Archive for September, 2011

Yanks off cruise control with Verlander on mound

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Game 1 of the AL Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees on Friday(8:37 p.m. ET) offers about as good a post-season pitching matchup as you can get: Justin Verlander vs. CC Sabathia.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/09/30/sp-tigers-yankees-preview.html?cmp=rss

Rays roll dice with rookie starter in Game 1

Friday, September 30th, 2011

A tired Tampa Bay team arrived Thursday at Rangers Ballpark, where defending AL champion Texas was already working out. The Rays will turn to rookie Matt Moore in Game 1 Friday agianst C.J. Wilson (4:07 p.m. CT).



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/09/30/sp-rays-rangers-preview.html?cmp=rss

Wings Smith suspended 5 games for head shot

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Detroit Red Wings defenceman Brendan Smith was suspended for the remainder of the pre-season and five regular-season games on Friday after delivering a check to the head of Chicagos Ben Smith.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/09/30/sp-nhl-smith-wings-suspension.html?cmp=rss

Raonic returning to ATP Tour at Tokyo

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., tweeted Friday from Barcelona, where he trains, that he is ready to return to the ATP Tour next week at the Japan Open in Tokyo.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/moresports/story/2011/09/30/sp-atp-japanopen-raonic.html?cmp=rss

Zvonareva rolls over Kvitova to WTA Tokyo final

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Fourth-ranked Vera Zvonareva vanquished fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 7-6, 6-0 to reach the final at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/moresports/story/2011/09/30/sp-wta-panpacificopen.html?cmp=rss

Canada makes 1 tweak for clash with All Blacks

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Though weary and nursing injuries, Canada has stuck to its policy of fielding its strongest available lineup for every match at the Rugby World Cup by naming a full-strength side for Sundays Pool A match against top-ranked New Zealand.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2011/09/30/sp-rwc-can-nz-preview.html?cmp=rss

Bryant nets 3M to play 40 days for Bologna

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Virtus Bologna confirmed Friday that it has reached a verbal agreement with Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant to play pro basketball in Italy during the NBA lockout.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/story/2011/09/30/sp-nba-lakers-bryant.html?cmp=rss

Doughty Kings reach terms on 56M deal

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Los Angeles Kings announced late Thursday that the impasse with young star defenceman Drew Doughty was over.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/09/29/sp-doughty-deal.html?cmp=rss

UFC lobbies Ottawa for Criminal Code revision

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Athletes and advocates for mixed martial arts — the violent and wildly popular spectator sport that has made the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, into a multimillion-dollar, global industry — are lobbying parliamentarians for changes to the Criminal Code.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/moresports/story/2011/09/29/sp-mma-ufc-wright.html?cmp=rss

Congress inviting NFL NFLPA to talk HGH testing

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Congress is stepping up its efforts to push the NFL and its players toward an agreement on testing for human growth hormone.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/story/2011/09/29/sp-nfl-hgh-congress.html?cmp=rss