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Legendary John Wooden dead at 99
Post Date: 2010-06-05 00:23:43 by Fred Mertz
Swing open the door to John Woodens tiny two-bedroom condominium, and the first thing that stands out is that theres hardly any room to walk amid the clutter. Piles of items awaiting autographs occupy the living room table. Stacks of poetry anthologies, baseball books and Abraham Lincoln biographies litter the shelves. And enshrouding every inch of wall space are dozens of photos, some of Woodens late wife Nell and his extended family and others of the legendary basketball teams he coached. As his colorful condo suggests, college basketballs most iconic coach lived a remarkably full life, from his all-American playing days at Purdue, to his success on the bench at ...
Last-place Orioles fire manager Dave Trembley (Finally)
Post Date: 2010-06-04 10:37:49 by reaganisright
BALTIMORE (AP)Dave Trembley has been fired as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, who have the worst record in the major leagues. The announcement was made Friday by president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. Third base coach Juan Samuel was appointed interim manager by MacPhail, who hired Trembley to take over on an interim basis for Sam Perlozzo on June 18, 2007. The Orioles opened with 16 losses in 18 games, are 15-39 and staggering toward a franchise-record 13th consecutive losing season. Baltimore has lost eight straight and is coming off an 0-6 road trip in which it was outscored 34-8 in Toronto and at Yankee Stadium. Trembley is the second major league manager to be fired ...
Commissioner Bud Selig will not reverse call
Post Date: 2010-06-03 15:01:54 by war
New York (AP) -- Commissioner Bud Selig will not reverse call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game. -0- Jun/03/2010 18:57 GMT
MLB Still Deciding Whether To Review Ump's Call That Cost Armando Galarraga A Perfect Game
Post Date: 2010-06-03 11:55:58 by Brian S
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball was still deciding Thursday morning whether to review the umpire's blown call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game. Commissioner Bud Selig has the power to reverse umpire Jim Joyce's missed call that came with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday night in Detroit. Joyce ruled Cleveland's Jason Donald safe, then admitted he got it wrong and tearfully apologized in person to the pitcher. Joyce showed up to work Thursday in Detroit, looking as if he hadn't slept. He appreciated the outpouring of support from umpires, family and friends but lamented strangers lashing out at his wife and children. "I wish my family was out of ...
Tigers Pitcher Armando Galarraga Denied Perfect Game On Blown Call By Umpire Jim Joyce
Post Date: 2010-06-02 23:05:13 by Brian S
Umpire admits he missed call that would have ended game BY JOHN LOWE, FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER By either inches or because of a missed call, right-hander Armando Galarraga missed throwing the first perfect game in Tigers history tonight. Galarraga had retired all 26 Cleveland hitters when, with two out in the ninth, rookie Jason Donald sent a grounder into the second-base hole. First baseman Miguel Cabrera broke and fielded the ball and threw to Galarraga covering first. First-base umpire Jim Joyce ruled that Donald was safe. VIDEO OF THE CONTROVERSIAL CALL Galarraga could only break into a smile. Manager Jim Leyland argued the call. Television replays appeared to show that ...
Jockey Martin Garcia completes difficult trek from deli cook to Preakness Stakes winner
Post Date: 2010-05-29 13:06:36 by Fred Mertz
Martin Garcia's journey from Pleasanton deli cook to Preakness-winning jockey is a sensational, storybook tale. Here comes the sequel. A week from today, he will be riding in New York's Belmont Stakes, aboard the Bob Baffert-trained Game On Dude. "I want to be (the best jockey), and I know it is not easy to be that," Garcia, 25, said Friday in a phone interview. "I've told myself I can do it and that I just need a chance to show I can." He sure put on a show at the Preakness two weeks ago. He rode Lookin At Lucky to victory in that Triple Crown race, posed for pictures in the winner's circle and got interviewed on national television. He looked a ...
