Sunday, April 30, 2006
Rumor Has It From Jolly Old London
Here are the rumors...
The Detroit Lions may deal Harrington to the Browns for an added draft pick.
John Clayton goes into the winners and loser of the draft here... http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft06/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=2427335&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines
Ottawa knocked off the defending champs, Tampa Bay.
Don Banks has his own version of winners and losers from the draft... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/don_banks/04/29/winners.losers/
Carlos Beltran will return to the Mets starting line up. But that didn't stop Glavine from having the game of his life yesterday against the Braves...helping
them win their first series in Atlanta since 2003.
Finally...Rams GM Charley Armey has been hospitalized due to shortness of breath and a rapid heart beat.
Giant Mistake on My Part
"The Giants today made trades in the first and second rounds of the NFL Draft to acquire players they had targeted.
"The defending NFC East champions traded down in the first round and acquired two additional choices in the process. The Giants traded their initial pick, the 25th overall, to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who sent the Giants their first-round choice (No. 32), third-round pick (No. 96) and fourth-round selection (No. 129). The Giants then used the final selection of the first round to take Boston College defensive end Mathias Kiwaunka.
"After moving down in the first round, the Giants traded up in the second round. They sent the 24th pick in the round (No. 56 overall) and their own third-round choice (No. 87) to Baltimore for the Ravens’ second-round selection (No. 44). They then took speedy Miami wide receiver Sinorice Moss."
The link updating their draft picks can be found here... http://www.giants.com/history/DraftCentral.asp
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Giants Trade Pick
"The Giants traded their #2 pick (#56 overall) and their #3 pick (#87 overall) to the Ravens for their #2 pick (#44 overall).
"With their #2 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft the New York Giants select WR Sinorice Moss, WR - Miami."
Pujols Breaks HR April Record
The Devil Brooms...
Giants Take Holmes...
...With their 25th pick in the draft. Santonio Holmes comes out of Ohio State and promises to be a nice fit with the Giants, filling their need for a week spot in their offense.
English Sport Update
"Chelsea staged a Premier League title-winning party after a 3-0 rout of Manchester United on Saturday but it was doom and gloom for Midlands clubs Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion who were relegated.
"Goals from William Gallas, Joe Cole and Ricardo Carvalho sealed a second successive title for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and United's misery was complete when England striker Wayne Rooney was carried off on a stretcher with a foot injury.
"Liverpool kept alive their hopes of pipping United for second place, moving level on points with their rivals after Steven Gerrard scored twice in a 3-1 defeat of Aston Villa.
"Chelsea's joy was mirrored by Portsmouth's fans at Wigan Athletic's JJB Stadium where a 2-1 victory for the south coast side completed a remarkable escape from the drop."
Steve Howe Dies in Crash
When I was a kid, my Dad took me to see the Yankees at their Spring Training facility. The only two people who signed my ball was Gene Michael's, who was then the GM of the Yanks, and Steve Howe. He was driving a van with his wife and kids and was nice enough to invite me over and sign my ball.
He was a troubled person, but a decent pitcher for the Yanks.
Arizona Steals Leinart
Leinart Dropping to 10?
This means Leinart may drop as far down as the tenth pick, possibly to Arizona.
English Sport Update
"The Sun newspaper said on Saturday that McClaren had an affair with a secretary during a trial separation from his wife.
With Luiz Felipe Scolari seemingly taking himself out of the running on Friday because of the press intrusion into his life, the Middlesbrough coach McClaren is the top candidate to replace Sven Goran Eriksson when the Swede steps down in the summer.
McClaren, whose side reached the final of the Uefa Cup this season, said: 'It happened a while ago while my wife and I were not together, and it's in the past.'
"'I feel this is a private matter, but in view of speculation about the England job, I felt I had to clarify the situation. I don't know why this has come out at this time but I want to clear it up.
"'I was separated from my wife a year ago and had a three-month affair. It ended at the end of August last year and I went back to my wife in September,' he said.
"Former Brazil coach Scolari appeared to be the top choice of the Football Association for the job. But the Brazilian, who is contracted to lead Portugal until July 31, said he was upset with the media, with 20 journalists camped outside his house."
Jet Fans Boo?
Lots of boos from the Jet fans after the pick was announced. If Leinart goes on to be a star, well they'll be justified.
Packers New MLB
Jets First Round Pick
National Football League: Draft Day
Today we find out just what the Jets will do with their fourth pick. And will the Giants grab a defensive tackle or wide reciever.
Here the links to set you up for the 2006 draft.
Rumor Has It From Jolly Old London
Bond ties Ruth with 1.356 extra base hits...next up...he'll tie Ruth with Homerun number 714.
