Komisarek gets taste of plus side

GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:57 AM ET

Mike Komisarek is expected to return from a lower-body injury and play for the Maple Leafs tonight against the Minnesota Wild.

This is:

a) a good thing;

b) a not-so-good thing.

Discuss amongst y'all.

To be fair to the defenceman, he was a plus-one on Saturday night versus the Detroit Red Wings — the first time he has been a plus since the opening game of the season.

Through 15 games, Komisarek is a minus-nine with no points and 31 penalty minutes.

Who needs Argos?

The average audience of CFL games hit 600,000 this season, according to TSN, a 51% increase over 2008.

Five games drew more than one million viewers.

Very impressive.

And some people said the CFL would never survive without a team in Toronto.

Fired ... in a while

Tommy West, in his ninth season as head coach of the Memphis Tigers, has been fired.

West was given the old “want to go in a different direction” excuse ... obviously some direction other than “West.”

But the veteran football coach was asked to stick around and work the final three games of the season.

And, following that, maybe mop the locker room floor and do the laundry.

Pasty Sammy

Sammy Sosa’s complexion has been a popular issue for debate on the Internet.

Recent photos taken of the former major-leaguer show him looking very pale.

It’s possible the photographer’s flash merely lightened the look of his skin, but the conspiracy theorists suggested Sosa might have vitiligo, a skin condition that causes depigmentation. (Michael Jackson was said to have suffered from it.)

But nothing to be alarmed about, apparently.

“He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin. Women have it all of the time,” Rebecca Polihronis, an acquaintance of Sosa, told the Chicago Tribune.

“He was surprised he came out looking so white.”

No word from Sosa on the topic.

But if his old home run sidekick, Mark McGwire, can say “I’m not here to talk about the past,” well we shouldn’t expect Sosa to have to talk about the paste.

He’s a Maverick

With the news that Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie, have separated, fans of the team are concerned about its future.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s name has surfaced as a possible purchaser.

Cuban was asked by the Los Angeles Times if he has heard from many Dodgers fans asking him to buy the team.

“More than I can count,” he replied.

Say what?

“Honestly, I don’t like the way we played at times in this stretch, but I’ll absolutely take what we’ve done as far as getting seven wins.”

— Celtics coach Doc Rivers on Boston’s 7-1 start.

gary.loewen@sunmedia.ca


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