Sports News Briefs: Hey There Delilah, You're a National Champ
Carl Edwards by Al Messerschmidt/WireImage.com
Delilah DiCrescenzo, the inspiration for the
Plain White T's
"Hey There Delilah,"
won the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships on Saturday in West Chester, Ohio. DiCrescenzo, an Olympic hopeful in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, ran the 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) course in 20 minutes, 30.7 seconds. "I'm good friends with the guys from Plain White T's," she said after the race. "They called me a few days ago to let me know they've been nominated for two Grammys, so I'm really excited for them. It's a very unique opportunity, and a funny set of circumstances, but I'm glad to be associated with the song".
Self-congratulation at ESPN is nothing new, but it's actually warranted Tuesday when the network celebrates its popular "
" commercials. In addition to highlights from the 12-year-old campaign,
The Best of This Is SportsCenter
(Dec. 11, 8 pm/ET) will debut three new spots.
Also Tuesday, NASCAR driver
takes the spotlight at the
Busch Series Awards
(Dec. 11, 7 pm/ET, ESPN2). Edwards won the 2007 Busch Series title (NASCAR's second-highest circuit) and finished ninth in the top-tier Nextel Cup standings.