One World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere when a silver spire topping the building was installed on Friday, May 10. Here's a look at the world's tallest buildings.
Rory McIlroy grew up idolizing Tiger Woods, but in terms of their relationship with the media, the two stars couldn't be more different. McIlroy has talked to reporters frequently of late while nursing a rib injury that has sidelined him since the SA Open in mid-January, and he's been his usual insightful self, rarely shying away from speaking his mind, good or bad. In a wide-ranging interview with the Guardian published Friday, the Northern Irishman spoke at length about Woods, offering hearty doses of sympathy and empathy for his diminished boyhood hero. "I never thought I would say this but I felt sorry for him.
Roger Goodell won’t be visiting New England any time soon, unless he wants to be kicked out of town by fans. The New England Patriots got their ultimate revenge on Roger Goodell and the NFL for DeflateGate by winning Super Bowl LI, but evidently the hard feelings haven’t passed. According to Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Goodell still wouldn’t be welcome in New England if he tried to visit.
NHL insider Bob McKenzie beamed in some great trade deadline insight from Toronto (technology!) to NBCSN on Wednesday, so let’s take a look at what he had to say. Amusingly enough, you can separate his takes into one tasty, McDonald’s-sponsored video (the more exciting stuff about possible trades) and a set of updates that throws some cold water on our imaginations. Bobby Mac’s Big 3 Heh. Anyway, in the video above, the fun stuff. Kevin Shattenkirk: McKenzie reports that the St. Louis Blues are “more likely than less likely” to move the sought-after defenseman. The reasoning is that GM Doug Armstrong seemingly believes that this season’s group isn’t as good as last year’s, so why not get value
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant celebrate being better than the Clippers. No matter how a game between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers goes, the result is the same — the Warriors win, often via blowout, and leave a demoralized Clippers team in their wake. Golden State came into Thursday night’s contest at Oracle Arena with nine straight victories over their fiercest divisional rivals, a run that belied the bad blood between the sides but which has also added to it.
PORT ST. LUCIE — The R.A. Dickey trade could be the gift that keeps on giving for the Mets. If it isn’t enough the Dec. 17, 2012, deal with the Blue Jays netted a Cy Young-caliber pitcher and starting catcher who played a key role in the Mets’ NL pennant run two years ago, there is Wuilmer Becerra. The Venezuelan outfielder is just 22 years old, but facing an important season in trying to show club officials he can be considered part of the organization’s future. Noah Syndergaard was the biggest prize in the Dickey deal, and Travis d’Arnaud is attempting to rebound from a sluggish season, but will enter 2017 as the Mets’ starting catcher, nonetheless. The Mets also sent catchers Josh Thole and
Current bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt does not believe Dominick Cruz will be the same again after beating him at UFC 207 in December 2016. The highly anticipated bout – which had a lot of heated confrontations in the buildup – saw Cruz suffer just the second loss of his MMA career as Garbrandt dominated to win via unanimous decision. Following his win, Garbrandt was willing to grant the former champion an immediate rematch, however, Cruz declined, which surprised the 25-year-old.
For Cleveland Indians fans, losing Game 7 of the 2016 World Series in an extra-innings, rain delayed game against the Cubs was an example of ultimate baseball heartbreak. But two players on the Indians don’t look at it that way. Catcher Yan Gomes and 10th inning reliever Bryan Shaw spoke to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal about that fateful 10th inning, where just inches could have changed the story significantly.
In what could have been a softcore episode of the CSI franchise, a marathon runner was caught in an epically failed attempt to cover up her wrongdoings after cheating in a race last weekend. Following her runner-up finish in the Fort Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon, New York food critic Jane Seo was busted for cutting corners during the race and then shamelessly doctoring tracking data to back up her phony finish time. The malpractice was brought to light by independent marathon investigator Derek Murphy, who exposed her deceptive efforts in a hard-hitting report posted on his blog. The piece in question provides an elaborate analysis of Seo’s running times supported by data collected from her Garmin 235 fitness band.
On Monday, the Cowboys ended the suspense early and pulled the restructure triggers on the two most obvious candidates, Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick. This was expected by all who keep close watch on the Cowboys cap situation as the move from base salary to bonuses which can be prorated on the cap over five year was built into the player’s contracts. Now that the Cowboys are roughly $4.5 million under the cap, the question turns to what happens next. The league year begins on March 9, and now that Dallas is under the expected cap of $168 – $170 million, there is no rush for them to create additional cap space before that date. That doesn’t mean Dallas is done with their restructures, far from
Although the bachelor thinks this is going to slow down their play, he agrees. "I lost by three strokes to Rabbi Woods." After slicing his tee shot into the woods, a golfer heads off in search of his ball, which he finds behind a large tree.
