Curt Schilling questions character of Kirby Puckett in Hall of Fame rant Kirby Puckett has had his dirty laundry aired in public (at least in the media) on multiple occasions, perhaps most notably in this 2003 Sports Illustrated piece, three years before his early death.
It is a part of the Puckett story that most Twins fans either honestly don’t know about or choose to forget about — or, at the most, gloss over when thinking about the baseball hero.
The less-than-perfect side of Puckett the human, in fact, gets buried so deep that it becomes somewhat shocking when someone brings up his name in a negative way. More
McCann drives in 3 as Braves beat Giants 6-3 Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in his third game this season after coming off the disabled list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Thursday night to begin a four-game series between NL division leaders. More
Royals snap Braves' 10-game win streak Wade Davis pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Jeff Francoeur had a fourth-inning RBI single and the Kansas City Royals stopped Atlanta's 10-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Wednesday. More
Sources: Verlander gets record $180M deal Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a new contract that could exceed $202 million, according to sources. Verlander's deal, which would make him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, is for seven years and worth $180 million, sources said. More
Cliff Lee traded to the Rangers for Justin Smoak, three others return, Texas gave a better package of prospects than they otherwise would have. This is a fairly astonishing turn of events given how the day has been ruled by rumors of Lee going to the Yankees. The return the Mariners are getting for Lee is fairly ... 07/8/2010 - 6:01 pm | View Link
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Houston coach Tom Herman says he is annoyed about reports that he has been contacted for the LSU job and insists the chatter does not affect his sixth-ranked team. ''It's really a non-issue,'' Herman said Monday. Herman has become a hot commodity for coaching vacancies after leading the Cougars to a 13-1 record and a win over Florida State in the Peach Bowl in his first season before helping Houston to a 4-0 start this year.
The honeymoon is over for Kirby Smart. Georgia's rookie coach is dealing with his first defeat, a blowout at the hands of Mississippi, and things don't get any easier this week when No. 11 Tennessee visits Sanford Stadium for a Southeastern Conference game that has become a virtual must-win if the Bulldogs want to be a serious contender in the East Division.
Stanford coach David Shaw is still upset that the helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked receiver Francis Owusu out with a concussion was not worthy of a targeting penalty. Owusu was hit in the second quarter Saturday by UCLA defensive back Tahaan Goodman. Owusu had caught a pass from Ryan Burns and taken a few steps before the hit that caused a fumble.
LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette says starting defensive end Davon Godchaux (duh-VAHN GOD-shaw) has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested following an incident with his girlfriend at his apartment. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says Godchaux was released on $3,000 bond after being arrested on charges of false imprisonment and domestic abuse/child endangerment.
Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes laments his side's inability to continue their strong start to the season following their defeat at Burnley.
Jeff Hendrick discusses what it was like to score his first Premier League goal in Burnley's 2-0 victory over Watford. Troy Deeney felt Watford were bullied by Burnley in their 2-0 Premier League defeat at Turf Moor.
Walter Mazzarri's men kick-started their season with back-to-back wins over West Ham and Manchester United but they were brought back down to earth by goals from Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane either side of half-time.
"I have to watch my words so I don't get in trouble," Deeney told Sky Sports 1.
"We got bullied, that's the best way to describe it.
Take a look back at the best goals from Week 29 throughout Major League Soccer.
Who scored the goal of the week in Major League Soccer's Week 29?
Was it Alejandro Bedoya's 18-yard chip of Clint Irwin in the Philadelphia Union's 1-1 draw in Toronto? For the admirers of well-taken free kicks, there will be no beating Shkelzen Gashi's sumptuously shaped effort in the Colorado Rapids' 3-3 draw at the Vancouver Whitecaps
Julio Baptista himself struck a beauty of a free kick, his knuckling effort striking the bar before going in, serving as the lone goal in Orlando City SC's 4-1