SportsNet - September 2012
To many, the New York Knicks' recent signing of Rasheed Wallace has invoked curiosity, confusion, and somewhat hysteria about the direction of the franchise. With Amare Stoudemire, Marcus Camby, and Kurt Thomas already in the fold (and the option of Melo sliding over to the 4 if need-be), the team's hole at power forward was probably smaller than the patch on Rasheed's head.
He's a volatile personality, a historic "bad boy" that could potentially poison the already inflated egos and supposed tough guys in the Knicks locker room. And his age doesn't exactly dismiss the notion that the Knicks are a dinosaur-filled roster chasing grandiose, "win-now" championship dreams. Sheed last played in the NBA during the 2010 NBA finals for the Boston Celtics.
Darnell Dockett is doubtful for Sunday’s game versus the Miami Dolphins. The potential loss of Darnell Dockett on the inside of the defensive line is huge, there's no way to sugar coat it. His pressure from the inside, along with Calais Campbell and Darly Washington, have been disturbing quarterbacks all year. In Ray Horton’s favorite nickel defense, we see Dockett and Campbell as the only defensive lineman, Sam Acho, Daryl Washington, Paris Lenon, and O’brien Schofield round out the front six. We saw this 2-4-5 nickel package dominate the Patriots game, and in a similar way, in the Eagles game as well.
No. 24 Baylor at No. 9 West Virginia: Preview, Players to Watch, Keys to the Game, TV Coverage and More
Big things have arrived in Morgantown.
Since the announcement of West Virginia's move to the Big 12 Conference, the Mountaineer athletic department adopted a slogan that will be obsolete after the weekend: Big Things Are Coming.
Perhaps more big things will come in the future, but this weekend will be the start as WVU will host Baylor in football to begin its life as a member of the Big 12.
As always, the Mountaineers will rely heavily on their senior quarterback Geno Smith in what should be a shootout on Saturday afternoon.
Baylor will bring in a senior quarterback of its own in Nick Florence and both of the signal callers have excellent skill players at their disposal.
Both the Bears and the Mountaineers have struggled on defense a bit this year, as they come in at No. 10 and No. 8 respectively in the Big 12 in total defense.
The game will also be a reunion of coaches, as Baylor head coach Art Briles and West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen worked together on the Texas Tech coaching staff under Mike Leach in the early 2000s.
2012 AFL Grand Final: Hawthorn Hawks Vs. Sydney SwansMelbourne Cricket GroundSaturday, September 29, 12:30 am EDT (2:30 pm local time)After what has been a bittersweet 2012 AFL Finals after the death of Port Adelaide midfielder John McCarthy, Hawthorn and Sydney are ready to battle for the Premiership. History will be made on the oval, when goal umpire Chelsea Roffey becomes the first female to officiate at the Grand Final.Both Sydney and Hawthorn were expected to succeed in 2012, with Saturday’s game being a rematch of 2011’s second round playoff where the Hawks beat the Swans. This year, the two teams split their home and away series. In the preliminary finals last week, Sydney defeated 2011 Grand Finalist Collingwood, 96-70. Meanwhile, Hawthorn edged the Cinderella team of the Finals, the Adelaide Crows, 97-92.Hawthorn is led by the one-two punch of Luke “The General” Hodge and Lance “Buddy” Franklin.
This has been a crazy past couple of months for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC President, Dana White, had to cancel UFC 151 after Dan Henderson pulled out with a torn MCL.
This was the first time the UFC has ever axed an event since Dana White and the Fertitta brothers purchased the UFC in 2001.
Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, had to pull out of the UFC 153 main event because of a foot injury. This was announced just hours after Rampage Jackson suffered an injury that forced him off the same card.
Just like that, the UFC lost its main event and co-main event in a matter of minutes.
Dana White is hoping and praying that no other injuries occur for the rest of 2012. There are some very intriguing fights scheduled to close out the year, just as long as everyone stays healthy.
UFC 152 is over and done with.
Jon Jones showed why he is one of the best mixed martial artists in the world. He stayed calm when Vitor Belfort nearly broke his arm in the first round, and dominated the fight after he was nearly submitted.