Archives for June 2007

June 30, 2007

Mackenzie Kline: is one of the world's leading 15 year golfers, a remarkable feat since she was born with only 3/4 of a heart. Her web page has more information.

posted by rumple to golf at 11:15 PM - 3 comments

Best-of-9 Series? Boras has Selig's ear : Boras suggests that the first two games be at a neutral site - moving a portion of the fall classic to the highest bidder.

posted by bobfoot to baseball at 06:55 PM - 32 comments

Report: Woman claims Thomas asked cheerleader to flirt with refs: The former New York Knicks executive who is suing coach Isiah Thomas for sexual harassment alleged in court papers that Thomas urged a cheerleader to flirt with referees and guard Stephon Marbury cursed at her, according to newspaper reports Saturday.

posted by STUNNER to basketball at 11:44 AM - 5 comments

June 29, 2007

Pardon me, your red underwear is showing.: Tatiana Golovin had the Wimbledon referee reaching for his rule book when she sought to appear on court wearing red underwear.

posted by worldcup2002 to tennis at 01:45 PM - 12 comments

NFL folds Europe league, to focus on regular-season games abroad: The NFL folded its development league in Europe after 16 years on Friday, calling the decision a sound business move that will allow for a stronger international focus on regular-season games outside the United States.

posted by STUNNER to football at 11:34 AM - 35 comments

Grand Slam Fantasy Wimbledon edition : well, not much to talk about, is there?

posted by lil_brown_bat to fantasy at 07:12 AM - 19 comments

June 28, 2007

Messier leads new class into Hockey Hall : The Hockey Hall of Fame is set to welcome one of its finest classes ever. Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Al MacInnis and Scott Stevens will go in as players this fall, while NHL executive Jim Gregory will enter as a builder.

posted by commander cody to hockey at 05:14 PM - 14 comments

Passion Passes Primary Postseason Play: The Pittsburgh Passion won the franchise's first NWFA playoff match with a 63-7 pulverizing of the Erie Illusion. The win was the fifth time in nine games that the Passion had scored more than 50 points, and the seventh time the team held their opponents to under 10 points.

posted by scully to football at 08:08 AM - 10 comments

June 27, 2007

Howard fastest in history to 100 homers: It soared over the roughly 35-foot-high batter's eye in center field, bouncing into the Wall of Fame area on Ashburn Alley, a distance estimated to be 505 feet by the Phillies. That was Ryan Howard's 100th career home run, coming in his 325th game, breaking Ralph Kiner's 59-year-old record (385th game).

posted by DudeDykstra to baseball at 11:55 PM - 76 comments

Jim : "Pud" Galvin (1856-1902) was baseball's first 300 win pitcher. He was also one of the first players to use performance enhancing chemicals. Specifically, monkey testosterone, called the "elixir of Brown-Sequard."

posted by Joey Michaels to baseball at 01:33 PM - 12 comments

Record 7 40-year-old pitchers to start on Wednesday.: Is it because of modern medicine, better physical training, expansion (requiring more pitchers and diluting line-ups), better pitching mechanics, clear or cream, just plain coincidence, or .......

posted by BigTallChris to baseball at 11:23 AM - 31 comments

Sporting perfection?: The Telegraph's Brendan Gallagher compiles a list of 50 perfect sporting moments. You could go vote for your favourite, but isn't it much more fun to argue about why the list is wrong and how biased it is?

posted by Fence to general at 07:16 AM - 31 comments

Japan's all-star speed eater suffers professional injury : A Japanese man who set a world record by wolfing down dozens of hot dogs within minutes has suffered a severe jaw injury due to his rigorous training, making his next title uncertain.

posted by commander cody to other at 12:47 AM - 16 comments

June 26, 2007

Congress Scolds N.F.L. and Union : The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law heard two hours of testimony, much of it from former players who said they had been wrongfully denied benefits. The hearing was scheduled after months of growing, vocal dissatisfaction expressed by former players. N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell did not attend the hearing because he was at previously scheduled meetings in Germany. Gene Upshaw, the executive director of the N.F.L. Players Association, who said recently that he is “concerned about the red tape” of the disability process, was on vacation in Italy.

