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Astros notes: Maysonet an all-purpose threat - Houston Chronicle
Maysonet will be used much like Jason Smith was before Smith was sent down after Thursday's game. “He's kind of all-purpose,” Astros manager Cecil Cooper said of Maysonet. “Pinch run, defensive replacement, spell a guy over here, spell a guy over there...
Ultimate showdown - ESPN
Mike Smith was just being a gentleman. When asked to compare the relative abilities of champion mare Zenyatta and Preakness Stakes diva Rachel Alexandra, he begged off. Daily Racing Form's Jay Hovdey will be filing daily notes and thoughts while...
Signs of excitement: Orlando Magic fans fired up for big Game 3 ... - Orlando Sentinel
Jason Smith grew up a Magic fan in Mount Dora but recently moved to Grenada for work. He couldn't get Magic games on the island, so he would have his girlfriend back home show him the games via Skype, a site that allows you to make video calls through...
Heatstroke soldier whose death led to landmark human rights ruling ... - Daily Mail
Territorial Army private Jason Smith, 32, died in Iraq after his body temperature rose to 41C (106F). But he had been sunbathing at camp after returning from patrol and lapsed into unconsciousness when he fell asleep in heat of more than 50C (122F),...
Human rights rule will cripple troops - The Sun
They rejected a Government bid to overturn a High Court ruling in a case brought by the family of TA Private Jason Smith, who died of heatstroke in Iraq in 2003. Giving Our Boys a “right to life” means the Ministry of Defence has a legal duty to supply...
Billerica veterans will serve as parade marshals - Billerica Minuteman
By Chloe Gotsis/Staff Writer Eleven years ago Jason Smith was loading wounded soldiers on and off of aircrafts in the war torn country of Bosnia. Three years later, Frank Rayne was patrolling the streets of Bosnia Herezgovina as a bodyguard for the...
Roy Oswalt's Hard Won Win Wrenched aWay By Incompetent Ump And Pen - The Queensberry Rules
And speaking of putting balls in play, I see that SOMEone decided to get rid of the terminally useless Jason Smith and call up Maysonet. All I can say is that boy best come up and hit .400 and drive in a whole lot of runs right away or he is gonna be...
Play at the plate dooms Astros in loss - Houston Chronicle
After Jason Smith was sent to run for Blum, Rodriguez singled to center. Attempting to sacrifice, pinch hitter Kaz Matsui hit a fielder's choice bunt that Kendall fielded cleanly before throwing Smith out at third. Michael Bourn struck out,...
Mariners-Giants, Saturday, May 23 - Seattle Times
One man's pothole is another's opportunity, and right now, Jason Vargas is taking advantage of his. Vargas turned in a seven-inning, two-hit outing Friday night against the Giants, further suggesting that the Mariners may have something more than a...
Rogusky, Smith lead Conestoga to crown - Philadelphia Inquirer
Two minutes later, Matt Smith's second goal made it a 6-3 Conestoga lead. Shane Sturgis scored his second goal for East early in the fourth quater, but Jason Klunder countered with a goal of his own. In the third- and fourth-place game played before...

Jason Smith (sports radio personality)

Jason Smith (born November 18, 1970) is an American sports radio personality who hosts a late-night talk show on ESPN Radio, AllNight with Jason Smith. Smith is a fan of the New York Jets, New York Mets, Syracuse Orange and Hartford Whalers.

Smith is married to actress Pamela Porter (January 2008–present), and they recently had a baby girl named Zoe Jean. They live in Los Angeles, California.

Smith started his radio career in college on the Syracuse University campus station, Z89 in the late 1980s. He is an alumni of Syracuse University. After college, he left radio to produce television for ESPN in Connecticut. In 1996, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to produce television for Fox Sports. In 2000, he went to Fox sports radio and started as a fill-in. He soon became a permanent co-host with Jim Daniels in two different time slots. He left Fox in early 2004. He went back to producing television briefly for the show The Sports List. In Fall 2004, he joined the ranks of ESPN as fill-in and weekend host of College GameDay with Mel Kiper, Jr. In 2005, he took over AllNight and has been its host since.

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Jason Smith (ice hockey)

Jason Matthew Smith (born November 3, 1973) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. He has played in the NHL since the 1993–94 season.

Smith was drafted in the first round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. As a member of the Regina Pats, he was named to the Western Hockey League's all-rookie team in 1992 and WHL first all-star team in 1993. He won the Bill Hunter Trophy as the WHL's top defenseman. Smith was a member of the gold medal winning Canadian team at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship in 1993.

He made his NHL debut with the Devils during the 1993-94 NHL season, though the majority of the season was spent in the AHL with the Albany River Rats. He missed the majority of the 1994–95 season because of a knee injury, but played in one playoff game before returning to captain the River Rats to a Calder Cup championship in 1995, in the same year that the Devils captured their first Stanley Cup. Smith then moved up to the NHL for good, playing with the Devils until 1997 when he was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

On February 25, 1997, he was involved in a blockbuster trade, going to the Maple Leafs along with Steve Sullivan and the rights to Alyn McCauley in exchange for Doug Gilmour, Dave Ellett, and New Jersey's 4th round choice in 1999. Smith spent parts of three seasons in Toronto before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers in 1999. When Oilers' team captain Doug Weight was later traded to the St. Louis Blues, Smith's strong leadership resulted in his being handed the 'C'. He would be the longest serving captain in Oilers history, wearing the 'C' from 2001 to 2007.

