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For the first time in 67 years, Vin Scully won’t be working on opening day. Now that he’s retired, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers will have a clear schedule when the team takes the field for the first time in 2017. Given how long Scully worked for the organization, you might think he would make a point to sit back, relax and take in the broadcast as a fan.
There probably hasn’t been enough made about the Dallas Stars’ unmitigated disaster of a season, going from 109 points and a division title to 73 points in 75 games thus far. Lambert took a hard look at what the Stars could and should do on the ice this offseason, but what about behind the bench? When the local media treat the firing of a head coach as a formality, one trends to treat it as such.
Those familiar with Novak Djokovic know all about his affinity for excellence–on and off the court. As a tennis legend that's considered one of the best to ever grace the court, clay or grass, Djokovic might just be one of sports' most beautiful men to boot. He's struggled with injuries as of late, the latest at the Miami Open which caused him to retire from the tournament, but while in town, it seemed he kept himself busy house hunting. Rather than purchase a home from another celeb or splurge on a hotel residence, Novak purchased his first stateside property in one of the city's most luxurious amenities buildings. Originally from Serbia, Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, call Monaco home, where
This year’s Final Four coaches have one thing in common: None is among the 10 highest-paid coaches in the NCAA tournament.USA Today released its annual list of men’s college basketball coaches’ salaries among NCAA tournament teams on Wednesday, and while
While Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson didn't break any rules by not trying to qualify at Fontana, Jeff Burton says for the good of the sport and for the fans he should have tried to qualify.
Not long after two former Baylor players were arrested in connection with a 2013 allegation of sexual assault, the school filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by the players’ accuser. The lawsuit, alleging 52 assaults were committed by at least 31 Baylor football players from 2011-2014 was filed in January and accuses Baylor of negligence and the violation of Title IX protocol. In a response to the Title IX lawsuit filed in January, Baylor said the plaintiff’s allegations are barred by a two-year statute of limitations.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has won five straight fights and is 37-11 in his pro career. CHICAGO- When it comes to voicing his opinion on a topic, you can expect Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to tell you how he really feels.
The San Francisco Giants, on the other hand, now view urinating the season away as a potential positive, as new tests should help them determine if players are staying properly hydrated. Behold the Golden Urinal trophy, which is awarded to the best hydrated player on the San Francisco Giants. According to Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News, the M-V-Pee trophy, as many have dubbed it, might seem ridiculous.
Gary Woodland withdrew from the WGC-Dell Match Play last week. Gary Woodland took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to explain why he withdrew from last week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas. Initially, Woodland cited a personal family matter when he pulled out, and he has now explained more in depth, sharing the difficult reality that he and his wife, Gabby, have lost one of their two twins during pregnancy.
MARCH 11: Sam Reinhart #23 of the Buffalo Sabres warms up before an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the KeyBank Center on March 11, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart dressed for the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. After the anthems, the teams took their seats on the bench as usual, and that’s where Reinhart stayed for the entire sixty minutes of the game.
The Warriors made life uncomfortable for Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs on Wednesday. The Golden State Warriors visited the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night under much different circumstances than their last trip to the AT&T Center on March 11. In that game, the reeling Warriors opted to rest their core after a terrible run of form without the injured Kevin Durant and lost their third game in a row and fifth in seven, a genuinely concerning stretch for a squad used to such overwhelming success in Steve Kerr’s three seasons as head coach.
