Archive for February, 2007

Icecats only black player mentored by pioneer (Arizona Daily Wildcat)

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Icecats only black player mentored by pioneer (Arizona Daily Wildcat) Since the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington in 1946 and Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947, America’s two major sports have seen a fairly swift integration of black athletes. Sports pension system one of checks and imbalances (Los Angeles Times) Retirement […]

Providence’s Mailman might have total package

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Providence’s Mailman might have total packageCharlotte.com – David Mailman has heard all the jokes about his last name. The Providence High left-hander laughs to swat them away, with much the same proficiency as when he whacks baseballs. Mailman, a senior who signed with Wake Forest, is one of the state’s best Burning questions: NL West […]

Florida pharmacy raid opens new internet steroid scandal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Florida pharmacy raid opens new internet steroid scandal (AFP via Yahoo! News) A federal task force raided a Florida pharmacy on Tuesday to expose an internet steroid distribution ring with links to American football and baseball players, the Albany Times-Union reported. Investigation of Steroids and HGH Produces Arrests in Three States (Washington Post) State and […]

Showalter no longer in the hot seat 

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Showalter no longer in the hot seat WINTER HAVEN, Fla. Buck Showalter looked nearly the same as he did a year ago, when he was watching over his Rangers pitchers and catchers in Arizona. He had a few baseballs stashed in the back pocket of his uniform and carried his trusty fungo bat. Ward to Boston? Welcome […]

Wagner Baseball Card Sells For $2.35M 

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Wagner Baseball Card Sells For $2.35M “The Wagner card gave me a tremendous amount of pride, excitement and pleasure,” says Brian Seigel, seller of the 1909 Flying Dutchman tobacco card. “I hope the new owner will have the same satisfaction I enjoyed over the years.” Barton takes on new job CEDAR CITY – D. Mark Barton isn’t […]

Marlins audition for Gaby Hernandez (Miami Herald)

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Marlins audition for Gaby Hernandez (Miami Herald) JUPITER – Gaby Hernandez was at his parents’ South Dade home watching an NFL game in December 2005 when the phone rang. It was a friend calling to ask him about the trade. From walk-ons to all-stars (The Daily Gamecock) Heroes are hard to come by these days, […]

Branch is the top DT in draft (Detroit Free Press)

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Branch is the top DT in draft (Detroit Free Press) INDIANAPOLIS — Alan Branch took off his Tigers baseball cap, slipped on an easy smile and walked up to the podium to start explaining why he left Michigan early and why he deserves to be a top-10 pick in the NFL draft. Indy keeping NFL […]

Combine: Indianapolis to stay home of combine (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Combine: Indianapolis to stay home of combine (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) INDIANAPOLIS The NFL s scouting combine isn t going anywhere soon. Jeff Foster, president of National Football Scouting that puts together the annual testing session, said Sunday the event would return to the RCA Dome next year and organizers plan to open negotiations with […]

Cougars unveil baseball field fit for pros 

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Cougars unveil baseball field fit for pros The Half Moon Bay High School baseball team got its best holiday present a little later this year. The Cougars have a new place to play. Though there is still some work to be done on the surrounding area, the field itself is done and ready for action. High […]

OregonLive.com: Blazers Forum (OregonLive.com)

Monday, February 26th, 2007

OregonLive.com: Blazers Forum (OregonLive.com) 333557.1. NFL would never happen… MLB has a possibility. But baseball EXCEPT for the playoffs is very, VERY boring to watch. The daily buzz (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune) “IT FEELS BAD. WE WORKED SO HARD, AND THEN TO HAVE IT GO THROUGH YOUR HANDS LIKE THAT — IT HURTS.” Wisconsin guard […]