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  • American Wins Most Prestigious Cheese Rolling Competition in England (Video)

    American Wins Most Prestigious Cheese Rolling Competition in England (Video)

    At long last, the USA has conquered the most famous English sport. No, I’m not talking about soccer. The RW&B is still pretty mediocre at that. I’m talking about cheese rolling. On Sunday, at the annual running of the Gloucestershire Cheese-Rolling Race, an American man—who was decked out in a stars and stripes full-body leotard—made […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 29th) — Larry Bird

    This Day In Sports History (May 29th) — Larry Bird

    It was on this day in 1980 that Larry Bird was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year.  He would beat out his rival, Magic Johnson, to earn the honor. The rivalry between Bird and Johnson began during their college years, as Bird won several individual awards while playing at Indiana State in 1979, including […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 5/28/2013 — Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Stat Line of the Night — 5/28/2013 — Hyun-Jin Ryu

    During the offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers spent over $25-million just to have the opportunity to negotiate a contract with Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, before eventually signing him to a 6-year, $36-million deal.  That may seem like a lot of money for an unproven player, but two months into the 2013 MLB season, Ryu is […]

  • Kenyan High Jumpers Sure Can Jump High (Video)

    Kenyan High Jumpers Sure Can Jump High (Video)

    Throughout the entire history of the Olympic men’s high jump competition, not one single athlete from Kenya has ever finished on the podium.  That’s right.  From 1896 to 2012, 28 Olympic men’s high jump competitions have taken place, and not one single Kenyan has won a medal.  Not gold.  Not silver.  Not even bronze. At […]

  • Gruesome Images: Hulk Hogan Almost Loses Hand, Tweets Pictures

    Gruesome Images: Hulk Hogan Almost Loses Hand, Tweets Pictures

    Hulk Hogan celebrated Memorial Day in the hospital after he nearly blew his hand off on Sunday in Tampa. According to Hogan, via Twitter, a radiator exploded in the WWE Hall of Famer’s hand, resulting in severe burns and a trip to the emergency room. Here’s what Hogan’s hand looked like immediately following the incident. […]

  • 11 Hall of Fame Hockey Players Who Became NHL Head Coaches

    11 Hall of Fame Hockey Players Who Became NHL Head Coaches

    Last week the Colorado Avalanche announced that Patrick Roy, the Hall of Fame goaltender who led the franchise to two Stanley Cup championships, was returning to the franchise as vice president of hockey operations…and head coach. Obviously, the move is two-pronged. On the one hand, it generates publicity and interest among a fanbase that is […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 28th) — Larry Bird

    This Day In Sports History (May 28th) — Larry Bird

    It was on this day in 1986 that Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird was named the regular season Most Valuable Player.  Bird joined Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to win the award in three consecutive years. The 1985-86 season was one of the best in Larry Bird’s historic career.  He averaged […]

  • 13 Greatest Moments in Indianapolis 500 History

    13 Greatest Moments in Indianapolis 500 History

    This weekend, 400,000 people will file into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indianapolis 500, which some people call “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” But is it the greatest spectacle in racing? Well, you could certainly make a strong case. And if nothing else, the Indy 500 is definitely on the short list with the Monaco […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 24th) — New York Islanders

    This Day In Sports History (May 24th) — New York Islanders

    It was on this day in 1980 that the New York Islanders won their first Stanley Cup in team history.  This would begin a string of four straight Stanley Cups for the Islanders. Just before the playoffs began, general manager Bill Torrey made a controversial decision to trade away long-time Islander veterans Billy Harris and […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 5/23/2013 — Jimmy Howard

    Stat Line of the Night — 5/23/2013 — Jimmy Howard

    Last season the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup as the eighth-seed in the Western Conference.  This season, the Detroit Red Wings appear to be on the verge of making the same unlikely playoff run as the seventh-seed in the Western Conference, and much of their success thus far has to do with the […]