Archives for May 2008

May 31, 2008

The greatest golfer ever : is someone you've never heard of: John Montague. (aka LaVerne Moore)

posted by Adept to golf at 04:34 PM - 8 comments

May 30, 2008

Whiffle hurling.: Like the Irish sport, only with whiffle ball and bats. And a sombrero, apparently (see video). Looks like fun.

posted by worldcup2002 to other at 03:53 PM - 13 comments

Canadian NHL teams mean money: The six Canadian teams account for 31 per cent of the $1.1 billion (U.S.) in league ticket revenue, and have gone through league-leading double-digit increases over last season, according to the internal NHL report.

posted by tommytrump to business and law at 11:36 AM - 13 comments

Kimbo Slice is Going Primetime: A sport that was once derided as "human cockfighting" and banned in most U.S. states is airing live on CBS Saturday night. Mixed Martial Arts fighter Kimbo Slice will face James "The Colossus" Thompson in the first live bout on one of the big four networks, a sign the brutal sport has gone mainstream. "Anyone who thinks CBS will not come out of this with some kind of black eye is fooling themselves," says sports consultant Marc Ganis.

posted by rcade to boxing at 08:13 AM - 52 comments

The LA84 Foundation Library: is "engaged in an ambitious project to convert selected scholarly journals, proceedings and series publications, as well as non-scholarly sports magazines and reviews from paper to digital format." You can search their archives or browse through their list of journals. Never complain that you have nothing to read anymore ;)
via Open Access News

posted by Fence to general at 04:22 AM - 2 comments

May 29, 2008

Bourdon killed in motorcycle accident: Vancouver Canucks defenseman Luc Bourdon is dead. He died instantly at around 12:30 p.m. New Brunswick time when the motorcycle he was driving hit a tractor-trailer head-on on Hwy. 113 in Lameque, N.B.

posted by wfrazerjr to hockey at 04:07 PM - 17 comments

Collins returns to Chicago:: TNT analyst Doug Collins returns to the Bulls after being replaced by Phil Jackson in 1989. In February, Collins commented he wouldn't consider coaching for another five or six years. How things change.

posted by curlyelk to basketball at 11:58 AM - 4 comments

Fines will be imposed for clear cases of flopping:: The league office has yet to determine exact fine amounts for offending flops and how fines might escalate for repeat offenders, but in-game arena observers and video reviewers will be instructed to report instances of theatrical flopping for potential punishment as part of postgame reports on officiating and other matters.

posted by DudeDykstra to basketball at 11:35 AM - 32 comments

Joey Logano Graduates to NASCAR's Nationwide Saturday: Joey Logano turned 18 Saturday, which means he's now old enough to make his Nationwide Series debut this Saturday for Joe Gibbs Racing at Dover International Speedway. Last year Logano won 5 of 13 starts in the NASCAR Camping World East Series after it was opened to drivers 16 and up. "I don't think that NASCAR has ever seen anything quite like Joey Logano," said Mark Martin, who has been touting the kid's driving talent since he was 14 years old.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 10:06 AM - 2 comments

Pro Cycling At The Crossroads: Clean Up Or Clear Off.: A wide-ranging account of the sport's struggle to clean up its drug culture in advance of this weekend's DC-area race. The backstory is familiar to cycling fans, but it's an eye-opener to see the past decade of scandal laid out for a wider audience and juxtaposed with the approach of big-league American sports to doping.

posted by etagloh to other at 01:43 AM - 6 comments

May 28, 2008

ESPN Fires Pittsburgh Radio Host Mark Madden: Last Wednesday, ESPN 1250 host Mark Madden responded to news of Sen. Ted Kennedy's illness with this comment: "I'm very disappointed to hear that Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor. I always hoped Senator Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated." This Wednesday, he's looking for a new job. AOL Fanhouse blogger Ryan Wilson's response: "It couldn't have happened to a nicer jerk."

posted by rcade to other at 08:34 AM - 28 comments

May 27, 2008

Athlete Tries Hypnotism in Quest for Olympic Gold.: U.S. shot-putter Adam Nelson, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, is willing to try anything — legal — to win gold at this summer's games in Beijing. Even the occasional "deep and profound sensory comprehensive subconscious power experience."

posted by BoKnows to other at 04:25 PM - 5 comments

Harkleroad fulfils naked ambition with Playboy shoot: I had a hard time picking the category for this one, since it's not all that much about tennis, and spofi doesn't have a category for salacious. A 61st-ranked women's tennis player's who wasn't doing anything else at the moment further fuels the controversy of mixing court and camera.

