Archive for October 8th, 2007

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Avery Out 2-4 Weeks

Rangers Rumors & News

The New York Rangers lost Saturday night 2-0 to the Ottawa Senators because of some sloppy line changes and some strong play defensively by the Senators.

Not only did the Rangers suffer their first loss of the season, but midway through the first period Ottawa Winger Chris Neil landed a hard hit on Sean Avery knocking him to the ice. Avery got up and was clearly favoring his left arm and immediately went to the Rangers locker-room. He would not return during the game. Neil was given an elbowing penalty for the questionable hit.

Both Avery and Neil had been penalized 56 seconds into the game for a coincidental roughing call. Neil later fought Jason Strudwick with about 5 minutes left during the first period and he accounted for 13 of the Senators 17 penalty minutes.

Chris Neil is known for his hard hitting style. Last season he sparked a brawl which lead to 100 penalty minutes when he blindsided Chris Drury while he was …

Giants: ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’

Giants Rumors & News

Sunday’s 35-24 victory by the New York Giants over the New York Jets was a huge come-from-behind effort.

Let’s review the proceedings, ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’ style.

Kudos to …

• Plaxico Burress: Practice? Practice? Who needs practice? Apparently not Burress. He had five catches Sunday for 124 yards, including a 53-yard catch-and-run in the 4th quarter that featured an overpowering stiff arm of Andre Dyson. Burress, who never practices because of a gimpy ankle, has 24 receptions and 7 touchdowns so far.

• Aaron Ross: The rooke No. 1 pick sat the first half for a team rules violation, but made up for it in the second. Two interceptions, including a game-clincher he returned 43 yards for a touchdown, made sure of that. He might not be a shut down corner yet, but he is a playmaker. A Giants corner who can actually catch the ball. amazing!

• Brandon Jacobs: Returning from a knee injury, he cost the Giants a touchdown with an early fumble. He rebounded with a 20-carry, 100-yard effort that featured a …

Clemens’ Last Start?

Yankees Rumors & News

After the Cleveland Indians took the first two games of the season at Jacobs Field earlier this week, the Yankees returned home yesterday to the house that Ruth built and the stadium that has seen so many come-from-behind victories this season.

The challenge was not easy – hold off elimination and save their manager’s job. The man they trusted the task to – Roger Clemens. The same man who back in May signed a pro-rated $28 million contract and from George Steinbrenner’s personal luxury box announced during the middle of a game that he was returning to New York to save the Yankees floundering season.

In the third inning with Cleveland winning 2-0, Roger was desperately trying to keep his team in the game. He allowed a leadoff single and faced the dangerous Victor Martinez. The season was on the line and there was a runner on first and the Rocket reared back and let loose a powerful fastball. Martinez swung …

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