Jay Busbee

  • Marshall Henderson revenge-tweets Erin Andrews, two years later

    Jay Busbee at The Turnstile 18 hrs ago

    Twitter is not a bullhorn. It's a boomerang, and whatever you say will eventually come back around to you ... so be careful.

    Our latest example of "watch what you Tweet" involves a former Ole Miss basketball player, an L.A. Kings hockey player, and a prominent broadcaster, with supporting roles for a Sacramento Kings basketball player and a Tennessee sports talk show host. Stick with us here, this'll all make sense soon.

    Back in July 2013, Marshall Henderson was suspended from Ole Miss for what turned out to be a failed drug test. Andrews took a shot at Henderson on Twitter, and Henderson was quick to note that he was filing away that particular jab:

    @ErinAndrews ima save that and you will be the first person ill mock 🙀

    Flash forward to now, where Andrews' boyfriend Jarrett Stoll was arrested this past weekend on suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstasy.

  • Celebrate the return of Tebowmania with the Tebow Pretzel

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner 20 hrs ago

    You knew Tebowmania was going to hit the ground running (well, running and praying). We've been here before — the hype, the hope, the lunacy — so anybody that's going to break through the foaming mass of Tebow-love will have to come strong. And Philly Pretzel Factory has done just that:

    Welcome to Philly, @TimTebow! pic.twitter.com/2A3UCH47Vy

    The pose, of course, is reminiscent of that early-2010s craze of "Tebowing":

    You remember that, don't you? Ah, we were all so young back then. Anyway, good on the Philly Pretzel Factory. All those Tebow conspiracy theorists will need something to snack on while they try to figure out how the Eagles signing Tebow ties into their theory that the NFL is blackballing the guy.

    Also, should you purchase a Tebow pretzel, eat the arm first. We hear that's the tenderest part.

    ____ Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter.

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  • Boston Marathon winner wins by four seconds

    Jay Busbee at The Turnstile 21 hrs ago

    It would take far more than just a few rain showers and gusting winds to dent the spirits of Boston and its runners at the Boston Marathon.

    About 30,000 runners set out early Monday morning to compete in one of the world's most prestigious races. The marathon covers more than 26 miles of Boston's hilly terrain, and this year's runners faced rain and 20-mph headwinds almost every step of the way.

    [Slideshow: Photos from the 2015 Boston Marathon]

    In the end, the men's race came down to Lelisa Desisa and Yemane Adhane Tsegay, both of Ethiopia. With about a mile remaining, Desisa pulled out to a seven-second lead. He would go on to win with a time of 2:09:17; this marked his second Boston Marathon victory, after 2013. Meb Keflezighi, last year's winner, crossed at 2:12:42. Keflezighi had been a pre-race favorite, but a hamstring pull late in the race ended his chances. He ran the final steps holding hands with a woman he pulled from the crowd.

    Here's Desisa celebrating just after the finish:

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  • USC women's tennis team accidentally smashes Pac-12 trophy

    Jay Busbee at Busted Racquet 4 days ago

    Before you read any further, just remember: there's not a whole lot of catching involved in tennis.

    The USC women's tennis team won the Pac-12 championship on Thursday over UCLA, which is certainly a notable achievement worth celebrating. And when the team celebrated, well, things got a bit out of hand:

    That awkward moment when @USCWomensTennis accidentally smashed the @pac12 championship trophy... #FightOn pic.twitter.com/d5iUdVSHq7

    Whoops.

    It's not the first time a precious trophy has ended up in shards. Most notably, Alabama's $30,000 Waterford crystal football commemorating the football team's 2011 national championshipshattered when a player's father bumped the case. Similarly, a recruit destroyed Florida's 2006 championship football by accident in 2008.

  • Masters winner Jordan Spieth has taken plenty of cash from Tony Romo on course

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner 4 days ago

    Jordan Spieth is a 21-year-old who just won the Masters. You may or may not know this, depending on your affinity for non-football sports, but as an NFL fan, you will surely appreciate this: Spieth, a Texas product, has taken lots of money from Tony Romo on the course.

    Romo has some skills on the golf course; he's tried a few times to qualify for the U.S. Open but hasn't ever come all that close. But for whatever reason, he's somehow gotten it into his head that he's almost good enough to take on a Masters champion straight up.

    Talking on Jim Rome's Showtime show, Spieth discussed his games with Romo, and noted that the Cowboys QB's judgment may be a bit suspect on the course.

    "The good news is he doesn't swallow his pride and take a lot of strokes," Spieth said. "He likes to play maybe like 2 or 3 a side, which means I'm usually on the winning end of that one."

    ____ Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter.

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  • Jordan Spieth talks Masters victory and Chick-fil-A (podcast)

    Jay Busbee at Devil Ball Golf 7 days ago

    Grandstanding: A Yahoo Sports podcast Subscribe via iTunes

    Fresh off his victory in Augusta, Spieth spoke to Grandstanding podcast while standing outside the doors of David Letterman's studio. He gave Yahoo Sports the inside scoop on how he celebrated his victory, as well as how often he's wearing his green jacket.

