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And Now A Few Words About the Future


Some of you might have wondered what was going on Tuesday morning when Dan Shanoff posted his final Wake-Up Call here on The Sporting Blog. Today I deliver some news with a heavy heart that The...

Summer Discussion: The Best Conference In College Basketball Will Be ... ?


In the barren summer landscape of college hoops news, the release of ESPN's Big 12 Monday schedule rates as a highlight. College Hoops Nation has the particulars of the schedule, which features...

The NCAA's Agent Enforcement Crusade Threatens To Be Epidemic


The NCAA declared Investigeddon last weekend, hiring Michael Bay to spill fireworks over message boards and ESPN by launching, announcing, or leaking investigations of star players at North...

Russian Betting Firm Seeks To Make Paul The Octopus A Prized Employee


One does not simply pull off a perfect eight-for-eight streak in picking World Cup winners, and in doing so capture the imagination of the entire globe, without attracting further job opportunities...

Tommy Lasorda Warbles Anthem, Pays Backhanded Compliments in Albuquerque


↵ ↵ ↵ ↵Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was, if you can believe it, the special guest at the Albuquerque Isotopes' Tommy Lasorda Bobblehead Night. In addition to some memorable...

LeBron's Decision Cost At Least $10,000 in Security From Greenwich Police


The one item that seemed to get lost in the aftermath of the LeBron James Decision hoopla was why James needed to be in Greenwich, Connecticut to make his long anticipated and ridiculously...

Marist Wins Legal Battle Over Ex-Coach Matt Brady; What Will It Mean Going Forward?


One of the many reasons college athletes are often considered powerless is the logistical hoops they have to jump through in order to change schools. That process stands in stark contrast with the...

Dustin Nippert Laughs In The Face of Potentially Serious Head Trauma


↵ ↵ ↵ ↵Rangers reliever Dustin Nippert took a screaming line drive off the side of his head in the 6th inning of last night's game in Detroit. While the impact brought the game action to a...

Phil Cuzzi's Blown Calls (And Attitude) May Face MLB Discipline


↵Safe or out? By the looks of the replay, it sure looks like Travis Ishikawa was safe. ↵ ↵ ↵With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning of a tie game on Sunday, Ishikawa was called out...

Contador Apologizes For Tour de France Pass, Showing Cycling Does Have Some Ethics


Who knew there was a code of ethics in cycling? After passing race-leader Andy Schleck during Monday's Stage 15 of the Tour de France to become the overall leader, defending champion Alberto...

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