Sunday, October 31, 2010
As Ducati gets ready to unveil its 2011 line-up in Milan tomorrow, there’s one bike we are more than certain won’t make the showcase: the Ducati Tron Lightcycle. While Ducati is expected to make a cameo-appearance in the new Tron Legacy movie, we don’t think the Bologna-based company’s product placement will go quite as far as this Ducati fan’s imagination. One of the better photoshops we’ve seen in a while, the oil filter protruding from ...
Filed under: TexansThe Houston Texans enter their prime-time game Monday against Indianapolis as healthy as they have been since early in the season.
Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (ankle) and defensive end Jesse Nading (knee) are listed as doubtful after not practicing this week, but most of the rest of the Texans' roster is expected to be able to play when Houston visits the Colts Monday.
Guard Mike Brisiel (knee) is listed as questionable.
The rest of the Texans' Saturday injury report:
LB Xavier Adibi (hamstring, probable), LB Kevin Bentley (knee, probable), TE Owen Daniels (knee, probable), WR Dorin Dickerson (knee, probable), TE Garrett Graham (shoulder, probable), WR Andre Johnson (ankle, probable), DB Sherrick McManis (hamstring, probable), DB Karl Paymah (wrist, probable) and LB Darryl Sharpton (ankle, probable).
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The atrocious weather let up a little late in the morning at Estoril, just enough to allow the large part of the Moto2 field to brave the rain and wind and lap the Portuguese circuit. Fastest man at the end of the day - despite an impressive crash at he end of the main straight - was Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding, the British rider topping the timesheets by over 1.6 seconds.
In 2nd place came rain specialist Ant West aboard the MZ, but perhaps the biggest surprise of the session was Kenan Sofuoglu's 3rd fastest time. The FP1 session was the 2010 World Supersport champion first outing at the Portuguese track, and his first laps in anger aboard the Technomag CIP Suter machine, after a brief test at Albacete earlier this week. Sofuoglu was two seconds slower than Redding, but just a few hundredths ahead of Redding's teammate Hector Faubel.
The break in the weather looks to be just temporary, though. The rain is expected to turn heavy again this afternoon, from around the time the bikes are scheduled to get back on track for FP2.
Friday, October 29, 2010
In the seven years since, he's racked up 11 victories, including an impressive six victories in 2006.
But Kahne was a lame duck at RPM, and he and longtime crew chief Kenny Francis had previously announced their intentions to race for Red Bull Racing in 2011 as a stopover point before Kahne's move to Hendrick Motorsports' No. 5 car in 2012.
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Thank you very much.
Signed, your friends in California.
Our economy's hurting, so folks could use a morale boost. Big as Texas, you're doing your part this fall.
Real friendly like, your football team in Austin let our unranked boys from UCLA run all over them last month.
Better yet, your baseball team from greater Dallas showed up in San Francisco this week and left a trail of smiles. Those Texas Rangers couldn't have been nicer. They gave the Giants four errors in Game 1 of the World Series, the most they'd made all season. Then they came back 24 hours later in Game 2 and issued four consecutive walks Thursday night. The final score was 9-0.
Now it looks like San Francisco will finally get its first World Series trophy, but really, the whole country owes you a thank you.
Your NFL Cowboys are 1-5, which has made a lot of folks happy.
And before they buddied up to the baseball Giants, your Rangers trounced the Yankees, word of which caused an entire Southwest Airlines flight to cheer once the plane landed in Philadelphia last week.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
FanHouse TV's Terence Moore is in San Francisco and thinks this year could be just like the others. Click to watch:
She is the youngest player to end the year at No. 1 since Martina Hingis accomplished the feat in 2000. "That's something I've dreamed about since I was a little girl," Wozniacki said after the match. "I'm really happy, really proud about what I've achieved this year."
Wozniacki, who lost the first set, rallied back and strengthened as the match progressed. She earned three vital breaks in the third set to seal the win. The match was a microcosm of Wozniacki's year. She wore down her opponent, and was stronger -- both mentally and physically -- than Schiavone was by the contest's end.
