Ryan Dempster plans to move from closer to starter for the Chicago Cubs this season. On the first day of spring training, he took on another role: prognosticator. "I think we are going to win the World Series. I really do," Dempster said.
If the 41 committee members do their jobs, maybe we'll also hear some honest answers. Otherwise, the whole day will be nothing more than a taxpayer-funded, dog-and-pony photo op. [author obviously doesn't pay attention to congress]
With a motocross helmet, elbows pads and a seat belt, Aaron spent as much as 30 hours a week at skate parks across Las Vegas, earning the nickname that has stayed with him to this day: Wheels.
The Giants had the perfect answer for the suddenly imperfect Patriots: a big, bad defense and an improbable comeback led by their own Mr. Cool quarterback, Eli Manning.
Umpires are livid that Major League Baseball has sent investigators to their hometowns, asking neighbors questions that include whether the ump belongs to the Ku Klux Klan, beating wives, marijuana use and extravagant parties." [corporate-gov
[OK, I'm going back to drinking now.] The IAAF ruled Monday that double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius is ineligible to compete in the Beijing Olympics because his prosthetic racing legs give him a clear competitive advantage.
[Remarkable!] The Patriots completed a perfect regular season finishing with a remarkable 16-0 record following a thrilling 38-35 comeback victory over the New York Giants. Only the second NFL team in history to win every game on the schedule, and
This beauty is a fully funcitonal machine gun with TWELVE rotating barrels and a live action trigger. Loads 12 bands per barrel for a whopping 144 rubber bands that shoot off as fast as you can turn the handle! Great fun for kids of all ages. MORE th
After an off century, the Boston Red Sox are making a little more of this one. Sprung from the past, freed from the dramas and misfortunes that corroded a franchise seemingly born to be the New York Yankees' valet, the Red Sox are world champion
Trinity (TX) Laterals Their Way to Division III Win. There are only two seconds left in the game. Last play. Funny and Incredible!!!!
NASCAR coming to Phoenix. (Oh,... Don't forget the Super Bowl is in Phoenix this year :)
A sweet sweep for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Another cry of `Wait Til Next Year' from the crestfallen Chicago Cubs. Chris Young homered on the first pitch, Livan Hernandez wriggled out of several serious jams and Arizona beat the Cubs 5 - 1.
Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second major league start, just hours after the Boston Red Sox promoted him from the minors. The 23-year-old righty became the first Red Sox rookie to throw one, baffling the Baltimore Orioles with an assortment
Chances are, most of the 110,000 fans at the Big House had no idea where Appalachian State is located. By the time they saw a blocked field goal in final seconds the Mountaineers pulled off one of the greatest upsets in college football history.
In Vick's written plea agreement filed in federal court Friday, he admitted helping kill six to eight pit bulls and supplying money for gambling on the fights. He said he did not personally place any bets or share in any winnings.
In 1967, the Supreme Court cracked open the door to provide legal sanction to what police officers were already doing around the country in violating the Fourth Amendment (performing traffic stop seizures for non-criminal civil infractions).
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced a resolution as Congress prepared to break for the August recess Saturday, urging President Bush to boycott the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Waters and others involved in the effort to end the humanitarian crisis in
Barry Bonds raised both arms over his head like a prize fighter in victory, fists clenched — and then he took off. It was over at long last. Like him or not, legitimate or not [he is], he is baseball's new home run king.
San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit the 755th home run of his career on Saturday, tying the Major League Baseball all-time record held by Hank Aaron since 1974. A 382-foot blast off San Diego Padres pitcher Clay Hensley in his first at-bat o
Bill Hambrecht and Tim Armstrong, a senior executive at Google, is starting up a professional football league. They’ve hired a C.E.O. and a C.O.O., both of whom cut their teeth at the National Basketball Association. United Football League.
Phoenix center Amare Stoudemire and teammate Boris Diaw have been suspended for one game for leaving the bench after Robert Horry's hard foul of Steve Nash in Game 4 of the Suns' Western Conference semifinal against San Antonio,
A long, tough season ended with a Gator chomp again. Mission accomplished for Florida. The Gators were too much to handle once again Monday night, keeping their stranglehold on the college basketball world with an 84-75 victory over Ohio State for th
Despite owning a 22-game winning streak and having the nation's best big man patrolling the paint, Ohio State knows it will be the underdog when it plays Florida for the national championship Monday.
Michael Phelps equaled the most hallowed mark in swimming, winning his seventh gold medal at the World Swimming Championships Sunday night with his fifth world record. Phelps never got a chance at an eighth gold after his teammates were DQ'd
Virginia Commonwealth sophomore guard Eric Maynor sure has a flair for dramatics in big games. Maynor hit a 15-foot jumper with 1.8 seconds left in the Rams' 79-77 upset victory over the Duke Blue Devils in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
In the sensitive post-wardrobe malfunction world, some are questioning whether a guitar was just a guitar during Prince's Super Bowl halftime show.
We're all Boise State fans now. At least everyone who stayed up until after 1 a.m. on the East Coast to watch the Broncos' remarkable come-from-ahead-then-behind victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.
Federal investigators can keep the positive drug test results for more than 100 Major League Baseball players -- who have not been publicly identified -- that they seized during raids of baseball's testing laboratories two years ago, a federal ap
(Video) The NBA has gone to "The 'Hood"