On the Radar: NFL football, PGA golf, Star Trek gathering
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady works out in training camp.
August 11th, 2011
06:06 AM ET

On the Radar: NFL football, PGA golf, Star Trek gathering

Three things you need to know today.

NFL preseason: Are you ready for some football? Earlier this summer, with the NFL owners and players in a labor dispute, there was worry we'd be waiting for college games to begin to answer that question.

But with the league's labor agreement July 25, training camps were able to begin and tonight we get the NFL's first preseason games. The Jaguars are at the Patriots; the Ravens visit the Eagles; the Seahawks travel to the Chargers in an ESPN game; the Broncos are at the Cowboys; and the Cardinals visit the Raiders.

Ten more teams will kick off their preseason schedule Friday.

Even as games begin, SI.com reports that because of the late labor deal, there's still a decent crop of free-agent players looking for a home.

PGA golf: The last of golf's four major tournaments for 2011, the PGA Championship, tees off in suburban Atlanta on Thursday, with the focus on two players, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, writes Golf magazine's Cameron Morfit.

"What will define this PGA is what defines every major, namely whether it will become a memorable step in one player's journey to world domination or a forgettable victory by a less-than-legendary golfer. That means this PGA Championship is all about Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods until further notice," Morfit writes.

Woods, of course, is trying to get back into winning form after dominating the sport for more than a decade until marital problems and injuries took him away from the course.
McIlroy dominated the last major on American soil, the U.S. Open, in June, winning by eight strokes, but he faltered in the most recent major, the Open Championship in Britain, coming in 25th there last month.
"Star Trek" Convention: Trekkies from distant worlds, in a sense, will converge on Las Vegas beginning Thursday for the official Star Trek Convention, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the space-themed franchise.

Special guests will include William Shatner, called in convention literature “one of the world's pop culture treasures,” along with Leonard Nimoy and several actors from subsequent generations of the show and films.

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  1. Pedro

    StarTrek is way cool. I used to watch it when we lived in Mexico in the 70s and 80s. Spock es mi amigo.

    August 11, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
    • DoubleTap

      Spock was a legal alien...unlike many from Mexico

      August 11, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. jj

    Go in peace and prosper pedro lol

    August 11, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rosebud

    Notice that there is nothing of political importance among these three topics.
    CNN generously offers us escape.

    August 11, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |

      THANK YOU CNN!!!! and go Eagles

      August 11, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    amen rosebud! almost as if we are on vacation isnt it and way refreshing!

    August 11, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Craig in KC

    Go Chiefs!!!

    August 11, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • lavaadv


      August 11, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Judge Dredd

    Shut up Rosebud, if you are so concerned about politics then go to another article and offer your intelligent solution that will resolve all issues.

    I am the law

    August 11, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. Wendy

    I'd do Tom Brady in a heart beat!

    August 11, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul in San Francisco

      You and me both!

      August 11, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • GoCOLTS

      Give him a call Paul. That Super Model Wife of his is just a cover....trust me.

      August 11, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. Maverick

    "NFL preseason to begin"...

    WHO CARES?????

    August 11, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • GoCOLTS

      I do. If you don't, why'd you read the article? ba derrrrrrrrrr

      August 11, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • boink

      f off
      GO RAMS!!!

      August 11, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. Batman

    Na na na na na na na na FOOTBALL!

    August 11, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. Tyler

    Great pic! I think Ill provide a caption.

    Brady (12): I wobbled the spiral a bit in that last throw. I need to work on that before our first pre-season game.

    Hoyer (8): Why does my hat look like a Bills hat with a Patriots logo glued over it?

    August 11, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • U-Turn

      Actually, its more like:
      Hoyer: "Man, I got screwed?! I wanted the Under Armor shirt, not Gilette!"

      August 11, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Allie

    GO PACKERS! ! ! ! ! ! !

    August 11, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Les

    Football, Star Trek, It's all good!
    Go Steelers!

    August 11, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Filthy immigrant

    Sometimes I like to visit the food court at the mall and stare at fat people while they eat.

    August 11, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mike H

    Fly Eagles Fly on the road to victory!

    August 11, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. Matt

    Ok, finally. Now chiefs don't screw it up this time.

    August 11, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
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