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The year in sports was full of both highlights and lowlights. There were great moments like Usain Bolt’s 100-meter dash at the London Olympics and LeBron James winning his first NBA championship. But there were even more blunders made on and off...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Self-proclaimed Star Wars nerd and knuckleball pitching sensation R.A. Dickey tweeted out a picture of his favorite Christmas present yesterday. The picture (as seen below) included the tweet: "Maybe my favorite gift all year. Thank you Lucas...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for December 21. • If you're reading this, the world didn't end. To celebrate, here's a gift from Athlon Sports to you, our readers: NFL cheerleaders in Christmas costumes...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
With the news that the Los Angeles Angels just signed Josh Hamilton to a five-year contract for a reported $125 million, it begs the question: Five years from now, will this be viewed as one of the worst free agent deals in history? If so,...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
The players and coaches may hog the spotlight, but success in sports usually starts from the top. Those owners who sign the checks and make the right hires have the ability to not only change the fate of their respective teams, but to...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
It’s never too early to start thinking about 2013. At least now that the World Series is over. I mean, what else is there to think about? Pitchers and catchers report in a little more than 100 days. Certainly, key trades and free agent signings...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
As long as sports have been played in organized leagues, there have been team owners who have disgraced their respective games. Scoundrels, cheapskates and spoiled brats have always found a way to rip defeat from the jaws of victory — none worse...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Are you looking for the perfect and unusual gift for the sports fan in your life? Welcome. You’ve come to the right place. Here’s a look at some of our favorites. STOP ROOTING, START OWNING Thanks to oneshare.com, you can actually give...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
There were plenty of epic failures in 2012. Players, coaches and even entire sports leagues embarrassed themselves in a variety of ways. With Thanksgiving Day in mind, here’s a rundown of the 10 biggest turkeys of the year. 1. NFL...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Has any major league baseball player ever come back to the team he started with three times?  — Larry Luttrell, Lubbock, Texas   When you think of well-traveled ballplayers, you think of Rickey Henderson, and sure enough, Rickey had...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
The Miami Marlins didn’t have a good first year. Even with a new stadium, a new name, new unis, it was still the same old Marlins as it related to on-field results. This week, the Marlins traded away every highly paid contributing member of their...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
It could be argued that everyone in sports is overpaid. But compared to the amount of money being made by leagues, owners and even other players, there are some who deserve considerably more money than they are currently making. 1. Manti Te’o...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
New York, NY (Sports Network) - There was never a doubt who was going to win the AL Rookie of the Year award. Now Mike Trout has his sights set on a much larger prize. The Los Angeles Angels' center fielder Trout and Washington Nationals...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for November 9. • Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times believes Lane Kiffin is on the hot seat at USC after its latest incident and loss. • ESPN SEC blogger Edward...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
In the world of sports it's not uncommon for athletes to command ridiculous salaries. Some are worth every penny; some are not. Here's a look at the 10 athletes in 2012 who are cashing giant checks that their talent can't quite match.  1...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for November 2. • Rob Moseley of The Register Guard looks at the pressure for Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota on the eve of the huge Oregon-USC matchup. • Sam Mellinger...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Animal nicknames are nothing new in sports. San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval — a.k.a. the “Kung Fu Panda” — was recently named World Series MVP after an unbelievable October. Fans at AT&T Park wore panda hats to support their...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
We love to watch the fearless nature that many of our favorite sports stars exude in their respective games. But even professional stars have to feel a little scared of their competition from time to time, right? To celebrate Halloween, Athlon...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Our favorite athletes play their respective games with reckless abandon, often making the very difficult look very easy. But we all know there has to be some internal fear during the highest level of competition. With Halloween upon us, Athlon...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Many professional stars seem fearless on their respective fields of play. But away from the game, many of them have the same fears that all of us share. With Halloween approaching, Athlon Sports asked hundreds of athletes, "What scares you off...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for October 26. • Randy Rosetta has the LSU reaction to four former players — including Tyrann Mathieu — being arrested on marijuana possession charges. • The Giants won...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and America’s “it” girl Kate Upton are keeping it coy regarding their official relationship status. But dating the voluptuous bikini model is clearly not helping JV’s pitching. The AL’s reigning MVP and Cy...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
The 2012 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers begins tonight. Here's a look at the dates, times and TV schedule for the 108th World Series between the American League Champions and the National League Champions. FOX...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
The San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers—both of these franchises have been in business for more than 100 years, but the two tradition-laden clubs have never met in the World Series. Detroit has won 11 American League pennants, winning the...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
You’ve heard the cliché “Big time players make big-time plays in big-time games.” That’s true. But sometimes mediocre players make big-time plays in big-time games. Here’s a list of 10 unlikely World Series heroes. Kurt Bevacqua, San Diego...
Mitch Light
2 years ago

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