|March 29, 2000
it's true. The Cubs beat the Mets 5-3 in the first game of the 2000 season,
played in Tokyo early this morning. Chicago capitalized on a disappointing
day for NL Cy Young runner-up and star New York acquisition Mike Hampton.
The teams meet again tomorrow night before another transcontinental trip
back, after which the Friendly Confines will never have felt so friendly.
Kelly Feasel: Baseball 2000 Preview
for a reason to like the CBA? The playoffs aren't interminable, crusade-against-
insomnia 7-game series.
It's one and done as Grand Rapids enters the CBA Playoffs Wednesday as
a 6 seed against number 3 Yakima.
winding, bumpy road to the Final Four arrives at an odd ultimate quartet.
One of these teams is not like the others - that would be the Spartans,
the only logical Indy entrant, who wrapped up a Final Four berth with a
win over Iowa State, likely their toughest test of the tournament. That's
exactly the kind of presumptive talk the implausibly remaining Wisconsin
Badgers, who twice lost to the Spartans by single digits these season,
want to hear. Meanwhile, Wolverine Kim says true fans applaud such unforgettable
achievements, even if it is the team across the Great Divide.
Kim's letter to MSU and U-M fans
Journal-Sentinel: How 'bout those Badgers?
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|The Coin Toss
By Nathan Bierma
are still those, including Jay Forstner in this week's The Paper, who say
women's basketball is being forced down our throats - that the media's
coverage and promotion are efforts to create demand or just duck the PC
police. This is true. But it's incomplete to stop there. First of all,
for years the sports media complex lagged even behind society in acknowledging
females in the sports arena as anything but sexy sideline distractions.
So even if the balance has swung too much the other way, I think it's healthy.
Second, for all those crying about how inferior a product women's basketball
is, what are you doing watching any men's high school or college ball?
Why not just the pros, or just the NBA All-Star Game? Anything else is
an inferior product. We all know better: that there is something that draws
us to lower, purer levels of play. Could be that ever-burgeoning women's
basketball, with an emphasis on teamwork and passing, could someday turn
out better than men's.
Red Wings at Rangers, 7:10p
Tigers vs Yankees (exb.),
Canucks at Red Wings, 7:10p
Suns at Pistons, 7p
Red Wingss at Blues, 12:40p
NCAA Final Four, 5p
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