Goodell to review Roethlisberger's status, make ruling within a week
Post Date: 2010-05-26 11:47:35 by Badeye
Goodell to review Roethlisberger's status, make ruling within a week NFL.com Wire Reports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that he expects to decide within a week when Ben Roethlisberger can rejoin the Pittsburgh Steelers for offseason workouts. It's Tomlin's camp now Steelers coach Mike Tomlin agreed to replace Ben Roethlisberger as the host of a Pittsburgh youth football camp next month while the quarterback deals with his off-the-field issues. More ... » Big Ben's police pal still under probe Goodell said he would soon review the behavioral evaluation that he ordered as part of his six-game suspension of the quarterback under the league's ...
Beware Of Mr. May or Why Trying To Predict Football Now Is, Well, Dumb
Post Date: 2010-05-24 15:10:41 by war
In all the years I covered Terry Bradshaw, I cant remember once ever having reported that he threw an interception in practice. I cant remember having written about Terry Hanratty, Joe Gilliam, Mike Kruczek, Cliff Stoudt, Mark Malone, Bubby Brister or Neil ODonnell having thrown an interception in practice, or that any of them threw a touchdown pass in practice, either. At some point in my time covering the Jaguars I think it started in the Byron Leftwich years I actually began counting practice interceptions and touchdown passes and, for the life of me, I cant imagine why. Interceptions and touchdown passes in practice? You gotta be kidding me. David ...
Football News That Is Actually Interesting
Post Date: 2010-05-24 13:29:03 by war
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court today turned away the National Football League's request for broad antitrust law protection, ruling that the league can be considered 32 separate teams -- not one big business -- when it comes to selling branded items like jerseys and caps. The high court unanimously reversed a lower court ruling throwing out an antitrust suit brought against the league by one of its former hat makers, who was upset that it lost its contract for making official NFL hats to Reebok. American Needle, Inc. sued, claiming the league violated antitrust law because all 32 teams worked together to freeze it out of the NFL-licensed hatmaking business. The company lost and ...
Rankings: Are Cowboys ready to finally make a playoff run?
Post Date: 2010-05-24 13:25:02 by Badeye
Rankings: Are Cowboys ready to finally make a playoff run? By Pat Kirwan | NFL.com Senior Analyst Trying to rank NFL teams from 1-32 is close to impossible in September, let alone in May, but it is always a good exercise to think about where the teams are right now. I prefer to look at teams in five groupings, rather than a pure ranking from top to bottom. Of course an injury to a Peyton Manning or a Tom Brady would drop their respective teams at least a tier or two. Vote: Rank all 32 teams Now it's your turn to play the expert. Be the voice of the fans by sharing your rankings to determine the order of NFL Network's "32 Teams in 32 Days" series that begins June 7. More ...
Texas Rangers File for Bankruptcy
Post Date: 2010-05-24 12:31:44 by reaganisright
The Texas Rangers have filed for bankruptcy protection. It did not have to come to this. But by favoring a sale of the team from Tom Hicks to a group led by Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan rather than a richer, better capitalized deal that was being offered, Major League Baseball angered Hicks' creditors who stood to get shafted by the sale to the Greenberg group. Now the Greenberg deal is dead, Tom Hicks is reeling from an insane amount of debt and MLB may have to fund the team like it did last season. One must ask: What was Commissioner Bud Selig thinking?
2010 Preakness Stakes Post Position Draw
Post Date: 2010-05-12 18:19:52 by reaganisright
The Preakness Stakes Post Position Draw for 2010 took place on Wed. May 12. The draw was determined by a traditional "pill pull" in which horses' entry blanks are pulled simultaneously with a numbered pill to determine which stall a horse is assigned in the starting gate. Here is the official Preakness Stakes Draw. Here are the horses (along with their jockeys, trainers) for the Preakness Stakes Post Position Draw in alphabetical order: 1. Aikenite (Javier Castellano, Todd Pletcher , 20-1) 2. Schoolyard Dreams (Coa, Derek Ryan, 15-1) 3. Pleasant Prince (Julien Leparoux, Wesley Ward, 20-1) 4. Northern Giant (Terry Thompson, D. Wayne Lukas, 30-1) 5. Yawanna Twist (Rick ...
