Recent Posts by jjzucal

February 19

Lincoln City bringing magic back to FA Cup: National League (fifth-tier) side Lincoln City's run to the FA Cup's quarterfinals is a sign the FA Cup is not dead, says its manager.

posted by jjzucal to soccer at 12:37 PM - 4 comments

January 05

Haslams apologize for 'disappointing year': Cleveland Browns' owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam apologized in a letter sent to season ticket holders after the club's 1-15 season. The letter also was posted on the team's website.

posted by jjzucal to football at 07:20 PM - 7 comments

August 28

Hope Solo takes leave of absence: Hope Solo, who was suspended from the U.S. Women's National Team after the Olympics, has been granted a leave of absence from the NWSL's Seattle Reign.

posted by jjzucal to soccer at 07:55 PM - 5 comments

December 29

Eagles fire Chip Kelly: Three days after the Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention, owner Jeffrey Lurie fired third-year head coach Chip Kelly.

posted by jjzucal to football at 09:12 PM - 12 comments

February 01

Strahan, Brooks lead NFL Hall of Fame class: Michael Strahan and Derrick Brooks led a group of seven players who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Marvin Harrison, however, was not elected. Brooks will enter as a first-ballot HOFer, and punt Ray Guy finally gets in through the veterans' committee.

posted by jjzucal to football at 07:55 PM - 2 comments

October 01

Govt. shutdown halts sports at military academies: The Department of Defense has suspended athletic events at the military academies due to the government shutdown.

posted by jjzucal to other at 07:08 PM - 0 comments

January 27

Lower-level clubs oust 5 EPL sides in FA Cup: With apologies for posting one of my articles, the Premier League took a bit of a hit, and almost near-annihilation, by lower-level clubs in the FA Cup's fourth round.

posted by jjzucal to soccer at 07:38 PM - 5 comments

December 31

Jets fire GM, but Ryan will return: Mike Tannenbaum was fired as the Jets' general manager after a 6-10 season, but the club announced head coach Rex Ryan will return next season.

posted by jjzucal to football at 10:11 PM - 7 comments

November 29

Josh Harding diagnosed with muscular dystrophy: Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding said he will continue to play as an inspiration to others with the disease.

posted by jjzucal to hockey at 06:08 PM - 5 comments

September 27

NFL, referees reach agreement: Staff referees will be on the field this weekend as negotiators for the NFL and referees' union have reached a tentative agreement on an eight-year contract.

posted by jjzucal to football at 12:55 AM - 9 comments

September 07

Court vacates Saints' suspensions: A federal court Friday vacated the suspensions of four New Orleans Saints players; the NFL reinstated them several minutes later.

posted by jjzucal to football at 04:49 PM - 3 comments

April 05

Mets offering freebies: How bad is life at Citi Field? The New York Mets are offering free tickets for this opening weekend's games against Atlanta.

posted by jjzucal to baseball at 01:43 PM - 1 comment

March 10

Saints' bounty system via Taiwanese animation: It's had cool productions about Tiger Woods' fight with his wife and the 2010 Tea Party candidates, but NMA of Taiwan has reached a high with this animation about the New Orleans Saints' bounty system and some hypocrisy within the NFL.

posted by jjzucal to football at 04:32 AM - 3 comments

July 11

Yankee PA announcer dies: The longtime public address announcer of the New York Yankees, Bob Sheppard, dies at age 99.

posted by jjzucal to baseball at 01:22 PM - 12 comments

May 21

Falcons want stadium: The president of the Atlanta Falcons said the franchise wants a new open-air stadium by the middle of the decade. Their current home, the Georgia Dome, opened in 1992.

posted by jjzucal to football at 09:20 PM - 5 comments

May 19

Jets-Pats tape lawsuit rejected: In a follow-up to an earlier post, a federal appeals court upholds the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages for claims the New England Patriots' secret taping of New York Jets' signals affected game outcomes.

posted by jjzucal to football at 02:21 PM - 0 comments

May 04

Ernie Harwell dies: Longtime Detroit Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell dies at age 92 after battling cancer.

posted by jjzucal to baseball at 08:31 PM - 20 comments

April 23

Jets-Pats tape lawsuit: Two attorneys who are suing the New England Patriots from when they taped New York Jet coaches' signals.

posted by jjzucal to football at 01:32 PM - 4 comments

April 07

Five from Kentucky declare for NBA draft: Four freshmen and one junior express their interest in entering the NBA draft.

posted by jjzucal to basketball at 07:48 PM - 10 comments

March 27

Butler heads to Final Four: Another reason to love the NCAA basketball tournaments.

posted by jjzucal to basketball at 08:14 PM - 3 comments

December 30

Admissions exemptions benefit athletes: We've always thought this, but AP reports an NCAA study shows most schools give some additional weight to athletes who may not meet a school's academic standards for admission.

posted by jjzucal to football at 12:01 PM - 13 comments

November 25

Iverson to retire: ESPN reports Allen Iverson will retire from the NBA.

posted by jjzucal to basketball at 07:47 PM - 2 comments

November 23

Mangini wonders if Lions faked injuries: Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini questioned if the Detroit Lions faked injuries in an effort to slow down the Browns' no-huddle offense.

posted by jjzucal to football at 05:10 PM - 38 comments

October 25

Acta joins Indians: If anyone has Cleveland to win the AL Central next season, you may want to look again.

posted by jjzucal to baseball at 05:33 PM - 2 comments

August 21

Jays' pitcher makes "brain freeze" error: Jays' pitcher Cecil tosses a loose ball into dugout without asking an umpire for time. There is video; let me know if it doesn't come up.

posted by jjzucal to baseball at 01:11 PM - 8 comments