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United Football League to delay start of season

 

(courtesy of United football League via wikipedia commons)

With the National Football League trying to end its lockout and get training camps and preseason games underway, the United Football League has announced that it will be pushing back the start of its season from August to September.

The schedule switch does not help the UFL which has lost more than $100 million in the first two years of its existence.

The UFL has teams in Omaha, Hartford, Norfolk, Las Vegas and Sacramento.

The league had hoped to gain viewers and fans during the NFL lockout, by scheduling early-season games on Sundays.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio, TV & United Football League

Norfolk’s Green named IL batter of the week

 

Nick Green (courtesy of Norfolk Tides)

The International League has named Norfolk outfielder Nick Green as the Batter of the Week for the period July 4-10.

Green has won the award before, August 25-September 1, 2008 while a member of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Green led the IL with four home runs and 11 RBI’s for the week, having his best games on Tuesday and Friday.

He had a three-hit, two-homer, seven-RBI performance on Friday at Durham to help the Tides to a 17-2 blasting of the Bulls. In the game, Green achieved season-highs in hits, homers and RBI’s.

The 32-year-old Green is in his twelfth season of pro baseball. He is a veteran of around 400 games in the majors with Atlanta, Tampa Bay, the Yankees, Mariners, Red Sox, Dodgers and Blue Jays.

 

Info courtesy of the International League

Blue Jackets sign Mike Blunden to two-way contract

Mike Blunden (file photo)

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed one of the young, promising players, forward Mike Blunden to a one-year, two-way NHL-American Hockey League contract.

The 24-year-old Blunden appeared in one game for Columbus in 2010-11. He collected 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points and had 41 penalty minutes in 37 games with the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ AHL affiliate. He missed the majority of the season due to injury.

The Toronto, Ontario native played in 40 games for the Blue Jackets in 2009-10 scoring 2 goals and adding two assists.

He made his NHL debut with Chicago on October 25, 2006 against Vancouver. Blunden has career totals of 2-2-4 with 69 penalty minutes in 51 career NHL games.

Chicago’s second pick, 43rd overall, in the 2005 Entry Draft, Blunden was acquired from the Blackhawks in exchange for Adam Pineault on January 10, 2009. He has recorded 52-68-120 and 294 penalty minutes in 240 career AHL games for Springfield, Syracuse and Norfolk.

 

Info courtesy of the Columbus Blue Jackets

 

Clippers keep hitting, pitching and winning, 5-2 over Norfolk

 

The Columbus Clippers at 34-14, keep showing why they are the best team in the International League.

All elements of hitting and pitching keep leading to winning baseball for the Clippers.

Cord Phelps’ two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning allowed Columbus to extend its winning streak to seven with a 5-2 win over Norfolk in Harbor Park in Virginia.

Carlton Smith (courtesy of Columbus Clippers)

Corey Kluber earned his third straight win, giving the Tides two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk, striking out two and improving to 3-3 on the season.

Carlton Smith came out of the bullpen to pick up his second save, his first since April 27.

The Tides dropped to a disappointing (16-32) on the season. Pat Egan took the loss, allowing all four runs in the seventh inning.

 

Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers and Norfolk Tides

Buffalo 6 Columbus 2; IL West lead shrinking to 3 1/2 over Bats

Dillon Gee held Columbus to five hits in 7 1/3 innings as Buffalo defeated the Clippers 6-2 Saturday night.

The loss was the sixth in a row on the road for Columbus, and their lead in the IL West is trimmed to 3 1/2 over the Louisville Bats who defeated Norfolk 6-2.

Dillion Gee Buffalo Bisons (MiLB)

Gee, now 11-7, struck out nine and walked two. He started the game striking out Clippers batters, especially Ezequiel Carrera, who struck out three times.

Of Gee’s 108 pitches, 73 were strikes.

Carlos Carrasco was the losing pitcher, he’s 9-5. Carrasco pitched into the sixth inning. He allowed five hits and three earned runs.

Info courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

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