We're keeping it aquatic for today's spotlight, which features New York Olympians in swimming and sailing. While one of these Olympians is a first-timer the other has already clinched a gold medal victory and made history in their event.
As the Sandusky controversy began to heat up last year, Joe Paterno, long-time coach of Penn State's football team and former god-like figure in college sports, testified in front of the court that he had no recollection or knowledge of the molestation charges set against his coaching sidekick, Jerr ... More >>
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Thursday, April 5
Better than: Recounting the Ten Plagues at a seder.
"Insides Out," Dr. John's three-week residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, presents fans seeking a single ticket with a dilemma. Last week's Louis ... More >>
Phenoms who come in under the sports radar are almost exclusively confined to baseball. There are so many examples of this that they almost defy counting -- a 19-year-old Dwight Gooden matures early, just a year out of high school and can suddenly throw a 97 mph fastball past experienced major leag ... More >>
"They found me guilty as an accomplice to murder and a co-conspirator for felony murder and robbery, which they had no proof of whatsoever." Max B is talking on the phone from Bergen County Prison in New Jersey, where he's serving out a 40-year sentence for these charges. The offenses relate to an ... More >>
5.9 million people filled out March Madness brackets on ESPN.com this year, and astoundingly only 2 of them picked the Final Four correctly. Of these two, one of their identities has yet to be revealed (probably because he's an octopus). WNYC reports that the other clairvoyant sports fan is J ... More >>
Well, President Obama has functionally invaded his first country as part of a joint military implementation with the UK and France of a no-fly zone over Libya. Did you expect rightbloggers, who had been bitching about his inaction on the matter, to applaud him for coming around?
You didn't? Oh, g ... More >>
What exactly will it take for this Jalen Rose-Grant Hill nuttiness to go away? In case you didn't get in at the beginning, on March 13, ESPN premiered "The Fab Five," a documentary about Michigan's 1991 quintet of freshmen still regarded as the greatest recruiting class ever: Rose, Chris Webb ... More >>
There probably hasn't been a Heisman candidate this decade with such strong credentials for the title of Outstanding College Football Player in The Nation as Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton. Newton's numbers are phenomenal: as a passer. 123 completions in 185 attempts for 1890 yards (a 10.3 ... More >>
Rest easy, fans of teams all over the NBA: Isiah Thomas won't be coming to coach your team. As Thomas told ESPN.com, "In terms of going back as a coach, I don't see myself doing that." But be afraid -- be very afraid: he wants to come back as a general manager.
Right now it appears that the good ol ... More >>