posted by Bishop to football at 10:55 PM - 28 comments

Gordon, JJ lose 100 points; crew chiefs suspended six races: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were docked 100 points each Tuesday, and their crew chiefs were both fined $100,000 and suspended for six races for violations at Infineon Raceway.

posted by STUNNER to auto racing at 03:08 PM - 6 comments

What Ails Bronson Arroyo?: An interesting look the effect of previous workload on starting pitchers. Contrasts Arroyo with Aaron Harang to show how pitcher workload isn't a simple rule ("No moire than 100 pitches per start") but a player-specific guideline.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 11:05 AM - 8 comments

She's best in the U.S.A.: Volleyballer named top N.C.A.A. female athlete, and she's carrying a 4.0 g.p.a. in Biochemistry!

posted by tommytrump to other at 07:20 AM - 3 comments

Grand Slam Fantasy: all is confusion -- and my fault for not catching it earlier. Weedy and owlhouse, gents, you can't substitute except in case of injury. As long as your "first four" are healthy, you have to play 'em, although of course you can change the order. Can you resubmit your lineups, please?

posted by lil_brown_bat to fantasy at 07:12 AM - 6 comments

The TriNations rumbles on: with New Zealand defeating the Springboks. But more importantly, who is doing well in the Fantasy League?

posted by Fence to fantasy at 05:20 AM - 4 comments

June 25, 2007

Edmontonians offering to open their doors to homeless Eskimos: "Hey buddy. Can you spare a room?"

posted by tommytrump to football at 04:05 PM - 2 comments

NBA 1st Round Mock Draft.: The Sports Blog Nation decide not to let Chad Ford and Marty Burns have all the fun.

posted by lilnemo to basketball at 01:32 PM - 18 comments

June 24, 2007

Rogge unveils plan for Olympic programme: At the 2005 IOC Congress, baseball and softball were voted off the Olympic island for 2012, leaving the summer Olympics with 26 sports. Yesterday Jacques Rogge announced his plan for the future: there will be 25 "largely untouchable" core sports, with the possibility of adding three more on a rotating basis for each edition of the Games.

posted by Amateur to other at 09:36 PM - 33 comments

USA 2-1 Mexico: FSC's Christopher Sullivan said before the game that while El Tri generally outplay Uncle Sam, the Americans find the chances and win and that was certainly what happened this afternoon. Donovan got his fourth goal of the tournament, all PKs, emerging star Bennie Feilhaber had the best goal of the competition with a volley to the top far corner off a poor Mexican clearance for the winner and the US improved to 10-0-1 under Bob Bradley. Next: Bradley takes an extremely young team to Venezuela since even the strongest side he could have fielded were unlikely to make it out of the group stage.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 05:59 PM - 33 comments

The 3rd Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em: is finally upon us. The summer is here, the FieldTurf is gleaming, the kick-return blocking rules have been changed back to the old-school styles: it's time for CFL football. Become a part of SpoFi's most entertaining three-down summer pastime and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 04:17 PM - 19 comments

So Long, Shooter: Rod "Shooter" Beck, former closer for the Cubs and Giants (as well as other teams), dies at 38.

posted by TheQatarian to baseball at 03:09 PM - 14 comments

June 23, 2007

Thierry Henry Bound for Barcelona: One of the Premiership's greats will net $13.5 million a year in a four-year deal with the storied Spanish side that failed to get him last year. One fan's succinct response on Arsenal Mania: "Gutted. Spurs are better than us."

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:11 AM - 16 comments

June 22, 2007

Giambi will cooperate with M.L.B.'s Probe: Giambi said in a statement " will be best served by such a meeting." he would be 'candid about my past history regarding steroids."

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 01:23 PM - 8 comments

SpoFi 2007 Grand Slam Fantasy Game : Wimbledon draws have been posted. Men's -- excuse me, gentlemen's singles here and ladies' singles here. Play begins Monday, so please have your entries in before now (I've got owlhouse's already). You have up until the start of play to submit your entry.

