Wakeup Call: Rewarded at last

Wakeup Call: Rewarded at last
September 30, 2013, 10:30 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Monday, September 30:

AUTO RACING

BASEBALL

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  • Lane Kiffiin may be kind of a jerk, and he may have lost 7 of his last 11 games, but getting fired by a) being pulled off the team bus at 3 in the morning, and b) being left to find his own transportation back to his car at the school? And after just the fifth game of the season? Classy, USC. Real classy. (AP) 

  • So now what, Trojans? (NBC's College Football Talk) 

  • Saturday's loss knocked Notre Dame out of the Top 25. (AP)

HOCKEY

PRO BASKETBALL

  • Those two championships (finally) got Eric Spoelstra a contract extension. (AP) 

  • The NBA is rethinking the 2-3-2 format it uses for the Finals, and may -- after 30 years -- go back to 2-2-1-1-1. That's all well and good, but just pray the two finalists aren't on different coasts. Ask the Bruins and Canucks how much fun 2-2-1-1-1 can be when you have to fly 3,000 miles every other day. (AP) 

  • Don't ask Kobe Bryant when he'll be playing again, because he doesn't know. (AP) 

  • Neither does Russell Westbrook, though he vows he'll be on the floor for the start of camp. (AP) 

  • But in Houston, Dwight Howard's completely healthy . . . and talking championship. (AP) 

  • Channing Frye, who sat out last season because of heart-related issues, is returning to the Suns. (AP) 

PRO FOOTBALL