Media bias

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Media bias

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

Poor Dave Lubeski.

His George Washington University sports-information office is being criticized for the baseball recap he published on GWSports.com:

"Strong Pitching By GW Not Enough In 2-0 Loss To No. 1 Virginia"

The story starts as you would expect it to, commending the Colonials for their strong effort and ruing the loss.

Yeah, okay, Virginia won because pitcher Will Roberts threw the eighth nine-inning perfect game in NCAA Division I baseball since 1957. Oh, they mentioned it; they just waited until the seventh paragraph.

But they were writing for the GWU crowd. What did they care that some guy on the other team had a great game? Perfectly legitimate way to cover the story.

In fact, I'm surprised hometown newspapers haven't done it before:

March 2, 1962
WARRIORS OUTLAST OFFENSIVE OUTPOURING BY KNICKS

HERSHEY, PA -- Together, they formed a triumverate of tenacity. They were a three-headed scoring monster.

The Knicks got 31 points from Willie Naulis, 33 from Cleveland Buckner and 39 from Richie Guerin in one of the team's most impressive offensive outings of the season.

But the effort wasn't quite enough.

New York lost 169-147 to the Philadelphia Warriors on Friday night.

Guerin took the loss especially hard.

"...that game was not played as it should have been played. The second half was a travesty. ...I always felt very bad about that game. I got so sick of it that I intentionally fouled out.

Dave Budd and Donnie Butcher chipped in with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Wilt Chamberlain led the Warriors with 100 points.

February 7, 1976
BRUINS SCORE FOUR IN TOUGH TORONTO LOSS

TORONTO, CANADA -- Bruins coach Don Cherry may be under fire after Boston's 11-4 loss to the reeling Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. The loss snapped Boston's seven-game win streak.

Cherry left goalie Dave Reece in for the entire game despite the fact that Gerry Cheevers has returned from his WHA stint and was available. Though there's no certainty that Cheevers could have stopped the bleeding, Cherry's decision to leave Reece out to dry is questionable.

The coach said he was "saving" Cheevers for Sunday's home tilt versus Detroit.

The lone bright spot for Boston may be the fact that the Bobby Schmautz, Johnny Bucyk and Jean Ratelle line continues to be productive. Ratelle lead the Bruins in scoring with two goals and two helpers. Bobby Schmautz also had four points (1 G, 3 A) and Bucyk had one of each.

Darryl Sittler collected two assists in the first period for Toronto. He finished the game with 10 points (4 G, 6 A).

April 20, 1986
MARINERS CAN'T HOLD 7TH-INNING LEAD, FALL 3-1 TO SOX

BOSTON, MA -- The Mariners let the Sox off the hook on Tuesday night.

Mike Moore had pitched brilliantly, blanking Boston through six. When his teammates got a run past Red Sox hurler Roger Clemens before the stretch, he was in prime position for the shutout and the win.

This one got away.

Instead, Clemens got the win and Seattle lefty Matt Young got the ball from Moore. Young and Karl Best got the last two outs of the 8th, but the damage was already done. The Mariners could not score again.

Dwight Evans had two home runs for the Red Sox, including a 2-on, 2-out dinger in the bottom of the 7th.

Clemens gave up three hits in the game. He recorded zero walks and 20 strikeouts.

UPDATE: Dave Lubeski did not write the story in question, as the original story stated. We've updated it, and apologize for the error.

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C's Mickey sent to D-League

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C's Mickey sent to D-League

Jordan Mickey, inactive in five of the Boston Celtics’ last six games, has been assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the Development League.

“He’s been inactive in a few of these games here,” Stevens told reporters prior to tonight’s game at Philadelphia. “And rather than being inactive and being here in a suit and tie, we knew there was a hockey game this afternoon and it was going to be unlikely to get much action on the court at all today. So it made a lot more sense to play for a couple days and fly down to Houston and meet us.”

Mickey has appeared in just eight games this season, averaging 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds while shooting 47.1 percent from the field.

Tonight will be the former second-round pick’s 10th missed game this season, five in which he did not play (coaches decision) and another five in which he will be inactive.

The lack of playing time for the second-year player has more to do with Boston’s depth in the frontcourt than anything specific to his game.

“He’s done a good job,” Stevens said of Mickey. “It’s the same old thing that last year although we’re not quite as deep at that spot. But it’s still, at the end of the day we have to make a decision of, are we going to play more traditional or are we going to slide like a Jonas (Jerebko) or Jae (Crowder) over to the four (power forward) and play more spaced which limits the amount of bigs you can have in a game.

Stevens added, “he’s done a good job.  He’s made progress. I don’t think there’s any question we think he’s a guy that can help us not only down the road but this year.”

Mickey is in the lineup for the Red Claws’ game tonight against Santa Cruz and he’s also scheduled to play in Sunday’s game against the Raptors 905 with both games being televised via Facebook Live.

Rask stops 35 shots in Bruins' 2-1 win over Sabres

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Rask stops 35 shots in Bruins' 2-1 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Tuukka Rask made 35 saves to help the Bruins hold off the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday

David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron scored to give Boston a 2-0 lead and the Bruins improved to 3-0-1 in their past four.

Evander Kane scored his first goal of the season for Buffalo. Robin Lehner returned after missing one game with a hip injury and made 32 saves.

The Sabres combined for nine goals in their previous two wins but the NHL's lowest-scoring team reverted to form from the first 21 games, when star center Jack Eichel was out of the lineup with a high-ankle sprain.

Krejci got the Bruins on the scoreboard with 5:50 left in the first when he deflected Brandon Carlo's slap shot from the point off the right post and into the net.

The Sabres appeared to tie the game late in the second period but replays determined Brian Gionta kicked the puck into the net.

Bergeron made it 2-0 at 7:10 of the second at 7:44 of the third when he knocked on the rebound of his own missed shot. Bergeron initially hit the puck with his forearm on the left edge of the crease and skated around the net to chase down the puck and slip a backhand past Lehner.

The Sabres answered two minutes later, scoring on Rask for the first time in 109:12 this season. Sam Reinhart's feed off the rear wall set up Kane for a wrist shot from the slot that bounced in off Krejci. Reinhart has five points in his last four games.

NOTES: Bruins F Matt Beleskey was escorted to the dressing room in the final minute of the first period with a lower-body injury and did not return. ... Sabres D Josh Gorges did not play after injuring his foot blocking a shot in Thursday's win over the New York Rangers. With Dmitry Kulikov (lower back) and Zach Bogosian (MCL sprain) also out, the Sabres were down three of their top four defenseman and recalled 19-year-old Brendan Guhle from the minors to make his NHL debut. Guhle hustled back to thwart a breakaway by Krejci late in the third period. ... F Anton Blidh became the seventh Bruin to make his NHL debut this season after being recalled from the minors on Friday. ... The Bruins scratched F Jimmy Hayes. D Zdeno Chara, the Bruins' captain, missed his sixth straight game with a lower-body injury. ... Rask got a shutout in Boston's 4-0 win over Buffalo on Nov. 7.

UP NEXT

Bruins: Host Florida on Monday.

Sabres: At Washington on Monday.

 

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