One of the greatest tennis players of all time will represent Switzerland at the London Games.
You have to be a really dedicated Astros fan to show up to a minor league spring training game. Surely such a fan would be able to recognize the team’s most famous player, right?There's a fan watching the Astros minor league game wearing a Nolan Ryan
We don’t dabble in real estate too much here at the Shutdown Corner, but we just could not help ourselves with this listing that came on the market — and onto our radar. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has put his house on the market and you
A lawyer for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has aggressively questioned the prosecution's star witness against Hernandez in his double-murder trial. Attorney Jose Baez grilled Alexander Bradley on Tuesday about his claim that Hernandez killed two men after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub in 2012. Bradley said Hernandez opened fire while Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado waited at a stoplight. Under cross-examination, Bradley acknowledged that he has sold drugs for about 17 years. Baez contended during opening statements that Bradley — not Hernandez — shot the men over a drug deal. Bradley and Hernandez were once close friends. Hernandez is also charged with
NBA road teams are playing with historic levels of clear-headed competence, and one general manager knows who — make that what — to thank: Tinder. “No need to go to the clubs all night anymore,” the GM told ESPN for an in-depth feature about NBA players’ partying habits — to summarize: bottle service and dimly lit pick-ups mostly have been replaced by room service and app-arranged hook-ups. Messaging through Instagram actually is preferred to Tinder, according to ESPN. Players are known to have hotels leave keys for their road romances to get into their rooms before they even arrive. “It’s absolutely true that you get at least two hours more sleep getting laid on the road today versus 15 years
Here are some hitters who stand out as very savvy draft picks based on current Yahoo ADPs. Hanley Ramirez (1B, ADP 74): According to MLB stat-provider Inside Edge, HanRam aced all the top metrics, including well-hit rate of at bats (.184 vs. MLB average .138) and quality at-bat rate (44% vs. MLB average o 39%, note this includes getting on base or hitting the ball hard or having a seven-plus-pitch at bat). Forget about the predictive aspect of second-half splits, which I reject with vets like Ramirez, but instead note that the 22 homers after the All-Star break show he can be a vital championship cog for long stretches.
Manti Te'o was a controversial figure before being drafted but kept a low profile when he got drafted. Now with a new team in the Saints, can the linebacker deliver on his potential?
Dwight Howard battled an addiction so bad it started affecting his game in 2013, but the NBA star’s vice was not what you’d expect. “He used to have boxes on boxes of candy in the locker room,” a source confirms to PEOPLE. The Lakers’ nutritionist, Dr. Cate Shanahan, who detailed his notorious sweet tooth for ESPN The Magazine, says the now Atlanta Hawks player would eat anything from Skittles, Starbursts, Rolos, Snickers, Mars bars, Twizzlers, Almond Joys, Kit Kats and his favorite: Reese’s Pieces.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. questions what type of message NASCAR could be sending if it doesn’t further penalize Austin Dillon a week after not punishing Kyle Busch for swinging at Joey Logano. Earnhardt spent about 10 minutes on the topic, which branched out to how he would punish Dillon and NASCAR’s fluid enforcement of such issues through the years. NASCAR parked Dillon after he pinned Cole Custer’s car against the wall in last weekend’s Xfinity race at Phoenix Raceway.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons both baffled and ticked off the Internet with one simple tweet on Tuesday: Let’s break it down: That’s a tweet aimed at Jonah Keri, the CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated baseball writer who previously worked for Simmons at Grantland. Keri just posted his MLB Trade Value column, which is clearly a version of a yearly NBA column Simmons wrote for years going back to his days at ESPN. This is where it gets weird. Keri actually thanked and credited Simmons at the bottom of his column: “Thanks as always to Bill Simmons, who came up with the idea to rank all NBA players by trade value many years ago and urged me to start an MLB Trade Value series.” What all of this could mean
Had your eye on that silver and blue Mecha Malphite chroma, but haven’t wanted to buy anymore League of Legends RP? This week only, a few select League chromas will be available for purchase with IP. *These five skins will be on sale for 195 RP, so won’t be purchasable with IP. You can’t use these chromas unless you buy the skins with RP, so this is still just a tricky way to allow Riot to get more of your money.
