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Friday, August 30, 2013
The college football season got under way Thursday night. In one game, Presbyterian College lost to Wake Forest 31-7. That result was not a surprise. Presbyterian is the smallest football school in Division I. Every year, lower-level Division I schools make a lot of money losing to larger and richer schools.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Clint Dempsey has returned to Major League Soccer, playing his first game for his new home team the Seattle Sounders over the weekend. Dempsey was very successful playing in the English Premier League — and is not worried that his skill will fall off playing in the U.S.
Friday, August 23, 2013
By the standard of normal golfing mortals, Tiger Woods has had an incredible summer. He's won multiple tournaments and millions of dollars in prize money. What he didn't do was win any of golf's four major championships. And those major wins are his measure of success.
Friday, August 16, 2013
For years, ESPN has been the dominant name in sports broadcasting, not to mention the most profitable bundle of channels on cable television. But it will face its first serious challenge when Fox launches its 24-hour national sports network.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Jason Dufner has won his first major golf title with a two-stroke victory over Jim Furyk at the PGA Championship. Dufner bogeyed the final two holes Sunday for a 2-under 68 that was good enough to hold off the 2003 U.S. Open champion. The winning score was 10-under 270.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Monday was a historic one for Major League Baseball after 13 players were suspended for violating the league's drug policy. It's the largest group of players ever sanctioned at one time in an anti-doping action. Is baseball hoping the scope of this sends a message?
Monday, August 05, 2013
On Monday, Major League Baseball dropped the hammer on more than a dozen players for using performance-enhancing drugs. Twelve have accepted 50 game suspensions. Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014, pending appeal.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Major League Baseball is expected to hand down suspensions to several players implicated in performance enhancing drug use. New York Yankees all star Alex Rodriguez is the most prominent name on the list, and he also faces the longest suspension.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Even a misunderstanding between a front man and an audience can bruise that precarious relationship.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
The New York Jets are one of many teams with a quarterback controversy headed into the new season. But in New York, it seems that controversy attaches itself to everything the Jets do. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath reflects on the difficulties of leading the Jets.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
I ran out of shaving cream the other day. It was a travel-size, 2.5-ounce can that I carried in my gym bag for about three months.
Monday, July 29, 2013
"Rodriguez has some options, and the ability to fight it."
Friday, July 26, 2013
The New York Yankees and their star slugger Alex Rodriguez are embroiled in a very public dispute over his future. The Yankees want him gone, but Rodriguez says he's ready to play.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has played 19 seasons. That means he started his baseball career when the youngest players in this year's All-Star game were just toddlers. Rivera plans to retire at the end of this season.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Baseball's All-Star game is being played in New York Tuesday night. The winner gets home field advantage during the World Series.
Friday, June 28, 2013
The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the basketball world with their first pick in last night's NBA draft. The team chose Canadian by-way-of-UNLV Anthony Bennett number one overall.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder on Wednesday — in the killing of 27-year-old semi-pro football player, Odin Llyod. The Patriots cut Hernandez shortly after he was arrest this morning.
Friday, June 21, 2013
The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-to-88 in Game 7 of the series Thursday night in Miami. LeBron James, who was chosen MVP, had 37 points and 12 rebounds.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
It's Christmas for pro basketball fans — game 7 of the NBA Finals is Thursday night. And, after an epic, draining game 6, the match up between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs has put everyone, from casual observers and the stats geeks, in a tizzy.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Miami Heat avoided elimination Tuesday night by beating the San Antonio Spurs in overtime, 103 to 100. LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime.