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  • This Day In Sports History (August 20th) — Usain Bolt

    This Day In Sports History (August 20th) — Usain Bolt

    It was on this day in 2008 that Usain Bolt won the men’s 200 meter race at the Beijing Summer Olympics.  Bolt set a new world record with his time of 19.30 seconds. While Michal Phelps was dominating in the pool at the 2008 games, Bolt was doing the same on the track.  He won […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/19/2013 — Nate Schierholtz

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/19/2013 — Nate Schierholtz

    The 2013 season has been another disappointing one for the Chicago Cubs, but that hasn’t been the case for Nate Schierholtz.  The 29-year-old right fielder entered Monday night with career highs in home runs (16) and RBIs (52), and he added to those totals in a big way during his team’s series opener against the […]

  • Russia Women’s 4×400 Relay Members Kiss on the Podium in Protest (Photo)

    Russia Women’s 4×400 Relay Members Kiss on the Podium in Protest (Photo)

    With the Winter Game in Sochi, Russia, less than seven months away, and the country’s anti-gay laws drawing plenty of ire from around the world, many athletes have used sports as a platform to voice their displeasure with Russia’s lack of concern for the safety and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals […]

  • Viral Vine: Watch a Gymnast Go Flying Off a Springboard

    Viral Vine: Watch a Gymnast Go Flying Off a Springboard

    When Twitter first released Vine, their video-sharing platform, I was a little confused. Instagram? That kind of made sense. YouTube? That makes all kinds of sense. But what was the point, I wondered, of a video sharing site that only lets you make six-second, looping videos? Then it dawned on me: Vine videos are like […]

  • 12 Creepiest College Football Mascots

    12 Creepiest College Football Mascots

    The 2013 college football season kicks off in just under two weeks. But before everyone gets preoccupied with the important storylines—like what Johnny Football ate for breakfast, or who will earn the right to lose to an SEC team in the BCS National Championship Game—we really should take a moment to pay tribute to one of the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 19th) — Guy LaFleur

    This Day In Sports History (August 19th) — Guy LaFleur

    It was on this day in 1988 that the New York Rangers signed ex Montreal Canadiens superstar Guy LaFleur.  LaFleur came out of his four year retirement to join the Rangers on a one-year contract. From the 1974-75 season to the 1979-80 season, LaFleur was the NHL’s most productive player, amassing 50 goals and 100 […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/18/2013 — Chris Davis

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/18/2013 — Chris Davis

    Few would argue against the fact that Miguel Cabrera owns the most feared bat in the Major Leagues these days.  As for the second most feared bat, that would have to belong to Chris Davis. The man they call “Crush Davis” was doing some more crushing on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, as he went […]

  • Prancercise Is the Greatest Fitness Movement Ever! (Video)

    Prancercise Is the Greatest Fitness Movement Ever! (Video)

    To all you who’ve been going to the gym to run on treadmills, or going to your local CrossFit establishment to lift tires, or even going to yoga studios to point your dog downward, I’ve got some really bad news: you’ve been going at it all wrong. You don’t need to pay money to get […]

  • The 40 Jerseys of the 2013/14 English Premier League Season

    The 40 Jerseys of the 2013/14 English Premier League Season

    Here in North America, when it comes to sports jerseys, we like continuity. We may tear down our stadiums every 20 years, but the idea of the Yankees or Packers or Celtics or Red Wings changing uniforms every single season just sounds ridiculous. This is not the case in England. There, it’s pretty much expected […]

  • How Many People Are In Space Right Now?

    How Many People Are In Space Right Now?

    Have you ever gazed off into space and wondered exactly what is out there?  I’m sure you have .  We all have! Unfortunately, no one knows what the exact answer to that question is, what with all of the unknowns that remain within not only our own universe, but those beyond it as well; however, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 16th) — Sports Illustrated

    This Day In Sports History (August 16th) — Sports Illustrated

    It was on this day in 1954 that Sports Illustrated released its first ever publication.  The first cover showed Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat and New York Giants catcher Wes Westrum squatting behind him at Milwaukee County Stadium. Michael Jordan has appeared on the cover a record 50 times, with Muhammad Ali second […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/15/2013 — Sonny Gray

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/15/2013 — Sonny Gray

    When it comes to drafting and developing pitchers, few do it better than the Oakland Athletics.  Entering last night they have had three rookie starters pitch eight scoreless innings in a game over the last two season, and on Thursday they witnessed their fourth rookie starter accomplish that feat. Making just his second career Major […]

  • The 21 Best Baseball Fail GIFs of 2013

    The 21 Best Baseball Fail GIFs of 2013

    There are just over six weeks left in the 2013 MLB season. Of course, that still leaves a lot of baseball to be played and a handful of playoff spots to be won, so you can’t really talk about things like who will win a batting title, or Cy Young award, or anything serious like […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 15th) — Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (August 15th) — Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1993 that Nolan Ryan won his 324th game.  It would end up being the final win for Ryan during his Hall of Fame career. Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers defeated the Cleveland Indians by a score of 4-1.  Ryan would play a few more games during the 1993 […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/14/2013 — Alfonso Soriano

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/14/2013 — Alfonso Soriano

    No, you are not experiencing a case of déjà vu.  Alfonso Soriano really has earned our “Stat Line of the Night” for the second consecutive day. One night after torching the Angels’ pitching staff to the tune of two homers and six RBIs, Soriano was at it again on Wednesday.  In fact, the Yankees outfielder […]