Pat Johnston

Newsdesk contributor

Patrick Johnston is a Newsdesk Contributor for SB Nation's East regional sites. He is also a co-manager of SB Nation's Big East blog, Big East Coast Bias and a contributor to Yahoo! Sports. He started writing the blog One-Handed Grab in 2009 following requests from a professor and a fellow graduate student at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa after they talked way more about football than political science. In 2010, he created the Positive Impact Factor, which includes rushing statistics, as an alternative to the Passer Rating. Before beginning to write about sports, he picked up a Bachelor's degree (and a necessary dose of Tiger athletics) from LSU and a Master's degree from UH Manoa (both degrees in political science). Miscellany: published a novel, has some of a dissertation on Lincoln written, applied for the New Mexico State job that went to DeWayne Walker.


Phillies Vs. Marlins: Jimmy Rollins To Bat Leadoff Again On Tuesday

Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.86 ERA) will get the start against Josh Johnson (7-8, 3.88 ERA) of the Marlins on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.

PGA Championship 2012 Winner: Rory McIlroy Sets Record In Eight-Stroke Victory

Rory McIlroy won the 2012 PGA Championship at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina on Sunday. His eight-stroke victory was a new PGA Championship record, breaking that of Jack Nicklaus' seven-stroke win in 1980.

Phillies Vs. Cardinals Final Score: Philadelphia Tops St. Louis, 8-7, In 11 Innings

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-7, in 11 innings on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. The win was the second in three games against the Cardinals.

Union Vs. Fire: Preview, Game Time, TV Schedule

The Union host the Chicago Fire at PPL Park at 7 p.m. in a match with playoff implications. The Fire currently sit in the final playoff spot, while Philadelphia is 12 points out of fifth.

2012 London Olympics Final Medal Count: U.S. Takes Home Most Golds, Overall Medals

The U.S. finished the 2012 London Olympics with the most overall medals, including the most gold medals. The highlight of the final day was the U.S. Men's Basketball team defeating Spain, 107-100, in the Gold Medal game.

2012 PGA Championship Scores And Results: Tiger Woods Takes Lead, Jim Furyk Finishes 5-Over

West Chester, Penn. native Jim Furyk finished his Friday round 5-over-par at the 2012 PGA Championship at on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. Tiger Woods is leading the tournament at 5-under-par.

Team USA Basketball Vs. Argentina Final Score: U.S. Wins 109-83, Will Play Spain For Gold Medal

Team USA Men's Basketball defeated Argentina, 109-83, on Friday in the semifinals at the 2012 London Olympics. Kevin Durant led the U.S. with 19 points. The U.S. will now play Spain in the Gold Medal game on Sunday.

Jerry Sandusky Investigation: Feds Looking Into Potential Child Porn Ring, According To Report

U.S. Postal inspectors are reportedly involved in an investigation into whether former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky shared child pornography with individuals across state lines.

Summer Olympics 2012: TV Coverage, Event Schedule On Friday

A preview of Friday's events at the 2012 London Olympics. Team USA's Men's Basketball vs. Argentina highlights the action. Also included are TV listings for gold medal events and online streaming information.

Team USA Vs. Japan Women's Soccer Final Score: Carli Lloyd Scores Game-Winner In 2-1 Win

The United States defeated Japan, 2-1, in the women's soccer gold medal match on Aug. 9.

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