Yahoo Sports Minute
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute7 hrs ago
It was more than just a glorified practice. The Cleveland Cavaliers annual Wine and Gold Scrimmage Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena afforded fans a chance to see LeBron James in a Cavs uniform at The Q for the first time since May 11, 2010. Cleveland lost to the Boston Celtics 120-88 that night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Decision, four straight NBA Finals appearances and two titles in Miami followed for James. But Wednesday marked the next chapter in a series of returns for Ohio's Prodigal Son. And he did not disappoint.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute11 hrs ago
Thanks to a new list compiled by the Dallas Observer, we have more proof that things are just different in Texas when it comes to high school football. The weekly newspaper released its five best high school stadiums in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Tuesday — and the venues are even more over-the-top than you might expect from the state that inspired "Friday Night Lights."
Topping the list is Allen's Eagle Stadium. Constructed over a two-year period at a cost of $60 million, the 18,000-seat gridiron palace opened in 2012. It features a 38-foot-high, high-definition scoreboard and a two-story press box. But due to cracked concrete (which lawyers for the school district claim were exacerbated by an "already deficient design"), the stadium is closed indefinitely.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute1 day ago
Derek Jeter wrote a memorable final chapter to his sure-to-be Hall of Fame career last week. The former New York Yankees shortstop (that's gonna take some getting used to) hit a walk-off single in his last game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. Then, The Captain closed out his 20-year big-league run Sunday with an RBI single at Fenway Park. All the while, plenty of fans donned the #RE2PECT gear Nike put out this season to honor Jeter. Well, ballpark salesman Vinny Milano has an alternative for Yankee fans in 2015.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute1 day ago
At least Kobe Bryant is honest when it comes to answering questions about the status of his teammates compared to their girlfriends. We know this because when the Los Angeles Lakers star was asked "Iggy Azalea or Swaggy P" during a questionnaire conducted at the team's media day Monday, The Black Mamba didn't hesitate with a reasoned reply.
"Iggy," Bryant answered after a hearty laugh. "She's been more successful in her career so far."
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute2 days ago
The first blue chip is off the table. Class of 2015 Rivals four-star defensive line recruit Darian Roseboro has decommitted from Michigan following a rough few days for the Wolverines. First, the Maize and Blue were defeated 30-14 by Minnesota Saturday, marking the first time in the storied program's 135-year history it has amassed three losses by the end of September. Then, embattled head coach Brady Hoke issued a statement regarding the handling of quarterback Shane Morris, who was allowed to stay in the game after taking a hard hit and clearly being woozy. Monday, Hoke continued to defend his position.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute6 days ago
Conor McGregor says he's living the dream. And during his trip to Las Vegas last year, the UFC fighter got a special treat: he sat in the passenger seat of UFC president Dana White's Ferrari and cruised around Sin City in style. The video McGregor took of the joy ride became an internet sensation in the mixed martial arts community.
Fast forward a year later and the now-26-year-old featherweight contender will take on Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The winner will likely get a shot at the belt. The Dublin, Ireland native also plans on turning the tables on White when it comes to exotic cars.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute7 days ago
We're guessing Houston Rockets guard James Harden has won more than his fair share of games of H-O-R-S-E over the years. Now, thanks to a promotion by Foot Locker, anyone can challenge the two-time NBA All-Star to the well-known trick shot-making contest. The rules are simple: users may submit entries to the athletic retailer's Twitter handle (@FootLocker) using the #HorseWithHarden hashtag via YouTube, Vine or Instagram through Oct. 1. If Harden misses a shot, he gets the letter. If he hits the shot, the internet gets the letter. The first to get the other to spell out H-O-R-S-E wins the game. And judging by some early submissions, the 2012 Sixth Man of the Year has some work cut out for him.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute8 days ago
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt leads a charmed life. The 49-year-old grandson of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt and son of Lamar Hunt is worth $2 billion, is married to a former Miss Kansas USA and, oh yeah, is the chairman and CEO of an NFL franchise. With that elite status comes various creature comforts — including calling perhaps the most amazing suite inside a sporting venue ever your own.
Thanks to Reddit user fulldinnerpail, we get to see how the other half lives. Photos of Hunt's over-the-top digs at Arrowhead Stadium put most of his counterparts' luxury boxes to shame. The three-floor, six-bedroom space located within the stadium features marble and hardwood flooring throughout, a football-themed stained glass window (which curiuosly appears to show a Chiefs quarterback about to be sacked), a wall of three flatscreen TVs (we're guessing DirecTV's Sunday Ticket gets a lot of play on gamedays) and an ornate fireplace flanked by Roman busts.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute13 days ago
Tim Howard became a household name this summer thanks to his brilliant play for the U.S. men's national team in the FIFA World Cup. His record-breaking 16 save performance against Belgium inspired this GIF from Yahoo Sports' social editor Eric Orvieto.
The effort also inspired a meme #thingstimhowardcouldsave that swept the internet. Howard was back on the pitch Thursday for his club team, Everton of the English Premier League, as they hosted the Bundesliga's Wolfsburg in the opening match of their first Europa League campaign since 2010. The 35-year-old was his normal stellar self, making 12 saves in a 4-1 victory — except for one notable exception.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Yahoo Sports Minute14 days ago
Every now and then, the internet provides us with moments that defy explanation. A clip of Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki performing a portion of a David Hasselhoff song on German television is one of those moments. During an appearance on Stefan Raab's late-night comedy show "TV total" while promoting a documentary that chronicles his life story, the 12-time NBA All-Star was coerced into singing part of the former "Baywatch" actor's "Looking for Freedom."