For anyone who wants to play but didn't enter the French Open: you can still play in Wimbledon and the US Open. Please go here for horribly detailed rules of the game.

posted by lil_brown_bat to fantasy at 01:10 PM - 6 comments

June 21, 2007

Yahoo Buys Rivals.Com: Yahoo has purchased Rivals.Com for an undisclosed sum that TechCrunch claims is $100 million. The college and prep sports site reportedly has 185,000 pay subscribers and served 74.7 million pageviews on the last National Signing Day. The company was formed in 2001 from the ashes of Rival Networks, a dot-com startup that burned through $75 million before its assets were sold in a forced liquidation.

posted by rcade to general at 10:31 AM - 9 comments

June 20, 2007

Will the Blackhawks raise Kane?: With the 2007 NHL draft coming up this weekend, there's no consensus No. 1 pick, although there is plenty of talent to go around. Who do you like, who should your team draft ... and who's the biggest draft bust ever?

posted by wfrazerjr to hockey at 09:56 PM - 20 comments

Jockey Who Kicked Horse Faces Hearing: Veteran's Reputation Tarnished by Televised Blow to Belly

posted by bobfoot to other at 09:52 PM - 21 comments

Larry Whiteside Died Last Week: and his co-workers at the Boston Globe have done a nice job eulogizing him. The CHB shares some stories and Bob Ryan uses his new blog to talk about how Whiteside didn't just pave the way for African-Americans in sports departments, he actively cultivated a "Black List".

posted by yerfatma to culture at 06:18 PM - 5 comments

Return of The King: The Kings select Reggie Theus as the new head coach. Surprising even him. Nice to have a fallback when Hollywood stops calling. Typically, reactions are mixed.

posted by geekyguy to basketball at 08:16 AM - 2 comments

June 19, 2007

IU Football Coach Hoeppner dies: 'This is a sad, sad day for Indiana University."......"It was never a rainy day, the sun was always shining for him.".....from IU Basketball Coach Kelvin Sampson.

posted by tommytrump to football at 11:39 AM - 3 comments

"This is high-calibre marketing - taking an inferior product and improving it through packaging.": Top quality trolling from Alexi Lalas, who responds to sniping from across the pond with tongue-in-cheek praise of the Premiership's capacity to sell Wigan-Charlton as a Super Sunday spectacular.

posted by etagloh to soccer at 04:01 AM - 9 comments

June 18, 2007

Coup d'etat in Ottawa: In other news, Generalissimo Franco is still dead.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 08:19 PM - 4 comments

Former Redskins, Giants LB Arrington hurt in motorcycle crash: Initially it looks like there is no outside influences to cause this wreck. The question now: given his recent playing injuries, is this the end of his once promising career?

posted by brainofdtrain to football at 05:15 PM - 20 comments

The Midnight Massacre: 30 years ago this week, Tom Seaver and the Mets went through an Amazin' Divorce.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 01:18 PM - 5 comments

Match 1 : South Africa won the first match 22-19. So who got their fantasy team right?

posted by Fence to fantasy at 05:13 AM - 8 comments

June 17, 2007

'Burnout' mishap turns tragic in Tennessee: One day after a drag-racing car careened into a crowd and killed six people, witnesses questioned on Sunday why the driver was allowed to speed down a highway with no guard rails, lined on both sides by hundreds of spectators.

posted by commander cody to auto racing at 08:32 PM - 13 comments

This ain't my first rodeo!: But the West Of The Pecos Rodeo, which has its 125th annual gathering this week claims to be the first, and oldest, rodeo. Cowboy Up, y'all!

posted by mjkredliner to culture at 03:20 AM - 5 comments

June 16, 2007

In Praise of 'Soccer': Steven Wells: "... soccer-playing America is massively liberal, loving, caring, socially conscious and nice. While soccer-hating America consists of increasingly isolated gangs of Bush-supporting, bible-bashing, gun-crazed, dungaree wearing, banjo-playing, quasi-fascist chicken-lovers and their twelve fingered, pin-headed, cyclopic, drooling monster children."

posted by Fat Buddha to soccer at 05:02 AM - 44 comments

June 15, 2007

"I wanna pitch!":
"Rocket! Rocket! Rocket!"

posted by grum@work to baseball at 08:12 PM - 14 comments

Spurs 4: - Cavaliers 0
"Um. Yeah. I guess its over then, huh?"

