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Andy Reid Makes McNabb Fan Remove Redskins Jersey

August 11th, 2010

Tim McManus of Philadelphia Sports Daily is reporting that a fan by the name of Jim Devlin was asked to remove his brand new Donovan McNabb Redskins Jersey by security at the Philadelphia Eagles' practice yesterday.

The guards told him it was at the request of head coach Andy Reid.

Devlin told McManus that he wore the jersey to the practice and to a Phillies' game to make a statement about the Eagles trading away their Pro-Bowl quarterback.

Was it wrong of Reid to want the fan to take the jersey off (which he did)?

I tend to think so, mostly because this is a free country, and all the guy did was wear another team's jersey—not much harm in that.

Was the fan bright to wear the jersey?

Hell no he wasn't. You couldn't pay me enough money to wear a division rival's jersey to an Eagles' practice, let alone anywhere in the City of Brotherly Love.

However, I do kind of get what Devlin was trying to say.

The Eagles traded away McNabb (to a divisional opponent nonetheless), and many times when a team does something of that nature with a popular player, the fans follow him.

I'm sure Devlin is just reminding Reid and the Eagles brass what a boneheaded mistake the trade was, and how it could seemingly bite them in the butt down the road.

With this debacle and Herremans' apologies for a harmless tweet, it doesn't seem that those in charge of the Eagles are using much common sense.

New York Knicks Reportedly Sign Shooting Guard Roger Mason Jr.

August 6th, 2010

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the New York Knicks have agreed to a deal with journeyman Roger Mason Jr. It's a one-year contract the tune of $1.4 million

The soon-to-be 30-year-old is a natural shooting guard, and will add depth to the Knicks bench. More importantly, he will be the oldest Knick and will bring a veteran presence to the young team. 

Mason has bounce around quite a bit, playing for the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs. He also did a stint overseas, playing for the Greek team Olympiacos B.C. and for Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. in the Israeli League. 

Mason had his best year in 2008-09 with the Spurs, posting career highs in points per game (11.8), asissts per game (2.1) and rebounds per game (3.1). His numbers have decreased over all since then, but there is no doubt that he will be able to help the Knicks this coming season.

Liverpool FC: Dreaming of the Possibilities Under “Emperor” Kenny Huang

August 4th, 2010

So Javier Mascherano wants to leave Liverpool? I am sure there would be no complaints if Liverpool replaced their Argentine representative with Lionel Messi in the midfield.

If the dream takeover talks with Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillette continue to be open and amicable, billionaire Chinese businessman "Emperor" Kenny Huang, head of Hong Kong investment company QSL Sports Ltd., may bring the pockets at Anfield a boost that would even dwarf the wallets of Manchester City.

Huang has opened a bid to seize control and has outlined ambitious plans for Liverpool.

King Kenny? No, Liverpool already has one of those. A great one. This would be Emperor Kenny. If this takeover is completed, Huang has big plans for Liverpool with his state-backed investment fund. Huang offered to pay off Liverpool’s £237million debt to the Royal Bank of Scotland to set the foundation for the takeover.

With the transfer window winding down at month's end, Huang wants the deal done with haste. Huang has also informed Roy Hodgson that he would be given funds to attract the world’s best players to Anfield. Building up the squad with the world's elite would work wonders for the top stars, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard.

The United Kingdom's Daily Mail reported that Hodgson could identify any player in the world and the new regime would check on availability and an asking price.

"It could be Lionel Messi and every effort would be made to sign him," said one source in the report in the Daily Mail .

Messi? Liverpool fans are getting anxious.

"This guy is deadly serious about taking over and wants it done this month so Roy can significantly improve the team and go into the season with a realistic chance of winning something."

Hicks and Gillette hold the keys to quite a beautiful piece of football machinery. If they are willing to part with her for Huang's asking price, a few more investments in parts should do her just fine.

Messi, perhaps Arjen Robben, Bastain Schweinsteiger, or Mesut Ö zil may find the new money worth a last minute move to Liverpool. That is, if Liverpool is sold in time. Hand the keys to Huang and watch him drive home some trophies back to Anfield.

Perhaps even Mascherano would be willing to stay a little longer in order to see the Red Empire that Huang could amass by month's end.

Yankees Trade Rumors: Deal for Berkman “On Verge of Completion”

July 31st, 2010

Updated 5:20 : Here are a couple more pieces. Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News is reporting that a deal is “imminent” and that they aren’t expected to give up any big prospects. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Yankees will not be expected to pick up Berkman’s $15 million 2011 option as part of waiving his NTC.

Updated 5:13: Frankie Piliere of AOL FanHouse is reporting that he’s hearing that Ivan Nova and/or David Adams could be included in a deal for Berkman. But he cautions that he has “nothing solid yet.”

Updated 5:06: Buster Olney of ESPN reports that talks are advancing quickly.

Original article: According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post , the Yankees are “on verge of completion” of a deal that would land them Astros first baseman Lance Berkman .

I guess that means Jorge Posada ‘s knees aren’t that bad and Nick Johnson is definitely not coming back. It also means less playing time for Marcus Thames and Juan Miranda who have been the DH platoon of late.

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Huggins’ fall blamed on medication (AP)

July 31st, 2010
West Virginia University says basketball coach Bob Huggins' rib-breaking fall occurred because medication taken on an empty stomach left him lightheaded. President James Clements and Athletic Director Oliver Luck told the Charleston Daily Mail that Huggins stood too quickly, tripped and fell into a table in his Las Vegas hotel room last week.

