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Junior hockey teams forced to share plane ride after brawling on ice

In order to save money, the Western Hockey league (WHL) is forcing the two teams deadlocked in their fight-filled championship series to travel on the same plane between games. The Portland Winterhawks and the Edmonton Oil Kings are tied, 2-2, in the top junior hockey league championship series and there is no love lost between them. While the bitter rivals have been pounding...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Tebow and Sanchez break bread with Jets owner

One night after walking the red carpet with A-listers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Tim Tebow was spotted downing red meat with his O-line at a Manhattan steak house along with New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and Mark Sanchez. Although Sanchez— the Jets starting quarterback— and Tebow, who will be competing with him for playing time this season...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera 'scared' about blood clot found in right calf

Mariano Rivera went to the hospital on Monday to decide which doctor would perform surgery on his torn ACL and found out he also had a blood clot in the calf of the same right leg. The clot was discovered while doctors examined the torn ACL in his right knee, prompting doctors to keep the New York Yankees closer in the hospital overnight while he was treated with blood thinners...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss
OOH, BURN

D-Wade cracks joke about Mike Bibby

The Heat star had a little fun at his former teammate-turned-Knicks guard's expense, saying, "I know Mike has made more shots in this series than he made all last year."

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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss
1 BALL, 1 CUP

Fan chugs glass after ball lands in beer

A guy sitting in the stands at Petco Field had a foul ball land in his cup of beer and— after showing off his beer-soaked trophy— promptly chugged down the rest of the brew with the ball still in it. At nine dollars a beer, who doesn't mind a little spit and dirt in their brewski if it means getting a foul ball on the side. The fan— wearing a vintage San...
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May 09, 2012  |  1 Comment

Andy Pettitte to make Yankee Stadium start on Sunday

Get ready to see Andy Pettitte on the mound with the New York Yankees on Sunday, according to general manager Brian Cashman.  Pettitte will make a Mother's Day start after Cashman decided that he'd seen enough of the left-handed pitcher in the minors and any more games  down there would not be beneficial. "Everybody's in agreement he's not going to benefit...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss
THOUGHTFUL WORDS

Tebow comments on Seau's death

The New York Jets quarterback took a moment to express his thoughts on the unfortunate passing of Junior Seau when he was interviewed at the Met gala.

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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

O's fan gives Josh Hamilton's bat to Cal Ripken lookalike's kid

Josh Hamilton let a bat slip through his hands and sail into the stands at Camden Yards during a Texas Rangers- Baltimore Orioles game.  A mini tug-of-war broke out for the prized piece of wood before the bigger fan— who actually snagged the spinning bat— turned it over to a young kid in the same section of seats. The fan— decked out head-to-toe in O's gear— who won...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers shock Capitals in OT after tying it with 6.6 left

The New York Rangers  already have one dramatic victory over the Washington Capitals and last night the Blue Shirts continued to keep Rangers fans clutching their chests. Brad Richards— the Rangers alternate captain— scored an amazing game-tying goal with 6.6 seconds in regulation to send the game into overtime.  Marc Staal— the Rangers defenseman— scored the game winner...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Simms' son Matt signs with rival Jets

To many New York Giants fans, Matt Simms — the son of Big Blue quarterback legend Phil Simms— has crossed over to the Dark Side after signing on with the New York Jets.  Yesterday, the undrafted Simms was signed by Rex Ryan and his Gang Green after giving Simms a tryout at their three-day rookie minicamp. The younger Simms lives in New Jersey and was a star at the state and...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Hector Noesi throws pitch, gets 2 balls back

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Noesi must have thought he was seeing double during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins when— after having a pitch land in the dirt— his catcher and the umpire got their signals crossed and each threw a ball back at the surprised Noesi. In the third inning, the former New York Yankees pitcher threw a strike to catcher John Jaso.  Jaso...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss
SHAKE AND BAKE

Kurt Busch's car gets movie theme

Kurt Busch's car got a special paint job for the race at Talladega. They're matching some of the car designs and words from Ricky Bobby.

