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KU wins 89-63 - No surprises on Saturday; CU got their final butt-whupping in Lawrence, never really threatening the energized Jayhawks. What I didn't expect was the barrage of 3 pointers early and often from KU (8-12 in the first half) and Brady Morningstar (4-6) especially. It's hard to gain any traction when the opponent is putting up 3 points every other trip down the floor.
|I'm sure Coach Boyle would've wanted a more successful homecoming to alma mater KU. From: The BDC|
Chris Sale slated for bullpen - News this weekend was that the White Sox had re-slated lefty wunderkind Chris Sale for work in the pen. It's still anyone's guess whether he or All-Star set-up man Matt Thornton will ascend to the closer role vacated by the departing girth of Bobby Jenks. There's already some consternation from Sox circles about the imminent 3-lefty scenario in the pen, with the newly acquired Will Ohman sliding in alongside Sale and Thornton. I'm all for Sale closing out games, he was lights-out incredible over the second half of last season, but I'm a little concerned that the final innings this year will be decidedly one sided on the mound. I'll be watching this closely over the next month.
NBA All-Star game - I'm torn about the NBA version of the All-Star game. I abhor meaningless exhibitions in just about any form, but there can be some fun moments from a exhibition of the worlds greatest basketball players. Sure, there was no defense to be found Sunday night in LA, but, for minutes here and there, the barnstorming display of dunks, passes and open-floor offense was kind of cool to watch. At least I could perceive effort on some level. Could I take it for more than 20 or so minutes? Hell, no. But in the name of pure entertainment, you could do worse than 5-on-5 with the best players in the game.
|There were moments of high-flying entertainment to be found Sunday night. It's a much better event than the abysmal NFL version. From: the Post|
Melo as good as gone - That All-Star display Sunday night will probably go down as one of the final opportunities for Melo to do anything in the name of the Denver Nuggets. The Post anointed the New York Knicks the front runner to nab the scoring-mad forward from the "Rich & Creamy's", while the Nets remain in the sweepstakes (for now). After a week where some hope that Melo would stay in Denver was revived, he seems to be as good as gone right now.
|Melo relaxing at Sunday's All-Star game. He's got a big decision to make. From the Post.|
My only problem with this whole scenario is that CU and Denver legend Chauncey Billups is being thrown into negotiations like a 3rd-rate party favor. Chauncey deserves better than this, and I could see him retiring after this season simply because he wants to stay home in the Mile-High city.