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September 7th 2010: Daily Sports News – Gossip – Headlines

Water Cooler – September 7th, 2010

Here we go with today’s sports water cooler talk. Here, you won’t just find the straight news; you’ll find the stuff everyone is talking about – the ice breakers, the Twitter Sports Picks and topics…well, basically all the stuff you discuss at the water cooler.

Enjoy!

The NFL leads the way again after a bunch of surprising moves went down yesterday.

NFL news: Ravens acquire T.J. Houshmandzadeh, ship Mark Clayton to Rams; Matt Leinart a Texan

Ravens acquire T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Who saw that coming? Diva wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh wanted out of Seattle and supposedly wanted an environment in which he’d get more targets. But will that happen in his new destination –Baltimore?

The Ravens signed Housh to a one-year deal worth $855,000. But where does he fall on their depth chart? They already have Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason, two effective possession receivers, not to mention the league’s leading pass-catching back in Ray Rice.

Housh can at least be happy that he climbed a spot on the depth chart within hours of joining the Ravens. Baltimore traded underachieving wideout Mark Clayton to the St. Louis Rams for future late-round considerations (so, nothing. The Rams may have traded me to Baltimore).

Matt Leinart finally has a new NFL team. He signed a one-year deal to back up Matt Schaub with the Houston Texans yesterday.

We could see another major trade go down any minute now. The Tennessee Titans are reportedly looking at reacquiring Albert Haynesworth from the Washington Redskins. It’s clear that the Pro Bowl defensive tackle isn’t meshing with Mike Shanahan and the Washington organization but perhaps a return to his old team could revive his career. The Redskins reportedly want at least two draft picks for Haynesworth.

NCAA football news: Reggie Bush will be stripped of Heisman Trophy; Wyoming linebacker killed in car crash

It’s a good thing Reggie Bush got to celebrate with the Lombardi Trophy last season, as he’s about to lose his Heisman Trophy.

Sources recently told Yahoo! Sports that the Heisman Trophy Trust will strip Bush, the 2005 winner, of the award by the end of September. He’ll become the first player to have the trophy taken away from him in the award’s 75-year history.

Bush will lose the award because he was ineligible in the 2005 season. The NCAA ruled in June that Bush had accepted gifts, cash and other illegal things that deemed him retroactively ineligible to for the 2005 season.

The University Wyoming lost one of its players tragically on Monday. Ruben Narcisse, a 19-year-old linebacker, died in a car accident. He was one of several teammates riding in a pickup that drifted off a highway in Colorado. The driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Narcisse’s teammates were injured, some seriously, but all are expected to survive.

MLB news: Former major leaguer Bill Lee wins minor-league start at age 63

Still got it, huh Bill?

Former longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee is back…at age 63. He pitched for the an independent league team, the Broxton Rox, in Massachusetts on Sunday. Lee, whose day job includes making bats for David Ortiz and other major leaguers, got the win. He allowed two runs over 5.1 innings pitched.

NBA news: George Karl cleared to coach

As the Denver Nuggets work to retain Carmelo Anthony, they have a new selling point; doctors have cleared head coach George Karl to return. His latest PET scan revealed no cancer cells, so it appears he’s won his latest battle with the disease.

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