Wednesday, March 9
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While some believe the idea of The Big Three was overblown from the start, this was something different. There was Chris Bosh, on the heels of another weak showing in another Heat loss, sounding as if he were admitting something that's been painfully obvious too often this season. He doesn't fit in here. End of story. ... He's a square peg in a round hole. And he sure sounds like he knows it. "I am uncomfortable now," Bosh said. "It is nothing but a conversation to have to correct the discomfort and I am here for the benefit of the team. I just feel that I have to be my normal self, and I really am not there right now. It has been a lot of flashes." (FOXSports.com)Comment
An early labor agreement may grease the wheels on the Tim Tebow era dawning in earnest. An agreement by, say, March 18 would give Broncos coach John Fox and his staff enough time to work with Tebow during the offseason and gain enough confidence in going forward with him. And if the Broncos do determine Tebow is their starting quarterback, I believe Kyle Orton will be traded. [John] Elway and Fox have been saying Orton is their starting QB if a game were to be played today. I have often followed these statements by reminding readers there is no game today. I believe there is only one scenario where Orton is the Broncos' starting QB in Game 1 of the 2011 season: Negotiations break down in the next week or two, an extended lockout occurs, and a labor settlement isn't reached until well after training camp was scheduled to begin. (The Denver Post)Comment
Freddy Garcia, now with five scoreless innings in two starts, was the latest pitcher to dazzle Joe Girardi. The back-of-the-rotation sweepstakes are about at the midway point, and if you didn't know better you'd think the Yankees have actually been blessed with a wealth of starting pitching. We all laughed at the notion of unsung Ivan Nova, the underwhelming Sergio Mitre, and, presumably over-the-hill Bartolo Colon and [Garcia] as the candidates for the four and five spots behind CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett. ... Tuesday, it was Garcia putting his best foot forward again, pitching three perfect innings against a mostly "A" Atlanta Braves lineup, barely breaking a sweat on 30 pitches, 20 of them strikes. (New York Daily News)Comment
Team Northwest Territories/Yukon skip Jamie Koe throws a rock in a game against Team Manitoba in the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men's Curling Championship at the John Labatt Centre in London, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
In light of yesterday's revelations, let's look back at Ohio State coach Jim Tressel discussing the suspensions of quarterback Terrelle Pryor and four other Buckeyes at a news conference last December.
Game To Watch
Knicks at Grizzlies, 8 p.m. ET
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This Day in Sports
- 1958 -- Detroit's George Yardley becomes the first NBA player to score 2,000 points in a season. He did it in 72 games.
- 1988 -- President Reagan presides at the unveiling of Knute Rockne's stamp. Rockne recorded a 105-12 record and five national championships while coaching at Notre Dame.
- 1994 -- Philadelphia 1B John Kruk is diagnosed with testicular cancer.