Friday, April 29, 2011

Cleveland Browns Draft Pick Phil Taylor Feature

Last night was the first round of the NFL Draft. The Cleveland Browns had the sixth pick and many thought they may draft WR Julio Jones or DE Robert Quinn. Instead the Browns traded down, acquired 5 picks for that 6th pick and drafted DT Phil Taylor at pick #21. The Browns now have two picks in the 2nd round and have the opportunity to fill some of the many holes that they have.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 4/24/1988

The Clippers' Michael Cage needs 29 rebounds to win this year's rebounding title over Charles Oakley of the Chicago Bulls. Cage plays all 48 minutes tonight in the last game of the season and pulls down 30 rebounds in a 109 - 100 loss to the Seattle SuperSonics in Los Angeles. He beats out Oakley 13.03 rebounds per game to 13.00.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 4/13/1957

Paced by rookies Tommy Heinsohn and Bill Russell, the Boston Celtics win their first NBA title by outlasting the St. Louis Hawks in double overtime of Game 7. The score is tied at 103 at the end of regulation and 113 at the close of the first overtime period. With one second left in the second OT, Jim Loscutoff hits a free throw to put the Celtics up 125 - 123. Hawks player-coach Alex Hannum takes the ball out of bounds and heaves it the length of the court, but it clanks off the backboard. Bob Pettit grabs the carom and takes a shot. The ball bounces off the rim, and Boston prevails.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Greatest Coaches Countdown - #33 Bill Parcells

Sport: NFL

Stops: Giants (1983 - 1990) Patriots (1993 - 1996) Jets (1997 - 1999) Cowboys (2003 - 2006)

Record: 172 - 130 - 1(.570 Winning Percentage)

Championships: 2

Fun Facts
1. As an NFL coach and executive, Parcells inherited five losing teams that he helped guide to the playoffs in two seasons or fewer

2. Parcells has an 11 - 8 record in the playoffs

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 4/7/1977

The Blue Jays play their first regular season game, the first American League game staged outside the United States. Their opponents are the Chicago White Sox, and the contest is played in near-freezing temperatures and snow flurries at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. The Blue Jays win, 9 - 5, as the White Sox strand 19 men on base. Doug Ault contributes the first Toronto hit, home run, run scored and RBI on one swing with a first-inning solo homer.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 4/6/1973

The New York Yankees' Ron Blomberg becomes the first designated hitter in major league history as he draws a walk from Luis Tiant in the first inning of a 15 - 5 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Orlando Cepeda is Boston's DH in the same game. Also on this date, during an 8 - 3 victory over the Athletics in Oakland, the Minnesota Twins' Tony Oliva becomes the first DH to come through with a home run.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Birthday James Roday

This Day in Sports History - 4/4/2001

In his first game with the Boston Red Sox, Hideo Nomo pitches his second no-hitter for a 3 - 0 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards. It's also the first no-hitter by a Red Sox pitcher since Dave Morehead's on September 16, 1965. Nomo throws 110 pitches, walks 3 and strikes out 11. Second baseman Mike Lansing saves the no-hitter when he makes a tumbling backhand catch of Mike Bordick's soft looper for the second out of the ninth inning; two pitches later, Delino DeShields hits a routine fly ball to Troy O'Leary in right field for the final out. Nomo's first no-hitter was with the Dodgers on September 17, 1996, against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 4/2/2001

The Seattle Mariners open the season with a 5 - 4 win over the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field. They'll go on to post a record of 116 - 46, tying the mark for most regular season wins established by the 1906 Cubs who were 116 - 36. The Mariners won't reach the World Series, however; they;ll lose the ALCS to the New York Yankees, four games to one.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Five Questions That Will Decide the Indians' Season

Today is the Indians opener against their division rivals the Chicago White Sox. Here are the top five questions that will need to be answered to see how the Indians will do this season.

  1. Will Fausto Carmona pitch well and how will the rest of the rotation be?

  2. Are young players like Matt LaPorta, Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley ready to step up?

  3. When will Grady Sizemore return from injury?

  4. How soon will players like Drew Pomeranz, Alex White, Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall be in the Majors?

  5. Will Shin Soo-Choo, who is no longer a surprise, be able to carry the team if others fail?