Archive for July, 2010

July 31st, 2010

It will be interesting to see if there are going to be anymore departures in the WCHA this season. The Minnesota Gophers weren’t the only one to suffer losses this week; Harvard University got some bad news as they lost Louis Leblanc who was drafted in the first round by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2009 entry draft.

While it’s sad to see top players leave college hockey, I would rather see these top kids play 1-3 season in the NCAA, then to never seen them play in college at all. Guy Flaming from the Coming Down the Pipe says Leblanc is going to the QMJHL.

Summer of 2010 Early signings and departures in the WCHA

Wisconsin Badgers —(4)

Cody Goloubef, Jr, D, Columbus Blue Jackets
Brendan Smith, Jr, D, Detroit Red Wings
Derek Stepan, So, F, New York Rangers
Ryan McDonagh, Jr, D, New York Rangers

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July 31st, 2010

For some reason August is one of those months that always seems to bring great fights in mixed martial arts. Last year we had Anderson Silva rip Forrest Griffin’s manhood away, BJ Penn silence all the doubters by destroying top contender Kenny Florian, and Todd Duffee set a UFC record with a 7 second knockout. 2008 brought us the fantastic fight card of UFC 87, which included Florian vs. Huerta, St. Pierre vs. Fitch, and the emergence of Brock Lesnar as he beat up Heath Herring. Even the year before was a great August in the UFC, with an exciting title defense from Randy Couture and the first installment of St. Pierre vs. Koscheck.

So I guess it comes as no surprise that this August the MMA world is bringing us some awesome matchups once again. After sifting through all the matchups, below I compiled a list of the top 5 fights for the month that you must watch, or you will die.

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July 31st, 2010

Roy Oswalt pitched his first game tonight as a Phillie, gave up 5 runs, had crappy defense, got 1 run of support – must have felt right at home.

Meanwhile, J Happ threw 6 innings of 2 hit, a 2 base ROE by Clank, 4 walk ball. He doesn’t have really great stuff – a FB 89-93 MPH, a curve he seldom threw, and a changeup. It’s funny because Manny Parra has better stuff, including an unhittable changeup, but he just can’t seem to throw his great stuff consistently, don’t ask me why. Must drive Brewers fans crazy.

Tonight, no Roy, no Pence, no Berkman, no problem.

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July 31st, 2010

HOUSTON - JUNE 20:  Lance Berkman #17 of the Houston Astros reacts to striking out in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on June 20, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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With less than 36 hours till the end of the MLB trade deadline, teams are making huge strides to land some of the best players in baseball. Teams like the Yankees, Rays, White Sox, Angels, Nationals, and Giants are looking to add new talent to their organizations to help them immediately for their playoff races or to help build in the future.

There has been a lot of trade talk going on lately and some big name players have already been traded in the past month like Cliff Lee to the Rangers, Roy Oswalt to the Phillies, and Alex Gonzales to the Braves.

During this years MLB trade deadline I expect to see a lot of well-known players to be traded to help out some of the better teams in the MLB. Looking at the list I have made you can see that playoff teams are the main teams interested and teams not making the playoffs are usually the sellers during this years trade deadline.

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July 30th, 2010

At this particular second, it’s still a rumor – Berkman has supposedly OKd a trade to the Yanks if they DON’T pick up his option.

No idea what we’re gonna get back, but I’d bet it’s nothing good.

I hear tell that apparently, when he was trying to trade Roy-O, Fast Eddie told teams that they would have to pick up ALL of Roy’s contract – and he maneuvered it so that the Phils would be able to snag Roy. The other teams are NOT real too happy.

GEE, what a surprise.

Read the full original article…

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July 30th, 2010

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The Indianapolis Colts’ training camp starts in two days on August 1st.

A lot of position battles, roster spots, signings, and other.

I will be providing updates from the Colts’ training camp every Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday. It’s going to be fun and I will also be providing some analysis, news, and opinions.

Here is a little preview before training camp starts.

Enjoy.

Defensive Tackles Have Something To Prove

IndyFootballReport.com and Colts.com writer, John Oehser, caught up with the Colts’ defensive tackles.

They say they have something to prove. They were pretty good defensive tackles last year. Actually, the best we have seen in years. But they want to be great and on top.

Antonio Johnson, Fili Moala, Daniel Muir, and Eric Foster all want to prove that they can be one of the best defensive tackle duos and one of the bests in the league.

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July 30th, 2010

Former Golden Gopher Blake Wheeler has been resigned by the Boston Bruins for 2.2 million dollars. Holy Cow! That is a lot of money for a player that is 6’5″ 205 that plays timid and as if he was 5’7″ 175. Pardon my French the man is a wussy. Yawn! I think the Bruins are over paying him and I would have passed on him.

Boston - Blake Wheeler has signed his one-year, $2.2 million contract, officially putting him in the fold for 2010-11.

“Before the hearing, I was anxious, obviously,” Wheeler said during a conference call. “You hear all the horror stories of different things that go on in those rooms. But once you’re in there hearing both sides being argued, it was handled extremely professionally. Nothing was said in the room that I didn’t already know myself. There were no low blows or anything like that taken by either side. It was handled extremely well. When the hearing was over, I felt great about it. I was really happy to be through that process.”

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July 30th, 2010

Sep 4, 2009; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman (56) during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo via Newscom

Alright, so first it was Vincent Jackson willing to hold out ten games. And pretty much the same went for Marcus McNeill.

Now more concerns are coming up as the San Diego Chargers have a new disgruntled star on their team.

Actually, we all know linebacker Shawne Merriman was upset over his contract, but now he is willing to hold out for this year’s training camp.

“I need to know I’m not going to be on the trade block every three weeks,” Merriman told the San Diego Union Tribune. “This is literally day to day how things progress, how things move. I don’t want this to be a distraction to my teammates. I don’t want this to be a distraction to me. I just want to get something resolved soon and go from there. The bottom line is when I get back on the field I plan on doing what I do best, and that is playing.”

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July 30th, 2010
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06:  (L-R) Roy Williams #11, Marion Barber #24 and Doug Free #68 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrate after Williams scored a 5-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 6, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

The Cowboys had a glaring weakness on the offensive line last season and that weakness is now a Pittsburgh Steeler. Former Cowboys left tackle Flozell Adams signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this week, a few months after the Dallas Cowboys released him to free agency.

Adams was a staple on the Cowboys line for years, opening holes for Emmitt Smith and protecting Tony Romo’s blindside. But last year Adams seemed to lose a step with plenty of false start penalties, personal fouls, and he also gave up eight sacks.

This season he will be replaced by Doug Free, a lineman who replaced Marc Columbo in the right side of the line last year after Colombo went down with a fractured fibula. Free was seamless in his transition and played well in the seven games that Marc missed.

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July 30th, 2010

It must have been agonizing coming to work and taking the mound every five days as the notable ace on a formidable roster in Houston and realizing misery reducing the reliance and excitement. They are a perfect landing spot for the disgruntled Roy Oswalt, a veteran right-hander who needed a change of scenery and a chance to contend for a championship.

It was bound to happen as the non-waiver trade deadline loomed ever so closer, but the Philadelphia Phillies weren’t the frontrunners in grabbing a stud pitcher to strengthen a depleted and wobbly rotation. It’s a town that can use a pitching tandem to solidify the starting rotation and take pressure off Roy Halladay, a dominant strikeout specialist who easily can reach a historic milestone and shatter the 3,000 strikeout plateau.

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