The 23 players on the Iroquois national lacrosse team expected to spend this week vying for a world championship. Instead, they spent Friday night divvying up their gear in the driveway outside a Hilton hotel here, having officially declared defeat i
George Steinbrenner, the mercurial and free-spending owner of the New York Yankees who presided over the restoration of one of the great franchises in professional sports after turning it into baseball’s version of a soap opera, has died. He was 80.
(AP) JOHANNESBURG -- Spain rules the soccer world, winning the World Cup at long, long last. It came after an exhausting 1-0 victory in extra time over the Netherlands on Sunday. Two years after winning the European title, the stylish Spaniards did e
With a goal by Andres Iniesta 26 minutes into overtime, Spain won its first World Cup on Sunday, beating Holland 1-0 in Johannesburg.
Clairvoyant cephalopod Paul also chooses Spain over the Dutch
All star point guard and two-time MVP, Steve Nash, seemingly distraught over Suns owner Robert Sarver's penny-pinching ways has demanded a trade to a contender or he is threatening to retire.
The ball was designed by boffins at Loughborough University, England, and every effort was made to give it superior aerodynamics: the panels are stitched internally to create a near-perfect sphere, and Adidas' "Grip'n'Groove" technology is inten
It was 2:04pm when these two men walked onto Court 18 to resume at 0-0 in the decisive fifth set; seven hours, six minutes later (longer than the previous longest ever match at Wimbledon), they walked off, the match suspended due to light at 59-all.
Purple and gold confetti raining down upon him, Kobe Bryant hopped up on the scorer's table, shook his fists and extended five fingers. When he hopped down, Boston's legendary Hall of Fame center Bill Russell was waiting to shake his hand. A Game 7 c
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Patrick Kane was drafted 3 years ago with the idea that he could help the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup, and Wednesday night he made his delivery. The diminutive winger scored from a sharp angle at 4:06 of overtime to lift the Blackhawks to
Armando Galarraga squeezed the ball in his mitt, stepped on first base with his right foot and was ready to celebrate the first perfect game in Detroit Tigers’ history. What happened next will be the talk of baseball for the rest of this season and l
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Four hoarse blasts of a ship's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping. The sound of a jet, an engine warming up, even the clopping of shod hooves on pavement brings on the ancient shudder, the dry mouth and vacant eye, the
American cage fighter 'rips out still-beating heart of training partner after fearing he was possessed by the devil'
The Supreme Court held today that the National Football League teams "do not possess either the unitary decisionmaking quality or the single aggregation of economic power characteristic of independent action" and that their “general corporate ac
The Phoenix Suns will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."
ESPN’s Jeff MacGregor tries his hand at political stand-up over Arizona’s new immigration law. Demonstrating that he not only didn’t read the language of the legislation, he never even read the Reader’s Digest version, McGregor achieves the expected
The ball sailed from halfcourt with the buzzer sounding _ bounced off the backboard, the rim, the floor. Most of the 70,000 fans on Butler's side let out an "Ohhhhhh," and the Duke players piled onto Kyle Singler at center court. What a game! And wha
Kevin Youkilis scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball after his third extra-base hit and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees 9-7 in the major league opener Sunday night. Boston erased a 5-1 deficit against CC Sabathia and def
Rasmussen Reports took some time off politics and recently conducted a national survey on the NCAA Final Four and its teams. Duke's the pick to win it all, though not by much. One surprise: only 34% of men said that they were in a betting pool. A loo
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Tiger Woods will be judged by his golf rather than taunted for his extra-marital affairs when he returns to action at next week's U.S. Masters, according to his caddie Steve Williams.
Not so long ago, having Butler and Xavier among the last 16 teams in the NCAA tournament would have spawned feel-good stories about the plucky mid-major conferences and the wonderful hoops democracy that is March Madness.
Everyone? To quote my friend Jim Kaiser, "Riiiiiiiiiiiggghhht." This bullsh*t editorial speaks about the owners getting rich. Are the towel boys rich? Are the waterboys rich? Highly doubtful.
The zany chaps from Britain’s Dangerous Sports Club made the first modern bungee jump from Bristol’s 245-foot (75 m) Clifton Suspension in 1979. Yet since bungee jumping became commercial at the hands of elastic-thinking New Zealand entrepreneur A J
Here are pictures and information on extreme bodybuilders, namely Gregg Valentino, Markus Rühl, Ronnie Coleman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Johnnie O. Jackson and other. These guys have pushes their bodies to extraordinary limits!
That suggests that the last week of the Olympics will see the bulk of the trees reach full blossom. It is one of the most gorgeous trees we have and it is no surprise it is esteemed in Japan. I have never seen it make any fruit, but that is certain
Despite the training-run death earlier in the day of a luger from the country of Georgia, the Olympics' opening ceremonies were launched Friday night with a jubilant countdown by the crowd filling BC Place Stadium. The festive mood, including a s
All eyes will be on Vancouver tonight when the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics begins. Certainly, the two-week sporting spectacular draws a lot of press and tourism dollars to the host city every couple of years, but many taxpayers are wonder