Archive for August 2011

The Weekend Sports Report for 8/27/11

On the Weekend Sports Report..Les, Steve and I discuss the Brewers, who are running away with the NL Central. The White Sox are trying to stay in the race in the AL Central, while the Bears prepare for two games in six days. The Packers went to Indy! All that plus the Duke -Carolina rivalry... Read more »

Knuckleball May Be Ticket to the Major Leagues for Yoshida

Knuckleball May Be Ticket to the Major Leagues for Yoshida
The knuckleball has a secure place in the history of Major League Baseball.  Hall of Famers Hoyt Wilhelm and Phi Niekro played long careers on the strength of sidearm and curving knuckleballs, which confuse opponents not with speed, but with direction and timing. At Maui’s Na Koa Ikaika  (“strong warriors”) of the North American Baseball League  (NABL), independent... Read more »

CHICAGO BANDITS ONE WIN, TWO CHANCES AWAY FROM 2011 NPF CHAMPIONSHIP

CHICAGO BANDITS ONE WIN, TWO CHANCES AWAY FROM 2011 NPF CHAMPIONSHIP
There are some advantages to being in a four-team league  in North America. The primary advantage is that on a good day, you can still play for a championship. Such is the state of women’s professional fast-pitch softball in the United States. The 2011 teams include the first-place  USSSA (FL) Pride (30-9), the Akron (OH) Racers (22-12), the Chicago Bandits (20-20),... Read more »
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The Weekend Sports Report on WKRS-AM 1220/WKRS.com

What’s the liveliest hour on radio every week? For our money, it’s Les Grobstein (yes, the Grobber–the human encyclopedia of all things sports), Steve Leventhal and I, when we talk sports on the Voice of Lake County, WKRS-AM 1220/WKRS.com. We also podcast for those who can’t wake up that early.  Three opinionated, knowledgeable sportscasters. Consider this... Read more »

Playoffs? WNBA's Sky Still A Work In Progress

Playoffs? WNBA's Sky Still A Work In Progress
2011 was supposed to be THE YEAR for the Sky, after owner Michael Alter and new President/CEO Adam Fox (former President Margaret Stender remains as Chairman), brought in firepower and experience in former LSU and Team Spartak Coach Pokey Chatman as coach, replacing first-timer Steven Keys. They also added offensive firepower by drafting Courtney Vandersloot out of Gonzaga, who... Read more »
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