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If you’re a weekend angler preparing for a day on the banks or on the water, you’ve probably got your hooks, lines, sinkers and an assortment of bait and favorite lures. But what other essentials are you carrying? We asked some of the world’s top...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Do golfers on the PGA Tour pay their own travel expenses to and from Tour events? And what about rooming costs and meals? — Larry Freeze, Topeka, Kan.   Yes, they do. And it can be pretty expensive. Some estimates place the annual...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
We asked, they answered. Athlon Sports set out to gauge the opinions, tastes and preferences of major league baseball players, circa 2013. More than a fifth of all MLB players responded to our survey, sharing their opinions on fellow players,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
In your opinion, what is the greatest sports-themed advertising campaign of all time? I like ESPN’s “This is SportsCenter” spots. — Sarah Crawley, Fairfax, Va.   Those SportsCenter ads, with their creative use of easily recognizable...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
When Austin Meadows tries to balance what’s left of his high school experience with the demands of being one of Major League Baseball’s next great center fielders, he’s got a sympathetic ear just down the hall at Grayson High School in...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ever since Lance Armstrong lost his Tour de France titles, I have been wondering if the people who came in second in those races were awarded the titles.  — Irene Paul, Northfield, N.H. That would be the simple solution, but the ubiquity...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
How would legendary athlete Jim Thorpe compare to today’s top performers? — James A. Clark, Ardmore, Okla. It’s an age-old debate: How would athletes from past eras compare to today’s outsized, highly trained, mega-talented superstars? Could...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
What does NASCAR do with the money from the fines they levy against the owners and drivers? — B. Linely, Morristown, Tenn. Thankfully, it goes to a good cause and not back into the sport’s already deep pockets. Beginning in 2008, NASCAR...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
There are few families whose names are more inextricably linked to the history, heritage and heartbreak of the Indianapolis 500 than the Andrettis. While the Unser Family has the record for most Indianapolis 500 victories with nine, the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The 29th NBA Draft Lottery ping-pong balls will be bouncing behind closed doors Tuesday with 1,000 permutations in play and the top three picks in this year’s NBA Draft (Thursday, June 27) at stake. Ever since the New York Knicks won the lottery...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
As the final seconds ticked away at Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium last fall, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd was in no mood to celebrate his Florida Gators’ upset of their bitter rival.   Not yet, at least. Floyd was too tired...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Size, speed, stats and awards don’t matter if a prospect is Physically Unable to Perform. Here are biggest health concerns in the 2013 NFL Draft. Matt Barkley QB, USC (Shoulder) After suffering a sprained AC joint in his right (throwing)...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The NFL is interested in expanding its presence internationally, and the world is reciprocating by providing talent for league teams. Kansas City Pro Bowler Tamba Hali (Liberia), standout Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (Poland) and Giants...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
I’m wondering if there is a Major League Baseball player that played on a championship Little League World Series team and a championship College World Series team and a championship Major League Baseball team.  — Kevin Bray, St....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Which of my three favorite golfers — Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus or Tom Watson — has the most holes-in-one?  — Joe Triolo, Rockford, Ill.   It’s impossible to say just how many the three have combined to hit in leisurely rounds or...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Chadwick Boseman plays Jackie Robinson in the biopic “42,” which co-stars Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey. But they are far from the first actors to portray iconic figures from classic true stories on the silver screen. Here are a few of the all-...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
When Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford) defied baseball’s “color barrier” by signing an African-American player, he understood that he needed a man with the guts to stare down the challenges the decision created....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The 75th NCAA Tournament will be played in 2013. Athlon Sports celebrates the 75th edition of March Madness with 75 facts about the Tourney over the years: HISTORY The first NCAA Tournament in 19391 was overshadowed by the NIT at the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Why can’t the NCAA be more consistent? It seems like there is no rhyme or reason to the penalties handed out. — James B. Anderson, Apopka, Fla.   James, one of the biggest complaints about the NCAA is inconsistency in the enforcement...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
  With the NCAA’s recent admission about botching the investigation at Miami, is it possible that they will revisit the penalties handed down to Penn State and USC? — Nick Harrison, Pittsburgh, Pa.   Nick, that’s a good question, but it’s...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Millions of dollars are made and lost at the NFL Combine and 2013 won’t be any different. Player interviews, mental acumen, agility, strength and speed tests all help NFL scouts, executives and coaches attempt to quantify over 300 different...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
There has been very little that is "stock" on a NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car in well over 25 years. And its maturation from "race what you drove to the track" to modern-day engineering marvel is intriguing. To illustrate this, we creating this...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Chris Henry was a running back at the University of Arizona from 2003 to 2006. After redshirting, he rushed for 159 yards as a freshman, 119 yards as a sophomore and 581 yards as a junior. Henry had 859 career rushing yards over three seasons...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Want to learn more about getting heathly and staying active? Visit PHIT America, a year-round educational and advocacy campaign dedicated to creating A Movement for a Fit & Healthy America.
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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