Smith captained the Edmonton Oilers to a largely unexpected run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, in which they faced the Carolina Hurricanes, another dark horse team. However, the Oilers lost in the final game of a grueling seven game series to the Hurricanes. Smith contributed 1 goal and 4 assists during Edmonton's surprise playoff run.

On July 1, 2007, Edmonton GM Kevin Lowe traded Smith, along with forward Joffrey Lupul, to the Philadelphia Flyers for Joni Pitkanen and Geoff Sanderson, and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice in 2009.

In his first and only season in Philadelphia, Smith captained a rebuilt Flyers squad to an Eastern Conference showdown against their inter-state rivals from Pittsburgh. Despite the fact that the Penguins won the series, the Flyers' turnaround from the worst team in the league to their status in 2007-08 was a credit to Smith's leadership abilities.

On July 8, 2008, Jason Smith signed a two year contract with the Ottawa Senators worth $2.6 million US per season.

Jason Smith is one of five currently active NHL players to serve as captain of two different NHL teams, both the Philadelphia Flyers and the Edmonton Oilers. The players sharing this honour are Chris Drury, Chris Chelios, Chris Pronger, and Michael Peca.

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AllNight with Jason Smith

AllNight with Jason Smith is a syndicated sports talk radio show on ESPN Radio, hosted by Jason Smith. The show is heard Monday through Friday from 10pm PT to 2am PT live from the studios of KSPN in Los Angeles, California, rather than the ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. Smith was named host of the show on September 19, 2005, after former host Todd Wright left after almost eight years on the show. It reaches more than 500 ESPN affiliate markets across the United States and Canada.

The ESPN Radio SportsCenter update anchor is Jay Reynolds on most shows. Regular fill-in guest hosts for the show are Bob Valvano and Amy Lawrence. Smith himself is also a regular fill-in host for Colin Cowherd on The Herd with Colin Cowherd and John Seibel on SportsNation, all of which are also on ESPN Radio. Pernell Brown is the current Producer of the show.

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Jason Smith (rugby league)

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Jason Smith (born 14 March 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He played primarily as a five-eighth or lock forward, representing both Australia and Queensland, and winning a premiership with the Bulldogs.

Former Brisbane Souths five-eighth/lock and the younger brother of Darren Smith, Jason signed with the Canterbury Bulldogs as an 18-year-old in 1990. The following year Smith captained the club's President's Cup side to a grand final win over Parramatta but his development during the 1994 season was nothing short of remarkable.

Mobile, yet incredibly strong, he displayed his talent as a ball-player in Canterbury's back row or at five-eighth and impressed as a resolute defender. His 1994 State of Origin debut for Queensland ended when he was concussed after a sickening clash of heads with rival forward Ian Roberts. Smith recovered to play in Canterbury's losing grand final side and was rewarded for his season's efforts with selection in Australia's 28-man Kangaroo squad. His form on tour was excellent and although he was the outstanding player in wins over Warrington and Bradford Northern in the week leading up to Third Test selection, he could not break into Australia's Test team.

1995 proved to be a turning point in Smith's career. After having originally signed with Super League, Smith and three team-mates (Dean Pay, Jarrod McCracken and Jim Dymock) turned their backs on their club and signed with the ARL. This move consequently ensured Smith a place in Queensland's State of Origin team, with whom he was named man-of-the-match in the second game of that year's series. He also went on to play in all three Tests against New Zealand. After gaining a release from his Super League contract via the courts, Smith played in the Bulldogs' grand final win against Manly before coming off the interchange bench in Australia's 16-8 win in the World Cup final.

Joining Paramatta along with his defecting team-mates the following year in order to remain with the ARL competition, his representative career continued for Queensland and Australia (vs. Papua New Guinea) but his 1997 season was ruined by injury. At Parramatta, Smith's commitment never wavered despite a succession of injuries. In three successive preliminary finals (1998-00), the Eels faltered at the last hurdle to make the grand final and too often the young club's fortunes rested on his shoulders. In 1998, Smith played in the final two Tests of the Trans-Tasman series, alongside his brother Darren, and was chosen as lock in the first international the following year, Australia's 20-14 win over New Zealand.

In the third State of Origin match in 1999, Smith was cleared of a controversial high tackle on opposing forward Mark Carroll that left the Blues' prop heavily concussed. (It was later revealed that Carroll's own hand, which he raised in a reflex action to protect himself in Smith's ball and all tackle, had struck him and done much of the damage).

The 1999 season concluded with three Test appearances in Australia's victorious Tri-series win against New Zealand and Great Britain. 2000 saw Smith make his final appearance for Australia, in the 52-0 thrashing of NZ in the ANZAC Test. That year he was also awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australia's international standing in rugby league.

Declining to take on the Parramatta captaincy in his final year with the club, his career wound down after injuries and suspension saw him miss much of the second half of the season. Smith left the Eels at the end of the year to play for Hull FC in the English Super League, captaining the side from 2002 to 2004. 2005 saw him back in Australia playing with Canberra.

2007 saw a move North for Smith to the North Queensland Cowboys, becoming the oldest player to compete in National Rugby League season 2007. On 6 June, midway through the season, he announced that would retire at the end of the season. He final game was on 15 September in the Cowboys semi final victory over the New Zealand Warriors. A leg injury saw him sit out the preliminary final loss to Manly.

Brisbane newspaper The Courier-Mail confirmed on 31 August 2007 that Smith will take up the position of assistant coach of the Souths Logan Magpies in the 2008 Queensland Cup. This will put him in direct opposition with brother Darren, who will be head coach of rival side, Easts Tigers.

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