Sometimes it only takes a comment or two to open up a festering issue. Especially in golf. That was the case when PGA Tour player Kelly Kraft dropped this tweet after action commenced last Wednesday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (in which some players who compete in Europe or Asia exclusively earned spots in the high-powered field). OK, before we get into this: Let’s clarify. Kraft isn’t criticizing the players themselves, but the Official World Golf Ranking for being skewed unfavorably toward golfers competing outside the PGA Tour. Fellow PGA Tour pro Grayson Murray, a lightning rod on Twitter, backed up Kraft’s thoughts. Again, let us be clear: Murray is being sarcastic here (he’s
Back here tonight, in Washington, former gymnasts testifying about the sexual abuse they said they suffered at the hands of their trusted team doctor. Usa gymnastics carried more for medals than safety. Reporter: Emotional testimony on capitol hill today about sexual abuse in gymnastics. Now I know that I was not alone. More than 100 women have come forward and shared stories shockingly similar to mine. Reporter: Bronze medalist Jamie dantzscher and fellow gymnast like Jessica Howard recounted alleged abuse as teenagers at the hands of Larry Nassar, team usa's doctor for 19 years. Charges he has denied. I trusted usa gymnastics, but I was sexually abused, as were so many other athletes. Reporter:
Mets closer Jeurys Familia was suspended 15 games by MLB. Mets closer Jeurys Familia was suspended for 15 games Wednesday for a domestic incident with his wife in which charges were later dropped. The 27-year-old Familia was arrested Oct. 31 in his New Jersey home after Bianca Rivas claimed to police he was drunk and violent, and, upon arrival, police reported they saw signs of injuries on her.
It has been a busy couple of days for the NFL owners, who have reportedly voted on 15 new rule proposals and on the relocation of the Raiders. One of these rule proposals was prohibiting a player from leaping over the offensive line to block a field goal attempt. This rule change continues with the trend of the NFL trying to make the game safer to protect its players.
Staff ace Madison Bumgarner, who already delivered a championship, is coming off his best regular season showing to date, and while his pitching-and hitting-offer considerable entertainment value, that of rotation-mate Johnny Cueto may surpass it. Not
On a chaotic road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby, the Florida Derby may—or may not—help to identify a favorite for the first Saturday in May. With earlier presumptive favorites missing training (Classic Empire) and injured (Mastery), and with this year’s 3-year-old crop taking turns winning prep races, this is as wide open a Kentucky Derby as we’ve seen in a while. Last year at this time, the Florida Derby featured the match-up of unbeaten horses and co-favorites Mohaymen and Nyquist in one of the most anticipated races in the early part of the year. Nyquist emerged the victor and went on to win the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands as the 2-1 favorite. This year’s renewal boasts no such superstars,
From Woman's DayA mystery dad has been earning a lot of attention since a photo of his tough-love parenting strategy went viral. The "father of the year" held up a ruthless-but hilarious-sign at the Cleveland Cavaliers
DUNEDIN, Fla. — By noon Sunday, the Yankees have to submit 25 names to Major League Baseball and get ready for an Opening Day gig against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Aaron Hicks will be on the roster in a role Joe Girardi wasn’t ready to reveal Wednesday before the Yankees topped the Blue Jays, 3-1, at Florida Exchange Stadium. Aaron Judge’s situation isn’t as clear. Anointed by Hal Steinbrenner during the offseason as “my right fielder,’’ Judge has had a solid spring training. But four days before the Yankees open the season against Rays right-hander Chris Archer, Girardi left the door open for Judge to start the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. “That’s a tough decision, too, to decide
Maurice Smith, who manned the star/nick position in the Bulldogs’ defense, is the only departure but it isn’t exactly that position or his absence that leaves Smart wanting when it comes to its play thus far. It’s more of an attitude problem. “What I see are some guys who are kind of complacent and guys that are comfortable in their role,” Smart said. “Meaning, ‘I’ve started here for two years, I’m comfortable in my role. I am a leader on this team and I’m comfortable in my role.’ Not challenging themselves to get better.” Smart understands what the Bulldogs bring back in terms of talent and experience and that’s why his expectations are high. He cited a two-minute drill on Tuesday where the
The United States Women’s National Team ended their boycott of the Women’s World Championships on Tuesday night after coming to a four-year agreement with USA Hockey. According to Craig Custance of ESPN, the National Team will practice in Plymouth, Michigan on Thursday. The committee, or ‘Women’s High Performance Advisory Group,’ will be comprised of ‘former and current players from the U.S. Women’s National Team program, along with volunteer and staff leadership.’ Their responsibilities are focused on advancing girls’ and women’s hockey ‘in all areas, including programming, marketing, promotion and fundraising’ in addition to the current grassroots hockey efforts already in place.
PHOENIX -- Sean Payton was as clear as the desert sky in springtime: The Saints won't be signing Malcolm Butler to an offer sheet and relinquishing their No. 11 overall selection to the Patriots. New Orleans has significant interest in Butler, who visited