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  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/11/2013 — Freddie Freeman

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/11/2013 — Freddie Freeman

    Yesterday night, Freddie Freeman learned that Braves fans had helped him earn enough votes to secure the final spot on the National League All-Star team, and he decided to repay them by using his bat to guide their team, and his, to a victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The All-Star first baseman started things off […]

  • 9 College Basketball Coaches Who Failed in the NBA

    9 College Basketball Coaches Who Failed in the NBA

    Last week, the Boston Celtics continued their major offseason overhaul by making the bold decision to hire Butler coach Brad Stevens to replace Doc Rivers. Now, Brad Stevens was quite possibly the most highly regarded coach in the NCAA, and no one doubts his acumen with the Xs and Os. However, there are stark contrasts […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    It was on this day in 1982 that the World Cup of Soccer finals were played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain.  Italy would go on to claim their third World Cup title with a 3-1 victory over West Germany. Italy finished the round robin stage with three draws, tying them with Cameroon […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/10/2013 — Francisco Liriano

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/10/2013 — Francisco Liriano

    Despite owning the second-best record in the National League (53-36) heading into last night’s contest against the Oakland Athletics, the Pittsburgh Pirates still somehow ranked just 26th out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored.  So, what gives?  How can a team be so successful with such an inept offense? The Answer to that question […]

  • The 13 Best MLB Cheerleading Squads of 2013

    The 13 Best MLB Cheerleading Squads of 2013

    I know what you’re thinking—”there are no cheerleaders in Major League Baseball”—but you’re wrong. Baseball teams have cheerleaders. They may not wear the skimpy outfits that the cheerleaders where in the NFL, NBA, or even the NHL; they may not always perform choreographed numbers; and they may not call them cheerleaders. But those girls who stand on the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 10th) – 1990 MLB All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (July 10th) – 1990 MLB All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1990 that the MLB All-Star Game took place at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  The American League would go on to win the 61st Midsummer Classic by a score of 2-0. The American League won one of the lowest scoring games in All-Star Game history, thanks to some great pitching […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/9/2013 — Alex Rios

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/9/2013 — Alex Rios

    Question:  How does an MLB player improve his bating average by 14 points (from .267 to .281) in just one game in July? Answer: By recording six hits in each of his six at bats on the evening. That is exactly what Alex Rios of the Chicago White Sox did during last night’s match-up against […]

  • ESPN The Magazine, “Body Issue”: Photos Unveiled

    ESPN The Magazine, “Body Issue”: Photos Unveiled

    The 2013 edition of ESPN The Magazine’s “The Body Issue” is out, which means it is about that time when we get to check out some of the world’s most popular athletes in the nude. Among those who have stripped down to nothing for this year’s issue are 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Wizards guard John […]

  • Aussie Surfer Learns the Hard Way to Stay the Hell Away From Whales (Video)

    Aussie Surfer Learns the Hard Way to Stay the Hell Away From Whales (Video)

    Usually, when you think about all the dangers that lurk in the ocean for surfers, you’re thinking sharks. Then, after sharks, you think, maybe really big jellyfish, or possibly a deranged sea lion. You do not usually think of whales. After all, they’re mammals, we’re mammals—you’d think there would be some kind of mutual understanding […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2006 that the finals for the World Cup were held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.  Italy defeated France in penalty kicks to capture their fourth World Cup title. France was awarded a penalty kick just seven minutes into the match and French captain Zinedine Zidane capitalized, giving the […]