Quick Hits: Tommy Hunter, Steelers, & Wizards
The Orioles start their longest road trip of the season Friday night, a 10-game swing beginning with the Blue Jays in Canada. The Orioles send Tommy Hunter to the mound and Toronto counters with Brandon Morrow. Gametime is 7:07.
Bernie Fine is back in the news. Zach Tomaselli, one of the men who accused Fine of molestation, says he has been lying for the past few months and that he has never even met Fine. Tomaselli also said that Bobby Davis, who was a ball boy for Syracuse in the 80s and accused Fine of molesting him, told Tomaselli what to say. Davis has denied that claim.
Steelers wideout Mike Wallace, a restricted free agent, has no intention of showing up for off-season workouts without a long-term deal, but there are teams who are interested in the 2009 3rd round pick and could make him an offer that the Steelers would have to match or receive a 1st round pick in compensation. Wallace was looking for a deal in the neighborhood of 8 years, $120 million.
NBA: the Wizards are in New York to face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. New York has a 2-game lead for the 8th and final playoff spot in the east.
Bobby Petrino looks like he will leave quietly. The former Arkansas football head coach will not appeal the decision of athletic director Jeff long to terminate his contract with cause and not pay the $18 million buyout owed to Petrino if he was fired without cause.
NHL playoffs continue Friday. It’s game 1 between the Devils and Panthers in Florida. Game 2 between the Flyers and Penguins is in Pittsburgh. Philadelphia leads the series 1-0, as do the Nashville Predators over the Detroit Red Wings with game 2 in Tennessee Friday night. Out in Vancouver, the top seeded Canucks are in a 1-nothing hole to the LA Kings with game 2 in British Columbia.