March 22 (UPI) -- Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are leaving Chicago in the wake of the NFL star's cut from the Chicago Bears. The 30-year-old television personality and designer announced plans to move away from the Windy City in an Instagram post this week after Cutler was released as quarterback from the team. "So we're moving from Chicago soon and I gotta say, I'm really gonna miss this place," The Hills alum captioned a photo of herself in the city. "Not only we're all 3 of my babies born here, it's where it all began with jay, it brought me closer to my mom who has become my best friend, I've made some amazing girlfriends, and I've really enjoyed being back here (a lot of people don't
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has donated $50,000 to Meals on Wheels as part of a series of donations he has made over the last year. Kaepernick, who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem before 49ers games in the fall of 2016, also donated $50,000 to the social media campaign #LoveArmyForSomalia, which aims to raise $2 million to aid starving people in Somalia, NFL.com reported. Kaepernick's donation to Meals on Wheels comes on the heels of President Donald Trump's proposed budget plan for 2018, which would cut federal funding for the program.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James told LaVar Ball to keep his family's name out of his mouth on Tuesday and, as you would expect, it didn't take long for the father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball to respond to the four-time league MVP's remarks. During an appearance on Fox Sports Radio, Ball was asked to respond to LeBron's comments and the he didn't back down from his initial claims about the likelihood that James' sons enjoy the same type of success that his three boys have to this point in their respective careers. "I have no problem with LeBron," Ball replied, according to USA Today Sports. "They asked me a question about if I thought superstar players’ kids were good. My opinion is I’ve
The New York Islanders are considering recalling goaltender Jaroslav Halak from Bridgeport, head coach Doug Weight told Newsday's Steven Marcus on Monday. "There's a lot of talk about it," Weight said. "He's played really well, he's had a great attitude. We'll see what transpires here in the next couple of days." The Islanders have used Thomas Greiss and J.F. Berube in net since Halak cleared waivers and was assigned to the AHL in late December. Halak was 6-8-5 with the Islanders prior to his demotion, recording a 3.23 goals against average and .904 save percentage in 21 total games. With Bridgeport, he is 16-7-1 with a 2.19 goals against average and .923 save percentage. Greiss, who signed a
Shaquille O’Neal’s statue outside Staples Center is scheduled to be unveiled on Friday before the Los Angeles Lakers play the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the Hall of Famer didn’t wait for the big reveal to share it with his fans on Twitter. Here’s a look at the statue going up: You might remember O’Neal getting his first look at the statue 14 months ago on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” It looks like the design hasn’t changed much since then -- he’ll be hanging 10 feet above the ground and delivering his strong, two-handed signature dunk. O’Neal is a Lakers legend, and it only makes sense that he’d be honored next to Jerry West, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The franchise retired his No. 34 jersey
Dallas Green (R) won a World Series with the Phillies in 1980. (Getty Images) Anybody who knew Dallas Green would tell you, he was a man with opinions. And he was a man who didn’t hold back those opinions. As an MLB manager, that meant sometimes he clashed
The father of former Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison had plenty to say about the Vikings on social media and to a reporter. When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tried to contact Riki Ellions directly . “Unfortunately, he didn’t return my call,” Zimmer said Tuesday on KFAN radio, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Vikings guard Alex Boone made it clear during a visit last week to PFT Live that he wasn’t thrilled with the remarks of Riki Ellison, who said among other things that the team has “toxic leadership.” As PFT observed at the time, the absence of on- or off-record comments from former or current players (and not from their family members) makes Ellison’s remarks hard to accept as anything but sour grapes from the father of a player who’ll no longer be wearing purple.
On Masters Sunday last year, Jordan Spieth reached the par-3 12th hole-named "Golden Bell"-with a one-shot lead over Danny Willett. The young Texan left with his bell rung, dunking two balls into Rae's Creek en route to a quadruple-bogey 7. In just a
AUSTIN, Texas – Tom Herman inherited two talented young quarterbacks at Texas in Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger. They’ve got bright futures and three or four more years in the program. So why is Herman still going after a graduate transfer? That became clear on Tuesday when the school announced sophomore Matthew Merrick, the Longhorns’ No. 3 QB this spring, has decided to stop playing and focus on his academics. Was Merrick a contender to start or even play this season? No. But his departure does make the Longhorns’ quarterback situation somewhat concerning in the eyes of their new head coach. “We’ve got two,” Herman said after practice Tuesday. “One’s 19 and one’s 18.” Having only two scholarship
TMZ Sports has obtained the Greg Hardy cocaine arrest video which shows cops warning each other that he's a big, strong, Dallas Cowboys player ... so "we have to not stir anything up." Hardy was arrested in Dallas back in September after officers found cocaine in his wallet during a routine traffic stop. In the video, Hardy is with a female passenger and is extremely polite to the officers. The officers are also acting carefully. One whispers to another, "He's very big and fit." FYI, Hardy is 6'4", 280. When the cops find a purple baggy filled with coke in Hardy's wallet (which was in his car), his explanation is bizarre. "I just got a job, I play football. I was at a party. I got drunk. Literally
Ashdown (Ark.) Class of 2018 3-star cornerback LaDarrius Bishop has been offered by Mississippi State. This is the seventh offer for Bishop and second from the SEC. He also holds an offer from the Hogs. Bishop announced the offer on Twitter on Tuesday. He also has offers from Baylor, Arkansas State, Oklahoma State, Memphis and Louisiana-Monroe. Bishop is considered among the top prospects in the state. His cousin, 4-star safety Montaric Brown, signed with the Hogs in February.
An ESPN feature story by Baxter Holmes revealed that the NBA has a bizarre fixation on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, dating back to the Boston Celtics’ championship run in 2008. There was a lot to take away from Holmes’ 4,000-word feature, but the most compelling tidbit came from then-Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton. Walton, according to the story, waged an impassioned war on behalf of PB&J’s for his team last season.
The newly-released video shows the suspect, Mauricio Ortega, walking into the New England Patriots' locker room and leaving with a black plastic bag under his arm. Authorities say this is Mauricio orgega, the former editor of "La prensa" newspaper blending in with Bill Belichick's posse as he enters the locker room moments after Tom Brady led his team to an historic fifth super bowl title. In this newly released video you can see Brady pulling off his Jersey and handing it to a league employee.
Ilya Bryzgalov is a Stanley Cup champion. In fact, he was pretty important to the Anaheim Ducks run for the Cup. In the first round against the Minnesota Wild, Bryzgalov was 4-1, and Giguere returned to his spot as the No. 1 goalie in the second round.