Archive for November, 2012

Confederations Cup Facts to know

Friday, November 30th, 2012

With the draw for the Confederations Cup set for Saturday at 8 a.m. ET in Brazil, here are some facts to know about the seventh installment of this event.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2012/11/30/sp-soccer-confederations-cup-facts.html?cmp=rss

Goldson, Whitner patrolling the middle for 49ers (The Associated Press)

Friday, November 30th, 2012
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- There's a price to pay for those who venture across the middle of the San Francisco 49ers' defense.

Contributers, coaches often fail in comparison during Hall of Fame voting (The SportsXchange)

Friday, November 30th, 2012
When the list of 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013 was announced Friday, five of the candidates were coaches or contributors who had significant impact on the sport, but whose comparison to on-field players is awkward at best.

GM Reggie McKenzie strives to rebuild Raiders (The Associated Press)

Friday, November 30th, 2012
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- When Reggie McKenzie took over the Oakland Raiders last January, he knew he had a tough task ahead of him.

David Beckham, Galaxy focused on repeating as MLS champions

Friday, November 30th, 2012

David Beckham wraps up his six seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday in the MLS Cup. Los Angeles goes after its second straight MLS title in a rematch with the Houston Dynamo, who lost 1-0 to the Galaxy last season at Home Depot Center.

Ex-NFL player sentenced for robberies, sex assault (The Associated Press)

Friday, November 30th, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A former NFL player has been sentenced to life in prison for a series of home-invasion robberies and a sexual assault in Sacramento.

NBA fines Spurs 250K for resting 4 players vs Heat

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The NBA has fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for sending four players home Thursday before their game Thursday night in Miami.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/nba/story/2012/11/30/sp-nba-fines-san-antonio-spurs-resting-players-heat-basketball.html?cmp=rss

Vitt defends Brees, says Saints still have hope (The Associated Press)

Friday, November 30th, 2012
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt scoffs at the idea that Drew Brees' recent and uncharacteristic interception epidemic is to blame for New Orleans' fading playoff hopes.

NFL roundup: Vilma, Smith attend bounty hearing (The SportsXchange)

Friday, November 30th, 2012
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith provided testimony Friday for the bounty appeals in a hearing that included former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Jets’ defense underwhelming, far from dominant (The Associated Press)

Friday, November 30th, 2012
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rex Ryan expected this to be perhaps the best defense he has had since becoming coach of the New York Jets four years ago.