posted by lilnemo to basketball at 01:01 PM - 22 comments

Boy: meets girl buys hockey team. Boy moves aggressively to move team to southern Ontario, because attempts to move politely didn't work out. Boy puts together multiple fallback plans, buying a mysterious plot of land in Cambridge and making deals with Hamilton. Boy seems willing to take NHL to court if his plans are blocked. Boy pisses off some of the NHL board of governors by doing so, but must be liked by others for raising their teams' market values by hugely overpaying for his team. The NHL doesn't want another team in southern Ontario, yet Boy received 7,200 season ticket deposits on first day of sales with no advance notice. So how the heck does this story end?

posted by DrJohnEvans to hockey at 10:35 AM - 27 comments

Lineman, dead at 36, Exposes Brain Injuries: "Strzelczyk is the 4th former N.F.L. player to have been found post-mortem to have a condition similar to that found only in boxers with dementia or people in their 80's."

posted by tommytrump to football at 09:59 AM - 7 comments

Tri Nations starts this weekend : so if you were thinking about joining the Fantasy League now is the time. The first match will be between Australia and South Africa and kicks off tomorrow.

posted by Fence to fantasy at 05:45 AM - 1 comment

The Guardian: offers this weekly round-up of sporting gems on YouTube. Among some other sporting wonderfulness, this week features LeBron's single-handed demolition of the Pistons, ESPN's top ten baseball fights, and Sebastian Chabal's hit on chris Masoe when France played the All Blacks (at rugby) in June. Check the website next Thursday for some more, or if you have the rest of the day free, check out the archive.

posted by JJ to general at 03:51 AM - 7 comments

June 14, 2007

Seeing Manhattan from sea level: 'Now everybody, have you heard. if you're in the game, then the stroke's the word' **with apologies to Billy Squier

posted by tommytrump to other at 08:15 PM - 5 comments

The Indianapolis Colts get their rings: It was enough to make even the toughest NFL players giddy.

posted by livewire to football at 03:07 PM - 3 comments

Mark Cuban Cares About Your Colon: "Like every guy, the thought of being violated by a long tube is at the very bottom of the list of things I want to do on a summer day." -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:28 PM - 24 comments

"We might be first to 10,000, but we're first in something.": The Philadelphia Phillies have lost more games than any other team in the Big Leagues, and they're coming up on 10,000 losses. Chart of the Top Five (Pittsburgh's #4). "In the 27 seasons from 1919 through 1945, Philadelphia finished last in the National League 16 times and second to last 7 times." Philadelphia's also the city with teams in one of the four major professional sports that's gone the longest without a championship. Some fans are choosing to Celebrate 10,000.

posted by kirkaracha to baseball at 12:21 PM - 6 comments

Suit Yourself, NFL Tells Its Coaches: Faced with fans who will attend the first 49ers game in business attire, Commissioner Roger Goodell has ruled that NFL head coaches can wear suits to all home games this season. But the suits must incorporate team colors, which I'm hoping means a red Velvet Jones look for Nolan and some mac daddy teal on the Jags' Jack Del Rio, the only other coach expressing an interest in dressing up on game days.

posted by rcade to football at 09:53 AM - 28 comments

June 13, 2007

Euro transfer speculation gathers pace: Notwithstanding the American men's leap back into the FIFA top 20, the real action is the European version of the Hot Stove league. Beckham is definitely going to LA and ManUtd have signed Hargreaves (finally!), Nani and Anderson. And Chelsea splashed out for Steve Sidwell and got Pizaro on a free.

But let's speculate about what might still happen! All the big names seem to want Carlos Tevez, who might cost upwards of GBP30M. Henry to Barca along side or in place of Eto'o? Saviola seems certain to leave the Neu Camp and master blaster Roberto Carlos has left the Galacticos for Fehnerbache. Drogba to Milan or Crouch to Juve for Trezeguet? Will Tottenham sell their best scoring player, big man Berbatov, and will Gabriele Heinz give up on the Premiership. Most important of all, will Rafa Benitez get his mooted big wallet from Gillette and Hicks? You tell me.

posted by billsaysthis to fantasy at 05:09 PM - 18 comments

June 12, 2007

Earnhardt Jr. to Hendrick, Kyle Busch out of #5 Kellogg's car?: Press conference at 11AM Eastern tomorrow.

posted by mr_crash_davis to auto racing at 09:59 PM - 14 comments

Justin Verlander pitches no-hitter.: The Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander shuts down the Brewers while striking out 12 batters. Verlander becomes the first Tiger to throw a no-hitter since Jack Morris in 1984.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to baseball at 08:46 PM - 29 comments

