Sports: Tampa Rays Fall in Extended Championship Match-Up; Greg Oden Goes Down Again, But For How Long?October 30th, 2008
Tampa Rays fall in extended championship match-up. The Philadelphia Phillies are World Series champs for the second time in the team’s 125-year existence. Philadelphia clinched the title after a 4-3 win on Wednesday versus the Rays. It was a victory delayed by rain showers that poured onto the field during the first scheduled contest Monday night, resulting in two re-scheduled dates for more cooperative weather. In the end, the Phillies tilted the series four games to one, bringing home the city’s first title in any pro sport since 1984.
Greg Oden goes down again, but for how long? A year-long delay of his NBA debut was barely long enough for Greg Oden to go down again with a new injury. The Portland Trailblazers center, who sat out the 2007 season after knee surgery, suffered a foot sprain just two and a half minutes into Portland’s game versus the Lakers. The player says he landed on Laker Derek Fisher’s foot after coming down from a rebound attempt. Oden was set to undergo an MRI Wednesday to determine the seriousness of the injury. “It happens,” Oden said Tuesday night. “You’re out there, you’re playing, you’re battling. It happens.”