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This Day in Sports History: May 12

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 12 is a day in which an MLB pitcher set a record...

This Day in Sports History: May 6

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 17 hours ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 6 is a day in which baseball's all-time...

This Day in Sports History: May 3

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 3 is a day in which the greatest boxer of all...

This Day in Sports History: April 26

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 day ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, April 26 is a day on which arguably the greatest...

Jon Lester: Cancer survivor and World Series champ

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 5 months ago
Never quit. That’s a lesson Chicago Cubs pitcher and cancer survivor Jon Lester has learned, time and time again.   Lester, 32, was diagnosed with lymphoma a decade ago – so long ago it makes him feel old just to be reminded — and he has never quit fighting. Off the field, Lester started the NVRQT (or “never quit”) fundraising campaign to support pediatric...

Who Should Win the 2017 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the National League?

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 2 years 10 months ago
On Sunday, MLB announced the American League and National League rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game, the 88th edition of the Midsummer Classic. The game, set for Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, will be packed with the brightest stars in the game on one stage. In a sizable switch from previous years, this year’s game will not determine home-field advantage in the World...

Eat Like a Fan: Jeff Mauro's Pig Candy BLT at Wrigley Field

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 11 months ago
Chicago native Jeff Mauro knows a thing or two about baseball and what to eat at the ballpark. Mauro, 38, rose to culinary fame after winning Food Network Star, and now hosts two Food Network shows: Sandwich King and The Kitchen. His restaurant, Pork & Mindy’s, is located in Wrigley Field, home of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. We talked with the Emmy-nominated Mauro about two...

5 National League Storylines to Watch During Spring Training

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 years 2 months ago
Baseball is back. All 30 MLB teams are fully entrenched in spring training in Florida and Arizona, and members of every organization are representing their home countries in the World Baseball Classic all over the globe. With only a few weeks left until Opening Day, the 2017 season is beginning to take shape. As we count down the days, we take a look at five National League storylines to watch...

Chicago Cubs: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 2 months ago
There will be no more talk about curses or droughts. The Cubs are just another champion looking to defend their title now, but with their young core, they’re in a better position to do so than any team since the 2009 Phillies. The years of losing to which Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and the rest of the front office committed themselves when they arrived in late 2011 (which turned...
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