posted by irunfromclones to culture at 01:45 PM - 115 comments

Ooooops:: The Spokane Chiefs win the Memorial Cup, and then promptly snap the trophy in half.

posted by chicobangs to hockey at 11:45 AM - 13 comments

Man United cornered by Ronaldo speculation: After the recent double by Man U, Ronaldo is the hottest player in the world. If you had a top team and the money would you try to sign him?

posted by gfinsf to soccer at 07:53 AM - 8 comments

Keith Hernandez rips ex-mate Gary Carter on air: Keith Hernandez ripped his former Mets teammate, Gary Carter, during yesterday's game on Ch. 11, calling him "unconscious" after Carter openly campaigned for the managerial job currently occupied by Willie Randolph.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 06:50 AM - 16 comments

May 26, 2008

SpoFi H2H Baseball Stats: Following in the giant footsteps of excel sheet master gspm, here's a spreadsheet with this season's H2H league stats by week. Sheets for each team, week and best ever.

posted by YukonGold to fantasy at 06:29 PM - 9 comments

May 25, 2008

Munster take their second European title: Sat. was Heineken Cup final day, with Munster looking for their second title, while Toulouse were hunting for their fourth European Cup. Some called billed it the beast against the beauty but while this game was only occasionally beautiful it was a totally gripping game.
In recent seasons Munster have signed more international players and while these imports didn't manage to score they certainly came close and created some lovely plays. This was a hugely emotional game due to a number of reasons; the main one being that it was Declan Kidney's last game in charge as he is moving to take over the running of Ireland's national side. Leaving the question of where do Munster go from here for another to answer.
The compulsory YouTube highlights and of course the pre-game Gift Grub sketch

posted by Fence to other at 06:49 AM - 3 comments

May 24, 2008

Minor leaguer traded for 10 baseball bats.: “They just wanted some bats, good bats—maple bats,” Broncos general manager Jose Melendez said.

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 11:23 AM - 5 comments

Game 1:
Detroit Red Wings v Pittsburgh Penguins.
More series breakdowns: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sportsline

posted by NoMich to hockey at 09:10 AM - 15 comments

May 23, 2008

Sidney Crosby = the new Larry Bird?: "Some even suggest that having Crosby in the Cup finals could give the NHL the same enormous boost in popularity the NBA received way back in 1984, when Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers and Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics met in that league's championship series." Well then.

posted by boredom_08 to hockey at 06:43 PM - 26 comments

Josh Beckett Won't Return My Phone Calls: Athletes don't trust reporters, reporters resent athletes, and readers don't know their heroes as they used to.

posted by justgary to culture at 12:00 AM - 15 comments

May 22, 2008

Manchester City qualify for UEFA Cup based on good behavior.: They almost lost the spot to Fulham, who barely escaped relegation from the EPL. "The fair play system awards points based on criteria including respect for opponents and the referee, positive play as well as the number of yellow and red cards received. City will not be able to host the first qualifying round tie at Eastlands as the pitch is due to be relaid once a Bon Jovi concert has taken place on 22 June."

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 04:05 PM - 6 comments

Female ski jumpers taking VANOC to court: .... sources indicated that the petition is being filed against the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympics and alleges that banning women jumpers from the Games violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Ski jumping, a part of the Games since 1924, is the only Olympic event closed to women. The IOC has argued that there are not enough top-calibre women ski jumpers to warrant inclusion.

posted by tommytrump to business and law at 02:37 AM - 18 comments

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to honour father of organized hockey: James George Aylwin Creighton lies in an unmarked grave in an Ottawa cemetery but the “father” of organized ice hockey will get his due Thursday with a tribute from the prime minister and Canada's most storied team. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be outside Montreal's Bell Centre to unveil a plaque paying tribute to one of hockey's founding fathers. He will be joined by the presidents of the Montreal Canadiens, the International Ice Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 02:34 AM - 0 comments

May 21, 2008

Manchester United Complete Double: The Champions League final was won on a sloppy rain-soaked pitch in Moscow when Manchester United held off 10-man Chelsea on (gag) penalties after John Terry slips taking decisive attempt.

posted by scully to soccer at 09:20 PM - 17 comments

May 20, 2008

No. 3 overall pick Ryan to get $34.75M guaranteed from Falcons: Matt Ryan officially became the face of the Atlanta Falcons when he was selected as the third pick in the NFL draft. On Tuesday, the Falcons rewarded him with plenty of green.

