Recent Posts by graymatters

July 08, 2011

Fan Dies After Josh Hamilton Tosses Him Baseball: A fan attending the Texas Rangers game Thursday night died after Josh Hamilton tossed a foul ball to him in the second inning. Shannon Stone, a Brownwood, Texas, firefighter attending the game with his young son, was along the left field outfield wall and fell through an opening behind the outfield fence. Video footage from the Oakland A's broadcast shows the accident.

posted by graymatters to baseball at 02:40 AM - 17 comments

October 03, 2009

Congress to look at NFL head injuries: Judiciary Committee chair plans hearings on impact of injuries, how to limit them, and compensation. Because it's not like they have anything else to do.

posted by graymatters to football at 01:22 PM - 15 comments

August 26, 2009

'An obvious case of deliberate overreaching by the government': Appeals court rules that feds had no right to seize results of MLB player steroid drug tests.

posted by graymatters to baseball at 03:53 PM - 2 comments

March 11, 2009

July 24, 2008

Iraq banned from Olympics: The interntional Olympic committee confirms a ban on Iraqi participation in 2008 games due to government interference.

posted by graymatters to other at 12:51 PM - 6 comments

June 19, 2008

AFI names its top 10 sports movies: Two boxing movies "Raging Bull" followed by "Rocky" at the top. Also two baseball movies in top 5.

posted by graymatters to culture at 12:23 PM - 41 comments

June 11, 2008

Crooked ref claims NBA fixes games: Tim Donaghy, ex-ref convicted of betting on games, claims referees pressured to call fouls by league and sometimes do so on their own. NBA denies it.

posted by graymatters to basketball at 01:08 PM - 48 comments

April 30, 2008

Mavericks begin rebuilding from the top: Dallas fires coach Avery Johnson after another playoff disaster.

posted by graymatters to basketball at 02:39 PM - 17 comments

January 11, 2008

Heat awarded do-over against Hawks: The teams must replay the last 51.9 seconds due to a scoring error on number of fouls against Shaq.

posted by graymatters to basketball at 05:06 PM - 17 comments

July 30, 2007

Teixeira traded to Atlanta: for four prospects. Appears to help Atlanta this year and next before Tex makes his play for big bucks. The Rangers just keep trying to tread water.

posted by graymatters to baseball at 02:06 PM - 106 comments

December 11, 2006

NBA going back to old ball.: I wish David would make up his ****ing mind.

posted by graymatters to basketball at 04:41 PM - 25 comments

July 06, 2006

Indonesia forfeits Fed Cup match to Israel: Team pulled by Indonesian government to protest Israeli actions. Let them win, that will teach them a lesson. Politics and sports, politics and sports go together like diamonds and quartz.

posted by graymatters to tennis at 12:06 PM - 2 comments

June 29, 2006

Texas Rangers owner going Cuban?: The Rangers have had a bunch of bad calls go against them in last week, but I'm surprised to see their owner call up the commissioner to complain. Wonder if he's going to send video.

posted by graymatters to baseball at 12:31 PM - 8 comments

June 28, 2006

Herb Brooks makes hockey hall of fame.: Nice to see. Only wish he was around to enjoy it. Patrick Roy also makes hall.

posted by graymatters to hockey at 06:58 PM - 21 comments

June 23, 2006

The French will never give up with their attack on Lance: Now Le Monde is reporting statements of two Armstrong enemies that Lance admitted to his doctors that he doped up. Other witnesses and the doctors deny it, but don't expect the French to tell the whole story.

posted by graymatters to other at 12:27 PM - 46 comments

February 12, 2006

Timing of Wiretap Backs Gretzky : The New Jersey Attorney General's Office and state police said Sunday the agencies would not comment on a pending criminal investigation. Yeah, now that they have released what appears to be false information (the wiretap in the last month was actually just a few days before and after the gambling investigation was revealed) and attempted their typical character assassination in the press, they finally say they are going to shut up.

posted by graymatters to hockey at 08:58 PM - 54 comments

November 17, 2005

Baseball owners approve new steroid policy: No brainer, here. Not really news. However, my comment. I think in the future, when we look back on who had the greatest impact on professional baseball (perhaps sports in general) in the early 21st century, one name might top the list: Jose Canseco.

posted by graymatters to baseball at 11:50 AM - 79 comments

November 01, 2005

Two Koreas to field one Olympic team: Next up: the United States and England

posted by graymatters to other at 12:26 PM - 7 comments

August 02, 2005

11 holes in one in first round?: I can't even do that on the putt putt.

posted by graymatters to golf at 06:49 PM - 17 comments

July 28, 2005

Update to "He wanted to win.": T-ball coach to be tried for paying player $25 to injure mentally disabled player to keep him out of game. Coach charged with two counts of criminal solicitation to commit aggravated assault and one count each of corruption of minors, criminal conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person. See prior discussion.

posted by graymatters to culture at 05:03 PM - 20 comments

July 23, 2005

Fore - or maybe side?: Errant golf balls ruled trespass on nearby homes. And exactly why did they buy homes next to the country club?

posted by graymatters to golf at 11:46 AM - 32 comments

July 21, 2005

At long last, let's drop the puck?: Hockey players approve labor deal; 90% for.

posted by graymatters to hockey at 04:08 PM - 31 comments

July 19, 2005

If you can't ignore them, then join them?: NCAA wants to work with odds makers to monitor betting lines for college games, as part of antigambling efforts.

posted by graymatters to general at 05:03 PM - 2 comments

July 18, 2005

Move over, Danica!: Katherine Legge gets second win of season in Toyota Atlantic series.

posted by graymatters to auto racing at 03:11 PM - 19 comments

July 15, 2005

"He wanted to win.": Kid coach pays player $25 to injure teammate before game so coach would not have to play him.

posted by graymatters to culture at 05:18 PM - 18 comments