Top Five Stories From Yesterday
1. Numerous reports were circulating that Patriots WR Randy Moss was to be traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a third-round draft pick in 2011.
2. The Buffalo Bills traded starting RB Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks for a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012.
3. In their first game together, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James only play for three minutes together when Wade leaves the game with a strained hamstring.
4. Baylor starting SG LaceDarius Dunn is suspended indefinitely by the school after being arrested on an assault charge.
5. John Wall scores 21 points in his preseason debut for the Washington Wizards on the first full night of the NBA preseason.
Top Five Games From Yesterday
1. NBA Preseason: Heat 105, Pistons 89: James and Bosh combine for 38 points as Wade only plays three minutes in the preseason opener for both teams.
2. NBA Preseason: Wizards 97, Mavericks 94: John Wall has 21 points and nine assists in his preseason debut for Washington as they win on the road in Dallas.
3. NBA Preseason: Cavaliers 87, Bobcats 72: Cleveland’s first game without LeBron James is a preseason win at home over Charlotte.
4. NBA Preseason: Nets 103, 76ers 96: New Jersey shoots 51 percent from the field, and 67 percent from three-point range to start the preseason.
5. NBA Preseason: Kings 109, Suns 95: DeMarcus Cousins gets a double-double in his first preseason game as a King.
Top Five Performances From Yesterday
1. Terrence Williams, Nets SF: 9-of-12 from the field and 20 points in New Jersey’s 103-96 preseason win over Philadelphia.
2. Kyle Korver, Bulls SG: 7-of-12 from the field and 22 points in Chicago’s 92-83 preseason loss to Milwaukee.
3. John Wall, Wizards PG: 21 points and nine assists in Washington’s 97-94 preseason win over Dallas.
4. Brook Lopez, Nets C: 8-of-13 from the field with 24 points in New Jersey’s 103-96 preseason win over Philadelphia.
5. Tyreke Evans, Kings PG: 9-of-17 from the field and 26 points in Sacramento’s 109-95 preseason win over Phoenix
Five Performances That Weren’t So Good From Yesterday
1. Antawn Jamison, Cavaliers PF: 1-for-9 from the field, and only four points in Cleveland’s 87-72 preseason win over Charlotte.
2. Randy Foye, Clippers PG: 1-for-9 from the field and only six points in the Los Angeles Clippers 115-86 preseason loss to Portland.
3. Luis Scola, Rockets PF: 2-for-10 from the field and only four points in Houston’s 97-88 preseason loss to Orlando.
4. Gerald Wallace, Bobcats SF: 2-for-9 from the field and only eight points in Charlotte’s 87-72 preseason loss to Cleveland.
5. Hedo Turkoglu, Suns SF: 0-for-5 from the field and only two points in Phoenix’s 109-95 preseason loss to Sacramento.
Top Five Events To Follow Today
1. ALDS, Game 1: Rangers at Rays, 1:30 PM, TBS: The MLB postseason gets underway with the best team in the AL hosting the surprise team in the AL; (Lee (TEX) vs. Price (TB))
2. NLDS, Game 1: Reds at Phillies, 5:00 PM, TBS: The best team in baseball looks to start toward a third straight NL pennant; (Volquez (CIN) vs. Halladay (PHI))
3. NBA Preseason: 76ers at Celtics, 7:30 PM: The defending Eastern Conference champs get started with not one, but two O’Neal’s on the roster.
4. NCAA FB: Alabama-Birmingham (1-3) at Central Florida (2-2), 8:00 PM, ESPN: UAB tries for its first conference win as the Knights get their 2010 C-USA campaign under way.
5. ALDS, Game 1: Yankees at Twins, 8:30 PM, TBS: Can Minnesota break its postseason jinx against the nemesis Yankees; (Sabathia (NYY) vs. Liriano (MIN))