Celtics Stun Cavs, Take 3-2 Lead in Series
Post Date: 2010-05-12 05:34:02 by Murron
May 12, 2010 Celtics Stun Cavs, Take 3-2 Lead in Series By TOM WITHERS :AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) -- His team down by 27 points and a promising season suddenly in peril, LeBron James walked off the floor to a smattering of boos and rows of empty seats. If this was goodbye Cleveland, it wasn't the send-off he imagined. The Boston Celtics have pushed the two-time MVP and the Cavaliers dangerously close to an early start to the Summer of LeBron. Ray Allen scored 25 points, Rajon Rondo scored all of his 16 in the second half and the Celtics, once thought too old to challenge for another title, beat James and the Cavs 120-88 in Game 5 on Tuesday night to move within one win of ...
Tiger Woods Withdraws from tourney because of a Bulging Dick
Post Date: 2010-05-10 13:25:20 by Skip Intro
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Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts dies at 83
Post Date: 2010-05-06 12:45:32 by reaganisright
PHILADELPHIA (AP)Robin Roberts, the Hall of Fame pitcher who led the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1950 National League pennant as part of the famed Whiz Kids, has died. He was 83. Roberts died Thursday morning at his Temple Terrace, Fla., home of natural causes, the Phillies announced, citing Roberts son Jim. The right-hander was the most productive pitcher in the National League in the first half of the 1950s, topping the league in wins from 1952 to 1955, innings pitched from 51 to 55 and complete games from 52 to 56. ADVERTISEMENT He won 286 games and put together six consecutive 20-win seasons. Roberts had 45 career shutouts, 2,357 ...
Ernie Harwell, Longtime Voice Of Detroit Tigers, Dies At 92
Post Date: 2010-05-04 21:14:59 by Brian S
By John Lowe, Detroit Free Press Ernie Harwell, the acclaimed Tigers broadcaster whose eloquence and kindness made him a beloved Michigan institution, died Tuesday night after a nearly year-long bout with cancer. He was 92. He died in his apartment at Fox Run Village, a retirement center in Novi, with Lulu, his wife of 68 years, at his side. His death came eight months to the day after he revealed to his fans, in an interview with the Detroit Free Press, that he had a cancerous tumor in the area of his bile duct and that in late July he had been given only a few months to live. "I'm ready to face what comes," he said at the time. "Whether it's a long time or a ...
Derby favorite Eskendereya out with swollen leg
Post Date: 2010-04-25 12:49:31 by Fred Mertz
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Likely favorite Eskendereya is out of the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Todd Pletcher pulled the 3-year-old colt out of next weekend's race due swelling in his left front leg. Eskendereya stamped himself as the horse to beat after romping to wins in the Fountain of Youth and the Wood Memorial by a combined 18 1/4 lengths. He was scheduled to work at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning, but Pletcher opted to keep the muscular chestnut colt in the barn while sending his other Derby entries out on the track. Pletcher said he detected something was "off" with the horse when he galloped on Saturday morning and later noticed swelling between the ankle and knee ...
To kill a Mock
Post Date: 2010-04-22 13:06:34 by Badeye
To kill a Mock GEOFF HOBSON Posted 18 hours ago aa Wednesdays best draft rumor? Naturally, supplied by an old Cincy scribe. Former Cincinnati Enquirer sports writer D. Orlando Ledbetter, who now covers the Falcons for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, theorizes that the Falcons are going to dangle the 19th pick to the Bengals at No. 21 and the Ravens at No. 25 and see who wants to give them a second-rounder to move up. The theory supposes that the Bengals want Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham and the Ravens want Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and theyll find out who wants who more. When the draft starts Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the biggest upset next to the ...
