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6-19-11: Bird Droppings - Happy Fathers Day

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Happy Fathers Day everyone, not really much to report today besides the normal Arizona sports game recaps, and a little article on Sam Acho from the Republic.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Arizona Cardinals fans should fall in love with Sam Acho
Sam Acho is full of talent, humility and perspective. While NFL owners and players bicker over $9 billion in revenue, the Cardinals rookie is wondering how to get aspirin to his people in rural Africa. The ones who travel miles on foot for free medicine. "In Nigeria, I see people who don't have clean clothes to wear or clean water to drink," Acho said. "And it tugs at my heart." We have been warned. University of Texas coach Mack Brown called Acho the "most unbelievable kid ever." He said football fans in Arizona soon would fall in love with the reigning Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year, and the 103rd player taken in the 2011 NFL draft.

Arizona Sports News:

Arizona Rattlers score late to beat San Jose SaberCats
The Rattlers, trailing 49-35 late in the third quarter, turned to their defense and kick return extraordinaire Virgil Gray to rally to beat the San Jose SaberCats 64-57 Saturday night before 9,397 at US Airways Center.

White Sox pound Zach Duke, Diamondbacks
Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks left Chase Field with a knot on his head and a win to his credit. He also left having earned the respect of Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson. "That guy's pretty gutsy," Gibson said. "He's certainly a gamer in my book." Danks was struck on the back of his head by a Stephen Drew line drive in the fourth inning, but Danks remained in the game and worked seven strong innings to hand the Diamondbacks a 6-2 loss Saturday night.

Phoenix Suns could go big in Thursday's NBA draft
When it comes to the Suns' draft situation for Thursday night, it is easier to address what won't happen:

NFL News:

Big week ahead for Roger Goodell | ProFootballTalk
There has been significant progress in labor talks lately. This week in Chicago, many of the owners that have not directly been involved with the negotiations will find out just how much progress.

Chad Pennington of Miami Dolphins to take year off, call games for Fox Sports - ESPN
Chad Pennington told the Charleston Daily Mail he plans to skip the 2011 season while he recovers from shoulder and knee injuries and will work for Fox Sports as an analyst.