IOC appealing to youth.: With some help from the International Cycling Union, skateboarding may be an Olympic sport at the 2012 London games. Carlton Reid does not like it one bit because the kilo event has already been lost to make room for BMX.

posted by MrFrisby to other at 03:06 PM - 6 comments

How the '77 Blazers went from chumps to champs in one season: "I stopped practice at one point," former GM Dr. Jack Ramsay says. "I could barely keep from laughing, I was so happy with what I was seeing. I knew, even before we'd played a game, what we had. 'Listen,' I said. 'If we play like this, we can win!'"

posted by wfrazerjr to basketball at 02:12 PM - 11 comments

First it was sad, then suspiscious, then murder.: Now, almost three months to the day after Pakistani Cricket team Coach Bob Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room, the Jamaican police confirm his death was from natural causes.
[previous SpoFi : 1, 2 and more inside]

posted by Mr Bismarck to other at 01:17 PM - 7 comments

SpoFi 2007 Grand Slam Fantasy Game: on to Wimbledon!

The French Open is over and the weary, clay-streaked SpoFites of the 2007 Grand Slam Fantasy Game are ready to cross the Channel for England's green and pleasant land. And, just to extend (expand?) the fun, we are re-opening the game for new teams! So if you missed the French Open window (which I think was all of about twelve hours) but would like to play some fantasy tennis for the two remaining Grand Slam events, c'mon in!

Rules inside...

posted by lil_brown_bat to fantasy at 11:31 AM - 7 comments

June 11, 2007

"Once a player hits a home run, that's a fact. It's on TV. Everybody sees it. (The NCAA) can't copyright that fact. The blog wasn't a simulcast or a recreation of the game. It was an analysis.": Brian Bennett of the Courier Journal ( in Louisville) had his press credentials revoked and was ejected from the College World Series Super-Regional by the NCAA for "live-blogging".

posted by lilnemo to culture at 04:44 PM - 47 comments

Muscle-rub blamed for athlete's death: Seventeen year old Arielle Newman's death, in April of this year, was the result of overdosing on methyl salicylate. This is a common ingredient of muscle rubs that are designed to help ease muscle ache.

In addition to spreading the muscle cream on her legs between track meets, Newman was using adhesive pads containing the anti-inflammatory, plus an unspecified third product containing the chemical, Borakove said. Source

posted by Fence to general at 02:27 PM - 22 comments

June 10, 2007

"No one has ever made the business of driving a formula one car look so easy.": Lewis Hamilton dominates the field in an otherwise chaotic Canadian Grand Prix, and will start in Indianapolis next week as the F1 championship leader. Can the inevitable Tiger Woods comparisons give the American audience something to care about?

posted by etagloh to auto racing at 11:11 PM - 23 comments

Grand Slam fantasy game French Open champions : and the winners are...

posted by lil_brown_bat to fantasy at 11:55 AM - 18 comments

Distaff winner in The Belmont Stakes: For the first time in 102 years, a filly conquers the third leg of The Triple Crown.

posted by tommytrump to other at 11:03 AM - 8 comments

June 09, 2007

June 08, 2007

Charter member of the 2000/2000 club: Victories/Hits

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 11:47 AM - 13 comments

Hell's Bells, That's a Lotta Saves!: San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman increases his own MLB record for career saves by notching The Big Five Oh...OH. Fitting that he struck out a Los Angeles Dodger (Russell Martin) for number 500, but with an outside fastball, not his trademark changeup. Hoffman gets a ride off the field from his teammates, and a lot of votes for the Hall of Fame.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 06:17 AM - 10 comments

June 07, 2007

Bluebirds and Vikings: A product of English football's centre of excellence, Rhys Weston made his debut for Arsenal on the same day as Ashley Cole, has been capped multiple times for his country and has played more than 200 professional games. But now, along with hundreds of other footballers each off-season, he's out of a job, thinking about mortgage payments and waiting for the phone to ring.

posted by Mr Bismarck to soccer at 05:47 PM - 9 comments

David Price has anger management issues.: Or a substance abuse problem. Or, if he doesn't now, he will -- why else would the Tampa Devil Rays take him first in the Major League Baseball amateur draft? This link is updating as the draft progresses with info on all the first round picks.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw to baseball at 01:49 PM - 30 comments

