Posts Tagged ‘Tuesday’

Head-butt helps Cavendish win Tour stage (AP)

July 16th, 2010
In the frenzied and dangerous mass sprints at the Tour de France, competitors often need to keep their heads. Mark Renshaw decided to use his. The Australian lead-out man for sprint specialist Mark Cavendish was kicked out of the race after head-butting a rival Thursday, which cleared a path for his British teammate to win his third stage at this year's Tour.

Braves activate rookie Heyward from DL (AP)

July 16th, 2010
Rookie right fielder Jason Heyward has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the Braves' starting lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers. Heyward is returning from a left thumb injury that prevented him from starting in Tuesday's All-Star game. Shortstop Brandon Hicks was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

NBA Free Agency 2010: Denver Nuggets Sign Al Harrington, Two Bench Players

July 15th, 2010

The Denver Nuggets reached an agreement on a five-year, $34 million contract with free agent Al Harrington on Tuesday.

Harrington, 6'9", provides the Nuggets with much needed depth, as Denver is expecting to start the 2010-11 season without starting power forward Kenyon Martin and dependable backup Chris Andersen, as a result of offseason surgeries.

He was also targeted by the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets because of his offensive arsenal. He averaged 17.7 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game last season.

The Nuggets and Nets have been two of the biggest losers in the free agency frenzy, as they have both failed to sign any top free agents. However, the Nuggets made a decent move by getting Harrington.

The Nets meanwhile, have failed to make any substantial moves throughout this free agency period. This is extremely surprising, considering two of the NBA's best young talents in Devin Harris and Brook Lopez are playing in New Jersey.

Denver also made two relatively unnoticed moves today as they have agreed to deals with Shelden Williams and Anthony Carter to improve their bench depth further.

The actual terms are undisclosed.

Tour De France Stage 10: Versus TV and Live Streaming Schedule

July 14th, 2010

Following Tuesday's monumental Stage 9, which saw then-leader Cadel Evans fall by the wayside with a fractured elbow, Wednesday's Stage 10 should be a relative breeze.

The 111-mile route from Chambery to Gap features only one serious climb, up the Laffrey pass, and it's unlikely to significantly upset the new hierarchy atop the leaderboard.

Luxembourg's Andy Schleck (pictured right) is the new man in the maillot jaune , and he holds a narrow, 41-second lead on defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain (left). Lance Armstrong is still hoping to bounce back after several early crashes and sits in 31st place, about 16 minutes back of Schleck.

Stage 10 airs Wednesday, July 14, starting at 8 a.m. ET.

You can catch all the action on Versus, available on channel 603 on DirecTV and channel 151 on Dish Network. Check your local cable listings for channel lineups.

Replays of each day's action run on Versus from 8 to 11 p.m. ET.

You can also watch the live stream online on This isn't free though; Versus is charging a $29.99 fee for its live tracker. Check it out here. 

Changes to Yankees unlikely after Boss (AP)

July 14th, 2010
The owners' box behind home plate will be empty most nights. Then again, it has been vacant most games for several years. Little figures to change in the operation of the New York Yankees following George Steinbrenner's death Tuesday at age 80. His role for several years had been to give approval to decisions already made by the pinstriped management team he put in place.

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