The Adam Jones-Yadier Molina verbal skirmish is as predictable as it is annoying. Was every cultural nuance for the 16 World Baseball Classic teams explained in a booklet the players had to memorize before the tournament? No? Then it’s amazing there weren’t more moments like this. Jones, the Orioles outfielder, said Team USA's championship game win over Puerto Rico was motivated by Puerto Rico's choice to plan a post-tournament parade for the team before the final game. As Jones was raised, parades in pro sports are for championship teams. Red Sox fans are likely aware of this. As Jones was raised, discussing a parade before a title is secured suggests overconfidence. Rex Ryan fans are likely
Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker, age 20, shows everybody what a big strong boy he is. If you were not watching the Phoenix Suns’ titanic tilt against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night — and, given that it was a matchup between teams with two of the three worst records in the NBA this season, that choice would not be unreasonable — you missed history.
As Florida head coach Mike White took the dais in the wee hours of Saturday morning those seemed to be the only two words that could perfectly describe what he – and a sell-out crowd at Madison Square Garden – had just seen. Seconds – literally – after Nigel Hayes seemingly landed the knockout blow