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VIDEO: Tiger Woods First One-on-One Interviews

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Sports, Videos,


Operation “Repair Tiger’s Image” just entered its next phase.

Nearly a month after addressing the public for the very first time, granted his first one-on-one interviews. Tonight, both ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi and the Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman aired their exclusive chats with the embattled golfer.

During both interviews, Woods, who intends to make his comeback during next month’s Masters golf tournament, made references to his 45-day stint in rehab. Although he declined to specify what he was receiving treatment for, he did say that he was forced to take a “brutal” look at himself. Asked why he never sought help earlier, Woods stated: “Well, I didn’t know I was that bad. I didn’t know that I was that bad.” (Uh, how many women do you have to sleep with before it’s considered “bad”?)

In addition to the video above, you can watch the Golf Channel’s interview with Woods here and/or read ESPN’s full transcript after the jump.

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Video: Vince McMahon talks Pepsi Center conflict, Stan Kroenke

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Prime Time, Sports, Talk Shows, ESPN-HD, Video,


With the buzz surrounding the conflict for next Monday night in Denver with Monday Night Raw scheduled to run at the Pepsi Center, where the Nuggets and Lakers scheduled to play Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the same time. WWE Chairman appeared on ESPNEWS to talk about the situation.

Jonathan Coachman conducted the interview with his former boss. Coach mentions that Vince is never one to step down from a fight. Coachman mentions that next week’s Raw at the Pepsi Center was booked in August, but the contract was not signed until April, and as you’ll see, Vince proceeds to talk about the business ethics of Stan Kroenke, saying he had no faith in his team and is now throwing WWE out on their ear.


Injury News: Down Goes Monta Ellis

You won't be seeing this for a few months… Um…Not good.  Especially if you’re a Warriors fan or a keeper league owner with Monta Ellis on your roster.

Per ESPN’s Marc Stein:

In the latest blow during a difficult summer for Golden State, ESPN.com has learned that Ellis—just awarded one of the biggest pay raises in league history—will be sidelined at least three months, possibly four, after suffering a severe high ankle sprain in his hometown of Jackson, Miss.

Ellis was scheduled to undergo surgery on his left ankle in Alabama on Wednesday, according to team sources, after he informed the club late last week that he had injured himself working out. More specifics about how Ellis sustained the injury were not immediately available.

Now while the megadeal that the Warriors gave Ellis isn’t looking so hot.  However, picking up Marcus Williams in one of the quieter moves of the season could wind up paying huge dividends - especially early on.  Those that were hoping to add Williams as a sleeper this season will have to bump him up their draft sheets a bit as this news is bound to make said “sleeper” not so much of one any longer. 

Sources: Warriors’ Ellis out at least 3 months because of ankle injury [ESPN]


ESPN Ultimate Universal Remote

ESPN RemoteIs your dad/spouse/partner an extreme sports freak? Then he/she deserves the ESPN Universal Remote. This “Ultimate” DMR-1 remote has a 2.2-inch QVGA screen with built-in light sensor, gives real time stats and scores for both teams and players, allows you to browse and shop online with Click365 tech, and lets you text fellow sports fans from the remote. No PC is needed for set-up. Pre-order at Amazon for a hefty $299.99 and if you are lucky, it will make it by Dad’s Day.

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2008 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (TV)

Take note.  If you want to see your favorite actors and actresses lined up in their finest, this may be the gala to watch.  Thanks to the relationship between the and the , the 14th Annual SAG Awards presentation will be allowed to go on as planned.  (The same cannot currently be said of the or the .)  So set your Tivo to on January 27.  This may be last time you get to see a group of actors celebrating together for quite some time.

This year’s television nominees are:

Kyra Sedgwick The CloserOUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE - DRAMA SERIES

  • James Gandolfini, The Sopranos (HBO)
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
  • Hugh Laurie, House (FOX)
  • James Spader, Boston Legal (ABC)

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE - DRAMA SERIES

  • Glenn Close, Damages (FX)
  • Edie Falco, The Sopranos (HBO)
  • Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
  • Holly Hunter, Saving Grace (TNT)
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)

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Tom Brady Outscores ‘High School Musical 2’

Tom BradyMonday night’s game between the undefeated New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens earned stellar numbers for —and record numbers for cable overall.

The game drew 17.5 million viewers.  This total, just like the score of the game (27-24), narrowly beat the record set by for the most-watched cable telecast ever.  (The musical’s August premiere rounded up an impressive 17.2 million for .)

Assuming QB brings his undefeated team all the way to this year’s championship game, we can expect insane viewing numbers and advertising dollars for

The , featuring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is scheduled for Feb. 3rd.

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TV Halloween Thrills

Halloween ghostHalloween may be coming at mid-week this year, but that’s no reason to miss out on the thrills, the chills, and the frills of the season. What’s on the TV agenda for the big night? Some networks (FOX) are showing re-runs, while others (ESPN) are ignoring the holiday completely. Where can you tune in to get the best Hallow’s Eve TV?

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DroppingDimes.com 2007-08 Experts Draft Results

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: H2H, Site Features,

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The Fig Cap: “Everyone else, follow me.”

ROUND ONE:

1. Kobe Bryant, Dennis Velasco, DroppingDimes.com
2. Kevin Garnett, Scott Sargent, DroppingDimes.com
3. Dirk Nowitzki, Matt Satten, DroppingDimes.com
4. LeBron James, Steve “Doctor A” Alexander, Rotoworld.com
5. Yao Ming, Kelly Dwyer, TrueHoop.com
6. Dwyane Wade, Neil Tardy, ESPN.com
7. Gilbert Arenas, James Quintong, SI.com
8. Shawn Marion, Emry Downinghall, Slam Magazine
9. Amare Stoudemire, Alvin Lai & Ronald Chow, DroppingDimes.com
10. Steve Nash, Sergio Gonzalez, CBSSportsline.com
11. Pau Gasol, Brandon Haraway, DroppingDimes.com
12. Tim Duncan, Ryan McNeill, Hoops Addict
13. Chris Paul, Nels Wadycki, GiveMeTheRock.com
14. Jason Kidd, Jed Berger and Austin Burton, Dime Magazine

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Tribute to Ron Chow and our Experts League Recap

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Our second annual Dropping Dimes Experts League had its draft last night. Ron Chow and I are co-managing a team this year. What follows is a log of the draft from our perspective but something more important comes first.

Ron is taking a leave of absence from Dropping Dimes. One of the original four writers here, Ron will be missed. He was a regular contributor to our mock blog and during the season helped out with our rankings and wrote a feature called “Injury Impact.” He says it’s a break, but it feels like when a girl tells you that and it’s actually a break-up. So cheers to you, bro, and good luck with everything.

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Disney to Drop Cell Phones

Mickey and PhoneDisney Mobile has decided to end its branded cell phone service by the end of this year. They claim that although parents liked the concept, large retailers were hesitant to feature them in their stores. No further phones will be available for sale now but the company promises to service the handsets until December. In the future, Disney will be offering its services, such as its tracking capability, to other mobile phone carriers.

This is the second time that Disney has overstreched with bad results, the first being the dropping of their ESPN-branded cell phone service about a year ago. In fact we wondered then whether this move would cover their losses. Disney Mobile will be handing out reimbursements for those with the units as well as accessories, so contact their site if you have questions or want to transfer your number.

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