With the Green Bay Packers generating little in the way of news and the NFL Scouting Combine still a week away, this part of the offseason tends to revolve around hypothetical roster transactions. As the Packers rarely commit to major moves in free agency, trades and draft selections dominate the Green Bay news cycle. That remains true in 2017, as the Packers could conceivably trade their prized young quarterback, Brett Hundley, should the right opportunity arise. Hundley represents just one of the Packers under the microscope this offseason, however. Earlier in his career, Aaron Rodgers suggested that he didn’t plan to extend his career into his late 30s or beyond. The two-time MVP has changed
–Every hockey fan remembers the Quebec Nordiques’ blue, white and red logo, but not many know that they were about to change it before they moved to Colorado in 1996. We never got to see the logo on the ice because the team ended up packing their bags for Denver. They were going to use a blue, white and teal jersey with a husky on it. (The Hockey News) –The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Ron Hainsey from Carolina on Thursday and the veteran couldn’t be happier. The 35-year-old has played 891 NHL games without ever making it to the post-season, so you can understand why he’s pumped about being moved to the defending Stanley Cup champions. “If you could pick a place, this would be the place. The
LeBron James wanted a playmaker to help the Cleveland Cavaliers. Deron Williams is ready to be that guy. The Dallas Mavericks waived Williams on Thursday, and the five-time All-Star is now looking to join the Cavaliers as they pursue a second straight championship, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Professional table tennis players have absurd concentration and coordination, but Li Jie and Hitomi Sato took that to another level in the first round of the Qatar Open on Thursday. They put together an insane 766-shot, 10-minute rally that really seemed like it could go on forever. Seriously, this was crazy. The rally was so long that the ITTF World Tour Instagram needed to replay the rally on high speed. Incredibly, the only thing that stopped the rally was a separate ball bouncing onto the playing surface.
Masterminding one of the greatest upsets in sporting history wasn't enough for Claudio Ranieri to keep his job at Leicester. Ranieri was fired by Leicester on Thursday, nine months after the 65-year-old Italian manager guided the club to the English Premier League title at preseason odds of 5,000-1. Leicester's Thai owners took the drastic measure with soccer's ultimate fairytale threatening to have an unhappy ending.
I've always felt this way but once again he confirms it. His response to the Pitino heckling incident yesterday regarding the UNC fans: "We don't...
Basically, it will be a bit of me rambling on about the week that was for the Buffalo Bills and what the events of that week will lead to in the coming weeks for the team. Firstly, the biggest news for some out of this past week was that Tyrod Taylor is now rumored to be retained by the Buffalo Bills. Continuing to develop other areas of the offense this season, the Bills could use someone like Patrick Mahomes on their roster.
Rory McIlroy's return to the PGA Tour is now imminent. The 27-year-old plans to play the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and added the Travelers Championship to his schedule for June, an event he has never played before. "I'm delighted that the Travelers Championship is part of my schedule this year. It'll be such a great experience," McIlroy said in a press release. "The course should really set up well for my game and I'm really looking forward to teeing it up there in June against some of the Tour's best players." That course is TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. As for the Arnold Parlmer Invitational, McIlroy has played the event each of the last two years, finishing T11 in 2015 and T27 in 2016.
TAMPA — “Look out!” Who screamed these words Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner Field? A) Joe Girardi, when an errant throw by Gleyber Torres entered the Yankees’ dugout. B) Yankees assistant general manager Michael Fishman, as a bat-wielding Goose Gossage approached a computer. C) Dellin Betances, upon seeing Randy Levine’s phone number on his caller ID. D) A construction worker in left field, when an Aaron Judge home run headed his way. The correct answer is D, and you’d think that folks would know better than to put themselves in harm’s way when Judge gets his turn to hit. “It’s not every day you see guys hitting balls like that,” Girardi said of the man who hopes to be his right fielder.
Nobody has worn No. 56 for the Chicago White Sox since Mark Buehrle left the team in 2011 and now nobody ever will. The White Sox announced Thursday that they’ll retire No. 56 this season in honor of Buehrle, who played 12 seasons on the South Side. In that time, he threw a perfect game, a no-hitter and helped the White Sox win the 2005 World Series.
The Boston Celtics didn’t give in to the Indiana Pacers’ demands, and it’s easy to see why. The Celtics reportedly were among the teams that pursued Pacers swingman Paul George leading up to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Boston’s effort fell flat, though, and perhaps it’s because Indiana had an extremely high asking price in trade talks involving the four-time All-Star. Mike Ortiz Jr. of DYST Now reported the following price tag roughly an hour before the deadline. The Celtics evidently found such a package to be too much, which is understandable because it would have required parting ways with a pick that potentially could be the No. 1 overall selection in a loaded draft plus a large chunk
Pittsburgh has added another veteran presence on the blueline in advance of a second consecutive Stanley Cup. Ron Hainsey, the 35-year-old ‘Canes rearguard, has been acquired in exchange for a second-round pick and AHLer Danny Kristo, per TVA. The Hainsey acquisition comes with the Pens down several key d-men. Olli Maatta and Justin Schultz are sidelined with a hand injury and concussion, while Trevor Daley suffered a lower-body injury on Tuesday night. UPDATE: And that makes the trade all the more inportant. Hainsey — who holds the current active record for most regular-season games played (891) without appearing in the playoffs — makes a lot of sense for the Pens. He played under GM Jim Rutherford
Joey Logano is in position to start the season strong at the Daytona 500. (Getty) Special to Yahoo Sports By Dan Beaver Racing is cyclical. Restrictor-plates have been a fixture of this sport since the late 1980s when Bobby Allison punched a hole in the
The San Francisco 49ers need a quarterback. Colin Kaepernick needs a place to play. So it would make sense for the two sides to at least hear each other out. Kaepernick met with new 49ers general manager John Lynch and new coach Kyle Shanahan, according