Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010
Sandberg, Cora 'to be interviewed' for Blue Jays
Ryne Sandberg and Joey Cora are among those "to be interviewed" for the Blue Jays' managing vacancy, according to the Toronto Sun.
Sandberg, the Cubs' Triple-A manager, also is a finalist' for the Cubs' opening, and Cora, third base coach for the White Sox, has interviewed for several openings in recent years.
Citing sources and telephone calls with candidates, the paper listed 14 candidates who already have gone through an interview process, although it is not known how formal some of those talks were. Among those names is Don Baylor, the former Cubs manager and recently freed as hitting coach by the Rockies.
Seven names are on the "to be interviewed" list, including Sandberg and Cora, as well as Tampa Bay bench coach Davey Martinez, the former Cub, (ChicagoBreakingSports).
Ted Lilly re-signs with Dodgers
Former Cubs starting pitcher Ted Lilly has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Dodgers, according to a baseball source. Lilly went 7-4 with a 3.52 ERA in 12 starts with the Dodgers after the Cubs traded him to Los Angeles on the July 31 trade deadline. (latimes.com)
Jordan: I could have scored 100 points"
USA Todays Game Hunters blog focused on Michael Jordan being featured in the NBA 2K11 video game.
During the interview, Jordan was asked how the game has changed since his playing days and said, It's less physical and the rules have changed, obviously. Based on these rules, if I had to play with my style of play, I'm pretty sure I would have fouled out or I would have been at the free throw line pretty often and I could have scored 100 points, (USA Today).
Possibility for Cubs to make managerial announcement before World Series
The Cubs are about to approach three months since Lou Piniella first announced his retirement and general manager Jim Hendry is under no obligation to wait until Joe Girardis season is over. According to CSNChicago.coms Patrick Mooney, it is a possibility that the Cubs will make an announcement before the World Series, (CSNChicago.com).
U.S. withdraws from 2018 World Cup bid
The United States has withdrawn its bid to host the 2018 World Cup and will focus entirely on the bid for the 2022 tournament, the country's bid committee said on Friday.
"For some time we have been in conversations with FIFA and UEFA about the possibility of focusing only on the 2022 bidding process, an option we have made reference to many times," said Sunil Gulati, Chairman of the USA Bid Committee and President of U.S. Soccer. "We are confident this is in the best interests of the USA Bid," he said, (ChicagoBreakingSports).
Carmelo deal waiting until December?
Talk of a rumored deal for Carmelo Anthony has certainly died down from the roar it was at just before training camp started but that doesn't mean the folks in the Denver Nuggets front office aren't interested in making it happen.
A league source tells Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears that Denver "could eventually revive the (Derrick) Favors talks, but, for now, they prefer to shop for a better offer."
Spears notes that the team is likely to wait to make any kind of deal with Anthony till after December 15. At that point, free agents that signed this summer are eligible to be traded, (Scoop Du Jour, Yahoo! Sports).
Former Blue Demon, NBA veteran joins staff
Former Blue Demon and NBA veteran Kevin Edwards joins the DePaul men's basketball staff as the program's director of community, corporate and professional relations. Edwards played two seasons for the Blue Demons from 1986-88 before an 11-year NBA career. In his new role with the program, Edwards will work as a liaison to members of the university community and Chicago's corporate community while also handling the program's relationships with professional basketball franchises in the United States and overseas. (depaulbluedemons.com)