Biggest star and leader of the Red Sox will make his 2005 debut against the Yankees (and Wright) in a Must-See tonight. (7, ESPN2)
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This nationwide "Soxlash": What sparked it?
That too-precious ring show?
Tuesday's Fenway open house?
Fever Pitch? (Too easy.)
Certainly, Page 2's must-read
list of 86 things to hate about them reflects current
Jealousy is ugly, and I'm sure the "Boston Fatigue Party" is driven
partly by envy (and Red Sox Public Affairs VP Charles Steinberg's
But 86 years or not, the rest of the country is tired -- even
bored -- of the never-ending Sox Nation celebration.
So just ignore it!
Not that simple: Not when it's so ... in our faces. (Is tonight's
Fenway giveaway of those replica bloody socks to wave for
Sox Nation seems committed not just to enjoying and appreciating the
moment (as they should), but to rubbing it in everyone else's
Last fall, the rest of the country shared in their excitement; we were
met with typical "RSN-sularity" and cries to "Get off our
Now, if only we could ...
Spurs win Southwest:
Best. Southwest Champs. Ever!
(Wait: Only SW Champs Ever.)
Meanwhile, the Suns beat the Hornets, to stay a game ahead of the
Spurs for the West's best record (and West HCA).
Celtics edge Sixers:
And edge to ATL Div title.
(Philly must worry about NJ)
Tonight: Bulls/Wiz (8, ESPN)
Who would have guessed back in October that this would have big
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Dodgers: Rally in 9th? NL's best record? Take that, haters
Heisman Trophy: New home in Lower NYC (Nat'l Sports Mus.)
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Sosa retirement-at-40 talk: Calls it nothing but a "joke"
Kenyon Martin: Fined $7,500 for verbally abusing a ref
Tuesday's rainout creates a scintillating doubleheader
at Wrigley today, with Kerry Wood facing San Diego's Jake Peavy in the
opener and Prior making his 2005 debut vs. Brian Lawrence in the second
How convenient: In one sitting, you can catch the entire future of the
UNC will be better off without SG Rashad McCants, who
today will likely declare his intentions to jump early to the
UNC will be worse off if Marvin Williams, Raymond Felton
and Sean May decide to join him there.
As for McCants' NBA future? Let's see: Moody shooting guard who
can't play defense? Line up that Portland tryout!
LeBron to Knicks?
You be the judge:
"[LeBron] will not think of going anywhere until that goal [of winning
a title] is exhausted." (Agent Aaron Goodwin in Wednesday's NY
"The fans in ...Cleveland have nothing to worry about at this
point. I'm here." (LeBron to Ohio media Tuesday, my emphasis
CFB: 12th Game?
So let me get this straight: The NCAA has a problem
with a limited college football playoff, because it would cut into
students' academics ...
... Yet they have no problem entertaining the idea about adding a
mandatory 12th game to the regular-season schedule?!
Idea: Keep season at 11 games, and create a "semifinal" 12th
game for the top 4 teams, before everyone goes on to play in their
Announced today: Break out your pens, to circle all the
"storyline" matchups. (Sportswriters coming up with column topics
ahead of time?! Say it ain't so!)
Meanwhile: Have you been following along ESPN.com's pre-Draft
coverage? See Q It Up for an analysis of DEs.
Braves new closer blows game to the... Nationals?! (Hudson W, too.) Hey, Smoltz is 0-2 as a starter; maybe ATL should think about swapping him back?
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Roid watch: NFL agrees to adopt Olympic testosterone testing
standards. League continues to stay ahead of the story. (But what
Have more prescient words ever been spoken? Tyson says June fight in
D.C. will be a "train wreck."
More from Fenway: Would you have paid $5 to go on the field to view
the trappings of celebration up close, like so many fans did
First, the NFL gives the SB in 2010 to NYC; now, they're talking about
2011 in Dallas. So much for that "permanent SB host cities"
More NBA Draft: Pitt PG Carl Krauser, NBA tough but with a JV shooting
stroke, is going pro, but keeping the "return-to-school" option
Britney's going to be a mom! Can you place a futures bet on how much a
kid is going to be scrutinized?