Wakeup call: Are UConn's days as a national power over?

Wakeup call: Are UConn's days as a national power over?
September 13, 2012, 10:45 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Thursday, September 13:

Sorry, Yanks. There's no shaking the Orioles. (CSN Baltmore)

Nick Markakis, meanwhile, vows to be the O's biggest fan as he waits for his broken thumb to heal. (CSN Baltimore)

That's 12 straight on the road -- and counting -- for those amazing A's. (CSN Bay Area)

And speaking of amazing, here come the Phillies. (CSN Philly)

Not to mention the Brewers. (AP)

Not even two home runs from Kevin Youkilis (what's that you were saying about Youk's hitting, Bobby?) could prevent the White Sox' lead in the A.L. Central from falling to one game. (CSN Chicago)

The Rangers' 5-2 win over the Indians will prove to be Webster's definition of a Pyrrhic victory if the injuries to Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre are serious. (AP)

Um, Dodgers? Explain again why you were so happy about that trade with the Red Sox. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

Jared Hughes says, yes, he did have a kerfuffle with Brandon Phillips, but no, it wasn't racial. (Hardball Talk)

As Jim Calhoun leaves, will UConn's future as a national power go with him? (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

Quite the shoes to fill, eh, Kevin Ollie? (College Basketball Talk)

Pravda would be proud, Lane Kiffen. Thankfully, someone at USC understands that this is America. (NBC's College Football Talk)

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says Chase Rome's "personal goals and personal perception of where he should be on this football team doesn't match the team goals". In other words, Rome got mad about being benched and quit. That about it, Bo? (AP)

Glad to see you're optimistic, Wayne. But they could resume playing in April and still have this lockout not "be as long as the last one". (NBC's Pro Hockey Talk)

Whenever they do start playing again, Lubomir Visnovsky will be an Islander . . . much to his chagrin. (AP)

Not so fast with all this Lakers talk, says Mark Cuban. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

The chances of LeBron James opting out of his deal with the Heat in 2014 may have just gone up a bit. (Pro Basketball Talk)

Jason Kidd plans to fight that DWI charge. (AP)

You may see Darrelle Revis jogging around Florham Park today, but that doesn't mean he's ready to play just yet. (AP)

Uh, oh. Looks like there are blackouts coming in San Diego. (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

But not in Jacksonville. (Pro Football Talk)

The official charge on Chad Johnson: One count of misdemeanor domestic battery. (AP)

Juan Carlos Ferrero -- remember him? -- is calling it quits. (AP)