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May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets pay tribute to Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch

The New York Mets paid tribute to the late hip-hop artist Adam Yauch during Friday night's game at Citi Field by playing all Beastie Boy tunes as each player's walk-up songs. The Brooklyn-bred Yauch— who died of cancer earlier in the day at age 47— was one of the band's co-founders— with Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond— and a New York icon and big sports fan....
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May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera on return: 'I'm not going down like this'

Mariano Rivera showed a lot of emotion after he found out he tore his right ACL last night— after buckling over while shagging a fly ball—  but today Rivera showed why he is the toughest closer in major league history. The Hall-of-Fame bound pitcher insisted Friday that his career with the New York Yankees is not over. "I am coming back," Rivera said.  "Put...
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May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Gadget makes it look like you're peeing when you're actually pouring a drink

Nothing screams bromance like saying 'let me fill you up' to your pal, then unzipping your fly and squirting a liquid beverage into his plastic cup. A new gadget makes that awkward exchange possible. The ad for the bladder-like Freedom Flask says: "Make a seamless transition from tailgate to stadium with Freedom Flask. Now you can initially get busted for urinating...
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May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Airport uses cheerleaders raise travelers spirits

While Chinese air travelers might get little perks like free pretzels or water, one airport in China is throwing in some free perky. To entertain waiting passengers, Dalian International Airport recently recruited a squad of cheerleaders to make dealing with long lines and lost baggage feel like a high school pep rally. During massive-fog coverage in Dalian last week, the airport...
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May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeter on Rivera: 'He'll be back' with Yankees in 2012

The gloom surrounding the news that New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera had a torn right ACL— which could end the career of baseball's all-time saves leader— was sliced by by a glimmer of hope as sharp as one of Rivera's cut fastballs.  Derek Jeter spoke about Rivera's grit and still believes the closer could be back in 2012. "I'm not a doctor but I...
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May 04, 2012  |  Discuss
IT'S ALL FUN AND GAMES...

Rivera hurts knee, carted off field

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera twisted his knee while shagging flies during batting practice at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium and had to be carted off the field.

UPDATE: Rivera suffered a torn ACL, out for the season.

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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Italian coach slaps player for giving him a "thumbs up"

The coach of Italian league Fiorentina went 'impazzire' all over one of his players after he substituted the player who ironically applauded the agitated coach with a "thumbs up" salute. On Wednesday, during a 2-2 draw against Novara, the coach, Delio Rossi, attacked forward Adem Ljajic after the player protested being pulled from the game.  Rossi slapped Ljajic—...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Bosh doubtful for Game 3 after rushing home to pregnant wife

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will probably miss tonight's Game 3 against the New York Knicks after rushing back home to Miami to attend the birth of his first son. Bosh had been carrying a beeper throughout the NBA first-round series in preparation for the birth of his second child.  The original due date was around the third week of May but a message posted online by his...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss
NO FEAR

Predators ice girl scoops up catfish thrown on ice

During the first period of last night's NHL Western conference quarterfinals match-up between the Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes, the ice girl skated out and picked up a huge catfish a Nashville fan had thrown into the rink. Not only did the pretty woman pick up the live, whiskered fish with a smile— she did it barehanded. When you think of 'noodling,' that...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Stoudemire eyes Game 4 return and blames extinguisher door

Amar'e Stoudemire held a press conference today and— despite his doubtful status— told reporters he still wants to see if he can play Sunday in game 4 of the Knicks-Heat NBA Playoffs series.  The Knicks forward thinks he can play only five days after surgery on his badly gashed left hand— which is in a cast. Stoudemire tried to minimize the stupidity of punching the...
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant and James Harden take Kate Upton to work

Call it the Kate Upton video you're allowed to see.  After all the controversy surrounding the Sports Illustrated cover model's banned "Cat Walk Dance"video, here she is filming Take a Supermodel to Work Day with Oklahoma Thunder players Kevin Durant and James Harden for Scullcandy NBA. Upton annoys the two stars with stupid questions but it's still hard for...
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Amar'e Stoudemire's punchout inspires T-shirt

Has there ever been a fire extinguisher with as much notoriety as the one Amar'e Stoudemire tried get at the other night? First, the extinguisher inside the box the New York Knicks forward punched after Monday night's loss to the Miami Heat got its own Twitter account with the handle "AAAExtinguisher." Now the red fire tool is emblazoned across T-shirts in New...
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Mr. Met is named top mascot in sports

The New York Mets finally have some bragging rights over the New York Yankees in the city they both share.  The baseball-headed cheerleader who calls Flushing his home was named the No. 1 sports mascot based on his likability, familiarity, and a few other factors, according to the Celebrity Dave Brown Index. The perpetually-smiling mascot — who has suffered through a lot over...
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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