Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Might the MLS save soccer from itself? It could if FIFA takes it up on an offer from the U.S. Soccer Federation to test the usage of additional officials, goal-line technology or other ideas. Why the need, you're wondering? Because barely two weeks into the World Cup, we've got a full-on top ten list of the worst blown calls at this World Cup.
Not sure how the MLB Players Union will feel about pitchers who pitch the last day before the All-Star Break being ineligible to pitch in the All-Star Game, what with potential bonuses they'd be foregoing. Expect more of this story soon as CC Sabathia is a lock to pitch the game, but slated to pitch the Sunday game ahead of the ASG.
Must be a slow time for the folks at Pro Football Talk when they're speculating what hurricane season might do to games in the first few weeks of the season.
Some awesome stuff here in the Top 10 Worst Boxing Moments.
That's two straight losses for Stephen Strasburg, for those scoring at home.
Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo told Fan590 that it is very likely that Chris Bosh will be leaving the team. Former Raptor Charlie Villaneuva tweeted that's he's off to Miami, joining that thread.
Aaron Hill and Adam Lind, two of the Toronto Blue Jays more reputable hitters, aren't batting their weight this year, in case you didn't know.
The American League beat the National in Interleague play 134-118 to run their overall record in Interleague to 1808-1652. The AL has won the season series every year since 2003.
Your Culturally Insensitive World Cup Goal Roundup for June 28.
Damien Cox at the Toronto Star looks at the reaction in England to the curbstomping they took from Germany and says never again will he think Canada's reaction to a hockey loss is intense. One great quote in an English paper said that if the British military had defended the country in similar fashion to John Terry et al, "we'd all be speaking German right now". Ouch.
Expect UFC boss Dana White to be at the top of his game this week ahead of UFC 116 now that the one heavyweight he doesn't have that is viewed as tops - Fedor Emelianenko - lost in a little over a minute Saturday in a Strike Force fight. The main event at UFC 116 is Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar facing Shane Carwin in what should be a dynamite fight of two powerhouses.
Enjoy the games. Go Spain!
Posted by TB at 9:54 AM