posted by jda to football at 04:40 PM - 17 comments

Mike Piazza decides to retire after 16 seasons : Piazza; hanging up the cleats, binning the bats, mothballing the mitt.

posted by irunfromclones to baseball at 03:43 PM - 50 comments

How soccer prepares athletes for the NBA: NBA'ers credit much of there skills to playing soccer as young'uns

posted by Landis to basketball at 09:58 AM - 10 comments

NFL Owners Vote Unanimously to End Collective Bargaining Agreement: ESPN's John Clayton reports, "The NFL officially notified its players union on Tuesday that it will opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement, which could lead to a season without a salary cap in 2010 and a possible lockout in 2011." CBS Sports NFL reporter Clark Judge says the move was motivated by owners wanting to lower the amount of revenue devoted to players, pay less to rookies, and recoup bonuses paid to contract-breaking players.

posted by BornIcon to football at 08:56 AM - 13 comments

Photographer pierced by javelin: Ryan McGeeney served seven years in the Marines, including a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, but 10 minutes of photographing the state high school track championships proved to be more dangerous to him. "They don't have javelins in Afghanistan," McGeeney joked.

posted by opel70 to other at 08:42 AM - 6 comments

May 19, 2008

Lester throws majors' first no-hitter of season as Red Sox rock Royals: The 24-year-old lefty, who survived cancer to pitch the clincher of Boston's 2007 World Series victory, shut down Kansas City 7-0 Monday night for the first no-hitter in the majors this season.

posted by smithnyiu to baseball at 08:49 PM - 42 comments

Sacks, Lies and Videotape.: Mark Bowden explains why he thinks that cheating and sports always have — and always will — go hand in hand. Bowden says cheating in sports at all levels is here to stay — so get over it. Plus "Tilting the Level Playing Field" from

posted by BoKnows to culture at 07:02 PM - 11 comments

Seattle Sounders announce new fan association with power to vote GM off the team, thanks to Drew Carey.: Members can be nominated and selected to the Sounders FC Association Council on a yearly basis. Those interested must receive at least 25 nominations from other association members, with the first nominations accepted next month. Association membership is free for all season-ticket holders. Non-season-ticket holders can join beginning in June for an annual fee of $125. Benefits include voting privilege, a membership pin and card, a discount at team shops and an invitation to the annual meeting — which Carey himself will host beginning later this year.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 06:57 PM - 4 comments

FINAL update for the 07-08 Spofi EPL fantasy footie.: Squealy takes it again and finishes in a very impressive 667th out of 1,704,209 participants. Results inside (A week late, as has become usual).

posted by gspm to fantasy at 09:13 AM - 31 comments

Witness This! Pierce and LeBron Duel; Celtics Advance To Conference Finals: The Boston Celtics needed every bit of their storied history to turn back LeBron James. Paul Pierce scored 41 points and the Celtics held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-92 yesterday in a pulsating Game 7 of the National Basketball Association's Eastern Conference semifinals.

posted by BornIcon to basketball at 06:17 AM - 19 comments

Russia beats Canada in World Hockey Championships: The game was pretty good but the O.T. was 4 on 4. You play 60 minutes 5 on 5 and then settle the game in sudden death OT in a different format. A good or bad idea for international hockey?

posted by jc to hockey at 12:41 AM - 7 comments

May 17, 2008

Cardiff's FA Cup Run... in Lego.: A dedicated fan has reenacted Cardiff City's journey to today's FA Cup Final in Lego. With some very odd music in places. [part one, part two]

posted by JJ to soccer at 06:41 AM - 4 comments

May 16, 2008

If you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em.: Seven time champion Robert Horry gives a do whatever it takes to win lesson to the Hornets, and extends his post-season record of cheap shots in the process.

posted by irunfromclones to basketball at 12:18 PM - 13 comments

Boston Herald Should Name Its SpyGate Source: The newspaper and reporter John Tomase refuse to identify the unnamed source who burned them. Why the hell not?

