TheSpread.com News Headlines http://www.thespread.com/ Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:24:58 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Penguins hire Jacques Martin as assistant coach http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/000000-penguins-hire-jacques-martin-as-assistant-coach Penguins hire Martin as assistant

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PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired longtime NHL head coach Jacques Martin to serve as an assistant under Dan Bylsma.

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The 60-year-old Martin has spent 17 seasons as a head coach, compiling a 613-481-119 record during stints with St. Louis, Ottawa, Florida and Montreal. His 613 wins rank 10th in

NHL history. He joins a staff that includes Tony Granato and Todd Reirden. Martin last coached with the Canadiens during the 2011-12 season. Most recently he worked as a television analyst.

Martin won the Jack Adams Award as the Coach of the Year in 1999 when he led the Senators to a 44-23-15 record and the franchise's first-ever division title.
General manager Ray Shero called Martin a ``tremendous addition'' who will give the team a unique perspective going forward.

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Sox Avoid Sweep, Tigers Stay 5 Up http://www.thespread.com/mlb-articles/082706-sox-avoid-sweep-tigers-stay-5-up White Sox Avoid Sweep, Tigers Still Ahead by 5.5 Games in The AL Central

 

Mark Buehrle won his 11th game as the White Sox avoided a sweep on Sunday with a 6-1 Victory over the Minnesota Twins. The victory keeps the Sox within a half a game of Minnesota and only 5.5 back of division leader Detroit.

Buehrle won for the second time in two months, A.J. Pierzynski and Joe Crede hit consecutive home runs and the White Sox won 6-1 Sunday to cut the Twins' lead in the AL wild-card race to a half-game.

Pierzynski and Crede connected in the fifth as Chicago turned a one-run edge into a 5-1 lead, and the White Sox went on to avoid a three-game sweep.

Buehrle (11-11) left to a standing ovation after allowing back-to-back singles by Luis Castillo and Nick Punto with one out in the eighth.

"It was louder than it was during the World Series," Buehrle said.

Mike MacDougal relieved and Mike Redmond grounded into an inning-ending double play.
Buehrle 2-7 in his last 11 starts allowed one run and nine hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter. 
Carlos Silva (8-12) continued to be bothered by the long ball, allowing three homers after giving up five in a loss to Baltimore. He lasted six innings, giving up six runs and 11 hits.

Pierzynski, who was hit by a pitch

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Tue, 29 Aug 2006 07:53:56 GMT http://www.thespread.com/mlb-articles/082706-sox-avoid-sweep-tigers-stay-5-up
Roger's Win's His 14th as Tiger's Trash Cleveland http://www.thespread.com/mlb-articles/082706-rogers-wins-his-14th-as-tigers-trash-cleveland Roger's Win's His 14th as Tiger's Escape Cleveland With a Needed VictoryKenny Roger's won his 14th game as a Detroit Tiger Sunday over the Cleveland Indians to avoid the sweep and put the brakes on Detroit's 4 game losing streak.

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"I wanted to be the guy to stop it," Rogers said. "That's for sure."

Curtis Granderson led off the game with a homer and Marcus Thames, Carlos Guillen and Ivan Rodriguez later connected as the Tigers averted a four-game sweep. They won for only the sixth time in 19 games since Aug. 7 when they held a 10-game lead in the AL Central.

Manager Jim Leyland said that's no reason to alter his patient approach.

"I told the team what they saw today is why I haven't been ranting and raving," Leyland said. "We're not going to panic. What's been happening to us is what happens to every team in baseball. It's noticed more because we're in a pennant race. We're not going to have meetings or all this urgency. It doesn't work that way."

Cleveland had won four in a row overall and eight consecutive at home.
Detroit, with the best record in the majors, has a five-game division lead over Minnesota. After an off-day, the Tigers start a three-game series against New York at Yankee Stadium. That doesn't seem to faze Leyland, either.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2006 07:54:18 GMT http://www.thespread.com/mlb-articles/082706-rogers-wins-his-14th-as-tigers-trash-cleveland
Berkman Busts Slump in Astro's Romp http://www.thespread.com/mlb-articles/082706-berkman-busts-slump-in-astros-romp Berkman Emerges From Slump to Help Astro's Pound Pirates

 

Berkman, in a 5-for-45 slump before getting six RBI's in the final two games of the four-game series, hit a three-run homer in the fifth following a run-scoring single in the first. Taveras singled to start the game and extend the longest hitting streak in team history.

 

After the Pirates won the series opener Thursday, Berkman effectively beat them in three consecutive games to help get the Astros out of a slide in which they lost 10 of 13.


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After the Pirates won the series opener Thursday, Berkman effectively beat them in three consecutive games to help get the Astros out of a slide in which they lost 10 of 13. Berkman homered to support Roger Clemens' 5-1 victory Friday, then had a two-run double to key a 7-4 victory Saturday.

 

Berkman also could have easily had another hit, but shortstop Freddy Sanchez was given an error for not handling a sharply hit grounder up the middle that scored Mike Lamb during a three-run third.

