Last night the Pistons were hungry for a win and it was apparent from the start. The Pistons combined good defense with the Sixers awful shooting. They held Philadelphia to 17 points in each of the first two quarters to take an 18 point lead at halftime. They would split the next two quarters as the Pistons went on to win comfortably 94-76. Every Sixer except Damien Wilkins scored at least two points but only Lavoy Allen (14 points) and Jrue Holiday (12) were in double figures. More here.
The Mets starting pitching staff made history this season. They had their first no hitter in franchise history thrown by Johan Santana. Now they can add another accolade to the list. R.A. Dickey, the 38 year old knuckleballer, became the first New York Met since Dwight Gooden in 1985 to win the Cy Young Award. More impressively, he became the first knuckleballer in history to win the Cy Young Award. Cole Hamels received one point to appear on the finalist list. More here.
The American League Cy Young Award race was much, much closer than the NL race. David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays received 14 of 28 first place votes. 2011 AL Cy Young winner and AL MVP Justin Verlander received 13 of the remaining 14 first place votes. Price edged him out by four points 153-149. Besides the 1969 tie, the four point victory was the closest margin in American League history. More here.
Yesterday, it was reported that 12 anonymous New York Jets did not think Tim Tebow was any good. Rex Ryan responded by calling the guys cowards fro remaining anonymous. Later, Jets running back Shonn Greene said something has to change and he “feels bad for Mark” but called for the Jets to make a change. More here.