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The Disgrace of Minor League Baseball: (W)hy do minor league basketball and hockey players get a better deal than minor league baseball players, despite those leagues’ parent clubs bringing in less money overall? It’s not because basketball and hockey owners are less interested in maximizing profits at all costs—many baseball owners have a stake in another pro team, and even if the people running the NBA, NHL, and MLB aren’t literally the same people, they all went to the same business schools and hang out at the same golf courses. No, it’s about power and leverage.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 11:30 AM - 3 comments

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has announced his departure from Arsenal after 22 years at the helm of the club. Arsenal's accomplishments under Wenger include winning the double twice, winning the Premiership in 2003-04 without losing a single game, taking the FA Cup three more times and reaching the Champions League final. But the club finished out of the top four last season for the first time in that span and is currently sixth with 5 games left.

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:32 AM - 11 comments

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College Football Modifies Kickoffs for Player Safety: The NCAA has modified kickoffs in college football: Any player can make a fair catch inside the 25 yard line for the ball to be ruled a touchback, just like when a player takes a knee in the end zone. Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, who has for years crusaded to eliminate kickoffs, would like to replace them with the scoring team getting the ball on its 30 yard line in a fourth-and-15 situation. They could go for it or punt.

posted by rcade to football at 11:12 AM - 4 comments

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NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday: The NBA playoffs begin Saturday at 3 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Houston vs. Minnesota, Oklahoma City vs. Utah, Portland vs. New Orleans, Golden State vs. San Antonio, Toronto vs. Washington, Cleveland vs. Indiana, Philadelphia vs. Miami, Boston vs. Milwaukee. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top point scorer in each series (total points scored). Winner receives a notebook cover made out of NBA basketball leather.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:14 PM - 10 comments

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NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight: The NHL playoffs begin tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Minnesota vs. Winnipeg, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Los Angeles vs. Vegas, New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay, Toronto vs. Boston, Columbus vs. Washington, Colorado vs. Nashville and San Jose vs. Anaheim. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking one of the three top goal scorers in this playoff round. Winner receives a Hartford Whalers hockey puck.

posted by rcade to hockey at 04:23 PM - 12 comments

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Humboldt gathers, and mourns, through a long and tragic night: Word spread fast — down the highway, across the prairie, into the farm community of Humboldt, where people huddled with phones and friends. ...With that word came numbing horror: Fourteen people on a bus carrying their beloved Humboldt Broncos, dead. They were en route to a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game late Friday afternoon when their bus collided with a semi at a junction on Highway 35.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 11:00 AM - 5 comments

April 06

Sedin twins play their last home game before retirement; combine to score twice in a storybook finish: Being from Vancouver it's difficult to have perspective, but as Henrik and Daniel Sedin retire there is talk that these are two generational players; the best to have ever played for Vancouver. Certainly they have been the best pair of players for the Canucks, truly a combined value that is more than the sum of their parts. And the way they finished out their last home game of the season was virtually scripted. A typical magic goal of intricate passing in the second period, and a long possession power play goal to win the game in overtime. Unassuming and unlikely stars for one team in their 18-year careers, blighted only by the lack of a championship (though they came within one game in 2011)

posted by geneparmesan to hockey at 04:21 PM - 1 comment

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It's finally happened! Emergency back-up goalie (Blackhawks' Scott Foster) plays in an NHL game.:
The 36-year-old accountant comes into the game with 14 minutes left in the game. And he makes a big save!

posted by grum@work to hockey at 12:55 AM - 11 comments

March 29

Rusty Staub Dead at 73: A sad note on opening day, Le Grand Orange has passed away. His career spanned 23 seasons, mainly with the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

posted by Howard_T to baseball at 09:28 PM - 3 comments

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Mookie Betts Interviewed During Play: This is too epic to summarize.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:04 PM - 10 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Take the Shot Markelle Edition: Three weeks remain in SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em. The lead of NoMich has grown to 87 after a weekend of prognosticative carnage. GoYouColts wins a second straight week, scoring 21. There are 8 games on ESPN, TNT and ABC, beginning tonight. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:15 PM - 12 comments