• For more fantasy football analysis, go to RotoExperts.com The bye weeks have been easy up to this point. The pain is coming.
BOSTON (AP)—Not so fast, LeBron. Playing under Boston’s 17 championship banners, the Miami Heat team put together to win its own NBA title couldn’t win its first game, as the new Big Three lost to the old Big Three of the Celtics, 88-80 on Tuesday night.
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Long before Game 1 of this year’s World Series, Texas reliever Darren Oliver took part in another memorable matchup between the Rangers and San Francisco Giants. Oliver was the starting pitcher for the Rangers when they hosted the Giants on June 12, 1997, in baseball’s first interleague game.
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Bill Shannon, a baseball historian, author and an official scorer at New York Yankees and Mets games for decades, died in a house fire Tuesday. He was 69.
[unable to retrieve full-text content]A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is not expected to land on the Chicago Cubs’ coaching staff next season. The person, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly, says Sandberg could continue to manage the Cubs’ Triple-A Iowa affiliate if he wants.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP)—IOC President Jacques Rogge is urging FIFA to follow the same tough approach against corruption in World Cup bidding as the Olympic body took following the Salt Lake City bribery scandal. Rogge said FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who is an IOC member, has called him to keep him informed of the investigation into allegations of vote-selling and collusion in the contest for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
NEW YORK (AP)—Maybe they should put two AFC teams in the Super Bowl this season. The search for someone worthy of playing for the league title sure looks easy in that conference, where the Patriots, Jets, Steelers, Ravens, Colts, Texans and Titans are dangerous, and sometimes dominant.
CHICAGO (AP)—The Chicago White Sox have picked up club options on All-Star left-handed reliever Matt Thornton (notes) and backup catcher Ramon Castro (notes) . The team also released right-hander Carlos Torres (notes) on Tuesday.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP)—After tying an NFL record with four interceptions in a game, DeAngelo Hall (notes) is getting his jersey picked off—and shipped to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
For the past four years, the New York Knicks may have circumvented NBA draft rules by conducting secret workouts of collegiate players throughout gymnasiums in suburban Atlanta, Yahoo! Sports has found. Knicks director of East Coast scouting Rodney Heard coordinated and conducted the sessions, three players who were involved in some of the workouts told Yahoo! Sports – including one May 2007 session that resulted in a devastating knee injury to Kansas All-American Brandon Rush (notes) .