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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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago
The NFL Scouting Combine (Feb. 20-26) is just one step in the job interview process leading up to the NFL Draft (April 25-27). But the “Underwear Olympics” is a big deal. Millions of dollars are on the line during the 40-yard dash, bench press,...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
They say knowledge is power. And we believe that. That's why we're going to make you the most powerful person at this year's Super Bowl XLVII party. Here is everything you need to know about the Big Game (and probably some stuff you don't) to wow...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, the greatest hitter and pitcher of the “Steroid Era,” headlined a group of 37 players eligible for the Class of 2013 in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But for the first time since 1996, zero players were...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Hunting is a way of life for future baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. He’s as comfortable sitting with his bow 25 feet up an oak tree as he was standing in a batter’s box fighting off 95-mph fastballs with a piece of white ash wood.  ...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
They say knowledge is power. And we believe that. That's why we're going to make you the most powerful person at this year's Super Bowl XLVII party. Here is everything you need to know about the Big Game (and probably some stuff you don't) to wow...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
While the Super Bowl annually pits the champion of the AFC conference versus the winner of the NFC, that doesn’t necessarily mean the best two teams end up playing in the biggest game of the season. Here is Athlon Sports’ list of the worst teams...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
What major league pitcher hit the most home runs?  — Larry Luttrell, Lubbock, Texas   Wes Farrell, who played primarily for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox during his 15-year career, which began in 1927, hit 38 career home...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Even on Super Bowl Sunday, the SEC is king. The SEC is represented more than any other conference on the Super Bowl rosters with 17 players for the Ravens and 49ers playing their final collegiate season in the SEC. That does not include three...
David Fox
2 years ago
It wasn’t so long ago that the star of Super Bowl Sunday was a talking frog. Or a dancing monkey. Or Cindy Crawford enjoying a refreshing cola. For a stretch of time that lasted more than a decade, the only suspense after kickoff of the Super...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
At what age do NFL players start drawing their pensions? — Ed Johnson, Panama City Beach, Fla.   Players start collecting their pensions at age 55. To qualify, they must be credited for three full seasons (four for players before 1992)....
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
What is the record for most foul balls hit in a single at-bat?  — Bert Steinberg, Port Hueneme, Calif.   There are no records kept for foul balls during particular at-bats, but there is one unusual record in this category that is...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Who is considered the best athlete-turned-musician? I think it is one of these three: Wayman Tisdale (jazz), Shaquille O’Neal (rap) or Bernie Williams (soft jazz). What do you say? — Nelson Jimenez, Stamford, Conn.     I like your...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
With the holiday season upon us, we started thinking: If Santa can make a list, why can’t Athlon? So we asked dozens of athletes, agents, coaches, journalists and other experts to identify the nicest athletes in sports today. Here’s our roster...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Too often these days, fans and athletes alike focus on the negative side of sports, whether it's a fight that breaks out on the field or trash talk off the field. Still, there are many instances of athletes taking the high road and doing the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Why isn’t the World Series trophy named after a person, like the Stanley Cup (NHL), Lombardi Trophy (NFL) and Larry O’Brien Trophy (NBA)? I think it should be named the Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson Memorial Cup.  — John Daneluk,...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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