Maddux improves to 5-0 for the Cubs, and so did Pedro Martinez for the Mets...but Bannister was put on the DL.
LeBron scores 41 in game winner against the Wiz.
The shoe size wonder Kevin Mench has it a homer in seven consecutive games....this site had reported on his amazing swtich of the shoe not to long ago.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Mets Return to House of Horror
"By this time in past seasons, the Mets have needed a telescope to discern how far the Braves were ahead of them in the National League East standings. But as the teams open a three-game series Friday night at Turner Field, it is the Mets who hold a five-game lead...
"But considering the Mets' many miserable memories here, it may be more realistic for them to concentrate on playing smart baseball and not think about clinching a pennant in April...
"Since it opened in 1997, the Mets are 20-51 at Turner Field. They went 1-8 here last season, 2-7 in 2004, 3-7 in 2003. In all, the Mets have not won a season series against Atlanta since 1997, and they lost two of three games last week in a matchup of hobbled teams at Shea Stadium."
Link - - http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/28/sports/baseball/28mets.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Lets Go Wolf Pack
Rumor Has It From Jolly Old London
Broussard of the Indians drives in eight runs.
Duke accuser apparently was involved in a 1996 rape allegation as well.
Thank goodness for the Mets, as Bannister is only day by day with his injury.
13 year old Dakoda Dowd tees off in the LPGA Ginn Clubs & Resorts Open, her first professional event...shooting a 2 over 74, and all this while her Mom is terminally ill. Impressive, very impressive.
BALCO supplier of the "clear" substances will plead guilty.
And finally, the US Open will have the third number of entries ever.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Yanks and Mets Seek Tax Relief
"Yesterday was eight days after New York tax returns were due, but the Internal Revenue Service was still a source of chatter at the City Council. The members of the Council's finance committee weren't fretting about their 1040's, but wondering what would happen if the I.R.S. frowned upon the Yankees' and the Mets' stadium financing plans.
The issue is whether the government will let the teams use tax-exempt bonds issued by a city agency and make payments in lieu of taxes, known as Pilots. The more tax-exempt financing that is allowed, the lower the cost to the teams. The Yankees want 93 percent of their proposed $930 million in bonds for a new stadium to be tax exempt; the Mets want almost 84 percent of their $632 million financing proposal to be untaxed."
The link for the rest of the story is... http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/27/sports/baseball/27sandomir.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Kobe vs. Nash
Rumor Has It (From London)
Seeing as how I can't link to anything, I'll have to start a new spot called "Rumor Has It" until I can link.
We'll begin with legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson who wil retire from ABC. Keith Jackson in his prime was the perfect play by play announcer. His voice emboddied the big game atmosphere. He made the sport of football and baseball fun. However, in his elder years he became more distracted, lost focused on the situation at hand. It detracted from his previous years as one of the greats. He may be stepping down a few years too late. I look forward to more gatorade commercials with him though...
USC has suspended QB Sanches after a sexual assault arrest...
Bonds hits number 711, and yet the Mets win again in 11! (If Bonds retires today, and was vindicated in the steroid scandal...does he become the office spokesman for 7/11? Laugh...but Joe DiMaggio after his 56 game hit streak ended was most upset about the promotional deal he was about to make with Heinz 57)
Nothing new with the Rangers...Brodeur and the Devs go up 3-0 in the series after winning 3-0.
Finally, early this morning, at the same airport I flew in too, Snoop Dogg was arrested at Heathrow. Go google it!
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Your Daily Fix 4.26.06
Brett to Return in '06
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Also...NYMJMan over at Mets Blog points out that since the Mets released the "Our Team, Our Time" rap attrocity, they have been 2-5. Why can't the Mets ever just be normal?? Its like when during the 2000 World Series, after having Tony Bennett & Billy Joel sing the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium...the Mets brought in the Back Street Boys. THE BACK STREET BOYS?
Don't get me wrong, I love the team, but the gimmicks at Shea! Please, enough already!
On the other hand, now I get to learn Espanol at Shea, so maybe its not so bad afterall....
NFL to Williams: BANNED
Hair Coloring Just For Men Too
Half Shoe Mench
Just for Mayors
Your Daily Fix 4.25.06
- Red hot Albert Pujols smacks number 12.
- Peter King gives us the Texas two-step in relation to the draft.
- Nomah can still hit.
- Shaq dominates the Bulls.
- Tim Dahlberg imagines having women in the dugout.
- Sabres coach Lindy Ruff calls the flyers 'idiots'.
- BCS expands to five games with rotating title bowls.
- Reggie Bush: 'Pay us sooner'.
