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12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey retires from NFL

Champ Bailey (2010 photo by Jeffrey Beall via wikipedia commons)

Champ Bailey has decided to call it a career.

The 15-year cornerback, who played in a position-record 12 Pro Bowls, has announced his retirement.

The University of Georgia product ends his career after stints with Washington, Denver and New Orleans with 925 tackles, 3 QB sacks, 52 interceptions, 9 forced fumbles and 4 touchdowns.

The 36-year-old Georgia native went to training camp with the Saints this season but was released due to a lingering foot injury.

His agent, Jack Reale said that his client had offers from other teams to play but decided it was time to retire.

Colorado Avalanche fire Sacco as coach after four seasons

Joe Sacco (courtesy Colorado Avalanche)

Black Monday usually happens the day after the final NHL regular-season games.

It’s the day when owners and general managers fire their coaches after a disappointing season.

Joe Sacco was fired on Sunday after the Colorado Avalanche lost to the Minnesota Wild 3-1 in their final game.

The Avs missed the playoffs for the third straight season.

Colorado, usually a playoff contender, never was able to get going in the 48-game season and finished last in the Western Conference at 16-25-7 for 39 points.

Sacco, in four seasons, had a record of 130-134-30. He leaves with one year on his contract.

A former NHL Right winger, Sacco played from 1990-2003 with Toronto, Anaheim, New York Islanders, Washington and Philadelphia.

Former NBA guard Ray Williams dies at age 58


Former University of Minnesota and NBA guard Ray Williams died this past weekend. He was 58.

Williams died March 22, 2013  in New York City after suffering from colon cancer.

Ray is the younger brother of another former NBA star, Gus Williams who played for Golden State, Seattle, Washington and Atlanta.

Williams averaged 18.9 ppg in two seasons at Minnesota where his teammates included Kevin McHale and Mychal Thompson and head coach Flip Saunders. All four made their way into the NBA.

Williams played 10 years in the NBA with the New York Knicks twice, the New Jersey Nets twice, Kansas City Kings, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs.


Red Sox great Johnny Pesky, adored by fans, dies at age 92


Johnny Pesky at a 2006 Red sox ceremony (photo by pierrelascott via wikipedia commons)

Johnny Pesky, who was adored by Boston Red Sox fans for many generations, that the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park was nicknamed after him, died Monday, August 13  at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass. at age 92.

Pesky died eight days after his final visit to Fenway Park on August 5.

Pesky’s career spanned 60 years as a player, manager broadcaster for Boston. He also played for Detroit and the Washington Senators.

Pesky, who batted left and threw right, made his MLB debut in 1942 with the Boston and played his final game in 1954 with the Washington Senators.

His career included an All-Star appearance in 1945, his uniform #6 retired by the Red Sox, he had a career batting average of ,307 with 17 home runs, 1,455 base hits and 404 RBI’s.


Info compiled from MLB & Boston Red Sox.

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN: Fish dispatches Lopez quickly, 6-2, 6-3

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MASON, OHIO — It did not take Mardy Fish of the United States long to win his match Tuesday afternoon against Spain’s Feliciano Lopez at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

Mardy Fish serves ball

Fish, the 10th-ranked tennis player in the tournament, won 6-2, 6-3 in a match that lasted just one hour 22 minutes. The first set took 44 minutes and the second 37 minutes.

The 30-year-old Fish fired 11 aces and broke Lopez’s serve three times to improve to 16-10 on the season.

In the next round, Fish will face Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq in the next round.


* Fish is a two-time finalist in this tournament.

* Is now 5-3 versus Lopez.

* Fish, in case you did not know, missed two and a half months between April and June of this year dealing with health issues.

* After the time off, Fish has been gathering steam, reaching the semi-finals in Washington and the quarter-finals in Toronto the past two weeks.

* Overall in the world tennis rankings, Fish is 20th, but is 10th in this tournament.

* Fish is making his 10th straight appearance in Cincinnati, he’s 4-9 overall.

Mardy Fish visits with media

* Lopez is 3-3 vs. Fish when they play on hardcourts.

* Lopez is 16-19 on the season, 5-8 on hard courts and ranked 31st in the world.



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