American Pharoah poised for more racing history in Haskell

From a beauty salon in Beverly Hills to an intersection in Zurich people are talking about American Pharoah. Derek Jeter. Carrie Underwood. Drew Brees. Even Cheech and Chong. All have chatted up either the owner, trainer or jockey of American Pharoah in the weeks after the horse became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with a sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tulo to Toronto: The latest sign that Hal is not his father

There's a saying in the Yankiverse, whispered whenever a big free agent signs with Washington or California. It goes this way: "This wouldn't have happened if Ol' George were still alive..."Yep. If Ol' George were still kicking, the Yankees would have signed Max Scherzer, James Shield, Nelson Cruz, Robbie Whazhisname, the original cast of Glee and - absolutely, obviously,...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten questions with Justin Zayat of American Pharoah fame

It's not bad being Justin Zayat - especially this spring. At 23, he was already helping to run his father Ahmed Zayat's racing operation as racing and stallion manager for Zayat Stables. He graduated with a degree in economics from New York University. And, oh, yes, the family business owns the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. With American Pharoah returning to the racetrack...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shocker! It's an A-Bomb, and another A-Bomb, and another A-Bomb from A-Rod!

A-Rod smirks after his first homer last night.I was home last night working on a writing project, but I didn't get all that much done. That is because the Yankee game, which looked like a blowout loss for much of it, turned out to be arguably the best win of the year.Although CC Sabathia had another step back, putting the Yanks in a 5-0 hole, Alex Rodriguez carried the Yankees on...
Via Subway Squawkers
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining pitfalls of negotiating NFL contracts without an agent

There is a growing school of thought amongst some NFL players that sports agents are expendable, but there are some potential problems with that argument. Russell Okung of the Seattle Seahawks is one such player. He recently wrote an article on Derek Jeter’s The Player’s Tribune detailing why he has decided to head into free agency on his own, rather than relying on an agent...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Royals' Lorenzo Cain an MVP candidate?

Lorenzo Cain is in the middle of an unbelievable stretch of baseball. In fact, only three other players in American League history have accomplished what Cain has in his last eight games: 15 hits, four doubles, four home runs, nine RBI's, nine runs scored, and two stolen bases. Only Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Derek Jeter have accomplished the same feat, as noted by FOX Sports Kansas...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Fan Getting RE2PECT Sleeve Tat

Still showing re2pect...
Via Busted Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Okung drops agent to represent himself in free agency

Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung has joined a small, but growing club of NFL players who don’t feel the need to be represented by an agent. In the final year of his rookie deal, he’s going to become a free agent when the 2015 NFL season concludes. Penning a thoughtful column on Derek Jeter’s popular blog The Player’s Tribune, Okung laid out his reasoning...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruth, Gehrig, Jeter ... and Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Cain is in good company. It's just him and three Yankee legends. In his last eight games, the Kansas City Royals' All-Star center fielder has done a little bit of everything -- and in some cases, more than a little bit. In that span, Cain has 15 hits, four doubles, four home runs, nine RBIs, nine runs scored and two stolen bases, all while leading Kansas City to seven wins...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruth, Gehrig, Jeter ... and Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Cain is in good company. It's just him and three Yankee legends. In his last eight games, the Kansas City Royals' All-Star center fielder has done a little bit of everything -- and in some cases, more than a little bit. In that span, Cain has 15 hits, four doubles, four home runs, nine RBIs, nine runs scored and two stolen bases, all while leading Kansas City to seven wins...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Affleck jumped at chance to present ESPY to Derek Jeter

It’s not breaking news to anyone that Ben Affleck is a Boston Red Sox fan, right? The guy refused to wear a Yankees hat in Gone Girl when director David Fincher asked him to, believing — correctly so — that someone wanting to be incognito in New York City would wear something that blends in to the scenery. Affleck said he and Fincher had a “legitimate fight” over the...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Says He Wants To End Up Being Respected Like Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter

Cardale Jones has already reached college football’s mountaintop, leading Ohio State to the national championship last January, so he has his eyes set on another peak.  When the Buckeyes’ quarterback’s football career is over, he wants to be thought of in the same manner as two of the greatest professional athletes of all-time.  Jones, who has started just three college football...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter gets slimed at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 (VIDEO)

The awards keep rolling in for Derek Jeter even in retirement. But his latest accolade made him look more like a trophy than just accepting one. Just a day after he was presented with the Icon award at the ESPYs, the former Yankees shortstop got slimed with golden goo onstage after accepting the Legends Award at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley...
Via The Other Paper
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Derek Jeter get slimed on Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2015

