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Rank Schmank!

I'm pretty tired of the subject of rank in martial arts, but since everyone around me seems so interested in it lately, and since people keep asking me what I think of this and that, I made a bet with myself that I could do a month's worth of posts on the topic of rank in the martial arts.. Show More Summary

Shaquille O’Neal Returns To Rapping, Asks Pharrell To Put Him On NBA 2K15 Soundtrack

Shaquille O’Neal is making his rap comeback. The former NBA great, who enjoyed a brief and not-too-well-respected career in rap music in the early 1990s, is making a bid to return to the mic for the latest installment of NBA2k Games’ annual title. The former Kazaam star petitioned music super-producer Pharrell, the executive producer of

Health premiums soared, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The cost of health insurance for individuals skyrocketed this year in California, with some paying almost twice what they did last year, the state's insurance commissioner said.

5 Young NBA Players with Shots at Stardom During 2014-15 Season

Year after year, the leaves change, the seasons turn...and new names approach the star-studded stratosphere atop the NBA. Last season saw a slew of precocious youngsters take that all-important next step. John Wall, Anthony Davis, DeMar...Show More Summary

Colin Hanks talks 'Fargo' and making new friends in Calgary

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

What do you do if you're Colin Hanks and you're in Calgary shooting "Fargo" and you really want to see the season finale of "True Detective" but you don't have HBO?

Derrick Rose Entering Next Season as the Biggest Mystery in the NBA

Edgar Allen Poe. Agatha Christie. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dashiell Hammett. Ian Fleming. Stieg Larsson. Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls point guard might not be penning any legendary pieces of fiction in the next few years, but he's still the author of the NBA's biggest mystery heading into the 2014-15 campaign. Show More Summary

State craft brewers fear drought could alter business, and the beer

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

When Lagunitas Brewing Co. fills its beer bottles, Northern California's Russian River provides the main ingredient.

Georgia Football: 4 Games That Could Ruin the Bulldogs' 2014 Season

The Georgia Bulldogs could do a lot of special things this season. If they can stay healthy and the defense improves from what it was last season, they could have a chance to not only win the SEC, but also be one of the four teams that...Show More Summary

Inter Milan vs. Manchester United: Score, Grades, Reaction for Pre-Season Match

Manchester United and Inter Milan played out a 0-0 draw in their International Champions Cup fixture on Tuesday night in Maryland, with the English side triumphing 5-3 after a penalty shootout. Neither side managed to create a greatShow More Summary

Eli Manning prompts saddest SportsNation poll ever

BREAKING: Player who leads league in interceptions not considered elite anymore. If Eli Manning never completes another NFL pass, his legacy is set: he was the Giants' QB for two Super Bowl wins, and was the triggerman on one of the most iconic plays in NFL history. Show More Summary

Biggest Storylines Heading into Clemson's Fall Camp

The Clemson Tigers are just days away from the unofficial beginning of the 2014 college football season. Fall camp opens, and the countdown is on for the Tigers' trip to Georgia on August 30 to open the new season. Much of the offseason talk has centered on Clemson's quarterback situation—and rightfully so. Show More Summary

Rutgers and Maryland Get Skeptical Big Ten Welcome

Judging from media day, Rutgers and Maryland, which both formally joined the Big Ten this month, are being eyed skeptically by fans of the 12 teams that already resided in this football-hungry conference.

Inter Milan vs. Manchester United: What Walter Mazzarri Learned

Manchester United defeated Internazionale 5-3 on penalty kicks in their International Champions Cup clash at FedEx Field in Maryland on Tuesday night after the match had finished 0-0. Inter coach Walter Mazzarri will have taken a great...Show More Summary

Mark Davis acknowledges San Antonio visit

Yes, Raiders owner Mark Davis recently took a trip to San Antonio. We know this because the Raiders posted a three-part message on the matter at the team’s Twitter page, in response to the report from the San Antonio Express-News that the team could move to Texas. “I was in San Antonio to honor Cliff…

Michigan Football: Best Quotes and Key Takeaways from Big Ten Media Days

Brady Hoke is quite familiar with the song and dance of Big Ten media days. During the conference's big day on stage in Chicago, the Wolverines' fourth-year coach answered questions about rebounding from a 7-6 season, facing off against...Show More Summary

Emerging Rookie John Brown Gives Cardinals One of NFL's Best Young WR Corps

In Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, the Arizona Cardinals already have arguably one of the best duos at wide receiver in the NFL. Fitzgerald is an eight-time Pro Bowler. Floyd topped 1,000 yards for the first time in his two-yearShow More Summary

Report connects Raiders to San Antonio

It is no surprise that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis was recently in San Antonio. In fact, the teams's official website posted a photo of him there on July 20, along with former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros and former RaidersShow More Summary

Video: Dana White reveals Nick Diaz 'could fight for the title' with win over Anderson Silva at UFC 181

Nick Diaz has not won a mixed martial arts (MMA) match since Oct. 2011, when he beat B.J. Penn from pillar to post en route to a unanimous decision win at UFC 137. Back-to-back losses since then, as well as a self-imposed two-year retirement,...Show More Summary

Kristen Gillman Leads Junior PGA

5 hours agoSports / Golf : On Par

Kristen Gillman shot a 5-under 66 on Tuesday at Miramont to top the girls' field in the Junior PGA Championship, and S.M. Lee, Luis Gagne, Triston Fisher and Parker Reddig shared the boys' lead at 68.

Jon Lester likely to be dealt, Pirates could be frontrunners

The Red Sox don't think they can re-sign their ace, so the chances of him being dealt before the deadline are rapidly increasing. The Red Sox are collecting offers from multiple teams on left-handed starter Jon Lester and seem intent...Show More Summary

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