Top Sports Stories (Sep 15, 2012)

Notre Dame’s is an Irish economy that’s doing fine

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) – It must be nice to be Notre Dame. Its Fighting Irish football team last won the national championship in 1988. They are 0-3 in Bowl Championship Series bowl games and haven’t been relevant in the title chase in years. But they …

Marketwatch September 15, 2012, 3:58 AM (PST)

 

Hockey world bracing for lockout as clock ticks down

(Reuters) – National Hockey League (NHL) fans were bracing for another winter without hockey while players were looking for places to ride out the impending labor dispute as the clock ticked towards another lockout on Friday. An ominous silence hung …

YAHOO! September 15, 2012, 3:15 AM (PST)


New York Post

Packers put the Bears in their place

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Yes, the Green Bay Packers were miffed in the days and hours leading up to Thursday night’s divisional showdown with the Chicago Bears. No, it had little to do with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s challenge to their defensive backs. …

ESPN September 15, 2012, 4:48 AM (PST)

 

Struggling Sabathia loses third straight decision

CC Sabathia takes pride in being the unquestioned ace of the Yankees’ pitching staff, but his answer was telling when asked Friday for his thoughts about injured starters Ivan Nova (shoulder) and Andy Pettitte (ankle) returning to the rotation in games…

CBS Sports September 15, 2012, 1:42 AM (PST)


ESPN

Wild-card races still open, just not for White Sox or Tigers

Look on the bright side, White Sox fans: The Biblical drizzle that postponed Thursday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers and had you channel-surfing to find the Bears (hoo, boy) means the Sox will miss Justin Verlander. Max Scherzer, too. Doug …

Chicago Sun-Times September 14, 2012, 11:11 PM (PST)

 

UConn’s Jim Calhoun retires

STORRS, Conn. — As Jim Calhoun stood in his office at Gampel Pavilion, waiting for his final news conference as Connecticut’s basketball coach, Pat Calhoun turned to her husband and gave him one final piece of advice. "Don’t change your mind,…

ESPN September 14, 2012, 8:17 AM (PST)


USA Today

Rivalry between No. 25 BYU, Utah still heated

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The infusion of cash from joining the Pac-12 Conference has led to a construction zone around Utah’s football offices. One might say the team itself is undergoing as major a renovation as well after just two games. The Utes (1-1) …

CNN Sports Illustrated September 15, 2012, 2:39 AM (PST)


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Marlins Rookie Turner Shuts Down Reds 4-0

MIAMI — The Cincinnati Reds got their first look at the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark Friday night. They’re still trying to find home plate. The Reds’ push toward the playoffs was slowed by rookie Jacob Turner, who earned his first National …

NBCNews.com September 15, 2012, 2:46 AM (PST)


Washington Post

Who’s the Orioles’ MVP? There’s no shortage of candidates

OAKLAND – Orioles manager Buck Showalter likes to say his 2012 Orioles are a "sum of the parts" team, one that doesn’t have anyone that really stands out, but plenty of players that help the club win. "Ooh, I don’t know what to say on …

Baltimore Sun September 15, 2012, 3:36 AM (PST)

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NL GAME OF THE DAY / Dodgers 8, Cardinals 5

In the third inning, the Dodgers were down 4-1 and looked as though they’d drop further behind in not only the NL West, but the wild-card race as well. But in the sixth, Luis Cruz (No. 47, right) greeted St. Louis reliever Edwin Mujica with a …

San Francisco Gate September 15, 2012, 12:23 AM (PST)