NHL likes ReinsdorfAEs pitch: The NHL believes Jerry Reinsdorf can succeed where Jerry Moyes failed as owner of the financially ailing Phoenix Coyotes.
Reinsdorf, an owner of the White Sox and Bulls, has offered $148 million to buy the Coyotes out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and keep the team in Glendale, a suburb west of Phoenix. The Coyotes have been awash in ink as red as their home jerseys.
"Obviously, some of the numbers arenAEt pretty, but they obviously see potential," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.
ReinsdorfAEs offer, submitted to a Phoenix bankruptcy judge last week, calls for a new Jobing.com Arena lease with the city of Glendale and unspecified new agreements with other creditors, including the NHL, which has been funding the club.
NCAA denies Sampson:
The NCAA is finished with the latest Kelvin Sampson saga. The NCAA on Tuesday rejected an appeal from the former Indiana basketball coach, who was slapped with five years of potential penalties for taking part in more than 100 impermissible calls to recruits while coaching the Hoosiers.
Senate examines BCS:
The Senate plans to hold a hearing next week looking into antitrust issues surrounding college footballAEs Bowl Championship Series. It will be the second hearing on the BCS held on Capitol Hill this year, following a contentious one in the House in May.
Cougars come back at home: The Kane County Cougars used ninth-inning dramatics Tuesday night at Elfstrom Stadium to beat the Peoria Chiefs, 4-3. They fell behind early, took the lead late, lost the lead and then scored in the bottom of the ninth to win in front of 5,206 fans. Dusty ColemanAEs bouncer up the middle hit off Peoria shortstop Ryan FlahertyAEs glove and caromed to center field to bring home David Thomas with the decisive run.
Flyers get nine all-stars:
One year removed from a 66-loss season, the Schaumburg Flyers sit near the top of the Northern League standings. …