Five-Time World Series Champ Derek Jeter Honored with Legend Award and Doused in Gold Slime U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Champions Appear at Sports Slime-Fest Two Kids Win Soccer and Basketball Challenges and Each Take Home $50,000 LOS ANGELES –July 16, 2015 – Mega-sports stars Stephen Curry, Alex Morgan, Lindsey Vonn, Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson were among the...
Via Bob's Blitz
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter soaked in gold slime at Kids' Choice Sports Awards (Video)

Derek Jeter was honored at the Kids' Choice Sports Awards on Thursday evening as he was given the Legends Award as a tribute to his legendary New York Yankees career. After giving his acceptance speech, Jeter was then drenched in gold slime.The folks at Nickelodeon soaked David Beckham and his kids with the gold slime when he accepted the Legends Award last year at the inaugural...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter gets slimed with gold slime at Nickelodeon awards show

It looks like Derek Jeter is enjoying retirement.Jeter appeared at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards, looking fresh and clean hanging with Golden State Warriors champion Stephen Curry on the red carpet.That didn't last long, however, as he was slimed with gold slime during the show:Fans of Nickelodeon will remember the station using green slime in their shows (especially...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jeter gets covered in golden slime at Kids Choice Sports Awards

The name of the game at Thursday’s Kids Choice Sports Awards was to slime athletes.  Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was the first athlete to get slimed when they shockingly shot green goop at him. But Derek Jeter getting a golden shower of slime took the cake. Cheers to Jetes for being a willing victim…and dozens of other things…including his girlfriend…and his old house. [Vine]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett didn’t get his chance to pitch in the All Star game

AJ Burnett has been in Major League Baseball for 17 seasons now, he has had a productive career but only made one All Star team. That All Star team was this season, Burnett’s last season, and it was his only chance to play in the mid summer classic. Burnett didn’t hear his number called during the game and didn’t get his name in the box score. He’s not Mariano Rivera or Derek...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB All-Star Game draws record-low 6.6 rating for Fox: one-off, or new normal?

Apparently, incessantly running the “It’s the All-Star Game of All-Star Games” promotion didn’t inspire more viewers than usual to tune in to the MLB All-Star Game on Fox Tuesday night, as it drew a record-low 6.6 rating. The previous low was a 6.8 in 2012. The 7.8 overnight rating it posted was also a record low, and total viewers also dropped from 11.3 million last year...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB All-Star Game overnight ratings down a tick from 2014

The overnight ratings for the 2015 All-Star Game are out and Fox will spin them saying they won primetime on broadcast television. But when you compare the numbers with last year, they are down. The numbers are down just a tenth of a point from last year, 7.8 this year compared to 7.9 in 2015. But as Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal points out, market size does matter: Fox...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankee captain, Brett Gardner, is going to the All-Star Game

Shh. Don't tell anybody. But the Yankees have a captain, and his name is Brett Gardner. We're not supposed to have a captain. It's too soon. It's like dating your secretary, six months after Matilda dies. It's like going to the kennel for a replacement, without even moving Spotty's water dish. You're supposed to grieve. We're still getting over the fact that, after 20 years, Derek...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

My experience in Yankee Stadium for Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit

Five years ago to this day, Derek Jeter became a part of baseball history by becoming the 28th player ever to reach 3,000 hits in his career. Jeter is an icon in baseball history so this became one of the highlights of his career after weeks of hype and following the journey to reach this milestone. Well, this writer was lucky enough to experience as YES announcer Michael Kay said...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The state of the New York Yankees without Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter has been the heart and soul of the New York Yankees for the last two decades, he was the captain of one of the most storied franchises in MLB, and when Jeter decided to retire at the end of the 2014 season, nothing would be the same. Derek Jeter Jeter transcended not only his team but rather the city of New York, the sport of baseball, and simply sports in general....
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The management titles at The Players’ Tribune are just silly

Derek Jeter’s Players’ Tribune is a growing force in the sports media world.  Given the money invested and the star athletes that have written for the site, this is undeniable.  The nascent website chalked up another win yesterday as Kevin Love made his exclusive assignment about re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Players’ Tribune. But the biggest news was not...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The road to Yankee Stadium goes through Trenton

For Yankees minor-leaguers, the road to Yankee Stadium goes through Trenton. TRENTON, N.J. – For every New York Yankees draftee hopeful of one day playing in the Big Apple, the road to Yankee Stadium goes through Trenton. Since 2003, the Trenton Thunder have been the Double A affiliate for the Yankees, a destination where some of the greatest in the organization’s history have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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