Archive for July, 2007

Sports group drafts Charlotte (The Charlotte Observer)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Sports group drafts Charlotte (The Charlotte Observer) First, there were NASCAR and the PGA. Then came the NBA, the NFL and the NBA again. Throw in minor-league baseball and other professional and amateur teams, and sports has become a big part of the Charlotte region’s economy. Now a sports business trade organization has started a […]

NFL loses a legend (Denver Post)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

NFL loses a legend (Denver Post) The mastermind of the West Coast offense led the 49ers to three Super Bowl titles and revised the way the league plays. NFL Network puts a muzzle on Deion (New York Daily News) Bob Raissman : Are National Football League suits so sensitive to fan and sponsor reaction to […]

Vickers still day dreaming (The Express-Times)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Vickers still day dreaming (The Express-Times) BETHLEHEM | The baseball dream died slowly, painfully, completely. Then came the college football dream. Then Lee Vickers awoke and found himself in the NFL, trying out for two positions he never played before in a sport he never imagined himself being involved in past childhood. Weekly Royals Minor […]

At home with C.C. Sabathia

Monday, July 30th, 2007

At home with C.C. SabathiaSan Francisco Gate – Sports memorabilia is showcased under glass tile flooring. Framed baseball jerseys line the wall — Ichiro, Chavez, Grady Sizemore — many with personal inscriptions. The covered cabana patio has a fireplace with a 45-inch flat-screen TV COMMUNITY briefSBatavia Sun – Items for bid include accommodations in Hawaii […]

A-Rod has no comment on Canseco’s words about new book

Monday, July 30th, 2007

A-Rod has no comment on Canseco’s words about new bookESPN.com – When Jose Canseco wrote “Juiced” in 2005, he brought the issue of steroids in Major League Baseball to the forefront. Now, Canseco has another book due this fall and he promises some juicy info on Alex Rodriguez . Canseco told WEEI-Radio in Boston on […]

Closing in on history

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Closing in on historyAshland Daily Tidings – I had to get over them switching those baseballs. Any time that happens, I kind of go into a slide. It’s tough because you actually really realize something’s going on and you don’t really want to think about it. But when they stop it for a Media Credit: […]

Weekly Royals Minor League Report (The Morning News)

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Weekly Royals Minor League Report (The Morning News) The 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft is now in the books. However, different from NBA and NFL drafts, you won’t see any well-suited experts on ESPN debating which teams had the best draft. It’s another of the beautiful elements of baseball. Being drafted brings only […]

10 key questions heading into NFL season (The Shelby Star)

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

10 key questions heading into NFL season (The Shelby Star) Don t get me wrong, I m looking forward to the Major League Baseball pennant/wild card races and the postseason as much as the next fan, but around this time every year I and many start getting excited about the upcoming NFL season. Hot air: […]

NFL’s Walter Jones pushes SUV around for offseason workout (The Alexander City Outlook)

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

NFL’s Walter Jones pushes SUV around for offseason workout (The Alexander City Outlook) HARVEST (AP) – It’s hard to ignore a 320-pound man who pushes a sport utility vehicle through an empty parking lot at 10 a.m., so the soccer moms on the walking trail do what’s natural. Baseball postseason changes on tap in October […]

Numbers game (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Numbers game (Lexington Herald-Leader) The number of Baseball Hall of Famers who will be in attendance today when Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn are inducted at Cooperstown, N.Y. The 53 (of 63 living Hall of Fame members) represents a record for a baseball induction ceremony, as does the 50,000 fans expected to visit Cooperstown […]