- Dan Pompei and his mock draft.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Settlement Reached in Vick's Case
Staten Island Yanks Owe City
Ron Artest Suspended
The NBA suspended Artest on Monday for Game 2 of the Kings' first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.
Stu Jackson, the league's top disciplinarian, said Artest's elbow to Manu Ginobili's head in the series opener was egregious enough to warrant another suspension for the man who missed 73 games and the playoffs last season after one of the most infamous brawls in sports history.
Bonds: No Chance of Passing Aaron
Devils Take 2-0 in Series Against Rangers
Jagr, the NHL's second-leading scorer, was forced to miss his first game of the season because of a shoulder injury sustained in New York's opening 6-1 loss on Saturday. The Rangers also were missing Kasparaitis, who aggravated a groin injury during the pregame skate.
Keith Hernandez: Reprimanded by Mets Network
Reggie Bush and the Estate
Your Daily Fix 4.24.06
- Jason Ward of the Rangers will miss the rest of the series.
- Jarmoir Jagr's status is unknown for game 2.
- Len Pasquarelli offers up the latest on Dolphins RB Ricky Williams.
- Ricky Manning, Jr. arrested on assault charges.
- Pac-10 will investigate Reggie Bush's parents home.
- LaVar Arrington shows some love for his agent.
- Marcus Vick is just looking for a chance.
- Michael David Smith comments on the off-season defensive moves by the Giants.
- John Hollinger and the Pacers/Nets series.
- Tim Marchman offers up insight on the Atlanta Braves.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Keith Hernandez: Women Out of Dugouts
Kazmir versus Zambrano
Arrington: A Giant Upgrade?
Giambi: He's Back
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
4.0 7 5 5 3 1 2 81-44 9.64
Lessons of Arthur Ashe from the Post
Your Daily Fix 4.23.06
- Kentucky Derby hopeful With A City is euthanized due to unknown illness.
- BCS may expand at-large bids.
- Doug Mientkiewicz agreed to allow the Hall of Fame to have World Series ball.
- EJ Hradek reports on the mysterious nature of Jagr's injury.
- American Deena Kastor wins the London Marathon.
- Pedro Martinez and his gem.
- New York Jets running back, Cedric Houston, in car accident.
- Los Angeles wins a playoff game...the Clippers that is...
- NHL playoff capsule.
- Lebron James and his marvelous first playoff game.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
The Bad, the Worst, The Ugly
Nail in the Coffin?
Penalty, Penalty, Penalty
Devils Now Up 4-1
End of the Second
Devils Score Again
Five against Three
LETS GO RANGERS...lets go devils
Devils Retake the Lead 2-1
Game One: End of Period One
- 3:28 Dominic Moore: 2 Minutes for Holding Cam Janssen
- 6:39 Jason Ward: 2 Minutes for Elbowing Scott Gomez
- 9:01 Brad Lukowich: 2 Minutes for Hooking Steve Rucchin
- 12:16 Colin White: 2 Minutes for Boarding Jaromir Jagr
- 15:19 Brian Gionta: 2 Minutes for Slashing Darius Kasparaitis
- 17:56 Jed Ortmeyer: 2 Minutes for Interference of Jamie Langenbrunner
- 19:21 Sandis Ozolinsh: 2 Minutes for Tripping Zach Parise
Be that as it may, the game remains tied at one at the end of the first.
Fresh Start for the Rangers?
John Clayton: LaVar Arrington Signs with Giants
History Factoid: Polo Grounds
The Original Mets
The Metropolitan Club (the New York Metropolitans or the Mets) was a 19th century professional baseball team that played in New York City from 1880 to 1887.
Drive to the Finals
- Howard Beck with the rise of the Clippers.
- William C. Rhoden talks Kobe.
- Sam Smith has a confession to make.
- David Moore fills us in on who rises and falls.
- Fran Blinebury lets us know the playoffs are up for grabs.
- Joe Overby and why the playoffs should be watched.
- Kevin Smith is geared up for the playoffs.
- Brian Mahoney with the unveiling of the stars.
- Brian Covert talks Lebron.
- Adam Thompson on Carmelo's new status.
NY Baseball: Late Night, Losses
Friday, April 21, 2006
Updated Daily Fix 4.21.06
- Scott Burnside reveals the ten dark horse players of the NHL playoffs.
- Len Pasquarelli reports that the Texans and Reggie Bush have exchanged contract proposals.
- MLB officials declare that the Forbes financial analysis is flawed.
- Associated Press corrects itself, and realizes that Minaya is latino after all.
- NFL has hired a search firm to hire a new commissioner.
