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KICKS OF THE DAY

To prepare for his Wimbledon semifinal today, Rafael Nadal got in a little soccer practice. The Spaniard dashed around the practice court Thursday kicking and heading tennis balls, showing no sign that his troublesome knees were bothering him. His country's soccer team plays in the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday against Paraguay.

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Who of the day

Mr. Irrelevant is, well, relevant, at least for a day. The Lions agreed to terms with WR Tim Toone, the seventh-round pick dubbed Mr. Irrelevant as the last selection (225th overall) in the 2010 NFL draft. The former Weber State star was guest of honor this week during Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach, Calif., where he received the Lowsman Trophy.

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