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Your browser does not support iframes. Earlier this season, Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for fourth on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list with No. 661. On Friday, Rodriguez reached another milestone. In the first inning, Rodriguez came up to bat one hit shy of 3,000 for his career. On the first pitch he...Read More
By Larry Brown A minor league baseball team on Friday decided to cancel a racist white heritage night they had planned after receiving some backlash. The Orem Owlz, a rookie ball affiliate of the LA Angels in the Pioneer League, planned to hold a “Caucasian Heritage Night” on Aug. 10, but they announced they were canceling the event after some outcry on social media. Here...
A putt by Darren Clarke that somehow did not go in the cup perfectly encapsulates just how bad the greens are at the US Open at Chambers Bay. Clarke shot a 7-over 77 in his first round on Thursday, and the former British Open champion carded a horrific 80 on Day 2 to finish in...Read More
In softball they have a pitch called a riseball. This concept actually makes sense in the sport because the pitchers throw underhand and can direct the ball upwards. It’s much different for a baseball pitcher to get similar movement because they obviously throw overhand, but Gerrit Cole is trying to defy those conventions. In the...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Jason Day collapsed on the final hole of his second round at the U.S. Open on Friday. The 27-year-old could be heard on the telecast telling paramedics he was dealing with a bout of vertigo. Day has been dealing with dizzy spells for quite some time. He withdrew from a tournament last August due to vertigo. He backed out of another event several weeks ago and...
It seems like there is one player who steals the show at every championship parade, and Draymond Green was happy to be that guy for the Golden State Warriors on Friday. Green had himself a phenomenal time and may or may not have received assistance from an adult beverage or two. He shared his double-decker...Read More
One of the things the FBI needs to determine with its investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals allegedly stealing information from the Houston Astros is when the hacking began. According to one report, this has been going on for years. The story first surfaced in June 2014, when the Astros’ internal trade talks were posted on a hacker-type website. But Evan Drellic of the Houston...
By Steve DelVecchio How do you become one of the most feared defenders in NFL history? Eggs — lots and lots of eggs. For reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Years J.J. Watt, that’s at least part of it. In an interview with Jimmy Traina of FOX Sports this week, Watt revealed that he ate two breakfasts on Thursday. Here’s the rundown of what the Houston Texans star tossed...
By Steve DelVecchio Tiger Woods posted his worst ever round in a U.S. Open on Thursday when he opened up the tournament with a 10-over 80. On Friday, he picked up right where he left off. Woods, who started at the 10th hole for his second round, had to trudge through some thick rough to find an errant shot. He lost his balance and wiped out on the slope in the meantime. We’d...
By Steve DelVecchio Terrelle Pryor was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, and the roster move may have him rethinking his career path. On Thursday, Pryor’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told Pro Football Talk that the former Ohio State star is willing to make the switch from quarterback to wide receiver. Rosenhaus claims there has been “extensive interest” in Pryor as...
By Steve DelVecchio When former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown lobbied the team earlier this week to consider hiring Allen Iverson as an assistant general manager, it took some people by surprise. Iverson, of course, was not one of them. On Thursday, Iverson followed Brown’s endorsement by trying to pitch himself to the Sixers. “I may not know everything about...
A Louisiana judge ruled on Thursday that New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was within his right mind when he decided to cut his daughter, Renee, and two grandchildren, Ryan and Rita LeBlanc, out of both his business and personal life. While mentally competent from a legal standpoint, the 87-year-old has clearly been bothered by...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio At the start of the week, Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout was the only player not on the Kansas City Royals roster who was the leader at his position in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game voting for the American League. Now that millions of votes have been scrubbed, that is likely to change. Bob Bowman, the CEO of MLB Advanced Media, told Jeff Passan of...
Jamie Sangouthai apparently died from a disease that was related to drug use, not a drug overdose. It was previously reported that Sangouthai, who was Lamar Odom’s best friend, died of a drug overdose last week. On Thursday, the L.A. County Coroner told TMZ that Sangouthai actually died from a flesh-eating disease that he contracted...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio A college baseball player lost his mother on Wednesday in the tragic shooting at a church in South Carolina that left nine dead. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, the mother of Charleston Southern University outfielder Chris Singleton, was shot and killed in what police are calling a hate crime. The 45-year-old was an assistant pastor at Emanuel African Methodist...
By Gordon Dixon Earlier this week, the Clippers acquired Lance Stephenson from the Hornets in a move that raised a few eyebrows. Stephenson is talented, for sure, and has shown flashes during his career of being a dangerous all-around player. However, he also has a reputation as a bit of a problem in the locker room. When introduced as a member of the Clippers, Stephenson addressed...
Things aren’t going so great these days for Tiger Woods. The three-team U.S. Open winner is having a really hard time getting a grip during this year’s tournament. Literally. What are you DOING Tiger Woods??? https://t.co/YG8taYm4Df — Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) June 18, 2015 Faced with a tough shot on the Par-5 eighth hole at Chambers...Read More
All Steve Kerr did in his first year as a head coach was lead the Warriors to a franchise-record 67 wins during the regular season. Golden State, then, defeated the Cavaliers in six games to capture their first NBA championship since 1975. Not surprisingly, Kerr received numerous congratulatory messages. One, in particular, from former teammate...Read More
By Darryn Albert The Cleveland Cavaliers just lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and now they may have another problem on their hands. According to Cavs insider Bob Finnan of the Port Clinton News-Herald, Tristan Thompson’s agent has “let it be known” that his client will seek a max-deal or close to it this offseason. Thompson famously turned down a 4...
By Larry Brown Herschel Walker, who may or may not be a bionic man created by scientists looking to make the most indestructible human specimen of all time, says that he still can run a 4.35 40 and play professional football. Walker joined “Boomer & Carton” on WFAN and said there is no doubt that at 53, he could still play in the NFL. “There is not a doubt in my mind...
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is out of the lineup for Thursday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves, and that is likely a direct result of his decision to go on social media during Boston’s game the previous night. In the seventh inning of the Braves-Red Sox game on Wednesday night, Barstool Sports blogger...Read More
Texas A&M and Texas may no longer be playing each other in football since the Aggies switched conferences, but that does not mean the rivalry between the schools is any less contentious. News was announced on Wednesday that the Longhorns would begin selling alcohol at football games in Royal-Memorial Stadium in the fall. Aggies chancellor...Read More
Things started out rough for Bubba Watson at the U.S. Open on Thursday, and he was caught on camera blaming the pace of play at one point. After hitting a poor second shot at the par-5 18th, Watson swung his club in frustration and complained about the speed of his round. Bubba Watson just shouted...Read More
Does a day of fishing, golfing, or being at the ballpark not sound satisfying enough to you on Father’s Day? Why not get active and try a Spartan Race? Adults who register for a Spartan Race from now through June 21 get a free kids race, which would be a nice family activity for the...Read More
If you’re running late on picking up a gift for your dad for Father’s Day, allow us to make a suggestion: Check out Steiner Sports. They have plenty of great Father’s Day gift ideas, ranging from the cool “home sweet home” signs seen above, autographed photos, team subway signs (a great addition to a mancave),...Read More
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