Quote of the Day

"It's like having rookies -- what do you expect them to do? Not make any mistakes?

-- Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, on the NBA’s replacement refs (DESERET NEWS, 10/21).

Wednesday October 21, 2009 Vol. 16 — No. 28 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Missed Calls Once Again Dominating Headlines
    The Yankees stand on the verge of their first Fall Classic since '03, as the Bronx Bombers take a 3-1 lead in the ALCS over the Angels after last night’s 10-1 romp in Anaheim. However, most of the attention today focuses again on umpires, as three more glaring missed calls add to a frightening trend throughout the playoffs. USA TODAY's Mike Lopresti describes the spate of blown calls last night as an "umpiring Titanic," writing it is a good thing the game was not decided by a narrower margin. One former umpire says the current men in blue are "disgracing the profession," and the controversy once again fuels debate about expanding the use of instant replay beyond just home run calls.

  • Whistle While You Work
    Less than a week before the NBA season tips off, the league reaches an agreement in principle on new deal with locked-out referees.

    Five-Card Withdraw
    WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack becomes the latest big name to withdraw from LPGA race.

    Industrial Strength
    Schwarzenegger voices support for Roski's football stadium; allays fears that it could attract one of California's NFL teams.

    Safe At The Plate
    Newest court filing reveals Mets actually made money through Madoff investments.

    Out To An Early Lead
    NHL game viewership on Versus up 19% to start season despite lack of DirecTV.

    Up, Up & Away 
    Vacation rental agency HomeAway kicking off national campaign with first ever Super Bowl ad.

    Lovely Parting Gifts
    MLBPA sending Don Fehr into retirement with compensation package worth $11M.

    Sitting On The Bench
    ESPN suspends Steve Phillips for one week after he confesses to affair with production assistant.

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