Wakeup Call: M's making a rich pitch for Cano

Wakeup Call: M's making a rich pitch for Cano
December 6, 2013, 9:00 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Friday, December 6:

AUTO RACING

  • Ever want to compete against a Hall of Famer? Thanks to some rules changes, NASCAR drivers may now get the chance. (AP)

  • They should just retire this award. (AP)

BASEBALL

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

  • Dick Vitale celebrated his 35th anniversary as an ESPN broadcaster yesterday, and here's a clip from that very first pregame intro. (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

  • Stepping on an opponent is "inexcusable and not what we expect from a George Mason student-athlete" -- according to coach Paul Hewitt -- so Anali Okoloji will sit for a while. (College Basketball Talk)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

GOLF

HOCKEY

OLYMPICS

  • Bad knee or not, Lindsey Vonn declares herself ready to race. And she'll do just that Friday, in a World Cup downhill. (Yahoo! Sports)

PRO BASKETBALL

PRO FOOTBALL

SOCCER

AND FINALLY . . .

  • Nelson Mandela, the legendary South African activist and politician who died Thursday at 95, stands as one of the 20th century's most notable figures for his efforts to end apartheid. And while he used a combination of methods to dismantle South Africa's system of institutionalized racism, sports ranked high on the list. (Yahoo! Sports)

  • Tiger Woods met Nelson Mandela once, and calls it "inspiring." (AP)