Updated Grand Slam fantasy standings after quarterfinals : that wasn't very pretty, was it?

posted by lil_brown_bat to fantasy at 09:58 AM - 4 comments

Magic Hire Billy Donovan's Successor: The Orlando Magic have hired Stan Van Gundy as their head coach, giving the Miami Heat draft picks as compensation. If Van Gundy has second thoughts tomorrow and returns to his job as a guy the Heat are paying to ride a desk, the team will be coached by mascot Stuff the Magic Dragon.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:09 AM - 18 comments

Stanley Cup confidence pool final standings: tahoemoj led all the way, and couldn't be caught. At the other hand of the table, SummersEve dominated the race for the Costanza in similar fashion.

posted by qbert72 to fantasy at 07:28 AM - 7 comments

June 06, 2007

Did Ty Cobb really have 9 consecutive AL batting titles? : One strange, humorous tale of the 1910 AL batting race.

posted by jojomfd1 to baseball at 10:35 PM - 56 comments

Stanley Cup Pick 'Em Results: An old-school finish. Full standings inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:09 PM - 14 comments

And Your Dreams Come True, California Dreamin', Hot Fun in the Summertime, Good Vibrations: Anaheim Ducks, Stanley Cup Champions. First West Coast team to win Stanley in 82 years.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 10:05 PM - 27 comments

(I)t hit me, the Spurs are Nickelback.: They're that band whose music isn't offensive but you've heard it so much you can't stand listening to it anymore. That got us thinking about how other basketball dynasties relate to other music acts from history. Here's what we came up with.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 08:37 PM - 19 comments

Because it's never too early to start fantasizing about football: 2 leagues, no waiting, details inside. Booya!

posted by The_Black_Hand to fantasy at 04:40 PM - 21 comments

Let's All Give Money to the Rich Man!: Noted sequential artist Peter Bagge of Hate! fame illustrates the ridiculousness of "Billionaire Sports Team Owners and their Corporate Welfare Scam".

posted by lilnemo to culture at 12:51 PM - 8 comments

Upshaw under Fire: "A guy like DeLamielleure says the things he said about me, you think I'm going to invite him to dinner?" Upshaw said. 'No, I'm going to break his ... damn neck."

posted by tommytrump to football at 10:21 AM - 5 comments

Yashin Laughin' all the way to the bank: The four years left on the deal are worth $26.45 million, according to Newsday. Under the NHL collective bargaining agreement, the Islanders can buy Yashin out by paying two-thirds of the remaining amount ($17.63 million) over the next eight years. The salary-cap hit will be some $2.2 million per season over that time.

posted by garfield to hockey at 08:34 AM - 26 comments

The Blame Game: : after a UEFA report blamed Liverpool fans for crowd trouble Rick Parry, Liverpool chief executive argued otherwise. Now Platini agrees saying that Reds fans cannot be blamed for the trouble. Martin Samuel isn't so sure.

posted by Fence to soccer at 05:13 AM - 4 comments

June 05, 2007

Asante to Pats: See you midseason: New England Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel, miffed about being given the franchise tag, is skipping the Pats' first mandatory minicamp. He also says he'll skip the preseason and the first half of the regular season if New England doesn't sweeten its offer. Where do your sympathies lie, and is the franchise tag fair? And tack on any other interesting minicamp news, like this tidbit about the Houston Texans allowing running back Samkon Gado to miss some offseason workouts to study for the MCAT. Gado plans to become a doctor when his football career ends.

posted by wfrazerjr to football at 10:54 AM - 48 comments

June 04, 2007

"What's up with the Cup?": A brief history of a fine piece of silver.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 11:55 PM - 13 comments

Try telling this one to the parents and coaches: .......Oh and by the way, good luck with a lot of the kids too!

