Archive for May 7th, 2007


Monday, May 7th, 2007

Kendall On the Outs?

Jets Rumors & News

In the days following the NFL Draft, there was buzz the Gang Green was shopping guard Pete Kendall – a move that surprised most observers. Today the picture is becoming a bit clearer as Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Kendall camp has been trying to renegotiate the veteran’s contract after watching “the sharp rise in free agent deals for interior lineman this offseason.”

It appears the Jets would prefer to trade Kendall that grant the $1 million raise that he’s seeking. The same report relays that the Miami Dolphins have contacted the Jets about the Kendall, but the Jets obviously would rather not to deal him within the division.

Nets Drop Game 1

Nets Rumors & News

(Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Nets Wilt and Cavaliers Blossom in Final MinutesThe New York Times

Nets get run down

New York Daily News

BLOCK ON KIDD GIVES CAVS LIFT

New York Post

Cavs take Nets to boarding school

Newark Star Ledger

Pavano Exam Reveals No Heart, Guts

Yankees Rumors & News

The trials and tribulations of Calamity Carl Pavano have almost become poetic at this point. As expected, the pitcher met with acclaimed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Friday, and as expected, the pitcher could require dreaded Tommy John surgery. According to an AP report, Andrews found damage to the ligament in Pavano’s right elbow, but no significant tear. Now it’s up to Calamity Carl to decide whether to make an attempt at rehabilitating the injury without surgery, or to opt for the Tommy John procedure, thereby ending his season, and more than likely, his tenure in pinstripes.

One of Pavano’s few remaining allies in the clubhouse these days appears to be Andy Pettitte, and ironically, Pettitte found himself in the same predicament 11 years ago. At the time, Pettitte was advised by Dr. Andrews to undergo surgery to repair the ligament in his elbow. Instead, Pettite opted to pitch though the injury, and has continued to pitch through it for his entire career. …

Rocket Fuel

Yankees Rumors & News

In the papers this morning you’ll find more Roger Clemens coverage than you can shake a stick at.

The Daily News’ Bill Madden says Clemens has answered the Yanks’ S.O.S., while in The New York Times, Murray Chass takes a look at the steep price the Yankees are paying for their hired gun.

According to The Post, the Yankees clubhouse is pumped for the Rocket’s return and could care less about the special perks included in his contract. And speaking of caring less, that seems to be the party line in Red Sox Nation, where the Yanks’ biggest rival sounded largely indifferent to the dramatic signing in the Bronx. Overconfident? Perhaps.

For enough coverage to make you sick, check out the Yankees Headlines!

Lift-Off!

Yankees Rumors & News

“I’m coming back to do the only thing they know how to do with the Yankees, and that’s win a championship. Anything else is a failure, and I know that.”- Roger Clemens

“This is a huge statement — don’t count us out, because we want to be in it for the long haul.”- Yankees GM Brian Cashman

Via MLB.com:

The Yankees revealed that Clemens will receive the same travel privileges that he enjoyed with the Astros, allowed the option of skipping certain road trips to attend to various family functions or to pursue his passion of helping young players chase their Major League dreams.

The Yankees agreed to such stipulations based upon an internal review of Clemens’ uniqueness and the minimal impact it would be judged to have on the club’s mostly veteran clubhouse.

“He’ll be here at times, he may not be here at times,” Cashman said. “But I know one thing: We’ll be happy every five days when he shows up on our mound.”

It’s My Party…

Rangers Rumors & News

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

…And you know the rest.

The Rangers fell to the Buffalo Sabres in Game 6 this afternoon by a score of 5-4. The fans gave the team a rousing and emotional ovation at the game’s conclusion, and the team in turn saluted the Garden faithful at center ice, as has been their custom following home-ice victories for the past two seasons.

The Blueshirts can look back on several missed opportunities and unforced errors over the course of the series that contributed to the disappointing defeat. Nevertheless, the 2006-2007 season stands as another year of progression for a franchise that seemed moribund for so long. Going into the offseason, it’s not unrealistic for fans to expect this group to make a run at the Stanley Cup in 2008. Ranger fans should hold their heads high.

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