 million a year at Southern Cal. (CBS Sports) Comment
Bryce Harper smashed two home runs for the Nationals on Opening Day Monday. (Simon Bruty/SI)
Former Raptor Jose Calderon attempts to enter wrong locker room in his return to Toronto.