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Anthony Rizzo Avoids Tag With Impressive Move

When it seemed that Rizzo would easily be tagged out, he jumped from his slide to steal the base.

Stealing any base, especially third, is extremely difficult in the MLB because of the power and accuracy of catchers behind the plate. As Anthony Rizzo headed to third base on a steal attempt, Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki delivered a perfect throw to Daniel Murphy covering third base. In perfect position to tag Rizzo out, the Cubs star simply defied all odds, jumping out of his slide to avoid the tag.

 

NASCAR's Daytona Will Trade American Flag for Confederate Flag

In a move to rid the sport of the controversial flag, Daytona is making an attempt to replace them.

As the Confederate flag debate continues to heat up, NASCAR tracks have joined in to show their support to remove the controversial flag from their space. The series heads to Daytona this weekend, and the track has devised an exchange program. The system allows fans to trade in their Confederate Flag for an American Flag.

 

Cleveland Indians Ride Historic Starting Pitching Against Rays

Their three starting pitchers all carried perfect games into the sixth, with a no-hitter broken up on the last out.

Either the Cleveland Indians put on one of the best starting pitching displays or the Tampa Bay Rays gave one of the worst hitting attempts, or maybe some combination of both. After being swept by the Orioles, they have dominated against the Rays in historical, dominating fashion. So far in the series, the Indians outscored their opponents 21-4 behind an extremely dominating pitching rotation.

 

Most Patriotic Moments in American Sports History

Looking back at some patriotic moments in American history.
Most Patriotic Moments in American Sports History

Sports are just another strand in the American fabric that makes up the greatness of our beloved country. Sports are a form of patriotism in their own right — a form of civic pride. Sports allow us to come together as one community, one region, one nation to celebrate our way of life, our freedoms, and truly our great country on a large scale. Throughout our nation’s history sport has been part of our national conversation, often leading the cause for change, and helping us heal.

 

Here is a list of the most patriotic moments in American sports history.

Jose Fernandez Makes His Long Awaited Season Debut

The Marlins pitcher will make his first start of the year, as will the Giants' Matt Cain.

In arguably the most anticipated debut for an injured player, Marlins pitching hurler Jose Fernandez will make his first start since May 9, 2014. After dominating in his first season in 2013 and earning the NL Rookie of the Year award, a torn UCL cut his second season very short. Now he will get his chance to pitch again, after quickly returning from Tommy John Surgery just a little over a year ago.

 

14 Position Groups Under Pressure in the ACC for 2015

Which units are on the hot seat?
14 Position Groups Under Pressure in the ACC for 2015

The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team.

Devastating Own Goal Ends England's World Cup

With stoppage time close to ending, England suffered an unfortunate own goal.

With the United States ready to find out their World Cup finals opponent, they eagerly awaited the matchup between England and Japan. Tied 1-1 in stoppage time, it seemed the game was headed into overtime. That is, until England defender Laura Bassett accidentally netted the ball in her own net. Japan sprinted up-field with the ball and tried to pass it in, but Bassett attempted to boot it away over the net.

 

Top July 4th Moments in Sports

With Independence Day coming up, take a look at the memorable events from the sports world that occurred on July 4th.
Top July 4th Moments in Sports

July 4th of every year is a time to celebrate America, and what better way is there to enjoy the day than with sports? So let's take a look at some of the best sports-related moments that have occurred on this special day in American history (listed chronologically):

Georgia Pulls 3-Star TE Garrett Walston Away from North Carolina

Mark Richt landed commit No. 12.
Georgia Pulls 3-Star TE Garrett Walston Away from North Carolina

A publicly viewed tough decision for North Carolina tight end Garret Walston ended on Tuesday with a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia.

 

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