Wakeup Call: CC's not worried, so why should you?

Wakeup Call: CC's not worried, so why should you?
April 2, 2013, 9:00 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Tuesday, April 2:

-- CC Sabathia's not worried about the diminished velocity he displayed in the Yankees' Opening Day loss to the Red Sox, and he doesn't think you should be, either. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

-- This is why they're so excited in Nationals Nation these days. (CSN Washington)

-- Clayton Kershaw was a one-man band in leading the Dodgers over the Giants. (AP)

-- They don't call him King Felix for nothing . . . though I have to say, I've never seen many royals with neck tattoos. (CSN Bay Area) 

-- Five innings were Justin Verlander's limit in the arctic conditions of Target Field, but they were enough to lead the Tigers to victory. (AP)

-- Jeff Samardzija's sterling performance was overshadowed when Dale Sveum, consciously or not, started a Cubs closer controversy on Day One. (CSN Chicago)

-- It looks like Kevin Ware's surgery went so well that he'll be able to travel to Atlanta with his Louisville teammates next weekend. And look who visited him in the hospital yesterday. (AP)

-- Andy Enfield turned Florida Gulf Coast's success into a nice new gig for himself . . . (AP)

-- . . . and his supermodel wife. (CSN Bay Area)

-- In any case, USC's recruits are happy to see them both coming to L.A. (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

-- Texas Tech says that, contrary to what you might have heard, it doesn't have an agreement with Tubby Smith to take over as coach. The word left out of the statement: Yet. (College Basketball Talk)

-- Just wouldn't be the Women's Final Four without UConn, would it? (AP)

-- But Cal will be a newcomer to the party. (AP) 

-- C'mon, guys, don't you know a joke when you hear it? (AP)

-- In the first installment of Declaring For the NBA Draft, we have North Carolina State forward C.J. Leslie . . . (AP)

-- . . . and Kentucky guard Archie Goodwin. (AP)

-- The trade deadline is upon us, and Jay Bouwmeester is headed to the Blues . . . (AP) 

-- . . . while Robyn Regehr makes the improbable, and no doubt welcomed, jump from Buffalo to Los Angeles. (AP) 

-- Sure looks like Ryane Clowe is going somewhere today, though the trade-talk distraction didn't prevent the Sharks from taking down the Canucks. (CSN Bay Area)

-- The Blues won a game, but may have lost Jaroslav Halak again. (AP)

-- St. Louis needs to take Pittsburgh's lead and vow to carry on in spite of injuries . . . though the absence of Sidney Crosby may impact the Penguins just a little more than the Blues' being without Halak. (AP)

-- Somebody, somewhere, stop the Canadiens. Please! (AP)

-- That's 50 wins, and counting, for the Grizzlies. (AP)

-- And that's a perfect road trip for the Pacers. (AP)

-- Jose Calderon is honored by the Raptors in his first trip back to Toronto since being traded . . . (AP)

-- . . . and he felt so much at home that he went to the wrong locker room at halftime. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

-- The Pistons' Jason Maxiell is done for the season because of a detached retina. (Pro Basketball Talk)

-- The Bay Area teams pick up quarterbacks, as the Raiders acquire Matt Flynn from the Seahawks . . . (AP)

-- . . . and the 49ers trade for the Browns' Colt McCoy. (AP)

-- DeAngelo Hall's back with the Redskins, on a more team-friendly deal. (CSN Washington) 

-- RGIII's been cleared to run soon. (CSN Washington)

-- It's official: Darrius Heyward-Bey's a Colt. (AP)

-- The Bengals re-sign Terence Newman to a two-year contract. (AP)

-- Arizona completes its QB purge, releasing John Skelton after letting Kevin Kolb go via free agency. There's hope for Brian Hoyer yet! (AP)

-- Read the whole story and you'll probably conclude, as I did, that there was more to Bernard Pollard's banishment from Baltimore than it being "a cap move, pure and simple" . . . as John Harbaugh claims. (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

-- In the meantime, the Ravens' safety depth takes another hit when Christian Thompson is suspended for four games by the NFL for violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. (CSN Baltimore)

-- R.I.P., Jack Pardee. (AP)