Saturday, February 17, 2007

Your Daily Fix 2.17.07 [J. Mark English]

  • Exciting news in the world of track from jolly old England: Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia set a world record for the indoor 2,000 meters of four minutes, 49.99 seconds at the Norwich Union Grand Prix on Saturday, beating Haile Gebrselassie's 9-year-old mark.
  • Shocker in Tennessee! Vanderbilt upsets the top ranked Florida: Florida (24-3, 11-1) had won 17 straight games and needed a victory to clinch at least a share of the SEC's Eastern Division and the overall league title. They also had won seven straight against the Commodorers...But Vanderbilt (18-8, 8-4) has been one of the country's best against ranked opponents this season. Students poured onto the court at Memorial Gym after the Commodores pulled off their first victory over a top-ranked team since Jan. 13, 1993, when they beat then-No. 1 Kentucky, and their sixth victory over a ranked team this season.
  • Peter Forsberg happy to be traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Nashville Predators. Nothing like going from worst to first.
  • The Flyers enjoyed their first day without Forsberg by beating the Rangers 5-3. And this game shows why the Rangers will not make the playoffs. How do you go from beating the Stanley Cup champs, the Hurricanes, and then lose to the team with the worst record in the division?
  • Another reason why the Rangers will not make the playoffs: Brendan Shanahan was hospitalized Saturday after a hard collision with Philadelphia's Mike Knuble that left the New York Rangers forward unconscious on his back for several minutes.
  • Ian Thomsen considers the NBA All Star game and the wonders if what happens in Vegas, really stays in Vegas?
  • Andy Reid, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, continues to deal with problem children: The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid has entered a drug-treatment program amid charges he injured a woman in a traffic accident while under the influence of heroin.
  • Roger Clemens says hes 20 percent sure he'll return. Please, just retire already!

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,