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Archive for December 17th, 2012

Erik Spoelstra: “We’re searching and striving for consistency”

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Coming off their championship season last year, the Miami Heat have struggled at times early this season with consistency. Dwyane Wade has struggled early on coming off surgery on his knee and Miami is also trying to adjust to new players in their rotation this season like Ray Allen and ...

Don Mattingly on the Dodgers’ Payroll: “The Expectations are Going to be so High They’re Going to be Unrealistic”

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to have the highest payroll in the history of Major League Baseball this season. Fortunately for Los Angeles, it has a manager who has some experience with teams sporting hefty payrolls. After all, Don Mattingly was teamed up with Joe Torre in the New ...

David Lee on Warriors Playing Lights-Out Basketball: “I Just Don’t Want it to Stop at this Point”

Monday, December 17th, 2012

David Lee is all smiles right now, because the Golden State Warriors are playing lights-out basketball. Going into the weekend, the Warriors were sporting a five-game road winning streak. The Warriors lost Friday, but won six of games on the road between Dec. 5 and Dec. 15. Most impressively, the ...

New Colorado Football Coach Mike MacIntyre: “I Can’t Tell You When, But I Know We’ll Eventually Win”

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Colorado didn't exactly make a hire that came off as flashy on the national level. The Buffaloes, after courting new Tennessee coach Butch Jones, wound up going with former San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre to take over their top spot. MacIntyre might not have helped them win the conference, ...

Rangers GM Jon Daniels Discusses Josh Hamilton’s Departure, Defends Lackluster Offseason

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Texas Rangers, including general manager Jon Daniels, were blindsided last week when Josh Hamilton abruptly signed with the Los Angeles Angels. Daniels says he wasn't expecting a chance to match other offers, but was surprised by the timing. It hasn't been a very flashy offseason for the Rangers, who ...

Healthy James Shields Wants To Bring A Winning Culture To Kansas City

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Last week on SRI, we explored the blockbuster trade made by Royals GM Dayton Moore. Kansas City acquired an innings-eater in James Shields and a young Wade Davis. These two front-line pitchers anchored the Tampa Bay's starting pitching staff and should bring some stability to an organization that has lacked pitching ...

Marvin Lewis’ Bengals Notch Thursday Night Victory Despite Sloppy Play

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Marvin Lewis is surely happy that his team won for the fifth time in six outings Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, but the Bengals still stressed Lewis out with some sloppy mistakes in Philly. For proof, just click on the audio link at the bottom of this post and ...

Shane Victorino Admits He Wanted to Stay in Philly Last Season, but Now Relishes New Opportunity in Boston

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Shane Victorino was worried about staying in Philadelphia. He was focused on that during the season instead of playing the game. Victorino admits it got to him because he loved Philly, but now he's looking forward to 2013. The Flyin' Hawaiian signed a three-year deal worth $39 million to play for ...