Manny Pacquiao Tries to Balance Boxing, Politics

July 14th, 2010

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In a July 9 article in the Phillipine Daily Inquirer, boxer turned congressman, Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, downplayed the importance of being an elected official.

Pacquiao told the paper that his "dream is to become a good public servant and a good leader of Sarangani."

I think the truth is, he's bored to his wits, wishing he was in the ring instead of behind a desk pretending to know what's going on in local politics.

Pacquiao said he wants to join committees on sports and energy.

Once he returns to the sport of boxing, he'll need all the energy and strength he can get to take on Floyd Mayweather.

The Pac-Man hinted to the paper that the blockbuster fight is close to taking place.

"They're just ironing out some things in the contract," he said to the Daily Inquirer.

Ah man, I can't wait!

I think the two sides should hurry up and get this done.

According to Pacquiao, being an elected official is putting a strain on his pocket.

Even though he's dipping into his office budget to pay himself, there are dreams of a bigger payday looming ahead.

And after he gets knocked out by Mayweather (my prediction), the Pac-Man will see stars when he's on the canvas, dreaming that he never should've challenged "Money."

People call Pacquiao the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

There's no freakin' way he's the best PFP fighter in the world!

And all the boxing fans who think the Pac-Man is the best PFP fighter in the world better stop dreaming.

In my opinion, Mayweather is the best PFP fighter in the world.

He's never lost a fight in his career, and I don't see him losing this one.

For now, Pacquiao will try to attend every congressional session to pretend he knows a thing or two about government.

Once his management team rings the bell, Pacquiao will be ready to train. It must be tough for a boxer to balance a political job at the same time.

According to Pacquiao, the Mayweather brawl will be his last fight.

I believe it, after "Money" knocks him right back across the ocean to Manila.

Pac-Man won't have to pull lint out of his pockets after he makes a killing fighting Mayweather.

By the way, who manages his money anyway?

When HBO is ready to air the "Mayweather/Pacquiao 24/7" series, I'll be glued to my TV, taking in every moment.

If the wife has some errands for me to run that day, it ain't happening!

If this is truly Pacquiao's last fight, as he told the Manila paper, my prayer (yes, I'm a little religious) is that Mayweather gives him the proper sendoff.

But tell the Pac-Man to leave the family at home because it won't be a pretty sight on his part. 

Blackpool FC Chasing USA Star Michael Bradley

July 13th, 2010

According to Daily Mail Blackpool FC are preparing a move for American World Cup star Michael Bradley.

Bradley who plays for German side Borussia Monchengladbach is not on good terms with manager Michael Frontzeck , and is looking for a move away from the Bundesliga.

The American before joining the German outfit in 2008, had agreed to join Premier League side Birmingham City if they stay up. But that move didn't materialized as Birmingham were relegated.

The 23 year old midfielder has won 48 International caps for USA.

The only problem in his possible move would be the transfer fee, Blackpool would not pay a large fee and will push for a loan deal.

Miami Dolphins Linebacker Channing Crowder NOT Out For Season

July 13th, 2010

An accidental tweet by New York Jets beat writer Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News yesterday mistakenly reported that Miami Dolphins starting linebacker Channing Crowder would miss the 2010 season with a foot injury.

These reports turned out to be false, as Crowder is indeed healthy and expected to take part in training camp three weeks from now.

Apparently, Mehta was watching a re-broadcast of a Bears-Vikings game on NFL Network and saw an old crawl from the ESPN broadcast. Thus, the report of Crowder's season-ending injury was from 2009 and is not current news.

The tweet, which cited the Associated Press as its source and sparked re-posts by sites like MSNBC, Pro Football Talk, Rotoworld, and Yahoo! Sports, has since been deleted by Mehta. The Phinsider has a good breakdown of the entire situation.

Coming off the least productive season of his five-year career, Crowder will compete for the starting inside linebacker job alongside Karlos Dansby. He is expected to face stiff competition from newly-acquired Tim Dobbins, while rookie fourth-rounder A. J. Edds should push for playing time as well.

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Chris J. Nelson is a journalism major at Georgia State University. He operates his own Miami Dolphins Web site, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and can be followed on Twitter here.

Carlos Beltran Finally Returns To Mets Lineup

July 12th, 2010

The Mets announced today that Carlos Beltran will start on Thursday against the Giants and hit cleanup, barring any other injury. To make room for Beltran on the roster, the Mets sent down Jesus Feliciano. The Mets will bench Jeff Francoeur on Thursday and start Angel Pagan in right field.

Flushing Baseball Daily reporter, Tyler Moore. Follow Tyler on Twitter, where he'll discuss Mets, and also his posts. If you wish to email him, send an email to Tyler with the subject of Flushing Baseball Daily Mail. Thanks for reading!

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Blackpool FC Consider Bid For Ebanks-Blake

July 9th, 2010

According to the Daily Mail, Blackpool FC are prepared to make a bid for Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

Though Blake, 24, only scored two goals for the Wolves last season, Blackpool manager Ian Holloway is confident of his abilities having previously worked with him at Plymouth Argyle.

Blackpool are in need of a quality goal scorer after they failed to made DJ Campbell's move permanent from Leicester.

Blake still has three-years left on his contract and will cost about 2.5 million pounds.


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