Follow the bouncing boss
Mike Keenan was named the Calgary Flames’ next head coach Thursday. This leaves the Nashville Predators, Shawinigan Cataractes and the Houlton-Hodgdon cooperative high school outfit as the only organized hockey teams Keenan has never coached.

Too bad, so sad
Quarterback Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame’s prized recruit and heir apparent to Brady Quinn, underwent a medical procedure on his elbow this week. Not saying that I despise the Fighting Irish or anything, but I could only be happier if Alex Rodriguez sliced his middle finger while giving himself a manicure.
Boys of summer?
Rangeley Lakes Regional School won its first-ever regional baseball championship Tuesday. The Lakers celebrated when they got back to school by jumping off the bus, hitting the ground and making snow angels.
-Kalle Oakes, based on wire reports

Kerry Wood sends his regards
Justin Verlander is 24 years old. He tripped the radar gun at 102 mph in the ninth inning of his no-hitter. Feel free to set the over-under on the date of his Tommy John surgery.

He’d look good with a flying Elvis on his hat
The Jacksonville Jaguars cut chippy veteran safety Donovin Darius on Thursday. Memo to Bill Belichick: Rodney Harrison isn’t getting any younger. Just a thought.


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