On Sunday, Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace got excited after a dunk and wound up slugging Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head with a wayward elbow during the Lakers double overtime win.
College basketball is losing a legend now that Tennessee Lady Volunteers’ women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt announced that she’s coached her last game. She ends her career with an unfathomable 1,098-208 coaching record and eight NCAA championships.
In a game on Tuesday night, Rockies’ pitcher Jamie Moyer, 49, became the oldest major league pitcher to earn a win. ”It’s a great night for the Rockies, as far as winning a baseball game. But it’s an historic night for one tremendous human being,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said after the game.
Having an athlete turn up on a TV show in a bit role is nothing new. It’s even a common sitcom trope to introduce a star athlete as a ringer for an episode built around an athletic wager (think Kevin McHale on ‘Cheers’ or Larry Johnson on ‘Family Matters’).
Last year, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur treated some Oakland A’s fans to dinner after giving them a $100 bill and an autographed baseball. The only catch? They had to spend the money on bacon dogs and beer.
Well, Francouer remembered the gesture and decided to top himself.
Guillen apologized on Tuesday. He’s done a lot of that over the years, dating back to his time in Chicago when he made a name for himself as a World Series-winning manager with the White Sox and as the source of many controversial remarks.
Here’s a look back at some of Ozzie’s greatest hits:
Owners of sports franchises are always trying to find new ways to lure people to the game. Comerica Park in Detroit, for example, has both a carousel and a Ferris wheel to entertain young fans who might not be able to — or willing to — sit through an entire nine-inning game.
Magic Johnson and his group of investors were awarded the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers late Tuesday night. It’s the latest business investment in Johnson’s post-retirement portfolio and comes at a pretty hefty sum of $2 billion.
After weeks of speculation as to where he’d land, Peyton Manning finally chose Denver as the next city he’ll call home. The former Colt and future Hall of Fame quarterback immediately turns the Broncos into a Super Bowl contender.
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