A WNBA game provides the ambient music (Tulsa Shock at Minnesota Lynx) as I tip-tap on the keys of my Toshiba the thoughts of a sports nut.
Last night I witnessed a robbery disguised as the final bout of Showtime’s Bantamweight Tournament when Abner Mares and Russell Mora fleeced champion Joseph Agbeko of his IBF strap. Agbeko shook off a fluke knockdown (he was falling from the loss of balance before a Mares punch grazed his head) and repeated low blows from Mares before the eleventh round, and then the roof fell in.
The two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver ended his 11-day holdout and reported to training camp on Monday. He didn't practice in the morning, but was on the field for the afternoon walkthrough at Lehigh University.
Halladay became the NL's first 15-game winner and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night.Howard and Jimmy Rollins each drove in two runs and Victorino homered to help Philadelphia improve the majors' best record to 75-40.Halladay (15-4) allowed a run and nine hits over 6 1/3 innings and struck out four. The right-hander is 4-0 with a 2.22 ERA since his 6-1 loss at Wrigley Field on July 18, when he was forced out after four innings because of heat exhaustion.
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena will be sold to California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo, but the NBA team will remain in Atlanta, a person familiar with the deal said Sunday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because no official announcement has been made. The deal, subject to the approval of the NBA, is to be announced on Monday.