Fly’s rumorama: Erin Andrews, Warren Sapp, Albert Haynesworth, Landon Donovan, Bianca Kajilich, Joe Torre, Braves, gambling rings

Media: Author James Andrew Miller, who’s working on a book about ESPN, says Erin Andrews is staying with the network, and USA Today reported Andrews has tentatively agreed to a new two-year deal.  Miller tweets, "Erin Andrews will be staying at ESPN, and no, I didn’t get it from the network." Her current contract expires Thursday. "I interviewed Erin twice for the book. She loves sports too much to leave it behind for an all entertainment career," Miller continues. His book’s working title is "ESPN — Those Guys Have All The Fun." 

NFL: Count Warren Sapp among those who think Albert Haynesworth needs to suck it up. (Via the D.C. Sports Blog) Sapp says, "Let’s stop the BS, like we like to say," Sapp told Vic Carucci and Howard Balzer on Sirius NFL Radio. "I mean, c’mon, son. You sat at the table. The people told you they had a very lovely check for you….Albert Haynesworth, you took the check, now show up to the job, son. It’s that simple. You take that kind of check. I mean, I’ll flip dogs for you. I mean, c’mon, what you want me to do, you want me to return punts? I mean, what? C’mon. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it."

Soccer: Seems news of a possible baby mama in Landon Donovan’s life wasn’t exactly breaking news for Donovan’s wife, Bianca Kajilich. A spokesman for the actress told the New York Post, "She was not blindsided by this and isn’t angry." Donovan and Kajilich are in the process of getting a divorce. Donovan said Sunday that he learned during the World Cup that a British woman is saying she is pregnant with his child and that he will take responsibility if that assertion is true.

MLB: New York Daily News scribe Bob Raissman has a take on the coverage of the YES Network and FOX’s coverage of Joe Torre’s first series against the Yankees that Fly completely agrees with: "Neither outlet covered itself with glory while chronicling this eventful series. Their coverage of the Torre story, the Dodger manager’s first encounter with the team he navigated to four World Series titles and 12 consecutive playoff appearances, was rancid." YES wouldn’t give Torre even the slightest nod, and FOX was all but genuflecting. Gag.

• Tweet of the day comes from Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Not to sound like Mike Krzyzewski, but this Atlanta Braves’ season feels ‘special.’ "

High school baseball: Not quite as juicy as the whole Tim Donaghy thing, but a former New York high school assistant baseball coach was among those swept up in an illegal betting dragnet, the New York Post reports. The team’s head coach isn’t named in the indictments, but former head coach Dennis Canale is also involved with nysportswager.com, which is run by the notorious Genovese family. Five mob-related gambling rings were part of the sweep. Both coaches left Xaverian because of the investigation.

Media: Author James Andrew Miller, who’s working on a book about ESPN, says Erin Andrews is staying with the network, and USA Today reported Andrews has tentatively agreed to a new two-year deal.  Miller tweets, "Erin Andrews will be staying at ESPN, and no, I didn’t get it from the network." Her current contract expires Thursday. "I interviewed Erin twice for the book. She loves sports too much to leave it behind for an all entertainment career," Miller continues. His book’s working title is "ESPN — Those Guys Have All The Fun." 

NFL: Count Warren Sapp among those who think Albert Haynesworth needs to suck it up. (Via the D.C. Sports Blog) Sapp says, "Let’s stop the BS, like we like to say," Sapp told Vic Carucci and Howard Balzer on Sirius NFL Radio. "I mean, c’mon, son. You sat at the table. The people told you they had a very lovely check for you….Albert Haynesworth, you took the check, now show up to the job, son. It’s that simple. You take that kind of check. I mean, I’ll flip dogs for you. I mean, c’mon, what you want me to do, you want me to return punts? I mean, what? C’mon. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it."

Soccer: Seems news of a possible baby mama in Landon Donovan’s life wasn’t exactly breaking news for Donovan’s wife, Bianca Kajilich. A spokesman for the actress told the New York Post, "She was not blindsided by this and isn’t angry." Donovan and Kajilich are in the process of getting a divorce. Donovan said Sunday that he learned during the World Cup that a British woman is saying she is pregnant with his child and that he will take responsibility if that assertion is true.

MLB: New York Daily News scribe Bob Raissman has a take on the coverage of the YES Network and FOX’s coverage of Joe Torre’s first series against the Yankees that Fly completely agrees with: "Neither outlet covered itself with glory while chronicling this eventful series. Their coverage of the Torre story, the Dodger manager’s first encounter with the team he navigated to four World Series titles and 12 consecutive playoff appearances, was rancid." YES wouldn’t give Torre even the slightest nod, and FOX was all but genuflecting. Gag.

• Tweet of the day comes from Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Not to sound like Mike Krzyzewski, but this Atlanta Braves’ season feels ‘special.’ "

High school baseball: Not quite as juicy as the whole Tim Donaghy thing, but a former New York high school assistant baseball coach was among those swept up in an illegal betting dragnet, the New York Post reports. The team’s head coach isn’t named in the indictments, but former head coach Dennis Canale is also involved with nysportswager.com, which is run by the notorious Genovese family. Five mob-related gambling rings were part of the sweep. Both coaches left Xaverian because of the investigation.

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