The New York Post and Fox Sports have both reported that CC Sabathia will sign a 7-year $170 million contract with the New York Yankees. This would be the fourth highest contract in baseball history, and would give Sabathia an annual average salary slightly less than Mets ace Johan Santana. The Yankees, badly in need of experienced starting pitching, may still be pursuing AJ Burnett and Derek Lowe.
The 2009 New York Yankees Schedule is out and tickets are available now for all games!
Frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon have put aside their differences and reunite Britpop band Blur for a gig in London’s Hyde Park. The show will feature the band’s fulle lineup (including bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree) and will be followed by other festival appearances.
“It just felt it was right again,” Albarn told NME in an exclusive interview “It somehow feels like there’s something for us to do again, we’re not completely useless or pointless, we’ve got a reason to exist.”
A possible Glastonbury appearance has been mentioned, and a full world tour has been hinted at – but there are no formal plans announced beyond the July3rd headlining show at Hyde Park in London.
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The matchups for the 2009 College Football Bowls are set. Wake Forest and Navy will kick off bowl season on December 20th, while Florida and Oklahoma will face off in the BCS Championship on January 8th to close it out.
Wake Forest vs. Navy
Washington, D.C. – RFK Stadium – Dec. 20, 11 a.m
New Mexico Bowl
Colorado State vs. Fresno State
Albuquerque - University Stadium - Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m.
magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl
Memphis vs. South Florida
St. Petersburg. Fla.Tropicana Field Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.
Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl
BYU vs. Arizona
Las Vegas - Sam Boyd Stadium - Dec. 20, 8 p.m.
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Southern Miss vs. Troy
New Orleans - Superdome - Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m.
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Boise State vs. TCU
San Diego - Qualcomm Stadium - Dec. 23, 8 p.m.
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii vs. Notre Dame
Honolulu - Aloha Stadium - Dec. 24, 8 p.m.
Motor City Bowl
Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan
Detroit - Ford Field - Dec. 26, 8 p.m.
Meineke Car Care Bowl
West Virginia vs. North Carolina
Charlotte, N.C. - Bank of America Stadium -Dec. 27, 1 p.m.
Champs Sports Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Florida State
Orlando, Fla. - Florida Citrus Bowl - Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m.
Miami (Fla.) vs. California
San Francisco - AT&T Park - Dec. 27, 8 p.m.
PetroSun Independence Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
Shreveport, La. - Independence Stadium - Dec. 28, 8:15 p.m.
NC State vs. Rutgers
Birmingham, Ala. - Legion Field - Dec. 29, 3 p.m.
Valero Alamo Bowl
Missouri vs. Northwestern
San Antonio - Alamodome - Dec. 29, 8 p.m.
Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl
Maryland vs. Nevada
Boise, Idaho - Bronco Stadium - Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m.
Rice vs. Western Michigan
Houston - Reliant Stadium - Dec. 30, 8 p.m.
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
San Diego – Qualcomm Stadium – Dec. 30, 8 p.m.
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Houston vs. Air Force
Fort Worth, Texas - Amon G. Carter Stadium - Dec. 31, Noon
Brut Sun Bowl
Oregon State vs. Pittsburgh
El Paso, Texas - Sun Bowl - Dec. 31, 2 p.m.
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
Boston College vs. Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tenn. - LP Field - Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Kansas vs. Minnesota
Tempe, Ariz. - Sun Devil Stadium - Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.
LSU vs. Georgia Tech
Atlanta - Georgia Dome - Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.
South Carolina vs. Iowa
Tampa, Fla.- Raymond James Stadium - Jan. 1, 2009, 11 a.m.
Capital One Bowl
Georgia vs. Michigan State
Orlando, Fla.Florida – Citrus Bowl - Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m.
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
Clemson vs. Nebraska
Jacksonville, Fla. - Jacksonville Municipal Stadium - Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m.
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi Bowl
Penn State vs. USC
Pasadena, Calif. - Rose Bowl - Jan. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
FedEx Orange Bowl
Cincinnati vs. Virginia
TechMiami - Dolphin Stadium - Jan. 1, 2009, 8:30 p.m.
AT&T Cotton Bowl
Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech
Dallas - Cotton Bowl - Jan. 2, 2009, 2 p.m.
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kentucky vs. East Carolina
Memphis, Tenn. - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Jan. 2, 2009, 5 p.m.
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Utah vs. Alabama
New Orleans - Superdome - Jan. 2, 2009, 8 p.m.
Buffalo vs. Connecticut
Toronto - Rogers Centre - Jan. 3, 2009, Noon
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State vs. Texas
Glendale, Ariz. - University of Phoenix Stadium - Jan. 5, 2009, 8 p.m.
Tulsa vs. Ball State
Mobile, Ala - Ladd-Peebles Stadium - Jan. 6, 2009, 8 p.m.
FedEx BCS National Championship Game
Florida vs. Oklahoma
Miami - Dolphin Stadium - Jan. 8, 2009, 8 p.m.
The San Diego Padres have sent shortstop Khalil Greene to the St Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have been in the market for Ceasar Izturis’ replacement, and will be sending two pitching prospects to the Padres in return. This move may signal San Diego’s desire to lower their payroll and try to re-sign ace Jake Peavy.
2009 San Diego Padres tickets are available now!
The 2008-2009 Bowl Championship Series games are on the way. First up is the Rose Bowl on January 1st, which will feature Penn State versus either USC or Oregon State. Later that day, a BCS at-large team will take on the ACC Champion (which will be either Boston College or Virginia Tech) in the FexEx Orange Bowl. On January 2nd the SEC champion and a BCS at-large will face off in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. On the 5th, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will pit the Big 12 champ against a BCS at-large.
On January 8th, the #1 and #2 ranked teams will play for the title in the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.
BCS Bowl Game Tickets are available now!
Kenny Chesney‘s annual stop at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA is a popular one. All 60,000 seats to each of these shows sells out almost immediately. It is no surprise that Gillette is one of his favorite places to play. Chesney recently told CJWF Country 1031AM: “There is just something about those people. Every time we play Gillette Stadium, they come — and they sing their hearts out. It may be one of the NFL’s biggest stadiums, but I’m telling you…every year, those people make it feel like a little club date.”
Tickets are available now for Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium on August 15th, 2009!
The Boston Red Sox have locked up 2007 Rookie of the Year and 2008 American League MVP Dustin Pedroia for six year. The terms of the deal have not been made public, but the figure is reported to be around $40.5 million. The Sox home-grown second baseman was essential to Boston’s success in both of his years for the club; setting the table for the power-hitters in the lineup as well as being a defensive force in the middle infield.
2009 Red Sox Tickets are available now for all games!