posted by jojomfd1 to general at 11:08 PM - 19 comments

Cavaliers 0: - Spurs 0

Conference Final Results:
Spurs 4 - Utah 1
Cavaliers 4 - Pistons 2

posted by lilnemo to basketball at 06:41 PM - 30 comments

Sheffield United back to EPL?: Relegated Sheffield United have an arbitration hearing overturn the EPL's decision to fine rather than dock West Ham points for illegally fielding players that were not "owned" by the club. Sheffield claim they will be returned to the EPL next season if they win the arbitration. The fallout may be West Ham taking Sheffield's place in the First Division or (horrors!) 21 teams in the EPL next season. In a related proceeding, actor Sean Bean (of Lord of the Rings and Bond "GoldenEye" movies fame) will lead a Sheffield United delegation to Parliament to press the point. This is turning into a real spectacle.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 03:49 PM - 4 comments

London unveils logo of 2012 Games: and immediately inspires derision and naughty thoughts!

posted by billsaysthis to other at 03:06 PM - 42 comments

Do over!: Billy Donovan wants out of his brand new 5-year, $27.5 million contract to return to the University of Florida, and it appears the Orlando Magic are going to allow him to leave. Rumor has it that former Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy could be Donovan's replacement.

posted by The_Black_Hand to basketball at 04:58 AM - 34 comments

Man beats world hot dog eating record : A California man smashed the world record for hot dog eating at a contest Saturday, gobbling up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes.

posted by commander cody to other at 12:45 AM - 20 comments

June 03, 2007

Pronger elbows way to Game Four suspension: The NHL has suspended Anaheim Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger for Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals for his elbow to the head of Ottawa Senators forward Dean McAmmond. This is Pronger's second sitdown of the playoffs -- but is one game enough for this offense?

posted by wfrazerjr to hockey at 03:14 PM - 30 comments

Ultimate Fantasy Sport: Own Your Own Golfer: The Ultimate Game, a new golf tournament in Las Vegas for players who don't regularly compete on the PGA, Nationwide or Champions tours, has a $2 million prize and a $50,000 entry fee. That combination is bringing together "poor golfers who wanted to be rich and rich businessmen who wanted to be golfers."

posted by rcade to golf at 10:29 AM - 9 comments

Updated Grand Slam fantasy standings : after round 3. Honi soit qui mal y pense.

posted by lil_brown_bat to fantasy at 07:35 AM - 6 comments

Fan's punch ends qualifier:: The Euro 08 qualifier between Denmark and Sweden was abandoned after a fan attempted to punch the referee. By all accounts an exciting game, with Denmark fighting back from 3 goals down to level the game before Danish midfielder Poulsen was sent off. The ensuing penalty seems to have been what led to the fan's attack. UEFA is to investigate the incident.

posted by Fence to soccer at 06:47 AM - 2 comments

"This giant strode the football turf of two nations.": "Just J.I. Therein lies the most confounding mystery in all of football." Just what do the initials J.I. stand for? "Some say Justifiably Incognito, others Jesus Incarnate."

posted by tommytrump to football at 01:38 AM - 5 comments

June 02, 2007

Joe Andruzzi suffering from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. : Condition is serious, but signs point to full recovery.

posted by tommytrump to football at 11:06 PM - 3 comments

June Rotisserie Baseball Update: It's getting serious. Jerseygirl seriously pads her lead as summer approaches.

posted by YukonGold to fantasy at 05:35 PM - 11 comments

Clemens to miss start versus White Sox: Fatigue in his right groin appears to be the issue.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 05:32 PM - 14 comments

"Slugout in the Dugout" Sinks Cubs To New Low: Carlos Zambrano finally gave fans the meltdown they've been waiting for, slugging it out with Michael Barrett in the dugout and clubhouse Friday. Great way to spend your 26th birthday, Carlos; get shelled then embarrass the team a bit more (if that's possible).

posted by dyams to baseball at 08:16 AM - 15 comments

The Ultimate Commencement Address: Page 2's Mike Philbrick wrote a commencement speech entirely of quotes from sports movies (with footnotes to prove it.)

posted by apoch to other at 06:19 AM - 7 comments

June 01, 2007

LeBron James is on another level now: A roll of the drums, please. LeBron James is ready for his close-up.

posted by BornIcon to basketball at 03:46 PM - 43 comments

Fantasy Tri-nations: The Tri-Nations kicks off later this month, and once more there is aScrum Fantasy League for any interested. I've just set up a SportsFilter League, the Pin to join is 38

posted by Fence to fantasy at 04:36 AM - 7 comments