||Ducks RW Steve "Stumpy" Thomas:
"Mr. OT" (NHL's career OT-goals leader) scored
game-winner 39 seconds into extra time for "Team OT"
(Anaheim 7-0 in OT this postseason).
The Lead Item
Two Words For You:
The Devils went to Anaheim up 2 games to zilch
but return home having ceded series momentum to a
Ducks squad that feasts on streaks -- particularly
Jiggy (26 saves), who has shed his early-series rust
to return to the unstoppably sick form that carried
his team through the West.
Even though the Ducks have to win at least one game
away from the obviously magical Pond, renewed
confidence means Game 5 on Thursday in New Jersey is
theirs to swipe.
No Ruben, no Clay, no Simon -- just stage
Segue to... Top 5 most memorable sports
(5) That wacko Texas cheerleader mom: 'Nuff
(4) Jim (Father of Mary) Pierce: That would be a
(3) Gloria (Mother of LeBron) James: Now she
can afford several Hummers.
(2) LaShawn (Mother of Mark) Walker: Her
Reebok-endorsed kid is only 3; isn't that child
(1) Marv (Father of Todd) Marinovich: No Big
Macs for you!
Doesn't Steinbrenner have his own team to
meddle with? Interleague games, which start today,
may feel exhibition-y, but they count; probably
why the Boss is huffing in today's NY Times about the
schedule being unfair to his Yankees (at Reds, Cubs)
but kind to rival Boston (at Pirates, Brewers). Just
another sign of his manic panic.
The latest word is that, yes, the
Blazers are letting the Sixers talk to Mo
Cheeks. That's a lay-up for Philly, and opens the door
for Portland to import Rick "Are you
||"SIT YOUR FAT DH BACKSIDE ON THE BENCH" EDITION
|THE SET-UP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY|
1 Red Sox at Pirates: For the first time since 1903|
2 Twins at Giants: Gaudy records, but NOT a Series preview
3 Mariners at Phillies: Oh, Edgar, just get in the
|THE SIT-DOWN: RETIRE THESE CONVERSATION TOPICS|
1 Fratello in N'awlins: Withdraws. Whither Tim Floyd?|
2 Super Mario playing in NYC: Just wishful thinking
3 MJ Watch: Charlotte negotiation could take a while
calling my old owner for a reference?" Carlisle.
Meanwhile: The Rockets are apparently down to
two contenders -- Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Dunleavy.
It's all or nothing, really, because the guy who
doesn't get the job chooses from the likes of the
Wizards, Raptors and other dregs.
"If I do play, it will be for the
Pittsburgh Penguins": So says Lemiuex, putting to
rest yesterday's rumors/blasphemy that he could wear a
What if they held a draft and no one
came? MLB may or may not go to a "worldwide" draft
next year, but the lack of spectacle -- particularly compared to the NBA and NFL drafts -- will remain an issue.
The three key ingredients of any self-respecting
draft: Flashy suits, teary-eyed moms and the
draftee at the podium shaking hands with their new
"Clay-court specialist" translates in Spanish
to "Better do well at the French Open because it's the
only Slam surface we have a prayer in."
All-Spain match to watch Wednesday: Quickie fave Tommy
Robredo vs. defending champ Alberto Costa.
||Ex-FSU QB Adrian McPherson:
Giving new meaning to "College GameDay," McPherson's
misdemeanor gambling trial will be shown on Court TV.
Where's the tailgate?
|Like it or not ...|
MLB Interleague Play
|Today on ESPN.com|
|The Sports Guy vs.|
The Good Doctor
|"New CD/DVD Release" Edition|
|Ducks b'wagon picking up steam|
|No clear-cut top MLB draft pick|
|"Trouble No More": Pistons set|
|"Leisure": MLB draft 50 rounds|
|Hockey OT more mindblowing|
Two top MLB draft prospects: college 2B Rickie Weeks
and prep OF Delmon Young. Which team will draft
LeBron, just for the p.r.?|
Wizards interview Len Elmore for team prez, Wash. Post
says. Love Len, but didn't Wiz just fire a guy with no
The ACC's East Coast "Poach 'Em All" Tour continues
today at Syracuse. Are they selling tour shirts
Will MLB fining Curt Schilling $15K for smashing a
Questec ump-monitor stop the man-on-machine violence?
Not likely ...