A column by sportsfilter member rcade.

posted by justgary to football at 12:17 PM - 38 comments

Puerto Rican Track Kills Losing Thoroughbreds: In Puerto Rico, many thoroughbreds never make it off the track alive. "More than 400 horses, many in perfect health, are killed each year by lethal injection at a clinic tucked behind the Hipodromo Camarero racetrack, chief veterinarian Jose Garcia told The Associated Press after checking clinic log books going back seven years." Hipodromo Camarero, the territory's only thoroughbred racetrack, races a stable of 1,300 horses five days a week.

posted by rcade to other at 12:01 PM - 16 comments

Boston Herald Should Name Its SpyGate Source: The newspaper and reporter John Tomase refuse to identify the unnamed source who burned them. Why the hell not?

posted by rcade to commentary at 09:19 AM - 0 comments

Pistorius makes strides: is his quest to compete in Beijing. The double-amputee won his appeal against the IOC in his hearing with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (previous SpoFi discussion on this topic here and here; note Amateur's graphic that suggests how far Oscar still has to go in competition).

posted by smithers to other at 08:56 AM - 56 comments

Mets' Wagner calls out teammates for ducking media: Outspoken Mets closer Billy Wagner lashed out at truculent teammates Thursday for dodging reporters and ducking "being accountable" by failing to talk to the media. Wagner, who ripped his teammates earlier this season, caused the flap on Thursday when he questioned some players' failure to make themselves available to the media after the team's deflating 1-0 loss to Washington.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 06:07 AM - 7 comments

May 15, 2008

Kershaw- The Next Koufax?: With a curseball that defies descripion, and opposing players jellied legged. Can this 20 year old finally fullfill the promise of the great Sandy Koufax?

posted by giveuptheghost to baseball at 07:06 PM - 11 comments

Say It Ain't So, Chuckster: A prosecutor says retired NBA star Charles Barkley will face felony charges if he fails to repay a $400,000 gambling debt to a Las Vegas Strip casino.

posted by texasred to basketball at 12:32 PM - 12 comments

A dazzling Manny being Manny moment: I saw this on ESPN this morning and burst out laughing as soon as I saw the high-five. There are few players who could get away with doing something like that.

posted by crqri to baseball at 11:18 AM - 44 comments

May 14, 2008

"Mister, what happened to you?" they'll say.: "It's from fireworks," he gently tells them, in his new capacity as a walking cautionary tale.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 11:18 PM - 4 comments

Page 2's Bill Simmons channels Doc Rivers: A knee-jerk tirade to an un-expected loss that upon more sober reflection turns into a tongue-in-cheek commentary on coaching.

posted by irunfromclones to basketball at 04:46 PM - 22 comments

Want some flies with those fries?: It may not be just your team's stats that make you ill. WARNING: not for the weak of stomach or Los Angeles Angels fans.

posted by irunfromclones to baseball at 03:23 PM - 12 comments

Henin retires. : Number 1 ranked Justine Henin has announced her immediate retirement from professional tennis.

posted by lil_brown_bat to tennis at 10:30 AM - 14 comments

Boston Herald Apologizes for False SpyGate Story: "On Feb. 2, 2008, the Boston Herald reported that a member of the New England Patriots' video staff taped the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough on the day before Super Bowl XXXVI," the paper announces in today's edition. "... we now know that this report was false, and that no tape of the walkthrough ever existed." One fan's reaction to the Pats' hometown newspaper running a false story about the team the day before the Super Bowl: "now and forever the Herald is dead to me."

posted by rcade to football at 07:45 AM - 20 comments

May 13, 2008

Sorenstam to retire: After 72 wins, the 37 year ld Swed is calling it quits.

posted by giveuptheghost to golf at 07:58 PM - 3 comments

New York City Makes Cricket a Varsity Sport.: With an eye toward the growing ranks of local players, the New York City Department of Education established cricket this year as its newest varsity sport.

posted by BoKnows to other at 01:12 PM - 17 comments

Relax! Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James now has mom as an enforcer: Why was anyone ever worried about the hard fouls issued to LeBron James? Cleveland fans don't have to worry about James as long as his mom is in the house.

posted by BornIcon to basketball at 05:54 AM - 31 comments

May 12, 2008

It's time to pitch the DH.: The most astonishing occurrence in the first six weeks of the baseball season — other than the decline of my World Series favorites, the Seattle Mariners, who played like the Seattle Pilots — was that the National League outscored the American League.

