January 4, 2013 |
THE INDIANAPOLIS Colts want offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to stick around a little longer. They also understand he wants to become an NFL head coach. On Thursday, the Colts said Arians had been granted permission to speak with the Chicago Bears about their head coaching vacancy, which became available when Lovie Smith was fired on Monday. It is unclear when the interview will take place because Indy (11-5) will face AFC North champion Baltimore (10-6) in a wild-card round game Sunday.
April 18, 2012 |
If you have long suspected that pitchers seem to break down more in recent seasons than in the past, it may be even worse than you thought. In a stunning revelation, research by Stan Conte, director of medical services for the Los Angeles Dodgers, showed that 50 percent of all starting pitchers go on the disabled list every year, as well as 34 percent of all relievers. "When I did the research," Conte told SI.com, "I was so surprised I figured I must have done the math wrong.
February 16, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS quarterback Peyton Manning had a previously unreported fourth medical procedure on his neck last year, SI.com reported yesterday, citing NFL sources. Manning missed the entire 2011 season after having what was thought to be his third neck surgery in less than 2 years. However, according to SI.com's report, Manning had a fourth procedure after his May 23 surgery to fix a bulging disk and before his neck fusion surgery Sept. 9. In other NFL news: * Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was released by Tampa Bay, which signed him midway through last season.
September 25, 2011 |
On Sunday, the city's most famous arena will host basketball's most famous stars. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, and Chris Paul are headlining Sunday night's "Battle for I-95," at the Palestra on Penn's campus, a game featuring more than a dozen NBA players, benefiting charity, and attempting to keep locked-out NBA stars somewhere near the spotlight at a time when a labor dispute is quickly pushing professional basketball to the background....
August 10, 2011 |
If you think Yankees-Red Sox games are interminable, you're not alone. SI.com and the MLB Network broke down Sunday night's glacial 10-inning Red Sox victory and confirmed what everybody knew. SI.com found that, in selected innings, Boston's Josh Beckett averaged 23 seconds between pitches with nobody on and 43 seconds with runners. He once took 59 seconds between pitches to Eric Chavez . The rules say a pitcher must deliver a pitch within 12 seconds with no one on, or a ball is added to the count.
August 31, 2009 |
Big numbers for CC Tom Verducci of SI.com has pointed out just how strong a season CC Sabathia is having for the New York Yankees. The 6-foot-7, 290-pound lefthander is 15-7 with 158 strikeouts in 28 starts, an average of 5.6 Ks per game. With three more starts, he should get up to about 175, a rarity for a pinstriper at the age of 29. In the wild-card era, which began in 1995, the Yankees have used 57 starting pitchers who were younger than 30. None struck out as many as 175 batters in a season.
June 16, 2009 |
Patience used to be a virtue Manny Acta still had his job last night, a bit of a surprise considering the death watch the Washington Nationals manager has been on since Friday. Team president Stan Kasten yesterday refused to confirm or deny reports of Acta's impending demise, but told the Washington Post he was "troubled" by the team's record. Reports by both SI.com and Fox Sports said Acta would be replaced by bench coach Jim Riggleman, who has managed San Diego, Seattle and the Chicago Cubs.
December 19, 2007 |
Penn State linebacker Dan Connor has been selected a first team all-American by ESPN.com to earn his third first-team recognition for the 2007 campaign. ESPN.com selected just one all-American team. The Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation previously recognized Connor, a senior from Strath Haven High, as a first-team all-American, and he was a second-team choice by the Sporting News and SI.com. Also, Pro Football Weekly has named junior linebacker Sean Lee a first-team all-American.
October 12, 2007
PENN STATE'S 27-7 trouncing of Iowa last week didn't do much to advance its hoped-for climb back into the national rankings, but there is one Nittany Lion who is on a top 10 list. It's a list quarterback Anthony Morelli would prefer not to be on. On Sports Illustrated's Web site, SI.com, Morelli is No. 10 in the magazine's rankings of the 10 "Most Disappointing College Players. " "Morelli rampaged through the first three games of the season . . . against Florida International, Notre Dame and Buffalo," reads the SI.com text.