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.


MLB Trade Rumors 2012: Cliff Lee Did Not Clear Waivers, Contract Could Inhibit Trade

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee has been claimed off waivers. However, Lee's big salary and extensive no-trade list could inhibit a trade to the yet unknown team which claimed him.

Joe Blanton Trade: Phillies Trade Blanton To LA Dodgers For Player To Be Named Later Or Cash

The Philadelphia Phillies sent pitcher Joe Blanton to the LA Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash considerations on Aug. 3. B.J. Rosenberg has been called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to fill Blanton's roster spot.

Kevin Thomas Trade: Eagles Trade Moise Fokou, Greg Lloyd To Colts For Thomas, Conditional Pick

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for defensive back Kevin Thomas and a seventh round conditional draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

2012 London Olympics Medal Count: Susan Francia Wins Gold, U.S. Surpasses China In Overall Medals

Penn grad Susan Francia won gold in the women's eight competition in rowing on Aug. 2. The U.S. won six golds on Thursday overall and are tied with China in that category with 18. The USA leads the medal count over China overall, 37-34.

2012 London Olympics Medal Count: China Edges U.S. To Retain Overall Lead

China edged the U.S. in the overall medal count 30-29 on Day 5 of the 2012 London Olympics.

Team USA Vs. Tunisia Final Score: U.S. Defeats Tunisia, 110-63

Team USA men's basketball defeated Tunisia, 110-63, in Group A play on July 31 in the 2012 London Olympics. Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love both scored 16 points. Andre Igoudala filled the stat sheet with 6 pts, 5 assts, 4 rebs. and 2 steals.

Silas Redd Statement On Leaving Penn State For USC

Silas Redd released a statement on his decision to transfer from Penn State to USC. Redd said the decision went beyond football and that USC presented the best fit.

Penn State Recruiting: Silas Redd Transfers To USC

Penn State junior running back Silas Redd has transferred to the USC Trojans. Redd will be able to play right away for USC and has two years of eligibility remaining.

2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S., China Still Tied With 23 Medals

The U.S. and China remained tied for the medal lead (23) at the 2012 London Olympics after Tuesday's medal events. Both the U.S. and China won four gold medals and six medals overall. Michael Phelps' two medals to give him a record 19 total.

2012 London Olympics Medal Count Update: U.S. Ties China For Most Medals

Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers both won their events on July 30 which was part of a six-medal day for Team USA at the 2012 Olympics. The U.S. is now tied with China with 17 total medals.

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