5 Former Athletes Who Flamed Out on TV
Former Giants’ defensive end Michael Strahan is reportedly on the short list to take over for Regis Philbin on the popular morning program “LIVE!” If Strahan is chosen, it wouldn’t be his first entrance into the cultural limelight — he starred on the forgettable FOX sitcom “Brothers” in 2009...
Scrabble and 5 Other Outlandish Cheating Scandals
Scrabble was rocked by a cheating controversy this week when a young competitor was caught hiding blank letter tiles during a national tournament match.
The 10 Biggest No. 1 Busts in NBA History
All signs point to the New Orleans Hornets taking Kentucky standout Anthony Davis with the first pick of Thursday’s NBA Draft. Davis is widely considered to be the most NBA-ready player in the crop of players vying for the top spots. If the Hornets do select Davis, he’ll instantly be shouldered with the burden of turning around the struggling franchise.
Venus Williams and 10 Other Historic Wimbledon Upsets
Tennis’s top venue said an early goodbye to one of its most familiar faces on Monday when Venus Williams lost in consecutive sets in the first round at Wimbledon. Williams has five Wimbledon titles under her belt, but that wasn’t enough to intimidate her opponent Elena Vesnina who cruised 6-1, 6-3 against one of the sport’s best. How does Vesnina’s upset stack up against other impressive wins in t
The 10 Most Dominant Pitching Seasons of the Past 15 Years
In one of the most surprising stories of the first half of the baseball season, New York Mets knuckleball-throwing journeyman R.A. Dickey is dominating hitters, having hurled back-to-back one-hitters.
Phillie Phanatic Tossing a Woman Into a Pool and 9 Other Major Mascot Blunders
They’re there to entertain the crowd, especially young fans, but occasionally a team mascot will get caught up in the moment and wind up the opposite of a crowd pleaser. And it’s not just fans who have gotten fed up with the mischief — some players have fought back against mascots who got on their nerves during ballgames. Here’s a look at ...
Honor Earth Day with 10 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
With Earth Day arriving this weekend, the focus is on the environment and how we can save it. While politicians and community leaders are leading an ongoing charge to make large changes to how to get and use energy, everyone can do his or her part with some small steps around the house or in your daily routine.
15 Famous Athletes Who Had a Good Cry in Public
Tom Hanks’s character Jimmy Dugan famously said in ‘A League Of Their Own’ that “There’s no crying in baseball.” But that warning hasn’t stopped some of professional sports’ top players from showing their softer side from time to time.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fire Coach Raheem Morris… Oh, and the Rest of the Coaching Staff
What better way to start off the new year than with a ton of firings? Raheem Morris and reportedly all the assistant coaches and coordinators of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were asking themselves this question when they lost their jobs Monday.
Will ESPN Football Analyst Craig James Take Up a Senate Seat?
College football analyst Craig James is taking some time off from his duties with ESPN to contemplate a run for US Senate in Texas. If he does decide to run before the Monday deadline, he’d do so as a Republican, and face some steep competition as he eyes the vacated seat of the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Baylor’s Robert Griffin III Named Sporting News’ Player of the Year for His Off-the-Field Wins
Less than a week after winning the Heisman Trophy, Baylor junior standout Robert Griffin III was named the Sporting News’ player of the year. The quarterback helped revitalize the flailing Baylor college football program, and helped propel them to a 9-3 record this season.
Miami Dolphins Fire Head Coach Tony Sparano
Well, Todd Haley isn’t the only coach looking for work now. The Miami Dolphins also fired their head coach, announcing that Tony Sparano (not to be confused with Tony Soprano) is being replaced by defensive backs coach Todd Bowles for the team’s remaining three games this season. The Dolphins sit at 4-9 after starting the season 0-7. In total, Sparano was 29-32 with Miami in his four years there