• Amar'e Stoudemire was so much more than his highlights

    History will not view the newly retired Amar’e Stoudemire as one of the best players of his era, but he is sure to go down as one of the memorable. It’s to Stoudemire’s credit that all those incredible moments seem more like the punctuation to his fantastic NBA career than they do the substance. …

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Police helped Rangers' top prospect Joey Gallo get to game on time

    Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo was called up to the major leagues Tuesday and inserted into the starting lineup while he was still miles away from the ballpark fighting his way through traffic hoping to make it to the game on time.

    Big League Stew
    Wed, Jul 27
    8:05 PM EDT
    Oakland at Texas
    Preview Game
  • Cardinals are already better than last year in one way

    First, we start with the long ball in St. Louis. When the season began, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny was optimistic his team would hit for power with more success than it did a year ago and with the All-Star break not too far back in the rearview mirror, the Cardinals already have surpassed…

    Big League Stew
  • Mets will wear Mike Piazza-themed hats in weekend tribute

    The New York Mets are planning to honor recent Hall of Fame inductee Mike Piazza this weekend during a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies, including wearing hats with Piazza’s likeness on the side. The Mets are planning to give away a replica Piazza jersey to every fan who attends Friday’s…

    Big League Stew
    Wed, Jul 27
    7:10 PM EDT
    St. Louis at NY Mets
    Preview Game
  • Kevin Durant gets hero's welcome at Team USA exhibition in Oakland

    Tuesday night’s pre-Olympics basketball exhibition between the United States and China is unlikely to be remembered for its result, a 107-55 thumping that confirmed everything we already know about Team USA’s dominance. Of course, many attendees at Oracle Arena were there less for Team USA as a…

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  • David Wright is not alone in naming his child after Shea Stadium

    New York Mets third baseman David Wright and his wife, Molly, welcomed a daughter into the world over the weekend and named her Olivia Shea Wright, leading to mass speculation in the media in New York that the Wrights gave their daughter a middle name in honor of the stadium the Mets called home…

    Big League Stew
  • Social Hour: Colby Delahoussaye makes statement; Big Ten negative recruiting drama

    LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye made his first public statement since surviving the car crash that claimed the lives of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. Delahoussaye suffered second-degree burns and needed stitches after the accident. There wasn’t much to come…

    Dr. Saturday
  • Spin Doctors: Is Le'Veon Bell still worth an early pick?

    Is Le’Veon Bell’s finishing kick worth it to you? Le’Veon Bell’s reported suspension took the fantasy football world by storm last week, and it presents a conundrum to fake-football owners going forward. Do we still ring the Bell in the early rounds?

    Roto Arcade
  • Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons pleads no contest to simple assault charge

    The assault case involving Mississippi State freshman Jeffery Simmons has come to a close. According to The Clarion-Ledger, Simmons was found guilty of malicious intent Tuesday and also pleaded no contest to a charge of simple assault. A charge of disturbing the peace against Simmons was dismissed.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Kimbo Slice's son is following in his father's footsteps, fighting for Bellator

    Kevin Ferguson Jr., Kimbo Slice’s son, is shown on the right. Although Kimbo Slice is no longer with us, his spirit will live on in the cage as Bellator recently announced the signing of Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr. Bellator already set a date for the debut of the 24-year-old son of the late…

  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: The Blue Jays aren't done just yet

    Melvin Upton may not be the Blue Jays only upgrade at the deadline. (AP Images/File)

    Big League Stew
  • Seahawks, Pete Carroll agree to contract extension, per report

    The Seattle Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll have reached an agreement on a contract extension through the 2019 season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Seahawks reached agreement with HC Pete Carroll today, two days after locking up GM John Schneider, sources tell ESPN. Carroll was…

    Shutdown Corner
  • Iowa City PD releases video of police interaction with Iowa DL Faith Ekakitie

    The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field for their NCAA college football game against the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. The Iowa City Police Department released body camera footage of the interaction between officers and Iowa defensive lineman Faith…

    Dr. Saturday
  • Roger Maris belt worth estimated $140,000 stolen from Fargo mall

    In a caper that has rocked Fargo, N.D., a thief broke into the Roger Maris Museum early Tuesday morning and made off with Maris’ 1960 MVP plaque and a gold-and-diamond belt awarded to Maris that could be worth as much as $140,000. The belt is an interesting item, as it was an annual award given to…

    Big League Stew
  • Phil Mickelson puts Open disappointment aside in search for another PGA

    Phil Mickelson can be sad about the British Open another day. Denied two weeks ago by Henrik Stenson at Royal Troon, the 46-year-old Mickelson gets another crack at a major in this compressed Olympic summer at a place where he’s won previously. Mickelson won in a wild Monday finish the last time…

    Devil Ball Golf
  • South Korean Olympians compete for more than just medals

    South Korea players celebrate the 1-0 win and gold medal after the Football Men’s Gold Medal match between South Korea and North Korea during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. For many Olympians, winning a medal is the ultimate goal. For South Korean Olympians, claiming a medal goes…

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  • Packers' Eddie Lacy on his weight: 'Do I look like I lost a few pounds?'

    If it was up to Eddie Lacy, the talk of his weight would be shed by now. Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy appears to have lost weight but doesn’t want to talk about it. After averaging 1,158.5 rushing yards and 10 rush touchdowns his first two seasons, Lacy fell back to 758 yards and…

    Shutdown Corner
  • Amar'e Stoudemire retires from the NBA after 14 seasons

    Amar’e Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns slam dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 28, 2009. Amar’e Stoudemire, a six-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection and Rookie of the Year whose pick-and-roll finishing and rim-rocking dunks made him one of the game’s most electric…

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Watch the in-car camera from Brad Keselowski's head-on testing crash (Video)

    Brad Keselowski is tied for the Cup lead in wins with 4 (Getty). Brad Keselowski was evaluated and released from the Watkins Glen care center after a nasty wreck during testing on Tuesday. Keselowski hit the wall head on in turn 1, which is a downhill 90-degree right-hand turn after a long…

    From The Marbles
  • How Rio is helping its stray cats and dogs leading up to the Olympics

    A stray dog approaches a Russian worker in front of the Olympic rings before the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. When Olympic athletes returned home following the 2014 Sochi Olympics, many brought more than just medals – they brought dogs. Some of the most memorable and heartwarming stories of the…

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