By Adam Hart
Someone named SolidVerbal.com put together this video, and it's awesome. If you despise Gus Johnson and the excitement he brings to a broadcast, Alex Trebek is the man for you.
Trebek, curator of the worst commercial break in television history -- the momentum breaker halfway through the Jeopardy! round -- broadcasts this Stanford-Oregon game with subdued flare. Or, his sound clips from Jeopardy! do.
"Take a look at me now . . . That adds to your lead."
Jim Nantz better hope Trebek doesn't turn to golf. Because he'll find a worthy challenger for the role of Sunday afternoon nap inducer.
BOSTON (AP) Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston's seven-run seventh inning on Wednesday night and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 for their third straight victory.
Chris Sale (5-2) struck out six, falling short in his attempt to become the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight games in one season. He allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings and received more runs of support in the seventh inning alone than in any previous game this season.
Sam Dyson (1-5) faced seven batters in relief of Martin Perez and gave up four hits, three walks - two intentional - and a wild pitch without retiring a batter. Mike Napoli homered for Texas, which has lost three of four to follow a 10-game winning streak.
Amanda Pflugrad talks with LeGarrette Blount about being a fan of the Boston Celtics and what his relationship is like with the players.