They havent beaten Fresno State since joining the conference, but the last three games were decided by less than a touchdown. If the Aggies had played them during their tough out-of-conference schedule, the Bulldogs just might have been on upset alert But not this week. The Bulldogs are playing too well to have a letdown and will take care of business in Las Cruces. Fresno State 42, New Mexico State 14 Idaho NevadaSaturday, 4:05 pm ET Idaho is now bowl-eligible after beating Hawaii last week in Moscow, but they will face their toughest test yet when they travel to Reno on Saturday. Everybody knows about Nevadas firepower on offense, but Idaho has some stars quietly emerging out from under the Kibbie Dome. The Bulldogs looked good in their wins over New Mexico State and Hawaii, but not so good when they played Nevada. Utah State is ready to break out, and this time will be on the winning side of a close game. Utah State 31, Louisiana Tech 28. LOS ANGELES, CA, Jan 22 (MARKET WIRE) For the first time in her successful nine-year career, BoA, the22-year-old Pop super-star from Asia, is set to debut her first Americanalbum in the first quarter of 2009. In preparation, BoA has hit thestudio with some of music's top producers including Brian Kennedy(pictured here with BoA), who has created hits for Rihanna ("Disturbia").Brian and BoA recently spent time together in Los Angeles, CA recording amid-tempo pop hit titled "Obsessed" that will be featured on herforthcoming album. Additionally, BoA recorded with the coveted SeanGarrett, who is behind 1 hits by artists including Beyonce, Fergie,Nelly, Chris Brown, Ciara and more.For additional information, press kits and interviews with BoA, pleasecontact Chanel Green at ge Available: http:// GreenEmail ContactCopyright 2009, Market Wire, All rights reserved.-0-. The 1950 Boston Red Sox infield produced one of the greatest offensive seasons in baseball history, but let's get one thing straight.The Boston infield of Walt Dropo at first base, Bobby Doerr at second base, Johnny Pesky at third base, and Vern Stephens at shortstop was not the greatest infield of all time.
But for one season, the unit was unrivaled as a hitting machine.No infield has ever matched its production. First Base: Walt "Moose" Dropo Rookie first baseman Walt Dropo, called "Moose" because he came from Moosup, Connecticut, was the American League's 1950 Rookie of the Year.Dropo batted .322, hit 34 home runs, and led the junior circuit with 144 RBIs. He was the starting first baseman on the American League's All-Star team. Second Base: Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr In 1950, at the age of 32, Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr batted .294, hit 27 home runs, batted in 127 runs, and led the league with 11 triples.Unlike Walt Dropo, who suffered a fractured wrist in 1951 and never regained his rookie season form, Doerr was a great hitter his entire career.Bobby had a .288 lifetime batting average, and over a 162 game season, averaged 19 home runs and 108 RBIs. Third Base: Johnny Pesky Johnny Pesky didn't't hit home runs, but he hit.The Red Sox table-setter batted .312, with 104 walks and 112 runs scored. He struck out 31 times, which is a week's work for the likes of Mark Reynolds.Pesky's on base average was .437, but his slugging average was .388, which is a little unusual, especially in the modern game of Arena Baseball that is played today.Johnny Pesky missed three seasons defending his country's freedoms, which limited his career to 10 years, over which he batted .307. Shortstop: Vern Stephens Shortstop Vern Stephens joined the Red Sox from the St.Louis Browns for the 1948 season, which prompted manager Joe McCarthy to move Johnny Pesky to third base.In 1950, Stephens batted .295, hit 30 home runs and tied teammate Walt Dropo for the league lead with 144 RBIs.Imagine two infielders each batting in 144 runs, which tied them for the league lead.
The Batting Champion The 1950 Boston Red Sox infield batted .305. Dropo, Doerr, Pesky and Stephens each scored over 100 runs, and only Pesky failed to drive in at least 100 runs, but there is a little more The Red Sox had a utility player named Billy Goodman. Billy Goodman led the league in batting with a .354 average.He was a solid hitter who couldn't find a regular defensive position. Goodman played 21 games at first base, five at second base, 27 at third base, and one at shortstop. Not too many utility players have won the batting championship. Pitching is Necessary The Red Sox won 94 games in 1950, which placed them third, four games behind the pennant-winning Yankees.Boston led the league in runs (1,027), hits (1,665), doubles (287), runs batted in (974), batting (.302), on base average (.385), and slugging (.464), which illustrates that pitching, not hitting, produces World Champions. References: 1950 Red Sox at Baseball-Reference Johnny Pesky.
HONG KONG, Jan 22 (MARKET WIRE) HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates blended Portuguese and Chinese influences tocapture the traditional Macanese culture in the recently opened FourSeasons Hotel Macau, Cotai Strip(R) in Southern China. The Hotel is ajewel amidst Asia's Las Vegas, as the Cotai Strip(R) has become known. Itoffers a retreat from the bustling action going on at the nearby CotaiStrip(R) CotaiExpo(TM) and The Venetian(R) Macau Resort Hotel, home tothe largest casino in the world."No other hotel encapsulates the Macanese culture like Four Seasons," saidTracie Co, senior designer from the firm's Hong Kong office. "This designand style is being done for the first time to show off the rich cultureand history of Macau."Inspired by the beautiful, ornate colonial architecture that makes Macaudistinct, HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates utilized a residential approach inthe design and style of interiors that blends seamlessly with thebuilding's architectural style.