With NFL training camps opening and players are gearing up for the preseason the first thing I want to say is welcome back football. I can now devote my Sundays to watching Touchdowns and hard hits rather then do laundry and clean the house. With that being said here are the most intriguing questions going into Training camp for the
With a 2-1 series lead, and the next two games being played at home, the San Antonio Spurs can close out the series in five. It’s been a rocky series for the San Antonio Spurs. After a comeback win in game one, and a blowout loss in game two, the Spurs were looking more inexperienced than seasoned. The All-Star veteran
On Tuesday, the New England Patriots signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a two-year contract with no money guaranteed. The former New York Jet was counted out and overlooked by many teams, but is now given a chance to prove himself to the best coach in the league. “Tim is a talented player; is smart and works hard. We’ll see how
The Los Angeles Dodgers (27-35) face a major setback as shortstop Hanley Ramirez returns to the disabled list due to a troubled hamstring, and outfielder Matt Kemp remains inactive. On Sunday, Kemp participated in a workout exercise—stretching, sprinting, and agility drills—that tested the strength of his recovering strained hamstring. But instead of impressing the medical staff...
With all of the media attention surrounding Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, some may feel like the media’s obsession with his injury recovery is getting out of hand. Amongst the crowd of disapproving viewers is former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb. “…When I look up on TV and see him up there talking all the time about how great he’s
The Houston Astros selected pitcher Mark Appel out of Stanford University No.1 overall on Thursday. Last year, when Houston native Mark Appel was selected eighth during the amateur draft, and was offered $3.8 million dollars to sign with Pittsburgh, pitching for Clint Hurdle at PNC Park appeared to be the obvious choice. Unlike most college athletes that would jump on
With the Philadelphia Phillies (31-30) beating the Milwaukee Brewers (22-37) 5-1 on Thursday, they pass .500 and increase their winning streak to five. Does their recent success make them a threat in the National League? The Phillies got out to an early lead with scored runs by Michael Young (off of a hit by Ryan Howard) and John Mayberry, making
No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic recently inked an extensive deal with Adidas footwear. Although Djokovic’s support of the German brand goes back to 2003—the year he made his professional debut—in 2009 the Serbian native parted ways with Adidas apparel and decided that a 10-year apparel deal with Sergio Tacchini better suited him. His Adidas footwear sponsorship was still
Thirteen months ago the Chicago White Sox (24-28) loss to the Oakland A’s (32-24) after 14 innings and a two-run hit off of Hector Santiago’s pitch to Yoenis Cespedes. Although the White Sox have performed relatively well at Oakland since 2008, Friday’s game was a must-win that they were unable to close. Oakland won game one of the series, 3-0.
The best games are played at midnight. After waiting two-hours and thirty-nine minutes the Cleveland Indians (29-25) were able to host the Tampa Bay Rays (30-24) without the interruption of delays and heavy rain. The streaking Indians headed into Friday’s game with hopes of securing an early win in the three game series, and improve their overall season record against
With the worst record in all of the American League, and a chance to tie the three game series, Houston (14-35) desperately needed a win against the Oakland A’s (27-23) on Saturday. But with 6 runs scored in the second inning and four runs scored in the fourth, the Athletics created an early large deficit that Houston never recovered from.
In a fight to stay alive the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday for the third time in the series, 104-93. The loss ends the Grizzlies undefeated postseason home record. With a commanding 3-0 lead, the Spurs leave little room for the Grizzlies to pull off an historical upset. Can Zach Randolph release Z-Bo and get
The fact that Brian Urlacher is still an unsigned middle linebacker after 13-years of leading the Chicago Bears is baffling. Sometimes even vets are dealt a bad hand. With a new head coach and defensive coordinator running the show it was only a matter of time before the loyalty that kept Urlacher a Bear ended. Now that Urlacher is searching
The Indiana Pacers ended the New York Knicks’ season on Saturday with a 106-99 victory, winning the series 4-2. The Pacers will play the Miami Heat on Wednesday for game one of the eastern conference finals. This marks the seventh conference finals appearance for the Pacers since they joined the NBA in 1976, and their first appearance in nine years.
The 2013 NBA draft kicks off on June 27th and will arguably include some of worst prospects in history. With all the hype surrounding Kentucky center Nerlens Noel’s injury recovery and NBA potential, the name Greg Oden comes to mind. Could the potential no.1 draft pick be a bust, too? Noel doesn’t think so. “I have no doubt that I
“There’s nothing much like playoff hockey,” said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “We’re just getting into the spirit.” Hurdle, Pirates players and coaches are all getting into the playoff spirit by sporting Pittsburgh Penguin jerseys on the road. With a playoff state of mind it’s no surprise that the Pirates didn’t allow for the one-hour and forty-seven minute rain delay
Since Chris Paul will most likely stay a Clipper, the possible departure of All-Star center Dwight Howard is the most talked about free agency in L.A. If Howard stays in L.A. he could receive $118 million over five-years. But if he opts to leave the Lakers the max he will receive is $87.6 million—$30.4 million less—on a four-year deal. But
The Former North Carolina Ram sat down with “NFL AM” on Wednesday and discussed his role on the Cincinnati Bengals and his respect for sixth year running back Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis. Instead of competing with Green-Ellis for the starting position, the rookie prefers to partner with the veteran. “It’s more so a complimentary kind of thing,” Bernard said of his
Throughout the season Celtic’s guard Jason Terry kept an online diary with ESPNBoston.com. After the game six loss to the New York Knicks, Terry wrote about his disappointment, off season plans, and the possible departure of KG and Paul Pierce. “I have mixed emotions about the end of our season, but I am definitely disappointed,” Terry said. “You hate to
The other day I was on Twitter and I heard people talking about how this player is better than that player because of the points he scores and that as long as they get there points then it doesnt matter how many shots they take. Which had me thinking, is the NBA no longer about Defense and hustle or are
Saturday’s semifinals game 3 between the Thunder and the Grizzlies ended with an 87-81 victory for Memphis and another series loss for OKC. With a 2-1 series lead, the Griz are positioned to end the Thunder’s season earlier than expected. If OKC is knocked out of the playoffs in this series, is Durant proving that finishing second is his destiny?
Serena Williams (1) battled Maria Sharapova (2) for the women’s No. 1 ranking on Sunday in Madrid. After 80 minutes of play Williams prevailed, defeating Sharapova in two sets, 6-1, 6-4, and securing her position as the highest ranked women’s tennis player in the world. The win marks the 50th title for Williams and a repeat victory in Madrid. Sharapova
The Dubs advanced to the second round of the playoffs after beating Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets in six games. Their semifinals match-up with the San Antonio Spurs begins Monday, May 6th, in San Antonio. With this win and the success throughout the season, the Warriors have redefined what it means to earn the right to be an All-Star,
With a 99-93 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, the Chicago Bulls advance to the semifinals of the eastern conference where they will face MVP LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The injured, ill, and counted-out Bulls showed warrior like mentality and battled the Nets in the final game of the series. This is the first game seven victory in Bulls
Four straight losses, a first round departure, and an injured starter, wasn’t the picture the Los Angeles Clippers painted of their playoffs. When the Clippers won 56 games, set a franchise record, and went on a 17 game win streak, they were clearly the better team in LA and one of the biggest competitors in the West. But in pursuing a ring,