Wednesday Links

Obviously the biggest news of the day is coming out of Lubbock, Texas, where Mike Leach has been fired as the head coach at Texas Tech. This is situation already has gotten worse before it gets better. One writer predicts Leach will land on his feet. Remember, he was a coveted coach last season. Of … Continue reading

2009 Top Ten Sports Stories

Well 2009 was, or still is for a couple of days. And the way news has gone this year, specifically in the last couple of months, the biggest story of the year will probably happen tomorrow. For now though, as the decade comes to an end, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories … Continue reading

Post-Christmas Links

The rain has washed away the snow, the football is back and there’s a basketball team in the Pac-10 that is beating people…anything goes in the last week of the year. Is Philip Rivers the best quarterback of the ’04 draft? More troubling brewing in Washington. It has to make one wonder why the ‘Skins … Continue reading

Christmas Eve Links

Only update today as holiday events call. Tomorrow promises to be fun, with family and sports. A Merry Christmas to all: Much has been made recently of ESPN’s handling of scandals. A take from inside the Worldwide Leader. A remembrance of those we lost in 2009. The University of Indiana covers the 10 most compelling … Continue reading

Links

A few Friday night links… Things have been rough in Tennessee for their first year head coach. A tragic end to the troubled life of Chris Henry/ The Mariners continue to deal, with their latest netting a troubled outfielder. Clearly the Fiesta Bowl should stay away from politics. Apparently the Raiders will be in the … Continue reading

It’s official: Lee to Mariners, Phillies press conference at 2 E.T.

At least one part of the mega deal that includes the Phillies, Blue Jays, Mariners and A’s, is complete. The Seattle Mariners have announced that they have acquired Cliff Lee from the Philadelphia Phillies for three minor league players. Seattle will send Phillippe Aumont, Tyson Gillies and J.C. Ramirez away in the deal, with their … Continue reading

Morning Links

Little bit of a slow day yesterday, but there is some news just about everywhere as we move into Wednesday. Here’s what we’re reading: This is why Jay Mariotti is the most ridiculous writer in sports. Hard to imagine that Phillies offense, along with two all-star starters, will allow them to be also-rans. New Orleans … Continue reading

Morning Links

Many will look back on yesterday as the day this baseball offseason took off. Unless you’re in Anaheim, where it could be the day power dramatically shifted in the AL West. With that, here’s what happened, through the words of other reporters: The Red Sox, who signed Angels’ ace John Lackey, have the best rotation … Continue reading

Yankees Sheppard to officially retire

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Sheppard has no intentions of returning to his longtime job as the public address announcer at Yankee Stadium, MLB.com reported Thursday. Sheppard, who is 99, hasn’t worked a game since late in the 2007 season due to illness.

Pujols unanimous for NL MVP

NEW YORK — Albert Pujols was unanimously voted National League MVP on Tuesday, becoming the first player to repeat since Barry Bonds won four in a row from 2001-04. Pujols received all 32 first-place votes and 448 points in balloting announced by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.