- Mayor Jerry Sanders of San Diego says city can't afford new football stadium. (comment --Leave what was once known as "Jack Murphy" stadium up...after all its named after Bob Murphy)
- Jayson Williams will be retried...so says the Appeals Court.
Riley Will Coach
Irish Get Lucky with QB
NFL Draft: Don't Believe the Hype
Another Charger Is...
Duke Turmoil: The "Other" Stripper...
Mayor Speaks About Mets Naming Rights
Your Daily Fix: Quest for the Cup
- Lee Jenkins on how the Devils hope to follow their shadow.
- Ira Podell and the wide open hunt.
- Scotty Bowman's first-round picks.
- Kevin Allen talks about the goalies.
- Bob Foltman's predictions.
- Andrew Gross has ten questions and answers.
- Martin Renzhofer and the fans who welcome the return of the playoffs.
- Stephen Hart and why the Rangers should have optimism (Devils too).
Ex-Giant Pleads Guilty
Ol' Man River: Julio Franco
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Kaz Matsui: "I Don't Believe It"
Tonight? In his first at bat, off a knee injury Kaz Matsui hits inside the park homerun! Unbelievable. Mets are tied with San Diego now in the top of the third.
Piazza vs. the Mets
No kidding Isiah...out of curiosity, does this group include busts like Eddie Curry? Jerome James? Stephon Marbury? Is this the group that like each other so much and want to get it done? The same Curry who regressed this year? The same Jerome James who thought it might be fun to have a strangers baby in his lap during the final home game of the season? And then Stephon Marbury, believes he is the best guard in the league? (Stephon, do me a favor, please go to New Jersey and watch just one playoff game...watch Jason Kidd)
If this press conference was a sign of things to come, the misery may not end anytime soon.
Your Daily Fix 4.20.06 [Update]
- Brett Favre criticizes the Titans for their treatment of McNair...what about his treatment of the Packers?
- MLS all-stars will face off against Chelsea...that oughta be a contest.
- LaVar Arrington has taken a physical for the Giants, although the team is staying silent.
- Lance Armstrong may take a swipe at winning the New York Marathon.
- Moe Williams, formerly of the Vikings (whats with those Vikings and crime?) is guilty of disorderly conduct.
Senator Backs "Jackie Robinson Stadium"
Meredith Vieira: Met Envy?
Idol versus Giant
Your Daily Fix 4.20.06
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Duke Turmoil: Updates
Soccer War Over a Bare Bum?
Duke Turmoil: NBC Reveals Accuser Photo
NFL and the Law
Its simply wonderful that the NFL is cracking down on endzone celebrations. Meanwhile check out a sampling of today's headlines from around the league:
- Adam "Pacman" Jones of the Titans is being investigated.
- Viking's Willie Offord arrested for drunk driving.
- Larry Csonka fined by U.S. Forest Land Service.
- Viking's "love boat" trial begins.
Oh but those darn endzone celebrations...really need to put a stop to them...
Golf Hall of Fame
United States Soccer Ranked Fourth
Your Daily Fix 4.19.06
- Nate Silver on baseball's most valuable properties.
- Darren Rovell about how Duke gear sales have soared.
- Matthew Cerrone after the Mets fell to the Braves 2-1.
- Matt Romig and his NHL power rankings.
- Frank Coyle on what the football Giants need in the draft.
- Frank Coyle again, but talking Jets.
- Dan Wetzel proclaiming that the thrill is back in the NHL.
- Chris Sheridan with the Lakers and the D-Team.
- Ira Podell and the Islanders off season of change.
Duke Turmoil: The Mug Shot
Two Duke University lacrosse players have been charged with the rape and kidnapping of an exotic dancer who claims that she was assaulted last month at a team party. Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty, both sophomores, were named in indictments unsealed today. Copies of the felony charges can be found below. Seligmann and Finnerty were arrested early this morning and subsequently released on $400,000 bond. According to the dancer, a 27-year-old North Carolina Central University student, she was sexually assaulted by a trio of men in the bathroom of a home shared by three of the lacrosse squad's captains. Her account of the March 14 incident is contained in this detailed search warrant application. The 19-year-old Finnerty (left) and Seligmann, 20, are pictured above in booking photos snapped this morning at the Durham County Detention Facility. A North Carolina grand jury voted indictments against the athletes during sessions last Wednesday and yesterday. A judge ordered the indictments sealed after District Attorney Michael Nifong filed motions arguing that there was a "substantial risk" that Seligmann and Finnerty would flee if given advance notice of the charges. If convicted, Nifong noted, Finnerty, from Garden City, N.Y., and Seligmann, from Essex Fells, N.J., would each face a minimum prison term of between 12 and 15 years.