CFB Preview: Week 9

Thursday night, two days before Halloween. And the Yankees need to take off their costumes and start hitting. By the same token, so does Virginia Tech. Losing to North Carolina at home would be nothing short of embarrassing. Thank goodness there is baseball on. The Pac-10 championship will be decided this weekend, in Eugene, on … Continue reading

SEC to fine, suspend whiny coaches

Looks like the SEC will not be soft on it’s coaches afterall: NEW YORK -AP- Southeastern Conference coaches will face stiffer penalties from now on for complaining in the media about officiating. Commissioner Mike Slive told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday that coaches who violate the conference’s ethics rules against criticizing officials … Continue reading

Links

Considered just doing that Yankees-Phillies update, but then started looking at some news around the world of sports. Most notably was that embarrassing ACC upset in Blacksburg last night. So read on: “No excuse for Hokies latest lost” says one writer. It hurts the ACC, but Virginia Tech did pick up a come-from-ahead loss to … Continue reading

The 10th Inning: Tied Up

Something to be said about being right back where we started. Well except for one little thing: the Phillies now own home field advantage. So let’s dedicate an entire 10th Inning to the New York State of Mind that was the first two days in the Big Apple. Bad offense, a lot of great pitching, … Continue reading

Knight to pass on Indiana HOF induction

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Former Indiana coach Bob Knight will not attend next week’s induction into the athletic department’s hall of fame. Athletic director Fred Glass said Thursday that Knight contacted him directly to decline the invitation. Glass said Knight was concerned that the interest in him would be a distraction from the other six inductees. … Continue reading

Kansas top AP preseason poll

ASSOCIATED PRESS – For the second time in its storied basketball history, Kansas is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ preseason Top 25. The Jayhawks were a runaway choice Thursday, receiving 55 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel to easily outdistance Michigan State, which was No. 1 on five ballots. There was little … Continue reading

The 10th Inning: Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee. The man deserves his own sentence at minimum. He put on a pitching clinic and the Phillies snatched away home-field advantage in the Bronx last night. Remember Andrea Bargnani? He was big last night for Toronto. And the continued collapse of Larry Johnson’s career. The morning after – a blowout baseball game that … Continue reading

World Series Blog

Follow us right here on the World Series Blog 10:35: So Cliff Lee was more than New York could handle tonight, striking out 10 in a shutout at New Yankee Stadium. New York had never been shutout in a WS game one. Series resumes tomorrow. We’ll see you then. 11:00: Yanks turn to Brian Bruney … Continue reading

Rockets ferry to game in Bay Area

Public transportation? No good. How about a ferry? The Bay Bridge closed down on Tuesday due to a snapped cable, cutting off the Houston Rockets’ route from their hotel in San Francisco to Oakland for Wednesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. The team found out about the problem after its loss to the Blazers … Continue reading

NFL to aid ex-players that reported mental problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a recent study conducted for the NFL suggested that retired pro football players may have a higher rate than normal of Alzheimer’s disease or other memory afflictions, the NFL was quick to point out that the study did not prove a link between concussions and memory disorders. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell … Continue reading