    Spieth also talked some actual golf, such as how he kept himself composed during a wire-to-wire performance, his first-ever Masters memory, and the best moment from Sunday's final round. Spieth offered up perspective on the upcoming U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, and also answered the question of whether he reads what people write on the Internet about him. Finally, he closed off with a little discussion about what it was like to walk up the 18th green at Augusta National with the entire world watching.

    [Music by Chris Salmon and Tobin Summerfield]

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  • Six ways of looking at the Masters Sunday's back nine

    Jay Busbee at Devil Ball Golf 8 days ago

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – This is the story of a broken tee, an unexpected handshake, and a sideways grin that, together, sum up Augusta National and the 2015 Masters.

    You know how it ends, with Jordan Spieth winning a green jacket. Here’s what happened in the final hours before it happened.

    You have to work hard to find a location at Augusta National Golf Club that doesn’t feature spectacular vistas of one of the world’s great golf courses. The greens at 16 and 18 are particularly popular, and the view of Amen Corner is so impressive that you’re willing to crowd amongst thousands of fellow patrons for a chance to cheer a shot you can’t even see.

    So you’ve got to dig a bit to find a spot that’s both critical and sparsely populated. One such spot is the 11 th tee, a tiny elevated plateau just up from the 10 th green, a peninsula of green cut into the pine straw and azaleas. And it’s here that our little odyssey starts.

    HOLE 11, White Dogwood

    Off to 15.

    HOLE 15, Firethorn

    “I can’t believe you would do something like that,” the marshal says in a disappointed-father tone. “I cannot believe it.”

    HOLE 18, Holly

  • Jordan Spieth wins the Masters in record fashion

    Jay Busbee at Devil Ball Golf 8 days ago

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    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Coming into Sunday at the Masters, Jordan Spieth held a four-shot lead, and that was enough to ensure that this day would see a memorable story, one either of triumph at a young age or of gut-punch collapse.

    With barely a doubt, Spieth delivered a triumph that will now have the entire golf world wondering if it hasn't just witnessed the second coming of ... Tiger Woods.

    A lofty, if not premature comparison for sure, but consider this: Woods was 21 years old when he won his first major, the Masters, doing it in record fashion at 18-under par for the tournament. (No one had finished lower than 17-under before.) Spieth is 21, just a few months older than Woods was back in 1997, and won this Masters at 18-under.

    What's more, Spieth became just the fifth player – and first since 1976 – to lead the tournament wire-to-wire, something not even Tiger has managed to do in his four Masters victories.

    The only person that could catch Spieth on this day was Spieth.

  • Who will win the 2015 Masters?

    Jay Busbee at Devil Ball Golf 9 days ago

    AUGUSTA, Ga. - For 50 holes, Jordan Spieth turned the Masters from a tournament into a coronation. But a late double-bogey put a crack in his previously impenetrable foundation, and suddenly a few challengers are within a handful of strokes of Spieth's lead. It'll be a challenge for them to catch him, but it'll be just as much of a challenge for Spieth to remain within himself and close out a wire-to-wire Masters.

    With all due respect to Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and others 10 strokes back or more, it will take both a titanic effort on their part and a total collapse atop the leaderboard for them to have a hope of contending. So we'll wish them well and keep our attention on the four men with the best chance to win on Sunday. In descending order down the leaderboard, they are:

    Play begins at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday at Augusta, and the Mickelson-Hoffman pairing tees off at 2:40 p.m., with the others to follow 10 minutes later. Not much longer now.

  • Phil Mickelson's spectacular putt keeps pressure on Jordan Spieth

    Jay Busbee at Devil Ball Golf 9 days ago

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    AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods' precipitous fall has blinded golf fans to another inescapable fact: for the last couple of years, Phil Mickelson has pretty much stunk, too.

    Mickelson hasn't won since the Open Championship in 2013, and hasn't placed above a tie for 17th in seven tournaments this season. Yet here he was on Saturday, shooting a 67 that tied Justin Rose for the lowest round of the day, and putting himself, against all expectation, into the conversation for another green jacket.

    Sporting a salmon-pink shirt to honor Arnold Palmer, Mickelson started hot, birdie'ing holes 2, 3 and 4 and 10 to make the turn at minus-10. He'd finish the day at 11 under, though not without a bit of jockeying between birdies and bogeys on the back nine. His finest moment of the round came on 16, as he holed a spectacular 41-footer:

    A missed putt the very next hole -- this is Phil, after all -- dropped a stroke and helped keep him out of the final pairing. But all in all, he will begin Masters Sunday five strokes behind Jordan Spieth. It's a significant gap, but not an insurmountable one; Mickelson made up three strokes on Saturday.