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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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Post Date: 2010-05-09 15:47:43 by war
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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 ...
NFL Owners Vote to Change Overtime Rule During Postseason Football Games
Post Date: 2010-03-24 11:30:44 by Brian S
March 23 (Bloomberg) -- The National Football League changed its overtime rules for postseason games to increase the chances of both teams playing offense. Owners voted 28-4 to require the first team with the ball to score a touchdown to win the game immediately. Currently, the first team to score any points wins. If the first team playing offense kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball. If the score is still tied after that teams possession, play continues in the existing sudden-death format and the next points win the game. Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian said the new rule would help defenses. If they can hold the team that gets the ball first to a field ...
Running NCAA Thread [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2010-03-19 12:24:20 by war
Morgan up 10 zip on WVU...Big East crapping the bed...
NFL To Examine 2 Possessions In Playoffs OT
Post Date: 2010-03-17 12:45:02 by Brian S
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL owners will vote next week whether to allow each team a possession in overtime in the playoffs if the team winning the OT coin toss kicks a field goal on the first series. Previously, the game would end whenever either side scores, as happened in the NFC championship game in January, with New Orleans beating Minnesota on Garrett Hartley's kick. But NFL competition committee chairman Rich McKay says a trend has developed showing too strong an advantage for teams winning the coin toss to start overtime. If the team that falls behind by three points on the first series also kicks a field goal, then the game would continue under current sudden death rules. The ...
Tiger Woods Returning For Masters
Post Date: 2010-03-16 12:08:16 by Brian S
Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf next month to play in the Augusta Masters, he said in a statement on his website on Tuesday. "The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta," he said on his website. The world's number one golfer put his game on hold in the wake of a major sex scandal which erupted at the end of last year. "I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment," Woods added. "Although I'm returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do ...
Culled Out (Zero Admin May Ban Fishing)
Post Date: 2010-03-10 08:07:41 by reaganisright
I heard about this on an outdoors radio show two and 1/2 weeks ago, it's just getting national attention. And I'm posting something other than football and baseball! The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing some of the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters. This announcement comes at the time when the situation supposedly still is "fluid" and the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force still hasn't issued its final report on zoning uses of these waters. That's a disappointment, but not really a surprise for fishing industry insiders who have ...
All Star Alcoholics -- Superb Drunks Who Also Happened to be Superb Athletes
Post Date: 2010-03-08 16:21:34 by dont eat that
Major League Lushes The B&WL may have collapsed in 1891, but drinking ones way around the diamond continued unabated, despite the actions of hostile, teetotaling owners and managers. For example: Arthur Bugs Raymond: The owner of a wicked spitball, Bugs (who got his nickname from his weird windup and generally twitchy mound antics) was a managers nightmare. He didnt like being told what to do. By anyone. When word of his epic nights on the town started getting around, his manager, John McGraw, hired a private detective to tail Bugs and report back on his activities. The detective was fired when McGraw entered a bar and found the PI and Bugs in the midst ...
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