This Week in Sports

By Vickie Papageorge
February 15, 2007

Chargers’ Coach Fired

The coach of the San Diego Chargers, Marty Schottenheimer, was fired from his position on Monday, Feb. 12. It is believed that the relationship between Schottenheimer and the general manager, A.J. Smith, was very rocky which led to Schottenheimer’s release. The deterioration of their relationship began in 2003 when Schottenheimer made recommendations on personal matters that Smith did not agree with. By 2006, the two did not speak at all. As of now, Smith and the Chargers are looking for a new head coach and staff.

MLB: Red Sox have best rotation

For almost 10 years, the Atlanta Braves have had the best rotation in baseball but this year could be a little different. The Boston Red Sox seem to have the better rotation. With Daisuke Matsuzaka, Josh Beckett, Curt Schilling, Jonathon Papelbon, Jon Lester and Tim Wakefield, the team seems to be showing a more promising rotation than any other in baseball. Blue Jays’ general manager J.P. Ricciardi said, “The Red Sox’s rotation has everything you want to see.”

Forsberg: staying in Philly?

Former MVP Peter Forsberg has been quiet about his decision whether or not to stay with the Philadelphia Flyers. Forsberg will be a free agent at the end of the season but continually declines to comment about his decision. In an article by the Associated Press, Forsberg said, “It’s not like I wanted to leave. It’s not like I wanted out of here. I like it here.” Currently he is concentrating on the lingering issues with his right foot which has kept him out of 16 games this season. He has visited numerous doctors to find out why his foot has not felt right in his skates and recently commented that it has improved.

Georgetown comes out on top

The Georgetown Hoyas finished their stretch of games on Monday, Feb. 12. with a 71-53 win over West Virginia. They have extended their winning streak to eight games in a row. The Hoyas have beaten Louisville, Marquette and West Virginia in a six-day span. In Monday’s game, they shot 58 percent and out-rebounded West Virginia 35-19. Georgetown player Jeff Green said in an article by the Associated Press, “We’re just coming together as a team. Our team chemistry has been pretty good the past few games. We’ve just got to keep going throughout the Big East, and hopefully it gets better.”

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