The Eagles made a major move yesterday with the team at 3-3 and having blown two fourth quarter leads the last two weeks. Andy Reid announced yesterday that the team has fired offensive line coach turned defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. Secondary coach Todd Bowles has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Castillo was very emotional when apologizing for letting the city down. Reid said that he will evaluate the rest of the coaching staff and players, including QB Michael Vick. More here.
The NHL has submitted a CBA proposal to the NHLPA that has been the first major step in negotiations since the league has locked out the players. The owners have proposed a 50/50 split of hockey related revenue which is a huge stepping stone. The players are expected to reject the offer but use it to build a counter-proposal. The league said that they can get a full 82 game season in if a deal is in place by October 25th so the season can begin November 2nd. More here.
The Detroit Tigers came home from New York last night with a 2-0 lead in the series and sent ace Justin Verlander to the hill. With a 2-0 lead, Verlander pitched eight dominant innings and got one out in the ninth when Eduardo Nunez went deep to cut the lead to 2-1. That ended Verlander’s night after allowing just three hits over 8.1 innings. The Tigers would hold on to beat the Yankees 2-1 and push New York to the brink of elimination with Game 4 tonight at Comerica Park in Detroit. More here.
The Cleveland Browns have officially been sold to Jimmy Haslam. In the process the team will get a new team president and CEO as former coach Mike Holmgren will not return at the end of the season. The new president and CEO is a familiar face to Eagles fans as the Browns have hired former Eagles team president Joe Banner. More here.