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  • This Day In Sports History (August 14th) — Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (August 14th) — Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1982 that Pete Rose recorded his 12,365 at-bat in the MLB.  That would move him past Hank Aaron and into first place on the league’s all-time at-bats list. Rose took a total of 20 years to reach the mark that Hank Aaron set during his 23-year career.  He became […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/13/2013 — Alfonso Soriano

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/13/2013 — Alfonso Soriano

    On July 26 of this season, the New York Yankees made a deal with the Chicago Cubs to acquire left fielder Alfonso Soriano.  Last night, that move paid dividends during a game against the Los Angeles Angels. Soriano stepped to the plate six times on the evening, recording two homers, a single, three runs and […]

  • 13 Most Notable Celebrity First Pitches of 2013

    13 Most Notable Celebrity First Pitches of 2013

    The ceremonial first pitch exists for several reasons. One is to pay tribute to special people that are deserving of some attention or recognition. Another is to suck up to powerful rich people, like politicians and CEOs. But probably the biggest reason, or at least the most common, is to entertain fans and provide celebrities […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 13th) — Michael Phelps

    This Day In Sports History (August 13th) — Michael Phelps

    It was on this day in 2008 that Michael Phelps won his tenth and eleventh career gold medals.  His tenth gold gave him the most Olympic gold medals for any athlete in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games’ modern history. It was the men’s 200m butterfly in which Phelps won his tenth career gold, […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/12/2013 — Yu Darvish

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/12/2013 — Yu Darvish

    On April 2nd of this season, Yu Darvish was one out away from pitching a perfect game against the Houston Astros before giving up a single to Marwin Gonzalez with two outs in the ninth.  On August 12th of this season, it was nearly déjà vu all over again. During an afternoon game against the […]

  • 9 Biggest NCAA Football Scandals

    9 Biggest NCAA Football Scandals

    Many say the American dream is carved in the halls of the institutions of higher education: if you work hard for what you want, you can be anything. This has become an underlying theme of NCAA football: if you play like the best, then maybe you can make it to the NFL and become a […]

  • Dirtbiker vs. Angry Ram: Who Ya Got?

    Dirtbiker vs. Angry Ram: Who Ya Got?

    Whether you are on your dirt bike or pedaling away on a mountain bike, there are always a few things you’ll want to avoid while out on the trails.  One of them is antelopes—for those riding in South Africa.  The other is the deadly ram. Now, characterizing a ram as “deadly” may seem like a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 12th) — Tiger Woods

    This Day In Sports History (August 12th) — Tiger Woods

    It was on this day in 2007 that Tiger Woods won the 89th annual PGA Championship.  The tournament was held at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tiger Woods had a rough start to the tournament as he shot a +1 (70) in the opening round and sat six shots back of the […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/11/2013 — Steven Strasburg

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/11/2013 — Steven Strasburg

    One year after putting together a 15-6 record on the mound, wins have not been easy to come by for Washington Nationals starting pitcher Steven Strasburg.  Despite posting a solid 3.01 ERA through his first 22 starts of the season, the 25-year-old righty was the not-so-proud owner of a 5-9 record.  He entered Sunday in […]

  • 9 Ridiculous ESPN Gaffes

    9 Ridiculous ESPN Gaffes

    When it comes to moving as fast as ESPN does, with as many networks as they do, there is bound to be the odd trip-up when it comes to the facts. But time and again, the network with seven cable channels, worldwide recognition and an intense internet fan base has managed to drop the ball […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 9th) — Wayne Gretzky Is Traded

    This Day In Sports History (August 9th) — Wayne Gretzky Is Traded

    It was on this day in 1988 that the Edmonton Oilers did the unthinkable and traded Wayne Gretzky.  “The Great One” was traded to the Los Angeles Kings along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski in exchange for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, the Kings first round draft picks in 1989, 1991 and 1993 and $15 […]

  • Watching Justin Rose Take a Massive Divot is Hypnotic (GIF)

    Watching Justin Rose Take a Massive Divot is Hypnotic (GIF)

    With 35 players under par after the first round of the 2013 PGA Championship and two players—Adam Scott and Jim Furyk—recording rounds of 65, you might be tempted to assume that the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, is quite the forgiving course.  But you’d be wrong. In addition to some narrow fairways, […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/8/2013 — Tim Lincecum

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/8/2013 — Tim Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum entered Thursday’s action in search of his first win since recording a no-hitter back on July 13th of this season.  The Giants have lost each of his three starts since he accomplished the feat, but that skid came to an end thanks to another near-perfect performance from “The Freak.” Lincecum stymied the Brewers […]