Navy Beats Army in 107th Matchup

Navy Beats Army in 107th Matchup

The Naval Academy squad had a much tougher time than was expected in dealing with the footballers from West Point.  It was a close game far into the second half.  Navy broke things open with an interception return for a TD and that pretty much sealed the deal.

The game has an atmosphere unlike any other I've ever been in attendance for.  The sea of Army cadets and Navy Midshipmen is a sight worth the price of admission.  George W. Bush did not make an appearance as he did at the game a few years ago but Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was there for the coin flip.

The win topped off an impressive run for the Midshipmen seniors.  They ended their football career by becoming the first class to ever sweep both Army and Air Force in four straight seasons.  Impressive.

>>Four Year Sweep for Midshipmen [Courant]

Video of the Fighter Jet Flyby and Photo Albums after the jump


My flickr photo album from the game as well as a Google video of the fighter jet fly-by.  The Inquirer has an online photo album as well.

If this video doesn't work, try the Google Video above.

6 months later, Cubs' Kyle Schwarber returns for World Series Game 1

6 months later, Cubs' Kyle Schwarber returns for World Series Game 1

CLEVELAND — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber's rehab finished just in time for the World Series.

Schwarber will bat fifth and be the designated hitter for the National League champions in Game 1 on Tuesday night against Cleveland's Corey Kluber. Schwarber hasn't played in the majors since tearing ligaments in his left knee on April 7 in a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler.

Dallas Cowboys orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Cooper operated 12 days later to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments. He was expected to miss the rest of the season but was cleared to return on Oct. 17.

Schwarber played a pair of games in the Arizona Fall League, going 1 for 6 with a double and two walks, and flew to Cleveland on Monday.

Nerlens Noel undergoes surgery on sore left knee

Nerlens Noel undergoes surgery on sore left knee

Nerlens Noel has had surgery on his sore left knee, and the Sixers have not disclosed a timetable for the disgruntled center's return.

Noel has been out since the team's first preseason game. He initially had a left groin strain before experiencing soreness in the knee during rehab, and it was discovered he had an inflamed plica. 

The team is calling the surgery a "minor elective arthroscopic procedure." It was performed in New York by Dr. Riley J. Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Noel eventually will travel to Birmingham, Ala. to rehab with associate clinical director Kevin Wilk at Champion Sports Medicine.

The Sixers expect to have a timetable for his return once Noel returns to Philadelphia. According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Noel is expected to miss three to five weeks. 

This has been a rough preseason for Noel, who hasn't hidden his displeasure with his role on the Sixers' jammed frontcourt. The team has until Oct. 31 to extend his rookie contract but, per a report in the Inquirer earlier this month, the two sides have yet to discuss it.