 

"Usually when he drives in a bunch of runs, we score a bunch of runs," manager Phil Garner said.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2006 07:55:19 GMT http://www.thespread.com/mlb-articles/082706-berkman-busts-slump-in-astros-romp
Kenseth Win's at Michigan, Chase Tightens http://www.thespread.com/nascar-articles/082706-kenseth-wins-at-michigan-chase-tightens Kenseth Wins at Michigan as The Chase for The Nextel Cup Tightens

 

Matt Kenseth easily held off Jeff Gordon on the final laps of the Gordon Food Service 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday to take his third Nextel Cup Victory of the season and thirteenth of his Cup career. The win wasn't enough however to propel Kenseth into the series points lead past Jimmie Johnson who came home thirteenth despite cutting a tire down on lap 2 and brushing the wall.

Kenseth said after Sunday's race that he made a conscious effort on the final run to pace himself so that he had enough tires left in the final laps to hold off a surging Jeff Gordon. Gordon's post race comments suggested he may have been able to compete for the win if he just has a few more laps.

Kenseth's win puts him securely behind point's leader Jimmie Johnson in second place. Both Kenseth and Johnson are projected to secure a spot in The Chase for the Nextel Cup possibly as soon as this weekend at Bristol.

Sunday also saw Mark Martin, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon all move up in the Nextel Cup top 10 while Kyle Busch and Jeff Burton lost ground but remained in the top 10 for the time being. Making this years Chase seems all but lost for Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Kurt

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Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:51:33 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nascar-articles/082706-kenseth-wins-at-michigan-chase-tightens
Bronco's Beat Texans in Pre-Season http://www.thespread.com/nfl-articles/082706-broncos-beat-texans-in-pre-season Bronco's Beat Texans in Pre-Season


The Broncos beat Houston 17-14 on Sunday night, spoiling the return of the Texans' first-year coach who spent nearly two decades in Denver, first as John Elway's backup and then as Shanahan's assistant.

"Coming back doesn't feel real good right now," Kubiak said.

Although Houston's front seven thoroughly impressed Shanahan, it was Denver's defense that had an answer for just about everything Kubiak tried.

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The Broncos beat Houston 17-14 on Sunday night, spoiling the return of the Texans' first-year coach who spent nearly two decades in Denver, first as John Elway's backup and then as Shanahan's assistant.

"Coming back doesn't feel real good right now," Kubiak said.

Although Houston's front seven thoroughly impressed Shanahan, it was Denver's defense that had an answer for just about everything Kubiak tried.

"It was like practice," Broncos linebacker Al Wilson said. "We saw so many things that were so similar to what we do, which was expected. But at the same time, Kub put a twist on a few things and had us guessing and thinking a little bit. But it was like practice all over again."

After covering a deep pass that fell incomplete along the Texans' sideline, Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams smiled and wagged his finger at Kubiak.

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Sun, 29 Jul 2007 11:20:12 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nfl-articles/082706-broncos-beat-texans-in-pre-season
Kenseth Win's at Bristol http://www.thespread.com/nascar-articles/082706-kenseth-wins-at-bristol Kenseth Goes Back-To-Back With Bristol Win and Guarantees Spot in The Chase

Matt Kenseth continued his momentum-building run toward the Chase on Saturday night by winning at Bristol Motor Speedway his third consecutive NASCAR victory.

His repeat win this year locked him into the playoffs, and possibly made him the driver to beat.

"If we can go into the Chase like this, we'll have a shot at the championship. The guys are operating at a championship level," Kenseth said. "I was worried about going into the Chase and not running good. But this is what it's about, bringing your best piece and go there and try to win some races."

His fourth win of the season clinched him a spot in NASCAR's 10-race playoff format, which begins Sept. 17 in New Hampshire.

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Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:51:15 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nascar-articles/082706-kenseth-wins-at-bristol
United States Blows Past Australia http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/082706-united-states-blows-past-australia Carmello and The United States Roll Past Australia Sunday 113-73

 

Team USA moved one step closer in its pursuit of the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, crushing Australia 113-73 in an elimination-round matchup Sunday.

USA played its best quarter of the tournament, outscoring Australia 32-6 in the second period to turn a four-point lead into a 30-point rout at halftime.

Up next for the USA is Dirk Nowitzki and Germany in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. USA Basketball is three victories away from accomplishing its goal of winning the tournament.

After a solid first quarter, Team USA clamped down defensively in the second. Although the USA increased its defensive pressure, its offense didn't suffer as it took a 59-29 lead into intermission.

Team USA went 14-for-27 from 3-point range, and forced 24 Australia turnovers.

Carmelo Anthony continued his outstanding play, finishing with 20 points. Joe Johnson added 18 and Dwyane Wade chipped in 15.

“I was just trying to be active on both ends of the court, make plays and provide some energy," Johnson said. "In the second quarter we really picked up our energy. We haven’t really gotten off to a good start these last few games, and that’s something we have to work on. But we came out in the second quarter tonight and picked up our defensive intensity and as a result we got some easy baskets and kept

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Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:44:40 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/082706-united-states-blows-past-australia
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