Daily Noontime – December 9, 2011

The NBA denied what probably would have been a "super trade!" (Photo Credit" Grind 365)

It’s officially Friday, which means it’s time to sing and shout, right? OK… OK… we’ll do that late, but in the meantime, here’s some headlines, news and more! 

Headlines: 

* The trade that would have sent Chris Paul to Los Angles was denied on Thursday by NBA commissioner David Stern.

* In case you haven’t heard — the Los Angles of Anaheim Angels inked Albert Pujols‘s name on a 10-year, $252 million contract on Thursday.

* Former Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson turned down an offer from the Miami (Florida) Marlins, so he could join the Los Angles of Anaheim Angels.

* It wasn’t pretty, but on Thursday evening, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns, 14-3.

* The UConn Men’s basketball team appeared to be the stronger team on Thursday, as the Huskies fended off the Harvard Crimson, 67-53.

* Charlie Weis will have a new home next season, as he was recently hired by University of Kansas.

Games to Watch: 

* Toronto at Washington (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Here’s Erin Andrews interviewing an Alabama football player on her i-Phone… which is quite interesting, right? 

Red Sox Weekly Review

By Matt Noonan 

The Boston Red Sox enter a brand new week with a two-game losing skid, thanks, Seattle, I’m sure the local nine appreciates it!

However, despite their west coast struggles from this past weekend, which usually seem to occur in the month of August, yet again, Tim Wakefield watched another start end without his 200th career victory. Indeed, it’s heartbreaking news, however, will Wakefield eventually win and celebrate that special milestone? Of course, but obviously it won’t be against the Mariners, as the Sox wrapped up their season series with a 5-3 loss on Sunday.

Kevin Youkillis ended Sunday’s contest with his 17th home run, as well as his 78th RBI of the season, however, it wasn’t enough to spark the Sox offense.

Yet, despite the Sox struggles on Saturday and Sunday, they managed to win two-of-three games against the Minnesota Twins. Alfredo Aceves and Matt Albers each recorded wins on Monday and Tuesday, while Jonathan Papelbon collected two additional saves. Although on Wednesday, Jon Lester struggled and so did the offense, as Minnesota’s bats came alive to win the series finale, 5-2.

WEEK OUTLOOK: The Sox will return to Fenway Park on Tuesday for a day-night double header against the Tampa Bay Rays. They’ll wrap up the two-day series on Wednesday and then travel to Kansas City and Texas for an eight game road trip.

DIVISION UPDATE: The New York Yankees-Rays contest was postponed due to rain on Sunday, but, since the Red Sox ended their weekend series with two back-to-back losses, the Bronx Bombers currently remain a half a game behind Boston in the American League East division. Also, New York has a comfortable 8.5 game lead over Tampa Bay and Los Angles for the Wild Card, yet, despite the winner of the AL East, it’s pretty certain that both the Red Sox and Yankees will be playing baseball in October.

Daily Noontime – August 12, 2011

Mr. Chris Johnson is expected a MAJOR pay raise!

Happy Friday and welcome to yet another awesome version of the Daily Noontime! Here’s the headlines and news, so enjoy, friends! 

Headlines: 

* According to reports, University of Southern California could apparently block any NFL moves to have a team play at the Coliseum while a new stadium is being built in Los Angles.

* Well, apparently the Tennessee Titans are interested in making Chris Johnson the highest paid NFL running back, as long as he shows up to camp.

* The New York Yankees got some help from Robinson Cano on Thursday against the Los Angles of Anaheim Angels, as his home run put his team one game behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East standings.

* Steve Stricker fired a 63 at the PGA Tournament on Thursday, which apparently tied a tournament record.

* Justin Verlander led the Detroit Tigers past the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, as well as earned his 17th win of the season too.

* Denver Broncos head coach John Fox was quite pleased with quarterback Tim Tebow‘s performance on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Games to Watch: 

* Tampa Bay at New York Yankees (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* Chicago Cubs at Atlanta (MLB) – 7:35pm eastern 

* Tampa Bay at Kansas City (NFL Preseason) – 8:00pm eastern 

* San Francisco at New Orleans (NFL Preseason) – 8:00pm eastern 

* Boston at Seattle (MLB) – 10:10pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallet is a name you’ll want to remember! 

Daily Noontime – February 24, 2011

Good luck to Baron Davis!

Top of the morning to everyone and welcome into yet another Daily Noontime! It is Thursday, which means that yet another weekend is upon us, but in the meantime, here are your daily headlines, news and video of the day!

Headlines:

* Good luck to Baron Davis, who was traded from the Los Angles Clippers to Cleveland in exchange for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.

* It appears that the NBA All-Star Game on TNT was a hit and certainly well liked according to multiple ratings.

* According to an interesting news source, the NBA is going to take a page out of the college game and try to use the horn to make the games go faster.

* The Anaheim Angles clearly are taking a shot at Loek van Mil, who is 7-foot, 1-inch and should be a good addition to their pitching rotation.

* Good news for New York Knicks fans or should we say, Carmelo Anthony followers!” Anthony led the Knicks with 27-points in his debut at Madison Square Garden.

* Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren has made it clear that quarterback Colt McCoy is the teams “Home-Run Hitter.”

* The NHL continues to grow more and more, especially since their “dark days” of the lockout, but apparently the league is doing quite well in “Sun Belt” markets.

Games to Watch:

* Dallas at Detroit (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

* Miami at Chicago (NBA) – 8:00pm eastern

* Boston at Denver (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Here is our favorite “drama queen,” Carmelo Anthony talking about joining the Knicks!