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Michael Jordan's simple message for Kobe Bryant: 'Go get Karl'

These were Michael Jordan's three simple words for Kobe Bryant. It's awesome to see him supporting Kobe instead of being bitter about being passed in the all-time scorer rankings. Kobe knows what an honor that was, telling the Chicago...Show More Summary

Watch Kenny Smith Push Shaq Into a Christmas Tree (Video)

11 hours agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Why would Kenny Smith push Shaq into a Christmas tree, you ask?  Maybe he knows Shaq has a little thing for getting decked by giant evergreen trees.  Or maybe he just wasn’t in the Christmas spirit during the NBA on TNT‘s Christmas Day coverage. Your guess is as good as mine, but there is one thing […]

St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks: Complete Week 17 Preview for Seattle

In Week 7, Russell Wilson rushed for 106 yards on seven carries and also passed for two touchdowns while going 23-of-36 for 313 yards against the St. Louis Rams (6-9). The monster performance from Wilson made him the first quarterback...Show More Summary

Guy drives to Temecula to fight someone over a Kobe Bryant Twitter argument on Christmas

or: CHRISTMAS IN TEMECULA. Christmas NBA games weren't bad, but NBA Twitter dominated the holiday. HoopsCritic blogger and Celtics fan James H -- aka @SnottieDrippen -- got in a Kobe Bryant-related Twitter argument with a user named @MyTweetsRealAF. Show More Summary

Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois has claimed 51 crosses in the Premier League with a 100% success rate [HLN]

Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws have a feature on Boxing Day on Chelsea goalie Thibaut Courtois. Peeling behind some of Courtois’ stats this season at Stamford Bridge, the 22-year-old is able to boast an outstanding record when it’s come to dealing with high balls in his box. Courtois has claimed 51 crosses this season, with a 100% success rate on […]

College Football Playoff 2014-15: Predictions for Rose and Sugar Bowl Semifinals

Neither of the College Football Playoff semifinal games will be close affairs. It would be great for college football if they were, but both the Florida State Seminoles and Alabama Crimson Tide will prove to be too talented for the Oregon...Show More Summary

2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shake out After Christmas

The gifts have been unwrapped, the stockings unstuffed, the eggnog snogged and the relatives eschewed. Christmas is over, which, for much of the sports-consuming public, means the NBA season has only begun. Those of us who've been paying close attention know this isn't true. Show More Summary

LeBron James Posts Instagram Message About Dwyane Wade After Cavaliers-Heat Game

The Cleveland Cavaliers may have lost to the Miami Heat on Christmas, but the friendship between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade goes well beyond the basketball court, and one game isn't going to change that. After the game, LeBron posted...Show More Summary

Viewing Picks for December 26, 2014

18 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

All Times Pacific College Football Heart of Dallas Bowl, Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech — ESPN, 10 a.m. Quick Lane Bowl, Ford Field, Detroit, MI Rutgers vs. North Carolina — ESPN, 1:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Bowl, Tropicana Field, St. Show More Summary

Heart of Dallas Bowl 2014: Top Storylines Going into Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech and Illinois kick off a packed Friday of college football bowl action with the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Neither the Bulldogs nor the Fighting Illini are the most attractive team in the country, and many fans will likely fail to give this matchup any sort of chance. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2014: Best NBA FanDuel, DraftKings Lineup for Dec. 26

The day after a full slate of Christmas games, the NBA doesn't need 24 hours to reload more action. There are 11 games on tap, and you know what that means? There's a plethora of choices for Draft Kings and FanDuel players. Finding the ideal lineups for the two single-day fantasy sports outfits is harder when there's a lot of teams playing. Show More Summary

Shaquille O'Neal Crashes into Christmas Tree on TNT Halftime Show

The NBA on TNT crew is known for having fun while on the set, but this might be their best shenanigan of the year. Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny "The Jet" Smith began racing for the Christmas tree on the set when Kenny gave Shaq a little shove. Show More Summary

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant to sit out against Chicago Bulls on Christmas

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will sit out against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, Coach Byron Scott said (via ESPN) before the game. This will be the second game in a row the 36-year-old will miss due to fatigue. While fans who were eager to see the veteran play are upset, the team might […]

Dwyane Wade Slams Home Putback Dunk over Kevin Love

After watching Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade make a play like this against his Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James may have some regrets about leaving South Beach. Late in the first quarter, Wade got the crowd hyped with a huge putback dunk over Cavaliers big man Kevin Love. Not bad for a 32-year-old with bad knees. [ YouTube ] Read more NBA news on

Hail Mary passes remain most exciting plays in football

It's the most exciting play in football, and it rarely works.

President Obama scorns gender stereotypes, gives athletic equipment to girls for Christmas

A video showing President Obama sorting toys for the Toys for Tots charity earlier this month went viral this week after he was caught on tape decrying gender stereotypes and giving girls sporting equipment. “You know what?” Obama says while deciding whether to place a basketball in a box for girls toys or boys. “I […]

It’s a hug-fest in Miami, as Cavaliers’ LeBron James returns to take on the Heat

There were more cheers than jeers, as Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James returned to the court where he played for the Miami Heat for four seasons on Thursday. LeBron receives a warm welcome back to South Beach on ABC! #NBARapidReplay #NBAXmas — NBA (@NBA) December 25, 2014 “Well that was anticlimactic,” the ABC TV announcers […]

Cavaliers vs. Heat: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2014

The return of LeBron James to Miami may have been the biggest story when the Cleveland Cavaliers faced the Miami Heat on Christmas, but it was Dwyane Wade and company who came away with the happy ending, beating the Cavs, 101-91. Led...Show More Summary

NFL Picks Week 17: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

It's all come down to this. After a long offseason, weeks of training camp, a month of preseason games and 16 weeks of regular-season action, the playoff fates of any number of NFL teams will come down to Sunday's slate of games. In Pittsburgh, the Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will battle for the AFC North crown. Show More Summary

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