One afternoon game in Major League Baseball has Cincinnati hosting San Diego. The St. Louis Cardinals are at Colorado this evening, with the Atlanta Braves hosting Miami once again.
Former major league slugger Jose Canseco has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Canseco filed his petition Tuesday. He is still in baseball at age 48 playing for the Worcester Tornadoes of the independent Can-Am league. The six time All Star has had a myriad of problems since admitting he used performance enhancing drugs in 2005.
The Tennessee Titans have signed former Murray State wide receiver Marcus Harris. Harris spent part of last season on the Detroit Lions practice squad. Harris was an undrafted free agent in 2011. Harris ended his collegiate career as the Racers all time leader in receptions and receiving yards and second in touchdowns.
The Cleveland Browns are reportedly changing hands. ESPN reports Randy Lerner has sold the franchise to James Haslan, III for more than one (b)illion dollars. Haslam is president of Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and brother of Tennessee governor Bill Haslam. The sale will have to be approved by a majority of NFL owners.
College Football: LSU and Alabama will start the 2012 season as the two top teams in the USA Today pre season coaches poll. LSU will be first, followed by Alabama, Southern Cal, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan, South Carolina and Arkansas in the top 10. A total of seven SEC teams are ranked in the top 25.
Former University of Louisville basketball guard Chris Smith has signed a free agent contract with the NBA’s New York Knicks. Smith is the younger brother of current Knick guard JR Smith. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed.
Chris Smith averaged almost 10 points a game in two seasons at Louisville and helped the Cardinals to the Final Four last season.