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 06:09 PM - 28 comments

There is an "I" in "Team"?: Rochelle High School track standout Bonnie Richardson wins the state track title, the TEAM TRACK TITLE, all by herself.

posted by Chargdres to other at 09:49 AM - 16 comments

The Danny Gallivan of Finland:: Or so the New York Times says. Frankly, and this piece admits as much by the end, Antero Mertaranta's announcing style transcends language and communicates a crazed enthusiasm for the game the same way the great Rick Jeannaret does.

posted by chicobangs to hockey at 07:41 AM - 1 comment

Maddux becomes ninth pitcher in MLB history to reach 350 wins: Greg Maddux reached another milestone in his long, brilliant career. It might have meant more to a catcher making his big-league debut than it did to the pitcher with Hall of Fame credentials.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 07:35 AM - 30 comments

May 10, 2008

D'Antoni accepts Knicks' offer : Mike D'Antoni is set to become coach of the New York Knicks, bringing his entertaining offensive style from the Phoenix Suns to a team coming off one of the worst seasons in its history. Can he make the Knicks contenders again?

posted by brainofdtrain to basketball at 04:48 PM - 12 comments

Maple Bats: One of Baseball's Most Dangerous Weapons: About two or three times a game. players swinging bats made of maple wood end up with kindling in their hands while the barrel – blunt and thick on one end, splintered and sharp on the other – flies every which direction. "Someone's going to die at a baseball stadium soon," writes Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. "Might be a player. Could be an umpire. Possibly even a fan. It almost was a coach."

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to baseball at 11:31 AM - 15 comments

Kolzig-Less Capitals: Ollie the Goalie confirms he will not be returning to the Capitals next season. After posting a so-so record of 25-21-6 with a 2.91 goals-against this season, he was placed in a back up role after the Caps picked up Montreal goalie Cristobal Huet.

posted by HATER 187 to hockey at 12:41 AM - 2 comments

May 08, 2008

Wigan coach and former Man U captain Bruce vows 100% effort against former boss Ferguson.: The final games in the EPL will be played this Sunday. Chelsea and Man U are tied on points at the top of the league, with Man U holding a 17-goal advantage over Chelsea on goal difference. However, if Chelsea win, and Man U have anything less than a win against Wigan (who won the former League and European Cup honors with Man U), it will be the Blues taking the championship away from the current holders. All this, ahead of a Champions League final between Chelsea and Man U. It's all Man U's to lose. And it's happened before, exactly 40 years ago.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 02:18 PM - 9 comments

College junior self-declares for 2008 NBA draft.: [via] No skills? No agent? No problem.

posted by worldcup2002 to basketball at 01:49 PM - 12 comments

Substitute:  England won't be at Euro 2008, but neither will Frenchman Vikash Dhorasoo. Despite playing in every qualification match for the 2006 World Cup, Dhorasoo got just 16 minutes on the field during the tournament and retired from international football following France's defeat in the final. A year later he was gone from the game altogether.

Tomorrow the film Dhorasoo shot at the 06 World Cup, "Substitute" [Youtube] (warning: contains French), is released in the UK allowing you to watch a man fall out of love with football.

posted by Mr Bismarck to soccer at 12:02 PM - 4 comments

How to buy a Baseball team!: In 4 simple steps. Plus the 5 worst managers, lamest announcers, Baseball fights to look for in 08, and much, much more....

posted by jojomfd1 to baseball at 12:44 AM - 2 comments

May 07, 2008

Clemens Get thumbs down for U.S. Olympic Team: Bob Watson (U.S. General Manager) doesn't want the distraction from the team, and is not expecting to be overruled from higher ups.

posted by giveuptheghost to baseball at 10:04 PM - 3 comments

Who is Antonio Cromartie?: Cromartie may be best known as the Chargers quaterback who led the league in interceptions last year and owns the league record for longest scoring play with a 109 yard return. But not many people know about the other aspects of Cromartie's life, life changing instances such as life-threatening illnesses, having his mom kidnapped at gunpoint, and a scary car accident.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to football at 05:38 PM - 6 comments

Teen is running out of innings, but the game still isn't over: The 18-year-old kid dying of cancer gets his wish, a chance to swing a bat maybe one last time in a real baseball game.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 12:18 PM - 15 comments

PGA Dresses Down John Daly for Golfing Topless: A video of John Daly golfing in Branson, Mo., with no shirt or shoes has prompted this response from PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem: "There are certain things about presentation that we must insist on."

posted by rcade to golf at 06:35 AM - 38 comments

May 06, 2008

Virginia Tech beats Team USA.: Behind a no-hitter by the starting pitcher, Virginia Tech defeats a team that has arrguably the best hitting core in the history of organized softball.

