Jason Owens

  • Belize vs. USA

    Jason Owens at Yahoo Sports 1 yr ago
  • Report: Charlotte looking to reclaim Hornets nickname to replace Bobcats

    Jason Owens at Ball Don't Lie 1 yr ago

    The Hornets might not be gone from the NBA after all.

    According to a CBSSports.com report, the Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of claiming the name that resided in the city with the Charlotte Hornets from 1988-2002.

    The name traveled to New Orleans when the franchise relocated, but recently became available when the Crescent City's NBA team ditched the Hornets moniker for the more apropos Pelicans.

    It's a move that, if it comes to fruition, will be a hit in the Queen City. Between seeing a terrible on-court product, a bitter taste from the loss of the Hornets and a general malaise toward the Bobcats franchise narcissistically named after founder Bob Johnson, Charlotteans have had a tepid-at-best relationship with their current NBA team.

    Since arriving in Charlotte in 2004, the Bobcats can claim one playoff appearance and have a short yet profound record of making poor personnel decisions.

  • What to watch: Day 8 at the Olympics

    Jason Owens at Fourth-Place Medal 2 yrs ago

    Your guide to outsmarting NBC's delayed broadcast schedule.

    Michael Phelps has charged forward from a slow start in London to claim three golds and two silvers. Not a bad haul for a guy who's supposedly off his game. Barring a change of heart from Phelps between now and Rio, Saturday will be your absolute last chance to see the greatest Olympian swimmer of all time go for gold. He'll join the 4x100 medley relay team at 3:27 p.m. ET. The women will warm up the pool in their 4x100 medley final at 3:07 p.m. ET.

    [ Video: Michael Phelps's mom says he'll hang up his goggles Saturday ]

    The rest of the swimming action wraps up with the women sprinting in the 50-meter freestyle final (2:30 p.m. ET) and the men going long in the 1,500-meter freestyle final (2:36 p.m. ET).

    [ Video: Saturday could be Michael Phelps's last Olympic race ever ]

    Tennis will see a heavyweight matchup when past Wimbledon champions Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams play for the gold medal at 9 a.m. ET. Both players love the grass courts at the All England Club.

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  • Brits veto risqué Olympic cheerleaders for more wholesome look

    Jason Owens at Fourth-Place Medal 2 yrs ago

    Leave it to the Brits to stir up a controversy around an Olympic cheerleading squad.

    Or to even have an official cheerleading squad to begin with.

    The Great Britain cheerleader selection committee, which evidently consists of "Britain's Got Talent" judge Alesha Dixon, announced on Wednesday that the North London Wildcats will cheer on the home squad when the Olympics kick off on July 27.

    The problem is that the decision was also put up to a public vote. And the public didn't vote for the Wildcats. They voted for, well, more adult subject matter. By 32 percent to 27 percent.

    [ Photos: Aussie swimmer Stephanie Rice ]

    The Crystals, who dance for the London-based Crystal Palace Football Club, won the public's heart with their bikini-sporting lip-synched rendition of "Call Me Maybe." Their performance featured more close-ups of body parts and less cheering than a typical Wildcats performance.

    The Wildcats dress more like your average Midwest college or high school cheer squad and actually do stunts and cheers. Think PG-rated. Or just ask Wildcats coach Jenny Toghill.