Today in sports: Tim Tebow greets the New York media, Tiger Woods is a winner once more, and President Obama talks Title IX and his youth basketball coaching acumen.
In his first press conference as a member of the New York Jets, Tim Tebow was poised, diplomatic, and ferociously positive. This could describe the tenor of every Tebow press conference dating back to his time at the University of Florida, but it was still impressive to watch the most famous backup quarterback on the planet dispatch with loaded questions regarding his relationship with starting quarterback Mark Sanchez and address the comments from Joe Namath last week that his trade was nothing more than a "publicity stunt." When asked to predict the Jets record next season, Tebow declined to get specific, in the process putting everyone in the room on notice that he knows what an obvious trap question looks like. So on the whole, he did well. We would have liked it if someone asked where he planned on living and what he was excited about doing in the Tristate area, but those queries will probably be addressed at a later date. This was more of a 30 minute feeling out session. [The Fifth Down]
This is good news: New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain has been released from a Tampa hospital after suffering a ghastly, potentially career-ending "open fracture" of his right ankle on Thursday, while horsing around with his son on a trampoline. Doctors are will continue to monitor Chamberlain's wound, but apparently are confident he's no longer at risk of suffering an infection in the bone. For his part, Yankees manager Joe Girardi now says he's "optimistic" that Chamberlain will pitch for the team this year. [The New York Times]