"Francesca was playing really good in the first set," Wozniacki said. "I just hang in there, and I kept my focus, and I tried to stay a little bit more aggressive and not let her dictate the game in the second and third, and that helped me through."
Further confirmation - if any was needed - that Valentino Rossi will be taking his entire crew with him to Ducati when he leaves. After Jeremy Burgess told Henny Ray Abrams at Phillip Island that he will be leaving Yamaha with Rossi, Rossi's mechanic Alex Briggs finally came clean on his Twitter page: "Next year I will be working at Ducati with the rider & all the gang. The choice was easy & made months ago."
Briggs had spent the last couple of months fending off a barrage of questions about his future on Twitter, as the amiable Australian has been a fervent and fascinating user of the social networking site, interacting eagerly with his 6000+ followers. Once Burgess had finally let his guard slip, Briggs could no longer keep up the pretense. In a further post, Briggs added some more detail about his decision to move:
So, Garrett is seasoned. He knew what was coming.
He offered that laser look. Few blinks.
It's as if a voice was whispering in his ear, "Stay calm, stay calm, stay calm ...''
The rapid shots began ...
"Jason, what about losing Tony Romo? Jason, what about going 0 for 10 on third-down conversions? Jason, what about Jon Kitna? Jason, what about this offense now?"
Romo 'Upset, Disappointed, Frustrated' Following Injury
Injury Leaves 1-5 Cowboys Down and Most Likely Out
Young, who returned to practice Wednesday after missing a victory over Philadelphia with knee and ankle injuries, said while he feels better than last week, he plans to take his potential return this week "day by day."
Young's practice Wednesday was his first since sustaining knee and ankle sprains against Jacksonville Oct. 18.
"I feel a little bit better," Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reported Young as saying. "As long as it continues to get better I will continue to do more things."
Wyatt wrote that Young practicing "bodes well" for his chances to play Sunday.
"He's getting better," Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. "He's improving and he was good enough to get through one of our periods today. We'll take him each day, and if he's able to move around in the pocket and be effective under center, then he'll have a chance to play."
Young was active Sunday in a 37-19 victory over Philadelphia, but did play. He was the No. 2 quarterback behind Kerry Collins, who threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns.
"It's between myself and coaches and trainers to make that decision," Young said. "It depends on how I am feeling. I just go off my instincts and how I feel with the trainers as well as the coaches and what's best with the team.
"I am not a selfish player. I want to be in full shape for my teammates so I decided not to jeopardize anything and take it easy and be safe."
Also, Jason McCourty may be returning this week for Tennessee.
McCourty, who started the season at starting at cornerback opposite Cortland Finnegan, has missed the last four games after undergoing forearm surgery, but Fisher said the second-year veteran may play Sunday.
"There is a chance we work him this week,''John Glennon of The Tennessean quoted Fisher as saying.
Rookie Alterraun Verner has been impressive in place of McCourty, and Glennon reported he likely will start against San Diego. Glennon also reported that McCourty likely would play in "situational packages and on special teams" Sunday.
"I talked to (defensive coordinator Chuck) Cecil and he told be to be prepared, there's a good chance I'll be up this week and have a chance to play,'' McCourty said. "I am just preparing like I am going to play, although I don't know the exact role yet.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
"It was time for me to move on,'' Kahne told reporters Friday morning at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, where he'll begin his tenure in the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
"It definitely went down differently than what a lot of people people expected, including myself. It's a big change for myself. I'm been doing the same thing for six and a half years. ... and now everything's different, but I'm looking forward to it. I've been looking forward to next year and now I've got a quicker start on it.
"I think it's good for me that it happened. And I think it's good for RPM also.''
Red Bull Racing general manager Jay Frye concurred and acknowledged the timing certainly benefited them as well. Kahne was already set to run the full 2011 season with the team before taking over the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in 2012. With one of Red Bull's lead drivers, Brian Vickers recovering from a blood clot, the No. 83 was available for Kahne now.