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Sunday Night Baseball Loves The Red Sox-Yankees

While most of the country is digging out of snow this afternoon, just know that Spring and baseball is right around the corner.

ESPN released their early season Sunday Night Baseball schedule and the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are featured a combined seven times in the 11 games that were announced. Read more

Women's Professional Soccer Will Have at Least One More Season

The good news: Women’s Professional Soccer isn’t dead. Yet.

The bad: They will scale back the season to 18 games, do away with the All-Star game, and take a two-week break during the World Cup. (And then there’s the whole player salary issue, but let’s not even go there right now.)

“Going into year three, we are refining and adjusting our schedule to put in place what works best for our teams, fans and national television,” WPS CEO Anne-Marie Eileraas said in a release. “We are returning to our timeline from the inaugural season, which will accommodate the World Cup and hopefully boost average team attendance.”

The league is on its last legs. Three teams folded in the past year and the Chicago Red Stars have until December 15 to secure additional funding.

Unfortunately this tweet from Washington Post Soccer Insider Steven Goff says it all: “Like its predecessor, #WPS becoming a cause instead of a business. Can’t sustain a pro sports league on good intentions.”

The Best Website You're Not Reading: The Nets New Russian Site

We don’t even speak Russian, but this is still awesome.

WWE Goes Old School For Special Edition Of Raw

For one night only this Monday, World Wrestling Entertainment will flashback to the days of when there was no TitanTron and Vince McMahon called play-by-play during a special three-hour edition of Monday Night Raw.

Dubbed “WWE Raw Goes Old School,” the WWE is bringing back all of your old school favorites including “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, The Iron Sheik, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, and “Mean” Gene Okerlund. Read more

Professional Athletes Explain Themselves on the Radio

Dave Kohl at Major League Programs Blog points out an interesting phenomenon of athletes bypassing newspapers for radio programs. The latest example: Chris Bosh talking directly to the people to Toronto in an effort to clear up some misconstrued comments.

It seems that last Tuesday in Boston Bosh commented to a Toronto Sun reporter to the effect of “It’s all about being on TV, and if a player has great statistics and you don’t see it, it doesn’t matter”. (Not exact quote.) It seems those comments were taken by Raptors fans as a slap against the Raptors, for which Bosh had been the marquee player until joining LeBron and the Heat this summer. Even though Bosh no longer plays for Toronto, he and his agent reportedly contacted Toronto’s FAN 590 and Bosh went on the air last Thursday (Oct. 28) to explain the comments to host Doug Farraway. Bosh indicated that his comments were not intended to be a reflection on the fans and media coverage in Toronto.

Do we have Curt Schilling to blame for this behavior? Read more

PGA Stars Lining Up to Play in Tiger Woods' Tournament

The Chevron World Challenge is one of the highlights of golf’s winter season. Why? It’s hosted by Tiger Woods and benefits his foundation.

Have revelations about the world’s best golfer tainted the prestige of his tournament?

Not if the field of participants says anything. Eleven men who played in the Ryder Cup will join Woods – playing for the first time since 2007 – in the 18-man field.

Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson, and Bubba Watson played for the Americans, while Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, and Rory McIlroy represented the victorious European side.

Furyk won last year’s tournament, beating an equally impressive field. That tournament was held from December 13-16, just days after Woods had a certain accident and his world spun off its axis.

General Manager Shaq?

Shaq (failed actor, failed rapper) is realizing his post-career plans should probably include basketball. The newest idea: New Jersey Nets general manager.

“I would have liked to see the new owner get with the guy who built the arena and keep the Nets there,” he said earlier this week. “I don’t want to see the team go to Brooklyn. Maybe the two heads can get together, they can do that and I can come down there and become general manager.”

His current team – the Boston Celtics – probably wouldn’t be too happy if he left to GM their Eastern Conference rivals, but the Big Aristotle isn’t ready to depart yet. (He might be soon, however, if Nate Robinson keeps dunking on him.)

Shaq might not be the best judge of talent but he has one part of the GM job down already: He certainly knows how to handle the media.

Philadelphia Daily News Goes With Controversial Michael Vick Cover

I’m not even sure if the New York Post would have gone there.

NFL Broadcast Teams For Week 2

It’s bad enough that folks in Southern California won’t be able to watch Jacksonville vs. San Diego because the Chargers failed to sell out for the first time since 2004.

They will also miss Gus Johnson‘s play-by-play in the process.

Johnson will be in sunny San Diego with Steve Tasker for the Jaguars-Chargers game. Last week’s anti-climatic Miami vs. Buffalo game provided no YouTube worthy highlights for Johnson.

Based on San Diego’s performance on Monday Night Football, it might be a relatively calm game for Johnson.

Below are the rest of the broadcast teams in Week 2 of, “Where In The World Is Gus Johnson.”

Chicago @ Dallas: Joe Buck & Troy Aikman (FOX)

Arizona @ Atlanta: Thom Brennaman & Brian Billick (FOX)

Tampa Bay @ Carolina: Dick Stockton, Charles Davis & Jim Mora (FOX) Read more

Michael Eisner: ESPN 'One of the Best Acquisitions' of the Century

Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner is interviewed by the Associated Press, and he reflects on the purchase of ESPN he led with the company. In 1995, Disney purchased CapCities/ABC for $19 billion, acquiring ABC and ESPN in the process.

In the interview, Eisner calls the deal “one of the best acquisitions maybe of that whole century.”

“We spent the $19 billion because we wanted ESPN,” he said in a recent interview centered on Tuesday’s release of his book, “Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed.” “It wasn’t an accident, no.”

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