Wakeup call: Two-and-done for LeBron?; Moss impresses 49ers


Wakeup call: Two-and-done for LeBron?; Moss impresses 49ers

Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Monday, August 13:

CC Sabathia vows he's pitching on Aug. 24 -- the day he's eligible to come off the disabled list -- "for sure", even though his elbow hurts and right now he doesn't know when he'll be allowed to throw again. (AP)

Yes, that's former Patriot Jarrad Page playing with the San Jose Giants. (CSN Bay Area)

When, oh when, will they learn not to lie on their resumes? (AP)

Another major disaster for Tiger. (AP)

But at least he kept his spot on the Ryder Cup team . . . as did everyone else. (AP)

What's this? Optimism in the labor negotiations? Really? (AP)

It might two-and-done for LeBron James. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

Best Olympics ever? Alan Abrahamson thinks so. (nbcolympics.com)

Mike Florio wonders if Chad Johnson decided ("consciously or otherwise") to self-immolate his career rather than have it end "in the indignity of the Labor Day weekend roster purge". Good question, especially since -- as Mike points out -- his performance in the Dolphins' exhibition opener wasn't "much different than how he played with the Patriots last year . . . dropping the only pass thrown his way." (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

On the other hand, it's all good -- so far -- with Randy Moss. (Pro Football Talk)

Lee Evans, who, Bo Smolka points out "will always be remembered in Baltimore for the catch he didn't make," has been released by the Jaguars. (CSN Baltimore) We'll remember that, too, Bo.

Welcome back, Adrian Peterson. (AP)

Quick. Get your patent in for those "Peyton Who?" shirts in Indianapolis. (AP)

NLCS: Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4, head home with 3-2 series lead


NLCS: Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4, head home with 3-2 series lead

LOS ANGELES - Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday.

The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series and will have two chances to wrap up that elusive pennant back home at Wrigley Field.

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