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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Cardinals find perfect way to honor Oscar Taveras

Major League Baseball honored Oscar Taveras, the St. Louis Cardinals outfielder who was killed in a car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic, with a moment of silence before Game 6 of the World Series. Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura went with “RIP OT #18? in big letters on the front of his cap. […]

Georgia’s Todd Gurley eligible to return Nov. 15 after four-game suspension, NCAA says

Georgia running back Todd Gurley, who was being investigated by the NCAA over whether he took money for a number of autographs, will be eligible to return Nov. 15 when the ninth-ranked Bulldogs host No. 4 Auburn, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The NCAA says Gurley admitted he accepted “more than $3,000 in cash from multiple […]

Giants will go with Tim Hudson in Game 7, but don’t be surprised to see Madison Bumgarner

The odds are long, the situation dire for the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the World Series. Rather than going with the ace who has a 0.29 ERA in the World Series, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy plans to start Tim Hudson against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night but he won’t hesitate […]

Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott says he’s making fashion statement with walking boot, like Beyonce

Dak Prescott, Mississippi State’s Heisman-hopeful quarterback, was wearing a walking boot on his left foot Tuesday. But really, it’s no big thing, Prescott is saying, per ESPN.com: “It’s nothing really … I’m wearing the walking boot for fashion,” he said Tuesday on “SportsCenter.” “Nothing there, nothing to see, nothing to worry about. I’ll be ready […]

Clippers’ new ‘Be Relentless’ ad campaign will run relentlessly

These aren’t the Los Angeles Clippers of Donald Sterling anymore. If there was any doubt, it was erased Wednesday when the team spent lavishly on a new 60-second TV spot and print advertising to declare its theme for the season: “Be Relentless.” The campaign, according to new owner Steve Ballmer, “captures the essence of what […]

Cowboys’ Tony Romo ‘at best questionable’ for Sunday’s game vs. Cardinals

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was healthy enough to re-enter Monday night’s loss to the Redskins after he was kneed the back. Jerry Jones said so. But will he be healthy enough to play Sunday when Dallas hosts the Arizona Cardinals in a kind-of big NFC game? Ehhhhh, maybe not, according to Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN […]

At the Spurs’ season opener, everybody got a ring

The Spurs helped kick off the 2014-15 NBA season Tuesday, hosting the Mavericks as part of an initial three-game slate. Of course, coming off of an NBA championship, the fifth for Tim Duncan and Coach Gregg Popovich, there was some jewelry to be handed out. The @Spurs “Big Three” show off their latest hardware at […]

Jose Canseco accidentally shot off one of his middle fingers

Former baseball star Jose Canseco is in a Las Vegas hospital, as doctors try to save what they can of one of his fingers. According to the Miami Herald, Las Vegas police said the ex-slugger told them he was cleaning his gun in his kitchen when it fired, hitting a finger. “There was nothing suspicious. […]

Report: Gordie Howe suffered a ‘pretty bad stroke’

Gordie Howe is recovering from “a pretty bad stroke” that the 86-year-old hockey legend suffered on Sunday, according to a report by The Detroit News. The episode occurred at the Lubbock, Tex., home of Howe’s daughter. “Basically, sometime in the early morning on Sunday he suffered a pretty bad stroke,” the Detroit News was told […]

Yordano Ventura paid tribute to Oscar Taveras during Game 6

Yordano Ventura lost not only a fellow Dominican major leaguer, but a friend, when Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras died Sunday in a car accident. So before taking the mound Tuesday as the Royals’ starting pitcher for Game 6 of the World Series, Ventura wrote on his cap, “RIP O.T #18.” Ventura and Taveras became friends […]

This surfing video is mesmerizing

Chris Bryan is a cinematographer based in Sydney, who specializes in “the field of action sports,” according to his Web site. He put together a video that strings together clips of surfers doing their thing, except in Bryan’s version, they’re doing their thing in super slow-motion, at 1,000 frames per second. The effect, produced with […]

Russia unveils World Cup logo — from space!

Russia will be hosting the World Cup in 2018, and while the country is looking forward to a lot of top-notch soccer, it also wants folks to look back in admiration at its space program. In fact, the official logo was first publicly presented Tuesday by crew members onboard the International Space Station. #WorldCup: Official […]

Michael Jordan took over the Hornets Twitter account and the results were fascinating LOL

Michael Jordan has a unique way of viewing the world. While others might have taken advantage of all that Nike endorsement money and retired early, Jordan decided to switch careers. Instead of playing basketball, he thought, he’d own it. And so he bought the Charlotte Hornets (then known as the Bobcats) in 2010. So, what’s a […]

WWE takes its cameras behind the scenes to give a rare look at a pro wrestling tryout

Unless you’re under 12, you most likely recognize WWE and other pro wresting shows are basically year-round physical soap operas. That is, the outcomes of the matches are fixed; pro wrestling is “not real,” as many would describe it. While that’s technically true, the athleticism one needs to possess in order to perform this crazy […]

Sepp Blatter says it was ‘incorrect’ to award Lionel Messi the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball trophy

Lionel Messi has won plenty of soccer awards, but there’s one he really didn’t want — the 2014 World Cup Golden Ball trophy. His face says it all. The least happy a person has ever been to win a trophy. #Messi #ARG #GERvsARG #GoldenBall pic.twitter.com/QavAXadWk3 — KICKTV (@KICKTV) July 13, 2014 Messi wasn’t the only […]

Kansas City Symphony will play the national anthem for Game 6, to make up for the Aaron Lewis disaster

Look, confession: The 9-year-old me would have almost certainly disagreed with this opinion, but the symphony is rad. Oh, I’m sorry, do you think that you’re too cool for the symphony? Because if so, you are both incorrect and also possibly very uncool. You know what makes people to write “GREATEST ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT IN THE […]

Germany announces plan to bid on 2024 Olympics

With just two cities, Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, left fighting for the the 2022 Winter Olympics, one might think the 2024 Summer Olympics might also be struggling to find willing hosts. But that’s not the case at all. The 2024 bid was already strong with four U.S. cities — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, […]

Giants reportedly to make Madison Bumgarner available for relief in Game 6 of the World Series

Despite pitching a four-hit shutout on Sunday, San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has indicated that he will be available as a relief pitcher in Game 6, telling CSNBayArea.com, that he plans to watch at least part of the game from the bullpen. Jake Peavy is expected to start against the Kansas City Royals. “Well, […]

Champ Bailey reportedly will retire from NFL after 15-year career

Cornerback Champ Bailey is calling it a career. Despite interest from teams, Champ Bailey has decided to retire from NFL to pursue other career opportunities, agent Jack Reale said Tues. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2014 Bailey, the No. 7 pick of the 1999 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins, was named to 12 […]

Luis Suarez snubbed from FIFA Ballon d’Or nominations, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo get nods

Luis Suarez is an objectively better soccer player than several of the 23 men nominated for this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball) award, but he’s also the only player over the age of five to bite an opponent this year when he got angry, so maybe that’s why he was left off the list. […]

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