posted by hawkguy to other at 08:08 PM - 5 comments

It's been 10 years?!:
That's right, 10 years since Kerry Wood tied the major league record for strikeouts in a 9-inning game.
You can watch the video highlights of the 20 strikeouts here.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 08:05 PM - 11 comments

Week 23 update for the Spofi EPL fantasy footie.: One more week to go.

posted by gspm to fantasy at 05:59 AM - 16 comments

May 05, 2008

NHL Playoffs Pick 'Em, round 2 results.: Plus round 3 rules inside

posted by NoMich to fantasy at 07:47 PM - 28 comments

Heisman Winner Tim Tebow Circumcises Kids: How did Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow spend his spring break? Performing medical and dental surgeries on impoverished children in the Phillipines -- including circumcisions. "The first time, it was nerve-racking," he said. "Hands were shaking a little bit."

posted by rcade to football at 06:28 PM - 20 comments

West Brom clinch Championship and promotion.: They will be joined by Stoke, and one more team to be determined by playoffs between Hull, Bristol City, Crystal Palace and Watford.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 12:59 PM - 15 comments

Harrison asked about shooting: Indianapolis Colts star receiver Marvin Harrison was interviewed by police about a shooting near his North Philadelphia car wash this week.

posted by BornIcon to football at 07:32 AM - 32 comments

May 04, 2008

So it finally comes to an end. Julio Franco has retired.:
The oldest man to hit a major league home run has finally retired from professional baseball. His announcement came after a Mexican minor league game. At the age of 49, he's finally hung up the spikes. (crazy Julio Franco trivia inside)

posted by grum@work to baseball at 10:44 PM - 15 comments

Stolen Bases Are On the Rise: With stolen bases rising for the third year in a row Ryan Fagan examines five up and coming baserunners.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia to baseball at 02:09 PM - 5 comments

De La Hoya wins easy decision: "But fighters have been known to change their retirement plans as easily as they change gloves, and the only thing for certain is that De La Hoya will add many more millions to his already fat bank accounts before he finally hangs the gloves up for good. Mayweather has yet to sign for the rematch, though De La Hoya expressed confidence that the money would be too great for him to refuse."

posted by brandy to boxing at 01:01 PM - 10 comments

Buzz Bavasi - The Beginning: Buzz Bavasi's death on May 1 at age 93 prompted this article from the Nashua, NH Telegraph. Bavasi's impact on the game has been recognized, but not much has been written about where and how he started.

posted by Howard_T to baseball at 12:42 PM - 1 comment

May 03, 2008

Unbeaten Big Brown comes through to win Kentucky Derby.: Big Brown backed up his trainer's boasts with an explosive finishing kick and won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, a commanding victory turned somber by the fatal breakdown of the filly Eight Belles on horse racing's biggest day.

posted by BoKnows to other at 06:40 PM - 22 comments

Recapping baseball's weird, wild and wet first month.: The cool, cruel month produced a ton of surprising stars, and an equal number of shocking individual disappointments.

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 01:13 PM - 7 comments

Tejada Delivers on Promise: When he came to the plate in the sixth inning Friday night, Miguel Tejada wanted more than anything to keep his promise to 8-year-old Jacob Scott, a muscular dystrophy patient the Astros shortstop met at a luncheon hours earlier.

posted by justgary to baseball at 11:04 AM - 15 comments

May 02, 2008

Baseball's Failure Dynasties: : ESPN's Page 2 analyzes Major League Baseball's current top (bottom?) five long term excersizes in futility.

posted by Chargdres to baseball at 04:53 PM - 12 comments

LA Galaxy reserve team uses ticket agent to fill out game day roster: They didn't want to play short-handed. Anybody here know how to play this game?

posted by Landis to soccer at 11:25 AM - 43 comments

Week 35 and week 36 update for the Spofi EPL fantasy footie.: Two weeks to go. It is still all to be decided. (If by 'all' you mean everything below first spot).

posted by gspm to fantasy at 06:22 AM - 8 comments

May 01, 2008

Some Athletes’ Genes Help Outwit Doping Test.: Studies suggest that about 2/3 of Asian men and nearly 10 percent of Caucasians lack both copies of a gene used to convert the testosterone into a form that dissolves in urine, calling into question the efficacy of certain drug tests.

posted by holden to general at 02:30 PM - 5 comments

10 Sports Heroes You Won’t Find on a Wheaties Box.: Mental Floss magazine gives us a list of 10 people that are not, but should be, on a Wheaties box.

posted by NoMich to culture at 12:56 PM - 11 comments