Steelers discuss Roethlisberger deal with Raiders; Rams say no
Post Date: 2010-04-22 12:59:27 by Badeye
Steelers discuss Roethlisberger deal with Raiders; Rams say no By Jason La Canfora | NFL.com The Pittsburgh Steelers have stepped up their efforts to trade two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but the Oakland Raiders might be the only real option. The Steelers were rebuffed by the St. Louis Rams over the weekend, but a league source said Wednesday that they also have contacted the Raiders, who need a veteran quarterback and tried to land Donovan McNabb before the Philadelphia Eagles traded him to the Washington Redskins earlier this month. HQ video delivered by Akamai The Raiders have a history of taking on troubled players such as Roethlisberger, who received a ...
Roethlisberger expected to be conditionally suspended 4-6 games
Post Date: 2010-04-21 12:34:07 by reaganisright
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to announce Wednesday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended for violating the league's personal-conduct policy. NFL Networks Jason La Canfora is reporting that the ban is likely to be for 4-6 games, with a sliding scale based on circumstances, including some component of counseling. That would mean Roethlisberger would not be eligible to play in games against the Atlanta Falcons (home), Tennessee Titans (road), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (road) and Baltimore Ravens (home) to open the season. The Steelers have a bye in Week 5. If the suspension lasts the full six games, Roethlisberger also would miss a Week 6 ...
Kentucky Derby headlines: April 20
Post Date: 2010-04-20 22:34:06 by Fred Mertz
Bejarano will ride Line of David Line of David was out for his first workout since posting his 17-1 upset in the April 10 Arkansas Derby when he breezed five furlongs in 1:02 Tuesday, but most of the buzz about the John Sadler-trained colt concerned his jockey situation. Sadler said Tuesday that Rafael Bejarano will ride Line of David in the Derby, replacing Jon Court, who picked up the Arkansas Derby ride on short notice. Bejarano, who leads all North American jockeys in earnings in 2010 with more than $4.2 million, teams up often with Sadler on the Southern California circuit. "We felt for this race we would go with our home-team player," said Sadler. Exercise rider Lupillo ...
Goodell: Roethlisberger's 'bad judgments' broke NFL conduct policy
Post Date: 2010-04-20 12:31:13 by Badeye
Goodell: Roethlisberger's 'bad judgments' broke NFL conduct policy NFL.com Wire Reports HQ video delivered by Akamai Ben Roethlisberger zipped passes to his wide receivers, exchanged jokes with teammates and smiled throughout his first workout since the Pittsburgh Steelers missed out on the playoffs. Business as usual for one of the NFL's most-accomplished quarterbacks? Absolutely not. At the same time Roethlisberger practiced for the first time this spring, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told a radio audience Monday that the quarterback violated the league's personal-conduct policy with his "pattern of behavior" and "bad judgments." ...
'Creepy' Ad Uses Tiger Woods’ Dead Dad To Rehabilitate Image
Post Date: 2010-04-08 11:49:21 by Brian S
Disgraced golf superstar Tiger Woods on Wednesday appeared in his first new television ad since embarrassing revelations about extramarital affairs emerged. However, the ad is receiving some very mixed reactions, and may end up making things worse. An advertisement for Nike -- airing on the eve of Woods' much-anticipated return to competitive golf after a five-month layoff -- features a voice recording of the golfer's late father appearing to talk about the golfer's personal woes. "I want to find out what your thinking was; I want to find out what your feelings are. Did you learn anything?" said Earl Woods as a somber-looking Tiger looked directly into the camera. ...
Philadelphia Eagles trade Donovan McNabb to Washington Redskins
Post Date: 2010-04-04 21:37:48 by reaganisright
PHILADELPHIA -- Donovan McNabb is changing uniforms and staying in the NFC East. The Philadelphia Eagles traded McNabb to the Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks on Sunday night. The Eagles will receive a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month's NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year. "Donovan McNabb was more than a franchise quarterback for this team," Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie said. "He truly embodied all of the attributes of a great quarterback and of a great person. He has been an excellent representative of this organization and the entire National Football League both on and off the field. I look forward to honoring him ...
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