Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010
Cora to interview for Brewers job
White Sox bench coach Joey Cora will interview for the Brewers' vacant managerial position.
Cora is part of a larger group of candidates to replace the fired Ken Macha. Fox Sports reported that the Brewers have already interviewed Tim Wallach, manager of the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, and former Indians manager Eric Wedge.
Cora has yet to manage in the major leagues but has been a coach under Ozzie Guillen dating back to 2003. (The Sporting News)
Butkus 'offended' by Musburger's comments on steroids
Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus told the Chicago Tribune he "personally was offended" by recent comments made by sportscaster Brent Musburger. Musburger told a college journalism class at the University of Montana that medically monitored steroid use by professional athletes should be allowed. Butkus took major exception to Musburger's viewpoint.
"The problem with the whole thing ... he's just uninformed," Butkus told the Tribune on Wednesday. "When Brent says something, a lot of people listen. And, unfortunately, in this case, a lot of young people are watching him and listening to him. When he makes a statement that if the pros get a prescription, he doesn't see a problem with it ... so now the kids are going to be thinking, 'Well, if the pros can do it, I can do it. What's the big deal?' And the problem with getting the prescription ... I'd like to see the doctors who give those prescriptions because it's totally illegal." (chicagobreakingsports.com)
Dorsey suspended for actions during preseason game vs. Bulls
Toronto Raptors forward Joey Dorsey was suspended one game by the NBA for swinging his arm at the head of Bulls forward Brian Scalabrine on Tuesday night. Dorsey will serve his suspension in the first game of the regular season for Toronto, which will be at home against the New York Knicks on Oct. 27. (tsn.ca)
Williams knows losing Hahn will hurt
One day after assistant general manager Rick Hahn interviewed for the Mets GM job, White Sox GM Kenny Williams discussed the possibility of losing his valued assistant.
"I know I'm gonna lose him, and it's gonna be a heavy blow," Williams said.
Williams said Hahn is ready to run a team.
"Nothing is going to surprise him," Williams said. "He's handled the pressure of this market, and I've leaned on him a lot. I don't think he could be any more prepared to take the next step." (nypost.com)
Predators still struggle with playoff loss to Blackhawks
A Stanley Cup erases bad memories for those getting their names engraved, but the eventual champions claim casualties along the way. The first Blackhawks victim of the playoffs was Wednesday night's opponent - the Nashville Predators - who were just 13.6 seconds away from eliminating the favored Hawks before Patrick Kane scored to force overtime and Marian Hossa scored the game-winner to change momentum in the series.
Now almost six months later and in a new season, the loss still weighs heavily on the Predators.
"It was bad luck against us," Nashville forward Steve Sullivan said. "It (stunk) that they scored to tie the hockey game, but that we have to learn that there was still an opportunity for us to win the hockey game, and we didn't take advantage of that." (tennessean.com)
White Sox win the DL Crown
The White Sox spent 27 days in first place, eventually finished with 88 wins for a second place finish in the American League Central division. But they can lay claim to one championship: the DL Crown.
A recent study by Fangraphs indicates White Sox players spent the fewest number of days on the disabled list and tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks as having reported the fewest trips to the DL. (sbnation.com)
Favre's consecutive game streak could end
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre suggested on Wednesday that he would consider sitting out a start - something he hasn't done since 1992 - if his arm pain continues to linger. Favre has been dealing with tendinitis in his throwing arm and was holding it at several points in Monday's loss to the New York Jets.
"You're not going to make every throw but I would have made some of those throws," Favre said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "From that standpoint, I don't want to play just to play." (usatoday.com)
Jenn Sterger cancels Chicago appearance
Jenn Sterger, the sports television personality at the center of a scandal surrounding Brett Favre's inappropriate text messages has decided to stay out of the public spotlight for a while. After agreeing to host a party at Chicago's Bull & Bear on Saturday, Sterger announced she will no longer be attending. (guyism.com)