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Scuttle leftovers

May 27, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

From RJ Currie, SportsDeke.com: "A long-term study of chess players and musicians has led scientists to finally conclude practice doesn't make perfect. Wouldn't it have been easier to just follow the Cubs?" ...

Tip of the hat to Oklahoma Thunder star Kevin Durant for donating $1 million to Oklahoma tornado relief.

“Durant also went to the site of the devastation, walking through a neighborhood where he talked to victims and rescue crews,” wrote Bob Raissmnan of the New York Daily News. “Durant showed more than generosity. He showed compassion.”

From Reggie Hayes, Fort Wayne News Sentinel: “First baseman Anthony Rizzo has signed a seven-year, $41 million deal with the Chicago Cubs. The deal includes two Cubs options at the end of the contract and, of course, does not require any work in October.”

From Tim Staudt, a Lansing sportscaster writing in the Lansing State Journal: “Are you kidding me? Michigan reportedly spending $13 million to upgrade its field hockey facilities? With all due respect, if Michigan’s field hockey team won the NCAA title every single year how does such an expenditure possibly enhance the prestige of the university? When does someone in authority at these schools finally say enough is enough?” ...

Discovered a couple interesting notes while checking on the Forest Park-Niagara basketball series.

Carney’s Ron Solberg must have been a heck of a basketball coach. With Todder Lindeman tearing up the U.P. basketball circuit in 1969, Carney checked the Channing star to 16 points in a 76-63 decision.

All-America Travelin’ Yankees girls professional basketball once played at Niagara. No word on the results but how could Niagara lose with Phil Neveau and Leon Waitrovich in the lineup? ...

Jordan Frazier, one of Marquette High School’s top golfers, came from Enterprise, Nev., to play for the Marquette Electricians AAA hockey team.

In his initial high school golf meet, he posted a par 35 for the first time at Marquette Golf Club’s Heritage Course ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: “Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart received a pay increase to $1.2 million per year. Some pretty good performance incentives, too. If Alabama wins the national title, he gets Mobile.” ...

From Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe baseball expert: “Wall Street Journal notes that Miguel Cabrera is on a pace to surpass Pete Rose as major league baseball’s all-time hits leader.

Cabrera got his first hit at age 20 and got to 1,500 at 28. Rose was a 21-year-old rookie, and got his 1,500th hit at 29. Pete had a body type perhaps more suited to longevity, however. Rose played until he was 45.” ...

The Americans, who last made the world table tennis championships podium in 1959, “didn’t come close to a medal” in the latest event at Paris, according to John Powers of the Boston Globe ...

 
 

 

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